The Invisible Killer

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  • 7.5

    A first rate storyline but third rate acting.

    By johnjaha99, May 21, 2009

    While not an entirely original concept, a whodunnit mystery does make for a nice change of pace for a Macgyver episode. Right off the bat we see the murder take place and the episode gets your attention. We see only the lower half of the convict, and after he picks up the "stress relief" pamphlet from the Phoenix employee's car, we get a bad feeling of what he is about to do. The whole "stress relief" prgoram needed to be more flushed out I thought. What exactly were they going to do besides hiking? As the Phoenix employees meet up, the story takes off, with subtle hints toward each that they may be the killer. Just when you think your sure its one, another will do something that makes him look guilty. Eventually we learn why :) But I could not ignore the bad acting of all the guest stars. They had extremely generic personalities and backgrounds. As another said, the female ranger was sort of unnecessay, fans of Airwolf will appreciate her though. Good episode, but overrated.moreless

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  • 9.2

    good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 28, 2008

    I love the story of this episode. MacGyver is taking a group of strangers on a outdoor adventure and two of them happen to be escape convicts posing...creepy. I loved the twist that there were two convicts instead of one, which everyone assumed. I thought the whole thing between MacGyver and the female ranger was pointless. MacGyver could have done it alone; why does there always have to be a lady? Anyways, I loved the characters and how they were developed. Pete didn't have much air time, thank goodness, because this is the type of episode where he could get really annoying. Overall, great story and great guest characters. Classic who-done-it.moreless

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  • 9.5


    By sh811a, Mar 03, 2008

    This episode is a simple who dunnit mystery almost but it's done well and right and under Dana Esclar's fine direction.

    It is true that may'be there might be an inconsistancy or two in this episode like why Mac never thought about asking all of them to show their Phinix Foundation IDs or even asked a little more about what each of them do. But oh well that flaw can be overlooked easily so no big problem.

    This episode is a build up exersise in suspense, from the setting which is a bit unsettling when you thing about it the forest is a beautiful but isolating place where there's not much help from miles around. And I like how the suspense is amped up at times from that bridge scene, when we hear about a second excaped killers to raise the stakes more, down to the final confect with both Mac against the two killers both of course have guns and as usual he doesn't, but little do the killers know that in the forest Macgyver is king. Good stuff.moreless

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  • 8.2

    Who is it?..

    By neon2farmer, Nov 18, 2006

    i think this was a very good episode of Magyver and one of the best in season 4. i could'nt believe how much i liked this episode, i don't know why i like it but i just did. i guess is was the drama of how someone with MacGyver was a convict and it was hard to tell until the very end. the person that we expected it to be sudennly got killed and it turns out that the one we least expect it to be was the convict, in fact to of them were convicts. i think that this episode is very well written and portrayed.later.moreless

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