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Season 4
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Background Information
Title: Season 4
Aired: February 7 – May 8, 2020
Cast: Lucas Till

Tristin Mays
Justin Hires
Meredith Eaton
Levy Tran
Henry Ian Cusick

No. of Seasons:


No. of Episodes:


Premiere: Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix
Finale: Save + The + Dam + World
Previous: Season 3
Next: Season 5

Season 4 of the rebooted MacGyver series was premiered on February 7 and concluded on May 8, 2020. The season was originally due to have a full season of 22 episodes. After the season break, most episodes were filmed but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the series was cut short and the remaining episodes were moved to be part of Season 5 in order to keep up with CBS' release schedule. Codex serves as enemy force of this season.






  • Joshua Leonard as Martin Bishop
  • Xander Berkeley as Department of Defense General John Acosta
  • Emmanuelle Vaugier as Major Anne Frost
  • Amanda Schull as Emilia West
  • James Murray as Maître d’
  • Sal Vulcano as Chef Salvatore
  • Joe Gatto as Larry
  • Brian Quinn as Dale
  • Keith David as Burke
  • Scottie Thompson as Ellen MacGyver


Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix Terry Matalas David Straiton February 7, 2020 401
Ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that's planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major U.S. city.
Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed Terry Matalas David Straiton February 14, 2020 402
Department of Defense General John Acosta recruits MacGyver to steal a highly classified project from a military lab in order to find flaws in its security. But when it’s discovered that the general is planning an attack using the weapon, Phoenix must stop Acosta before the weapon is uploaded.
Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck Rob Pearlstein Lily Mariye February 21, 2020 403
MacGyver and the team board a plane that's mid-flight when the pilot has a heart attack, and discover the medical emergency was intentional.
Windmill + Acetone + Celluloid + Firing Pin Andrew Karlsruher Eagle Egilsson February 28, 2020 404
As MacGyver works quickly to rescue survivors from a collapsed building in Germany, he discovers a new safety threat – a 1,000-pound undetonated bomb from World War II hidden beneath the rubble.
Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan Cindy Appel Duane Clark March 6, 2020 405
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In an attempt to find the main players in the Codex and cut off their match-fixing funding, Desi goes undercover to infiltrate a soccer team and find the corrupt player working with the shadow organization.
Right + Wrong + Both + Neither Andrew Klein Roderick Davis March 13, 2020 406
When Russ first love, Emilia is kidnapped by the same rebels he fought during his private military contract days, he takes the Phoenix team to a small, impoverished town to rescue her and rid the town of the rebels for good.
Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey Stephanie Hicks Brad Turner March 27, 2020 407
A double date descends into chaos when Mac and Desi witness a murder in the back of the restaurant, and as they work to find the killer, Riley tries to keep the secret about her and her friends’ “day jobs” from her new boyfriend, Aubrey.
Father + Son + Father + Matriarch Travis Ficket David Straiton April 3, 2020 408
After Oversight is almost killed in a bombing, he recruits Mac to help him find the suspected bomber, Mason. However, when Mason reveals he didn’t plant the bomb, the three team up to track down Codex, the shadow organization that set them up. Also, Mac meets his aunt Gwendolyn Hayes.
Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis Brandon Botta & Casey Tollett Botta Michael Martinez April 10, 2020 409
While Mac's friends surround him during his time of grief, Los Angeles' power grid is taken hostage in a ransomware attack resulting in a citywide blackout, and the team discovers the code used was written by Riley years ago.
Tesla + Bell + Edison + Mac Rob Pearlstein Yangzon Brauen April 17, 2020 410
When Mac is put into a dream state to help him recall key evidence found in Nikola Tesla's secret lab that could stop Codex's deadly plot, he encounters Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison…and his mother.
Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds Stephanie Hicks (Story), Cindy Appel & Andrew Karlsruher (Teleplay) Ericson Core April 24, 2020 411
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Mac is placed inside a fake prison cell with a top Codex operative, The Merchant in order to gain his trust and get intel on their next move.
Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire Jim Adler Geoff Shotz May 1, 2020 412
The Phoenix team is forever altered when MacGyver’s Aunt Gwen gets into his head about family and connection and convinces Mac and Riley to join Codex. Also, Matty and Russ take their concerns about Codex to the White House.
Save + The + Dam + World Terry Matalas (Story), Cindy Appel (Teleplay) Carlos Bernard May 8, 2020 413
With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the cross-hairs. Also, the team discovers Russ’ real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation.


  • On May 9, 2019, the series was renewed for a fourth season.
  • On June 7, 2019, Levy Tran has portrayed as Desi Nguyen has upped to series regular.
  • On June 28, 2019, it was announced that Henry Ian Cusick has joined the series who played Russ in this season.
  • Shortly after, Justin Hires posted blog on the internet during the filming of episode 1 and 2.
  • The series would film in July 2019 and wrapping up in April 2020.[1]
  • On November 6, 2019, the series picked up 22 episodes of this season.
  • On March 12, 2020, the fourth season were suspended for two weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce up to 20 episodes. However the episodes filmed beyond episode 13 will be part of Season 5. To make use of MacGyver during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which is already delaying the start of 2020-2021 TV season.
  • This is the only season Murdoc does not appear so far.


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