Season 2 Episode 21

D.O.A.: MacGyver

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 27, 1987 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • MacGyver: Pete Thornton wanted to come. It wasn't easy keeping him away.
      Braddock: Peter, yes, he always disapproved of me—a keen judge of character.

    • Pete: Right now, I know you better than you know yourself. You don't use guns. That gun doesn't feel right in your hand. It can't. You don't use guns, MacGyver. You hate them.

    • Pete: His name is MacGyver; he can fix anything. He could fix a computer with a hairpin and a piece of duct tape.

    • Carol: So you are one of the good guys after all. Told ya.

    • Pete: I know you've got amnesia. You don't know who I am, do you?
      MacGyver: You're Peter Thornton. You're a killer.

    • Lancer: I need you to stop the killer.
      MacGyver: Any idea who it is?
      Lancer: We've got a suspect. He's a professional terrorist. His name is Peter Thornton.

    • MacGyver: Everything I'm remembering is filled with explosions and gunfights. And I'm right in the middle of 'em.

    • MacGyver: Maybe he wasn't the kind of guy you'd want your kids to grow up to be, but one of his bombs got me out of prison in Morocco. So when he called early on a quiet Sunday afternoon and said he was in trouble, I had to make good on my IOU.

    • MacGyver: Most people come to southern California for the sunshine. But there are others who burn easily, so they stay in the shadows.

    • MacGyver: (to Carol) Your phone is dead.
      (Jules suddenly appears)
      Jules: And so are you.

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Black-Out". The Finnish episode title is "Muistinmenetys", meaning "Amnesia". The French episode title is "MacGyver mort ou vif", meaning "MacGyver: Dead or Alive". The Italian episode title is "L'attentato", meaning "The Attack".

  • Allusions