Season 5 Episode 5

Second Chance

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 1989 on ABC

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  • MacGyver is in Thailand to help with a Phoenix Foundation clinic; his friend discovers that he has a son, who wants nothing to do with him.

    There are some nice moments in this episode, especially with Jesse Colton. And it is always fun watching Richard Dean Anderson playing the reluctant fighter, when they mix it up with the bad guys on the edge of a boxing ring. (Richard Lawson, as Jesse Colton, has a nice moment, too, opposite a martial-arts fighter.)

    Another of my favorite moments is watching the tenderness that MacGyver shows with Suzie; he winks at her before leaving the room.

    Side note: The Jeep that MacGyver drives in this episode is an old green Army CJ-5--distinctly different from the black Jeep Wrangler he drove in earlier seasons. Notice the round headlights (the Wrangler had square headlights) and the shape of the doorways (with the arc cut out to clear the rear wheel well; the Wrangler had rectangular door openings). Also, in this model of CJ-5, the driver literally sits on top of the gas tank! You can see the cap for the gas tank on the driver side in one of the shots about midway through the episode.