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|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 30 January 2021 - 01:46 AM|
5-11 C8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldiv
Airdate: March 12, 2021
Written by: Joshua Brown & Teresa Huang
Directed by: David Straiton
Deepti Gupta (Priya Chanani)
Scott Holroyd (Kevin)
Alexandra Grey (Parker)
Tina Ivlev (Teo)
Jeremy Crutchley (Dr. Silas Mercer)
Mac and Riley head overseas together to prevent a governmental collapse and inadvertently inhale new deadly microscopic technology.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 27 March 2021 - 12:18 PM|
|Preliminary Ratings: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/the-sked-friday-network-scorecard-3-26-2021.html|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 27 March 2021 - 03:31 PM|
| Hm... not sure yet how to think about the episode.
I'm not too fond of all the different storylines propped into it at once, although all the different storylines are interesting. That's the crux; I think they deserved to get more screentime for each one. I get why they wanted to get rid of the Codex arc and implement thieir own, but giving every actor their own storyline to shine while also introducing new characters for a potential next season is just too much.
I am intrigued by the nanotech storyline though and we already know that this will set the storyarc for the rest of the season.
Not sure why they felt the need to invest money in a new War Room, though? It's only used in 4 more episodes this season and they're not renewed yet. They could have done the reconstruction over hiatus?
I think they should have just introduced Russ' office. Who cares if it fits with the existing layout of Phoenix; I still haven't figured out the layout of Mac's house yet
For whatever reason they felt they needed new sets, I think it looks too dark and bleak - especially with the blue filter. The old War Room was wooden and warm, now it's just constant night with artificial lights. With the filter, it looks like the first "Twilight" movie . Not as bothering as the "Mexico Yellow" from last week's episode, but still annoying.
|Posted by: real_ness 27 March 2021 - 09:48 PM|
Good point about the "Pollution" filters lol
Wasn't a fan of the MacRiley handjob but what else is new.......They were treating Desi like red headed stepchild this week. Bouncing her all over the place with no rime or reason, the helicopter scene was so fake in an obvious way I've never seen before like woah.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 29 March 2021 - 07:35 AM|
|Science notes by Tech Consultant Rhett Allain: https://rjallain.medium.com/macgyver-science-c8h7clo-nano-trackers-resistance-maldives-mind-games-4f5d5d01bffd|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 29 March 2021 - 01:27 PM|
|Final Ratings: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-friday-cable-originals-network-finals-3-26-2021.html|
|Posted by: Krug 29 March 2021 - 08:13 PM|
| Hi! I'm still here...just busy.
-Matty has "Oversight" business to attend to...also a great play on words with her all-seeing ability as Big Brother.
-Nothing like walking around freely in a building likely to be held by hostiles. And then of course, getting yourself trapped in a room with fortified walls and no windows. Are we sure these two are trained operatives?
-C'mon, Mac, no freedom fighter who is a #1 target has ever agreed to just leave the country.
-Desi's adventure looked fun. Wish we could have seen more of it.
-More daddy drama.
-Desi's Cairo Day.
-So many transitions!
-Mercer is a great foil for Taylor. Also, we learn a bit about what makes him tick, and what ultimately separates him from just being a heartless merc. Nice touch.
-Great long game by Russ. Nice touch with the Maldives water. Two can play at this game, Mercer.
-Acting Director Bozer is pretty good at this, isn't he?
-It took all of a couple of hours of non-nano-tracked protests for the president to resign? Suspension of disbelief, much?
-Serial numbers? We have our next arc!
A bit light on the observations this week as I did this on my first viewing.
Episode was decent enough. I particularly enjoyed the Russ/Mercer scenes. Thought Bozer was good as well. The rest was a bit disjointed. A lot of shoehorning of messaging (has Riley's heritage ever been brought up before? And how is Mac not already "woke," as the kids say?) that seemed forced against a backdrop of protests for poorly-explained reasons in a former Yugoslav republic (I guess we're just supposed to assume it's all despots, government thugs and misery there). I wanted to care more about Teo, but I was just kind of nonplussed with it all in the end. Seemed more of a vehicle for the will they, won't they (and introducing the next storyline) and neither did much for me sadly. They obviously sent Desi away on some other mysterious assignment to play to that, but the "Desi's Bad Day" check-ins ended up being the thing I wanted to see more of.
Also, knowing that the character was coming softened it I guess, but could Parker have been thrown on us (and Russ) any more abruptly?
Not a swing and a miss, but more like a swing and a foul ball to stave off the strikeout.
|Posted by: Brick_Bratford 17 May 2021 - 12:09 AM|
| Hmm, so far season 5 has been entertaining methinks. The whole reboot has walked the mission impossible route all along, sometimes badly, sometimes better.
This was definitely a low point for me. Desi's adventure was like action for actions sake, office drama back home and evil neo-nazis with space age weaponry really made me miss episodes where new Mac and team were searching for the dog or the original series
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 15 June 2021 - 05:13 AM|
I finally watched this and yeah a lot of the wokeness felt shoehorned in..
overall the macgyverisms were good but I felt the episode was weak