|Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt|
|Season 5, Episode 9|
|Air date||February 19, 2021|
|Written by||Rob Pearlstein|
|Directed by||Christine Moore|
SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini
Diamond + Quake + Carbon + Comms + Tower
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.
- Lucas Till as Angus MacGyver
- Tristin Mays as Riley Davis
- Justin Hires as Wilt Bozer
- Meredith Eaton as Matilda Webber
- Levy Tran as Desiree "Desi" Nguyen
- Henry Ian Cusick as Russ Taylor