Friday, January 1, 2021

MacGyver - Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma

When one of their own (Henry Ian Cusick) is kidnapped by Leland (Tobin Bell) and Ramon (Zach McGowan), Team MacGyver is blackmailed into breaking a murderous psychopath turned pacifist (Joe Pantoliano) out of prison to exchange. Pantoliano is fun here in an otherwise forgettable episode, although MacGyver (Lucas Till) creating a makeshift bazooka out of a telescope in the unrelated opening sequence is a highlight. Although Leland and their kidnapped prisoner both manage to escape (apparently not earning any animosity to the Phoenix Foundation from any other agency), a discovery of what Leland was ultimately after provides Team MacGyver with valuable information to halt a possible resurgence of Codex. Their time alone with the reformed killer offers MacGyver and Desi (Levy Tran) a chance to deal with the lingering issues for their stalled relationship.

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