S02E03. The Princess
Original Broadcast Date: 5 October 1989
Phelps approaches a rowing coach (uncredited actor) who is giving instructions to his charges on the water nearby through a megaphone.
Phelps: Coordination. Rhythm and coordination. I guess that's what counts.
Coach: Yeah, well, Ginger Rogers had rhythm and coordination, but I don't think she'd have made the crew.
Phelps: I rowed stoke on the Berkeley fours. That's awhile ago, now.
Coach: Take a look at the blue shell. That'll bring back old times.
Phelps goes into a nearby building where the racing shells are stored. The player is located inside the shell. He takes it out and sets it on top.
Good morning, Jim. Elaine Murchison was the daughter of the United States Ambassador to the small European principality of Valence, where she met and fell in love with Prince Arkadi, the country's ruler. They were married late last year. Valence has for many years been allied to the Warsaw Pact nations. Because of Elaine's influence and his increasing exposure to American ways, Prince Arkadi has begun to negotiate an alliance with the West, and has begun the democratization of his own country. This alliance would include a new American naval base in Valence harbor, greatly improve our deterrent capability in Europe, and help to maintain peace and stability in the area. None of which would suit this man: Grigor Caron, a rabid anti-American and leader of a group known as the Valence Red Guard. Caron is dedicated to preventing the prince's alliance with the West. We believe he has offered a million dollars to employ an assassin to kill Princess Elaine, as the first step in a campaign of terror against the prince. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to prevent the assassination and to bring Caron to justice. 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 leaves. Smoke billows from the machine.