Mission: Impossible The Widow (1966–1973) watch online HD
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There was never any explanation given for Dan Briggs' departure.
This was Peter Graves' first appearance in the role of Jim Phelps.
William Windom who plays the drug dealer Alex Cresnic played 4 different characters in 4 seasons of Mission Impossible.
In a twist of 'art-imitating-life,' or vice-versa, the plot of this episode - about heroin being disguised as bath salts has come partially true. There's a current influx of 'designer drugs' being (legally) sold, that are, in fact analogues to other - illegal - drugs. Amongst those analogues are marijuana, crystal meth, just to name a couple.
Joe Maross who plays Mark Walters earlier played a mobster named Frank Bates in 'The Frame' - Season 1, Episode 17.
According to the briefing tape the mission is set in Marseille, France. The opening stock shot of the story does correctly depict the "old port" of Marseille, with the camera facing roughly east or northeast toward town.
This was Martin Landau's first appearance in the series as Rollin Hand, credited as a full cast member.
|Episode cast overview:|
|Peter Graves||-||James Phelps|
|Martin Landau||-||Rollin Hand|
|Barbara Bain||-||Cinnamon Carter|
|Greg Morris||-||Barney Collier|
|Peter Lupus||-||Willy Armitage|
|William Windom||-||Alex Cresnic|
|Joe Maross||-||Mark Walters|
|George Tyne||-||Dr. Premel|