Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Michael Des Barres
MacGyver follows the adventures of the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution whenever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the... More
- First Aired:
- September 29, 1985
- Air Day:
- Air Time:
- 8:00 PM
- 45 Min
- Action, Adventure
September 29, 1985
Ep: 1 Pilot
Opening Gambit: MacGyver rescues an American pilot who has crashed on top of a high cliff. Main Episode: When a science lab studying the ozone layer mysteriously explodes, MacGyver is called in to rescue the scientists that are trapped... More
October 6, 1985
Ep: 2 The Golden Triangle
Opening Gambit: MacGyver uses a magnet to retrieve stolen documents, escapes a car about to be flattened, and then traps the thieves in midair. Main Episode: When MacGyver tries to retrieve a canister filled with a deadly chemical in Burma, he... More
October 13, 1985
Ep: 3 Thief of Budapest
MacGyver travels to Budapest to meet with a Russian double agent who is in possession of a watch containing information about other Russian spies. However, before MacGyver can take the watch, the agent is killed and the watch is stolen. Now... More
October 21, 1985
Ep: 4 The Gauntlet
Opening Gambit: MacGyver retrieves a top-secret map, then uses it to escape his pursuers in the desert. MacGyver escapes the desert by using a hot-air balloon conveniently stored at a rendezvous point. Main Episode: MacGyver attempts to get a... More
November 3, 1985
Ep: 5 The Heist
When $60 million worth of stolen diamonds destined for a relief charity end up in the hands of casino owner Jack Catlin, MacGyver must head to the Virgin Islands to try and get them back. With the help of Chris Rhodes, a senator's daughter,... More
November 10, 1985
Ep: 6 Trumbo's World
Opening Gambit: In the Pyrenees Mountains, MacGyver rescues a prisoner, then makes a daring escape with her by raft. Main Episode: MacGyver comes along on a expedition to Brazil with his friend, entomologist Dr. Alden. They meet with a landowner... More
November 17, 1985
Ep: 7 Last Stand
When MacGyver is on his way to a vacation, he takes the wrong way and ends up at a small airstrip where everybody seems to be behaving strangely. Too late, he discovers that the airstrip has been taken hostage, and he has been caught in the... More
November 27, 1985
Ep: 8 Hellfire
During a trip to visit some friends, an accident starts a fire in an oil well owned by MacGyver's friends. MacGyver and his buddy then go to fetch dynamite in an abandonned mine at great peril to themselves after they decide the dynamite is the... More
December 8, 1985
Ep: 9 The Prodigal
A man wants to testify against his mobster brother in Federal Court, and MacGyver has the job of keeping him safe, but the man's mother is dying and he wants to visit her.
December 22, 1985
Ep: 10 Target MacGyver
Opening Gambit: MacGyver rescues a lady general at a beach house, then nabs her kidnappers using common kitchen equipment. Main Episode: After blowing away a nuclear facility under the control of an aggressive world leader, MacGyver returns home... More
January 15, 1986
Ep: 11 Nightmares
When MacGyver comes home with some important documents, he's drugged by enemy agents and told that he will die in six hours if he doesn't retrieve the documents for them. But MacGyver, using an old prisoner trick, escapes. Now the only problem is... More
January 22, 1986
Ep: 12 Deathlock
Opening Gambit: Posing as a corpse, MacGyver escapes Berlin by coffin-turned-jet-ski. Main Episode: MacGyver is trapped in a mansion with Pete, a code expert, and a government agent who may or may not be on their side. However, an old nemesis... More
January 29, 1986
Ep: 13 Flame's End
An old girlfriend of MacGyver's contacts him for help after she discovers evidence of uranium thefts from a nuclear processing plant where she works.
February 5, 1986
Ep: 14 Countdown
A mysterious person, who calls himself "Viking", has just bombed a cruise ship. He demands six million dollars or another bomb will go off within hours. So MacGyver, with an old friend from Vietnam, Charlie Robinson, is sent to disarm it. But... More
February 12, 1986
Ep: 15 The Enemy Within
After a daring escape from East Germany where he gets rescued, and in the process saves a fellow operative with a quick mechanical fix, MacGyver thinks that he deserves some peaceful vacation time. But Pete lures him into baby-sitting a Russian... More
February 19, 1986
Ep: 16 Every Time She Smiles
MacGyver is on his way out of Bulgaria with a secret microfilm, when he meets Penny Parker, a beautiful, talkative American, who is on the run from her lover, a man named Stephan Frolov. She stashes some jewels on MacGyver, thus making him a... More
March 5, 1986
Ep: 17 To Be a Man
In Afghanistan, wounded and hunted by the Soviets, MacGyver is given refuge by an Afghan woman and her son. But they are themselves at the mercy of an Afghan thug, who will kill MacGyver if he finds him at his woman.
March 12, 1986
Ep: 18 Ugly Duckling
A 15-year-old genius accidentally hacks into a defective missile guidance system and attracts the attention of both the FBI and some black marketeers, who think that she may fix it for them. It's up to MacGyver to save her from being kidnapped by... More
April 2, 1986
Ep: 19 Slow Death
At the beginning of the episode, MacGyver literally has to jump onto a moving train that he missed earlier to return top-secret files and documents to the U.S. Government. Soon after, a local tribe stops the train. They take all passengers... More
April 16, 1986
Ep: 20 The Escape
When a mother superior at a religious mission in North Africa asks MacGyver to help a young woman with something, he is glad to help. However, when he finds out the young woman wants him to break her brother out of jail, he may have taken on more... More
April 30, 1986
Ep: 21 A Prisoner of Conscience
Pete Thornton investigates the supposed death of an old friend, a prominent Russian dissident, and finds he must get his friend's daughter Maria out of the country before the secret police arrest her for an alleged conspiracy. However, while in... More
May 7, 1986
Ep: 22 The Assassin
Posing as a watchmaker who manufactures bomb timers, MacGyver manages to catch a master killer—Piedra—before he attempts an assassination on a high-profile target. However, Piedra isn't about to be stopped for long.
September 22, 1986
Ep: 1 The Human Factor
MacGyver and Pete are testing a new security system at the Strategic Research Development Administration. MacGyver successfully bypasses the security and meets Dr. Jill Ludlam, the system's designer. She tries to turn off the security system, but... More
September 29, 1986
Ep: 2 The Eraser
Mac inadvertently leads a hit man to his target, believing that he's helping a father find his lost son.
October 6, 1986
Ep: 3 Twice Stung
MacGyver and Pete have a surprise party planned for a colleague, but when the colleague doesn't show up, MacGyver goes looking for him, and finds him on the verge of committing suicide. When questioned why he would do such a thing, Kelly explains... More
October 20, 1986
Ep: 4 The Wish Child
While MacGyver goes to pick up a Chinese friend's brother from a birthday party, he witnesses something strange: Paul is being called "The Wish Child." It seems that a greedy businessman has wrapped him up in a scam, because he looks exactly like... More
October 27, 1986
Ep: 5 Final Approach
MacGyver goes to the mountains to lead four ex-gangster teens on a Phoenix Foundation funded rehabilitation trip. When he gets there, he finds that this task may be a little more complicated then he thought. All of the kids are very rebellious... More
November 3, 1986
Ep: 6 Jack of Lies
MacGyver, returning home one night, walks into his apartment, only to everything he owns missing from his apartment. Initially suspecting a robbery, MacGyver eventually comes to the conclusion that his old friend Jack Dalton is the one... More
November 10, 1986
Ep: 7 The Road Not Taken
MacGyver and Pete head to Asia to rescue a nun, who is an old friend of Pete's, and the orphaned children she takes care of from aggressive regime troops. While there, MacGyver runs into someone he never expected, his old fiancee, Debra. Now... More
November 17, 1986
Ep: 8 Eagles
While hang gliding in the west, MacGyver crosses paths with an escaped felon who shot and wounded a rare eagle. Now, with the help of his new friend Susan Cooper and her son Darin, MacGyver must heal the eagle and trap the felon before he kills... More
November 24, 1986
Ep: 9 Silent World
While helping the Phoenix Foundation test a new missile-guidance system for the government, MacGyver's efforts are hampered by men who are trying to steal it. When the men escape with it, MacGyver turns to his deaf friend, who has been having... More
December 15, 1986
Ep: 10 Three for the Road
A retired actor and his wife stop at a motel on the way to Los Angeles. MacGyver rescues them from a drunkard who nearly makes a mark on their car. MacGyver is supposed to meet a mobster-turned-informant at the motel, but the meeting goes wrong.... More
January 5, 1987
Ep: 11 Phoenix Under Siege
While retrieving tickets for a hockey game at the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver and his grandpa Harry get caught in the middle of a woman's plot to blow up the building using a bomb that she herself made. They try to escape, but are locked in. Now... More
January 12, 1987
Ep: 12 Family Matter
Pete's ex-wife and son are kidnapped down in Louisiana while on an archaeological trip. The kidnappers demand that Pete comes to Louisiana in exchange for letting his family go. But when he gets there, it soon becomes apparent that they don't... More
January 19, 1987
Ep: 13 Soft Touch
MacGyver puts up Penny Parker for a few days while she's looking for a job as a singing telegram. But on her first day, she happens to witness two thugs torturing a man. Unfortunately, she can't find her way back, and when she does, MacGyver... More
February 2, 1987
Ep: 14 Birth Day
MacGyver's fishing trip is cut short when he meets a very pregnant woman whose husband is out to kill her. Accidentally, she found out that his half-way home for ex-cons is really a recruiting place for new crimes. Mac and the woman are chased... More
February 9, 1987
Ep: 15 Pirates
While on an expedition to find a Spanish treasure fleet, Dr. Barbara Ortega's boat is hi-jacked by modern-day pirates. They steal the small amount of treasure that she has already found - including the ship's log, which is the key to finding the... More
February 16, 1987
Ep: 16 Out in the Cold
When MacGyver and Pete go skiing, a man switches poles with MacGyver, only moments before being gunned down and killed by his former friends. But the gunshot starts an avalanche, which covers MacGyver completely, leaving it up to Pete to convince... More
February 23, 1987
Ep: 17 Dalton, Jack of Spies
Dalton, who is believed to be dead, recruits MacGyver to help uncover a CIA mole.
March 2, 1987
Ep: 18 Partners
MacGyver and Pete meet at a wrecking yard, both thinking that the other one arranged the meeting. Soon an unknown assailant captures them inside a big truck. Their only clue is an obituary for them and Jack Dalton.
March 23, 1987
Ep: 19 Bushmaster
When MacGyver is sent to rescue an American pilot held in Central America for supposed espionage, his wargame-trained daughter tags along, but she didn't quite come prepared for the real thing. MacGyver must now rescue the pilot while keeping his... More
April 6, 1987
Ep: 20 Friends
MacGyver's friends throw a birthday party for him, but he's somberly reflecting on his past and future. While reflecting, MacGyver decides to leave the Phoenix Foundation to get married and have a family. Can Pete convince him of how important he... More
April 27, 1987
Ep: 21 D.O.A.: MacGyver
MacGyver is called to a meeting with a former British spy, who has learned of a group of terrorists that will use a new plastic explosive in a vengeful attack on the U.S. army. This explosive can be hidden anywhere. However, before the spy can... More
May 4, 1987
Ep: 22 For Love or Money
MacGyver is forced to work with a ruthless freelance agent to rescue a human rights activist who is being held in a psychiatric hospital in Czechoslovakia. The rescue is an apparent success, until the secret police then kidnap the activist's wife... More
September 21, 1987
Ep: 1 Lost Love (1)
While helping the People's Republic of China secure a priceless national treasure—The Ming Dragon—in a San Diego museum, MacGyver runs into a Lisa, a woman that he had loved and thought was long dead. MacGyver learns that Lisa has been alive... More
September 28, 1987
Ep: 2 Lost Love (2)
The KBG have Lisa in their grasp, and MacGyver must get The Ming Dragon for them to free Lisa. MacGyver enlists the help of his old buddy, Jack Dalton, to help him steal it.
October 5, 1987
Ep: 3 Back From the Dead
Jimmy Kendall, living undercover after testifying against his Mob bosses, surfaces when he becomes the manager for a winning baseball team.
October 19, 1987
Ep: 4 Ghost Ship
While mapping the wilderness for the Phoenix foundation, MacGyver stumbles on a deserted ship and finds a runaway girl who tells him that the rest of crew was driven away by Bigfoot.
October 26, 1987
Ep: 5 Fire and Ice
A jewel thief with diplomatic immunity kills Mac's friend. But there are more people involved in the crime - and Mac can't be sure who's on his side.
November 2, 1987
Ep: 6 GX-1
Mac and Nikki race to recover equipment from a downed experimental plane before the Soviets, who are using a psychic to guide them to the wreckage.
November 9, 1987
Ep: 7 Jack in the Box
MacGyver and Jack Dalton are arrested in Arkansas by a corrupt sheriff who arrests people to make them work in a labor camp used for mining gold. MacGyver wants to escape, but Jack has other ideas: He wants to find five million dollars his uncle... More
November 16, 1987
Ep: 8 The Widowmaker
MacGyver is forced out of his grief over the tragic death of a friend by a madman with a score to settle from their past association.
November 23, 1987
Ep: 9 Hell Week
A desperate physics student goes off the deep end and boobytraps a college lab when he fails to win a science competition and to live up to his father's high expectations.
December 21, 1987
Ep: 10 Blow Out
MacGyver teams up with colleague Nikki Carpenter to find out who is behind the attempts on her life. When they find out that the man who tried to kill her is connected to two terrorists who blew up a local post office, MacGyver and Nikki must... More
January 4, 1988
Ep: 11 Kill Zone
An impulsive scientist who cuts corners in her research work creates an uncontrollably mutating organism that speeds up the aging process.
January 18, 1988
Ep: 12 Early Retirement
While testing a new nuclear bomb defusing team at the Phoenix Foundation, a deadly explosion kills three men. Pete blames himself for not inspecting their equipment better and resigns from his job out of guilt. However, Pete is replaced by a... More
February 1, 1988
Ep: 13 Thin Ice
While back in Minnesota to fill in as coach for a high-school hockey team, MacGyver tries to change the attitude of a callous player who has a shot at playing for the pros. But when this kid's ambition lands another player in the hospital,... More
February 29, 1988
Ep: 14 The Odd Triple
After returning home from a long assignment, MacGyver has an unwelcome surprise. Jack Dalton is waiting and wants him to help with a new scheme. A wealthy woman has just acquired some invaluable jewels, needing Jack to fly her back to her home in... More
March 7, 1988
Ep: 15 The Negotiator
MacGyver becomes infatuated with a woman while conducting environmental-impact studies. However, what MacGyver does not know is that the woman was hired to "persuade" him to skip the studies—and if necessary, kill him.
March 14, 1988
Ep: 16 The Spoilers
MacGyver enlists a recluse nicknamed "Earthquake" to help find a person who is dumping toxic waste and polluting mountain streams.
March 28, 1988
Ep: 17 Mask of the Wolf
Jack and Mac help an ancient Indian search for a wolf mask that two mercenaries are also eager to have.
April 18, 1988
Ep: 18 Rock the Cradle
Mac and Jack return from a flight to find an abandoned baby in Jack's hangar, complete with a desperate note from the mother and his own endowment fund hidden in his diapers.
May 2, 1988
Ep: 19 The Endangered
While visiting an old girlfriend who's a park ranger at a wildlife reserve, MacGyver runs into deadly poachers who are intent on hunting animals on the reserve. When MacGyver tries to uncover their plot, they come after him. Now it's a race... More
May 9, 1988
Ep: 20 Murderers' Sky
When the head of a American-Chinese shipping company is attacked in his office by a killer, MacGyver and the man's grandson—who is heir to the company—must find out who was behind the attempt on his life.
October 31, 1988
Ep: 1 The Secret of Parker House
MacGyver accompanies his friend Penny Parker to an old house she has inherited from her Aunt Betty, who mysteriously died 30 years before. When strange things start happening, Penny is sure that the house is haunted. However, MacGyver tries to... More
November 21, 1988
Ep: 2 Blood Brothers
MacGyver returns to his home town of Mission City, Minnesota to meet up with two old friends, Chuck and Neil, so they can dig up a time capsule they buried twenty-five years before. However, MacGyver is hesitant to dig the capsule up because he... More
November 28, 1988
Ep: 3 The Outsiders
MacGyver helps an Amish family, who saved his life, from having their farm seized by the government.
December 5, 1988
Ep: 4 On a Wing and a Prayer
Central American rebels capture Pete and a nun, and it's up to Mac and Jack to rescue them. But, Jack's plane is sub par, and they go down in the middle of enemy territory.
December 12, 1988
Ep: 5 Collision Course
When a friend of Mac's is injured in a crash, Mac agrees to test the new racing engine designed by the Phoenix Foundation. However a business rival has other plans for him, and he has someone from the inside to help him.
January 9, 1989
Ep: 6 The Survivors
While on assignment for the Phoenix Foundation to test field agents to make sure they are still in shape, MacGyver finds out he now has another agent to test: Pete. Things take a turn for the worse when MacGyver and Pete head into the wilderness... More
January 16, 1989
Ep: 7 Deadly Dreams
MacGyver gets involved in the search for an escaped serial killer. Soon he comes to the conclusion that the killer had help from another prisoner—an even more sinister man.
January 23, 1989
Ep: 8 Ma Dalton
Jack receives mementos of his father from an anonymous sender. This triggers a search for Jack´s mother, who has been missing since Jack was a boy. But when he finally gets to meet her, she turns out to be a fugitive in fear of her life, and... More
February 6, 1989
Ep: 9 Cleo Rocks
Penny Parker's big chance in a major professional role is threatened from two directions: a money shortage and several deaths linked to the musical she is set to perform in.
February 13, 1989
Ep: 10 Fraternity of Thieves
When Pete's son, Michael, returns to work for the foundation, neither Pete nor MacGyver see that Michael has used his connections to get closer to a Phoenix Foundation technology system in order to steal it and to sell it to the mysterious... More
February 20, 1989
Ep: 11 The Battle of Tommy Giordano
When a kid is kidnapped by his estranged father, MacGyver tries to help the mother, a Phoenix employee, to rescue the boy. But the father is the son of an aging organized crime kingpin whose control is being threatened by subordinates.
February 27, 1989
Ep: 12 The Challenge
An inner city youth club is threatened when a black resident is framed for auto theft by a neighborhood racist who'll stop at nothing to close the center—even murder.
March 13, 1989
Ep: 13 Runners
MacGyver helps a young runaway with a vicious pimp and a tragic secret about her policeman father.
March 27, 1989
Ep: 14 Gold Rush
MacGyver joins a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. team trekking into the Alaskan wilderness to retrieve a huge amount of Russian gold from a downed plane only to learn that someone has beaten them to it.
April 10, 1989
Ep: 15 The Invisible Killer
MacGyver heads up a trip with four other Phoenix Foundation employees into the wilderness as part of a stress reduction program. After discovering that a prison bus accident has freed several prisoners, the employees begin to question each... More
April 24, 1989
Ep: 16 Brainwashed
Jack Dalton is brainwashed by an African politician and his wife to assassinate the leader of an African nation, who is in town for an awards ceremony.
May 1, 1989
Ep: 17 Easy Target
MacGyver and Pete are captured by terrorists intent on wiping out a nearby city with an electromagnetic pulse, unless their leader is freed.
May 8, 1989
Ep: 18 Renegade
MacGyver works hard to retrieve the anthrax bacillus stolen by a former Navy commando who once saved his life, and is now suffering the effects of an old head wound.
May 15, 1989
Ep: 19 Unfinished Business
Jack, MacGyver, and Pete review their past adventures while on a gold-panning expedition, unaware they're being stalked by a vengeful killer.
September 18, 1989
Ep: 1 The Legend of the Holy Rose (1)
Opening gambit- The Airplane: MacGyver rescues a man who is being held against his will on a high cliff, with a home-built para-glider. MacGyver and an old friend dash around the world searching for the artifacts necessary to locate the Holy... More
September 25, 1989
Ep: 2 The Legend of the Holy Rose (2)
MacGyver and an old friend dash around the world searching for the artifacts necessary to locate the Holy Grail, just one step ahead of a ruthless man on the same trail.
October 2, 1989
Ep: 3 The Black Corsage
Mac and a bounty hunter join forces with a bulldog named Frog to track down a Bulgarian defector who was the accidental witness at a murder and who is now being stalked by the killer, who needs a map she doesn't know she possesses.
October 9, 1989
Ep: 4 Cease Fire
During some tough negotiations between two neighbouring states, one side plants a sniper in the vincinity. When Mac discovers the sniper, fights him, but loses the man, the accusations go out against Mac. Wounded, he is forced to run, and hide at... More
October 16, 1989
Ep: 5 Second Chance
MacGyver and an old friend discover a gang ripping off medical supplies from a Phoenix Foundation clinic in Asia, and an Amerasian son the friend never knew he had.
October 30, 1989
Ep: 6 Halloween Knights
Mac is called to Jack's hangar, but when he comes there, Jack is gone. The only clue leads to a cemetary. Mac goes there, thinks that he sees Jack, but suddenly he's trapped underground - by Murdoc. Murdoc asks Mac for help in locating his... More
November 6, 1989
Ep: 7 Children of Light
MacGyver's Chinese foster daughter arrives unexpectedly from China, carrying videotape of the massacre in Tianamen Square and a list of fax machine phone numbers vital to the continuing freedom movement.
November 13, 1989
Ep: 8 Black Rhino
MacGyver takes off for Africa, where the youngest of the Colton brothers has decided to take on deadly rhino poachers single-handedly.
November 20, 1989
Ep: 9 The Ten Percent Solution
The Phoenix Foundation purchase of a Nazi art treasure leads Mac to a concentration camp survivor who claims family ownership of the painting and an `Aryan nation' group actively working to create their own country.
December 11, 1989
Ep: 10 Two Times Trouble
MacGyver tries to help an old friend who believes her jealous twin sister is trying to kill her.
December 18, 1989
Ep: 11 The Madonna
On Christmas Eve, MacGyver tries to help the priest of a poor church locate a stolen Madonna figure, help his friend Cynthia figure out how to keep the Challenger Club solvent and figure out a strange street woman who seems to have a miracle up... More
January 8, 1990
Ep: 12 Serenity
Exhausted MacGyver dreams he's a Civil War vet trying to claim a home in Montana that's threatened by a neighboring rancher who looks a lot like Pete Thornton. But this Pete has hired Murdoc to kill Mac...
January 15, 1990
Ep: 13 Live and Learn
MacGyver tries to inspire a promising but unmotivated high school student, despite the negative efforts of a cynical teacher and the boy's skeptical father.
February 5, 1990
Ep: 14 Log Jam
MacGyver tries to help an environmentally active friend find out what happened to a company whistle-blower about to expose the illegal practices of a large logging firm.
February 12, 1990
Ep: 15 The Treasure of Manco
MacGyver and a friend race with a group of dedicated guerillas to locate a valuable Incan treasure.
February 19, 1990
Ep: 16 Jenny's Chance
MacGyver, Dalton, and Thornton go undercover to expose a murderous money launderer.
February 26, 1990
Ep: 17 Deep Cover
Pete and Mac try to help when a Phoenix Foundation engineer is seduced and betrayed by a spy seeking her prototype for a new stealth technology for submarines.
March 19, 1990
Ep: 18 The Lost Amadeus
A strange young woman gets Mac involved with a priceless violin and an eccentric maestro being sought by syndicate hoods.
April 9, 1990
Ep: 19 Hearts of Steel
MacGyver is reunited with Lisa, whose help cleared him of assassination charges in Switzerland, when a steel plant executive kidnaps her as revenge against her cold corporate-raider father.
April 16, 1990
Ep: 20 Rush to Judgement
MacGyver risks judicial displeasure when he breaks jury sequester to investigate the scene of a racially charged murder, and discovers evidence that drastically alters the interpretation of the facts.
April 30, 1990
Ep: 21 Passages
Frantic with worry about his gravely-ill Grandpa Harry, MacGyver experiences a strange near-death phenomena, seeing his parents again, when he's injured by a man who's stolen an ancient Egyptian relic.
September 17, 1990
Ep: 1 Tough Boys
MacGyver's pacifist policies are put to the test by a militant youth leader he hooks up with to find out who has been organizing a gang of youthful vigilantes using extreme measures to clean the neighborhood crack problem.
September 24, 1990
Ep: 2 Humanity
MacGyver and Thornton are left to the mercies of a Romanian agent still loyal to his deposed leader Ceausescu after a mission to obtain his secret files is sabotaged.
October 1, 1990
Ep: 3 The Gun
MacGyver searches for a gun used in an assassination twenty years ago and in a present day cop killing to clear a friend.
October 8, 1990
Ep: 4 Twenty Questions
MacGyver tries to help his teenage friend Lisa admit she has a drinking problem, but it takes a brush with the law when she's implicated in a string of home break-ins to really wake her up.
October 22, 1990
Ep: 5 The Wall
MacGyver helps reunite an East German girl with her grandfather in America, unaware that she's been recruited by two bitter former Stasi agents who believe the old man possesses a store of hidden gold.
October 29, 1990
Ep: 6 Lesson in Evil
Dr. Zito returns to menace MacGyver and Murphy when he escapes after his latest sanity hearing, leaving a series of nasty clues designed to give Mac a crash course in evil.
November 5, 1990
Ep: 7 Harry's Will
When Mac tries to claim the station wagon left to him by his late Grandpa Harry, it starts a strange chase that leads him to an ex-con with a dream of running a restaurant, a soup kitchen in need of money, and a gang of crooks out for themselves.
November 12, 1990
Ep: 8 MacGyver's Women
Macgyver's reluctance to commit to a permanent relationship causes him to dream an Old West scenario where he defends three of his lady friends from some ornery outlaws as he drives their wagon cross country.
November 19, 1990
Ep: 9 Bitter Harvest
MacGyver goes undercover to investigate the death of a farm-worker organizer during an investigation of illegal pesticide use.
December 3, 1990
Ep: 10 The Visitor
Mac uncovers an out-of-this-world scam when he investigates some mysterious indentations in a farmer's field.
December 17, 1990
Ep: 11 Squeeze Play
Mac defends a former player's daughter being blackmailed by a baseball memorabilia-counterfeiting ring trading on her father's name.
January 7, 1991
Ep: 12 Jerico Games
Mac is reunited with a high school sweetheart whose husband is a wealthy man sponsoring an international sports competition.
January 21, 1991
Ep: 13 The Wasteland
Mac seeks to stop a shortsighted developer whose latest project will create an environmental ruin and could result in his premature death at the hands of his greedy children.
February 4, 1991
Ep: 14 Eye of Osiris
Mac helps out on an archelogical dig for Alexander the Great's tomb. But the expedition seems to be followed by bad luck. Several incidents nearly causes a shut-down. Then Mac finds clues leading to Alex's tomb. Unfortunally, the accidents are... More
February 11, 1991
Ep: 15 High Control
Mac tries to help an acquaintance just out of prison stay on the straight and narrow despite the efforts of his old biker gang to blackmail him into rejoining them.
February 18, 1991
Ep: 16 There But for the Grace
Mac feels a personal involvement in the death of a priest who worked among the homeless and takes to the streets himself to find the killer.
March 4, 1991
Ep: 17 Blind Faith
An old sweetheart of Pete Thornton's appeals to him for help when she tries to reveal the atrocities being committed in her Latin American homeland.
March 18, 1991
Ep: 18 Faith, Hope & Charity
Mac finds himself being cared for by two determined ladies running a bed and breakfast in an isolated spot chosen as a drop spot by two murderous mobsters with an untrustworthy partner.
April 8, 1991
Ep: 19 Strictly Business
After enlisting MacGyver's help in saving his sister (from a previous episode), Murdoc wants to come out of retirement, but his former employers at Homicide International request that he take out MacGyver as a demonstration of his sincere desire... More
April 26, 1991
Ep: 20 Trail of Tears
A land dispute over the building an electricity station pits a fanatical Native American, convinced he has been given a mission by his spiritual ancestors, against the power company and MacGyver, who's just as sure that the Indian spirits are... More
May 6, 1991
Ep: 21 Hind-Sight
As Pete waits for glaucoma surgery, he and MacGyver reminisce about their past adventures and try to figure out who has been sending some vaguely threatening messages to Pete.
September 16, 1991
Ep: 1 Honest Abe
Mac's trip to the airport to pick a friend's father arriving for his grandson's bar mitzvah turns into a wild international caper involving Caribbean terrorists and a stolen helicopter.
September 23, 1991
Ep: 2 The 'Hood
Mac helps his new neighbors to rescue one of their own after she overhears two hitmen planning a job.
September 30, 1991
Ep: 3 Obsessed
The ghost of his archenemy Murdoc leaves MacGyver sleepless and on edge just as he is about to supervise the security of the criminal trial of a deposed dictator, a task that could determine Pete's continued employment at The Phoenix Foundation.
October 7, 1991
Ep: 4 The Prometheus Syndrome
MacGyver becomes personally involved in the effort to find a psychopathic arsonist.
October 14, 1991
Ep: 5 The Coltons
Mac's old friends, the bounty-hunting Colton brothers try to find a young woman who's the only witness to a Chinatown murder, aided by their wise and patient mother, their impatient younger brother and their dog, Frog.
October 21, 1991
Ep: 6 Walking Dead
Mac helps his neighbor, Mama Lorraine, rescue a young student activist who has been kidnapped and turned into a zombie by Haitian terrorists hiding behind a powerful voodoo priest.
November 4, 1991
Ep: 7 Good Knight MacGyver (1)
A genealogy investigation and a knock on the head takes Mac back to King Arthur's court, where he must use his knowledge to prove Merlin innocent of harming the King, find the fair Cecilia and foil Morgana's attempt to take over the throne.
November 11, 1991
Ep: 8 Good Knight MacGyver (2)
A genealogy investigation and a knock on the head takes Mac back to King Arthur's court, where he must use his knowledge to prove Merlin innocent of harming the King, find the fair Cecilia and foil Morgana's attempt to take over the throne.
November 18, 1991
Ep: 9 Deadly Silents
Mac tries to help an old silent film star retrieve the only existing prints of his work from a pair of special-effects obsessed fans.
December 2, 1991
Ep: 10 Split Decision
Mac's friend Earl Dent looks to him for help when he fights to retain custody of his teenage daughter while preparing for a boxing comeback that bookmakers want him to throw.
December 16, 1991
Ep: 11 Gunz 'N Boyz
Mac and the Challenger Club try to help a boy prepared to take the rap for another boy murdered by weapons dealers exploiting the fear and suspicion in the neighborhood.
December 30, 1991
Ep: 12 Off the Wall
Mac battles a callous slumlord when a young graffiti artist asks for help when his grandmother faces eviction from the apartment where she's spent her life.
April 25, 1992
Ep: 13 The Stringer
While working with Chinese dissidents to expose illegal labor camps, MacGyver gets unexpected help from a young photojournalist who claims to be his son!
May 21, 1992
Ep: 14 The Mountain of Youth
MacGyver joins Jack Dalton in Kabulstan on a search for a fountain of youth, but finds himself battling nuclear terrorists in the process.