Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===Betrayal=== Just a few months into his IMF career, Ethan's team assembles for a mission in Prague, Czech Republic, that would change Ethan's life dramatically. The directive of the mission is to prevent a U.S. diplomat named [[Alexander Golitsyn]] from selling the Non-Official Cover (NOC) list - a comprehensive list of all covert agents in Eastern Europe. The mission is inextricably wrong, resulting in the deaths of the team, leaving Ethan the sole survivor. Fleeing the scene, Ethan meets with [[Eugene Kittridge]], the CIA-based director of the IMF, at a restaurant. The spy, very much in shock, is disturbed to learn from Kittridge that a mole, code-named Job, had infiltrated IMF, and that the Prague operation was meant to ferret Job out by allowing the mole to acquire the NOC list and attempt to sell it to "[[Max]]", an illegal arms dealer known for corrupting IMF agents. The NOC list in Prague was fake, the real list being held in CIA headquarters in Virginia. With Ethan the sole survivor, Kittridge believes he is the mole but he realizes this, and mounts a daring escape from the cafe, fleeing into Prague. Ethan returns to the IMF safe house, where he discovers fellow IMF agent [[Claire Phelps]], Phelps's wife, actually survived the mission. Ethan begins a correspondence with "Max" (a woman), explaining that the NOC list was a fake and offering to deliver the real NOC list in exchange for the identity of the mole. Max agrees to the deal and offers Ethan a cash advance, which the secret agent uses to assemble a team of disavowed former IMF agents, including computer specialist [[Luther Stickell]] and pilot [[Franz Krieger]]. The new team infiltrates the heavily fortified headquarters of the CIA in Langley and successfully stoles a copy of the full NOC list before escaping to a safe house in London. Once there, Ethan discovers that his uncle and mother are been falsely arrested for drug trafficking in an attempt to lure him out. An infuriated Hunt contacts Kittridge, who offered to drop the false charges the moment he surrendered to authorities. Ethan hangs up, after allowing Kittridge to trace him to the London area, turns around and walks right into Jim Phelps. Phelps, presumed dead in the Prague operation, reveals that Kittridge is the mole and is tying up loose ends by trying to apprehend Ethan. Ethan reflects on this, while in reality piecing together the clues he discovers leading up to his operation and realizes that Phelps is the mole, Job. Ethan pretends to accept the story while being uncertain about Claire's place in the conspiracy. The next day, Max and Ethan arranges to meet aboard the TGV en route to Paris, with Claire and Luther aboard to provide backup. Kittridge is also aboard, having recently arrived in London and receives tickets for the TGV and a video watch from Ethan. In the train, Ethan delivers the supposed NOC list to Max, who directs him to the luggage compartment to find his money, and Job. Max then attempts to transmit the NOC list to a server, an operation hindered by Luther, who activates a jamming device to prevent the upload. Claire, observing Kittridge's presence aboard the train, vacates her seat and met with Phelps in the luggage car, confirming her part in the conspiracy. A silent "Phelps" slowly peels away his mask, revealing himself as Ethan. Suddenly, the real Phelps appears, armed and demanding the NOC list and the money. Ethan surrenders it before pulling out a pair of glasses. He slips them over his eyes, activating the camera inside and transmitting Phelps's image to Kittridge, proving beyond a doubt that Phelps is still alive. Phelps, now revealed as the traitor, shoots Claire in anger when she speaks against killing Ethan. He then beats Ethan down before escaping to the roof of the train, where Krieger, also a traitor, waits to extract him with his helicopter. Ethan recovers and follows Phelps, impedes his efforts to escape and tethers Krieger's helicopter to the train as it heads into the Channel Tunnel. The fight continues, with the helicopter now following the train inside the tunnel. The two fight continuously atop the wind-swept train before Phelps disconnects the helicopter from the train and attempts to escape. Ethan follows, leaps onto the helicopter's landing skids and attaches an explosive gum to the windshield. The ensuing explosion kills Phelps and Krieger, with Ethan narrowly escaping. Kittridge, now in possession of the NOC list and Max's true identity, drops his investigation against Ethan and reinstates Luther as an IMF agent. A little while later, as Ethan is on a plane flying home, a flight attendant approaches him and through a coded phrase asked if he's ready for another mission; because of his actions during the crisis, Ethan was promoted to the position of team leader. After being given the new cover legend of a traffic engineer who studies traffic patterns for the Virginia Department of Transportation, he officially becomes a "senior field operations agent." Since then, Ethan Hunt becomes the Impossible Mission Force's premier field agent. 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