Scriptwriter Brad Radnitz was an excellent addition to the writing staff of this series, churning out some of the few memorably good episodes of the last season and a half. This episode was his best, featuring a steady diet of clever escapes and MacGyverisms throughout. Faith and Hope's hospitable demeanor in the scene where they informed MacGyver he'd be staying at the Lacey House for a week was genuinely funny, and the lighthearted mob theme was a comfortable fit for the one of the entire episode. From Leo's "death by hammock", to the revelation of abolitionist-designed tunnels leading from the barn to the house, to MacGyver's various Home Alone-style gauntlets at the episode's end, "Faith, Hope, and Charity" never failed to impress creatively. While Faith and Hope's "scheming grannies" shtick was very well played, their juvenile bickering did get old after awhile. I also have to deduct a couple of points for the bizarre reverse-vacuum bit MacGyver pulled in the vat of blueberry pie filling. Inserting an electric vacuum into a large pot of liquid definitely qualifies as a "don't try this at home, kids" moment, and considering that such a ploy would almost assuredly end in electrocution (and almost assuredly NOT end in being able to spray hot liquid at people), it was actually pretty irresponsible of the series. Nonetheless, the episode was high-energy, clever, and fun....one of my favorites of the series' final year (that being 1991, more so than season six).
MacGyver steps on a trap while trying to help the grey wolf and two old women stumble upon him and take him to their inn and help him. Then some goons come looking for money and Mac helps the women take the goons down. The story in this episode was interesting, but not original. The idea of goons looking for money is overdone . . . . . however, I liked the addition of the wolf story. I also liked the macgyverisms in this episode. Overall, this episode had an ok story, but had great humor and great action and mystery.
This episode of MacGyver, Faith, Hope & Charity was an above average episode, but was hindered by its plot. The fact that MacGyver was injured and he was with too elderly ladies, it was not as action pact as other episodes, though of course, he saves the
This episode of MacGyver, Faith, Hope & Charity was an above average episode, but was hindered by its plot. The fact that MacGyver was injured and he was with too elderly ladies, it was not as action pact as other episodes, though of course, he saves the day.
It was a good one to watch, so I would recommend it.
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