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List of the best MacGyver episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top MacGyver episodes of all time are. Fans of MacGyver are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List episodes include Pilot, Countdown and many more. What is the best MacGyver episode of all time? Look below and find out.
The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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The Widowmaker


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. ...more

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Original Airing: Nov 16 1987

Season: MacGyver - Season 3

Episode Number: 8

Director: Mike Vejar

Previous Episode: Jack in the Box

Next Episode: Hell Week

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Ghost Ship is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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Ghost Ship


While mapping the wilderness for the Phoenix foundation, MacGyver stumbles on a deserted ship and finds a runaway girl who tells him that the rest of crew was driven away by Bigfoot. ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 19 1987

Season: MacGyver - Season 3

Episode Number: 4

Director: Mike Vejar

Previous Episode: Back From the Dead

Next Episode: Fire and Ice

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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Pilot


Opening Gambit: MacGyver rescues an American pilot who has crashed on top of a high cliff. Main Episode: When a science lab studying the ozone layer mysteriously explodes, MacGyver is called in to rescue the scientists that are trapped underground. It's soon discovered that the explosion cracked a ...more

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Original Airing: Sep 29 1985

Season: MacGyver - Season 1

Episode Number: 1

Director: Alan Smithee, Jerrold Freedman

Next Episode: The Golden Triangle

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Target MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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Target MacGyver


Opening Gambit: MacGyver rescues a lady general at a beach house, then nabs her kidnappers using common kitchen equipment. Main Episode: After blowing away a nuclear facility under the control of an aggressive world leader, MacGyver returns home for some peace and quiet, only to find his boss ...more

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Original Airing: Dec 22 1985

Season: MacGyver - Season 1

Episode Number: 10

Director: Lee H. Katzin, Ernest Pintoff

Previous Episode: The Prodigal

Next Episode: Nightmares

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Halloween Knights


Mac is called to Jack's hangar, but when he comes there, Jack is gone. The only clue leads to a cemetary. Mac goes there, thinks that he sees Jack, but suddenly he's trapped underground - by Murdoc. Murdoc asks Mac for help in locating his sister, whom he has kept secret for all years, but who's now ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 30 1989

Season: MacGyver - Season 5

Episode Number: 6

Director: Charlie Correll

Previous Episode: Second Chance

Next Episode: Children of Light

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The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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The Gauntlet


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 ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 21 1985

Season: MacGyver - Season 1

Episode Number: 4

Director: Lee H. Katzin

Previous Episode: Thief of Budapest

Next Episode: The Heist

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Phoenix Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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Phoenix Under Siege


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 ...more

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Original Airing: Jan 05 1987

Season: MacGyver - Season 2

Episode Number: 11

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton

Previous Episode: Three For the Road

Next Episode: Family Matter

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Partners is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
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Partners


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. ...more

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Original Airing: Mar 02 1987

Season: MacGyver - Season 2

Episode Number: 18

Director: Cliff Bole

Previous Episode: Dalton^! Jack of Spies

Next Episode: Bushmaster

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