Season Three

Note: Filming moved to Vancouver British Columbia.

045 LOST LOVE (part 1)
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40193-045
Airdates: 21 September 1987
Writer:
Jerry Ludwig
Director:
Cliff Bole
Guest Cast:
Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, James Hong as Commissioner Chu, Anthony De Longis as Kosoff, Walter Marsh as Racoubian, Leslie Bevis as Tanya Lyaschenka, Elyssa Davalos as Lisa.

A Russian women MacGyver loved, and who was presumed dead, shows up as a pawn in an attempt by Soviet agents to steal a priceless Chinese dragon.

Nielsen Ratings:  11.9 rating / 20 share / 3rd (53rd for the week)

 


045-046 LOST LOVE (part 2)
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40193-046
Airdates: 28 September 1987
Writer:
Jerry Ludwig
Director:
Cliff Bole
Guest Cast:
Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, James Hong as Commissioner Chu, Anthony De Longis as Kosoff, Walter Marsh as Racoubian, Leslie Bevis as Tanya Lyaschenka, Elyssa Davalos as Lisa.

Risking a diplomatic crisis to save Lisa, MacGyver and Jack Dalton steal the Ming Dragon only to then find out it was all a set-up to catch him.

Nielsen Ratings:  12.2 rating / 19 share / 3rd (47th for the week)

 


047 BACK FROM THE DEAD
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40193-047
Airdate: 05 October 1987
Writer: Stephen Kronish
Director: James L.Conway
Guest Cast: Joe Santos as Jimmy Kendall, Al Ruscio as Dave, Rebecca Balding as Susan, Richard Jamison as Ralph, Alex Bruhanski as Sal, Henry “Hank” Aaron as himself.

A hitman MacGyver helped place in the Witness Protection Program is spotted by the mob, now they have his daughter and grandson held captive and they want him dead or else.

Nielsen Ratings:  12.2 rating / 20 share / 3rd (43rd for the week)

 


048 GHOST SHIP
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40193-048
Airdate: 19 October 1987
Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Katey Wright as Karin Graff, Michele Goodger as Joanna, Nicholas Rice as Bench, Byron Chief-Moon as Joe Wales, Len George, Chief Khotlacha as Len, Ken Kirzinger as Bigfoot.

While out setting survey markers in Alaska, MacGyver finds a seemingly abandoned ship with a stowaway Russian girl aboard who tells him they were all scared away by a creature… one the locals call Bigfoot.

Nielsen Ratings:   13.1 rating / 21 share / 3rd (40th for the week)

 


049 FIRE AND ICE
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40193-049
Airdate: 26 October 1987
Writer: Rick Husky
Director: Alan Simmonds
Guest Cast: Aharon Ipale as Amir Sumal, Johnathon Pallone, Anthony Stamboulieh as Ambassador Vulnay, Terry David Mulligan, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter.

A thief with diplomatic immunity kills MacGyver’s investigator friend. So MacGyver reluctantly teams with his friend’s sister to catch the thief and have him deported.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.7 rating / 22 share / 2nd (35th for the week)

 


050 GX-1
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40193-050
Airdate: 02 November 1987
Writer: Calvin Clements, Jr.
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Walter Gotell as Starkoss, Morris Panych as Colonel Markov, Peter Nicholas as the Lieutenant, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter.

MacGyver and new colleague Nikki Carpenter go undercover as a married couple to look for a crashed experimental plane. But the Soviets are looking for it too… with a psychic!

Nielsen Ratings:  11.2 rating / 17 share / 3rd (46th for the week)

 


051 JACK IN THE BOX
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40193-051
Airdate: 09 November 1987
Writer: David Rich
Director: James L. Conway
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Luke Askew as Warden Renfro, Eugene Butler, Daniel Faraldo as Pepe, Diane Robin as Louella, Lance LeGault as “Bull” Bodine.

In the deep south MacGyver and Jack are held in a prison camp and forced to dig for lost millions believed to be buried in a zinc mine.

Nielsen Ratings:  14.3 rating / 23 share / 2nd (32nd for the week)

 


052 THE WIDOWMAKER
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40193-052
Airdate: 16 November 1987
Teleplay: John Whelpley
Story: Harv Zimmel
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Michael Des Barres as Murdoc, Lisa Bayliss as Mike Forester, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter, Anthony Holland as Mr. Ellard.

While grieving the loss oh his friend while mountain-climbing, MacGyver is confronted with an old nemesis from the past who wants revenge.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.7 rating / 22 share / 2nd (37th for the week) 

 


053 HELL WEEK
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40193-053
Airdate: 23 November 1987
Teleplay: Leonard Mlodinow & Scott Rubinstein
Story: Joseph Gunn, Leonard Mlodinow, & Scott Rubinstein
Director: James L. Conway
Guest Cast: Larry Dobkin as Professor Ryman, Lisa Wilcox as Janet, John Cameron Mitchell as Aaron, Ted Cole as Jeffery Kramer, Andrew Sabiston as David Ryman.

MacGyver is set to judge a physics competition for his old mentor. But the professor’s son becomes despondent when he fails to win the contest and barricades himself into the lab with a bomb.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.2 rating / 21 share / 2nd (40th for the week)

 


054 BLOW OUT
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40193-054
Airdate: 21 December 1987
Writer: W. Reed Moran
Director: Cliff Bole
Guest Cast: Dale Wilson as Erik, Frank Ferrucci as Major, Bruce Harwood as Juice, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter.

Political terrorism hits close to home when Nikki, who accidentally witnessed a terrorist bombing, is targeted by the bomber, who fears she can identify him.

Nielsen Ratings:  11.4 rating / 19 share / 3rd (38th for the week)

 


055 KILL ZONE
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40193-055
Airdate: 04 January 1988
Writer: Calvin Clements, Jr.
Director: Chuck Bowman
Guest Cast: Judith Chapman as Sandra Milhouse, Jay Brazeau as Phelps.

MacGyver discovers the cause of sudden wildlife deaths is an uncontrollably mutating organism that speeds up the aging process. The scientist who hid it on the satellite claims to have destroyed it.. but has she?

Nielsen Ratings:  15.4 rating / 22 share / 3rd (36th for the week)

 


056 EARLY RETIREMENT
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40193-056
Airdate: 18 January 1988
Writer: John Whelpley
Director: Cliff Bole
Guest Cast: Madison Mason as Matt Webber, Ted Stidder as Chairman Farrell, Rob Roy as DXS Agent, Paul Batten as Reese, Doug Abrahams, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter, Richard Newman as Prime Minister Amunde.

MacGyver’s boss, Pete Thornton, takes full responsibility for a deadly explosion and retires from the Phoenix Foundation. But MacGyver thinks the man who replaced Pete is responsible for setting the explosion.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.9 rating / 20 share / 3rd (35th for the week)

 


057 THIN ICE
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40193-058
Airdate: 01 February 1988
Writer: Rick Drew
Director: Cliff Bole
Guest Cast: Martin Milner as Turk, Jeff Schultz as Derek Kirby, Ken Camroux as Thompson, Clu Gulager as Walt Kirby.

Before he can help his old hockey coach take a Minnesota team to the state final. MacGyver must first rein in the star player’s temper and teach him about sportsmanship.

Nielsen Ratings:  12.9 rating / 19 share / 3rd (48th for the week)

 


058 THE ODD TRIPLE
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40193-057
Airdate: 29 February 1988
Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: James L. Conway
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Judy Geeson as Elena, Ian Ruskin as Andres, Martin Evans as Robert, Alan Robertson, Vernon Wells as Paul Donnay.

Jack Dalton gets MacGyver to help him pilot a woman back home to France with her priceless jewels. But once they land, they are arrested for theft.

Nielsen Ratings:  14.0 rating / 21 share / 2nd (35th for the week)

 


059 THE NEGOTIATOR
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40193-059
Airdate: 07 March 1988
Writer: Calvin Clements, Jr.
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Kristian Alfonso as Deborah, David Ackroyd as Knapp, Ned Bellamy as Remick, Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter.

When the builder of a new marina suspects MacGyver’s environmental-impact study will stop the project from going ahead. He hires a beautiful woman to either buy him off, scare him off… or kill him off.

(Note: This episode features the tune Eau d’Leo composed by Richard Dean Anderson)

Nielsen Ratings:  13.0 rating / 20 share / 2nd (33rd for the week) 

 


060 THE SPOILERS
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40193-060
Airdate: 14 March 1988
Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Randall “Tex” Cobb as Earthquake, Emily Kuroda as Karen, William Taylor.

MacGyver and Pete need the testimony of a mountain man who witnessed toxic waste dumping. But his flashbacks to his time in Vietnam just might ruin their case.

Nielsen Ratings:  15.4 rating / 23 share / 2nd (24th for the week) 

 


061 MASK OF THE WOLF
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40193-061
Airdate: 28 March 1988
Teleplay: Calvin Clements, Jr. & W. Reed Moran
Story: John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart, Calvin Clements, Jr.,& W. Reed Moran
Director: Cliff Bole
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Gary Lockwood as Grant, Floyd Westerman as Two Eagles, Gordon Tootoosis as Perry, Marianne Jones as Anna.

Jack Dalton talks MacGyver into accompanying an elderly Native American on a search for a legendary wolf mask, but two mercenaries have plans of their own for the artifact.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.5 rating / 21 share / 3rd (36th for the week)

 


062 ROCK THE CRADLE
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40193-062
Airdate: 18 April 1988
Writer: John Whelpley
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Mitzi Kapture as Katie, Don Thompson as Cutler, Garwin Sanford as Durst, Peter Yunker as Carlo, Malcolm & Frasier Fairweather as Jack, Jr.

A baby gets left in Jack Dalton’s airplane hanger with a note claiming the baby is Jacks… and thousands of dollars of counterfeit money.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.0 rating / 21 share / 2nd (30th for the week) 

 


063 THE ENDANGERED
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40193-063
Airdate: 02 May 1988
Writer: Peter Filardi
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Moira Walley as Karen, John Dennis Johnston as Ed, Don Davis as Wyatt, Robin Mossley as Earl, Stephen E. Miller, Steve Blalock as Sam.

When MacGyver visits an animal preserve hoping to reunite with an old girlfriend who is now a park ranger, he ends up helping her battle poachers who are killing endangered animals.
Nielsen Ratings:  13.3 rating / 22 share / 2nd (30th for the week)

 


064 MURDERER’S SKY
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40193-064
Airdate: 09 May 1988
Writer: Herman Miller
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Roderick Cook as Alasdair, Soon-Teck Oh as Raymond, Tia Carrere as Tiu, Keye Luke as Adam Chen, Ernie Reyes, Jr., as Luke Chen.

MacGyver must work with the young grandson of a wealthy Chinese shipping magnate to battle a criminal takeover of the business.

Nielsen Ratings: 14.3 rating / 23 share / 2nd (21st for the week) 

 

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