“The Merchant” (James Callis) is a member of an organization called “Codex”.
After the events in the Season 3 Finale, the Phoenix Foundation was disbanded and the team members were stripped of their high-level clearances. In Episode 4×01 (Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix), Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) is the new owner of Phoenix who convinces Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) to get the team back together. During the first few episodes, they encounter an organization called “Codex”.
“The Merchant” works for Codex, blackmailing soccer players so Codex wins money when betting on the outcome of a game. In Episode 4×05 (Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan), Team Phoenix goes underdover, with Desiree Nguyen (Levy Tran) posing as a player. The Merchant almost succeeds in killing Desi and framing Matty Webber (Meredith Eaton) as the head of Codex.
Although The Merchant gets away, they later manage to catch him in China. In Episode 4×11 (Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds), MacGyver pretends to be a prisoner in a Chinese prison in order to try and trick The Merchant into revealing what he knows about Codex and what their plan is. Everything seems to be going well with The Merchant even revealing that his real name is Clive – until he eventually realizes the prison is just a “film set”. When trying to break out her fellow Codex colleague, both The Merchant and Scarlett (Amber Skye Noyes) are arrested.
Reboot Series (recurring character)
4×05 Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan
4×11 Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds
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