MacGyver: Season 3, Episode 9

Hell Week (23 Nov. 1987)

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An old mentor of MacGyver's asks him to judge a physics competition. The mentor's son becomes despondent after failing to win the competition and locks himself in the lab with a homemade bomb.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Pete Thornton (credit only)
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Professor Julian Ryman (as Larry Dobkin)
Ted Cole ...
Geoffrey Kramer
David Ryman


MacGyver is asked by his former professor to be a judge for a university physics competition - a competition that Mac himself has won. The professor's son, pumped and primed to win the prize, is deceived and ultimately defeated. The aftermath proves deadly, as Mac deals with the son's depression and endless uphill battle to make his father proud. Written by clbw

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23 November 1987 (USA)  »

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David asks about the bomb and MacGyver says the bomb squad is taking care of it, then a few seconds later as they wheel David out, the elevator doors open and Janet comes in looking for David. In real life the bomb squad would have kept the area clear of civilian personnel, and make sure the bomb in fully deactivated and would not let somebody into the blast zone. See more »


MacGyver: Ah, you know me; carrot juice is about as heavy as I get.
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