traveled to Afghanistan on a mission to retrieve classified data
from a fallen satellite. While doing so he was wounded and taken
in by a mother and her son while he recovered. In return for
their help in hiding him from the Russian army MacGyver helped
the women and child defeat her abusive partner and escape to
mentions: MacGyver was on assignment in Afghanistan when his
mother died from a stroke. It is never clarified if this was the
same mission in the above episode or a different mission.
also another mention of an assignment in Afghanistan where
MacGyver met his friend Tony Sullivan who was killed in
Three for the Road.