MacGyver

  • Title: MacGyver (2016) – Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer
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MacGyver - Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer TV review

“Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer” works on MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Desi‘s (Levy Tran) relationship when the nanobots within his bloodstream take away the use of his hands while the pair are working to get their hands on a vintage automobile that might lead to the capture of a criminal in hiding for decades. Having Desi work as Mac’s hands over the course of the episode helps relieve the building tension between the pair and find some common ground. The sudden issues Mac experiences help explain why the show didn’t move on from the nanobots. Although does this mean Phoenix thought there would be issues that could affect both Mac and Riley (Tristin Mays)?

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  • Title: MacGyver (2016) – Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna
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MacGyver - Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna television review

MacGyver (Lucas Till), Desi (Levy Tran), and Russ (Henry Ian Cusick) go in undercover to protect those who want to prevent a a royal Indian wedding from taking place. The setting offers a chance to explain Desi’s reluctance to consider marriage (i.e. a never-before-mentioned dead fiancé whose body was never recovered) while also laying the rather obvious foundation of what will likely happen to derail their relationship (i.e. the inevitable return of the not-so-dead fiancé). The episode is more memorable for the setting than the mystery as the most obvious character is eventually unmasked as the one attempting to prevent the princess (Aneesha Joshi) from going through with the wedding.

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  • Title: MacGyver (2016) – C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games
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MacGyver - C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games television review

With resources stretched thin, MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Riley (Tristin Mays) are sent to Bosnia to look into a local leader attempting to silence protestors. Using updated technology which Russ (Henry Ian Cusick) identifies as belonging to an old adversary (Jeremy Crutchley), Mac and Riley discover police are using tear gas to insert nanobots into the bodies of the protestors making it easier to track, jail, and permanently silence them. Once infected, Mac and Desi (while working through their own issues) have to work fast in able to keep themselves and the protestors out of the hands of the police while Russ attempts to pump the scientist for the information necessary to shut down the program permanently.

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MacGyver – Every Time She Smiles

by Alan Rapp on March 9, 2021

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  • Title: MacGyver (1985) – Every Time She Smiles
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MacGyver - Every Time She Smiles television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the original improvisational MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) armed only with genius-level intellect, a Swiss Army knife, and whatever he can cobble together to solve the problems of the week. After completing a simple handoff, MacGyver runs into trouble making it out of Bulgaria with microfilm when he runs into Penny Parker (Teri Hatcher) at the airport. Attempting to run off from her inattentive boyfriend (Kai Wulff) who turns out to be the son of the nephew of the Bulgarian Secret Police. While worried about the revolutionists and the microfilm, Stephan and his father are also concerned with recovering the jewelry in Penny’s possession which turns out to be priceless giving the state police two reasons to hunt the pair down (and also mistake Penny for a revolutionary).

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  • Title: MacGyver (2016) – Diamond + Quake + Carbon + Comms + Tower
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MacGyver - Diamond + Quake + Carbon + Comms + Tower television review

The identity crisis that has plagued MacGyver’s Fifth Season continues here as Codex appears again as a major threat and then is completely dismantled (again) off-camera. In-between we get MacGyver (Lucas Till), Desi, and Riley (Tristin Mays) in Mexico City searching for a Codex headquarters where they become unsuspecting pawns of Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) and Andrews (Joe Pantoliano) who create a man-made earthquake in an attempted power play to grab control of the disorganized Codex. The earthquake sequences provide some pretty good special effects for the show providing one of the better aspects of the episode as does the reveal of Andrews’ real plan of attempting to earn a role as Codex’s new leader by eliminating MacGyver and his friends (even if the events following it are anti-climactic).

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