Original Broadcast Date: 3 February 1990
Phelps approaches a man (Brad Hulme) taking still photos of the boarders at a skateboarding park.
Phelps: Like young Icarus, defying gravity.
Photographer: No one escapes gravity.
Phelps: Those knee pads take a beating. I guess they're built for that.
Photographer: Totally. The latest in space-age materials. There's some behind the ramp. Check 'em out.
Phelps goes behind the ramp. The player is in what looks like someone's backpack.
Good morning, Jim. The town of Pontiac is a clever re-creation of a Western gold mining town of the 1800s, a successful and profitable tourist resort owned and operated by one-time U.S. Congressman Ian McClintock. Although McClintock has retired from public life, his influence and power seem to be undiminished. He is wealthy, well-connected and respected by his former associates. This man, Abel Russell, was an undercover FBI agent, part of a team investigating suspected American support for foreign terrorists. Last month, Russell disappeared after reporting that he was following a lead in the town of Pontiac. Police and FBI investigation could find no evidence of his whereabouts. We now believe that McClintock may be selling weapons to European terrorists. But his reputation and political connections make investigation both difficult and sensitive. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to discover whether McClintock is dealing with terrorists, whether he had any part in the death of Russell, and if he is guilty, bring him to justice. As always, should you or any member 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 player and leaves. Smoke billows from the machine.