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MacGyver: Flame's End

MacGyver's old girlfriend contacts him about theft of uranium at a nuclear processing plant.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 014
Airdate: Wednesday January 29th, 1986



  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Tannis G. Montgomery
As Amy Austin (as Tannis Montgomery)
Conlan Carter
As Ed Train
Robert Englund
As Tim Wexler

Co-Guest Stars
Robin Pearson Rose
As Susan
Recurring
Ed Williams
As The Minister
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver

Recap

At the Westport nuclear processing plant, Director of Research Amy Austin gets a call from the state police about her general manager, Gerald Hillman. They inform her that his car went off the road and he died in the accident. Amy is unaware that someone is watching her from a door. She then goes to the files and checks the report she made about missing U-235, which she copied to Hillman. She then tries to call out, unaware that a figure in a protective suit has cut off the line. Amy gives up and then runs out the door as the figure comes after her. She runs through the plant and hides the file behind a pipe in the waste disposal chamber, then hides in the chamber. The figure passes by her and she runs to a phone and calls... MacGyver...

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Episode Notes
Filming Location: Terminal Island Treatment Plant, San Pedro



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Elton JohnCrocodile RockMacGyver's flashback
Jim CroceTime in a BottleMacGyver's flashback


Episode Quotes
MacGyver: The past is a strange country. You go back; it doesn't recognize you. I'd changed in ways I didn't know. And if I was a stranger, so was Amy.

MacGyver: Amy, I took physics because it was interesting, and it excited me—not to buy myself a job. Amy, come on! There's a world out there: let's go look at it! Be something different.
Amy Austin: I don't want to be different. I want a life I can count on.

Amy Austin: You always carried a pocketful of junk.
MacGyver: Yeah.
Amy Austin: And you always fixed everything.

Amy Austin: I think we oughta just run you for President or something.
MacGyver: Um, no thanks. I'd rather have this problem than his.

MacGyver: Should make a heck of a press release, eh?
Tim Wexler: Just like our college days. Never a dull moment with MacGyver.

MacGyver: So, if I can open it manually, we're home free, right?
Amy Austin: Mac, no—it'll kill you!
MacGyver: No way... I haven't paid my taxes yet.

MacGyver: A marine sergeant once started a charge by yelling at his men, "Come on, you want to live forever?" Now, I used to think that was about the guttiest thing ever said. But of course, the older you get, the more nervous you get.

Ed Train: You can't run forever, MacGyver.
MacGyver: Train, are you crazy? We've got a runaway reactor to worry about here!
Ed Train: That's what I'm trying to help you with: stop all that worrying!

MacGyver: I hate heights, and I despise guns. So how the hell did I get myself up here?



Episode References
MacGyverisms:
* Accelerating a time clock with an electric surge to unlock a door
* A gun with the cylinder removed as a makeshift wrench to open a valve



Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  John Mantley
Supervising ProducerStephen Downing
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
Production DesignerStan Jolley
EditorPamela Malouf-Cundy  |  Bill Parker (1)
CastingPam Polifroni  |  Joanne Koehler
Line ProducerVin Di Bona
Unit Production ManagerDavid Menteer
First Assistant DirectorRobin Chamberlin
Second Assistant DirectorMerri D. Howard  |  Gary Law
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia
HairstylistLynn Del Kail
Make-upDavid Dittmar
Set DecoratorBryan Thetford
Property MasterJames A. Rathbun
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyFrank Raymond
Story EditorJames Schmerer
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsSteve Galich
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Senior ProducerRobert Hargrove
Administrative SupervisorDelia Circelli
 
Warning: MacGyver season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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