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.
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