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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 "Nightmares," "Halloween Knights," and many more. What is the best MacGyver episode of all time? Look below and find out which episodes feature the Phoenix Foundation, the gauntlet, and more. 

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The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Widowmaker Nov 16 1987 - 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.

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Target MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Target MacGyver Dec 22 1985 - 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 ...more

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Ghost Ship is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Ghost Ship Oct 19 1987 - 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.

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Partners is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Partners Mar 02 1987 - 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 ...more

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Halloween Knights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Halloween Knights Oct 30 1989 - 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 ...more

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Pilot Sep 29 1985 - 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 ...more

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Jack of Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Jack of Lies Nov 03 1986 - MacGyver, returning home one night, walks into his apartment, only to everything he owns missing from his apartment. Initially suspecting a robbery, MacGyver eventually comes to the conclusion ...more

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Phoenix Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Phoenix Under Siege Jan 05 1987 - 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 ...more

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The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Gauntlet Oct 21 1985 - 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 ...more

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The Human Factor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Human Factor Sep 22 1986 - MacGyver and Pete are testing a new security system at the Strategic Research Development Administration. MacGyver successfully bypasses the security and meets Dr. Jill Ludlam, the system's ...more

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The Legend of the Holy Rose (1... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Legend of the Holy Rose (1) Sep 18 1989 - Opening gambit- The Airplane: MacGyver rescues a man who is being held against his will on a high cliff, with a home-built para-glider. MacGyver and an old friend dash around the world searching ...more

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The Negotiator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Negotiator Mar 07 1988 - MacGyver becomes infatuated with a woman while conducting environmental-impact studies. However, what MacGyver does not know is that the woman was hired to "persuade" him to skip the ...more

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Cease Fire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Cease Fire Oct 09 1989 - During some tough negotiations between two neighbouring states, one side plants a sniper in the vincinity. When Mac discovers the sniper, fights him, but loses the man, the accusations go out ...more

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Every Time She Smiles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Every Time She Smiles Feb 19 1986 - MacGyver is on his way out of Bulgaria with a secret microfilm, when he meets Penny Parker, a beautiful, talkative American, who is on the run from her lover, a man named Stephan Frolov. She ...more

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Out in the Cold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Out in the Cold Feb 16 1987 - When MacGyver and Pete go skiing, a man switches poles with MacGyver, only moments before being gunned down and killed by his former friends. But the gunshot starts an avalanche, which covers ...more

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Passages is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Passages Apr 30 1990 - Frantic with worry about his gravely-ill Grandpa Harry, MacGyver experiences a strange near-death phenomena, seeing his parents again, when he's injured by a man who's stolen an ancient Egyptian ...more

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The Legend of the Holy Rose (2... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Legend of the Holy Rose (2) Sep 25 1989 - MacGyver and an old friend dash around the world searching for the artifacts necessary to locate the Holy Grail, just one step ahead of a ruthless man on the same trail.

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The Eraser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Eraser Sep 29 1986 - Mac inadvertently leads a hit man to his target, believing that he's helping a father find his lost son.

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Collision Course is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Collision Course Dec 12 1988 - When a friend of Mac's is injured in a crash, Mac agrees to test the new racing engine designed by the Phoenix Foundation. However a business rival has other plans for him, and he has someone ...more

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Gold Rush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Gold Rush Mar 27 1989 - MacGyver joins a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. team trekking into the Alaskan wilderness to retrieve a huge amount of Russian gold from a downed plane only to learn that someone has beaten them to it.

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Easy Target is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Easy Target May 01 1989 - MacGyver and Pete are captured by terrorists intent on wiping out a nearby city with an electromagnetic pulse, unless their leader is freed.

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Three For the Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Three For the Road Dec 15 1986 - A retired actor and his wife stop at a motel on the way to Los Angeles. MacGyver rescues them from a drunkard who nearly makes a mark on their car. MacGyver is supposed to meet a ...more

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Soft Touch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Soft Touch Jan 19 1987 - MacGyver puts up Penny Parker for a few days while she's looking for a job as a singing telegram. But on her first day, she happens to witness two thugs torturing a man. Unfortunately, she can't ...more

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The Madonna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
The Madonna Dec 18 1989 - On Christmas Eve, MacGyver tries to help the priest of a poor church locate a stolen Madonna figure, help his friend Cynthia figure out how to keep the Challenger Club solvent and figure out a ...more

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Harry's Will is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MacGyver Episodes
Harry's Will Nov 05 1990 - When Mac tries to claim the station wagon left to him by his late Grandpa Harry, it starts a strange chase that leads him to an ex-con with a dream of running a restaurant, a soup kitchen in ...more