Tuesday, April 6, 2021

MacGyver - Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna

MacGyver (Lucas Till), Desi (Levy Tran), and Russ (Henry Ian Cusick) go in undercover to protect those who want to prevent a a royal Indian wedding from taking place. The setting offers a chance to explain Desi's reluctance to consider marriage (i.e. a never-before-mentioned dead fiancé whose body was never recovered) while also laying the rather obvious foundation of what will likely happen to derail their relationship (i.e. the inevitable return of the not-so-dead fiancé). The episode is more memorable for the setting than the mystery as the most obvious character is eventually unmasked as the one attempting to prevent the princess (Aneesha Joshi) from going through with the wedding.

Bozer (Justin Hires) comes out best here proving his worth yet again leading the team from the foundation rather than providing comic relief in the field. The episode also includes a thread tying back to the nano-trackers introduced in the previous episode as Mac's solution to save Riley (Tristin Mays) and himself from the evil technology may not have been a permanent solution. And Camilla Arfwedson returns to reprise her role from the season's quarantine episode as a love interest for Russ who was more interested in buried treasure. Despite some bruised feelings, it appears all may be forgiven between the pair as we could get a treasure hunting episode before the season's end.

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