Maybe the episode is character-driven, but there are flaws in the setting that just irritate me. I'm a great-great fan of MacGyver, but this one... for such a great show, they could have done more documentation... the car numbers and the cars don't look Romanian, the only venomous snakes in Romania are two species of adders, and that snake was none of them, it appeared to be a non-venomous Colubrid (like Coluber caspius maybe). Come on... I'm sure they could have gotten a proper adder from somewhere... And I understand that it's easier and cheaper for the show if everybody speaks English, but still... I would bet that if Ceausescu really had a secret guard like that (which he may as well had, besides the 'Securitate'), they would have spoken Russian as a foreign language, and not even that between themselves.
Anyway, if we consider the show in its entirety, it was one of the greatest ever made. There could never be another MacGyver.