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The Best Episodes of MacGyver

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Angus MacGyver uses mundane objects to solve problems and save lives. The best episodes of MacGyver often feature high-octane thrills and nail-biting suspense. Some good episodes of MacGyver find the secret agent using a gun in unique ways to avoid unnecessary violence. Richard Dean Anderson portrays the title characters and Dana Elcar plays his boss and best friend, Pete Thorton.

What are the best episodes of MacGyver? “The Widowmaker” is a fan favorite. It finds MacGyver grieving a great loss while fighting his nemesis on a deadly mountain. “Ghost Ship” is also an exciting episode of MacGyver.

“Partners” is another good episode from MacGyver as is “Halloween Knights” which features Murdoc asking Mac for help.

Do you have a favorite MacGyver episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

  • The Widowmaker
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    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....
    • Original Airing: Nov 16 1987
    • Season: MacGyver - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 8
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  • 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 the bomb....
    • Original Airing: Jan 05 1987
    • Season: MacGyver - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 11
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  • Ghost Ship
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    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....
    • Original Airing: Oct 19 1987
    • Season: MacGyver - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 4
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  • Halloween Knights
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    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 been kidnapped by Murdoc's old employers: a cartel of assassins-for-hire. Mac and Murdoc attempt to sneak into the cartel's club, using Halloween costumes and a secret meeting between the leaders of the cartel. But just as they think they have found the sister, they are caught in deadly gauntlet......
    • Original Airing: Oct 30 1989
    • Season: MacGyver - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 6
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