There must have been a bet between writers of MacGyver. Who can make the best clip show? Or maybe the show with the least McGyverisms and most crap?
Either way this is the third MacGyver episode in a row that has flashbacks, more often known as "clips" and with as many these shows have they become "clip shows". As meantioned in the previous show's review there's a numerous amount of clip shows, but unlike that, this is a fine example of how it works.
The episode starts with a little excitement, of which Macgyver loses his memory. Which starts the main story. MacGyver then meets a young lady (wow, it's as if he's using Axe body shots every week. He meets more hotties than Hugh Hefner.) Who after a quick run in helps him out until he regains his memories. His memories come back a little at a time from sound, sight, and actions. And if that's not enough, there's a touching ending with Pete's talk about them.
However there's very few MacGyverisms, actually only one major one. The fixing of a young kids bike. So fans of his quirky inventions might be disappointed, however the story is very solid, and their's more action than many episodes.
Overall this is a decent MacGyver episode. It could have used a little more of his inventiveness, but with his brains scrambled, its understandable. There is a great story, and fans of the shows likely will not be disappointed, unlike with the previous week's episodes.