Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Lesley Ann Warren makes her first appearance as IMF agent Dana Lambert in Mission: Impossible's fifth-season opener "The Killer." Guest star Robert Conrad plays the title character, a professional assassin named Eddie Lorka. With only a few hours at their disposal, the IMF team must determine the identity of Lorka's newest target--not to mention the name of the underworld czar who hired Lorka in the first place. Based on an idea by Bruce Lansbury, "The Killer" was written by Paul Krasny. Originally telecast September 19, 1970, the episode was later remade as the pilot for the 1988 Mission: Impossible revival.