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Every week I will be posting a new topic titled "Episode Discussion". In this we will discuss an episode, what we liked about it, what we didn't like, etc.


Episode 66 Blood Brothers

Back in his home town, MacGyver is haunted by a fatal shooting accident from his youth, as he tries to help two teenage boys battle the local crack dealers.

(Note: This episode was advertised as the season premiere instead of "The Secret of Parker House.")



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Posted by: MacGyver Dec 5 2005, 10:59 AM
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Yeah, I remember watching "Blood Brothers" as a child- this was a great episode!!! I really like MacGyver's "origin story", so to speak. This was the one that finally revealed why he hated guns. And it was cool that they kept an ongoing present day storyline going, with Danny helping Sean get away from crack dealers who were after him. And the actor who portrayed Young MacGyver was a good choice too. I really liked this episode- it was really cool seeing young MacGyver fix up his bike to carry Jesse with- even then, he was still pulling MacGyverisms. And it was funny seeing MacGyver come in and fix the policeman's typewriter (and then the policeman realizes he's the same kid who was fixing stuff like that all the time!) A really great episode- especially the end where Mac and his friends dug up the old lunchbox- "We miss you Jesse". sad.gif
That was one episode that solidified more than ever in my mind an aversion to guns. Though of course, ultimately I don't smoke, drink, do drugs or use guns or curse because God's Word commands against such things, I think MacGyver was also a big influence in helping "make it cool" not to be into those things! smile.gif

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Posted by: lemmy357 Dec 7 2005, 08:40 AM
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I loved this episode. One of the top ten of the series in my opinion. Like "MacGyver" said, I liked seeing some background on Mac and seeing why he hated guns so much. Definitely a good character development episode.




Posted by: Lothithil Dec 7 2005, 12:08 PM
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I love this episode, but it is also a source of stress for me. I haven't seen the last few minutes of the episode (the video tape I had cut it off just as they were taking Jesse's contribution out of the box) so I am waiting anxiously for the DVD release!

Mac's flashback into the past are very compelling. I like how they are shown in black and white. When young Mac is told that his friend is dead, his face is so sad! I cry for him!

Great episode!
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Posted by: MacGirl Dec 7 2005, 03:48 PM
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I remember this ep quite well, even after all this time. It was cool.jpg to see something about Mac's childhood, even if it was something sad. Sometimes things that happen to us when we're growing up really have a lasting impact on the rest of our lives... and an experience like Mac's would turn ANYONE off to guns forever! 


Posted by: MacGyverGod Dec 8 2005, 02:24 AM
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Yet another good episode. Something to think about in this episode, but also a nice look in Mac's past, to see where he lived during his childhood years and also nice to see that even he made mistakes as a child. It makes him only more human. 

Posted by: MacGirl Dec 9 2005, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Dec 8 2005, 02:24 AM)
It makes him only more human. 



That's for sure!! A huge reason I got so hooked on the show was that Mac wasn't just a tough guy who didn't use a gun... he was fully human and so incredibly believable. He was one of those rare characters who I almost kept expecting to step off the screen and into real life. I NEVER felt like I was just watching a TV show when I watched Mac. I felt almost like I was eavesdropping on a real guy's life... which REALLY says something for Rick's acting ability.


Posted by: MacNymph Dec 10 2005, 06:07 AM
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Wasn't a real big fan of this particular show. Was another one that felt a little bit too forced.

But I'll still flip the NRA the bird for what they tried to do to this episode. mad.gif 


Posted by: MacGyverGod Dec 10 2005, 07:27 AM
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Explain yourself. 



Posted by: MacNymph Dec 10 2005, 05:52 PM

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"Explain yourself".... sounds like Teal'c.... geesh. tongue.gif

Anyway... the NRA tried to quash the show altogether (because of the subject matter) but only got some lines changed and a the note quoting statistics that was superimposed over the closing credits removed.

Was a big hooptidoo. dry.gif Might be why the episode was pushed up in the rotation.

It generated a lot of publicity around the show with Rick doing a bunch of national interviews on the matter. This might have been when Rick made the NRA's "hit list" huh.gif 


Posted by: MacGirl Dec 12 2005, 05:18 PM
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Well, gee, are we really surprised?! dry.gif The NRA is a bunch of freaks who want everybody to have guns, no matter what kind they are! They're even fighting against banning .50-cal guns in the U.S. even though .50's are a terrorist's dream come true. We're talking here about a damn CANNON that's capable of taking down a jetliner! Shows you what the NRA is REALLY all about. 


Posted by: rockatteer Dec 12 2005, 05:53 PM
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It generated a lot of publicity around the show with Rick doing a bunch of national interviews on the matter. This might have been when Rick made the NRA's "hit list"




Well I'm sure he redeemed himself to the NRA with O'Neills love of blowing things up or shooting down alians.

Isn't it amazing how closely NRA sounds to IRA! Its even more amazing when you think how much their mindset is alike. tongue.gif



Posted by: Old Fan Dec 15 2005, 10:51 AM
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About this episode: I believe that RDA definitely had personal influence on the character and I didn't think the writers/producers would write scripts with ideas that he was not comfortable with. By this time, Michael Greenberg was producing and believe he and RDA had a definite personal influence over the "Voice" of the character. I noted that all throughout MacGyver, Richard was very anti-gun. Never even wanted to hold one. I'm glad this episode explained why. I'd always felt these were RDA's personal feelings and not just the way the MacGyver character was conceived by the show's creators.

However, when we look at Stargate, many times Jack SEEMS to have no such feelings concerning guns and weapons. But... In the episode "Scorched Earth" (season 4), the story involves a moral dilemma concerning which of 2 civilizations has the right to live. The director Martin Wood commented "...Richard Dean Anderson wasn't comfortable with the fact that O'Neill does things that Richard did not believe in, and was reluctant to portray..." So we know that some small part of MacGyver (read Richard Dean Anderson) lives on in Jack O'Neill.

It was also interesting to read the commentary by the director of the episode "Evolution part 2" (season 7), Peter DeLuise. He makes a point of saying that "... Richard is not a gun advocate by the way," - "in fact, Richard is quite anti-guns, but he does enjoy the thrill of firing these huge things in this context ..." The wonderful Thomasina Gibson (who did extensive interviews with all cast and crew) goes on to say, "... what little boy wouldn't ..."

Also I was wondering (totally different subject/same episode)... In the Stargate Companion 3 & 4, in the interview with RDA, he mentions a college friend whom he met up with in California - during his early years - with the name of Michael McNeilly. "...an extremely funny and talented man..." Now there is a character in the story - one of MAC's childhood friends - Neil Ryder - played by an actor named Michael McNeilly. Is this the same person??? jeep.gif 

Posted by: Sjaop Mar 6 2006, 10:02 PM
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Absolutely great!
I watched this one yesterday. I love the part in the hold hospital!

"Where is he??"

"I haven't got the slightest idea what you're talking about, I just work here"


Hilarious! 

Posted by: rockatteer Mar 6 2006, 11:11 PM
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Also I was wondering (totally different subject/same episode)... In the Stargate Companion 3 & 4, in the interview with RDA, he mentions a college friend whom he met up with in California - during his early years - with the name of Michael McNeilly. "...an extremely funny and talented man..." Now there is a character in the story - one of MAC's childhood friends - Neil Ryder - played by an actor named Michael McNeilly. Is this the same person??




Yes it is the same person.

Theres a news item in our videos section about this episode and the problems it caused the producers. http://http:www.macgyveronline.com/videos/rdaguns.mpg

You can also read the comments MacGyver writer Rick Drew made in an email answering fan questions.
http://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index...?showtopic=1807 The Blood Brothers excert is posted below.

<snip >

BLOOD BROTHERS: This was an effort to examine why MacGyver never used a gun.
Steve Downing (a former police officer) has very strong views about gun control,
shared by all of us. Though the shooting of (the young) MacGyver's friend did
not occur in R.D.A.'s life, the shooting of the bird did. He told me about an
incident when he was a kid when he shot at a bird casually, and actually hit it.
He was sickened by the fact he had taken a life so casually, and never shot at
anything again. I borrowed this true incident as a set up for the accidental
shooting. A point of trivia; the fellow playing the sheriff of MacGyver's home
town was actually Rick's best friend when they were kids. There was a storm of
controversy about the episode because ABC bowed to pressure from the NRA, and
refused to air a message at the end of the show stating the facts about deaths
related to handguns and children. Also, it marked the US network debut of
Jason Priestly, who was still a local Vancouver actor at the time. In a way, it
was his first big break into prime time TV.

< end snip >


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Posted by: MacsChick Mar 8 2006, 03:32 PM
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That's a very poignant story about RDA hitting the bird with a gun and not wanting to shoot one again. A lot of boys (my brother included) enjoy hitting things with either real guns or BB guns, and it's usually small animals. What a shame. sad.gif I'm glad RDA got over that phase!

Another point about Stargate: it might seem uncomfortable for some people to watch this show if they knew RDA as MacGyver, because Jack uses guns--A LOT. But, he is a military man, and that's what they use. I think it made it easier for Rick to use a gun if he knew he wasn't really going to hurt anybody with it and it was in the context of his character and the show. Even if he doesn't like guns in real life, he still does a good job playing a man that has no qualms about using one. That's a good actor. smile.gif 


Posted by: Sjaop Mar 8 2006, 10:09 PM
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A brilliant actor he is, indeed.
Still I don't buy this O'Neill character, simply because to me he IS MacGyver.
Well, he IS RDA of course, but you guys catch my drift, right? He has carried out his thoughts on guns and violence as Mac, but also as RDA. It doesn't reconcile. Or am I the only moron with this dilemma?

I know that RD had some difficulties at first in walking around with a gun for SG-1, but still, it doesn't add up for me....

Sorry... sad.gif dry.gif 


Posted by: rockatteer Mar 9 2006, 09:20 AM

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Thats why they call it acting.

Acters don't always play roles which fit their own personal views. They take roles which interest them in some way.




Posted by: Sjaop Mar 9 2006, 09:32 AM
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Yeah, I know that me not buying this character is quite silly, but to me it's not him, in some way.
Or mabye I'm just a goon happy.gif 


Posted by: Amy Mar 10 2006, 01:56 AM
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You know I've been thinking a lot about this, and I haven't seen much SG, but I do buy O'Niel, just like I buy the guy in Past the Bleachers and the guy in Ordinary Heroes. I think it's because Rick is such a good actor. Yeah I know his personal convictions, but good actors can pull off a variety of rolls well. To me, I'm most likely to say if I saw him on the street (unlikely!) "Hey that's MacGyver!" not "Hey that's Richard Dean Anderson!" I was thinking about his integrity in his convictions and how that translates into his acting. It's very obvious that he practices what he preaches in his real life...LOL...Think about this...Tons of actors play murderous villains...obviously they don't do that in real life. I still see to a degree Rick's convictions in O'Neil even having only seen like 8 episodes. Anyway...my 2 cents or less... biggrin.gif 


Posted by: Lothithil Mar 10 2006, 02:59 AM
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I think that one of the best ways of making a point concerning something about which you feel strongly is by setting an example.

The character of O'Neill demonstrates that guns are certainly dangerous, but that Protecting and Serving one's country are worthwhile advocations. I respect that.

The character of O'Neill may use guns and even display an affection for them, but I think that the impact of the contradiction (seeing 'our' RDA happily using guns) speaks a louder protest than any verbal objection... after all, there are strong messages in the story of Stargate that speak against guns (such as the accidental death of O'Neill's son). Jack behaves irrationally sometimes and the repercussions are not occluded. Reflecting on these messages, I find that I am not given the feeling that guns (or war/violence) are being glorified. Hardly.

The old saying 'live by the sword, die by the sword' comes to mind.



I like that RDA hasn't allowed himself to be typecast. word2.png 


Posted by: Sjaop Mar 10 2006, 06:11 AM
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Well, I may have stated myself wrongly. It's not that Im don't buy O'Neill, because I do think he pulls off a great job, but when I'm watching MacGyver I think "That's RD!" On the other hand I don't get that same feeling when I'm watching SG-1.
It's definately a plus for him, because it only shows his skills. But I can't be that enthousiastic about the show. Maybe it's just because I'm not really into sci-fi. I do love quantum physics though.

I get the feeling that I'm totally contradicting myself... huh.gif

If so, please disregard all my previous posts regarding to this subject


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Posted by: Lothithil Mar 10 2006, 07:12 AM
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QUOTE (Sjaop @ Mar 9 2006, 11:11 AM)
I get the feeling that I'm totally contradicting myself... huh.gif


Don't sweat it, sweet-cheeks! I'm a nut for sci-fi as well as fantasy. I understand that it's not everyone's favourite flavour of ice-cream!

The first time I ever heard about SG-1, I refused to watch it because I didn't want to see a show that centered around the character of Jack O'Neill. I loved the original movie of Stargate, but I liked Spader's character more than Russel's.

When I heard that Richard Dean Anderson was playing the role, my first thought was "WHAT? He hates guns!!! How on earth is he going to play Jack??"

RDA's the only reason I watched the show, and of course, he's the reason I don't watch it now! *misses RDA sorely*


And watching Stargate SG-1 is what got me watching MacGyver and collecting the series.

I guess you could say Stargate is a 'gateway' in more ways than one! LOL! tongue.gif


Posted by: MacsChick Mar 10 2006, 02:47 PM
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That RDA could influence me to watch and enjoy a sci-fi series tells you something about his talent, because sci-fi is normally not my kind of ice cream flavor, either! wink.gif I heard somewhere that he doesn't like sci-fi, either, but his sense of humor about some of the more ridiculous or overly fantastic parts of the genre make the show accessible to everyone, sci-fi fan or not! His character kind of just goes with the flow, accepting the weirdness he encounters! smile.gif 


Posted by: Toni Apr 3 2006, 01:37 AM
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I thought this episode was very good. It brought to light why Mac didnt like guns. It was a bit slow on action but the hospital scene made up for that.

It was a good episode bringing to light verous problems with drugs etc.

Great acting....what else is there to say


Posted by: MacGyver123 Apr 13 2006, 01:17 PM
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This episode was a great one. It was a really touching story. I feel like I really got to know Mac through the termole of this episode. sak.gif duct.gif 


Posted by: thlayli87 Apr 21 2006, 06:43 AM
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Voted ok. I liked the explanation of MacGyver's distaste for guns. I liked the story with young Mac.

The present-day story just didn't do it for me though. I thought the characters were pretty stereotypical and one-dimensional. 



 
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I watched this episode for the second time tonight--yes, I've only watched it twice. I'm not sure why--believe it or not, I didn't think it was that good the first time I watched it for some reason. unsure.gif I gave it another try because I was in the mood for it, and this time around I thought it was fantastic! RDA does some fine work in this episode, using his eyes and facial expressions to convey the sadness and stress he feels over his past--well done! He's one of the few actors I know who communicates more with a look or an expression than delivering a powerful line. I believe the power of his emotions in a scene when he doesn't say a thing. It's an amazing gift he's got. biggrin.gif



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One of the interesting things about this episode was seeing Dirk Blocker in it. He's Dan Blocker's son ("Hoss" from Bonanza), and wow, they really look alike! Put a cowboy hat on him, and Hoss lives.



 
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I didn't know that! Interesting factoid! Now I can see the resemblance.



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LOve this episode. Love learning about Mac's past and his gun phobia. Such traumatic experience for kid to go through.



 
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Loved this ep it told how and why MacGyver doesn't use guns.



 
                                                                     
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I'm not a big fan of this episode. It feels too much like one of those after-school specials that used to be so prominent in the 80s. I never like episodes that try too hard to teach morals ("Twenty Questions" is another one that comes to mind immediately.) It's not that I disagree with the message, necessarily, but I watch the show to be entertained, not to get a lecture.




 
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I always wonder if the intended message of this episode didn't got a little mixed up and lost when ABC pulled rank on the producers and made them remove certain references to hand guns.

The original message was to be against hand-guns, but they had to remove the hand reference which of coarse diluted the message down to anti-guns in general.

I can understand where Steve Downing was coming from. He's an ex-cop who has seen all the worst of gun use which would, of coarse, turn you against them. But I don't think he was anti-gun so much as anti-hand-gun and anti-anyone can buy a gun unchecked. But as I said I think that got lost in the re-write and it just turned into an after-school hate-fest on guns.

Having said that I like the way they took a real life event from RDA's childhood and used it as the central plot of the episode. I also like that they explained where MacGyver's hate of guns stems from.

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Something has just occurred to me. The gun they were playing with belonged to MacGyver's father. This indicated that his father would have been a pro-gun person, which makes me wonder how much of that he put into any teachings about guns he did with MacGyver. Also Grandpa Harry was a farmer and would almost certainly have had at least one gun (rifle) in his house and would have used it to shoot for food on occasion I would imagine.

So all in all this episode actually points towards MacGyver growing up around guns in some form or other and I would have thought that at the very least his father and grandfather would have drummed into him from an early age tat guns were not toys, and yet he still played with it as a toy with his friends... Doesn't really fit together in my mind.




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I think "Blood Brothers" is an excellent episode of MacGyver!

I've understood from the comments that some might find this episode too "preachy"... well, I certainly didn't. Similar things are happening on a frequent basis all over the world. And, furthermore, in this episode, we finally learn why Mac dislikes guns so much.

I think the flashback and the present day sequences are very nicely interwoven, with all their parallels. I also think they did a very good job choosing a suitable actor for young MacGyver. They have similar talking patterns and all... and of course, he was making up MacGyverisms already back then.

I recognized Jason Priestly at once. smile.gif Though I never followed the "Beverly Hills" series, I think he was one of the most common heart throbs among girls my age during the 90's, and his face was everywhere... But obviously, he had actor qualities too, judging by his performance here in MacGyver.

I find it rather creepy that "Spider"/Ramon Franco bears a very close resemblance to a guy from around here who killed two policemen after a robbery in 1999. It was a gruesome murder that is still vividly remembered.

Rating: "Excellent," in my opinion.



 
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I actually just watched this episode myself the other day. I like this one. I love the Dragnet scene between Mac and Neil. XD

I didn't find it too preachy either. Mac doesn't like guns. This episode explains why. Personally, I don't blame him. I've never had any traumatic experiences with guns, but I dislike them anyway. I'm actually surprised how well Mac handled himself in that sporting goods shop. I wouldn't even be comfortable in there with all those weapons. lol

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I tend to agree that this episode doesn't really feel preachy. It's not like they are out-rightly saying guns are bad because of this, this and this. In fact I almost felt that the drug dealer/gang member sub-story took center stage more than the gun story.






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Posted on 7 June 2013 - 07:32 AM                                    
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This is one of my favorite episodes! Of course Jason Priestley is very easy on the eyes, and that helps. I think the guy who played Sean was really good too and I recognized him in a movie he was in with Jason Bateman around the same time he did the "MacGyver" episode.

I liked the part about the hospital but it looked like it wasn't really used (obviously it was closed that day). Was it abandoned? I missed that and I've seen the episode probably 5 times now. I love hospital scenes from the 80s. They just seem much creepier than hospitals today (other than superbugs of today).



 
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sakopen.gif I remember I liked this one as a kid because we learn the story behind Mac's dislike for guns and getting to see his hometown.



 
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Posted on 7 June 2014 - 01:43 AM                                    
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QUOTE (redskittles @ 7 June 2013 - 07:32 AM)
I liked the part about the hospital but it looked like it wasn't really used (obviously it was closed that day). Was it abandoned?

The hospital which is in the episode is Riverview Hospital located in Coquitlam BC. It was actually abandoned at the time when they filmed in there because it was closed in some 1983, if I remember right, at least that building where they filmed. Theres two buildings in that area, but both still standing today biggrin.gif

The east lawn building was I guess still working in 2000s, because it has better condition, but in 2012 both building where finally closed.

In the building where they filmed have right now very high asbestos risk and thats why there is daily security and warning signs, but you still can get in to the abandoned floors, but you may have to wear masks unsure.gif

One guy told that, there wasn't anymore any clean wall without ripped paint



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I think the same hospital was used in Lesson In Evil.

I also know about a hospital in town that has asbestos. It's abandoned for the most part. I know at least one floor is still in use.



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Youre right MacGyverGod, it was also in Lesson In Evil biggrin.gif
But one thing is weird if you look that snapshot from episode, you see steeple on top of that building, but in reallife theres never been any steeple on that building, atleast haven't found that from old photos from internet. Maybe they used special effects to add that, because the end scene was filmed in highest floor and there was the bell. Maybe they added it, if it would have been looked weird in the episode, that there is bell but in outside view we don't see any tower....I dont know.. laugh.gif

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Maybe it's more for the character discussion but don't you think it's remarkable to say the least that after gun accident both Chuck and Neil decides to take on professions that involves guns? Chuck sells them while Neil carries a gun as a police officer and while Mac wants nothing to do with them.

Besides, is it me or is Neil wearing Mac's jacket from Obsessed in the final scene?



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I thought the same thing about the characters, especially selling guns after all that. It was a heavy episode to me, but well played out imo. As a parent and a cop, it hit me that no matter how close you think you might be with your children, sometimes things happen that hit you right out of left field. I can really feel for these guys, as drugs scare me to death, especially for my children. At the time, I think that was a really serious episode to cover for prime time television, and I give credit to the writers and producers for doing it. It's always refreshing to get a glimpse into Mac's past to see what shaped him into the man he became.



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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 26 November 2015 - 06:07 AM)
Maybe it's more for the character discussion but don't you think it's remarkable to say the least that after gun accident both Chuck and Neil decides to take on professions that involves guns? Chuck sells them while Neil carries a gun as a police officer and while Mac wants nothing to do with them.


Both Chuck and Neil fled the scene. I think there was a lot of denial going on. It says a lot about Mac that he was trying to save a bird and that he was the one who stayed around.



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I also like that MacG.gif was making humane mousetraps before it was cool.



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This was the first time I saw this episode. Really enjoyed the back story and found it interesting that it was actually young Mac's idea to buy the gun in the first place. Per a comment made earlier, he did say his dad taught him how to shoot.

I didn't find the episode too preachy. In fact, of all the social issue ones, this one was especially entertaining.

Anybody else make the connection that Mac and Brandon from 90210 (Jason Priestly) both grew up in Minnesota??



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Not one of my favorite episodes, but it's still pretty good. My least favorite part was that Mac was sort of responsible for Jason Priestly getting shot too when he surprised him on the stairs. All this trying to prevent people using guns is what got everyone shot (in this particular episode huh.gif )




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