Monday, March 29, 2021

MacGyver - C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games

With resources stretched thin, MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Riley (Tristin Mays) are sent to Bosnia to look into a local leader attempting to silence protestors. Using updated technology which Russ (Henry Ian Cusick) identifies as belonging to an old adversary (Jeremy Crutchley), Mac and Riley discover police are using tear gas to insert nanobots into the bodies of the protestors making it easier to track, jail, and permanently silence them. Once infected, Mac and Desi (while working through their own issues) have to work fast in able to keep themselves and the protestors out of the hands of the police while Russ attempts to pump the scientist for the information necessary to shut down the program permanently.

MacGyver comes up with a way to temporarily suppress the signal long enough for Russ to get the answers from his old nemesis (who doesn't realize until to late how he's been played) and permanently deactivate the trackers. The episode appears to put an end to the idea of a love triangle, at least for now, as even huddled for warmth in the woods no sparks fly between Mac and Riley. The writers have fun withDesi (Levy Tran), giving her a separate assignment which we only catch glimpses of over the course of the episode (mostly when things have gone wrong). With others occupied elsewhere, Bozer (Justin Hires) steps up to run the day to day within the Phoenix Foundation and even help save a potential contract from being lost when Russ' attention gets diverted elsewhere.

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