MacGyver – Nightmares

by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: MacGyver (1985) – Nightmares
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MacGyver - Nightmares 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. “Nightmares” involves MacGyver being kidnapped after returning home from a mission overseas. Although is able to successfully hide the documents before the enemy agents capture him, they chose to poison him hoping that a 6-hour window to live will force the spy to give up their location. Robert O’Reilly is well-cast as the leader of the enemy agents who poisons MacGyver and later taunts him over his time running out.

The episode isn’t without issues as the hallucinogenic and painful drug with MacGyver is given has a knack for never getting in the way when the plot requires, especially when he creates an elaborate trap in which to take down the henchmen. His only help is a runaway (Tammy Lauren) he meets on the street at the beginning of the episode who he runs into later while fleeing the villains. She’s able to take care of him long enough for his senses to return and help call in the cavalry (who arrives too late to help… but it’s the thought that counts, right?).

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