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CBS 2016

20-something Angus MacGyver creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.

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The 10 Best Episodes of MacGyver

MacGyver - S4E12

#1 - Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire


Season 4 - Episode 12

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. Matty and Russ take their concerns about Codex to the White House.

The episode was rated from 337 votes.

MacGyver - S4E8

#2 - Father + Son + Father + Matriarch


Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

The episode was rated from 360 votes.

MacGyver - S2E23

#3 - MacGyver + MacGyver


Season 2 - Episode 23

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

The episode was rated from 670 votes.

MacGyver - S2E11

#4 - Bullet + Pen


Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

The episode was rated from 831 votes.

MacGyver - S2E12

#5 - Mac + Jack


Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated from 798 votes.

MacGyver - S2E10

#6 - War Room + Ship


Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

The episode was rated from 830 votes.

MacGyver - S4E13

#7 - Save + The + Dam + World


Season 4 - Episode 13

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. The team discovers Russ’ real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation.

The episode was rated from 338 votes.

MacGyver - S2E22

#8 - UFO + Area 51


Season 2 - Episode 22

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.

The episode was rated from 696 votes.

MacGyver - S4E9

#9 - Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis


Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated from 364 votes.

MacGyver - S4E7

#10 - Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey


Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

The episode was rated from 372 votes.

MacGyver - S4E3
#11 - Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck
Season 4 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated from 388 votes.
MacGyver - S3E15
#12 - K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit
Season 3 - Episode 15

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.

The episode was rated from 526 votes.
MacGyver - S3E18
#13 - Murdoc + Helman + Hit
Season 3 - Episode 18

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

The episode was rated from 512 votes.
MacGyver - S4E5
#14 - Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan
Season 4 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 373 votes.
MacGyver - S3E14
#15 - Father + Bride + Betrayal
Season 3 - Episode 14

An international crime boss offers to surrender if he's allowed to return to the United States to watch his daughter walk down the aisle.

The episode was rated from 530 votes.
MacGyver - S1E21
#16 - Cigar Cutter
Season 1 - Episode 21

Season Finale. 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.

The episode was rated from 1318 votes.
MacGyver - S3E20
#17 - No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue
Season 3 - Episode 20

When two American tourists go missing while doing a “No-Go Scavenger Hunt” through some of the world’s most dangerous countries, the Phoenix team goes undercover as backpackers to find them and bring them home alive.

The episode was rated from 493 votes.
MacGyver - S2E15
#18 - Murdoc + Handcuffs
Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

The episode was rated from 782 votes.
MacGyver - S3E13
#19 - Wilderness + Training + Survival
Season 3 - Episode 13

Mac, Riley and Bozer go on a weekend of survival training, then they run into a violent group of criminals who are searching for a lost crate of money. Jack and Matty go on a road trip to place Ethan and his family in witness protection.

The episode was rated from 546 votes.
MacGyver - S3E22
#20 - Mason + Cable + Choices
Season 3 - Episode 22

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.

The episode was rated from 509 votes.

Last updated: apr 18, 2022



Watching the show. Mac was always humble but the new Mac is arrogant. Ruined it.


I tried to give it a shot, but this show is just terrible. The writing is awful and this new Mac is not good.


The brainy things MacGyver does to get out of sticky situations, well they are things that aren't too special. Like mixing alcohol and fire or knowing a paper clip can unlock handcuffs. This MacGyver doesn't do anything too special. Michael in Burn Notice was more MacGyver like.


OK 3 season now. I just don't get it why such a show gets 3 season and so many good ones get canceled after 1.


How did this crap got a 2nd season when good series are being canceled is beyond me. In the 1st episode they just took everything MacGyver stood for and burned it while pissing on the flames. Mac abhorred violence and would never kill. That was a nice distonction from any other action series. This imposter... just sucks. Avoid it like the plague because no one will give you back the time you waste watching this steaming pile of poo.


Plenty of Easter Eggs in the new MacGyver. I spotted a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Even the opening theme song makes a neat throwback to it.


I didn't like it as I liked the original series The authors thought they had to recycle the characters of the original series. So Mac's nephew (or another kind of relative) works in his original MacGyver's old working place and anybody there has the name of one of Mac's old mates and colleagues? Sure... I'm absolutely fine with a female boss, but DON'T call her Patricia Thornton! That's just silly. And calling an Ex-Marine Jack Dalton is even more silly. The characters themselves are... ok. But "Team MacGyver" doesn't work out just like "Team Knight Rider" didn't. Besides that, I sometimes have the feeling the new Mac just ocssionally builds stuff so you may call him Mac.


I think it's great!!! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I think these MacGyverisms are more realistic than the original MacGyver!!!


Just awful. That is all.


I feel like a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen "It looks good, its in good taste, but I am not sure if it reminds me of McGyver"

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