While in a coma resulting from a great fall, MacGyver has a near-death experience, where he is reunited with his grandfather Harry and his long-deceased parents.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony Stamboulieh ...
Hakim / Anubis (as Antony Stamboulieh)
Leslie Carlson ...
Ellen MacGyver
James MacGyver
Paul Batten ...
Frank Ferrucci ...
Tracey Olson ...
David Glyn-Jones ...
Pam Howard-Jones ...
Jessica Van der Veen ...


Attacked by criminals, MacGyver finds himself in a coma, bordering death. He experiences an incredible vision as he is reunited with his recently departed grandfather Harry and his long-dead parents. They help him realize the importance of his life and give him the strength to save himself and identify his attackers. Written by clbw

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30 April 1990 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Boy: Is that a fishing lure?
Harry Jackson: Yeah, I call it the Harry Jackson Dazzler. Here, might improve you luck.
Boy: Whoa! Thanks.
Harry Jackson: You say you learned to fish from your Grandfather, huh?
Boy: Yeah. Long time ago, when I was a kid. But he move to California. So I don't see him that much.
Harry Jackson: Yeah, I know how that is. My Grandson lives in California. Seems like an awful long way off sometimes.
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nostalgic like a Quebec Norquige elephant that is really a hockey stick on a igloo
3 June 2016 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

So Pete Thorton and Macgyver are showing a Egypt diplomat an ancient boat with that goat headed Egyptian that takes people to the other world after death. Ironically it just hit me now that this is the premise of the episode. So anyhow , Mac's granddad, dies of a heart attack in Minnesota while fishing with a kid. The kid had a twins hat. I Remember being 10, i had two things i loved, collecting my 1986 Topps Baseball cards and watching this show (My 4th grade teacher killed Dukes of hazard and A-Team by mentioning how predictable they were.) so when i saw a John Butcher of the Twins 1986 Topps card that looked like macgyver, i was confused. that's why i remember this episode., So this bad ass Egyptian looking dude, is in the parking lot and pulls out a gas mask among other stuff and raids Pete and the Egyptian diplomat looking at hte boat sculpture. Mac has left to call to check on his grandpa using a phone that looks like the phones i got at work. that puzzled me. So the mullet ed terrorist does a honestly pretty crappy gas bomb. they looked like me down wind at a camp fire. just move and your fine. But he takes the boat artifact, a siren is siren ed , and Mac chases him to his white Grand Marquis car (i had a friend with that car growing up. great solid car that he used as a battering ram later in life and maybe when we were kids). So Mac is thrown off the roof and end up ontop of another solid car and then in the hospital in a coma. So the Egyptian Mullet guy, as stupid as stupid can be, tells the diplomat that Macgyver saw his face. If i was the diplomat, i would then kill him. Say some gang was chasing them shouting racist stuff and leave it at that. But instead ,they hang out at the hospital, for really who knows how much time. anyhow the artifact was stolen by the diplomat for an independent collector. Really, your a Egyptian diplomat, you have control over the pyramids and who knows what else? So able to break into a museum but not a hospital, the diplomat and his croonie wait with Pete Thorton. So the diplomat gives his mullet' ed assassin a syringe with poison or something and tells him to give it to Mac when he can. I saw a Joe Kenda Homicide Hunter like this, and it was only half an episode cause it was so plain cut. if you put a syringe or mess with someones IV unit, an alarm goes off and ruins it. anyhow, Pete is aware that one of there own may be guilty as he tells the person that really wants the artifact, hhmmmmm. but this is Hollywood so that said, this is where Mac is in the after life and they finally let him on the ship he saw Harry board, that he couldn't get on till the ship mates apple computer confirmed all this. it was nice that while he was in line , the guys behind him had white hair. that was more pleasant than say a bunch of burnt kids and burnt school bus driver. i watched too many beetle juice cartoons i guess. So mac gets on the ship, he realizes he is dead, but Harry is not cool with this. Though he hada heart attack in Minnesota, he seems to know it wasn't Macs time. But mac wants to see his mom and dad. and Stubbornly he does, and i just yell out 'oh come on, Marion Ross is his mom, i just saw a Drew Carey where she was his mom, is she everyone' s mom?" due to this lovely site, i learned it was a lookalike. So they all happy but Harry gives Mac a coin, the same coin shown before as a medallion for the Egyptian guy. he then uses the coin , having good knowledge though new to death, to use it for a view finder thing and Mac sees Pete being killed by Egyptian to thwart investigation to him. SO mac realizes he has to leave and captain thwarts him and locks him and harry in engine room. Engine room huh? they not even trying. so he breaks out, and takes from what i learned in this pages "goofs section" from a die hard boat guy, takes the davnit something way too quick but gets to shore to come back to life. I was more perplexed that while being lowered he didn't plan his pushing to get momentum to get back to pier till the guy dragged him back up on that davnit rig thing. So he ends up waking from his coma, having the power to tell Pete that the bad guy is mullet guy, who still stayed there for some reason and they were busted. SO this life taught me that my after life beliefs are wrong and it is pretty much the John Edwards theory that is right. Death is just another step to where we are all in a place all happy, all of us, and not suffering from all the ignorant crap we do, and able to look down on our relatives and feel good about it. Whooptee doo that sounds great (I'm Christian so though that may sound insane, i find that opinion equally insane.).. Anyhow loved this episode. id give it more stars if it wasn't for the cheese factor. i left a lot out.

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