MacGyver sneaks in a Middle Eastern tribal leader's camp to return a priceless thoroughbred, the theft of which was fared to start a tribal war which might sparkle a big one, is cornered, wins the duel unarmed on horseback and is picked up with the precious mount; that story ends well right there. Just back, Mac is personally asked to receive confidential information from fellow secret agent Nikolaj Grodsky in then communist Hungary's capital Budapast. He catches gypsy girl Jana picking his knife from his pocket, only to find after he lets her go she struck again already. The thief picked Nikolaj's pocket too, unnoticed, just before he's terminally hit by a car when running for Russian agent Kossov, who searches the corps in vain for his watch but sees Mac and Jana on traffic camera recordings and orders both brought in, helped by Hungarian police inspector Jan Messic. When Mac finds Jana, she tells him in tears to fear for her family as she already passed the watch to her brother ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode used footage from The Italian Job
(1969). All of the shots of the three Minis racing the cops are lifted from the movie. See more
Budapest is located in the Eastern part of Hungaria. The border to Austria is several hours away. Therefore, the car chase cannot possibly reach the Austrian border after just a few miles driving. See more
[catching Jana picking his pocket
You looked down at your hand, that is a cardinal no-no.
Edited from The Italian Job