MacGyver: Season 4, Episode 16

Brainwashed (24 Apr. 1989)

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An awards ceremony given by an African nation for help received from MacGyver and Jack, is the setting of an assassination plot of that nation's leader with Jack as the unwitting assassin.

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Vice President Edward Mantu
Cyndi James Gossett ...
Edith Mantu
Janet Hodgkinson ...
Miss Hendrix
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Doc Beatty
Raymond St. Jacques ...
President Dakru
Gene Heck ...
Tabur (as Gene P. Hack)
Jano Frandsen ...
Policeman
Joanna Piros ...
Janet Blake, Reporter
Lawrence Tamkin ...
Fisherman
Bill Mizel ...
Fisherman #2 (as William Mizel)
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Mac and Jack are about to be honored by an African President they helped. Pete is handling the event. Mac learns that Jack was found wondering around and has no idea of what he's doing. Mac has him checked out and learns that he may have been brainwashed but what for and how to get him out of it. They don't know that the Vice President and his wife are the ones behind the whole thing. They want him to assassinate the President. And try to make sure Mac doesn't interfere. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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At the beginning of the episode, MacGyver says, "Miss Hendrix. Very efficient." In the next shot, we see the helicopter approaching against a backdrop of buildings that include a Royal Bank building (the tall building with the blue-and-gold logo; we just see a glimpse of it). The Royal Bank (RBC) operates its branches mainly in Canada, and has an American division that operates branches only in the eastern USA. A previous episode (#2.21) establishes the Phoenix Foundation to be located in Los Angeles; currently the closest American RBC branches to LA are in Alabama. See more »

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MacGyver: Edith, I think you just blew your right to remain silent.
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