MacGyver: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 29
1985

Pilot

Opening Gambit:
MacGyver rescues an American pilot who has crashed on top of a high cliff.

Main Episode:
When a science lab studying the ozone layer myster…

2 Oct 06
1985

The Golden Triangle

Opening Gambit: MacGyver uses a magnet to retrieve stolen documents, escapes a car about to be flattened, and then traps the thieves in midair.

Main Episode:
Whe…

3 Oct 13
1985

Thief of Budapest

MacGyver travels to Budapest to meet with a Russian double agent who is in possession of a watch containing information about other Russian spies. However, before MacGyver can…

4 Oct 21
1985

The Gauntlet

Opening Gambit: MacGyver retrieves a top-secret map, then uses it to escape his pursuers in the desert. MacGyver escapes the desert by using a hot-air balloon conveniently stor…

5 Nov 03
1985

The Heist

When $60 million worth of stolen diamonds destined for a relief charity end up in the hands of casino owner Jack Catlin, MacGyver must head to the Virgin Islands to try and get…

6 Nov 10
1985

Trumbo's World

Opening Gambit: In the Pyrenees Mountains, MacGyver rescues a prisoner, then makes a daring escape with her by raft.

Main Episode:
MacGyver comes along on a expe…

7 Nov 17
1985

Last Stand

When MacGyver is on his way to a vacation, he takes the wrong way and ends up at a small airstrip where everybody seems to be behaving strangely. Too late, he discovers that th…

8 Nov 27
1985

Hellfire

During a trip to visit some friends, an accident starts a fire in an oil well owned by MacGyver’s friends. MacGyver and his buddy then go to fetch dynamite in an abandonn…

9 Dec 08
1985

The Prodigal

A man wants to testify against his mobster brother in Federal Court, and MacGyver has the job of keeping him safe, but the man’s mother is dying and he wants to visit her…

10 Dec 22
1985

Target MacGyver

Opening Gambit: MacGyver rescues a lady general at a beach house, then nabs her kidnappers using common kitchen equipment.

Main Episode:
After blowing away a nuc…

11 Jan 15
1986

Nightmares

When MacGyver comes home with some important documents, he’s drugged by enemy agents and told that he will die in six hours if he doesn’t retrieve the documents for…

12 Jan 22
1986

Deathlock

Opening Gambit: Posing as a corpse, MacGyver escapes Berlin by coffin-turned-jet-ski.

Main Episode:
MacGyver is trapped in a mansion with Pete, a code expert, an…

13 Jan 29
1986

Flame's End

An old girlfriend of MacGyver’s contacts him for help after she discovers evidence of uranium thefts from a nuclear processing plant where she works.

14 Feb 05
1986

Countdown

A mysterious person, who calls himself “Viking”, has just bombed a cruise ship. He demands six million dollars or another bomb will go off within hours. So MacGyver…

15 Feb 12
1986

The Enemy Within

After a daring escape from East Germany where he gets rescued, and in the process saves a fellow operative with a quick mechanical fix, MacGyver thinks that he deserves some pe…

16 Feb 19
1986

Every Time She Smiles

MacGyver is on his way out of Bulgaria with a secret microfilm, when he meets Penny Parker, a beautiful, talkative American, who is on the run from her lover, a man named Steph…

17 Mar 05
1986

To Be a Man

In Afghanistan, wounded and hunted by the Soviets, MacGyver is given refuge by an Afghan woman and her son. But they are themselves at the mercy of an Afghan thug, who will kil…

18 Mar 12
1986

Ugly Duckling

A 15-year-old genius accidentally hacks into a defective missile guidance system and attracts the attention of both the FBI and some black marketers,…

19 Apr 02
1986

Slow Death

At the beginning of the episode, MacGyver literally has to jump onto a moving train that he missed earlier to return top-secret files and documents to the U.S. Government. Soon…

20 Apr 16
1986

The Escape

When a mother superior at a religious mission in North Africa asks MacGyver to help a young woman with something, he is glad to help. However, when he finds out the young woman…

21 Apr 30
1986

A Prisoner of Conscience

Pete Thornton investigates the supposed death of an old friend, a prominent Russian dissident, and finds he must get his friend’s daughter Maria out of the country before…

22 May 07
1986

The Assassin

Posing as a watchmaker who manufactures bomb timers, MacGyver manages to catch a master killer—Piedra—before he attempts an assassination on a high-profile target. However, Pie…

About MacGyver

MacGyver follows the adventures of the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution whenever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Utilizing his education as a scientist and his experience as an operative in the Department of External Services (DXS), he is able to solve a range of problems usually with the help of his ever-present Swiss Army knife.

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