MacGyver

Early Retirement

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 1/18/88
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  • Episode Description
  • The Phoenix Foundation takes on the decommissioning of nuclear missiles. However, the process goes awry and an explosion kills three men and injures eight more. Pete blames himself for not inspecting their equipment better and resigns from his job out of guilt. However, Pete is replaced by a not-so-trustworthy man—one who may have been connected to the explosion.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • John Whelpley

  • Cliff Bole

  • Paul Batten

    Reese

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Some nice character development and above-average dialogue helps salvage a low-key episode without much action.

    By mark_28, May 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Nikki: Well, I'm sure you two have things to talk about. Always a pleasure, MacGyver. Webber: Oh, I hate to have her leave, but I love watching her go.

    • Ingers: Good evening, your Excellency, it's bound and gag time. Let's show the minister to his new quarters, shall we?

    • MacGyver: Let's take a look at his operations agenda. You got a password? Pete: Yeah. "Agenda".

    • Nikki: MacGyver was right about you. Webber: Well, if you value his opinion so much, maybe I can bury you side by side, my dear.

    • MacGyver: You know, you are sounding more like a bureaucrat every day. Nikki: I am one, damn it. Born and bred. MacGyver: Congratulations. Nikki: Look, MacGyver, I know enough to know when I'm getting the runaround. Now, why won't you deal with Matt Webber?

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    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Der neue Boss". The Italian episode title is "La seconda giovinezza", meaning "Second Childhood".

    Trivia (1)

    • Throughout the episode the government organization "DXS" is mistakenly referred to as "DSX".

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