Season 1 Episode 6

Trumbo's World

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 1985 on ABC

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  • Macgyver gets more than he bargained for when investigating a wildlife disruption.

    Like Deathlock, this is an extremely memorable episode that everyone who originally saw it will probably remember today. While investigating some wildlife and habitat disturbances in the amazon, Macgyver uncovers a legion of ants slowly working there way across the jungle. The tension is built up early as we see long time natives of the region leaving there homes. To find a guide, Macgyver and his contact must journey far downstream into the jungle where a stubborn plantation owner, Trumbo, appears and reluctantly agrees to help Mac after he helps him fix some machinery. Trumbo is a rather irritable fellow and fiercely dedicated to his land and people. Only after Macgyver fixes an important piece of machinery does he finally agree to help him. The cause for alarm is soon discovered, and we see just how deadly the ants are as macgyver's contact takes a wrong turn and falls to his death, killed by thousands of bites. The episode really gets interesting then as Mac, Trumbo, and his assistant prepare how to deal with the ants and being isolated for days from any civilization. The stock footage is a bit painful seen nowadays but was certainly passable back then. IMO, the third best of season one.