MacGyver: Season 2, Episode 4

The Wish Child (20 Oct. 1986)

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MacGyver rescues a friend's young brother in Chinatown who is mixed up with some scam artists presenting him as the Wish Child, a legendary mystical Chinese boy.



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Episode cast overview:
Pete Thornton (credit only)
Leon Fan ...
Paul Chan
Lee Wenying
Dr. Shen Wei
Conan Lee ...
Timothy Dang ...
3rd Mate
Danny Wong ...
Deborah Nishimura ...
Elizabeth Reiko Kubota ...
Charles Young ...
Crane Operator


In Santa Monica, a sunny paradise for the Minnesota boy, Mac accepts to get his martial arts sparring partner Lisa's 14 year-old brother Paul Chan. Only a Macgyverism gets him access to the Chinatown establishment where scientist Dr. Shen Wei is authenticating the teenager as the legendary Wish Child, so Shen can advise the Hong Kong magnate Lee Wenying that Paul is the real one; Lee pays crime baron Ston's finder's fee. Mac is knocked down and can barely escape from Lee's cargo freighter, before learning from petty crook Sam and Dr. Shen enough to go after the boy, whose presence would allow the aging Lee to survive his life-span, reason to keep the kid captured, but Mac is determined to rescue him... Written by KGF Vissers

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When Dr. Shan shows the stamp with the sign of the Wish Child to Mr. Lee, one can see that the Chinese signs on the stamp are not mirror-inverted as they were before, when the stamp was shown the first time. See more »

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