Pete is conflicted when he discovers that the Phoenix Foundation employee selling classified information turns out to be his son.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Sanborn / Papillon
Hank Stratton ...
Robert Metcalfe ...
Charles 'Chas' Gordon
Don Galloway ...
Bill Murdoch ...
Jake Harrill
David Ley ...
Alex Percy
John Payne ...
Dave Edwards
Hans Kreese
Rob Johnson ...


Mac is asked by Pete to follow a man whom he suspects of selling classified information. Mac loses the man who meets his contact, who wants the info but when he refuses to give it, he kills him. Mac finds the info and gives it to Pete who learns that it's from a project the foundation is working on for the DOD. The contact seeks out one of the man's associates who tells him that he needs to complete the task. It seems that he and the man met in school when the man formed a club and all the members are part of the operation and among them is Pete's son Michael whom they are asking to get what they need. Written by

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13 February 1989 (USA)  »

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In the panning shot establishing the interior of the mall, we see a Jack Fraser store. Jack Fraser was a menswear chain operating exclusively in Canada at the time this series was filmed (in 2005 its stores were absorbed into the Tip Top Tailors chain, which also operates exclusively in Canada). A previous episode (#2.21) indicates the Phoenix Foundation is located in Los Angeles. See more »


[first lines]
MacGyver: [voice-over narration] Technology has just about taking over everything in the world today. But no matter how computerized and mechanized things get, people are still the most important part of any operation - and the weakest link.
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