Season 4 is the strongest of the lot and this episode further proves this. Brainwashed is extremely creative and when we get our first look at what Jack is going through it’s clear this episode is like no other. The constant mystery surrounding Jack’s “dreams” and whether MacGyver will figure out what is setting him off and what his plans are add to the intensity of the episode.
The funhouse scenes are some of the finest in the show’s history and the suspense at this point is at an all-time high. I didn’t suspect Pete had also been brainwashed until MacGyver realised he had also “lost his weekend”. It’s a race against time at the end and the conclusion is a fitting end to this outstanding episode, one of the show’s best.