MacGyver: Season 5, Episode 14

Log Jam (5 Feb. 1990)

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MacGyver goes undercover as a logger in the Pacific Northwest in order to expose the illegal practices of a Japanese businessman.



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Episode cast overview:
Pete Thornton (credit only)
Amy Chandler
Patrick Bishop ...
Kim Kondrashoff ...
French Tickner ...
Sheriff Delaney
Doug Sheehan ...
Jack Chandler
Yarding Engineer
Wil Calhoun ...
Donna White ...
Meg (as Donna Carroll White)
Dee Jay Jackson ...


Mac goes to attend a log summit between loggers and environmentalists he helped put together with a friend who is an environmentalist. But when he arrives he sees that she canceled it. She says the loggers are not keeping their word. So Mac gets a job at the logging camp. Mac sees that there are some strange things going on. And one of the loggers is his friend's husband. He discovers that the owner of the logging company is in debt to the Yakuza and will do what he has to fill the order. Written by

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The logging truck's engine is fairly loud when Mac is standing next to the back of it when the driver jerks the truck backwards, yet when the truck moves slowly forward to pull away, the engine's sound is quite faint. See more »


[first lines]
Pilot: Ever been in this part of the country before?
MacGyver: I used to work summers up here during college.
Pilot: Yeah? It's changed a lot since then.
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