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MacGyver: The Assassin

Mac goes up against Piedra, an assassin who never misses and whose skills at improvisation rival Mac's own. When Piedra targets an archbishop, Mac has to go up against the target's own security forces and handle a woman seeking revenge for the death of her sister.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: 022
Airdate: Wednesday May 07th, 1986

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Guest Stars
Anthony De LongisAnthony De Longis
As Piedra
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton
Corinne BohrerCorinne Bohrer
As Terry Ross

Co-Guest Stars
Jack HellerJack Heller
As Smith
Mary GregoryMary Gregory
As Eileen Kennedy
Don DiamondDon Diamond
As The Archbishop
Greg NorbergGreg Norberg
As Connors
Marco HernandezMarco Hernandez
As Enrique
Joy RyanJoy Ryan
As Cheri
Peter HarrellPeter Harrell
As Sawyer
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


In Los Angeles, a black-clad man breaks into a woman's apartment. As she packs, she hears a noise in the other room. She goes to investigate and the man stabs her in the stomach and leaves. The woman's sister, Terry, comes in and sees the woman, Lila, dying on the floor. Lila warns the man who killed her is crazy before dying in Terry's arms...

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Episode Quotes
Pete: Each time a different face, name, ID.
MacGyver: Guy sounds kind of nervous.

MacGyver: I was told you were coming, and problems are my specialty.
Piedra: That's funny. Mine too.

MacGyver: What took you so long?
Pete: Well, I wanted to see who was gonna win.
MacGyver: I had him right where I wanted him.

Episode References
* Working light as a club
* Hammer as a shield against throwing knife
* Wooden board to get over a tire barrier
* Phone on top of a ruler, catapulted into a man's face
* Garden hose to trip a man

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  John Mantley
Supervising ProducerStephen Downing
ProducerHal Klein
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
Production DesignerStan Jolley
EditorBill Parker (1)  |  Pamela Malouf-Cundy
CastingPam Polifroni  |  Joanne Koehler
Line ProducerVin Di Bona
Unit Production ManagerHal Klein
First Assistant DirectorRobin Chamberlin
Second Assistant DirectorGary Law  |  Merri D. Howard
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerThomas Welsh  |  Rudolph Garcia  |  Linda Redmon
Make-upTony Lane
Set DecoratorBryan Thetford
Property MasterMichael Casey (1)
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyFrank Raymond
Story EditorJames Schmerer
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Sound MixerDean Hodges
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Administrative SupervisorDelia Circelli
Warning: MacGyver season 1 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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