S01E12. The Fortune
Original Broadcast Date: 18 February 1989
Phelps talks to an attendant (Jamie O'Connor) carrying a tool box beside a monorail [mono rail in the end credits].
Phelps: Ah, you're closed for maintenance. Was it worth waiting?
Attendant: Sure. Not much can go wrong with these babies; they're computer controlled.
Phelps: Yeah, negative friction. Driven by electronic impulse. Interesting concept.
Attendant: You might enjoy a private ride.
The man gives Phelps a key which he uses to open a cupboard door in the front of the monorail to the left and below the operator's control panel. The password is 621. Phelps puts the player on a shelf under which is a label that says "Tap Box N°. 1". As the recording starts, the monorail starts moving.
Good morning, Jim. While in power, Luis Berezan ruled his country with an iron fist. But the real power belonged to his wife Emelia. Political opponents by the thousands disappeared, at her orders. When Berezan fell ill last year, a popular revolution made the country unsafe for the dictator. He and his wife sought asylum in the U.S. but only after emptying the country's treasury. With their investments in the hands of this man, Carl Crothers, they continue to live in absolute luxury, while the country they left behind is bankrupt, and the people starving. Emelia Berezan is obsessed with dreams of returning to her country, and wresting power from the people. Their vast illegal fortune could make this coup possible. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to find and return the money the Berezans stole from the national treasury. 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.
The monorail has stopped. Phelps closes the recorder and leaves it on the shelf. Smoke billows from it.