Season 1 Episode 10

Target MacGyver

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 22, 1985 on ABC

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  • A poor episode all around.

    The only really redeeming value this episode has was the introduction of Macgyver's grandfather, Harry. The plot, villians, and ending in the abandoned town was borderline ridiculous. The first time we meet Harry here he really comes off as a cold and bitter man. Watching Macgyver try to reason with him is actually painful and we even wonder why Macgyver would want to bother with him. Slowly Macgyver gets Harry to warm up a little, and being chased by bounty hunters certainly demands they work together to survive. THeir pursuers are possibly the worse cast villains in the series, especially Ax Minster. They are given no personality, no history, and act pretty stupid for being "professional" asassins. Episodes with Harry get much better after this (thankfully). Starting with the classic Phoneix Under Siege from season two. This one, however, I cannot reacommend to anyone really.