MacGyver (2016– )
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Toothpick 

Using only an armrest, a curtain rod and a toothpick, MacGyver must fix a sabotaged train in order to protect a whistleblower who has proof that her boss is selling weapons to U.S. enemies.

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series 'MacGyver' created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt ... Patricia Thornton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Kasha Kropinski ... Katarina Wagner
Jarreth J. Merz ... Eric Wexler (as Jarreth Merz)
Ian Gregg ... Young Man
Rachel Kylian ... German Assistant
Tony McFarr ... Big Man
Kendrick Merdani ... Gerhard (as Alban Merdani)
Sonia Rockwell ... Blonde Woman / Sofia
Jessica Roth ... Woman
Josh Ventura ... Dad
Olivia Welch Olivia Welch ... Little Girl
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Storyline

Mac and Jack pursue a lead on Nikki but it's a set up. She left something for Mac which he needs to figure out what it is. But before he could Thornton sends them to Germany. It seems like a woman is going to testify against her employer who is selling weapons to enemies of the US. She received an email from an agent telling her to meet him by train. But Thornton says the agent was killed before the email was sent. So her employer is setting her up. So they get on the train and find her. But there's a team of assassins who are out to kill her. But when the team stops them, they decide to just destroy the train by disabling it causing it to crash. So Mac needs to find a way to save everyone on the train. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Wilt says she (Riley) thinks I'm cute.. The sound from Rudolph the red nose reindeer is heard. See more »

Goofs

The lavatories on the train are labeled "Bad", which translates to "bathroom". Lavatories on German trains are labeled "WC" - a "Bad" in Germany usually features a tub or at least a shower. See more »

Quotes

Jack Dalton: [cell phone rings] Hey, if that's Cindy, tell her your better-looking, more-distinguished friend is very single.
Angus MacGyver: It's Thornton, but I can tell her that if you want me to.
Jack Dalton: No, no. Thornton already knows I'm single.
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Stop that train!
11 April 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

Episode 5 of "MacGyver" for the XXIst century is the weakest so far. It is ridiculous, the plot makes no sense, and the character's decisions are risible. On top of having basically zero 'MacGyver' moments.

One of the things the old "MacGyver" had is that our hero found himself in the middle of a situation without having expected to: he goes to visit some friends and their oil drilling venture becomes an inferno, he goes on a walk to Asia and gets entangled with some drug dealers, he is going fishing and ends up being kidnapped... This new MacGyver with his endless missions of extracting agents or similar has close to zero originality. And we are only 5 episodes in.

This time they have to protect a woman that has some information very very important. So important that the 'bad people' trying to get her will do anything to kill her, even jump on a train from a helicopter and go around the wagons with guns on their hands... which makes no passenger raise their eyebrows in surprise.

It is not only that the idea is once again the same. It is not that MacGyver doesn't really do anything, and that Jack with his gun is more of a problem than a plus. It is also that it seems Europeans (or Germans) are all OK with people running around trains shooting, with hands on their hands, punching, tasering... First, arms are not so common in Europe (I have only seen army people, policemen or similar carrying them in my times there). Second, it is an insult to the viewer expect them to believe that no one would raise the alarm or try to stop the train with all that is going on that train. Here, though, everyone keeps sleeping through the fights (well, a couple look a little bit surprised). It is too much of suspension of disbelief. And that is just a small example of too many that happen in this episode (as the incredible moment at the station).

Poorly conceived, poorly developed.


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