MacGyver

The BEST episodes of MacGyver

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 3/21/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Legend of the Holy Rose (1)
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8.58
181 votes

#1 - Legend of the Holy Rose (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1989

An archaeologist friend pays MacGyver a visit to get his help in using a map to find an ancient artifact called the Holy Rose.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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Lesson in Evil
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8.37
149 votes

#2 - Lesson in Evil

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/1990

Dr. Zito returns to menace MacGyver and Murphy when he escapes after his latest sanity hearing, leaving a series of nasty clues designed to give Mac a crash course in evil.

Directors: Bill Gereghty
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Legend of the Holy Rose (2)
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8.37
205 votes

#3 - Legend of the Holy Rose (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1989

MacGyver and his archaeologist friend continue on to London and France in their search for the Holy Rose. Along the way they come across a notorious jewel magnate who has deadly intentions.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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Jenny's Chance
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8.36
132 votes

#4 - Jenny's Chance

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/19/1990

MacGyver organizes a gambling sting operation in order to catch the murderer of a horse trainer, a money launderer for a Cuban drug lord.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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The Outsiders
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8.31
132 votes

#5 - The Outsiders

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/28/1988

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

Directors: Mike Vejar
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Black Rhino
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8.22
110 votes

#6 - Black Rhino

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/1989

MacGyver trails a friend, Billy Colton, to Africa where he witnesses the cruel slaughter of the endangered Black Rhino. When he joins the activists, hoping to prevent the poaching, Mac meets up with the men behind the scheme - Ladysmith.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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Murderers' Sky
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8.21
144 votes

#7 - Murderers' Sky

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/9/1988

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
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Strictly Business
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8.18
171 votes

#8 - Strictly Business

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/8/1991

After his sister dies in an avalanche, Murdoc decides to resume working for his former employer, HIT. In order to regain their trust, he has to take on MacGyver once again.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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The Black Corsage
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8.17
174 votes

#9 - The Black Corsage

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/2/1989

Mac and a bounty hunter join forces with a bulldog named Frog to track down a Bulgarian defector who was the accidental witness at a murder and who is now being stalked by the killer, who needs a map she doesn't know she possesses.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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The Challenge
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8.16
145 votes

#10 - The Challenge

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/27/1989

An inner city youth club is threatened when a black resident is framed for auto theft by a neighborhood racist who'll stop at nothing to close the center—even murder.

Directors: Dana Elcar
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For Love or Money
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8.15
136 votes

#11 - For Love or Money

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/4/1987

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
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Rush to Judgement
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8.13
85 votes

#12 - Rush to Judgement

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/16/1990

MacGyver risks judicial displeasure when he breaks jury sequester to investigate the scene of a racially charged murder, and discovers evidence that drastically alters the interpretation of the facts.

Directors: Charlie Correll
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GX-1
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8.12
206 votes

#13 - GX-1

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1987

Mac and Nikki race to recover equipment from a downed experimental plane before the Soviets, who are using a psychic to guide them to the wreckage.

Directors: Mike Vejar
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The Secret of Parker House
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8.12
171 votes

#14 - The Secret of Parker House

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/31/1988

MacGyver accompanies his friend Penny Parker to an old house she has inherited from her Aunt Betty, who mysteriously died 30 years before. When strange things start happening, Penny is sure that the house is haunted. However, MacGyver tries to convince her that there's no such thing as ghosts, but then he starts witnessing the strange events, too.

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Blow Out
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8.06
164 votes

#15 - Blow Out

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/21/1987

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
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The Visitor
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8.06
126 votes

#16 - The Visitor

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/1990

Mac uncovers an out-of-this-world scam when he investigates some mysterious indentations in a farmer's field.

Directors: Bill Gereghty
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The Invisible Killer
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8.05
134 votes

#17 - The Invisible Killer

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/10/1989

MacGyver heads up a trip with four other Phoenix Foundation employees into the wilderness as part of a stress reduction program. After discovering that a prison bus accident has freed several prisoners, the employees begin to question each other's behavior. MacGyver must now figure out which man, if any, is not to be trusted before it's too late.

Directors: Dana Elcar
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The Ten Percent Solution
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8.05
107 votes

#18 - The Ten Percent Solution

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/1989

The Phoenix Foundation purchase of a Nazi art treasure leads Mac to a concentration camp survivor who claims family ownership of the painting and an `Aryan nation' group actively working to create their own country.

Directors: Michael Preece
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Two Times Trouble
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8.04
99 votes

#19 - Two Times Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/11/1989

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

Directors: Michael Preece
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Rock the Cradle
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8.01
113 votes

#20 - Rock the Cradle

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/18/1988

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
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Early Retirement
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8.00
167 votes

#21 - Early Retirement

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/1988

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
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Phoenix Under Siege
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7.97
220 votes

#22 - Phoenix Under Siege

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/1987

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.

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Second Chance
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7.94
117 votes

#23 - Second Chance

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1989

Renegade America service men steal everything that's not nailed down in Thailand, creating a life-threatening situation. MacGyver helps set things right, while helping an old friend get acquainted with a son he never knew he had.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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Three for the Road
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7.92
213 votes

#24 - Three for the Road

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/1986

A retired actor and his wife stop at a motel on the way to Los Angeles. MacGyver rescues them from a drunkard who nearly makes a mark on their car. MacGyver is supposed to meet a mobster-turned-informant at the motel, but the meeting goes wrong. The mob shows up and kills MacGyver's friend before he can give MacGyver what he promised. Instead the bag lands in the old couple's car, where the old actor finds it and discovers it full of money.

Directors: Alan Crosland
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Countdown
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7.91
340 votes

#25 - Countdown

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/1986

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: Stan Jolley
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