S01E04. The Condemned
Original Broadcast Date: 20 November 1988
Phelps approaches an sailboard instructor (Malcolm Cork) at a business renting windsurfing equipment, ostensibly near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Phelps: They say sailing is just a matter of aerodynamics.
Instructor: Well, it helps if you know something about the parallelogram of forces.
Phelps: To every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction.
Instructor: Right. There's some material on it in the van.
Phelps goes into the van where he finds the recorder on a shelf. He uses the code 358, though the first number his thumb moves towards is 6.
Good morning, Jim. Three months ago, an Englishman named George Stanton was murdered in his home in Istanbul, where he was living in exile, apparently on the proceeds of his investments. A corrupt Turkish police officer, Lieutenant Yusef Hamidou, was rewarded with promotion to captain and control of Istanbul's major prison for his prompt arrest of the alleged murderer. It was a particularly brutal crime. Stanton was shot in the face with a sawed-off shotgun. The Turkish courts have sentenced the alleged killer to death, but we believe he's innocent and that Hamidou himself was somehow involved with the crime. The condemned man is scheduled to be hanged at dawn three days from today in this prison. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to obtain the release of the condemned man and to bring the corrupt Captain Hamidou to justice. There is one more thing you must be told, Jim. The alleged killer is a past member of your team, and an old friend. As always, should you or any of your IM Force 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 player.