MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 12

Family Matter (12 Jan. 1987)

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A former agent seeking revenge kidnap a woman and her son. MacGyver is tasked with the mission of rescuing them.


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Episode cast overview:
Michael Thornton (as T. Scott Coffey)
Frank Bonner (as Donald Gordon)
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Obadiah Moss


While Pete's wife Connie, an archaeologist, and their adolescent son Michael, who resents his absentee father, are on a dig in Louisisiana, they are kidnapped by the men of mercenary Frank Bonner, a former agency colleague of Pete whom he blames for the death of the Bonner family in a Yemeni tribal pacification mission which went wring after Frank embezzled agency funds, planning a gruesome revenge: make Pete watch his own loved-ones die. MacGyver flies ahead so he can bug the gang's car at the meeting point. Even as they change vehicle, Mac works out where and sees trough Obadiah Moss they planted there to point him into the bayou, so he can make a surprising entry, frees Michael and together with him returns for his parents, pulling Macgyverisms all the time. Written by KGF Vissers

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12 January 1987 (USA)  »

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When Pete gets into the kidnappers' car, the rear door window is open in the close-up but closed in the long shot. See more »

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