MacGyver (2016– )
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Using a microwave and a power strip, MacGyver and Jack look for Riley when she disappears after hacking into the NSA, possibly starting World War III.


Stephen Herek


Peter M. Lenkov (developed by), Lee David Zlotoff (based on the series 'MacGyver' created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Lucas Till ... Angus MacGyver
George Eads ... Jack Dalton
Sandrine Holt ... Patricia Thornton
Tristin Mays ... Riley Davis
Justin Hires ... Wilt Bozer
Michael Michele ... Diane
Joshua Chang ... Tech
Lyman Chen ... Guard
Nicholas X. Parsons ... Millennial
Sean Michael Weber ... Jaden
Tze Yep ... Lead Security Guard
Michael R. Ciminna Michael R. Ciminna ... Phoenix Field Agent
Robin Dyke ... Phoenix Field Agent


The team can't believe the NSA wants Riley hunted down for hacking vast data from it, like when she was jailed years ago. Following an obviously intentional trail from her computer, after leaning on her hardware supplier, to trace her to her hostage-taken mother Diane and free her last-minute from an execution collar. Then they rush with her on the trail of the abductors, a shady Consortium, or rather their client which installed the super software tool. It leads to a Shanghai skyscraper, which proves no less then the Chinese HQ. Intruding as 'lost tourists', they find time is running out to prevent a nuclear conflict. While former babysitter Jack finally needs to resolve Riley's vicious grudge against him, Mac must work his magic in virtual captivity with office supplies to reprogram a military satellite. Afterwards Thornton must arrange their release and reward. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The grill Bozer uses that was adapted by MacGyver uses the same counter that was in the Delorean in Back to the Future. See more »


MacGvyer asks "Which way is West?" to determine which direction he should point the satellite. If they are in Shanghai, the missile they are trying to affect should be 3000 miles East of them approaching Los Angeles. See more »

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Riley Under Ground

"MacGyver"'s XXI century iteration is doing one step forward two steps backs, ending on middle ground, getting more and more pointless by episode. On the good side, we seem to have stopped with the extraction- mission formula (even if the plot still makes the team travel around the world and repeats more or less the same situations). On the double bad side, we are getting more and more Bozer's servings. The character is one of the most annoying ever (not helped by Justin Hires's overacting) and his presence everywhere does not help the series (at least in the previous episode there was a reason for him to be there). And with close to zero MacGyver's identity (no inventions, no science, nothing that makes it resemble the spirit of the old "MacGyver"'s series), this is another episode with an empty soul.

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