The Best Episodes of MacGyver

Murderers' Sky

#1 - Murderers' Sky 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 20

When the head of a American-Chinese shipping company is attacked in his office by a killer, MacGyver and the man's grandson—who is heir to the company—must find out who was behind the attempt on his life.

Directors: Mike Vejar

#2 - Serenity 8.05

Season 5 - Episode 12

Exhausted MacGyver dreams he's a Civil War vet trying to claim a home in Montana that's threatened by a neighboring rancher who looks a lot like Pete Thornton. But this Pete has hired Murdoc to kill Mac...

Directors: Bill Gereghty
Hell Week

#3 - Hell Week 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 9

A desperate physics student goes off the deep end and boobytraps a college lab when he fails to win a science competition and to live up to his father's high expectations.

Directors: James L. Conway, Joseph Gunn, Leonard Mlodinow, Scott Rubinstein
Jack in the Box

#4 - Jack in the Box 7.98

Season 3 - Episode 7

MacGyver and Jack Dalton are arrested in Arkansas by a corrupt sheriff who arrests people to make them work in a labor camp used for mining gold. MacGyver wants to escape, but Jack has other ideas: He wants to find five million dollars his uncle Charlie left in the mines years before.

Directors: James L. Conway
Fire and Ice

#5 - Fire and Ice 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 5

A jewel thief with diplomatic immunity kills Mac's friend. But there are more people involved in the crime - and Mac can't be sure who's on his side.

Directors: Alan Simmonds
The Odd Triple

#6 - The Odd Triple 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 14

After returning home from a long assignment, MacGyver has an unwelcome surprise. Jack Dalton is waiting and wants him to help with a new scheme. A wealthy woman has just acquired some invaluable jewels, needing Jack to fly her back to her home in France. Things seem to be going fine, that is, until they land. Jack and MacGyver are arrested and accused of theft.

Directors: James L. Conway
Jenny's Chance

#7 - Jenny's Chance 7.96

Season 5 - Episode 16

MacGyver, Dalton, and Thornton go undercover to expose a murderous money launderer.

Directors: Michael Caffey
The Negotiator

#8 - The Negotiator 7.95

Season 3 - Episode 15

MacGyver becomes infatuated with a woman while conducting environmental-impact studies. However, what MacGyver does not know is that the woman was hired to "persuade" him to skip the studies—and if necessary, kill him.

Directors: Charlie Correll
Phoenix Under Siege

#9 - Phoenix Under Siege 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 11

While retrieving tickets for a hockey game at the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver and his grandpa Harry get caught in the middle of a woman's plot to blow up the building using a bomb that she herself made. They try to escape, but are locked in. Now they must figure another way out before she activates the bomb.

Directors: Gilbert M. Shilton, John I. Koivula

#10 - Countdown 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 14

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, with an old friend from Vietnam, Charlie Robinson, is sent to disarm it. But when they get there, they find out there's more then one bomb on the ship.

Directors: I Stanford Jolley
The Outsiders

#11 - The Outsiders 7.90

Season 4 - Episode 3

MacGyver helps an Amish family, who saved his life, from having their farm seized by the government.

Directors: Mike Vejar
Blow Out

#12 - Blow Out 7.89

Season 3 - Episode 10

MacGyver teams up with colleague Nikki Carpenter to find out who is behind the attempts on her life. When they find out that the man who tried to kill her is connected to two terrorists who blew up a local post office, MacGyver and Nikki must find out what the terrorist's next target is before it's too late.

Directors: Cliff Bole
The Widowmaker

#13 - The Widowmaker 7.89

Season 3 - Episode 8

MacGyver is forced out of his grief over the tragic death of a friend by a madman with a score to settle from their past association.

Directors: Mike Vejar, Harv Zimmel
Early Retirement

#14 - Early Retirement 7.89

Season 3 - Episode 12

While testing a new nuclear bomb defusing team at the Phoenix Foundation, a deadly explosion kills three men. Pete blames himself for not inspecting their equipment better and resigns from his job out of guilt. However, Pete is replaced by a not-so-trustworthy man—one who may have been connected to the explosion.

Directors: Cliff Bole
The Spoilers

#15 - The Spoilers 7.87

Season 3 - Episode 16

MacGyver enlists a recluse nicknamed "Earthquake" to help find a person who is dumping toxic waste and polluting mountain streams.

Directors: Mike Vejar
Two Times Trouble

#16 - Two Times Trouble 7.87

Season 5 - Episode 10

MacGyver tries to help an old friend who believes her jealous twin sister is trying to kill her.

Directors: Michael Preece

#17 - Bushmaster 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 19

When MacGyver is sent to rescue an American pilot held in Central America for supposed espionage, his wargame-trained daughter tags along, but she didn't quite come prepared for the real thing. MacGyver must now rescue the pilot while keeping his daughter safe from the soldiers.

Directors: Don Chaffey

#18 - Partners 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 18

MacGyver and Pete meet at a wrecking yard, both thinking that the other one arranged the meeting. Soon an unknown assailant captures them inside a big truck. Their only clue is an obituary for them and Jack Dalton.

Directors: Cliff Bole
The Mountain of Youth

#19 - The Mountain of Youth 7.85

Season 7 - Episode 14

MacGyver joins Jack Dalton in Kabulstan on a search for a fountain of youth, but finds himself battling nuclear terrorists in the process.

Directors: William Gereghty

#20 - Humanity 7.85

Season 6 - Episode 2

MacGyver and Thornton are left to the mercies of a Romanian agent still loyal to his deposed leader Ceausescu after a mission to obtain his secret files is sabotaged.

Directors: Bill Gereghty
Twice Stung

#21 - Twice Stung 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 3

MacGyver and Pete have a surprise party planned for a colleague, but when the colleague doesn't show up, MacGyver goes looking for him, and finds him on the verge of committing suicide. When questioned why he would do such a thing, Kelly explains that a con artist has swindled him out of his life savings. MacGyver tells Pete about Kelly's situation and the two of them decide that they will get Kelly's money back from the con

Directors: Paul Krasny
Rock the Cradle

#22 - Rock the Cradle 7.85

Season 3 - Episode 18

Mac and Jack return from a flight to find an abandoned baby in Jack's hangar, complete with a desperate note from the mother and his own endowment fund hidden in his diapers.

Directors: Mike Vejar
D.O.A.: MacGyver

#23 - D.O.A.: MacGyver 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 21

MacGyver is called to a meeting with a former British spy, who has learned of a group of terrorists that will use a new plastic explosive in a vengeful attack on the U.S. army. This explosive can be hidden anywhere. However, before the spy can give MacGyver all the details he is shot. MacGyver flees through a window and is picked up by a boat. The female who owns the boat soon learns that the man she has rescued doesn't have any memory.

Directors: Cliff Bole
For Love or Money

#24 - For Love or Money 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 22

MacGyver is forced to work with a ruthless freelance agent to rescue a human rights activist who is being held in a psychiatric hospital in Czechoslovakia. The rescue is an apparent success, until the secret police then kidnap the activist's wife to get him back.

Directors: James L. Conway
Kill Zone

#25 - Kill Zone 7.84

Season 3 - Episode 11

An impulsive scientist who cuts corners in her research work creates an uncontrollably mutating organism that speeds up the aging process.

Directors: Chuck Bowman