MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 13

Soft Touch (19 Jan. 1987)

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A Russian defector is helped my MacGyver to seek asylum in the U.S. Meanwhile, after Penny Parker comes to stay at MacGyver's for a few days, she accidentally uncovers an assassination plot of a foreign official.



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Episode cast overview:
Derek Thompson
Hugh Farrington ...
Jack Larson
Andre Marquis ...
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Zoaunne LeRoy ...
Michael Cassidy ...
Robert Julian (as Mike Cassidy)
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Mac goes to a nuclear plant in Siberia to spring Yuri Demetri, a Soviet Russian political prisoner on account of his father's defection. Back in the States, Mac is not amused to find penniless Penny Parker invited herself to stay in his Californian home, but allows her to house-sit a few days. At her new job, as singing telegram, airhead Penny accidentally bursts into the wrong house, where Columbian drugs cartel-employed killers are decibel-torturing federal agent Robert Julian, a potential witness to their next hit by voice recognition-triggered bomb in Jack Larson's wheelchair to kill politician Javier Estevez in Phoenix Foundation-secured city-hall; she escapes and tells Mac. Later Penny recognizes on TV Derek Thompson, Estevez's corrupt aid who she saw at the torture, but the goons kidnap her and Yuri, planning to eliminate all embarrassing witnesses. Mac tails them to a warehouse, where he starts pulling his tricks to save his two friends who were left in a cooling cell (walk-in... Written by KGF Vissers

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Regular house/apartment doors have the key-locks on the "outside" of the door, so Penny would not be able to lock the mercs into their own apartment; the locking knob/button would never be on the "outer" or "hall" side of the door. See more »


Penny Parker: I promise I'm not gonna talk.
[as the bad guy holds a gun to her]
Lyle: Sweetheart, you do nothin' but talk.
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