MacGyver (season 3)

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MacGyver Season 3
MacGyver season 3 DVD.png
"Saving the Day Is All in a Day's Work"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 20
Original network ABC
Original release September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) – May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)
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The third season of MacGyver, an American television series, began September 21, 1987, and ended on May 9, 1988. It aired on ABC. The region 1 DVD was released on September 6, 2005.[1]


No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
45 1 "Lost Love (Part 1)" Cliff Bole Jerry Ludwig September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)
While protecting a priceless Chinese artifact, MacGyver encounters an old flame, who he thought was dead.
46 2 "Lost Love (Part 2)" Cliff Bole Jerry Ludwig September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)
While protecting a priceless Chinese artifact, MacGyver tries to rescue his love from danger.
47 3 "Back from the Dead" James L. Conway Stephen Kronish October 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)
MacGyver helps a former hit-man in the witness protection program after the mob rediscovers him.
48 4 "Ghost Ship" Mike Vejar Stephen Kandel October 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)
While on an assignment to plant beacons in the wilderness, MacGyver stumbles upon something unexpected.
49 5 "Fire and Ice" Alan Simmonds Rick Husky October 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
After his friend is killed, MacGyver must go after the killer with his friend's sister, Nikki Carpenter. The man they are after is also a diamond thief and a diplomat with immunity.
50 6 "GX-1" Mike Vejar Calvin Clements, Jr. November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)
MacGyver and Nikki Carpenter, who don't get along well with each other, must beat the Soviets to find a downed experimental USAF fighter jet.
51 7 "Jack in the Box" James L. Conway David Rich November 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)

Jack Dalton's antics get Jack and MacGyver thrown into a Southern work camp with a corrupt warden.

Guest stars: Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team)
52 8 "The Widowmaker" Mike Vejar Story by: Harv Zimmel
Teleplay by: John Whelpley
November 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)
While grieving over the loss of a friend on the mountain called Widowmaker, MacGyver's old nemesis, Murdoc, finds him and tries to end what he started years ago.
53 9 "Hell Week" James L. Conway Leonard Mlodinow & Scott Rubenstein November 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)
MacGyver is picked to judge a contest at his old college, but an upset student, who is the son of MacGyver's professor, makes a bomb which MacGyver must defuse.
54 10 "Blow Out" Cliff Bole Reed Moran December 21, 1987 (1987-12-21)
MacGyver must figure out why terrorists are trying to kill Nikki Carpenter and prevent the terroristic activities of them to save the day.
55 11 "Kill Zone" Chuck Bowman Calvin Clements, Jr. January 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
When a virus that mysteriously causes things to grow old quickly is accidentally unleashed, MacGyver must stop it before it is released upon the world.
56 12 "Early Retirement" Cliff Bole John Whelpley January 18, 1988 (1988-01-18)
Pete is framed for an accident, and MacGyver has to prove Pete's innocence before those who framed him carry out their plan on a foreign dignitary.
57 13 "Thin Ice" Cliff Bole Rick Drew February 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)
While helping his hospitalized high school hockey coach take the school team to the state championship, MacGyver must deal with the star player's bad temper and non-sportsmanship.
58 14 "The Odd Triple" James L. Conway Stephen Kandel February 29, 1988 (1988-02-29)
Jack Dalton unwittingly gets MacGyver involved in a high profile jewelry heist; Pete must come to their rescue in France.
59 15 "The Negotiator" Charlie Correll Calvin Clements, Jr. March 7, 1988 (1988-03-07)
A real estate developer tries to have MacGyver killed when his environmental study threatens a major oceanfront development project.
60 16 "The Spoilers" Mike Vejar Stephen Kandel March 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
MacGyver and a hermit from the mountains work to try and stop a group from illegally dumping radioactive and toxic waste into a stream.
61 17 "Mask of the Wolf" Cliff Bole Story by: John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart and Calvin Clements, Jr. & Reed Moran
Teleplay by: Calvin Clements & Jr. & Reed Moran
March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28)
MacGyver and Jack must help an elderly Native American try and stop two men intent on stealing an important tribal artifact.
62 18 "Rock the Cradle" Mike Vejar John Whelpley April 18, 1988 (1988-04-18)
MacGyver and Jack are stuck caring for an abandoned baby while looking for the mother, who is on the run from counterfeiters.
63 19 "The Endangered" Charlie Correll Peter Filardi May 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)
MacGyver goes to visit an old girlfriend who is now a park ranger and must help her stop a group of poachers.
64 20 "Murderers' Sky" Mike Vejar Herman Miller May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)

When an elderly Chinese businessman is murdered by criminals who want to take over his business, MacGyver and the man's grandson must work together to thwart the criminals plot to take over the company.

Guest stars: Tia Carrere


  1. ^ "Season 3 DVD Information". 2005-06-09. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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