Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Preempted by the World Series on October 19, 1989, Mission: Impossible returned on October 26 with the nail-biting episode "Countdown." The IMF heads to Central Asia to disarm a nuclear device that is timed to explode in less than 48 hours. The problem lies in locating the bomb, which has been planted in an unknown location by Su Lin (Julie Ow), a religious fanatic bent on restoring exiled ruler General Vang Kai (Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa) to power. "Countdown" was written by Chip Hayes.