Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This departure from the usual Mission:Impossible formula is a neat twist on the series' first-season episode "The Ransom." It all begins when IMF agent Jim Phelps is kidnapped by Syndicate boss Andrew Metzger (John Ireland). If his fellow agents ever want to see Phelps again, they must break into a Federal safety deposit box and steal an incriminating letter that would otherwise send Metzger to the Big House. Series regular Peter Graves (Phelps) also directed this episode. First telecast on December 2, 1972, "Kidnap" was written by Sam Roeca and James L. Henderson.