MacGyver: Season 4, Episode 8

Ma Dalton (23 Jan. 1989)

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Once Jack Dalton finds his long-lost mother, he discovers that she is a fugitive. The police, a bounty hunter, and a corrupt government official are all determined to catch her first.



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Episode cast overview:
Arthur Bandel
Leslie Carlson ...
Sparky (as Les Carlson)
Francine Leyland
Marty Ricco
Freda Perry ...
Ken (as Russell J. Roberts)
Andrew Kavadas ...
Denalda Williams ...
Monica Marko ...
John B. Destry ...
Cardplayer (as John Destry)


Just when Mac's ready to cut Jack Dalton out of his life, he finds himself helping him. Jack's been getting a lot of things over the years which belong to his father who died when Jack was a baby from someone anonymous. And now he gets another. He suspects it's his mother whom he never met. With help from Pete, they find out that his mother is a fugitive. It seems like someone she worked for is into some shady stuff, and she got arrested when the Feds went after him. They go to the man who put up her bail when she was arrested. The man only cares about getting her so that he doesn't forfeit the bail. After Mac and Jack leave, the man sends his bounty hunter, Jesse Colton to get her. So he follows them. Eventually they find her. The man she worked for grabs Jack it seems she has evidence against him and Colton grabs her and Mac and takes them but she tells Mac they have to go back to stop her friend from turning the evidence over to the Feds, because when they get it, the man she ... Written by

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MacGyver: After three weeks above the Arctic Circle monitoring whale migration, I truly felt there was no place like home. No howling subzero winds, no shifting ice, no wandering polar bears, no sushi sandwiches - just the simple comforts of my own domain.
[walks into his ransacked apartment]
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