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DashboardOnFire Posted on 30 December 2018 - 01:56 PM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode: https://rhettallain.com/2018/12/30/macgyver...otes-corkscrew/


He writes about following MacGyverisms:
> DIY Blacklight
> Fluorescence of stuff on the wall
> Electrified stair rail
> Hacking magnetic lock
> Wine bottle rocket
> Radio jammer

As usual, he also posted some videos to go along with it.
Dragondog Posted on 2 November 2018 - 05:04 PM
  As much as it would've been nice to see Mac beat Murdoc instead of Riley, the "Oh crap" look on Murdoc's face was priceless laugh.gif
Dragondog Posted on 5 October 2018 - 02:52 PM
  Yeah, Patricia and Jack trying to force Mac to stay behind was dumb. At least it came back to bite them in the climax
MacGyverGod Posted on 5 October 2018 - 04:35 AM
  The comments I've read here are some of the most negative so far. It's almost sad. But I will not get into them that much. When you're watching the reboot, just forget the original. I have seen the original over and over again ever since I was 5. I've worked two years on the timeline of the original. I pretty much know it inside out and yet the changes for the reboot has not bothered me whatsoever. Just see it as something seperately. I know that the action might be covering up for the many mistakes it makes but I haven't seen one yet that frustrates the hell out of me. I'm not bothered by Bozer and Riley's scenes, even though they do seem pointless at this time, they don't feel pointless to me. It's like everyone wants the same (back)story all over again. You expect him to have a son in the end? You want that? Watch the original.

Now I got that of my chest, the episode.

It's like with every episode I've seen: it's the best one so far. That goes for this one as well. This time they seem they have finally cracked it open. What a way to introduce Murdoc to the new audience. Just have him simply knock on the door at Mac's house. David Dastmalchian really did his best to appear as menacing as MDB. We immediately got Strictly Business Murdoc. Dressed in black, decent haircut, dark look in his eyes... Yep, that's the Murdoc, I know. And wham what an episode.

For starters: the party. I thought all four of them looked impeccable especially Riley. Never thought Riley would have that long hair. Also Patricia was not bad looking and the guys looked good in suits.

It was interesting to see how the events unfolded. All of a sudden MacGyver is hunted and Bozer is caught in-between. A good way to flesh him out a bit more. Bozer was left out in the dark on what MacGyver's job is and of course his ticked off after he finds out, since best friends tell each other everything.

The one thing I didn't like was that Patricia decided to lock him up herself, even if it was to keep him safe. She does know this guy is Houdini, right? This was like the most UnMac-ish things, I've seen so far. Pete wouldn't have bothered to do that because he knows he's out in a minute. If Pete wouldn't have let him go after Murdoc he would've advised him to go to a safe-house. Why didn't she think of that? Also that cold hard look she gave him made me say: 'Don't give him that look.' The fact that the team seems to be deciding for him was something I didn't like. He really does not have anything to say and maybe that's why he hasn't said anything about guns until now. They wouldn't listen to him anyway, but they expect him to listen to them? Yet, we all think Mac should be taking the decisions here.

The final confrontation was a nice one. Yes, we didn't get the classic "MacGyveeeeeeerrrrrrrr" scream but we didn't get that in Partners, Halloween Knights and Serenity either. I think it was a real interesting touch of having Murdoc arrested for a change and he is already brooding on his revenge and he seems to be willing to make it his life's pursuit of trying to kill him. I can't wait for their next confrontation.

And then there's that final scene with Nikki. Did we just got a tip that Patricia might be a villain and Nikki knows about this? I think this scene was meant to be confusing and we'll keep getting clues over the next episodes. It was an interesting way of ending this episode and to keep us guessing what the future has in store for this MacGyver.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 12 June 2018 - 01:36 PM
  In case you're interested, the ratings for this episode (via Showbuzz):
MacGyverOnline Posted on 19 April 2018 - 12:14 PM
  Yes it's a screen capture from the episode. wink.gif

Dragondog Posted on 19 April 2018 - 09:32 AM
 
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 19 April 2018 - 08:06 AM)
I have to wonder how they came up with this "real name" for Murdoc. hmm.bmp


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Is that a picture from this episode? I can't tell. It's been a long time since I've seen this. blush.gif

I figure I might as well mention, since I'm commenting on this episode anyway, that this was my first taste of Murdoc. At the time this aired, the only original episode I had seen was "The Madonna".
MacGyverOnline Posted on 19 April 2018 - 05:06 AM
  I have to wonder how they came up with this "real name" for Murdoc. hmm.bmp


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Murdoc is back Posted on 3 December 2017 - 02:49 PM
  I liked the whole Episode AND that Murdoc incoming very much biggrin.gif Remembering I nearly freaked out on my sofa!!! Sure the frustrated scream "MACGYVEEEER..." was missing in the end but I was very happy that it meant he was still alive and that he could come back maybe in later episodes laugh.gif And thank god he did!!

DashboardOnFire Posted on 18 November 2016 - 01:14 AM
  that's kinda hilarious, he was there the whole time laugh.gif