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SEASON 1

The Gauntlet
  
As MacGyver arrives in the south American town, he sees a girl being harassed by military officers. He interrupts them and pulls out his passport with a $20 bill inside it to keep them happy.
Pilot (opening gambit)
  
MacGyver rigs up a semi-automatic rifle on a tree branch as a distraction.
Thief of Budapest
  
MacGyver undoes the steering wheel of the prison tractor in preparation for his escape.
Thief of Budapest
  
MacGyver drags a roll of razor wire along with his foot as he prepares his escape plan from the Budapest prison compound.
The Gauntlet

MacGyver unrolls a winch coil as he sets up his escape plan to get out of the locked down town he’s trapped in. 
Pilot

MacGyver pulls out the air vent control panel in the “gas chamber” as he tries to by pass the malfunctioning power switch.
Pilot
  
MacGyver uses a mirror removed from his binoculars to reflect a laser beam back on itself in order to disable the laser security system in the elevator shaft so he can get to the lower levels of the building.
The Gauntlet

MacGyver ties an old belt through the steering wheel of a jeep and around the gear stick to help hold the steering wheel straight so the jeep will travel a straight path down the hillside towards the waiting army.
The Gauntlet

MacGyver pushes the end of a cameras flash cable into a blob of plastic explosive and sets the flash for 30 seconds.
Pilot (opening gambit)

MacGyver takes a flair gun out of the crashed fighter plane and puts it in his satchel for later use.
The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

This particular shot isn’t used in the episode. It is from the scene where MacGyver unlocks the window to gain access to the room containing the map. The shot we see in the episode is from inside the room. 
Thief of Budapest

MacGyver jiggles the gear stick of the prison tractor to make sure it’s out of gear.
Trumbo's World

MacGyver uses 2 half dollar coins to arc wield a broken piston shaft.
The Golden Triangle

MacGyver pulls the rip cord of an inflatable life-jacket which he has set up as the first stage to a chain reaction of events to create a diversion.
Pilot

The timer of a bomb in an underground lab counts down to its detonation as Doctors Steubens, and burke play their game of chess.
Title Explosion
 
Filmed specifically for the opening credits.

  
In the pilot episode a clip of the lab explosion was used instead of this "space explosion". This version appeared in episode 2 onwards.
The Golden Triangle

MacGyver jumps out of a jeep and fires a flare to blow the jeep up.
The Golden Triangle

MacGyver knocks out one of the drug lord’s henchmen using a long stick for leverage.
Trumbo's World (opening gambit)

MacGyver jumps to his inflatable raft while rescuing a scientist from her Pyrenees captors.
Trumbo's World (opening gambit)

MacGyver repels down a cliff face while rescuing a scientist from her Pyrenees captors.

The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver uses the stolen map to slide down a sand dune to escape his pursuers.
The Gauntlet

MacGyver crawls along under a bus to avoid being seen as he sets up his escape plan.
The Golden Triangle

MacGyver jumps onto General Nara's helicopter so he can attach the winch rope from the jeep to wind the helicopter down with.
Golden Triangle

MacGyver climbs into the bus through a back window as he begins his escape from the military locked down town.
Opening credits
      

This scene was filmed specifically for the opening credits during the episode Last Stand.
The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver makes sure all is clear on the below street before climbing down into the room housing the map he’s after.  

Thief of Budapest

MacGyver eats an ice cream as he wanders around Budapest looking for his contact agent. This particular shot is when he passes to watch someone repairing a traffic light.

The Gauntlet

MacGyver looks over at Kate Connelly in amusement as she protests about eating the lizard he has just caught and is preparing to cook.

Thief of Budapest (opening gambit)

MacGyver duals with an Arabian horse thief while trying to steal the horse back.

Thief of Budapest (opening gambit)

MacGyver turns his horse around after being caught by the thieves he's trying to steal the horse back from.

The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver is caught by a military officer while trying to escape with the stolen map.
The Gauntlet

MacGyver prepares to roll one of his exploding barrels down the hill towards the waiting army.

The Gauntlet

MacGyver lays out the items he’ll need as he prepares to construct a diversion in the bell tower.

The Golden Triangle

MacGyver dives behind a jeep as General Narai shoots at him from his “gunship” helicopter.

Trumbo's World (opening gambit)

MacGyver paddles his inflatable raft rescuing a scientist from her Pyrenees captors.
The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver runs over a sand dune while fleeing with a stolen map.

Trumbo's World

MacGyver removes the hood of his home made ant suit after reaching the water dam.

Pilot

MacGyver lowers himself down through the escape hatch of a stuck elevator as he descends into the bomb damaged research center.  

The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver tries to escape from the map room but finds the door is locked.

The Gauntlet

MacGyver and Kate are trying to beat the closing front gate to escaping from Ryerson’s mansion.

The Gauntlet (opening gambit)

MacGyver pauses to catch his breath after being shot at as he makes his escape down the street with a stolen map.