List of MacGyver episodes (season 4)

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MacGyver Season 4
MacGyver season 4 DVD.png
"He Acts Fast and Thinks Faster"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Original network ABC
Original release October 31, 1988 (1988-10-31) – May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
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The fourth season of MacGyver, an American television series, began October 31, 1988, and ended on May 15, 1989. It aired on ABC. The region 1 DVD was released on December 6, 2005.[1]


No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
65 1 "The Secret of Parker House" Mike Vejar Story by: Gene Hanson
Teleplay by: Rick Drew & John Sheppard & Gene Hanson
October 31, 1988 (1988-10-31)
MacGyver is a ghostbuster in a spooky old house inherited by Penny Parker who is a dead ringer for her insane aunt, who once lived in the house.
66 2 "Blood Brothers" Charlie Correll Rick Drew November 21, 1988 (1988-11-21)

Back in his childhood home town, MacGyver is haunted by memories of his youth where a friend was killed by a gun while preventing his friend's son from using a gun to defend himself against hoodlums.

Guest stars: Jason Priestley
67 3 "The Outsiders" Mike Vejar Michelle Poteet Lisanti November 28, 1988 (1988-11-28)
MacGyver saves an Amish homestead from being bulldozed by land developers.
68 4 "On a Wing and a Prayer" Charlie Correll John Whelpley December 5, 1988 (1988-12-05)
Thornton and a nun are taken hostage by Central American rebels and MacGyver and Jack must rescue them.
69 5 "Collision Course" Chuck Bowman Paul B. Margolis December 12, 1988 (1988-12-12)
An important sports car race demonstrating new engine technology is sabotaged, so MacGyver must drive the race car.
70 6 "The Survivors" Michael Caffey Reed Moran January 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)
MacGyver and Thornton discover the wreckage of a DEA plane shot down by drug smugglers during annual wilderness survival training.
71 7 "Deadly Dreams" Les Landau Stephen Downing January 16, 1989 (1989-01-16)
MacGyver helps the police pursue an escaped psychopath, who turns out to be a puppet of Dr. Zito.
72 8 "Ma Dalton" Rob Bowman John Whelpley January 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)
Jack Dalton and MacGyver search for Dalton's mother who is a fugitive from a bounty hunter.
73 9 "Cleo Rocks" Chuck Bowman John Sheppard & Rick Drew February 6, 1989 (1989-02-06)
A shadowy figure (Murdoc) lurks backstage to manipulate Penny Parker in a suspicious rock musical.
74 10 "Fraternity of Thieves" Michael Preece Grant Rosenberg February 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)
Leaks from a classified Phoenix technology system suggest a double agent working at the foundation.
75 11 "The Battle of Tommy Giordano" Mike Vejar Marianne Clarkson February 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)
MacGyver's friend wins custody of her son, causing her ex-husband to involve his uncle, the head of a crime family.
76 12 "The Challenge" Dana Elcar Chris Haddock February 27, 1989 (1989-02-27)
A Challenger club youth is framed for theft by a bigot who's trying to shut the club down.
77 13 "Runners" Michael Caffey Joel Schwartz March 13, 1989 (1989-03-13)
MacGyver protects a runaway girl; her bitter past reminds him of some of his own.
78 14 "Gold Rush" William Gereghty David Engelbach March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)
An easy US-Soviet salvage operation of Russian gold in Alaska is complicated by competition.
79 15 "The Invisible Killer" Dana Elcar Chris Haddock April 10, 1989 (1989-04-10)
A wilderness stress reduction outing for Phoenix employees turns paranoid when escaped convicts are nearby, posing as members of the hike.
80 16 "Brainwashed" Michael Caffey John Sheppard April 24, 1989 (1989-04-24)
Jack Dalton is brainwashed to assassinate a foreign country's president. But when MacGyver violently de-programs him, he learns that Jack wasn't their only "puppet".
81 17 "Easy Target" Charlie Correll Rick Drew May 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)
Terrorists hold MacGyver and Thornton while they cripple the city with a futuristic device.
82 18 "Renegade" Michael Caffey Story by: Robert Bielak & Chris Haddock
Teleplay by: Chris Haddock
May 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)
MacGyver pursues a mentally disturbed ex-Navy SEAL who has stolen anthrax.
83 19 "Unfinished Business" Charlie Correll Marianne Clarkson May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
MacGyver, Peter Thornton and Jack Dalton are stalked by a former female foe of MacGyver with business to finish with him.


  1. ^ "Season 4 DVD Information". Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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