The BEST Episodes of MacGyver (1985)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2019
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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - Jenny's Chance
Season 5 - Episode 16
MacGyver, Dalton, and Thornton go undercover to expose a murderous money launderer.
#3 - Eye of Osiris
Season 6 - Episode 14
Mac helps out on an archelogical dig for Alexander the Great's tomb. But the expedition seems to be followed by bad luck. Several incidents nearly causes a shut-down. Then Mac finds clues leading to Alex's tomb. Unfortunally, the accidents are not coincidental, and they meet a very vengeful man who traps them inside the grave...
#4 - Humanity
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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Strictly Business
Season 6 - Episode 19
After enlisting MacGyver's help in saving his sister (from a previous episode), Murdoc wants to come out of retirement, but his former employers at Homicide International request that he take out MacGyver as a demonstration of his sincere desire to rejoin them. Knowing that MacGyver is the only contract that he failed to execute, Murdocs agrees to "clear" his otherwise perfect record. MacGyver, returning home one night, finds Murdoc waiting for him at his dinner table- with dinner waiting. Murdoc sets MacGyver up for execution and forces MacGyver to admit defeat to him- or be killed via cyanide. After that, Murdoc warns MacGyver of his intention to kill him and then leaves. MacGyver knows the professional killer is not bluffing- and he knows he will use anybody and do anything to get to him...
#7 - The Visitor
Season 6 - Episode 10
Mac uncovers an out-of-this-world scam when he investigates some mysterious indentations in a farmer's field.
#8 - High Control
Season 6 - Episode 15
Mac tries to help an acquaintance just out of prison stay on the straight and narrow despite the efforts of his old biker gang to blackmail him into rejoining them.
#9 - The Ten Percent Solution
Season 5 - Episode 9
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.
#10 - The Wall
Season 6 - Episode 5
MacGyver helps reunite an East German girl with her grandfather in America, unaware that she's been recruited by two bitter former Stasi agents who believe the old man possesses a store of hidden gold.
#11 - Cease Fire
Season 5 - Episode 4
During some tough negotiations between two neighbouring states, one side plants a sniper in the vincinity. When Mac discovers the sniper, fights him, but loses the man, the accusations go out against Mac. Wounded, he is forced to run, and hide at a private girls' school, where one of the young ladies becomes his only hope to prevent further bloodshed. But the young girl has her own issues, and the assassination attemts won't stop until the targeted delegate is dead.
#12 - Lesson in Evil
Season 6 - Episode 6
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.
#13 - Obsessed
Season 7 - Episode 3
The ghost of his archenemy Murdoc leaves MacGyver sleepless and on edge just as he is about to supervise the security of the criminal trial of a deposed dictator, a task that could determine Pete's continued employment at The Phoenix Foundation.
#14 - 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.
#15 - The Outsiders
Season 4 - Episode 3
MacGyver helps an Amish family, who saved his life, from having their farm seized by the government.
#16 - The Legend of the Holy Rose: Part 2
Season 5 - Episode 2
MacGyver and an old friend dash around the world searching for the artifacts necessary to locate the Holy Grail, just one step ahead of a ruthless man on the same trail.
#17 - Black Rhino
Season 5 - Episode 8
MacGyver takes off for Africa, where the youngest of the Colton brothers has decided to take on deadly rhino poachers single-handedly.
#18 - The Invisible Killer
Season 4 - Episode 15
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.
#19 - The Challenge
Season 4 - Episode 12
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.
#20 - Deadly Dreams
Season 4 - Episode 7
MacGyver gets involved in the search for an escaped serial killer. Soon he comes to the conclusion that the killer had help from another prisoner—an even more sinister man.
#21 - 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.
#22 - The Stringer
Season 7 - Episode 13
While working with Chinese dissidents to expose illegal labor camps, MacGyver gets unexpected help from a young photojournalist who claims to be his son!
#23 - Harry's Will
Season 6 - Episode 7
When Mac tries to claim the station wagon left to him by his late Grandpa Harry, it starts a strange chase that leads him to an ex-con with a dream of running a restaurant, a soup kitchen in need of money, and a gang of crooks out for themselves.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.