MacGyver (2016– )
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Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to help out when an earthquake strikes and partner with Chin Ho and Kono to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building about to collapse.

Director:

Jonathan Brown

Writers:

Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series 'MacGyver' created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Meredith Eaton ... Matty Webber
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
Taylor Wily ... Kamekona
Camille Chen ... Emily Espinoza
Rome Flynn ... Kalei
C.S. Lee ... FEMA Director Sam Hopkins
Cindy Chu ... Mayumi
Aina Dumlao ... Andie Lee
Amy Hui ... Nurse
Nik Kash ... Samir
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Storyline

When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin and Kono from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building. However, as they work on the complicated rescue, a group using the chaos as a distraction aims to steal the top-secret weaponry from the scientists, on a special crossover episode. Written by CBS

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This is a crossover episode with Hawii Five-0 with only a few characters from the show. See more »

Goofs

Bozer tells Riley that Mac was told about his father leaving after his10th birthday party. In Metal SawJack says to Thornton that Mac's father left when he was 12. See more »

Quotes

Emily Espinoza: You have a plan?
Angus MacGyver: I have half of one, which is pretty good for me.
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Connections

References Hawaii Five-0 (2010) See more »

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Hawaii Five-0 this is not

There is not a clearer example that "MacGyver" is trying to be a cheap "Hawaii Five-0" than this episode (well, they have some common people behind them). The MacGyver team are on a plane for some random stuff, holidays because MacGyver's birthday is around the corner (uh...) but an earthquake hits Hawaii and they decide to go and help (even if they are supposed to be from a think tank). They land wherever, jump into the middle of the stuff and get entangled with poor Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua in some mysterious stuff (Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park probably enjoying some extra cash). Seeing MacGyver and Jack disagree, Kono comments to Chin that they remind her of someone.

And here is the problem. MacGyver and Jack are not Steve McGarrett and Danno. Not even their shadows. And "MacGyver", as it says in the title, should be centered on MacGyver and his capacity to create something out of nothing and escape from any kind of situation. But XXI century MacGyver is not a show about MacGyver, but about a group of people that just don't make much sense (not even as a team; the previous episode, with annoying Bozer as a hero is a clear example; there is no reason for his character to go around with the team). There is no chemistry between the leads, the action is quite lame, the situations pathetic and the MacGyver part is actually a copy from better episodes of "Hawaii Five-0". Many of the things MacGyver does we have seen them before in the other show.

If "MacGyver" is not going to be about MacGyver... well, what is it supposed to be about?


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