MacGyver

The Road Not Taken

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/10/86
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver and Pete head to Asia to rescue a nun (who is an old friend of Pete's) and the orphaned children she takes care of from aggressive regime troops. While there, MacGyver runs into someone he never expected—his former fiancée, Debra. Now MacGyver must complete his mission, work out his differences with Debra, and escape from the troops.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • Stephen Kronish

  • Chuck Bowman

  • Cliff Bole

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Well-crafted adventure episode that improves with time like a fine wine.

    By mark_28, Apr 27, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • MacGyver: Hey, um, I'm sorry about that tackle out there. Debra: Second time I've fallen for you. MacGyver: Your hair's longer than it used to be. Debra: Yours is shorter.

    • MacGyver: Now I'm going to need some empty cans, some fuel, noisemaker, and some form of grease. Animal fat will do. Open that, will you, Pete? Sister Margaret: What's he doing? Pete: I haven't got a clue. But I'm used to it.

    • Pete: Well, Maggie, I guess I'll see you the next time you're in trouble. Sister Margaret: I'll be looking forward to it. Pete: Yeah, me, too.

    • Debra: I've never been able to figure out how your mind works. How do you think of these things? MacGyver: Well, when it comes down to me against the situation, I don't like the situation to win.

    • Pete: Mac, I have just one question about rappeling. What do you do if the line breaks? MacGyver: You fall. Pete: Oh.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Ein Rosenkranz für alle Fälle", meaning "A Rosary for all Occasions". The Finnish episode title is "Sydämen Valinta", meaning "Choice of the Heart". The French episode title is "Route dangereuse", meaning "Dangerous Path".

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is borrowed from Robert Frost poem of the same name.

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