MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 17

Dalton, Jack of Spies (23 Feb. 1987)

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While MacGyver is at the viewing of this friend, Jack Dalton, two CIA agents gone bad show up to make sure Jack is dead. MacGyver is surprised to find out that Jack really isn't dead and that he is wanted for murder.



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Pete Thornton (credit only)
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Stanley Berrenger
Frank Annese ...
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When Mac -alone- attends eternal prankster Jack Dalton's church funeral, he finds the scoundrel staged it to escape enemy spies whose packages his new messenger service Jack-be-Quick was to deliver but betrayed to the CIA. They escape by sidecar, but are blamed by CIA and police for the murder on Jack's CIA contact Light and betrayed by absent Pete's substitute's CIA friend, so they turn to Light's female partner Shadow, still chased by double agents, she's focused on the CIA rotten apples and a top-secret encryption device. Mac sneaks the others in at the auction the enemy uses as contraband cover, but... Written by KGF Vissers

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When MacGyver and Dalton stop to see Jack's contact dead, one of the police officers, an undercover bad guy, says they're the ones who killed the contact and then calls them by name: Dalton and MacGyver. Yet while he had seen MacGyver earlier in the episode, he had not heard his name and therefore would not know it. See more »


MacGyver: Don't you think six feet under is taking "laying low" a little far?
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