MacGyver (1985–1992)
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A cruise ship is the target of a terrorist attack and has three bombs hidden aboard. MacGyver and a friend from the agency are asked to dismantle the bombs before it's too late for the crew and passengers.

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Carole Tanner
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Charlie Robinson
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Michael Donahue
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A cruise ship is the target of a terrorist attack and has three bombs hidden aboard. MacGyver and a friend from the agency are asked to dismantle the bombs before it's too late for the crew and passengers.

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5 February 1986 (USA)  »

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The cruise ship nominally referred to in the episode as the S.S. Victoria was, in actual fact, the M.S. Vistafjord. Partially constructed in France and then finished in the United Kingdom after her construction cost put her original builder out of business, Vistafjord was the last cruise ship to be built in the UK. See more »

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A couple minutes before MacGyver tells Carole how to drain the tubes, there's a brief shot of Carole looking into the bomb (from the perspective of behind the bomb) where you can see the tubes draining. See more »

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Carole Tanner: Your chopper will be here in an hour. Do you have to go?
MacGyver: Well...
Carole Tanner: I can recommend the cruise. Gourmet cuisine, sports and games, dancing every night. It's a great place to relax if you've been under stress.
MacGyver: Well... Do I get to sit at the Captain's Table?
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References Juggernaut (1974) See more »

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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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Ticking Doom
5 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an episode I really like one of my favs from Season 1. The plot line is uncannily similar to "Speed 2: Cruse Control" only big difference is this episode is actually good, that film sucked.

It's the typical disarming bomb scenario but what makes this one stand out is really in it's execution as the disarmament is the entire episode, I'll admit throughout the episode I was on the edge of my seat. It's true that you can easily guess Mac is going to get out of this but the question is how? By their nature disarming scenarios are really puzzles the solutions are simple, it's just a matter of taking the time to think it though; despite how limited it is.

Though I'll admit the whole thing on Mac losing the disarming tools was rather tacked on, honestly none of the crew could of fished them out of the water or why they didn't have the bags attached to some mini raft? But all the same I really liked seeing how Mac was coming up with some solutions to disarming one trigger at a time with just everyday items, the way it's handled almost seems plausible.

I even like his back and forth with the female Captain Carol whom I actually think is hot. Strong and intelligent women are always attractive. Really like how both worked well together and there was even a hint of flirtation.

This episode is a thrill a minute.

Rating: 3 and a half stars


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