MacGyver

Out in the Cold

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 2/16/87
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver has his skiing pole switched by a man only moments before he's shot. With MacGyver trapped by the ensuing avalanche, Pete tries to arrange his rescue, not knowing the victim's associates are eager to get at what's hidden in the pole MacGyver now has.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • Cliff Bole

  • Stephen Kronish

  • Michael Constantine

    Sam Leland

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A fun episode with a split story execution, some great visuals, and an amusing elevation of Pete and Mac's buddy relationship.

    By mark_28, Apr 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Pete: You know, if you want to stay up here the rest of the week, that's fine. But I think I'm going to go home. MacGyver: I thought your house was being fumigated. Pete: Well, it is. But if I'm going to die anyway, I might as well be comfortable when I go.

    • MacGyver: There's something special about the last run of the day. The slopes aren't so crowded, the shadows are longer, and it's sort of peaceful out there.

    • Ski Patrolwoman: I hate to have to tell you this, but only 1 out of 25 survive an avalanche. Pete: MacGyver will be the one!

    • Pete: Boy, don't you ever dust this place? MacGyver: Twice a year, like clockwork.

    • Pete: I don't understand why you would want to run a clock on potatoes. MacGyver: I tried tomatoes, but it ran fast.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is the second of Michael Constantine's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season one's "Thief of Budapest".

    • The German episode title is "Wintersport ist Mord", meaning "Winter Sports are Murder". The Finnish episode title is "Lumivy√∂ry", and the Italian episode title is "La valanga", meaning "Avalanche". The French episode title is "L'avalanche".

    Trivia (1)

    • Avalanches at ski resorts don't occur as easily as seen here. Marked ski runs are deliberately built clear of potential risk areas. Any ski resort (and the nearby town as well) that could be devastated by an avalanche caused by a single gunshot simply wouldn't have been built in the first place. Even if extreme weather conditions made an avalanche as likely as seen here, the ski resort would have been closed.

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