Early in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, this council is arguing over the unreliability of the team, most specifically about the fact that they rely on luck. I think this is extremely true, however, and am surprised at the number of times the people have gotten away with such missions and survived by chance. Don't believe me? Water current scene in the last one is a fantastic example. He was holding 2 memory sticks and didn't know the difference and he had to insert one fast. The current blew one away he inserted the other one that he still had. It was the right one, fortunately, but that was TOTAL luck! My question is this:
Does Ethan Hunt indeed rely on luck and chance to a large degree? Are there instances in all the previous movies where he primarily succeeded by luck? Or is there more to it than that?