In Russia, MacGyver meets with Pete Thornton, who is surprised that MacGyver is there. MacGyver knows that Pete took a Soviet ID and took off from Russia on his own, and figures he's in trouble. Pete admits that Alexander Karsoff, a Nobel peace prize nominee, died three days ago during an interrogation to find out which American agent he was in contact with. Pete was the agent, but he was working with Karsoff to move letters from political prisoners to their relatives. Pete's learned that the authorities are going to arrest Alexander's daughter Maria and has come to rescue her. MacGyver insists on helping and Pete agrees, but asks MacGyver to wait while he contacts Maria alone. MacGyver agrees, but as soon as Pete has left for Karsoff's nearby cabin, MacGyver goes after him...Read the full recap
MacGyver: I've never been to Leningrad before. I hear it's a real... party town.
Dr. Suvarin: Still having illusions that you're a political prisoner, Demetri?
Yuri Demetri: That's what I am, you bedbug.
* Jamming an exhaust pipe with a potato to stall a car
* Blanket cut into strips, rope and life jackets tied to gas cans, to jam a pursuing boat's jet intake
* Tungsten filaments from a light bulb as lock picks
* Caulking compound mixed with a hardening compound to make a glue-like substance, spread on a bucket to trap a man's hands