On the season one premiere of MacGyver we were introduced to Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till) and the DXS (Department of External Services) team.
At the start of the episode Mac infiltrated a party to steal a biological weapon. He was helped by colleagues Jack Dalton (George Eads) and Nikki Carpenter (Tracy Spiridakos). Nikki was also Mac’s girlfriend.
After overcoming the challenges to steal and escape with the weapon Mac and Jack returned to Nikki. She was being held hostage by John Kendrick (Vinnie Jones) who wanted the weapon. Mac reluctantly gave it to him to save Nikki but Kendrick shot her and Mac.
Three months later Mac was recovering from his injuries and grieving over the death of Nikki. His boss, Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt) turned up with a video from a lab where the weapon had been tested killing all the staff.
To track the weapon down they needed access to Nikki’s hard drive. Jack suggested they bring in convicted hacker Riley Davis (Tristin Mays). She was able to quickly gain access to the hard drive and use a Shodan Map to locate Kendrick who was in San Francisco.
They went after Kendrick and were taken by surprise to learn that Nikki wasn’t dead. She had been working with Kendrick the whole time. While Mac and Jack captured Kendrick, Nikki escaped. Riley was able to clone Kendrick’s voice to make a phone call to try and locate Nikki.
After tracking her down to an airport she almost escaped again aboard a private jet. However Mac was able to climb inside the landing gear as the jet took off. As it gained altitude he was able to use his trusty Swiss army knife to prevent the landing gear retracting, forcing the plane back to the airport.
The team apprehended Nikki and discovered that she had already sold the weapon. Mac quickly deduced that San Francisco was the target and that the biological agent would be made airborne using an IED.
After locating the weapon, which was being transported in a military truck, Jack flew Mac to it’s location in a helicopter. He dropped him off onto the roof and gained access, again using his Swiss army knife.
Unable to disarm the bomb in time, Mac instead extracted the weapon and escaped the truck using a make-shift parachute. Seconds later the bomb exploded, destroying the truck.
After the successful mission, Thornton came to shutdown the DXS. Instead they decided to relocate and Mac chose the name Phoenix for the new team.
At the end of the episode, Nikki was being transported by car and armed guards. The car was plunged into darkness as it went through an underpass. Once on the other side it was revealed that Nikki had used her hairpin to pick her handcuffs and escape.
The next episode is Metal Saw, the official synopsis for the episode reads:
MacGyver and the team attempt to rescue Sarah (Amy Acker), Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.
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