Mission 4: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
Plot Summary: The agents learn about a plot to assassinate
industrialist Max Zorin, after TAROT attempt to cover up their trail
by blowing up an American admiral.
- We begin seeing Sophie Chaud-au-cul dressed as a
naval attache, carrying a bomb disguised as a document box
into an admiral's office on board ship. However, it turns
out to be 009, Blake Cannon, in the office. She tosses the
bomb at him and runs. With help from a number of thugs, she
puts up a good chase but is eventually caught. She then reveals
that she was recruited into TAROT by Marcel Dupre, and that
he is planning to assassinate industrialist Max Zorin.
The agents go undercover at Zorin's yearling sale in the
south of France. There 009 spots a beautiful Japanese woman
going into an unused greenhouse with a security lock.
- (Scheduled for October 9)
The party winds up. 008 (Falstaff) flirts with Lady
Victoria, but doesn't follow up on it. Later, 009 sneaks
into the unused greenhouse and goes down to find a secret
lab under the stables where they are experimenting with
doping horses. He hides and sees a woman dressed in black
sneak in, whom he recognizes as Lady Victoria. She comes in
and takes pictures of material in the safe, then adds a
back-door control into the security system. 009 stays hidden
and after she leaves he takes out her back-door control.
The next day, 009 comes in undercover as a security man,
and 008 (Falstaff) and Lady Victoria go riding for a picnic.
During the day, an assassin (Marcel Dupre) tries to attack.
However, he is detected by Zorin's men since the backdoor
was removed. Falstaff rides him down and knocks him out, then
goes back with him with Zorin's guards. 009 sneaks into the
secret lab, where he catches Dr. Nakahara trying to poison Zorin.
He catches her and reveals himself, relying on his cover as a
hired security consultant. Zorin is thrilled. He has both
Falstaff and Cannon meet with the two prisoners in his library.
There, he shoots Dupre and asks Cannon to interrogate the
doctor, still thinking Cannon is his hireling. He is
suspicious of Falstaff, who says he is with an organization but
doesn't disclose which. Zorin offers him a yearling, which he
goes away with, but on the way out his friend and lover
"Wickers" (Edgar Roderick Hardwick) is killed by a
electrocuting watch given to him by Zorin. Meanwhile, 009 goes
with Zorin's henchwoman Jenny Flex to interrogate -- but
seduces her along the way.
- (Scheduled for October 23)
We pick up with Falstaff on the road with Wicker's body, where
he vows revenge on Zorin but bides his time. He meets up with
the others at the station house where they bring Dr. Nakahara
in for interrogation. 003 (Hyde) goes to work on her, and she
eventually agrees to turn over evidence for assurances on her
sentencing by the Americans. She reveals that Dr. Turner is in
Tokyo, where TAROT has a secret research facility, and gives
the names of two contacts to the organization. The three
MI6 agents head to Japan, partly re-equipping. They check into
penthouse rooms of a fancy hotel where they think Turner is
likely to be. While Falstaff and Cannon relax in the bar, Hyde
goes up to the room and there sees Dr. Turner in the hall. She
races down the stairs but is eventually captured. They tie her
up, and check her room, seeing that she was going to meet
"Ivan" at a party later. They then fight their way past a
bunch of TAROT thugs to get her out of the hotel. They go to
see Tiger Tanaka, and arrange a deal with him, putting
Dr. Turner into his custody. They then go to the party, where
Falstaff meets Ivan -- Ivan Moorcock, an interior decorator and
friend of both Lady Victoria and Dr. Turner. Falstaff spends
the night with Ivan, while Cannon meets Lady Victoria and
spends the night with her. Over the night, he finds that she
has gone over to TAROT. Meanwhile, Hyde has tracked a contact
there, and finds that he has betrayed TAROT to Max Zorin -- who
is secretly in Tokyo and planning a bombing in revenge against
TAROT. They meet again with Tanaka and plan a coordinated
action to stop it. Cannon disarms the bomb in TAROT
headquarters but lets Lady Victoria go. Hyde and Falstaff
chase down Max Zorin, whom they eventually kill on the top of
- Sophie Chaud-au-cul: A free agent who was recruited by TAROT
and attempted to kill an admiral at the start of the plot.
- Lady Victoria Lynn Richmond: a high-class burglar and fence
who has used her position as the widow of an English lord to
cover her many thefts.
- Max Zorin: Pioneer industrialist in microchips and software,
along with a variety of other interests. He had interests in
the San Francisco Bay area which brought him into conflict with
- Marcel Dupre: a Morrocan of French descent who has become
head of TAROT's assassination department. He was personally
responsible for the assassination of Max Zorin.
- Francois duMere: A smuggler operating out of Marseilles who
was the contact for Dupre.
- Edgar Roderick Hardwick: A horse breeder and good friend (and
more) of Falstaff's, who was killed by Zorin as a show of
- Jenny Flex: A henchwoman of Zorin's, a competitive Ukrainian
- Yusef Bin Laden: A guest at Zorin's yearling sale.
- Dr. Isa Nakahara: A Japanese-American biologist who was the
head of TAROT's Research division.
- Dr. Elaine Turner: a pharmacology specialist at Q Branch, who
was revealed by the double-oh's to be a traitor.
- Ivan Moorcock: An interior decorator and socialite who had
been hired by Dr. Turner in Japan.
- Tiger Tanaka: The director of the Japanese secret service.
Date: April 1985
Fame Points: +? for Cannon, +? for Falstaff, +? for Hyde, +? for Tomlinson.
John H. Kim
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