Season Five

084 LEGEND OF THE HOLY ROSE (part 1)
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40195-086
Writer: Stephen Downing
Director: Michael Caffey (Part 1) Charles Correll (Part 2)
Guest Cast: Lise Cutter as Zoe Ryan, Robin Mossley as Alexander Shannon, Michael Ensign as Professor Wycliff, Tony Perez as Estebar, Judd Omen as Shiva Luca, Christopher Neame as Erich Von Leer.

MacGyver gets roped into helping an archeologist friend who claims to have a map leading to an ancient artifact known as the holy rose.

Nielsen Ratings:  9.8 rating / 16 share / 3rd (62nd for the week)

 


085 LEGEND OF THE HOLY ROSE (part 2)
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40195-087
Writer: Stephen Downing
Director: Michael Caffey (Part 1) Charles Correll (Part 2)
Guest Cast: Lise Cutter as Zoe Ryan, Robin Mossley as Alexander Shannon, Michael Ensign as Professor Wycliff, Tony Perez as Estebar, Judd Omen as Shiva Luca, Christopher Neame as Erich Von Leer.

MacGyver and Zoe’s search for the Holy Rose in England and France turns deadly when they cross paths with a notorious jewel magnate.

Nielsen Ratings: 11.7 rating / 19 share / 3rd (52nd for the week)

 


086 THE BLACK CORSAGE
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40195-085
Airdate: 02 October 1989
Writer: Paul Margolis
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Christianne Hirt as Sofia Parker, Ryan Michael as Deegan, David Hay as March, Cleavon Little as Frank Colton, David Bloom as Reynolds.

A female defector guarded by the Phoenix Foundation is witness to a murder and now holds the key to the whereabouts of a priceless necklace.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.1 rating / 20 share / 3rd (41st for the week)

 


087 CEASE FIRE
DVD disc: 1
Production No.: 40195-084
Airdate: 09 October 1989
Writer: Chris Haddock
Director: William Gereghty
Guest Cast: Mayim Bialik as Lisa Woodman, Eli Danker as Yanif, Allan Lysell as Walker, Michael Naxos as President Habad.

In Switzerland for peace negotiations between two countries, MacGyver becomes a fugitive when he’s wounded and framed as a sniper in an assassination attempt on one of the nation’s presidents.

Nielsen Ratings: 11.4 rating / 19 share / 3rd (50th for the week)

 


088 SECOND CHANCE
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40195-088
Airdate: 16 October 1989
Writer: Robert Sherman
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Richard Lawson as Jesse Colton, Kim Miyori as Dr. Triwai, Barry Bernal as Willie, Channing Mitchell as Raj, Malcolm Stewart as Frank Skinner.

In Bangkok, MacGyver’s friend is suppressed to learn that he fathered an illegitimate son. And now the boy is involved with a gang of thieves who have stolen a dialysis machine needed to save a young girl’s life.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.6 rating / 20 share / 3rd (38th for the week)

 


089 HALLOWEEN KNIGHTS
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40195-089
Airdate: 30 October 1989
Writer: John Sheppard
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Daniel Davis as Nicholas Helman, Frank C. Turner, Jo-Anne Bates as Sonya, Michael Des Barres as Murdoc, Debbie Podowski as Ashton Cooke.

MacGyver’s not sure whether it’s a trick or a treat when his ruthless rival Murdoc strikes a deal in return for MacGyver’s help to free his innocent sister from a vengeful ex-employer, planning to execute her during an elaborate Halloween party.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.8 rating / 21 share / 2nd (39th for the week)

 


090 CHILDREN OF LIGHT
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40195-090
Airdate: 06 November 1989
Writer: Rick Mittleman
Director: Bill Corcoran
Guest Cast: Michele B. Chan as Mei Jan, Robert Ito as Peng Chow, Tzi Ma as Wing Lee, Keone Young as Zhao.

A Chinese student with a videotape of the Tiananmen Square uprising desperately needs MacGyver’s help to expose the atrocities of her government to the world.
(Note: The Chinese government protested when a Vancouver building was made into the episode’s Chinese consulate.)

Nielsen Ratings: 12.5 rating / 20 share / 3rd (43rd for the week)

 


091 BLACK RHINO
DVD disc: 2
Production No.: 40195-091
Airdate: 13 November 1989
Writer: Paul B. Margolis
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Cecilia Hart as Kate Hubley, Cuba Gooding, Jr., as Billy Colton, Roger Aaron Brown as Mabuto, Kai Wulff as Ladysmith.

MacGyver follows a friend to Africa, and after witnessing the mutilation of a black rhino first hand, joins the activists in rescuing the endangered species from poachers.

(Note: A $40,000 animatronic rhino was used in this episode.)

Nielsen Ratings: 12.6 rating / 20 share / 3rd (40th for the week)

 


092 THE TEN PERCENT SOLUTION
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40195-092
Airdate: 20 November 1989
Writer: Tom & Sally Drake
Director: Michael Preece
Guest Cast: Nehemiah Persoff as Sam, Barbara Stock as Laura, Gretchen Wyler as Madame Brandenburg, Garry Chalk as Sergeant Gray, John Novak as Lyle Hoggart.

After a Holocaust survivor disrupts an art auction, MacGyver investigates his claims and uncovers a massive neo-Nazi movement within the American political system.
Nielsen Ratings: 12.0 rating / 20 share / 3rd (41st for the week)

 


093 TWO TIMES TROUBLE
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40195-094
Airdate: 11 December 1989
Writer: Robert Sherman
Director: Michael Preece
Guest Cast: Audrey Landers as Carla, Terry David Mulligan as Rogan, Babs Chula as Eve, Dana Still as Dr. Farrell.

MacGyver is put in double jeopardy by a rock-singer friend who thinks her twin is trying to kill her.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.1 rating / 20 share / 2nd (49th for the week)

 


094 THE MADONNA
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40195-093
Airdate: 18 December 1989
Writer: Cathleen Young
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Jeanette Nolan as Carol, Roxanne Reese as Cynthia, Jackson Davies as Father Pat Lafferty, Anthony Holland as Vincent Battaglia, Charles Payne as Breeze.

On Christmas Eve, MacGyver and the kids learn the true meaning of Christmas when a mysterious homeless woman comes to stay at the challenge center.

Nielsen Ratings: 11.6 rating / 19 share / 2nd (40th for the week)

 


095 SERENITY
DVD disc: 3
Production No.: 40195-095
Airdate: 08 January 1990
Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: William Gereghty
Guest Cast: Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker, Cuba Gooding, Jr., as Billy Colton, Robin Mossley as Wilt Bozer, Robert Donner as Milt Bozer, Norman Browning as the Town Marshall, Michael Des Barres as Murdoc, Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton.

Exhausted from work, MacGyver falls asleep and dreams he is in the wild west with Pete as a rich landowner who hires evil gunslinger Murdoc to Force MacGyver off his land.

Nielsen Ratings: 13.7 rating / 20 share / 3rd (40th for the week)

 


096 LIVE AND LEARN
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40195-096
Airdate: 15 January 1990
Writer: Rick Mittleman
Director: Harry Harris
Guest Cast: James Sloyan as George Fraley, Glenn Scarpelli as Tony Milani, Linda Darlow as the Principal, Jerry Wasserman as Nick Milani.

MacGyver reaches out to a promising high-school student as part of a Phoenix mentor program, but he has to get around a cynical teacher and the youth’s no-nonsense father for his message to take hold.

Nielsen Ratings: 13.9 rating / 21 share / 2nd (36th for the week)

 


097 LOG JAM
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40195-097
Airdate: 05 February 1990
Writer: Lee Maddux
Director: William Gereghty
Guest Cast: Nancy Everhard as Amy Chandler, John Considine as Foxworth, Patrick Bishop as Braddock, Kim Kondrashoff as Glass, French Tickner as Sheriff Delaney, Doug Sheehan as Jack Chandler.

MacGyver heads to the pacific northwest to infiltrate a logging company on behalf of an environmentalist friend to help expose the management’s illegal activity.

Nielsen Ratings: 13.7 rating / 21 share / 1st (35th for the week)

 


098 THE TREASURE OF MANCO
DVD disc: 4
Production No.: 40195-098
Airdate: 12 February 1990
Writer: Chris Haddock
Director: Michael Preece
Guest Cast: Theresa Saldana as Maria, Michael Bays as Ramon, Richard Chaves as Enrique, Gregory Sierra as Captain Diaz.

MacGyver travels to Peru to help a friend search for a mythical lost treasure.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.9 rating / 20 share / 2nd (41st for the week)

 


099 JENNYS CHANCE
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40195-099
Airdate: 19 February 1990
Writers: Rick Drew & John Sheppard
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Vic Tayback as George Henderson, Dale Wilson as Colin Yardrow, Simon Webb as Underwood, Linda Blair as Jenny Larson, Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton.

After a horse trainer is murdered, MacGyver devises a gambling sting operation in order to trap the killer.

Nielsen Ratings: 14.7 rating / 22 share / 1st (28th for the week)

 


100 DEEP COVER
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40195-100
Airdate: 26 February 1990
Writer: Robert Sherman
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Rosemary Dunsmore as Gwen Carpenter, Mitchell Laurence as Landis, Madison Mason as Dan Stringer, Marco Rodriguez as Sanchez, Bill Croft as Donnelly, Timothy Webber as Banniker.

A manager of a submarine company plans to steal a new sonar detection system developed by the Phoenix Foundation by seducing the designer of the system.

Nielsen Ratings: 13.0 rating / 20 share / 3rd (39th for the week)

 


101 THE LOST AMADEUS
DVD disc: 5
Production No.: 40195-101
Airdate: 19 March 1990
Writer: Paul B. Margolis
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Tamsin Kelsey as Lulu, Herbert Edelman as Tubbs, Milton Selzer as Izzy.

A slightly off-key woman needs MacGyver’s help to battle criminals after a priceless violin originally owned by Mozart.

Nielsen Ratings: 13.1 rating / 21 share / 1st (31st for the week)

 


102 HEARTS OF STEEL
DVD disc: 6
Production No.: 40195-102
Airdate: 09 April 1990
Writer: Rick Mittleman
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Mayim Bialik as Lisa Woodman, Ron Hale as Travers, Joseph Lambie as Eric Woodman, Blu Mankuma as Lt. Rhome, Merrilyn Gann as Gretta.

A young girl is kidnapped by disgruntled steel-mill workers who want revenge on her father for closing down the mill.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.4 rating / 21 share / 1st (33rd for the week)

 


103 RUSH TO JUDGEMENT
DVD disc: 6
Production No.: 40195-104
Airdate: 16 April 1990
Writer: Robert Sherman
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Steven Keats as Baron, Deborah Van Valkenburgh as Sandra Masters, Henry Beckman as the Judge, Beau Billingslea as Mr. Monroe, Tim Haldman as Rev. Roy Thatcher, Lilliam Lehman as Bigelow, Betty McGuire as the Bird Lady.

While serving as a sequestered juror on a racially tense trial, MacGyver sneaks out to investigate the crime scene for himself and uncovers some valuable evidence, but puts himself in contempt of court.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.7 rating / 21 share / 1st (33rd for the week)

 


104 PASSAGES
DVD disc: 6
Production No.: 40195-103
Airdate: 30 April 1990
Teleplay: John Sheppard
Story: Anthony Rich
Director: William Gereghty
Guest Cast: John Anderson as Harry Jackson, Anthony Stamboulieh as Hakim, Leslie Carlson as MacGyver’s Doctor, Sheila Moore as Ellen MacGyver, Martin Milner as James MacGyver.

While lying in a coma near death, MacGyver has an extraordinary vision of the afterlife, where he must choose between staying with his family or returning to serve justice on the thieves responsible for his hospitalization.

Nielsen Ratings: 12.2 rating / 21 share / 1st (42nd for the week)

 

 

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