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Season 4 1988 - 1989

  • 1988-11-01T01:00:00+00:00 on ABC
  • 45 mins
  • 15 hours, 7 mins (19 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Action, Adventure

MacGyver follows the adventures of the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution whenever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Utilizing his education as a scientist and his experience as an operative in the Department of External Services (DXS), he is able to solve a range of problems usually with the help of his ever-present Swiss Army knife.

19 episodes

4x01 The Secret of Parker House

  • Season Premiere

    1988-11-01T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver accompanies his friend Penny Parker to an old house she has inherited from her Aunt Betty, who mysteriously died 30 years before. When strange things start happening, Penny is sure that the house is haunted. However, MacGyver tries to convince her that there's no such thing as ghosts, but then he starts witnessing the strange events, too.

4x02 Blood Brothers

  • 1988-11-22T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver returns to his home town of Mission City, Minnesota to meet up with two old friends, Chuck and Neil, so they can dig up a time capsule they buried twenty-five years before. However, MacGyver is hesitant to dig the capsule up because he is still haunted by the death of his old friend Jesse, who died when MacGyver was young. But now MacGyver has another problem to deal with. Chuck's and Neil's sons, Danny and Sean, have gotten wrapped up in a drug deal, and the dealer is after Danny. Danny takes off to hide, and now MacGyver must find him, before the drug dealer does.

4x03 The Outsiders

  • 1988-11-29T01:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

MacGyver helps an Amish family, who saved his life, from having their farm seized by the government.

4x04 On a Wing and a Prayer

  • 1988-12-06T01:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

Central American rebels capture Pete and a nun, and it's up to Mac and Jack to rescue them. But, Jack's plane is sub par, and they go down in the middle of enemy territory.

4x05 Collision Course

  • 1988-12-13T01:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

When a friend of Mac's is injured in a crash, Mac agrees to test the new racing engine designed by the Phoenix Foundation. However a business rival has other plans for him, and he has someone from the inside to help him.

4x06 The Survivors

  • 1989-01-10T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

While on assignment for the Phoenix Foundation to test field agents to make sure they are still in shape, MacGyver finds out he now has another agent to test: Pete. Things take a turn for the worse when MacGyver and Pete head into the wilderness where they stumble upon a wrecked plane and pictures of two dangerous drug smugglers who shot it down.

4x07 Deadly Dreams

  • 1989-01-17T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver gets involved in the search for an escaped serial killer. Soon he comes to the conclusion that the killer had help from another prisoner—an even more sinister man.

4x08 Ma Dalton

  • 1989-01-24T01:00:00+00:00 — 47 mins

Jack receives mementos of his father from an anonymous sender. This triggers a search for Jack´s mother, who has been missing since Jack was a boy. But when he finally gets to meet her, she turns out to be a fugitive in fear of her life, and Jack´s presence only complicate things more.

4x09 Cleo Rocks

  • 1989-02-07T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

Penny Parker's big chance in a major professional role is threatened from two directions: a money shortage and several deaths linked to the musical she is set to perform in.

4x10 Fraternity of Thieves

  • 1989-02-14T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

When Pete's son, Michael, returns to work for the foundation, neither Pete nor MacGyver see that Michael has used his connections to get closer to a Phoenix Foundation technology system in order to steal it and to sell it to the mysterious Papillion. But Papillion has plans of his own for Michael and his gang.

4x11 The Battle of Tommy Giordano

  • 1989-02-21T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

When a kid is kidnapped by his estranged father, MacGyver tries to help the mother, a Phoenix employee, to rescue the boy. But the father is the son of an aging organized crime kingpin whose control is being threatened by subordinates.

4x12 The Challenge

  • 1989-02-28T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

An inner city youth club is threatened when a black resident is framed for auto theft by a neighborhood racist who'll stop at nothing to close the center—even murder.

4x13 Runners

  • 1989-03-14T01:00:00+00:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver helps a young runaway with a vicious pimp and a tragic secret about her policeman father.

4x14 Gold Rush

  • 1989-03-28T02:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver joins a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. team trekking into the Alaskan wilderness to retrieve a huge amount of Russian gold from a downed plane only to learn that someone has beaten them to it.

4x15 The Invisible Killer

  • 1989-04-11T01:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver heads up a trip with four other Phoenix Foundation employees into the wilderness as part of a stress reduction program. After discovering that a prison bus accident has freed several prisoners, the employees begin to question each other's behavior. MacGyver must now figure out which man, if any, is not to be trusted before it's too late.

4x16 Brainwashed

  • 1989-04-25T01:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Jack Dalton is brainwashed by an African politician and his wife to assassinate the leader of an African nation, who is in town for an awards ceremony.

4x17 Easy Target

  • 1989-05-02T01:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

MacGyver and Pete are captured by terrorists intent on wiping out a nearby city with an electromagnetic pulse, unless their leader is freed.

4x18 Renegade

  • 1989-05-09T01:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

MacGyver works hard to retrieve the anthrax bacillus stolen by a former Navy commando who once saved his life, and is now suffering the effects of an old head wound.

4x19 Unfinished Business

  • 1989-05-16T01:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Jack, MacGyver, and Pete review their past adventures while on a gold-panning expedition, unaware they're being stalked by a vengeful killer.