Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The IMF's mission is to smash the unholy alliance between East European officials Skarbeck (Fritz Weaver) and Lom (Kevin Hagen) and enable a pro-US candidate to win an important government post. The plan requires Cinammon to pose as a recently deceased cabaret entertainer, with Rollin impersonating her Joel Grey-like partner. The episode's highlights include her impression of Marlene Dietrich, and her rendition of three songs: "Buy My Glass of Wine", "10 Tiny Toes" and "The Lady 'Bove the Bar". The lyrics were written by series producer Bruce Geller, while two of the songs were composed by Mission: Impossible musical director Lalo Shifrin. Scripted by Laurence Heath, "Illusion" first aired on April 13, 1969.