Season Four

065 THE SECRET OF PARKER HOUSE
DVD Disc: 1
Production No.: 40194-065
Airdate: 31 October 1988
Teleplay: Gene Hanson, Rick Drew, & John Sheppard
Story: Gene Hanson
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker, Gisele MacKenzie as Sylvia Lang, Arlen Dean Snyder as Sheriff Howels, Ray Young as Virgil.

MacGyver accompanies his friend Penny Parker to an old house she inherited from her aunt but suspects foul play when the house appears to be haunted.
Note: This episode was advertised as the “Halloween Special.”

Nielsen Ratings:  12.5 rating / 20 share / 2nd (39th for the week)

 


066 BLOOD BROTHERS
DVD Disc: 1
Production No.: 40194-066
Airdate: 21 November 1988
Writer: Rick Drew
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Dirk Blocker as Chuck, Bernie Coulson as Sean, Ramon Franco as Spider, Michel McNeilly as Neil, Jason Priestley as Danny.

Back in his home town, MacGyver is haunted by a fatal shooting accident from his youth, as he tries to help two teenage boys battle the local crack dealers.
(Note: This episode was advertised as the season premiere instead of “The Secret of Parker House.”)

Nielsen Ratings:  12.3 rating / 20 share / 2nd (37th for the week)

 


067 THE OUTSIDERS
DVD Disc: 1
Production No.: 40194-067
Airdate: 28 November 1988
Writer: Michelle Poteet Lisanti
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Kaj-Erik Eriksen as Jacob, Gustaf Kristjanson as Miller, Allan Lysell as Wrightman, Ruth de Sosa as Elizabeth, Vicki Wauchope as Christy Wrightman.

After an Amish family nurses him back to health from a car accident, MacGyver helps them confront a construction crew about to bulldoze them off their land.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.2 rating / 20 share / 3rd (45th for the week)

 


068 ON A WING AND A PRAYER
DVD Disc: 1
Production No.: 40194-068
Airdate: 05 December 1988
Writer: John Whelpley
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Jenny Gago as Santina, Garwin Sanford as Rafael, Susan Walden as Sister Clara.

MacGyver and Jack Dalton pose as arms dealers in order to rescue Pete and a nun from Central American rebels.

Nielsen Ratings:   11.7 rating / 18 share / 3rd (46th for the week)

 


069 COLLISION COURSE
DVD Disc: 2
Production No.: 40194-069
Airdate: 12 December 1988
Writer: Paul B. Margolis
Director: Chuck Bowman
Guest Cast: Patrick Wayne as Jeff Stone, Kai Wulff as Hans Visser, Katey Wright as Charlie Stone, G. Gordon Liddy as Carl Strickland.

When the driver of a Phoenix Foundation race car is blinded, MacGyver reluctantly takes his place, knowing that a former rival is racing for a ruthless businessman and will do anything to win.

Nielsen Ratings: 11.7 rating / 19 share / 3rd (49th for the week)

 


070 THE SURVIVORS
DVD Disc: 2
Production No.: 40194-071
Airdate: 09 January 1989
Writer: W. Reed Moran
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Gerry Bean as Wilcox, Dale Wilson as Crandell.

While testing their survival skills out in the wilderness, Pete and MacGyver find a downed DEA plane, and must outwit the drug smugglers who sabotaged it.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.5 rating / 20 share / 2nd (41st for the week)

  


071 DEADLY DREAMS
DVD Disc: 2
Production No.: 40194-072
Airdate: 16 January 1989
Writer: Stephen Downing
Director: Les Landau
Guest Cast: Kim Zimmer as Murphy, W. Morgan Sheppard as Dr. Zito, Garry Chalk as Sweeney, Brenda Crichlow as Cooper, Todd Jeffries as Wyatt, Jeff Irvine as Eric Cross.

MacGyver searches for an escaped killer who is actually the pawn of a psychotic prisoner intent on revenge against the detective who put him behind bars.

Nielsen Ratings:   13.2 rating / 20 share / 2nd (40th for the week)

 


072 MA DALTON
DVD Disc: 2
Production No.: 40194-070
Airdate: 23 January 1989
Writer: John Whelpley
Director: Rob Bowman
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Ed Nelson as Arthur Bandel, Les Carlson as Sparky, Constance Towers as Francine Leyland, Richard Lawson as Jesse Colton.

MacGyver’s buddy, Jack Dalton, finally tracks down his long lost mother, only to find she is a fugitive being pursued by a bounty hunter.

Nielsen Ratings:  14.6 rating / 22 share / 2nd (33rd for the week)

 


073 CLEO ROCKS
DVD Disc: 3
Production No.: 40194-073
Airdate: 06 February 1989
Writers: John Sheppard & Rick Drew
Director: Chuck Bowman
Guest Cast: Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker, Robert Donner as Wintergreen, Michael Des Barres as Murdoc.

Penny Parker gets the lead in a rock musical, but MacGyver begins to suspect she may be the lure in a trap set for him.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.2 rating / 19 share / 2nd (42nd for the week)

 


074 FRATERNITY OF THIEVES
DVD Disc: 3
Production No.: 40194-074
Airdate: 13 February 1989
Writer: Grant Rosenberg
Director: Michael Preece
Guest Cast: James Karen as Papillon, Hank Stratton as Michael Thornton, Robert Metcalfe as Chas, Don Galloway as John Collins.

A Phoenix Foundation employee caught selling classified information turns out to be someone very close to Pete Thornton… his son!

Nielsen Ratings:  13.9 rating / 21 share / 2nd (37th for the week)

 


075 THE BATTLE OF TOMMY GIORDANO
DVD Disc: 3
Production No.: 40194-075
Airdate: 20 February 1989
Writer: Marianne Clarkson
Director: Michael Vejar
Guest Cast: Penny Peyser as Mary Ruth, Tony Dakota as Tommy Giordano, Peter Yunker as Richard Giordano, Peter Blackwood as Rizzo, Joseph Wiseman as Joe Catano.

MacGyver helps a co-worker rescue her eight-year-old son after his father kidnaps him and takes him to a powerful mob boss uncle in Canada.

Nielsen Ratings:  14.6 rating / 22 share / 2nd (30th for the week)

 


076 THE CHALLENGE
DVD Disc: 3
Production No.: 40194-076
Airdate: 27 February 1989
Writer: Chris Haddock
Director: Dana Elcar
Guest Cast: Michael MacRae as Larson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., as Ray, Roxanne Reese as Cynthia, Michael D. Roberts as Booker.

A youth from an inner-city club where MacGyver volunteers is framed for theft by a white supremacist.

Nielsen Ratings:  15.0 rating / 22 share / 2nd (31st for the week)

 


077 RUNNERS
DVD Disc: 4
Production No.: 40194-077
Airdate: 13 March 1989
Writer: Joel Schwartz
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Holly Fields as Jennifer Reiner, Gerald Anthony as Snakeskin, Roxanne Reese as Cynthia, Jeff Pomerantz as Jim Reiner.

While trying to help a teen prostitute escape from her pimp and return to her family, MacGyver discovers she is being abused by her father, a cop who blames her for the death of his wife.

Nielsen Ratings:   15.2 rating / 23 share / 2nd (30th for the week)

 


078 GOLD RUSH
DVD Disc: 4
Production No.: 40194-078
Airdate: 27 March 1989
Writer: David Engelbach
Director: William Gereghty
Guest Cast: Colleen Winton as Natalie, Lee Patterson as West, Walter Gotell as Barenov.

MacGyver joins a U.S.-Soviet team in Alaska trying to retrieve millions in gold from a wrecked World War II transport plane, but they are left out in the cold when they discover someone else has gotten there first.

Nielsen Ratings:   15.1 rating / 24 share / 2nd (28th for the week)

 


079 THE INVISIBLE KILLER
DVD Disc: 4
Production No.: 40194-079
Airdate: 10 April 1989
Writer: Chris Haddock
Director: Dana Elcar
Guest Cast: James Sloyan as Colter, Adam Arkin as Parisio, Jean Bruce Scott as Liz, Kevin Greer as Beam, Andrew Rhodes as Lazarus, Julie Downing as Officer Walker, Blu Mankuma as Sheriff Hubbard.

MacGyver leads a backpacking expedition into the wilderness for a Phoenix Foundation stress-reducing program. But stress levels run high when some members of the group turn out to be escaped convicts who have escaped from a local prison.

Nielsen Ratings:  15.5 rating / 24 share / 2nd (23rd for the week)

 


080 BRAINWASHED
DVD Disc: 4
Production No.: 40194-080
Airdate: 24 April 1989
Writer: John Sheppard
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Roger Aaron Brown as Edward Mantu, Cyndi James Gossett as Edith Mantu, Janet Hodgkinson as Hendrix, Linda Darlow as Doc Beatty, Raymond St. Jacques as President Dakru.

MacGyver and Jack are set to receive medals at a formal ceremony for helping an African nation. But MacGyver discovers Jack has been programmed to assassinate the leader of the African nation during the ceremony.

Nielsen Ratings:  12.7 rating / 22 share / 2nd (39th for the week)

 


081 EASY TARGET
DVD Disc: 5
Production No.: 40194-081
Airdate: 01 May 1989
Writer: Rick Drew
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Wolf Muser as Jonathan, Ruth Britt as Lisa, Tom Everett as Frank, Frank Ferrucci as Armin.

Traveling back from a ski weekend, Pete and MacGyver encounter terrorists who plan to cripple a nearby city using electromagnetic technology.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.5 rating / 22 share / 2nd (34th for the week)

 


082 RENEGADE
DVD Disc: 5
Production No.: 40194-082
Airdate: 08 May 1989
Teleplay: Chris Haddock
Story: Robert Bielak & Chris Haddock
Director: Michael Caffey
Guest Cast: Marshall Teague as Steve Morrison, Patrie Allen as Marie Morrison, Don Stroud as Commander Hilliard, Stephen Furst as Dr. Kozby.

A mentally disturbed ex-Navy SEAL, who once saved MacGyver’s life, steals a vial of deadly anthrax from a Phoenix Foundation lab.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.9 rating / 23 share / 2nd (31st for the week)

 


083 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
DVD Disc: 5
Production No.: 40194-083
Airdate: 15 May 1989
Writer: Marianne Clarkson
Director: Charles Correll
Guest Cast: Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton, Kristian Alfonso as Deborah.

While on a gold-panning expedition, MacGyver, Jack and Pete are stalked by a vengeful assassin.

Nielsen Ratings:  13.2 rating / 22 share / 1st (25th for the week)

 

 

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