Season 5 Episode 11

The Madonna

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 18, 1989 on ABC

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  • A great Christmas story

    This is a great episode, where in the first place the Madonna the Church had for 20 years gets stolen at the same time a woman (Carol) appears and start to help everyone. Everyone seems to be down just before Christmas, MacGyver is still grieving about his mother, Cynthia is also grieving about the recent killing of her husband (which we saw in an earlier episode), Mr. Battaglia (the one who carved the Madonna) is down because his wife is dead and Breeze never liked Christmas because his father was hitting him all the time. Carol comes in and helps everyone and help them understand the true meaning of Christmas, in the process she gives the money the Club needed to stay alive and finally a young kid brings back the Madonna to the Church and strangely the statue has a scratch on her left hand exactly at the same place Carol had a cut!!

    Not all Christmas stories are good, but this one really touched me because when you lose loved ones, it's easy to grieve and be kind of frustrated against Christmas cause you're looking around and everyone is so happy and you feel kind of lame and really sad. But as Carol said to Breeze, Christmas is not about what you receive is what you give that really counts!