MacGyver (2016)

The BEST episodes of MacGyver (2016)

Every episode of MacGyver (2016) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of MacGyver (2016)!

Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Last Updated: 8/2/2022Network: CBS
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Mac + Jack
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7.90
917 votes

#1 - Mac + Jack

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/5/2018

When Mac and Jack are trapped inside Mac’s house, which his nemesis, The Ghost, has rigged with explosives, Mac uses a karaoke mic and an audio transformer to let the team know that this bomb is a distraction for a bigger one. Also, through flashbacks, Mac and Jack’s contentious first meeting unfolds.

Directors: Ron Underwood
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MacGyver + MacGyver
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7.89
727 votes

#2 - MacGyver + MacGyver

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/4/2018

MacGyver gets a shocking surprise when he tries to tell Matty that he’s quitting the Phoenix Foundation.

Directors: Stephen Herek
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Bullet + Pen
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7.89
975 votes

#3 - Bullet + Pen

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/2017

The LAPD interrupts the team’s Christmas celebration to arrest Mac for terrorism when they find a body in a building destroyed by a bomb Mac built.

Directors: Carlos Bernard
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Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire
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7.87
399 votes

#4 - Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/1/2020

The Phoenix team is forever altered when MacGyver’s Aunt Gwen gets into his head about family and connection and convinces Mac and Riley to join Codex. Also, Matty and Russ take their concerns about Codex to the White House.

Directors: Geoff Shotz
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Father + Son + Father + Matriarch
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7.83
411 votes

#5 - Father + Son + Father + Matriarch

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/3/2020

After Oversight is almost killed in a bombing, he recruits Mac to help him find the suspected bomber, Mason. However, when Mason reveals he didn’t plant the bomb, the three team up to track down Codex, the shadow organization that set them up. Also, Mac meets his aunt Gwendolyn.

Directors: David Straiton
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UFO + Area 51
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7.82
756 votes

#6 - UFO + Area 51

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/27/2018

Mac and Riley are attacked by a group of masked men after the government calls them in to examine a mysterious object that crash-landed in the Nevada desert. Also, Riley uncovers new information about Mac’s father but questions whether to deliver it to him after he says he needs to move on.

Directors: Ericson Core
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War Room + Ship
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7.82
943 votes

#7 - War Room + Ship

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/2017

When 32 college students are stranded on a research ship in the Arctic Ocean with no heat and erupting fires, Mac develops an emotional connection to the group leader, via video chat, as he relays how to stay alive as they await a rescue ship. Also, Jack kidnaps Elwood to find out what scam he’s up to next, and Bozer’s feelings toward Leanna grow stronger.

Directors: Tawnia McKiernan
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Murdoc + Handcuffs
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7.81
897 votes

#8 - Murdoc + Handcuffs

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/2/2018

After one of Murdoc’s go-to assassins agrees to hand over Murdoc to MacGyver in exchange for $10 million, the team finds itself protecting Murdoc from his former mentor, Nicholas Helman, who wants him dead. Also, Jack realizes he may still have feelings for Riley’s mother, Diane.

Directors: Stephen Herek
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K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit
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7.80
560 votes

#9 - K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/15/2019

After a surprising introduction to Phoenix's newest recruit, Desi, MacGyver and team are assigned to escort and protect an ATF (alcohol, tobacco, firearms) gun-sniffing dog who has a bounty on his head, only to discover they're not the only ones crashing the weapon drop.

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Murdoc + Helman + Hit
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7.79
551 votes

#10 - Murdoc + Helman + Hit

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/5/2019

When Nicholas Helman resurfaces to carry out a killing spree, the Phoenix is forced to get help from the one person who knows him best… his protégé, Murdoc.

Directors: Roderick Davis
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Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck
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7.79
449 votes

#11 - Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/21/2020

MacGyver and the team board a plane that’s mid-flight when the pilot has a heart attack, and discover the medical emergency was intentional.

Directors: Lily Mariye
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Father + Bride + Betrayal
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7.79
567 votes

#12 - Father + Bride + Betrayal

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/1/2019

An international crime boss offers Matty a deal she can’t refuse – he’ll surrender himself into her custody if he’s allowed to return to the United States to watch his daughter walk down the aisle. MacGyver and team crash the wedding to ensure the crime lord doesn’t run, only to discover they’re not the only ones lying in wait at the event.

Directors: Avi Youabian
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Mardi Gras Beads + Chair
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7.78
904 votes

#13 - Mardi Gras Beads + Chair

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/19/2018

When the team heads to New Orleans to track down the con artist who is posing as the wife of “Duke Jacoby,” one of Jack’s old CIA aliases, Jack finds himself in jeopardy when “Duke’s” old enemies resurface looking for revenge.

Directors: Mike Martinez
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Save + The + Dam + World
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7.78
403 votes

#14 - Save + The + Dam + World

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/8/2020

With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the crosshairs. Also, the team discovers Russ’ real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation.

Directors: Carlos Bernard
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Wilderness + Training + Survival
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7.78
578 votes

#15 - Wilderness + Training + Survival

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/18/2019

When MacGyver takes Riley and Bozer into the wilderness for a weekend of survival training, things take a turn when they run into a violent group of criminals who are searching the rugged backcountry for a lost crate of money. Also, Jack and Matty go on a road trip to place Ethan and his family in witness protection.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis
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7.77
420 votes

#16 - Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/10/2020

While Mac’s friends surround him during his time of grief, Los Angeles’ power grid is taken hostage in a ransomware attack resulting in a citywide blackout, and the team discovers the code used was written by Riley years ago.

Directors: Michael Martinez
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Mason + Cable + Choices
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7.77
540 votes

#17 - Mason + Cable + Choices

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/10/2019

MacGyver faces off with a cunning new adversary whose carefully crafted plans put Mac at the epicenter of an impossible choice: save the life of a friend, or save the lives of hundreds of innocents. Also, Mac receives new information that will drive a wedge between him and his father.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan
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7.77
434 votes

#18 - Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/6/2020

In an attempt to find the main players in the Codex and cut off their match-fixing funding, Desi goes undercover to infiltrate a soccer team and find the corrupt player working with the shadow organization.

Directors: Duane Clark
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Jack + Kinematics + Safe Cracker + MgKNO3 + GTO
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7.77
325 votes

#19 - Jack + Kinematics + Safe Cracker + MgKNO3 + GTO

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/15/2021

Using a cryptic postcard as their only clue, Mac and the team must solve a fallen friend’s final case and bring him justice.

Directors: Ericson Core
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CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch
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7.77
936 votes

#20 - CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/12/2018

While Mac participates in a challenge for government operatives to create robotic combat machines, Mac must help his biggest competitor, Allie, when her vehicle is hacked and heads to the Pentagon. Also, Jack attends his high school reunion, hoping for a showdown with his old rival who beat him out for homecoming king.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey
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7.76
430 votes

#21 - Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/27/2020

A double date descends into chaos when Mac and Desi witness a murder in the back of the restaurant, and as they work to find the killer, Riley tries to keep the secret about her and her friends’ “day jobs” from her new boyfriend, Aubrey.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Cigar Cutter
star
7.76
1436 votes

#22 - Cigar Cutter

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/14/2017

Murdoc moves forward with his plans for revenge against MacGyver by recruiting his recently released former cellmate to infiltrate the Phoenix Complex as a "lab technician" and kill every agent inside.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Hammock + Balcony
star
7.76
899 votes

#23 - Hammock + Balcony

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/2/2018

MacGyver, Leanna, Riley and Bozer pose as honeymoon couples at a resort in order to gain information about a Serbian war criminal from his newly married son. Also, Bozer wonders if Matty knows about his relationship with Leanna, and Jack recruits Elwood to help him break into Matty’s home.

Directors: Eagle Egilsson
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Scissors
star
7.75
1639 votes

#24 - Scissors

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2016

MacGyver and Jack search for Riley, using a microwave and a power strip, after she mysteriously disappears and hacks into the NSA, possibly unleashing World War III. Also, Bozer goes on his first official mission, and Jack opens up about his history with Riley’s mother, Diane.

Directors: Stephen Herek
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Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly
star
7.74
583 votes

#25 - Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2018

Matty sends MacGyver and team to Ghana to recover a hard drive from an e-waste landfill that is run by a powerful and violent man. But when Matty refuses to reveal what’s on the drive, other than a mysterious file called “Dragonfly,” the team speculates about what could be so important to her.

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