MacGyver

Ma Dalton

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 1/23/89
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  • Episode Description
  • When Jack gets an anonymous package of mementos of his father, he wants some answers, and the search is on for his mother, who's been missing since his youth. But in finding her, he unknowingly puts her life in danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • John Whelpley

  • Rob Bowman

  • Ed Nelson

    Arthur Bandel

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Very good episode, introducing two characters!!

    By carnival19, Oct 31, 2007

  • The introduction of flamboyant bounty hunter Jesse Colton was the only ingredient keeping this episode from being a complete bore.

    By mark_28, May 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • MacGyver: Jack, what are you doing? Jack: What do you mean? You mean it isn't obvious? Gee, I thought it was really starting to take shape. MacGyver: I can see it's a plane. Jack: Oh, then I am making progress.

    • MacGyver: Why didn't you tell me any of this before? Jack: Too busy aggravating you, I guess.

    • Jack: So, my old man's dead. That answers that. MacGyver: What, you didn't know? Jack: I never even knew what he looked like 'til now.

    • Jack: Mothers—sometimes they're more trouble than they're worth.

    • Francine: Jack, please try and understand. I was a bride, a mother, and a widow all at the age of seventeen. Your father was the only man I've ever loved. When he was shot down, I went out of my mind... I couldn't even take care of myself, much less my own baby.

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    Notes (4)

    • Guest Andrew Kavadas can also be seen with Richard Dean Anderson in the Stargate SG-1 episode pair of "Summit" and "Last Stand".

    • This is the first of Andrew Kavadas' two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season six's "Humanity".

    • This is the first of Leslie Carlson's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season five's "Passages".

    • The French episode title is "Une sacrée famille", meaning "Sacred Family".

    Trivia (1)

    • Jack's birthday is February 3, 1951, making him 48 years old at the time of this episode.

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