S02E01 & S02E02. The Golden Serpent, Parts One and Two
Original Broadcast Dates: 21 & 28 September 1989
The disc scene takes place on Fort Denison, a former defensive facility occupying a small island about one kilometre east of the Opera House in Sydney Harbour. Phelps approaches a woman park ranger (Sharon Tyrell) who works there as one of the cannons is fired.
Phelps: I understand this fort was built to repel the Russians in the Crimean War.
Ranger: That's right, but the Russians didn't come.
Phelps: So these guns were never fired in anger?
Ranger: They're like new. Take a look at that one over there.
Phelps walks over to the other cannon. The player is tucked away underneath it. He places the player on the nearby seawall. The password is 681.
Good morning, Jim. What you're looking at is a signet ring with the embossed design of a cobra. It is the symbol and passkey of an organization known as Golden Serpent. A notorious Southeast Asian Triad, the Golden Serpent has expanded its worldwide drug-smuggling operations and uses the revenue from drugs to gain control over Third World nations. We've already lost the leader of another IM team to the Golden Serpent. But one of that team has managed to infiltrate and gain the trust of the organization and has remained undetected for almost three months. While the identity of the man who heads the Golden Serpent is still unknown, our agent has been working for its most important member -- Prince Selimun, ruler of the small Southeast Asian country of Benarli. The enormous cash-flow from his drug-running operation is essential to the Golden Serpent. Without it, they would be unable to operate. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to bring the prince and the leader of the Golden Serpent to justice and to obtain details of their international distribution network. We believe the Golden Serpent ring may be the key to that information. As always, should you or any of your IM team be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This disc will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.
Phelps closes the recorder and leaves. Smoke billows from the machine.
In Part Two of the show, there is no teaser, and the player's announcement is slightly modified during the "previously on" segment:
The Golden Serpent is a notorious Southeast Asian Triad that uses the revenue from its worldwide drug-smuggling operations to gain control over Third World nations. Your mission, Jim, is to bring the prince and the leader of the Golden Serpent to justice and to obtain details of their international distribution network. The Golden Serpent ring may be the key to that information.