Each week there would be a new top-secret mission. The spy organization would bring in new operatives to accomplish specific tasks during the mission-of-the-week. Instead of highly-trained agents, they would find a civilian who was an expert in a field. For example, if the job involved somehow planting a bug in a persons house, they might employ a plumber who would be able to figure out how to get the bug in via water pipes). The episodes usually started with a briefing of the new spies, which helped the viewer figure out who could do what.
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Did You Know?
Standard compensation for the recruits on the missions was a year's wages. Two notable exceptions were in Masquerade: Girls for Sale
(1983). Fifi Parker was offered her license back with a clean driving record in addition to the money and Steve Garvey
volunteered because Lavender couldn't get the funding to match his salary. See more
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