MacGyver (1985–1992)
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A teacher of the deaf, who is a friend of MacGyver's, is plagued by nightmares. MacGyver thinks these unexplained nightmares are connected to a plan to hijack a missile-guidance system.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Thornton
Mary Beth Barber ...
Carrie Linden
Abel Makepeace
David Crane
Moorish Warrior / Rider
Helen Rubio ...
Dr. Janice Green
Gorman (as Carl N. Ciarfalio)
Erik Holland ...
Head Buyer
Karl Held ...
Buyer #2 (as Carl Held)
Tom Maier ...
Buyer #3
Paul Joynt ...
Major Hansen
Jim J. Poslof ...
Throne (as James J. Poslof)
Sunshine Morrow ...
Shawna Estep ...


Mac and Pete present a Phoenix Foundation invention to a school for the deaf/mute: it converts sounds into waves to feel. The teacher Carrie Linden has strange, scary, symbolic dreams involving lightning, a Moor on a horse, a steel skeleton, a limousine, and Mac's death. A U.S. Army jeep is robbed of secret Moloch missile warheads by a fake sheriff and his deputies in South Carolina; they travel far to steal from an exhibition another part of the rocket. After a lightening bolts-marked van nearly runs them over, Mac convinces Pete to bring Carrie to dream researchers. They decide to take her along to a military test of the device, where she recognizes the fake sheriff, whose team escapes after a fire-fight, killing one of their own, and Mac realizes they are stealing Moloch missiles part by part. Mac helps Carrie identify the Braden Lake from her dream by its shape, and takes her there do 'decypher' the rest of the dream, successfully, but they're attacked by the missile thieves who ... Written by KGF Vissers

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24 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Moloch was originally the name of one of the pagan gods of ancient Israel, to which the people would sacrifice their children. See more »


In Carrie's dream, she and Mac are fleeing the "phantom car" that is approaching them along the flat level gravelly shore of the lake, yet when Mac throws Carrie aside to avoid the car, she lands among the grass and rocks of the meadow that's a lot farther up the bank from the lake, near the pit with the "steel skeleton". See more »


References MacGyver (1985) See more »


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Science and Dreams
19 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This season 2 episode of MacGyver uses an intriguing interweaving of the military and the deaf community, both using the same high tech new device for far different purposes. MacGyver works with humor and respect among the deaf children who are to benefit from this device, and with precision and then alarm, among the military. Throughout is a dream sequence which slowly unravels into true life, helping MacGyver unravel the mystery of bad guys who appear on the base. I also enjoyed a "timing device" MacGyver rigged with near-nothing materials. Throughout, this episode focuses on interesting realms of science and technology just recently discovered and still in testing phases, which is fun. But already the bad guys have a use for it! Good cast.

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