Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt
Season 5, Episode 9
Air date February 19, 2021
Written by Rob Pearlstein
Directed by Christine Moore
Episode Guide
SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini


Diamond + Quake + Carbon + Comms + Tower

Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt is the 9th episode of Season 5 of MacGyver.


When Mac and the team are unable to prevent Department of Defense intel from falling into Codex's hands, Mac must scale a vertical cliff using only gear he can cobble together himself to prevent the info's transmission.


The Phoenix team learns that two U.S. soldiers transporting a hard drive containing DOD intel through Uzbekistan are in danger. When Mac, Riley and Desi arrive, they are surprised to see an American leading the group trying to steal the hard drive. Mac makes a highly risky move to keep the intel from being communicated, leading Desi and others to feel like he is trying to prevent any more friends from getting hurt after the tragedies with Jimmy, Gwen and Jack. Russ and Bozer receive information that CODEX leader Leland may be behind the hard drive theft, but after figuring out where he is, they find his dead, burned body. Russ deduces that the reason they are seeing so many random acts from CODEX recently is because the many members and factions are fighting to fill the leadership void.


Death Counts






  • Brandon Quinn as Jace Olson
  • Rob Rowland as Finch
  • Chris Lindsay as Lieutenant
  • Roger Cross as Conor

Related Pages

  Season 5
Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + WitnessThief + Painting + Auction + Viro-486 + JusticeEclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + MaBanh Bao + Drill + Burner + MasonJack + Kinematics + Safe Cracker + MgKNO3 + GTOQuarantine + N95 + Landline + Telescope + Social DistanceGolden Lancehead + Venom + Pole Vault + Blood + BaggageSOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + MalihiniRails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + SaltDiamond + Quake + Carbon + Comms + TowerC8H7ClO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games
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