Anton Malek is a mole sent years ago to monitor the nuclear program of an Iron Curtain nation. Suffering from a terminal illness, Malek has become a rogue agent and rigged a nuclear reactor to explode. Convinced by the team that his illness can be cured, Malek (unknowingly) disassembles an IMF replica of the bomb while Barney mimics his procedure on the real device. But, Phelps suddenly realizes that Malek has discovered the deception; forcing the team to rely on intuition alone in disarming the bomb.
Did You Know?
The static shot of the capital of the Federated Peoples' Republic opening the story is actually a photo of Rouen, France. The spire near the center is Rouen Cathedral, which for four years in the 1800s was the tallest building in the world. See more
The plane shown overflying is a passenger jet and not capable of supersonic flight. If it were a supersonic aircraft Bolkonsky would not have heard the aircraft before the sonic boom since it would have been traveling faster than its own sound. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. Twelve years ago, this man, Anton Malek, was planted in the Federated People's Republic to infiltrate their atomic research program. Now suffering from an incurable disease, Malek is acting independently against his country's orders. At 4:00, the day after tomorrow, Malek is going to turn a nuclear reactor into an atomic bomb which will wipe out the capital and bring on an atomic war. Any attempt to expose Malek will only result in his ...