Season 1, Episode 10
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Air date December 9, 2016
Written by Brian Durkin
Directed by Lee Rose
Episode Guide



Pliers is the 10th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of MacGyver.


Mac and the team have no time to reminisce while visiting Mac’s and Bozer’s hometown when they immediately start searching for a kidnapped prodigy from Mac’s old middle school, Valerie. With just pliers and speaker wire available, Mac works doggedly to rescue the young genius he has so much in common with.


The team visit MacGyver and Bozer's hometown. They go to MacGyver's old middle school, Mission City Junior High, so MacGyver can give a talk to a class taught by his former science teacher, Arthur Ericson. They meet a young genius named Valerie Lawson who has much in common with MacGyver and who MacGyver and the team later need to rescue after she is kidnapped.





Jack Dalton: Oh... My God. I'm in a car full of nerds.

Arthur Ericson: The only graduate who didn't include a quote about himself in the yearbook.
Wilt Bozer: Well, that's because you vetoed the one I submitted.
Arthur Ericson: "Most likely to conceive" was unanimously rejected. For being in poor taste.
Riley Davis: Glad to see you haven't changed.

Jack Dalton: Well, actually, we're the people you call when they say "no cops."

Jack Dalton: Yeah. My man Geekachu does it again.
Angus MacGyver: What?
Jack Dalton: Yeah, if you were a Pokemon character, that's what I'd call you. That or Nerdosaur.
Angus MacGyver: Yeah, I get it.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

  • John Heard as Arthur Ericson
  • Amiah Miller as Valerie Lawson
  • Luke Arnold as Karl
  • Jeremy London as Chuck Lawson
  • Matt Mercurio as Officer Donnie Sandoz
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