Mission: Impossible : Nerves (1971)

Genres - Spy Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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The "maguffin" in this Mission:Impossible episode is a stolen cannister of TX-222, a deadly nerve gas. The cannister has been hijacked by Wendell Hoyes (Christopher George), who threatens to release the gas on the populace unless his brother is released from prison. To prevent this, IMF agent Casey goes undercover as a female convict. This episode is noteworthy for the joint appearance of Lynda Day George (Casey) and her real-life husband Christopher George, and for the guest appearance of Decathalon champion Rafer Johnson as one of the bad guys. First broadcast on December 4, 1971, "Nerves" was scripted by Henry Sharp and Carrie Bateson, from a story by Sharp.