|Guts + Fuel + Hope|
|Season 3, Episode 4|
|Air date||October 19, 2018|
|Written by||Rob Pearlstein|
|Directed by||Peter Weller|
Bozer + Booze + Back to School
Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family
MacGyver and Riley, with the help of Vasil, a distraught father, must find a way to drive a tanker filled with liquid oxygen through a region occupied by rebels and deliver it to a children’s hospital before they run out. Also, Riley helps MacGyver decide whether or not to allow his father back into his life.
- This episode takes place in and Turkey and mentions Armenia and
- Jack Dalton, Jill Morgan, Leanna Martin and Elwood Davis are all mentioned, but do not appear.
- Jack Dalton is in DC Washionton, explaining to the Secretary of Defense why he stole some Russian weapons for an ex-dictator.
- This marks Jack Dalton first absence from The Team.
- Angus MacGyver kills 2 people
Angus MacGyver: When I was a kid, especially after my mom died, I idolized him. He was smart and tough, and the way he made things out of nothing absolutely amazed me. And then when he left without saying a word, it was like I tried to convince myself there was a good reason. You know, like, maybe he had amnesia and couldn't find his way home, or he was framed for a crime and wrongfully imprisoned. Then years passed, and eventually, I just gave up believing there was a good reason. I began to forget what he once meant to me and started imagining he was a drunk or a criminal. Picturing him as someone you didn't want made it easier to accept he didn't want you.
Angus MacGyver: So your whole story was a lie, then?
I have a wife and three children. They're not sick, but they are very much in danger. That's why I need the money. To get them to safety.
Angus MacGyver: So you're gonna let all those other children die? I'm not proud of it. But if the choice is between my children and complete strangers, what can I say?
Matilda Webber: Turkish ambassador says there's a hospital just over the border, 40 minutes away. They have a full tanker of liquid oxygen, but he's refusing to send any of his people into rebel-occupied territory.
Wilt Bozer: What do I do? Am I allowed to threaten him?
Matilda Webber: Just hang up.
- George Eads is credited, but does not appear.
- This marks George Eads first absence from the show.
- Multiple times the volatility of liquid oxygen is mentioned in this episode. This is not true. Oxygen is not flammable. High concentrations of oxygen used during surgeries are a potential fire hazard for patients, but that doesn't mean the O2 gas itself catches fire. Oxygen makes other things ignite at a lower temperature, and burn hotter and faster. But oxygen itself does not catch fire. This was a very nice plot device, but sadly, a myth.
- Lucas Till as Angus MacGyver
- George Eads as Jack Dalton
- Tristin Mays as Riley Davis
- Justin Hires as Wilt Bozer
- Meredith Eaton as Matilda Webber
- C. Thomas Howell as Vasil
- Andrea Powell as Doctor Nakani
- Greg Sproles as Maintenance Man
- Samira Izadi as Real Estate Agent