An insurance investigator who is a friend of Mac's, who's been tracking a diamond thief all over the place comes to Mac telling him that he suspects that the thief is a diplomat which means he has diplomatic immunity which means he can't be arrested. He says he thinks he can find him, but because his employers pulled him off the case, he needs Mac's help. But shortly after talking to him, he was run over. Mac suspects the thief found out he was close. So Mac goes to a function at the embassy to learn what he can about the man. While there he meets a woman who seems to be there for the same reason. He later learns she's his friend's sister and they try to expose the man. Written by
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An obvious irony in the choice of actress for the leading lady --- in the previous MacGyver episode "Lost Love" that also featured Elyssa Davalos, she played an old love-interest of Mac's, and yet is this story, she plays someone whom Mac finds exceptionally incompatible/disagreeable and whom he dislikes working alongside, and thus he feels anything but affection for her. See more
Threads made in wood have to be fairly "coarse" to avoid splintering, so even if the rake had threads to attach its head and handle together, like a broom does, the threads would not be nearly so "fine" as a garden hose has; Mac could not have attached them together just by screwing them into each other. See more
A man once said, when you make a friend, you take on a responsibility. And I guess that describes my friend, Danny Barrett. When he invited me to lunch, I should of know there'd be strings attached.