MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 7

The Road Not Taken (10 Nov. 1986)

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A nun and some orphans are in need of rescuing by MacGyver from murderous soldiers in Southeast Asia. It turns out that the nun's assistant is an old girlfriend of MacGyver's.

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The new dictatorial regime in a neighbor country of Thailand is eliminating adversaries. Mac and Pete fly and rappel to the rescue of an orphanage run there by Pete's platonic friend, Catholic nun Margareth. To Mac's surprise, her assistant is his own former girlfriend Debra Easton, now a religious novice, who helps him keep ahead with the orphans of the surprisingly resourceful captain Chanthara, who was barely outsmarted by Macgyverisms but shot both their rescue helicopter and its pilot Jimmy; Debra fall out, Mac dives after her, so Pete shouts the code Bulgaria: pick-up there in eight hours. While Mac and his mate run for the captain's men, escape after capture and face their own doubts, Pete and sister Margareth face theirs, repairs to the helicopter and a traitor in the refugee camp run by French MD Gilbert Arnaud. Written by KGF Vissers

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When MacGyver is cutting the Bamboo leg for the flare, you see he cuts a small end but when he picks it up and hands it to Debra, the bamboo piece is much longer. See more »

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Pete: Mac, I have just one question about rappelling: what do you do if the line breaks?
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One of her best roles
29 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of Marilyn Jones' strongest roles. I must say, however, that I have always been a fan and have never seen her in anything that I didn't enjoy. She is the typical "girl next door." My only disappointment is that no one seems to know where she is now. I would like to know where she is and what she is doing. I also liked her very much in "King's Crossing" which was short lived. I have always wondered why Linda Hamilton went on to stardom and Marilyn Jones never seemed to get beyond supporting roles. She was also very good in the "Good-Bye, Radar" episode of MASH. If anyone "out there" knows where she is I would very much like to find out.


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