Jack gets arrested on purpose in the small town of Smiley, Arkansas, and there’s a crooked sheriff and warden running a Work Farm, but no actual farming happens. MacGyver arrives to find Jack, but also gets arrested, for no apparent reason.
Episode Title: Jack In The Box
Original Airdate: November 9, 1987
MacGyver and Nikki end up together again, this time trekking through East Germany to recover a downed, experimental jet that no one is supposed to know about. The Russians are hot on their trail, using a psychic to locate the plane, in the hopes that they get there first.
Episode Title: GX-1
Original Airdate: November 2nd, 1987
In the stunning conclusion of the Season 3 premiere, Dalton unknowingly becomes involved in the theft of the Ming Dragon, and has a damn near panic attack in trying to get it. Also, history repeats itself for MacGyver. How this man hasn’t had any PTSD is beyond us. We’re pretty sure he’s REALLY good at burying his emotions.
Episode Title: Lost Love, Part 2
Original Airdate: September 28, 1987
In the first part of the Season 3 premiere, MacGyver falls in with the Soviet delegation while trying to protect an ancient chinese dragon. In a particularly meaty flashback, MacGyver proposes to a woman he’s known for about 2 weeks. Pretty sure Mac needs to slow down on the whole “falling in love” business.
Episode Title: Lost Love, Part 1
Original Airdate: September 21st, 1987