Rosalind Franklin “Frankie” Mallory (Aly Michalka) is a friend of Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till). They met at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); working on projects together and Mac helping Frankie by proof-reading her thesis.
In Episode 1×19 (Compass), MacGyver is notified that his friend Frankie from MIT was killed in a lab explosion. Traveling to her memorial in Boston, MacGyver admits to Jack Dalton (George Eads) that he had a crush on Frankie during MIT, but she was five years older, had a boyfriend, and seemed way out of his league. At the memorial, Mac and Jack learn that just a few weeks ago, Frankie’s supervisor Dr. Vanketesh was killed in a car crash. They investigate her death and realize that the explosion was no accident, but a bomb planted in her private lab.
Later, they find Frankie living in the tunnels below MIT: She staged her own death because the same person killing her supervisor also tried to kill her and sabotage the project she was working on, which was identifying DNA samples from cold cases. Working together, they find that the killer wanting Frankie dead was Richard Sang (François Chau) – the man who funded Frankie’s research project.
Reboot series (recurring character)
DNA Reconstruction via RNA-Guided CRISPR-Cas9 and Pattern-Matching Algorithms
Double Major in Mechanical Engineering and Biology
Expert in DNA
The character was first introduced in a script written by creator Lee David Zlotoff.