Flame's End

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 1/29/86
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  • Episode Description
  • An old girlfriend of MacGyver's contacts him for help after she discovers evidence of uranium thefts from the nuclear processing plant where she works.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Henry Winkler

  • Randy Edelman

  • John Rich (II)

  • John Mantley

  • Delia Circelli

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Modest execution for such an ambitious storyline.

    By mark_28, Apr 26, 2007

  • MacGyver receives an urgent call from his old girlfriend in West Port Beach. She is fearing for her life as there is evidence of uranium theft at a nuclear processing plant, and whoever it is will kill anyone who is getting close. Can MacGyver get there

    By the80sKNIGHT, Oct 13, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • MacGyver: Should make a heck of a press release, eh? Tim: Just like our college days. Never a dull moment with MacGyver.

    • MacGyver: I hate heights, and I despise guns. So how the hell did I get myself up here?

    • Train: You can't run forever, MacGyver. MacGyver: Train, are you crazy? We've got a runaway reactor to worry about here! Train: That's what I'm trying to help you with: stop all that worryin'!

    • MacGyver: A marine sergeant once started a charge by yelling at his men, "Come on, you wanna live forever?" Now, I used to think that was about the guttiest thing ever said. But of course, the older you get, the more nervous you get.

    • MacGyver: So, if I can open it manually, we're home free, right? Amy: Mac, no—it'll kill you! MacGyver: No way... I haven't paid my taxes yet.

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    Notes (4)

    • Music: "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John, "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce

    • This episode introduces MacGyver's love of ice hockey, mirroring star Richard Dean Anderson's own love for the game.

    • The scenes at Westport Nuclear Processing Corporation were filmed at the Terminal Island Treatment Plant in San Pedro.

    • The German episode title is "Alte Freundschaften", meaning "Old Friendships". The French episode title is "Atome Crochu", meaning "Hooked Atom". The Italian episode title is "Pericolo nucleare", meaning "Nuclear Danger".

    Trivia (2)

    • Despite the dozens of failsafes and backups that any nuclear plant in the U.S. has, a couple of bullet shots not only cause the reactor to go into meltdown, but damage the safety controls intended to stop the meltdown.

    • Amy explains that they'll die several minutes before the sludge get to the waste disposal chamber, because of the extreme heat that precedes it. However, they exit from the chamber and the sludge pours in immediately as soon as they leave.

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    • polsixe Aug 17, 2014

      Macgyver makes a comment to the Robert Englund character, "you have to decide if you will be a killer". Chose to make a living as Freddy Krueger!