S02E11. Deadly Harvest
Original Broadcast Date: 6 January 1990
Phelps speaks to an attendant (Gabriella Candida) at the San Francisco Zoo who is standing in front of an exhibit with giraffes.
Phelps: You know, the early explorers in Africa thought the giraffe was a cross between two other animals.
Attendant: Well, the ancient Greeks called it the cameleopard.
Phelps: Neck like a camel, spots like a leopard.
Attendant: Right. There's more information on the sign board.
Phelps walks over to the sign board and reaches into a wooden box in front of it. He takes the player out of this box and goes into a cave-like building in front of the polar bear enclosure. He sits down on a bench and places the player beside him.
Good morning, Jim. The man you are looking at is Jouseff K., Minister for Science and Development in the country of Orambaq. K. is a terrorist who has formulated a blackmail scheme directed against the United States, which he believes will ingratiate him with his rulers and make Orambaq feared throughout the Western world. Jared, a protege of K., had worked for several years in Orambaq developing a virulent, genetic virus capable of destroying a nation's total wheat harvest. He came to the United States seeking advanced technology and found it with the unsuspecting help of geneticist Laurel Taylor. She is now dead. K.'s plan to release the virus into the American wheat belt were temporarily thwarted by a laboratory fire which left Jared horribly disfigured. He is now recovering in a Washington, D.C. hospital, after having undergone extensive plastic surgery. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to destroy this insidious project at its base in Orambaq. 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 player and leaves as a polar bear stands up behind him. Smoke billows from the machine.