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)
Van Driver


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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MacGyver: [Joe walks up now] Ah you bet baby cakes, I'd like to do that too. Listen I gotta go, my ride's here. I love you too - creme puff.
Pete Thornton: Baby cakes. Creme puff. MacGyver!
MacGyver: [hanging up] It's my steady girlfriend. We're in love.
Joe Banneker: I'm happy for ya Romeo. Now let's go.
MacGyver: You got a steady girl friend?
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