| Votes from 13th October 2006
Poor [ 0 ] [0.00%]
Average [ 1 ] [8.33%]
OK [ 2 ] [16.67%]
Good [ 4 ] [33.33%]
Excellent [ 5 ] [41.67%]
Total Votes: 12
|QUOTE (MacGyver Feb 23 2005 @ 05:15 AM )|
| "Final Approach" was a good episode for what it was trying to do. I think some people might say that there wasn't as much action in it, but I think the action was there in trying to escape and return back to civilization. The main action was in keeping rival gang leaders from killing each other. That was the heart of the story. Learning to trust others and work with them. Finding out the real truth before you jump to conclusions. And for those lessons, it was good. And of course, there was a great moment when MacGyver had all of the kids working together to build a landing gear for the plane and they learn that maybe life doesn't have to be as dark as they think it is. I also really liked MacGyver's story about "losing" his knife. Good point. There was definitely a strong message about seeking the truth. "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)|
|QUOTE (sonyab Feb 23 2005 @ 10:43 AM )|
| Love this episode.. I voted excellent. I loved how Mac helped the teens. That one teenage girl flirted with Mac just so her boyfriend would get jealous.. Mac stopped her flirting. he nipped it in the bud.. Great ending loved the end.. :|
|QUOTE (Alex-Wylie Feb 23 2005 @ 01:47 PM )|
A great episode! It's funny and a little mean what Pete is putting Mac throw in the flight simulator. Once more we can see that Mac is not the normal hero type, he has fears like everybody else. But he's trying his best even in a hopeless situation. And his experiences with help him later.
Brownies yummy! Good idea.
Funny note: When Mac tries to keep the boys from fighting I was perplexed. I never heard MacGyver yelling like that before or after and from his deep "TIME-OUT!!!!!!" I was appalled and thought 'Boy, if I would live in the MacGyver Universe, I hope he would never yell like this at me!"
What I really like is that Mac takes the time and to get through to every youngster in a special personal way, by simple being himself and doing the things that are necessary to survive.
He builds a tent, goes fishing with Lucer, and starts to impress Gina and Ramone with his culinary art. He convinces Gina to trust him and fill him in. And after saving them from the snake he is trusting Ramon and Lucer.
When a mountain lion is after Tomy he helps the boy without embarrassing him.
"Hey, listen I'm sorry about that. I knew you could have handle that on your own, but I wanted to test a theory. No bad feelings?
Finally the work together to get home and Ramone to the hospital and in doing so they all find their little truth and something to go on.
|QUOTE (MacGyverGod Feb 24 2005 @ 01:00 AM )|
|I voted for good and that's what this episode was. Good!!! That program was well found to learn those kids something about theirselves. Gina was attractive huba huba huba, whoa mama!!! But the two most dangerous boys were Luthor and Ramon. They were good, nice action.|
His deep "Time-Out" was one of the best parts of the episode. It's his voice of authority. I just love it when the kids don't want his brownies anymore and Ramon saying: Cavanaugh numero dos. Adios essay.
Or something like that. Above all one of seasons 2 better episodes.
|QUOTE (Alex-Wylie Feb 28 2005 @ 05:43 AM )|
Oh, and I forgot I also liked the 'knife losing story' certainly for the truth seeking but that was not the only reason. I was impressed that MacGyver admitted so easily that he had made a mistake.
As I said once before I don't like lying. That was always so but I unfortunately didn't always act that way. As a young kid I was a 'Sandi of Lies'. Whenever I did something wrong that I was aware of and my mother didn't see it, I lied about it when she asked me. Not to have advantages but because I had terrible fear of getting punished. Well, I got used to lying and I did that with other people too when I made a mistake even if I didn't knew if would get punished. I didn’t feel good about it but I couldn’t overcome it either.
You all can imagine who changed that finally and forever. Being 13 years old, without any family, wishing so much for somebody who would care, all it needed were two seasons of Mac during three month and my newfound role model/stand in-father had brought me back on the right way.
"He's got honesty the way some people have diseases…incurable" like Jack says in Partners and since I wanted so badly that he could be proud of me, I let me gladly infect with the this disease.
|QUOTE (Sheepy Jan 11 2006 @ 10:19 PM )|
| An absolute evergreen, if you call an episode that...|
This episode lingered in my mind for several years after the show had been taken off screen somewhere in 1989 or so. Every now and then I had flashes of a small airplane somewhere in a sandy area, like a desert or something like that. There were kids involved.
I didn't realize it had been a MacGyver episode until I saw the reruns many years later. When something lingers for so long it has to be brilliant. I voted excellent.
|QUOTE (MACGYVERISMYDAD Jan 12 2006 @ 01:55 AM )|
i voted excellent. i think the morales mac installs in these kids is just what they needed. by the end he has them all working together to do a macgyverism. great!! I laugh every time i hear mac break luther and ramon up. he comes in kicks up a dust storm and bellows TIME OUT!! hillarious. i never heard that tone from mac before either..it almost didn't sound like his voice. another funny part in this one is when everyone but luther is helping to gather mud to fill in the trough and mac in making the front skid/wheel for the airplane. and you see luther walking by and mac glances over at him and luther jerks his head the other way really fast. i dont know why but i think that part is hillarious!! all in all great episode. also the story about the knief was excellent as well
|QUOTE (jb.jones Jan 23 2006 @ 01:53 AM )|
| I'm new to the forums, so hi!|
Great piece of trivia that no one has mentioned: The actor who played Luther, starred in the film "The Warriors" an excellent movie about a Coney Island gang. I think the casting cross over is intentional. Did anyone else notice this?
|QUOTE (MacNymph Jan 23 2006 @ 08:07 AM )|
I never saw that movie so I didn't notice it.
|QUOTE (MacsChick Jan 23 2006 @ 03:11 PM )|
| I voted OK, but I almost voted good. I like all episodes of MacGyver, but I'm like some of the other people here who get tired of too many issues on the show, so I was a little uncertain about the gang angle. But, as I watched it, I found myself enjoying it. I love how the girl flirts with Mac (insert myself in scene here ), there's a beautiful close-up reaction shot of him when the plane's about to go down (those eyes!), and I agree about the deep bellowing of "Time out!" Classic! It scared me when his voice went that deep, too. He can be a pretty intense guy, though, especially if you see him lose it on Stargate. I wouldn't want to make him mad! It's righteous anger, though, because he's usually getting mad over something he cares about. |
|QUOTE (Lothithil Sep 29 2006 @ 10:48 AM )|
| Very good ep! Loved the simulator malfunction, and Mac's vague threat at Pete: "I remember things like this, Thornton!" |
Love seeing Mac work with the kids. He is so 'in his element' out in the boonies! I liked how he said that it had been a tough two days, and that he felt that he'd have done more good if he'd had more time with them... then the plane goes down!
He was right! They needed the time!