This episode contradicts "Jack of Lies" as far as how much MacGyver and Jack have kept in touch since high school. Here it seems that they meet very regularly.
The account of MacGyver and Pete's first meeting conflicts with the story presented in "Deathlock".
In the opening war game sequence, MacGyver dodges an authentic explosion from incoming artillery, which is something no one would ever use in a friendly wargame as presented here.
Although the egg in the radiator trick theoretically could temporarily seal minor radiator leaks (but not bullet holes), the seal would soon break.
At the exhibit hall, Pete says that there's no evidence of foul play in the security guard's death in the teaser. Three roundhouse kicks to the face would show up in any competent autopsy, much less one conducted by the Phoenix Foundation. A three-story fall wouldn't cover up the injuries.
Although Chu says he only installed one camera, the playback features multiple views at different angles and positions.
As MacGyver and Jack crawl through ductwork, the rope used to hang the vent cover was already hanging down.
We learn Pete was born December 18, 1933.
Going to the church, MacGyver's Jeep has neither doors nor a roof, but going back to the houseboat it suddenly regains its doors.
It is revealed that Nikki Carpenter is divorced.
At the end, Louella is taken away by the state police. However, she didn't do anything illegal. The worst she could be accused of is having poor taste in boyfriends and not interfering with Lyle when he was pointing a gun at her.
When MacGyver arrives at the correctional facility, Bodine refers to Pepe by his last name of "Sanchez" but never mentions Pepe's first name. No one else does either. However, after the warden gives his introductory speech, MacGyver refers to Pepe by his first name despite the fact no one told him.
The Mustang MacGyver drives in Arkansas has a front-mounted license plate, but Arkansas actually only utilizes a back-mounted license plate.
When Pete discovers that Murdoc broke into MacGyver's houseboat he phones the Phoenix Foundation and instructs them to call the "DSX," actually meaning "DXS".
The fictional Western Tech's "Fizziks Follies" barricade contest is based on Caltech's annual Ditch Day, which began decades before when the senior class ditched classes for a day to go to the beach. Resentful underclassmen set up practical jokes in the seniors' rooms in their absence. Seniors took to barricading their rooms each Ditch Day, originally with brute force obstacles then later with ever more elaborate puzzles. The college approves of Ditch Day as a way of stimulating thought while letting students blow off steam.
There is no Dunbar Postal Station in Los Angeles, CA, (Nikki's listed home address) and such a building wouldn't be referred to in the U.S. as a "postal station." There is a Dunbar Postal Station in Vancouver, where this episode of MacGyver was filmed.
According to Nikki's driver's license, she stands 5'10" and was born 30/5/59 (making her 28 years old). She lives at 2723 Forester Lane, Los Angeles, CA.
Throughout the episode the government organization "DXS" is mistakenly referred to as "DSX".
When MacGyver is hanging from the landing gear, the movement of the ground below him makes it appear as if the plane is flying backwards.
Danny steps in oil as he runs through the basement. When he runs into the hallway upstairs, he doesn't leave any oily footprints behind him. When Spider and Watts enter the hallway, the footprints aren't there. But when Spider looks down, the footprints suddenly appear.