Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Kellerman (Anthony Zerbe), chief of security in an Iron Curtain country, suspects that defector Orin Selby (John Crawford) is actually a double agent for the Americans. Having captured the only person who knows Selby's true identity, Kellerman holds the man in a booby-trapped cell in a state of perpetual torture. To protect Selby's cover, the IMF must discredit Kellerman and rescue his prisoner. A young A young Martin Sheen appears as Kellerman's nerdish aide Brocke, whose naivete--and affection for a duplicitous young woman named Stephanie (Diana Ewing)--plays right into the IMF's hands. First telecast on February 23, 1969, "Live Bait" was scripted by James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin and Michael Adams, from a story by Adams.