Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When a SAC bomber crashes in a Communist country, the palne's fail-safe mechanism falls into the hands of American defector Paul Shipherd (Bradford Dillman). The IMF agents must retrieve the mechanism before Shipherd inadvertently triggers its self-destruct device. Posing as the husband-and-wife manufacturers of the device, Rollin and Cinnamon arrange to be arrested, the better to gain access to Shipherd's heavily guarded laboratory. Written by William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter, "Recovery" was originally seen on March 17, 1968, as the final episode in Mission: Impossible's second season.