The Best Episodes of 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.

Murderers' Sky

#1 - Murderers' Sky

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.

star 8.13
40 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
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Two Times Trouble

#2 - Two Times Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 10

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

star 7.97
31 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
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The Outsiders

#3 - The Outsiders

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 7.89
38 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
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Hell Week

#4 - Hell Week

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.

star 7.89
45 votes
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Early Retirement

#5 - Early Retirement

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.

star 7.87
38 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
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Partners

#6 - Partners

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.

star 7.85
46 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
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Countdown

#7 - Countdown

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.

star 7.85
89 votes
Directors: Stan Jolley
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Jack in the Box

#8 - Jack in the Box

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.

star 7.85
44 votes
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The Human Factor

#9 - The Human Factor

Season 2 - Episode 1

MacGyver and Pete are testing a new security system at the Strategic Research Development Administration. MacGyver successfully bypasses the security and meets Dr. Jill Ludlam, the system's designer. She tries to turn off the security system, but it doesn't realize that it was just a test. MacGyver and Dr. Ludlam are then forced to find a way out, as the security system, named Sandy, tries to destroy the "intruders."

star 7.84
90 votes
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Serenity

#10 - Serenity

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...

star 7.84
32 votes
Directors: Bill Gereghty
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The Odd Triple

#11 - The Odd Triple

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.

star 7.84
37 votes
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The Widowmaker

#12 - The Widowmaker

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.

star 7.80
44 votes
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Phoenix Under Siege

#13 - Phoenix Under Siege

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.

star 7.80
53 votes
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The Negotiator

#14 - The Negotiator

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.

star 7.80
44 votes
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Blow Out

#15 - Blow Out

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.

star 7.79
34 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
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The Eraser

#16 - The Eraser

Season 2 - Episode 2

Mac inadvertently leads a hit man to his target, believing that he's helping a father find his lost son.

star 7.79
76 votes
Directors: Paul Krasny
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Bushmaster

#17 - Bushmaster

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.

star 7.79
48 votes
Directors: Don Chaffey
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The Gauntlet

#18 - The Gauntlet

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 stored at a rendezvous point. Main Episode: MacGyver attempts to get a reporter out of a Central American country with evidence linking a general to an illegal arms dealer. As MacGyver and Kate (the reporter) reach the border, it is clear escaping to Mexico will be no easy task, as the general and the arms dealer have every imaginable route severely guarded. There is no turning back. MacGyver must figure out how to get across the border, as his life, as well as Kate's, hangs in the balance.

star 7.79
156 votes
Directors: Lee H. Katzin
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Dalton, Jack of Spies

#19 - Dalton, Jack of Spies

Season 2 - Episode 17

Dalton, who is believed to be dead, recruits MacGyver to help uncover a CIA mole.

star 7.79
43 votes
Directors: Bob Sweeney
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Live and Learn

#20 - Live and Learn

Season 5 - Episode 13

MacGyver tries to inspire a promising but unmotivated high school student, despite the negative efforts of a cynical teacher and the boy's skeptical father.

star 7.79
33 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
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Jenny's Chance

#21 - Jenny's Chance

Season 5 - Episode 16

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

star 7.79
33 votes
Directors: Michael Caffey
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Lost Love (1)

#22 - Lost Love (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1

While helping the People's Republic of China secure a priceless national treasure—The Ming Dragon—in a San Diego museum, MacGyver runs into a Lisa, a woman that he had loved and thought was long dead. MacGyver learns that Lisa has been alive all these years and needs his help escaping the KGB.

star 7.79
55 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
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Fire and Ice

#23 - Fire and Ice

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.

star 7.78
45 votes
Directors: Alan Simmonds
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Twice Stung

#24 - Twice Stung

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

star 7.77
74 votes
Directors: Paul Krasny
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Final Approach

#25 - Final Approach

Season 2 - Episode 5

MacGyver goes to the mountains to lead four ex-gangster teens on a Phoenix Foundation funded rehabilitation trip. When he gets there, he finds that this task may be a little more complicated then he thought. All of the kids are very rebellious and one of them has a bad grudge against another one. A couple of days later when MacGyver is returning with the kids, their plane crashes in the middle of the wilderness and one of them is injured. Now, MacGyver must fix the plane and help the kids work out their differences so they can save their friend.

star 7.76
71 votes
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