MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The grandson and only heir of a rich Chinese shipping magnate is living in a monastery. MacGyver enlists his help to fight a criminal takeover of the business.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... MacGyver
... Pete Thornton
Roderick Cook ... Alasdair
... Raymond Ling
... Tiu
... Adam Chung
... Luke Chung [Luke Chen in credits]
... Wayne H. Lim
Dana Still ... Doctor
Terry Barclay ... Simon
Doug Tuck ... Guard
... Steve
Helen Lobo ... Nurse


The grandson and only heir of a rich Chinese shipping magnate is living in a monastery. MacGyver enlists his help to fight a criminal takeover of the business.

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9 May 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode is set in Los Angeles, California's Chinatown, but it was really filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia's Chinatown. See more »


Mr. Chen was on the floor behind a couch, away from the explosion when it blew, yet he has bodily damage that would have only been possible had he been standing up or the explosion was larger. He also has a mark on his head, yet he was face down on the floor when the explosion occurred. See more »


[first lines]
Raymond Ling: It's getting late, Mr. Chung. Mr. Thornton called. He and MacGyver will delayed for about an hour. I thought you might like some tea.
Adam Chung: Thank you, Raymond. But, the Vice-President of the company doesn't have to bring me tea, you know.
Raymond Ling: No. But a friend can.
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MacGyver Theme
Written by Randy Edelman
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14 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my personal favorite episodes of the show, I just can watch it so many times and never get bored. The plot line isn't anything too special it's really more in it's constant moving suspense, action, setting, but most importantly duo dynamic that makes this episode stand out.

I really love the back and forth between both MacGyver and Luke, in a way by it's nature this episode is almost more of a buddy cop story; ironic I mention that since the actor Ernie Reyes Jr. was in one which was the TV show "Sidekicks" which I feel is an under the radar gem. And yeah part of what really drew me to this episode was the actor Ernie and I was a kid from the 80's decades so I actually did see the show; it's a real shame he didn't become a action star.

It was also cool seeing Tia Carrire whom I think is a bit of an underrated actress. She's good at playing a hot assassin she definitely looked great in that swimsuit.

Ahem moving on, there are a lot of great scenes from that bird cage trap which put me on the edge of my seat as that lullaby playing was really Luke's swan song and constantly hoping Mac will get there on time before the song ends. Or even when Mac looks into the assassin's purse and uncovers a cobra which made me jump and put me further on the edge of my seat.

But of course the highlights are seeing MacGyver and Luke construct a camouflage tarp from an old opium lab. And of course that parking garage battle which is one of favorite battles of all time as Mac and Luke are surrounded by a gang of assassins, guess who wins.

Rating: 4 stars

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