MacGyver (2016)

The WORST episodes of MacGyver (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/8/2022Network: CBS
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The Rising
star
7.00
4128 votes

#1 - The Rising

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2016

Angus “Mac” MacGyver and Jack Dalton, special agents for the Department of External Services (DXS), join forces to recover a missing bioweapon that has the ability to destroy hundreds of thousands of people with one single drop.

Directors: James Wan
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Metal Saw
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7.30
2886 votes

#2 - Metal Saw

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/2016

MacGyver and the team attempt to rescue Sarah, Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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Awl
star
7.37
2264 votes

#3 - Awl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2016

MacGyver and the team are in Malaysia to extract a terrorist group’s money man, Ralph, who holds key intel on an impending attack. But the mission goes south when the man is shot, and now, with only a driver’s license and hand sanitizer available, MacGyver must keep Ralph alive in order to learn the terrorists’ plans.

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Quarantine + N95 + Landline + Telescope + Social Distance
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7.48
335 votes

#4 - Quarantine + N95 + Landline + Telescope + Social Distance

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/22/2021

During COVID-19’s first stay-at-home order, as Mac, Bozer and Riley quarantine together, they try to stop a crime in progress at their neighbor’s house. Also, Russ’ romantic fling takes on a longer and more complicated turn when they quarantine together.

Directors: Andrew Ahn
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Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt
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7.49
310 votes

#5 - Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/19/2021

When Mac and the team are unable to prevent Department of Defense intel from falling into Codex’s hands, Mac must scale a vertical cliff using only gear he can cobble together himself to prevent the info’s transmission.

Directors: Christine Moore
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C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games
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7.49
303 votes

#6 - C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/26/2021

Mac and Riley head overseas together to prevent a governmental collapse and inadvertently inhale new deadly microscopic technology.

Directors: David Straiton
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Wire Cutter
star
7.51
2035 votes

#7 - Wire Cutter

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2016

Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow. But when the antiquated computer needed to disable the warhead becomes inoperable, Mac must find a way to fix it with only duct tape and wire in time to prevent a new Cold War.

Directors: Joe Dante
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H2O + Orthophosphates + Mission City + Corrosion + Origins
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7.54
284 votes

#8 - H2O + Orthophosphates + Mission City + Corrosion + Origins

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/16/2021

Mac and Desi travel with Bozer to his childhood home when his aunt dies in a tragic accident, however, they soon discover she may have been murdered for trying to expose the city’s contaminated water supply. Also, Riley, Matty and Russ continue to follow leads on their nano-trackers investigation.

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Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma
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7.55
321 votes

#9 - Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/18/2020

When Russ is kidnapped, Mac and the team must break out a previously murderous psychopath, now pacifist, from prison to help find him. Also, while on the run, Mac and Desi are forced to confront their relationship issues.

Directors: David Straiton
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Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna
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7.57
293 votes

#10 - Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/2/2021

Mac, Desi and Russ go undercover during a royal Indian wedding to protect a princess whose policies could put her life in danger. Also, Russ and Sophia come face-to-face at the wedding, Bozer suspects Riley is up to her old hacking ways and Matty runs down a lead in hopes of getting to the bottom of Mac and Riley’s ingested nano-trackers.

Directors: Anne Renton
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Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family
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7.57
596 votes

#11 - Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/2018

When Oversight’s attempt to capture a drug cartel’s leader goes bad, MacGyver and Jack rush to Mexico to pull their boss out while racing through the heart of the country during Dia de Muertos celebrations. Also, Bozer and Riley use Halloween as a distraction to gather intel on a man accused of treason.

Directors: Eagle Egilsson
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Toothpick
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7.57
1915 votes

#12 - Toothpick

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2016

Using only an armrest, a curtain rod, and a toothpick, MacGyver must fix a sabotaged train in order to protect a whistleblower who has proof that her boss is selling weapons to U.S. enemies.

Directors: Bobby Roth
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Guts + Fuel + Hope
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7.58
681 votes

#13 - Guts + Fuel + Hope

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/2018

MacGyver and Riley, with the help of Vasil, a distraught father, must find a way to drive a tanker filled with liquid oxygen through a region occupied by rebels and deliver it to a children’s hospital before they run out. Also, Riley helps MacGyver decide whether or not to allow his father back into his life.

Directors: Peter Weller
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SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini
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7.59
312 votes

#14 - SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/2021

Mac and team rush to help when Matty’s former mentor, Ian Cain, and his embassy staff come down with a deadly, mysterious illness. Also, Taylor and Bozer work with Jerry Ortega to infiltrate a Codex cell.

Directors: Yangzom Brauen
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Wrench
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7.59
1852 votes

#15 - Wrench

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2016

Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, “The Ghost”, a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again.

Directors: Alec Smight
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Seeds + Permafrost + Feather
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7.60
543 votes

#16 - Seeds + Permafrost + Feather

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/15/2019

MacGyver and team are asked to solve a locked-door mystery when a man working inside a remote, ultra-secure international seed vault disappears.

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Can Opener
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7.61
1786 votes

#17 - Can Opener

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/2016

MacGyver is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out El Noche, a notorious drug kingpin, using only batteries and salt, and track him to his cartel’s secret location and dismantle it.

Directors: Alec Smight
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Abduction + Memory + Time + Fireworks + Dispersal
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7.62
291 votes

#18 - Abduction + Memory + Time + Fireworks + Dispersal

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/30/2021

When Mac and Riley go missing and wake up 24 hours later in a corn field with no memory of how they got there, they must unravel the mystery to find who took them, and how to get rid of the nanotrackers in their bodies, no matter the cost.

Directors: David Straiton
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Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness
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7.62
364 votes

#19 - Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness

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

Mac and the team infiltrate a glamorous hotel used as an international hideout for criminals to find a woman with vital information on Codex. However, their target has a new secret identity, including a completely new face.

Directors: Avi Youabian
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Compass
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7.63
1469 votes

#20 - Compass

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/31/2017

Mac and Jack help Mac’s close friend from M.I.T. after she fakes her own death to prevent someone from killing her in order to suppress her scientific research.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Improvise
star
7.63
716 votes

#21 - Improvise

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2018

Three months after quitting the Phoenix Foundation and moving to Nigeria, Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed.

Directors: Stephen Herek
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Bozer + Booze + Back to School
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7.63
666 votes

#22 - Bozer + Booze + Back to School

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2018

MacGyver, Riley, Bozer and Leanna go undercover on a college campus to smoke out a deep-cover operative who is recruiting students to carry out deadly attacks around the world. Also, Jack joins bounty hunter Billy Colton in the hunt for a bail jumper but is concerned when he finds out Billy offered Riley a job.

Directors: Tessa Blake
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Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer
star
7.64
294 votes

#23 - Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/9/2021

While Mac and the team delve into the world of Italian car culture in order to track down a crime boss-in-hiding, Mac must lean on Desi when he discovers that he losing the ability to control his hands. Also, Mac and Desi move in together and Riley reveals the truth about her secret team of hackers to Russ.

Directors: Kate Eastridge
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Thief + Painting + Auction + Viro-486 + Justice
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7.64
343 votes

#24 - Thief + Painting + Auction + Viro-486 + Justice

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/11/2020

When Taylor’s former protégé is killed while preventing a bio-weapon from falling into the wrong hands, Mac and the team must find the weapon so Desi can pull off the ultimate heist before it’s sold to a terrorist cell.

Directors: Duane Clark
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Corkscrew
star
7.64
1784 votes

#25 - Corkscrew

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2016

When MacGyver comes face to face with Murdoc, an international assassin hired to kill him, Mac must defend both himself and Bozer, armed with only a corkscrew and paper towel rolls. Also, Bozer feels completely betrayed when he finally learns Mac’s true identity.

Directors: Janice Cooke
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