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Matilda Webber
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Matilda Webber
Title: Agent Webber
Field Director (formerly)
Originally From: America
Current Location: Los Angeles, Califonia
Husband: Ethan Reigns (former husband)
Affiliations: The Phoenix Foundation


Physical Description
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Large Blade
Portrayed by: Meredith Eaton

Character Flag - American.png Female Agent.png CIA.png The Phoenix Foundation.gif Season One Season Two Season Three Season Four Season Five

Matilda Webber is the current Head of The Phoenix Foundation and has an impressive CIA background. It was revealed that her husband, Ethan Reigns, went on an undercover mission in 2010. When her husband's life was in danger she saved him and found out that while undercover he started a family. She divorced him and helped him start a new life.

Early Life

Twelve years before the Season 3 episode Matty + Ethan + Fidelity, Matty was being held somewhere in Eastern Europe. Ethan Reigns killed several of the people guarding her and rescued her, which was their first meeting. By the time he accepted an undercover assignment four years later they were secretly married.


She always wears black colored outfits with some colorful clothes. Starting in season 2, Matilda later tied her hair in a low ponytail or in a bun.

Season 1

She was made director of The Phoenix Foundation after the arrest of her predecessor Patricia Thornton. Her first case was leading a team in tracking down a dirty FBI agent that had conducted illegal acts. (Fish Scaler) During this time, she started briefings with her colleagues and they all passed her tests. She was proved wrong at one time by Bozer and it made her respect them all. She told them all that she prefers by her name Matty. She at the end of the mission told MacGyver that they have to play by her rules until proven wrong.

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4


In spite of her height, Matty is a tough, no-nonsense individual who values the people that works for her. While she does not like people questioning her authority, she does value other people's opinions and ideas, even if it means she is wrong. This trait is how Bozer earned her respect after feeling that their investigation was going in the wrong direction. She takes her role as Head of the Phoenix Foundation seriously, interviewing each of the team members to get feel for their personal character when she first started working there and how best use her agents skill-sets to the best of their ability. However, she does have a sense of humor and insists the team to call her by her name, instead of 'Director' or 'Ma'am'.

However, a notable trait of Matty's is that she does not approve of improvisation in the field. This comes from hard experience as any agent she worked with who relied on luck has ended up dead. This led to an unintended source of tension between her and MacGyver, who regularly improvises in the field to achieve his missions. Matty does like Mac personally and his character, but rather she fears that if he relies too much on his methods of improvising will get him hurt or worse. Nevertheless, she gives him the opportunity to prove that his methods work in the field.


  • Knows Jack Dalton from their time together in the CIA.
  • Matilda Webber's nicknames include 'Matty the Hun'. [1]
  • She has known Mac's dad since at least 2000. She investigated him at his own request after his partner went rogue.  
  • According to Riley, Matilda Webber hung up on (Russian Dictator Vladimir) Putin and he called back 10 minutes later & apologized. She also made the director of NSA cry. [1]
  • Webber wrote the entire curriculum taught at the U.S. Clandestine Services Training Academy. [2]


Season One
The Rising Metal Saw Awl Wire Cutter Toothpick Wrench Can Opener Corkscrew Chisel Pliers Scissors
Screwdriver Large Blade Fish Scaler Magnifying Glass Hook Ruler Flashlight Compass Hole Puncher Cigar Cutter
Season Two
DIY or Die Roulette Wheel + Wire Muscle Car + Paper Clips X-Ray + Penny Skull + Electromagnet Jet Engine + Pickup Truck Duct Tape + Jack Packing Peanuts + Fire CD-ROM + Hoagie Foil War Room + Ship Bullet + Pen Mac + Jack
CO2 Sensor + Tree Branch Mardi Gras Beads + Chair Murdoc + Handcuffs Hammock + Balcony Bear Trap + Mob Boss Riley + Airplane Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle Skyscraper + Power Wind + Water UFO + Area 51 MacGyver + MacGyver
Season Three
Improvise Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship Bozer + Booze + Back to School Guts + Fuel + Hope Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly Revenge + Catacombs + Le Fantome Specimen 234 + PAPR + Outbreak Matty + Ethan + Fidelity Mac + Fallout + Jack
Fence + Suitcase + Americium-241 Wilderness + Training + Survival Father + Bride + Betrayal K-9 + Smugglers + New Recruit Lidar + Rogues + Duty Seeds + Permafrost + Feather Murdoc + Helman + Hit Friends + Enemies + Border No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue Treason + Heartbreak + Gum Mason + Cable + Choices
Season Four
Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck Windmill + Acetone + Celluloid + Firing Pin Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan Right + Wrong + Both + Neither Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey
Father + Son + Father + Matriarch Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis Tesla + Bell + Edison + Mac Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire Save + The + Dam + World