Original Broadcast Date: 18 March 1989
Phelps speaks Chinese to a woman (Mary Cheng) in a curio shop. He goes in the back to where the recorder is located on top of what look like a couple of Chinese boxes.
Good morning, Jim. The man we are going to ask you to go after will be the most dangerous adversary you've ever faced. For in effect, John Christie used to be one of us -- a top operative for almost 20 years with MI-6, British secret intelligence service. Somewhere in the last five years of his service, Christie went bad. He began by selling to both sides, and then expanded his client list to include terrorists on three different continents, who, partly by using Christie's knowledge, have been able to avoid capture. It's Christie's latest enterprise that has us most concerned. The chemicals he's seen inspecting here were bought and shipped in such quantity that they could have only one purpose -- the making of chemical weapons on a huge scale. Two of MI-6's agents and one of ours have either disappeared or been murdered trying to find out where Christie was going to manufacture his chemical weapons. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to find Christie's plant and stop it and him before he starts to manufacture and sell his terrible weapons. As always, should you or any member of the 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 leaves. Smoke billows from it.