Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires) has been best friends with Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) since childhood. He’s a good-hearted and perceptive person, helping MacGyver who was being bullied in school by Donnie Santos.
Bozer and MacGyver bonded over the loss of beloved family members and stayed best friends for years; spending many hours building their treehouse as kids and moving in together when coming to LA as adults.
At the beginning of Season 1, Bozer is trying to make it as a film director in his free time while flipping burgers as a day job. He doesn’t know about MacGyver’s true occupation until he is almost killed by hitman Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) in Episode 1×08 (Corkscrew).
At first, Bozer is hurt that MacGyver kept him in the dark about being a secret agent for so many years; worrying what this means for him now that the secret is out. MacGyver manages to convince his boss Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt) to hire Bozer for the Phoenix Foundation as a lab tech. Bozer creates masks for undercover missions and works on robot Sparky. Later, he is allowed to join the team on field missions.
In the Season 1 finale, the Phoenix Foundation is breached and infiltrated. Bozer is getting stabbed by the fake Dr. Zito (Mark Sheppard), but is saved by MacGyver.
Since the Pilot Episode, Bozer was interested in Riley Davis (Tristin Mays) who didn’t return his romantic feelings. In Season 2, Bozer meets Leanna Martin (Reign Edwards) at the Operative Training Center he was sent to. Leanna proves her skills when she wins the interrogation contest against Bozer by forcing him to recall a personal tragedy from his childhood. Although forbidden, they start a romantic relationship.
In the Season 2 Finale, Leanna is hired by Matty Webber (Meredith Eaton) for the Phoenix Foundation. Every now and then, she joins the team in the field and undercover missions.
In Episode 3×11 (Mac + Fallout + Jack), Bozer asks Leanna to move in with him; surprising her by showing her the apartment he already chose for them. She first answers yes, but then feels unsure about it since this is a “big step”. (Note: It is unclear at the end of the season what their relationship status is.)
By Episode 3×20 (No Go + High Voltage + Rescue), Sparky is programmed to assess human emotion. He comes to the conclusion that MacGyver and Desiree Nguyen (Levy Tran) share a mutual attraction for each other. Bozer is not happy about it; thinking that the two dating each other would end rather “messy”.
After the events in the Season 3 Finale Episode 3×22 (Mason + Cable + Choices), the Phoenix Foundation was disbanded and the team members were stripped of their high-level clearances. Being blacklisted to work for another angency, Bozer went back to direct movies.
In Episode 4×01 (Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix), Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) approaches MacGyver 18 months later; convincing him to get “Team Phoenix” back together. With Russ taking over Phoenix, Bozer does less and less field missions, staying in the lab and manning the War Room instead. At one point, Russ questions if Bozer is actually useful, but then comes to the conclusion that Bozer is indeed invaluable for the team.
In Episode 4×02 (Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed), it’s mentioned that Bozer lost Leanna to a deep-cover-op. Their relationship status remains unclear, though over the course of the season, it seems like they have broken up for good.
In a deleted scene of Episode 3×11 (Mac + Fallout + Jack), Bozer preps the apartment he had planned to move in with Leanna; waiting for her arrival to enjoy some cozy time together. Instead, it’s Matty arriving, handing Bozer a phone and advising him to make a “last” phone call with Leanna. As it turns out, Leanna was just appointed to continue the undercover mission that Matty’s ex-husband Ethan Raines (Brendan Hines) previously had been assigned to; taking his place in the S-Company.
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