In this episode, Pete hires Nikki on as the newest member of the Phoenix Foundation, then tells her to take the rest of the day off. Odd choice to do that, Pete. Shortly after, Nikki gets mugged and said mugger is now tasked with murdering her. Oh, and the whole time MacGyver is battling a nasty cold.
Episode Title: Blow Out
Original Airdate: December 21, 1987
MacGyver has been invited to judge a competition in which Physics students must barricade their rooms shut. Prior to this, we see a sweet picture rocking a beautiful mustache, and even thicker hair. Really wish he still had the mustache….
Episode Title: Hell Week
Original Airdate: November 23rd, 1987
In yet another tragic turn of events in MacGyver’s life, he watches his best friend/would be lover fall off a mountain to her death. Pete tries to bully him into getting over her death after only a week. Shortly after, Murdoc reappears to finish what he started in Season 2. This time he’s armed with a flame thrower, and will stop at nothing to kill MacGyver once and for all. Well, maybe a mountain top will stop him, but we’ll see…..
Episode Title: The Widowmaker
Original Airdate: November 16, 1987
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