Mac is home after surviving three murder attempts while he found proof in Central America about dealer Fernando Marin's part in the U.S. cocaine market, only to be forced at machete-point to bring another accomplice to the Phoenix Foundation- oops, that's just Jack Dalton 'inviting' him to a surprise birthday party, the rare guests like Grandpa and Penny are his presents. They and some objects remind Mac of foreign adventures he had the last seven years around the world. Now Mac tells Pete at fifty he's too old to rely on luck and announces his resignation, so he can start having a private life rather then run away from every potential love. Is his mind really set? Written by
Did You Know?
Here MacGyver's birthday is revealed to be March 23rd, though other episodes state a different date, like January 23rd for example. See more
Pete says he was thinking about the first assignment he ever gave MacGyver, and references part of an episode from the first season, but it's been previously established that MacGyver met Pete seven years ago and started working for the Phoenix Foundation shortly thereafter and that he and Pete had been on a number of wild assignments all over the world in those seven years. And it was clear MacGyver was seasoned by then. See more
There's no place like home. That's especially true if you spent twelve hours on a flight from Central America that gave new meaning to the word turbulence. Pete Thornton sent me to find a piece of evidence that would like Fernando Marin, a major drug dealer, to the flow of cocaine into the United States. And I'd found it. Hidden in the jungle and guarded by some tribesmen who are on Marin's payroll. They weren't too happy I'd gotten away with it. Three times ...