List of Mission: Impossible episodes

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The television series Mission: Impossible was created by Bruce Geller; the original series premiered on the CBS network in September 1966 and consisted of 171 one-hour episodes running over seven seasons before ending in March 1973.[1] A sequel ran from 1988 to 1990; this article lists both broadcast order and production order, which often differed considerably.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
128September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)April 22, 1967 (1967-04-22)
225September 10, 1967 (1967-09-10)March 17, 1968 (1968-03-17)
325September 29, 1968 (1968-09-29)April 20, 1969 (1969-04-20)
426September 28, 1969 (1969-09-28)March 29, 1970 (1970-03-29)
523September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)March 17, 1971 (1971-03-17)
622September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)February 26, 1972 (1972-02-26)
722September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16)March 30, 1973 (1973-03-30)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1966–67)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
11"Pilot"Bernard L. KowalskiBruce GellerSeptember 17, 1966 (1966-09-17)1
22"Memory"Charles R. RondeauRobert LewinSeptember 24, 1966 (1966-09-24)3
33"Operation Rogosh"Leonard J. HornJerome RossOctober 1, 1966 (1966-10-01)4
44"Old Man Out: Part 1"Charles R. RondeauEllis MarcusOctober 8, 1966 (1966-10-08)2A
55"Old Man Out: Part 2"Charles R. RondeauEllis MarcusOctober 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)2B
66"Odds on Evil"Charles R. RondeauWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 22, 1966 (1966-10-22)5
77"Wheels"Tom GriesLaurence HeathOctober 29, 1966 (1966-10-29)8
88"The Ransom"Harry HarrisWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 5, 1966 (1966-11-05)9
99"A Spool There Was"Bernard L. KowalskiEllis MarcusNovember 12, 1966 (1966-11-12)6
1010"The Carriers"Sherman MarksWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 19, 1966 (1966-11-19)13
1111"Zubrovnik's Ghost"Leonard J. HornRobert LewinNovember 26, 1966 (1966-11-26)11
1212"Fakeout"Bernard L. KowalskiLeigh ChapmanDecember 3, 1966 (1966-12-03)7
1313"Elena"Marc DanielsEllis MarcusDecember 10, 1966 (1966-12-10)10
1414"The Short Tail Spy"Leonard J. HornJulian BarryDecember 17, 1966 (1966-12-17)14
1515"The Legacy"Michael O'HerlihyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterJanuary 7, 1967 (1967-01-07)15
1616"The Reluctant Dragon"Leonard J. HornChester KrumholzJanuary 14, 1967 (1967-01-14)16
1717"The Frame"Allen MinerWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterJanuary 21, 1967 (1967-01-21)17
1818"The Trial"Lewis AllanLaurence HeathJanuary 28, 1967 (1967-01-28)12
1919"The Diamond"Robert DouglasWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 4, 1967 (1967-02-04)18
2020"The Legend"Richard BenedictMann RubinFebruary 11, 1967 (1967-02-11)19
2121"Snowball in Hell"Lee H. KatzinJudith & Robert Guy BarrowsFebruary 18, 1967 (1967-02-18)21
2222"The Confession"Herschel DaughertyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 25, 1967 (1967-02-25)20
2323"Action!"Leonard J. HornRobert LewinMarch 4, 1967 (1967-03-04)22
2424"The Train"Ralph SenenskyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterMarch 18, 1967 (1967-03-18)23
2525"Shock"Lee H. KatzinLaurence HeathMarch 25, 1967 (1967-03-25)24
2626"A Cube of Sugar"Joseph PevneyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterApril 1, 1967 (1967-04-01)25
2727"The Traitor"Lee H. KatzinEdward J. LaksoApril 15, 1967 (1967-04-15)26
2828"The Psychic"Charles R. RondeauWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterApril 22, 1967 (1967-04-22)27

Season 2 (1967–68)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
291"The Widow"Lee H. KatzinBarney SlaterSeptember 10, 1967 (1967-09-10)33
302"Trek"Leonard J. HornLaurence HeathSeptember 17, 1967 (1967-09-17)29
313"The Survivors"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterSeptember 24, 1967 (1967-09-24)28
324"The Bank"Alf KjellinBrad RadnitzOctober 1, 1967 (1967-10-01)30
335"The Slave: Part 1"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 8, 1967 (1967-10-08)32A
346"The Slave: Part 2"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 15, 1967 (1967-10-15)32B
357"Operation Heart"Leonard J. HornJohn O'Dea & Arthur RoweOctober 22, 1967 (1967-10-22)31
368"The Money Machine"Paul StanleyRichard M. SakalOctober 29, 1967 (1967-10-29)34
379"The Seal"Alexander SingerWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 5, 1967 (1967-11-05)35
3810"Charity"Marc DanielsBarney SlaterNovember 12, 1967 (1967-11-12)36
3911"The Council: Part 1"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 19, 1967 (1967-11-19)37A
4012"The Council: Part 2"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 26, 1967 (1967-11-26)37B
4113"The Astrologer"Lee H. KatzinJames F. GriffithDecember 3, 1967 (1967-12-03)39
4214"Echo of Yesterday"Leonard J. HornMann RubinDecember 10, 1967 (1967-12-10)38
4315"The Photographer"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterDecember 17, 1967 (1967-12-17)40
4416"The Spy"Paul StanleyBarney SlaterJanuary 7, 1968 (1968-01-07)41
4517"A Game of Chess"Alf KjellinRichard M. SakalJanuary 14, 1968 (1968-01-14)42
4618"The Emerald"Michael O'HerlihyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterJanuary 21, 1968 (1968-01-21)43
4719"The Condemned"Alf KjellinLaurence HeathJanuary 28, 1968 (1968-01-28)44
4820"The Counterfeiter"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 4, 1968 (1968-02-04)45
4921"The Town"Michael O'HerlihySy SalkowitzFebruary 18, 1968 (1968-02-18)46
5022"The Killing"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 28, 1968 (1968-02-28)47
5123"The Phoenix"Robert TottenTeleplay: John D.F. Black
Story: Edward DeBlasio and John D.F. Black
March 3, 1968 (1968-03-03)48
5224"Trial by Fury"Leonard J. HornSy SalkowitzMarch 10, 1968 (1968-03-10)49
5325"Recovery"Robert TottenWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterMarch 17, 1968 (1968-03-17)50

Season 3 (1968–69)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
541"The Heir Apparent"Alexander SingerRobert E. ThompsonSeptember 29, 1968 (1968-09-29)52
552"The Contender: Part 1"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 6, 1968 (1968-10-06)54
563"The Contender: Part 2"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 13, 1968 (1968-10-13)55
574"The Mercenaries"Paul KrasnyLaurence HeathOctober 27, 1968 (1968-10-27)51
585"The Execution"Alexander SingerWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 10, 1968 (1968-11-10)56
596"The Cardinal"Sutton RoleyJohn T. DuganNovember 17, 1968 (1968-11-17)58
607"The Elixir"John FloreaMax HodgeNovember 24, 1968 (1968-11-24)59
618"The Diplomat"Don RichardsonJerry LudwigDecember 1, 1968 (1968-12-01)53
629"The Play"Lee H. KatzinLou ShawDecember 8, 1968 (1968-12-08)57
6310"The Bargain"Richard BenedictRobert E. ThompsonDecember 15, 1968 (1968-12-15)61
6411"The Freeze"Alexander SingerPaul PlaydonDecember 23, 1968 (1968-12-23)63
6512"The Exchange"Alexander SingerLaurence HeathJanuary 4, 1969 (1969-01-04)60
6613"The Mind of Stefan Miklos"Robert ButlerPaul PlaydonJanuary 12, 1969 (1969-01-12)62
6714"The Test Case"Sutton RoleyLaurence HeathJanuary 19, 1969 (1969-01-19)64
6815"The System"Robert GistRobert HamnerJanuary 26, 1969 (1969-01-26)65
6916"The Glass Cage"John MoxeyTeleplay by: Paul Playdon
Story: Alf Harris
February 2, 1969 (1969-02-02)66
7017"Doomsday"John MoxeyLaurence HeathFebruary 16, 1969 (1969-02-16)68
7118"Live Bait"Stuart HagmannTeleplay by: James D. Buchanan & Ronald Austin & Michael Adams
Story by: Michael Adams
February 23, 1969 (1969-02-23)67
7219"The Bunker: Part 1"John MoxeyPaul PlaydonMarch 2, 1969 (1969-03-02)69
7320"The Bunker: Part 2"John MoxeyPaul PlaydonMarch 9, 1969 (1969-03-09)70
7421"Nitro"Bruce KesslerLaurence HeathMarch 23, 1969 (1969-03-23)71
7522"Nicole"Stuart HagmannPaul PlaydonMarch 30, 1969 (1969-03-30)73
7623"The Vault"Richard BenedictTeleplay by: Judy Burns
Story by: Judy Burns & John Kingsbridge
April 6, 1969 (1969-04-06)72
7724"Illusion"Gerald MayerLaurence HeathApril 13, 1969 (1969-04-13)74
7825"The Interrogator"Reza S. BadiyiPaul PlaydonApril 20, 1969 (1969-04-20)75

Season 4 (1969–70)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
791"The Code"Stuart HagmannKen PettusSeptember 28, 1969 (1969-09-28)78
802"The Numbers Game"Reza S. BadiyiLeigh VanceOctober 5, 1969 (1969-10-05)80
813"The Controller: Part 1"Paul KrasnyLaurence HeathOctober 12, 1969 (1969-10-12)76
824"The Controller: Part 2"Paul KrasnyLaurence HeathOctober 19, 1969 (1969-10-19)77
835"Fool's Gold"Murray GoldenKen PettusOctober 26, 1969 (1969-10-26)83
846"Commandante"Barry CraneLaurence HeathNovember 2, 1969 (1969-11-02)81
857"Submarine"Paul KrasnyDonald JamesNovember 16, 1969 (1969-11-16)85
868"Mastermind"Georg FenadyTeleplay: Jerry Ludwig
Story: Jerry Ludwig and Richard Neil Morgan
November 23, 1969 (1969-11-23)79
879"Robot"Reza S. BadiyiHoward BerkNovember 30, 1969 (1969-11-30)82
8810"The Double Circle"Barry CraneJerry LudwigDecember 7, 1969 (1969-12-07)84
8911"The Brothers"Murray GoldenTeleplay: Leigh Vance
Story: Robert C. Dennis
December 14, 1969 (1969-12-14)86
9012"Time Bomb"Murray GoldenPaul PlaydonDecember 21, 1969 (1969-12-21)90
9113"The Amnesiac"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Robert Malcolm Young and Ken Pettus
Story: Robert Malcolm Young
December 28, 1969 (1969-12-28)91
9214"The Falcon: Part 1"Reza S. BadiyiPaul PlaydonJanuary 4, 1970 (1970-01-04)87
9315"The Falcon: Part 2"Reza S. BadiyiPaul PlaydonJanuary 11, 1970 (1970-01-11)88
9416"The Falcon: Part 3"Reza S. BadiyiPaul PlaydonJanuary 18, 1970 (1970-01-18)89
9517"Chico"Herb WallersteinKen PettusJanuary 25, 1970 (1970-01-25)92
9618"Gitano"Barry CraneLaurence HeathFebruary 1, 1970 (1970-02-01)94
9719"Phantoms"Marvin ChomskyLaurence HeathFebruary 8, 1970 (1970-02-08)95
9820"Terror"Marvin ChomskyLaurence HeathFebruary 15, 1970 (1970-02-15)93
9921"Lover's Knot"Reza S. BadiyiLaurence HeathFebruary 22, 1970 (1970-02-22)96
10022"Orpheus"Gerald MayerPaul PlaydonMarch 1, 1970 (1970-03-01)97
10123"The Crane"Paul KrasnyKen PettusMarch 8, 1970 (1970-03-08)99
10224"Death Squad"Barry CraneLaurence HeathMarch 15, 1970 (1970-03-15)100
10325"The Choice"Allan Greedy (and Barry Crane)Teleplay: Ken Pettus
Story: Henry Sharp
March 22, 1970 (1970-03-22)98
10426"The Martyr"Virgil W. VogelKen PettusMarch 29, 1970 (1970-03-29)101

Season 5 (1970–71)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
1051"The Killer"Paul KrasnyArthur WeissSeptember 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)105
1062"Flip Side"John Llewellyn MoxeyJackson GillisSeptember 26, 1970 (1970-09-26)106
1073"The Innocent"John Llewellyn MoxeyTeleplay: Marc Norman and Laurence Heath
Story: Marc Norman
October 3, 1970 (1970-10-03)108
1084"Homecoming"Reza S. BadiyiLaurence HeathOctober 10, 1970 (1970-10-10)103
1095"Flight"Barry CraneTeleplay: Harold Livingston
Story: Leigh Vance
October 17, 1970 (1970-10-17)110
1106"My Friend, My Enemy"Gerald MayerTeleplay: Gene R. Kearney
Story: William Wood and Gene R. Kearney
October 25, 1970 (1970-10-25)107
1117"Butterfly"Gerald MayerTeleplay: Eric Bercovici and Jerry Ludwig
Story: Sheldon Stark
October 31, 1970 (1970-10-31)102
1128"Decoy"Seymour RobbieJohn D.F. BlackNovember 7, 1970 (1970-11-07)109
1139"The Amateur"Paul KrasnyEd AdamsonNovember 14, 1970 (1970-11-14)112
11410"Hunted"Terry BeckerHelen Hoblock ThompsonNovember 21, 1970 (1970-11-21)111
11511"The Rebel"Barry CraneTeleplay: Ken Pettus
Story: Norman Katkov and Ken Pettus
November 28, 1970 (1970-11-28)104
11612"Squeeze Play"Virgil W. VogelTeleplay: David Moessinger
Story: Walter Brough and David Moessinger
December 12, 1970 (1970-12-12)114
11713"The Hostage"Barry CraneHarold LivingstonDecember 19, 1970 (1970-12-19)117
11814"Takeover"Virgil W. VogelTeleplay: Arthur Weiss
Story: Jerry Thomas and Arthur Weiss
January 2, 1971 (1971-01-02)118
11915"Cat's Paw"Virgil W. VogelHoward BrowneJanuary 9, 1971 (1971-01-09)116
12016"The Missile"Charles R. RondeauArthur WeissJanuary 16, 1971 (1971-01-16)119
12117"The Field"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Wesley Lau
Story: Judy Burns and Wesley Lau
January 23, 1971 (1971-01-23)121
12218"Blast"Sutton RoleyJames L. Henderson & Samuel RoecaJanuary 30, 1971 (1971-01-30)122
12319"The Catafalque"Barry CranePaul PlaydonFebruary 6, 1971 (1971-02-06)113
12420"Kitara"Murray GoldenMann RubinFebruary 20, 1971 (1971-02-20)120
12521"A Ghost Story"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Ed Adamson and Ken Pettus
Story: John D.F. Black and Ed Adamson
February 27, 1971 (1971-02-27)123
12622"The Party"Murray GoldenHarold LivingstonMarch 6, 1971 (1971-03-06)124
12723"The Merchant"Leon BensonHarold LivingstonMarch 17, 1971 (1971-03-17)115

Season 6 (1971–72)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
1281"Blind"Reza S. BadiyiArthur WeissSeptember 18, 1971 (1971-09-18)126
1292"Encore"Paul KrasnyHarold LivingstonSeptember 25, 1971 (1971-09-25)125
1303"The Tram"Paul KrasnyTeleplay: James L. Henderson & Samuel Roeca
Story: Paul Playdon
October 2, 1971 (1971-10-02)131
1314"Mindbend"Marvin ChomskyJames D. Buchanan & Ronald AustinOctober 9, 1971 (1971-10-09)130
1325"Shape-Up"Paul KrasnyEd Adamson and Norman KatkovOctober 16, 1971 (1971-10-16)133
1336"The Miracle"Leonard J. HornDan UllmanOctober 23, 1971 (1971-10-23)129
1347"Encounter"Barry CraneHoward BerkOctober 30, 1971 (1971-10-30)132
1358"Underwater"Sutton RoleyArthur WeissNovember 6, 1971 (1971-11-06)134
1369"Invasion"Leslie H. MartinsonJames L. Henderson & Samuel RoecaNovember 13, 1971 (1971-11-13)137
13710"Blues"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Howard Berk
Story: Howard Berk and Orville H. Hampton
November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)139
13811"The Visitors"Reza S. BadiyiHarold LivingstonNovember 27, 1971 (1971-11-27)135
13912"Nerves"Barry CraneTeleplay: Henry Sharp and Garrie Bateson
Story: Henry Sharp
December 4, 1971 (1971-12-04)140
14013"Run for the Money"Marvin ChomskyEdward J. LaksoDecember 11, 1971 (1971-12-11)128
14114"The Connection"Barry CraneTeleplay: Edward J. Lakso and Ken Pettus
Story: Edward J. Lakso
December 18, 1971 (1971-12-18)136
14215"The Bride"John Llewellyn MoxeyJackson GillisJanuary 1, 1972 (1972-01-01)127
14316"Stone Pillow"Leslie H. MartinsonHoward BrowneJanuary 8, 1972 (1972-01-08)142
14417"Image"Don McDougallSamuel Roeca & James L. HendersonJanuary 15, 1972 (1972-01-15)138
14518"Committed"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Arthur Weiss
Story: Laurence Heath
January 22, 1972 (1972-01-22)141
14619"Bag Woman"Paul KrasnyEd Adamson and Norman KatkovJanuary 29, 1972 (1972-01-29)144
14720"Double Dead"Barry CraneTeleplay: Jackson Gillis and Laurence Heath
Story: Jackson Gillis
February 12, 1972 (1972-02-12)143
14821"Casino"Reza S. BadiyiWalter Brough and Howard BerkFebruary 19, 1972 (1972-02-19)145
14922"Trapped"Leslie H. MartinsonTeleplay: Samuel Roeca & James L. Henderson
Story: Rick Husky
February 26, 1972 (1972-02-26)146

Season 7 (1972–73)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [2]
1501"Break!"Paul KrasnySamuel Roeca & James L. HendersonSeptember 16, 1972 (1972-09-16)151
1512"Two Thousand"Leslie H. MartinsonHarold LivingstonSeptember 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)148
1523"The Deal"Leslie H. MartinsonTeleplay: George F. Slavin and Stephen Kandel
Story: George F. Slavin
September 30, 1972 (1972-09-30)152
1534"Leona"Leslie H. MartinsonHoward BrowneOctober 7, 1972 (1972-10-07)150
1545"TOD-5"Lewis AllenJames D. Buchanan & Ronald AustinOctober 14, 1972 (1972-10-14)155
1556"Cocaine"Reza S. BadiyiTeleplay: Harold Livingston
Story: Norman Katkov and Harold Livingston
October 21, 1972 (1972-10-21)156
1567"Underground"David Lowell RichLeigh VanceOctober 28, 1972 (1972-10-28)149
1578"Movie"Terry BeckerTeleplay: Anthony Bowers, Arthur Weiss and Stephen Kandel
Story: Anthony Bowers
November 4, 1972 (1972-11-04)159
1589"Hit"Reza S. BadiyiDouglas WeirNovember 11, 1972 (1972-11-11)158
15910"Ultimatum"Barry CraneTeleplay: Harold Livingston
Story: Shirl Hendryx and Harold Livingston
November 18, 1972 (1972-11-18)160
16011"Kidnap"Peter GravesSamuel Roeca & James L. HendersonDecember 2, 1972 (1972-12-02)161
16112"Crack-Up"Sutton RoleyTeleplay: Arthur Weiss
Story: Robert & Phyllis White and Arthur Weiss
December 9, 1972 (1972-12-09)154
16213"The Puppet"Lewis AllenLeigh VanceDecember 22, 1972 (1972-12-22)162
16314"Incarnate"Barry CraneTeleplay: Buck Houghton and Stephen Kandel
Story: Buck Houghton
January 5, 1973 (1973-01-05)165
16415"Boomerang"Leslie H. MartinsonHoward BrowneJanuary 12, 1973 (1973-01-12)164
16516"The Question"Leslie H. MartinsonStephen KandelJanuary 19, 1973 (1973-01-19)157
16617"The Fountain"Barry CraneStephen KandelJanuary 26, 1973 (1973-01-26)163
16718"The Fighter"Paul KrasnyTeleplay: Stephen Kandel and Nicholas E. Baehr
Story: Orville H. Hampton
February 9, 1973 (1973-02-09)167
16819"Speed"Virgil W. VogelLou ShawFebruary 16, 1973 (1973-02-16)147
16920"The Pendulum"Lewis AllenCalvin Clements Jr.February 23, 1973 (1973-02-23)168
17021"The Western"Leslie H. MartinsonArnold & Lois PeyserMarch 2, 1973 (1973-03-02)166
17122"Imitation"Paul KrasnyEdward J. LaksoMarch 30, 1973 (1973-03-30)153

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick J. White's book, "The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier", gives an episode count of 168, but lists the two halves of the two-part episodes "Old Man Out", "The Slave", and "The Council" as having one production number; each count as two one-hour episodes.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g White, Patrick J. (1991). The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier. New York: Avon Books. ISBN 0-380-75877-6.

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