Monday, January 11, 2021

MacGyver - Banh Bao + Drill + Burner + Mason

"Banh Bao + Drill + Burner + Mason" offers two stories. In the first, MacGyver's (Lucas Till) uncomfortable meeting Desi's (Levy Tran) parents (Michael Paul Chan and Page Leong) turns into a mission to save Desi's brother (Paul Yen) from those attempting to scare the medical examiner into falsifying a report. The storyline features your basic meet the parent moments while also cluing them in on both what Desi really does for a living and her boyfriend's unusual skill set. The other involves Russ (Henry Ian Cusick) and Matty (Meredith Eaton) attempting to woo the next generation's MacGyver, Eli Brown (Ben Wang), and then enlisting some unlikely support (Peter Weller) when government agents target the kid. I'll be curious to see if we'll get more of Eli or if this was a just a one-off performance. The idea of Team MacGyver introducing a talented kid into the group, and someone for MacGyver to mentor, offers some new avenues for the show to explore.

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