The Prometheus Syndrome

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Mama Lorraine: I need to fatten you up. MacGyver: Mama, you are just obsessed with taking care of the whole world. Mama Lorraine: I tell you a secret. A person who takes care of everybody else don't ever end up alone and pitiful and old.

  • Earl: MacGyver, what if this thing gets down to about ten seconds and you're still messing with it? MacGyver: Run. Earl: Run? MacGyver: Run. Earl: Run. Okay.

  • Rachel: What's the matter? MacGyver: Well, moving the switch on the left always stopped it before. Rachel: You think he changed it to the right. MacGyver: I think that's what he thinks I would think. Rachel: Well, you have 32 seconds to mess around. Take your time.

  • Rachel: I would turn in this badge if it would bring back Earl.

Notes (2)

  • Though credited, Dana Elcar does not appear in this episode.

  • The German episode title is "Der Feuerteufel", meaning "Fire Devil".

Trivia (1)

  • When Prometheus calls the first time, he tells them to go to an abandoned hotel to view his work and doesn't mention any other buildings. However, the building where the bomb actually is located at is a clothing warehouse. The fire department searches there first and finds the bomb. The hotel is across the street and it is later revealed Prometheus is hiding there. If the fire department had gone to the hotel as Prometheus directed, they would have captured him and not found the bomb.