MacGyver (season 2)

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MacGyver Season 2
MacGyver season 2 DVD.png
"His Mind Is the Ultimate Weapon"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network ABC
Original release September 22, 1986 (1986-09-22) – May 4, 1987 (1987-05-04)
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The second season of MacGyver, an American television series, began September 22, 1986, and ended on May 4, 1987. It aired on ABC. It was the first of six seasons the series led into Monday Night Football. The region 1 DVD was released on June 7, 2005.[1]


No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "The Human Factor" Charlie Correll Robin Bernheim September 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)
When MacGyver is sent in to test security at a top secret military lab, the artificially intelligent central computer traps him inside and he has to outsmart it to escape.
24 2 "The Eraser" Paul Krasny Stephen Kronish September 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)
A hitman passes himself off as a father looking for his lost son, causing MacGyver to help him find his target.
25 3 "Twice Stung" Paul Krasny Story by: Bill Froehlich & Mark Lisson & Phil Combest
Teleplay by: Mark Lisson & Bill Froehlich
October 6, 1986 (1986-10-06)
MacGyver and some friends from the Phoenix Foundation must con a con man in order to win back a man's life savings.
26 4 "The Wish Child" Charlie Correll Story by: Stephen Kronish & Brian Lane & Stephen Kandel
Teleplay by: Bill Froehlich & Stephen Kandel
October 20, 1986 (1986-10-20)

MacGyver must rescue the brother of a friend when the boy gets tricked by scam artists to pass himself as the fulfillment of ancient Chinese legend.

This episode features James Hong, Tia Carrere, George Takei and Michael Paul Chan.
27 5 "Final Approach" Alexander Singer Rob Hedden October 27, 1986 (1986-10-27)
MacGyver is stranded in the wilderness with a group of teenage gang members; he must get them to put aside their differences long enough to survive the ordeal.
28 6 "Jack of Lies" Charlie Correll Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar November 3, 1986 (1986-11-03)

MacGyver's friend, Jack Dalton, tricks him into going to Central America to rescue a botanist, but it turns out to be an old friend of theirs.

Note: First appearance of Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton.
29 7 "The Road Not Taken" Cliff Bole Story by: Chuck Bowman
Teleplay by: Stephen Kronish
November 10, 1986 (1986-11-10)
MacGyver runs into an old girlfriend when he and Pete go into Southeast Asia to help a group of orphans escape soldiers intent on killing them.
30 8 "Eagles" Paul Krasny George Lee Marshall November 17, 1986 (1986-11-17)
MacGyver is sent up into the mountains to find out about two endangered eagles; he also finds poachers who try to kill him.
31 9 "Silent World" James L. Conway Stephen Kandel November 24, 1986 (1986-11-24)
A group of international thieves try to steal a top secret missile and MacGyver's deaf friend has dreams that help them catch the bad guys.
32 10 "Three for the Road" Alan Crosland Story by: Mark Lisson & Rob Hedden
Teleplay by: John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart
December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
MacGyver, a has been actor and the actor's wife are on the run from mob when they accidentally come into possession of counterfeit money.
33 11 "Phoenix Under Siege" Gilbert M. Shilton Story by: John I. Koivula
Teleplay by: Stephen Kronish
January 5, 1987 (1987-01-05)
MacGyver and his grandfather stop by the foundation on their way to a hockey game to pick up the tickets; terrorists are there setting a bomb and trap MacGyver and his grandfather in the building.
34 12 "Family Matter" Alexander Singer Paul Magistretti January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
When Pete's ex-wife and son are kidnapped by a disgruntled former agent, MacGyver must come to the rescue.
35 13 "Soft Touch" Charlie Correll Joan Brooker & Nancy Eddo January 19, 1987 (1987-01-19)
MacGyver rescues a political prisoner from Russia and, while protecting him, MacGyver must foil a plot to assassinate a South American government official.
36 14 "Birth Day" James L. Conway Rob Hedden February 2, 1987 (1987-02-02)
MacGyver must help a pregnant woman escape her ex-convict husband who intends to murder her after she discovers a secret about him.
37 15 "Pirates" Bruce Kessler Stephen Kandel February 9, 1987 (1987-02-09)
MacGyver must rescue a friend when she is kidnapped by pirates convinced she can lead them to sunken treasure.
38 16 "Out in the Cold" Cliff Bole Stephen Kronish February 16, 1987 (1987-02-16)
MacGyver and Pete are skiing when a mob informant plants microfilm on MacGyver; after getting back home the mob comes after them.
39 17 "Dalton, Jack of Spies" Bob Sweeney John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart February 23, 1987 (1987-02-23)
Jack fakes his own death and MacGyver must help him clear his name after he is accused of murdering a CIA agent.
40 18 "Partners" Cliff Bole Mark Lisson & Bill Froehlich March 2, 1987 (1987-03-02)

Murdoc lures MacGyver and Pete into a trap; while trying to escape they reminisce over their previous encounters with him.

Note: First Appearance of Murdoc.
41 19 "Bushmaster" Don Chaffey Rob Hedden March 23, 1987 (1987-03-23)
When MacGyver goes to South America to rescue a downed pilot, the pilot's daughter stows away on the trip to try to help.
42 20 "Friends" Cliff Bole Stephen Kronish April 6, 1987 (1987-04-06)
Jack lures MacGyver to the Phoenix Foundation for a surprise birthday party where many of his friends from past adventures are waiting; this makes him reconsider his recently tendered resignation.
43 21 "D.O.A.: MacGyver" Cliff Bole Jaison Starkes April 27, 1987 (1987-04-27)
MacGyver's friend is killed after telling him of a bomb to be planted at a funeral; while escaping his friend's killers, he receives a head injury which causes amnesia.
44 22 "For Love or Money" James L. Conway Douglas Heyes, Jr. May 4, 1987 (1987-05-04)
MacGyver must work with an agent he doesn't like in order to break a political prisoner out of Czechoslovakia.


  1. ^ "Season 2 DVD Information". 2005-07-06. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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