MacGyver (2016– )
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Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, "The Ghost", a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again.

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Patricia Thornton
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Wilt Bozer
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Alfred Pena
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The Ghost
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Andie Lee
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Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, "The Ghost", a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again.

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In the beginning of the episode, Jack Dalton (played by George Eads ) says "I had a dream I was buried once.". This is an obvious allusion to the fifth season finale of the American crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) titled "Grave Danger" (directed by Quentin Tarantino ) where George Eads's character Nick Stokes is buried alive in a glass coffin rigged with explosives. See more »

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At the warehouse, the sliding car door behind Riley closes twice. See more »

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Jack Dalton: Hey, Riley.
Riley Davis: Yeah?
Jack Dalton: My Shelby Cobra- if something goes wrong, I go boom boom, I want you to have it.
Riley Davis: No, Jack. We are not talking like that... Did you say "Shelby Cobra?"
Jack Dalton: Yeah.
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Best Ep By Far
29 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've taken an odd liking to this show - mainly because it has gotten universally hammered, and while this reboot leaves a lot to be desired... I still really want this show to improve and succeed.

This weeks opening (pre-title sequence) is way less cliché. There is a real sense of danger and how and a how heck are they going to get out? type of scenario.

The bulk of the episode is a complex story involving a super criminal (the ghost), flashbacks and an interesting look into Macgyver's past. Nearly everything about this episode improves upon the previous four. While there are entertaining sequences in the first few episodes, this is the first that has a level of quality throughout.

This episode also adds more to a series arc, or content that extends beyond individual episodes. Previously the only running story of note was Mac's ex-girlfriend, her treachery, and trying to locate her. This episode adds a revenge factor, not only for Mac, but his team...

His team... what's funny about this vastly improved episode is it makes the glaring weaknesses stand out even further. Of the surrounding cast and the characters they play, only the boss is slightly interesting. This is probably because we see her the least, and there is a ton of mystery there. The three others are terrible characters, and no amount of writing is going to make them work. At the rock bottom of this list is Mac's roommate, whose token appearances in this ep. fall flat as usual, feel completely out of place and seem to serve no other purpose than to take up some time. They all need work, but I think the roommate character simply needs to be removed from the show.

Regardless, still enjoyed the episode as a whole, and hope to see continued improvement.


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