Prince Stephan's death has been faked by General Sabattini; leaving Stephan's childlike cousin Nicolai as sovereign. Sabattini is forcing Stefan's fiancée Francesca into marrying him, placing him in line to the throne. Phelps joins a group of Dutch tourists while the rest of the team infiltrate the royal palace as a magic act led by Paris. Before the show begins Barney loots the royal vault. It's the beginning of a complex scheme to rescue Stephan, Nicolai, Francesca and simultaneously eliminate Sabatini.
Did You Know?
, who occasionally played small parts in the show (he appears as the Palace Foyer Guard in this episode - the fellow who almost makes Willy (Peter Lupus
) open the crate holding Barney (Greg Morris
), and who later tries to shoot the falcon) - was also a skilled magician. He taught Leonard Nimoy
the conjuring tricks, such as making a golden egg and coins appears, that Nimoy performs in this episode in his guise as "Zastro the Magician". See more
Barney gets into the treasure room by cutting a square out of the floor. When he leaves he replaces the square by placing a jack under it. However, the final shot of the room shows the top of the square is protruding almost an inch above the floor, making it instantly noticeable. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you're looking at, Prince Stephan, was his country's rightful ruler, until he was reported killed two weeks ago in an automobile accident. However, we have learned that Stephan is alive and being held by this man, General Ramon Sabattini. Sabattini has imprisoned Stephan in order to force Stephan's fiancee, Francesca, to marry him. This marriage would make Sabattini a legitimate heir to the throne, currently occupied by Francesca's ...