4-1 FIRE + ASHES + LEGACY = PHOENIX
Airdate: Feb 7, 2020
Writer: Terry Matalas
Director: David Straiton
Joshua Leonard (Martin Bishop), Michael Wayne Foster Michael Wayne Foster (Russian Bear), Jenish Joseph (Carl), Fernando Martinez (Carver), Valerie Jane Parker (Journalist), Toshiji Takeshima (Yakuza Enforcer)
Ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty, and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that’s planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major U.S. city.
4-2 RED CELL (+ QUANTUM) + COLD + COMMITTED
Airdate: Feb 14, 2020
Writer: Jim Adler
Director: Alexandra La Roche
Xander Berkeley (General John Acosta), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Major Anne Frost), Camille Mana (Hanna), Leonardo Nam (Aubrey), Fernando Chien (Stoic Man), Jeremy Palko (Soldier), Kathryn Alexander (Acosta’s Daughter), Braxton Alexander (Acosta’s Grandson)
Department of Defense General John Acosta (Xander Berkeley) recruits MacGyver to steal a highly classified project from a military lab in order to find flaws in its security. But when it’s discovered that the general is planning an attack using the weapon, Phoenix must stop Acosta before the weapon is uploaded.
4-3 KID + PLANE + CABLE + TRUCK
Airdate: Feb 21, 2020
Writer: Rob Pearlstein
Director: Lily Mariye
Christopher Convery (Asher), Joe Williamson (Ben Reinman), Alonzo Ward (Clerk), Chris Charm (Pick-up Driver), Sawyer D. Jones (Little Boy Mac)
MacGyver and the team board a plane that’s mid-flight when the pilot has a heart attack, and discover the medical emergency was intentional.
4-4 WINDMILL + ACETONE + CELLULOID + FIRING PIN
Airdate: Feb 28, 2020
Writer: Andrew Karlsruher
Director: Eagle Egilsson
Bolton March (Mystery Man), Emil Beheshti (Dr. Tutelman), Ylfa Edelstein (Helen), Michael Reagan (Colleague), Ward G. Smith (General), Matthew Wallace (Gerhard Wagner), Hauke Bahr (German Police Chief), Molly Graves (Jenna Bohnam, Curator), Brayden Hughes (Snobby Boy), Leonardo Nam (Aubrey)
As MacGyver works quickly to rescue survivors from a collapsed building in Germany, he discovers a new safety threat – a 1,000-pound undetonated bomb from World War II hidden beneath the rubble.
4-5 SOCCER + DESI + MERCHANT + TITAN
Airdate: March 6, 2020
Writer: Cindy Appel
Director: Duane Clark
James Callis (The Merchant), Jade Albany (Gabriella), Dimitrius Pulido (Gentleman), Anya (Kristina), Michael Mazzeo (Old Man), Amanda Ayres (Coach), Lauren Lavera (Player), Franco Castan (Male Employee), Roberto Setzu (Bartender), Alessandro Folchitto (Club Manager), Ari Loeb (Bodyguard)
In an attempt to find the main players in Codex and cut off their match-fixing funding, Desi goes undercover to infiltrate a soccer team and find the corrupt player working with the shadow organization.
4-6 RIGHT + WRONG + BOTH + NEITHER
Airdate: Mar 13, 2020
Writer: Andrew Klein
Director: Roderick Davis
Amanda Schull (Emilia West), Matt Medrano (Dr. Marcel), Nick Rhys (Victor), Maximilian Osinski (Anton), John Purcarea (Worker), Alex Veadov (Felix), Yosef Kasnetzkov (Lead Guard), Teodora Cristea (Female Worker)
When Russ’ first love, Emilia (Amanda Schull), is kidnapped by the same rebels he fought during his private military contract days, he takes the Phoenix team to a small, impoverished town to rescue her and rid the town of the rebels for good.
4-7 MAC + DESI + RILEY + AUBREY
Airdate: March 27, 2020
Writer: Stephanie Hicks
Director: Brad Turner
Tate Donovan (Oversight), Leonardo Nam (Aubrey), David Shae (Chad), James Murray (Maītre d’), Sal Vulcano (Chef Salvatore), Joe Gatto (Larry), Brian Quinn (Dale), Devon Sawa (Donovan), David E. Collier (Lu), Angela Zhou (Jennifer Kwok), Dwayne Boyd (Hayden), Rob Guimarra (Finn), Alexander Leatty (SWAT guy)
A double date descends into chaos when Mac and Desi witness a murder in the back of the restaurant, and as they work to find the killer, Riley tries to keep the secret about her and her friends’ “day jobs” from her new boyfriend, Aubrey.
The comedians ‘Impractical Jokers’ guest star as restaurant employees.
4-8 FATHER + SON + FATHER + MATRIARCH
Airdate: April 3, 2020
Writer: Travis Fickett
Director: David Straiton
After Oversight is almost killed in a bombing, he recruits Mac to help him find the suspected bomber, Mason (Peter Weller). However, when Mason reveals he didn’t plant the bomb, the three team up to track down Codex, the shadow organization that set them up. Also, Mac meets his aunt Gwendolyn.
4-9 CODE + ARTEMIS + NUCLEAR + NEMESIS
Airdate: April 10, 2020
Writer: Brandon Botta & Casey Tollett Botta
Director: Michael Martinez
Tate Donovan (Oversight), Sea Shimooka (Kai), Holly Deveaux (Peyton), Ramon De Ocampo (Phillip Lasky), Delaney Williams (Daniel Hawkes), Randy Havens (Tech), Dean Cudworth (FBI Agent)
While Mac’s friends surround him during his time of grief, Los Angeles’ power grid is taken hostage in a ransomware attack resulting in a citywide blackout, and the team discovers the code used was written by Riley years ago.
4-10 TESLA + BELL + EDISON + MAC
Airdate: April 17, 2020
Writer: Rob Pearlstein
Director: Yangzon Brauen
Scottie Thompson (Ellen), Edloe Blackwell (Karen the Librarian), Ramon De Ocampo (Phillip Lasky), Amber Skye Noyes (Scarlett), John Ales (Nikola Tesla), Mark Boyd (Alexander Graham Bell), Tom Thon (Thomas Edison), Jim E. Chandler (Dark Suit #1), Matt Mercurio (Donnie Sandoz), Cuyle Carvin (DXS Agent Charles), Marsha Thomason (Dr. Cheryl), Jessica Webb (Woman #1), Erin Ownbey (Woman #2)
When Mac is put into a dream state to help him recall key evidence found in Nikola Tesla’s secret lab that could stop Codex’s deadly plot, he encounters Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison… and his mother.
4-11 PSY-OP + CELL + MERCHANT + BIRDS
Airdate: April 24, 2020
Story: Stephanie Hicks
Teleplay: Cindy Appel & Andrew Karlsruher
Director: Ericson Core
Amber Skye Noyes (Scarlett), James Callis (The Merchant), Ming Lo (Frank/The Chinese Captain), Adele Drahos (Tech)
Mac is placed inside a fake prison cell with a top Codex operative, The Merchant, in order to gain his trust and get intel on their next move.
4-12 LOYALTY + FAMILY = ROGUE +HELLFIRE
Airdate: May 1, 2020
Writer: Jim Adler
Director: Geoff Shotz
Jeri Ryan (Gwendolyn Hayes), Zach McGowan (Roman), Amber Skye Noyes (Scarlett), Sean Blakemore (Danny Linson), Monica Garcia Bradley (Waitress), Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (Ella), John Paul Steele (Drone Pilot), Martinez (Dr. Lee)
The Phoenix team is forever altered when MacGyver’s Aunt Gwen (Jeri Ryan) gets into his head about family and connection and convinces Mac and Riley to join Codex. Also, Matty and Russ take their concerns about Codex to the White House.
4-13 SAVE + THE + DAM + WORLD
Airdate: May 8, 2020
Story: Terry Matalas
Teleplay: Cindy Appel
Director: Carlos Bernard
Jeri Ryan (Gwendolyn Hayes), Zach McGowan (Roman), Amber Skye Noyes (Scarlett), Scottie Thompson (Ellen MacGyver), Tobin Bell (Leland), Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (Ella), Drey Wigfall (Agent #1), Annie Cook (Senator Burnett), Satya Polisetti (Aide)
With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the crosshairs. Also, the team discovers Russ’ real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation.