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DashboardOnFire Posted on 2 February 2019 - 03:30 PM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode:
https://rhettallain.com/2019/02/02/macgyver...es-fish-scaler/
MacGyverGod Posted on 10 October 2018 - 03:59 AM
  Seriously? Are, or should I say: were you guys hoping that Matty was a bad guy? They just played that card with Patricia, two episodes ago. Why doing it again? Because Matt was a bad guy in Early Retirement? Then they would miss their mark.

Before I get into the episode, I'll take on Matty first. My first brief impression in the last episode wasn't great. The way she talked to Mac for starters was like: what is he? A toddler? Yet my impression totally changed with this episode. She showed almost immediately warmth by saying to call her simply Matty. She sets out her boundaries and has the kind of dry sarcastisc humor I like. And she seems willling to give Mac a fair chance. Yet her idea about Mac's improvisations seems a little odd and what is she going to do if it doesn't work out? Fire him if he's not dead? Despite that, she seems more likeable than Patricia.

The episode itself was better then the last one but not much. It was a nice touch Bishop was innocent of that murder after all but further, I don't really know what else to say about this episode. I was kinda hoping the Asian FBI-agent was Tzi Ma from Children of Light.

Not a bad episode but not great. The opening gambit was lamer then the last one though.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 2 July 2018 - 10:54 AM
  Final ratings via Showbuzz
DashboardOnFire Posted on 2 June 2017 - 05:44 AM
  Reminder: There's a rerun of this Episode tonight!
Miasma Posted on 9 February 2017 - 09:23 AM
 
QUOTE (Jediferret @ 10 February 2017 - 05:02 AM)
My only real complaint, which I mentioned already was the scene were Matty talks down to Mac and his lame attempts of trying to avoid his evaluation, which I felt was stupid on Matty's part. Now I know original Mac kinda picked his battles, but he had some backbone and didn't have a problem butting heads with those in authority.


Overall, Mac in this shows seems a bit less able to take care of himself than the original did, and this is just one more example of it. Likewise, it always irks me a bit how we hardly ever see Mac driving himself anywhere. Instead, Jack is always driving him. It makes Mac look like a kid, and Jack seems like his chaperone.

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Bonus:  If Matty isn't a bad guy, I'm going to be sorely disappointed.

At first, I thought that would be the direction they'd go, but now, I'm really not so sure. It seems like they're trying to make us like Mattie. We've seen more warmth from her than we did from Thornton. Or maybe that's just misdirection so they can catch us by surprise?
Jediferret Posted on 9 February 2017 - 09:02 AM
  Not a bad episode!

My only real complaint, which I mentioned already was the scene were Matty talks down to Mac and his lame attempts of trying to avoid his evaluation, which I felt was stupid on Matty's part. Now I know original Mac kinda picked his battles, but he had some backbone and didn't have a problem butting heads with those in authority.

A good example was in Fraternity of Thieves were he basically was willing to walk out because he didn't like what was going on and wasn't afraid to tell off the Colonel (I forget his name). He also told off Cindy Finnigan in Obsessed because she was trying to give him sass. Pete had almost no control over Mac, despite being his "boss".

I could see original Mac having a field day with Matty Webber.

Other than that, I thought it was a good, fun episode. I give it a 3 out of 5.

Bonus: If Matty isn't a bad guy, I'm going to be sorely disappointed.
Miasma Posted on 5 February 2017 - 02:51 PM
 
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 6 February 2017 - 08:57 AM)
They're back to the formula again. Opening, team briefing, mission, closure.

Yeah, I wasn't thrilled about that. And it's actually worse, in a way, because the opening wasn't even an adventure, it was just a silly comedy bit with Bozer.
At least they skipped the obligatory "quirky" scene at Mac's house.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 5 February 2017 - 02:14 PM
  I was laughing out loud about her statement; him having to prove that his way won't get him killed; and him messing up once means the word "improvise" will be deleted from his vocabulary.

If he messes up, he's dead anyway laugh.gif

I guess she gets her proof in the next episode anyway. According to the Press Release (if I remember correctly), they'll help solve her niece's murder?
MacGyverOnline Posted on 5 February 2017 - 12:57 PM
 
QUOTE (Miasma @ 6 February 2017 - 08:22 AM)
The only thing that seemed a bit silly about that is when she told Mac that if he wants to keep relying on improvisation, he's going to have to prove to her that it work. Um, isn't the fact that he's been able to succeed in every mission by relying on improvisation proof that it works?

She said she thought he had been lucky up until now.

My question was how can he prove it works? She's just going to keep saying he got lucky.


They're back to the formula again. Opening, team briefing, mission, closure.

Hopefully they're going to mix it up more though? *fingers crossed*

Miasma Posted on 5 February 2017 - 11:22 AM
  I watched this episode again today because for some reason, I just couldn't pay attention the first time I watched it.

Overall, not bad.
I think the showrunners are learning from their mistakes. For example:

- Including this episode, we've now had a few episodes in which only Mac & Jack are out in the field, while Riley and Bozer stay behind at Phoenix. It definitely works better this way (I'd still love to see an episode with only Mac in the field, but I'm having some doubts that will ever happen.)

- In the past several episodes (including this one), Jack never really used his gun (he points it at people occasionally, but that's about it.) This is definitely than the early episodes when there were gunfights all the time.

- Although I'm still not crazy about Mattie Webber, she does have more personality than Pat Thornton did, and it was nice to see her being concerned about Mac's safety. The only thing that seemed a bit silly about that is when she told Mac that if he wants to keep relying on improvisation, he's going to have to prove to her that it work. Um, isn't the fact that he's been able to succeed in every mission by relying on improvisation proof that it works?

One thing that I think helped this episode a bit is the fact that it took place in Georgia, which is where the show is actually filmed, so they weren't as restricted as they are when they're trying to pretend that they're in a completely different place.