S01E16. The Plague
Original Broadcast Date: 8 April 1989
Phelps talks to a woman in a bikini, a trainer who works for a Seaworld-like attraction where there is a dolphin show in the foreground.
Phelps: What's the old saying? "God's most obedient creatures?"
Dolphin Trainer: As loyal as they come.
Phelps: But always entertaining.
Dolphin Trainer: You can feed them yourself, if you like. There's something fresh in the cooler.
There is no food for the dolphins in the nearby cooler, but the player, which is sitting on top of ice cubes. The password is 651.
Good morning, Jim. The man you're looking at is General Dupuis. He was shot dead yesterday after a break-in at a military institute in Paris. We believe he was being blackmailed and was subsequently murdered after fulfilling his part in a scheme inspired by this woman -- Catherine Balzac. Balzac is a ruthless entrepreneur who traffics in black market intelligence. In the last 18 months, she has been responsible for the trading of code red information on top secret developments in weaponry. Her latest coup could result in the death and disfigurement of millions. Western scientists working in top secret laboratories developed a new strain of bacteria code-named Xerxes, which greatly accelerates the aging process of human vital organs. So horrific was this new development that all research into it was abandoned and records destroyed. It was the only remaining sample of the Xerxes bacteria that Balzac obtained from the theft and has offered for sale as a weapon. Jim, if the stolen bacteria is being stored in unsafe conditions, it could create a major disaster within 72 hours. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to recover this most deadly substance and neutralize Catherine Balzac. 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 recorder and walks away, leaving it on top of the ice. Smoke billows from it.