|The Only Way to Die|
|Original Air Date||October 8, 1966|
|Previous Episode||A Spy for a Spy|
|Next Episode||Maxwell Smart, Alias Jimmy Ballantine|
- Maxwell Smart - Don Adams
- Agent 99 - Barbara Feldon
- The Chief - Edward Platt
- Agent 13 - David Ketchum
At one point Max complains that his confinement makes him "feel like The Prisoner of Zenda". He will get a chance to experience that story even more closely in Episode #74: "The King Lives?".
The title is a play on the famous slogan, "It's the only way to fly", used by Western Airlines.