Blow Out

Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 12/21/87
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver teams up with colleague Nikki Carpenter to find out who is behind the attempts on her life. When they find out that the man who tried to kill her is connected to two terrorists who blew up a local post office, they must find out what the terrorists' next target is before it's too late.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson


  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • W. Reed Moran

  • Cliff Bole

  • Frank Ferrucci


  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Very intense episode

    By OnePerCentClub, May 17, 2010

  • The third season rolls on nicely with a terrorist-themed episode and a flu-stricken MacGyver.

    By mark_28, May 02, 2007

  • Macgyver must stop terrorists from blowing up the Hall of Justice in downtown LA.

    By OBIX1, Sep 10, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • MacGyver: Excuse me, could you tell me where where I could find some eucalyptus leaves? Box Boy: (sarcastically) Australia. MacGyver: Thanks for your help.

    • Pete: I thought you were going to stay home in bed and take care of that cold. MacGyver: I was. I am. How was I to know I was going to walk into a robbery? Police kept me tied up for hours. Pete: Well, the hidden cost of heroism.

    • Nikki: I don't want you involved. Do you understand me? I'll just handle this myself. MacGyver: Nobody gets close to Nikki Carpenter because Nikki's jinxed, is that it? Nikki: (MacGyver grabs her) Let me out of here! MacGyver: You think my involvement here is going to get me killed because it got your husband killed, right? Nikki: (upset) Stop it! MacGyver: How much longer can you go on telling people you're divorced? How much longer can you go on blaming yourself? Nikki: (crying) It was my fault. I should've known. It was a mob hit, and that car bomb was meant for me, not him.

    • Nikki: I'm a professional, and you make up stuff as you go along. MacGyver: Whatever works.

    • Nikki: How do you know about those investigations? (pauses) You have read my file, haven't you? MacGyver: Yeah, I have. Nikki: (upset) How dare you go digging into my private life? MacGyver: Somebody is after you; you came to me for help. Nikki: Well, I don't need your help.

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    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Das Attentat", meaning "Assassination Attempt". The Finnish episode title is "Räjähdysvaara", meaning "Risk of Explosion". The French episode title is "Rencontre explosive", meaning "Explosive Encounter". The Italian episode title is "La rapina sventata", meaning "The Foiled Robbery".

    Trivia (2)

    • There is no Dunbar Postal Station in Los Angeles, CA, (Nikki's listed home address) and such a building wouldn't be referred to in the U.S. as a "postal station." There is a Dunbar Postal Station in Vancouver, where this episode of MacGyver was filmed.

    • According to Nikki's driver's license, she stands 5'10" and was born 10/5/59 (making her 28 years old). She lives at 2723 Forester Lane, Los Angeles, CA.

    Allusions (1)

    • MacGyver mentions he and Nikki will need to, "follow the Yellow Brick Road," using the name of the path Dorothy takes to Emerald City in Victor Fleming's 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

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