With only a chisel and matchbook, MacGyver and team must defend U.S. embassy workers in Latvia from extremists attempting to retrieve their leader.



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With only a chisel and matchbook, MacGyver and team must defend U.S. embassy workers in Latvia from extremists attempting to retrieve their leader. Written by CBS

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Showing these kind of stories shows how little people know about each other.
19 November 2016 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

I have gotten used to hearing and seeing many countries mentioned and described in movies and TV but this show took it to the next level on the 9th episode. I understand that shows must be flashy to draw in people but is it really that hard to make a show that is somewhat based in reality, describing events in places that they actually could take place? I know Americans are gun loving explosion enthusiasts, partly due to their 2nd amendment right, but the rest of the world is not. I know this show has free range to do as they please with their story. But why make stories up, centered around places they could NEVER happen? For Americans, this might be entertaining but for the rest of the world, it shows how little do you know about it. If you want to mention a country by name and describe it for background, it's fine with me, but when you actually need to show other countries don't do it this poorly. It just promotes prejudice and hatred which I think you could do without.

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Aside from the background story about trust and friendship, this week's episode was about taking on a terrorist organization from Latvia with around 50 members to prevent it from becoming the next ISIS which is an absurd in itself but yet reasonable as stories go. They go to said country and detain the organization's leader (who speaks with no accent while speaking English but speaking Latvian there is a noticeable accent, even though English is his 2nd or 3ed language). after learning that their leader has been captured they decide to do car checks (here the crazy things start). People are unafraid of people with AK- 47(really?? where did you get them in THAT country?) . They begin a car chase and shootout breaks out (no-one called the local police? how are they outrunning a car ?). The MacGyver team and its detainee head to the American embassy (still running while being shot by automatic weapons and their only cover fire is a pistol, no MacGyver devices yet). They FINALLY get to the embassy (none are injured or out of breath and they just walk slowly after being just shot at). After that they want us to believe that this small group of terrorists has amassed such fear, that the local police force is unwilling to help an embassy being attacked( even less believable) . 14-15 terrorists vs 4 US marines to hold out for 6 hours with no additional supplies of ammunition (here comes MacGyver with his idea).

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