Overview[edit | edit source]
The third season lasted from September 29, 1968 to April 20, 1969, and consisted of 25 episodes, four of which were part of two 2-part episodes ("The Contender" and "The Bunker").
Episode List: 1968-1969[edit | edit source]
|150px||The Heir Apparent||Writer: Robert E. Thompson||Director: Alexander Singer||9/29/68||#54 301|
|A blind princess who disappeared as a child returns years later. But a military general planning a coup doesn't realize that it's really Cinnamon Carter in disguise.
|150px||The Contender - PART 1||Writer: William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter||Director: Paul Stanley||10/06/68||#55 302|
|Barney Collier must pass as a former boxer returning to the ring. The team's mission is to stop a mobster who controls the gambling on all professional boxing.
|150px||The Contender - PART 2||Writer: William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter||Director: Paul Stanley||10/13/68||#56 303|
|As Jim Phelps and the others work on discrediting the mobster in the eyes of his syndicate partner, Barney Collier is ordered to take a fall during his first big fight.
|150px||The Mercenaries||Writer:||Director:||10/27/68||#57 304|
|As Jim Phelps and Cinnamon Carter distract a greedy soldier-of-fortune, Barney Collier and Willy Armitage concoct an ingenious method for stealing his gold.
|150px||The Execution||Writer:||Director:||11/10/68||#58 305|
|An exact replica of a gas chamber is built in order to make an assassin think he is going to be executed ... unless he starts naming names.
|150px||The Cardinal||Writer:||Director:||11/17/68||#59 306|
|A power-hungry general replaces a beloved cardinal with a look-alike. But Jim Phelps and his crew cleverly devise a plan to switch them again.
|150px||The Elixir||Writer:||Director:||11/24/68||#60 307|
|A vain female ruler with a fanatical following in her country is fooled into thinking she can look ten years younger with an experimental operation.
|150px||The Diplomat||Writer:||Director:||12/01/68||#61 308|
|The IMF recruits the wife of a presidential aide in order to make an enemy agent believe he can give her a fatal overdose and steal information from her husband.
|150px||The Play||Writer:||Director:||12/08/68||#62 309|
|An anti-American play gets staged behind the Iron Curtain, but is then doctored by the IMF team to make a top official appear disloyal.
|150px||The Bargain||Writer:||Director:||12/15/68||#63 310|
|A dictator using a mobster's money to fund his return to power is made to believe that he can predict the future ... and foresee a double-cross.
|150px||The Freeze||Writer:||Director:||12/23/68||#64 311|
|A prisoner who has hidden stolen money is tricked into thinking he has a fatal disease, and can only be cured in the future if he is cryogenically frozen.
|150px||The Exchange||Writer:||Director:||1/04/69||#65 312|
|During a mission behind the Iron Curtain, Cinnamon Carter is captured and tortured. And the only way to get her out is to exchange her for a political prisoner.
|150px||The Mind of Stefan Miklos||Writer:||Director:||1/12/69||#66 313|
|Jim Phelps' toughest assignment yet is to try to outwit a brilliant enemy intelligence officer who has come to America to verify a double agent's information.
|150px||The Test Case||Writer:||Director:||1/19/69||#67 314|
|Rollin Hand's the guinea pig for an experiment being performed by a scientist protecting a deadly virus. But is Jim Phelps's plan fails, Rollin could die an excruciating death.
|150px||The System||Writer:||Director:||1/26/69||#68 315|
|In order to goad him into testifying against his long-time syndicate boss, a casino manager must think that he is being phased out ... for good!
|150px||The Glass Cage||Writer:||Director:||2/02/69||#69 316|
|Since it's virtually impossible to free a resistance leader being held in a glass cell, the enemy has to be convinced that he's an impostor.
|As Barney Collier works on stealing the plutonium used to make a hydrogen bomb, Jim Phelps and Rollin Hand work on stalling the auction that could sell it to the highest bidder.
|150px||Live Bait||Writer:||Director:||2/23/69||#71 318|
|In order to protect a double agent, the IMF must place suspicion upon the one man who suspects him, and free the only man who might expose him.
|150px||The Bunker - PART 1||Writer:||Director:||3/02/69||#72 319|
|Jim Phelps and his team need to rescue a nuclear scientist and his wife being held in an underground laboratory. But an enemy assassin may get to them first.
|150px||The Bunker - PART 2||Writer:||Director:||3/09/69||#73 320|
|Willy Armitage's rescue of the scientist's wife goes as planned, but then the assassin changes his appearance again ... to look like master-of-disguise Rollin Hand.
|A truck carrying explosive nitroglycerin is deliberately put in the hands of a plotting general, with the hope that he will use it and be accused of treason.
|When Jim Phelps is sent on a routine mission to retrieve a list of double agents, he is captured by the enemy and falls for a beautiful agent with an agenda of her own.
|150px||The Vault||Writer:||Director:||4/06/69||#76 323|
|The finance minister of a Latin American country believes he can get away with stealing millions from the treasury vault and frame his president for the theft.
|Cinnamon Carter impersonates a German cabaret singer who resembles a woman killed by a top candidate for the secret police. But will he kill again?
|150px||The Interrogator||Writer:||Director:||4/20/69||#78 325|
|A prisoner who refuses to give up top-secret information regarding an attack on the United States is tricked into thinking he is now his own torturer.
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