MacGyver was sent to disarm a bomb found on board a cruise ship
with 1100 passengers on board located at Latitude 40
North, Longitude 165 East and heading into a typhoon zone making
life raft escape for the passengers too risky.
Charlie Robinson, his old Vietnam bomb squad
partner and flown to the
Midway Islands by jet and then Huey choppered out to the ship. Once there they discovered a
second bomb at the other end of the ship forcing both
and Charlie to defuse simultaneously. During the process Charlie
accidently set off one of the triggers causing his bomb to
explode resulting in his death, however in the seconds before
the explosion he was able to give MacGyver a vital piece of
information, telling him that the bomb case was vacuum sealed
and thus allowing him to get past the first of several booby
traps to disarm the bombs.