Season 2 Episode 2

The Eraser

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1986 on ABC

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  • Some of the countries most precious and top secret technology is being handed over to the East Germans. A contract is out on the man responsible and MacGyver is hired to find him. Will MacGyver believe the hitmans story and save Simmon's and Jimmy's liv

    An enjoyable episode as it starts out with MacGyver playing a game of ice hockey against The Squires. Pete has another job for him though as Simmons is selling some of the countries most precious and top secret technology to the East German's.

    Jimmy "The Eraser", who has been in jail for the last 10 years meets up with his old boss, Papa Chuck. Papa Chuck has a new assignment for him, to kill Simmons. So you have Jimmy and MacGyver looking for Simmons. Jimmy meets MacGyver at a bar and tells him that he is Simmon's father, so MacGyver believes him and they end up being good friends.

    When MacGyver finally catches Simmons, he calls Jimmy to come down and meet him. Only Jimmy gets out a gun and MacGyver doesn't know whats going on. MacGyver convinces Jimmy to not kill him and takes him back to the Foundation.

    Because Jimmy didn't kill Simmons, Papa Chuck now has a contract out on Jimmy. MacGyver helps Jimmy get safely out of the country and Pete gets him a new identity and a job that he will love.

    There are some great MacGyver tactics in this episode as he opens an electrical door by power surge. Links a car phone with the car's computer, to lock all the doors and shut down the engine. Uses some cellaphane and a comb to make a fake police siren, which is quite funny.

    Overall, en enjoyable episode and I recommend it.
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