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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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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This episode follows the plot line of the 1974 film "Juggernaut", which itself was based on a real life incident involving the Cunard liner "Queen Elizabeth II". See more »

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The needle that Charlie inserts into the gasket is just lightly coated with Vaseline, and most of it would have been wiped off anyway as the needle was slid into the pierced hole, so there would not have been enough grease present to create the huge continuous bluish plume shown when the vacuum was broken. See more »

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Suzanne: [not overly confident about the viability of Mac's cobbled-together robotic maid, or "her" ability to handle eggs safely as she removes one from the fridge] Let me guess - - you like 'em SCRAMBLED.
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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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