Nicolai Grodsky was a KGB double agent and friend of MacGyver, whom affectionlay refered to him as “Gruds”. He had acquired a pocket watch with the names of a dozen key KGB agents working in England inscribed on the face, but would only agree to turn over the information to someone he trusted. MacGyver was sent to Budapest as Grodsky’s contact, however, the KGB also wanted the information, and Major Kossov and Inspector Messic were assigned to acquire the watch and anyone associated with it.
Grodsky and MacGyver arranged to meet at the Café Mozart to make the exchange, but before they could meet, a young gypsy girl named Jana stole the watch from Grodsky who was then hit and killed by a truck as he attempted to flee from Kossov and Messic. MacGyver was eventually able to retrieve the watch from Jana and evade Kossov and Messic to escape from Hungary.
Thief of Budapest
Inspector Jan Messic