MacGyver (2016– )
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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.

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Brad Tanenbaum

Writers:

Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series "MacGyver" created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt ... Patricia Thornton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Tobias Jelinek ... Janis
Alicia Coppola ... Ambassador Roberts
Andrew Ayala ... Admiral Rodriguez
Hunter Burke ... Phillip
Philip Fornah ... Marine #3
Garrett Kruithof ... Valdis
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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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Latvia is an NATO country so there would be more troops to deploy and faster. See more »

Quotes

Jack Dalton: Where you at?
Angus MacGyver: [Peeks around column he's hiding behind, ducking back to avoid shots fired at him] Uh... I don't know. Some kind of loading dock?
Jack Dalton: Well, just have him keep trying to kill ya, and I'll follow the sound of the shots.
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MacGyver's World
25 April 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The globetrotting adventures of MacGyver and Co. through a wonderland version of our world, a parallel reality where everyone goes around with guns, shootings break up everywhere and no one seems to care, and things don't make much sense, continue. Sadly for us, this parallel reality is not much fun, has bad pace and takes some very strange decisions (on top of the non-stop not very subtle messages about cheap patriotism).

This time MacGyver (and others) have to 'kidnap' a terrorist leader. The mission goes awry pretty soon and MacGyver and the rest find themselves in the US embassy with the 'terrorists' encircling them. Will they be able to break free and go home? Will the leader die? And what about that pesky Bozer? Will the writers decide to write the character off and give him so very much needed holidays (at least for us, the viewers)?

The episode lacks in all departments. The story is another run-of- the-mill MacGyver gets a person and brings that person from A to B while our wonderful extras shoot, shout, jump and overact, but with little humor (which was the best aspect of previous episodes), bad pace, horrible writing and close to zero MacGyver creations. On top of that, the image the show keeps offering of the world we live in is... well, head-scratching.

And it is a pity, because the show is still breathing and has some life in it. It just seems unable to break free from its own limitations.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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