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A man in security guard uniform, carrying a briefcase, enters a hangar alone. There is a helicopter. The man enters the code that opens a storage room door. Inside the room, he steals a book that says "Stealth Helicopter Operating Manual - Top Secret" and a key-card that opens the helicopter. He replaces the fire extinguisher in the copter with one in his briefcase. Finally, he just flies away in the copter. Elsewhere, MacGyver meets his Jewish godson Jeffrey, who's bar mitzvah is going to be on the following day. Jeffrey's father isn't on the best of terms with his own father, but Jeffrey is convinced that his grandfather will attend the bar mitzvah. Jeffrey entrusts the picking up of his grandfather to MacGyver. Granpa tells MacGyver he has to pick up Jeffrey's present from the post office. He sees a man in a suit, wearing an earpiece, standing in guard outside the post office. He asks MacGyver to pick up the packet that is waiting there, addressed to an alias... There is a tracker ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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Although all episodes were supposed to play mainly in California, seasons 3 to 6 were shot in Canada. This is the first episode of season 7 which is filmed again in California. For the first time again you can spot palm trees in the streets. See more »

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When MacGyver walks up to the car to get a flashlight in order to try and get into the helicopter, the filming camera light comes on, which not only is seen coming on in the reflection of the car, but stands out big time lighting the side of the car up. Then MacGyver walks away and you can see the light turn off and the car darken. See more »

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[first lines]
Elliott: No, no, you'll damage the chopper.
Major Snead: ID the perp?
Elliott: It had to be that temp working security.
LaManna: The old rumpled guy?
Elliott: Right.
Major Snead: B.N. for Mr. Harding.
Elliott: B.N.?
Major Snead: Bad news.
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Terrible
29 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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My goodness how this show has fallen. We used to have an American hero who went out of his way to save the lives of political prisoners and helpless people overseas, now we have episode after episode of preachy Left-wing environmentalism and plots best left for non-MacGyver series.

This episode sees MacGyver picking up a friend of a friend for, well, who cares, it's all boring crap anyway. And this friend is a little crazy. Imagine the unfunny Jerry Lewis shoved into this episode and then that he's even less funny than he already is, and with mental problems, and bingo -- you got the idea.

The episode is overwrought with boring, painfully unfunny and overdone characters, in an absurdest plot forced to be humorous. It's mentally painful to watch this.

Clichéd Jewish people, a comedic dictator with bizarre personal traits, a mockery of an F.B.I. agent, another dumb government official, and a sophisticated experimental helicopter that can be access with a flashlight (yeah, dumb, right?).

The writing is awful. It's trying SO HARD to be funny but failing in a remarkable terrible way. This is what we waited for, for a season premiere?


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