MacGyver: Season 5, Episode 17

Deep Cover (26 Feb. 1990)

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A female scientist designs an innovative sonar detection system for the Phoenix Foundation. The shady owner of a submarine company wants to sell her system to a drug-smuggling cartel.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Gwen Carpenter
Mitchell Laurance ...
Nick Landis
Dan Stringer
Bill Croft ...
Timothy Webber ...
Joe Banneker
Scott J. Ateah ...
Crocker (as Scott Ateah)
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MacGyver is part of a group that is testing remote-controlled unmanned submarines for the DEA's Submarine Interdiction Program, which was looking good until the drug cartel equipped their drug boats with sonar. Fortunately, MacGyver's group has come up with a device called ERMA, that is capable of creating false sonar readings, thus making a DEAD sub equipped with one invisible to all cartel sonar. Of course, the cartel would be VERY interested in getting their hands on such a device... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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[last lines]
Pete Thornton: It looks like we won the first battle.
MacGyver: Now if only we can win the war.
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