MacGyver (season 5)

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MacGyver Season 5
MacGyver season 5 DVD.png
"The Right Man When Things Go Wrong"
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 21
Original network ABC
Original release September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18) – April 30, 1990 (1990-04-30)
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The fifth season of MacGyver, an American television series, began September 18, 1989, and ended on April 30, 1990. It aired on ABC. The region 1 DVD was released on March 14, 2006.[1]


No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
84 1 "Legend of the Holy Rose (Part 1)" Michael Caffey Stephen Downing September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18)
MacGyver is enticed by an archaeologist friend to join her quest for the Holy Grail.
85 2 "Legend of the Holy Rose (Part 2)" Charlie Correll Stephen Downing September 25, 1989 (1989-09-25)
MacGyver and Zoe's search is interrupted by Von Leer (Christopher Neame) stealing ancient artifacts they need.
86 3 "The Black Corsage" Charlie Correll Paul B. Margolis October 2, 1989 (1989-10-02)
MacGyver joins bounty hunter Frank Colton (Cleavon Little) to track Bulgarian scientist Sophia Ross (Christianne Hirt) running from bandits looking for an ancient gem.
87 4 "Cease Fire" William Gereghty Chris Haddock October 9, 1989 (1989-10-09)
Assisting the negotiations between two countries at a conference in Geneva, MacGyver is framed for a sniper's assassination attempt on President Habad (Michael Naxos).
88 5 "Second Chance" Michael Caffey Robert Sherman October 16, 1989 (1989-10-16)
MacGyver heads a project bringing young Amerasians to the United States, but his companion meets the son he didn't know he had.
89 6 "Halloween Knights" Charlie Correll John Sheppard October 30, 1989 (1989-10-30)
An old nemesis, Murdoc (Michael Des Barres), forges an uneasy alliance with MacGyver to free his innocent sister, who is held captive by a vengeful mentor and his organization of assassins.
90 7 "Children of Light" Bill Corcoran Rick Mittleman November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)
Chinese student Mei Jan (Michele B. Chan) arrives at MacGyver's home claiming to be his foster daughter, but secretly holds evidence of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.
91 8 "Black Rhino" Michael Caffey Paul B. Margolis November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)
In Kambezi, MacGyver helps Billy Colton (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) track down "Ladysmith" de Bruin, a South African poacher who butchers endangered black rhinos for their valuable horns.
92 9 "The Ten Percent Solution" Michael Preece Tom Drake & Sally Drake November 20, 1989 (1989-11-20)
MacGyver investigates a Holocaust survivor's claim to a masterpiece painting as they uncover a conspiracy by neo-nazi supremacists to create an Aryan nation in the United States.
93 10 "Two Times Trouble" Michael Preece Robert Sherman December 11, 1989 (1989-12-11)
MacGyver's rock singer friend Roxie (Audrey Landers) believes her twin sister Carla is trying to kill her.
94 11 "The Madonna" Michael Caffey Cathleen Young December 18, 1989 (1989-12-18)
MacGyver helps a priest friend search on Christmas Eve for a church's stolen Madonna statue with the involvement of an unusual homeless woman staying at the Challenger Club, who seems surrounded by minor miracles.
95 12 "Serenity" William Gereghty Stephen Kandel January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08)
Exhausted from work, Macgyver falls asleep and dreams that he is in the Old West aiming to retire with a claim to a Montana ranch home, although trouble soon starts with neighboring landowner Pete Thornton and his hired mercenary, Murdoc.
96 13 "Live and Learn" Harry Harris Rick Mittleman January 15, 1990 (1990-01-15)
MacGyver and Pete initiate a program to assist high school dropouts, in the process crossing paths with a student who struggles between his love for electrical engineering and his father, who is involved in the construction business.
97 14 "Log Jam" William Gereghty Lee Maddux February 5, 1990 (1990-02-05)
While investigating a ruthless Japanese businessman, Macgyver infiltrates a logging company with ties to the Yakuza.
98 15 "The Treasure of Manco" Michael Preece Chris Haddock February 12, 1990 (1990-02-12)
MacGyver helps a friend discover some Incan treasure in Peru, only to encounter an old acquaintance now the commander of a guerilla army.
99 16 "Jenny's Chance" Michael Caffey Rick Drew & John Sheppard February 19, 1990 (1990-02-19)
MacGyver, Jack Dalton (Bruce McGill), and Pete Thornton arrange an elaborate sting operation to trap a dangerous money launderer who rigs horse races with the aid of infrasound.
100 17 "Deep Cover" Charlie Correll Robert Sherman & Paul B. Margolis February 26, 1990 (1990-02-26)
A corporate spy steals a prototype sonar equipment by seducing its Phoenix Foundation engineer.
101 18 "The Lost Amadeus" Michael Caffey Paul B. Margolis March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)
An eccentric woman leads MacGyver on a wild adventure to save a priceless violin and the virtuoso owner.
102 19 "Hearts of Steel" Charlie Correll Rick Mittleman April 9, 1990 (1990-04-09)
A bitter executive of a closed steelworks mill seeks vengeance by kidnapping the daughter of the corporate raider responsible for the closure.
103 20 "Rush to Judgement" Charlie Correll Robert Sherman April 16, 1990 (1990-04-16)
As juror in an intense murder trial, Macgyver takes the time to investigate on his own.
104 21 "Passages" William Gereghty Story by: Anthony Rich
Teleplay by: John Sheppard
April 30, 1990 (1990-04-30)
While on the trail of a priceless Egyptian artifact, MacGyver falls into a coma and is hospitalized. Struck with mysterious visions of the afterlife, he reconnects with his grandfather and deceased parents.


  1. ^ "Season 5 DVD Information". 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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