Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Written by Billy Marshall-Stoneking, "The Pawn" takes place at a Czechoslovakian test tournament. The IMF is assigned to expedite the defection of Soviet scientist and chess champion Dr. Gregor Antonov (Bryan Marshall) --- and also to rescue Antonov's daughter, who is being held by the police as "security". The success of the mission hinges upon an elaborate magic show, staged by professional prestidigitator Zorbuskaya (Rowena Wallace). Originally scheduled for January 8, 1989, "The Pawn" made its TV debut one week later, on January 15.