Season 5 Episode 12


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 08, 1990 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Pete: I told the board you would do it. I gave them my word. I made a commitment.
      MacGyver: You committed me! Without asking me, without giving me a chance to say yes or no. Now, come on, Pete, look at me! I'm a hurtin' guy, I'm beat up. I need a month's worth of sleep... and I need a haircut!

    • Pete: Well what am I going to tell the board?
      MacGyver: Tell them you made a big mistake.
      Pete: Mistake, what mistake?
      MacGyver: You forgot to ask me!

    • MacGyver: Mister...?
      Jack: Dalton. Andrew Jackson Dalton. No relation to the Dalton Gang. Call me Jack.
      MacGyver: MacGyver.
      Penny: First or last?
      MacGyver: Yep.

    • MacGyver: You think the marshal in Serenity will stand up to Murdoc?
      Pete: Wyatt? He's about as tough as a bucket of warm spit. Nobody in town's going to help us. They're all scared of Murdoc.
      MacGyver: That's reasonable. So am I.

    • Pete: (at Colton's grave) I'm responsible; can we talk?
      MacGyver: Your timing's a bit irregular. (walks away)

    • MacGyver: See, I came out here cause I wanted my life to be different. I believe that's the way you make the world better, one person at a time.

    • Pete: I hear you're good.
      Murdoc: To be precise, I'm the best.

    • Emmenthaler: But a man needs a gun.
      MacGyver: You know, I can't figure why. I wasn't born with one. Surely don't plan on dying with one.
      Emmenthaler: My friend, you will die much quicker without one. You will be the only man in Montana without a gun. How will you defend yourself?
      MacGyver: I'll just have to think of something.

    • MacGyver: Well, the problem there is I'm not much of a drinker, but I'd be willing to pay for the food and settle for a bottle of milk.
      Wilt Bozer: Milk?
      Milt Bozer: What kind, pilgrim? Cow? Horse? Goat? Or mother's?

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Im Wilden Westen", meaning "In the Wild West". The Finnish episode title is "Rauhan tyyssija", meaning "Peaceful Retreat". The Italian episode title is "Sogno o realtà", meaning "Dream or Reality".

    • The opening guest and crew credits use a different font. The end credits are in the regular font but a more Western-like version of the MacGyver theme tune is played.

  • Allusions