Unfinished Business

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Jack: So let me see if I've got this straight. The gravel we dredge up from the river gets filtered through this thingy. MacGyver: Sluice box. Jack: Right. And the mud... MacGyver: Concentrate. Jack: I am, Mac. MacGyver: This is called concentrate. Jack: Alright. Have it your way, Mr. Perfect.

  • Jack: You dream, you plan, you work, and you end up with a finger worth of dust. What about my fate? MacGyver: I think your fate's just dealt you about $15 worth of gold a week.

  • Pete: Jack, you are always going to be disappointed because you always want to take short cuts. Jack: I think of them as... calculated risks. Pete: You mean miscalculated risks.

  • MacGyver: You know, this may come as a shock to you, Jack, but most people go out and work for a living, instead of dragging their friends from one disaster to another.

Notes (3)

  • Clips: "Rock the Cradle", "Jack in the Box", "The Odd Triple", "Early Retirement", "Partners", "The Widowmaker", "Partners" again, "The Negotiator"

  • This is the first of Barry Greene's three, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season five's "Second Chance" and season six's "Faith, Hope, and Charity".

  • The German episode title is "Der Skorpion". The French episode title is "Jeu de piste mortel", meaning "Deadly Trail Game".

Trivia (2)

  • Though it rains at one point in the episode, later scenes set immediately after offer no evidence of precipitation.

  • Pete's Phoenix Foundation ID card shows him not in business wear, but the precise fishing outfit he's wearing in the episode.