MacGyver returns home and discovers that everything in his apartment is missing. The thief has left a copy of Kidnapped
with a note directing him to an airport hanger and threatening his refrigerator. MacGyver knows only one person with that kind of humor: his old friend Jack Dalton. They traveled across Europe together with Mike Forrester and were friends for years. The hanger belongs to Jack, and MacGyver spots an open door. Using a cardboard tube, he pokes the door open and avoid the water bucket propped above. Inside, the lights come on revealing MacGyver's stuff. Jack is waiting in the rafters and MacGyver tells him to come down. Jack falls off... and the rope around his feet catch him. He asks MacGyver to cut him down and MacGyver reluctantly cuts him down. Jack explains he now runs an air freight and was smuggling orchids. He needed to call in a botanist, and he needs MacGyver to go with him to Dinato, Central America, to rescue the botanist. Jack claims that it's a simple abduction but his left eye twitches, and MacGyver knows that means he's lying. MacGyver starts to walk off and Jack says that he's dying. He says he wants to do one thing right before he dies, and his eye doesn't twitch...Read the full recap
(reading a thief's note)
MacGyver: "Dear Mac. If you ever want to see your fridge alive, meet me at the west end of the airport, Hanger 13. Come alone or the fridge fries." Some folks might see the humor in something like this. I don't happen to be one.
MacGyver: Jack Dalton. Rogue, adventurer, liar, thief.
MacGyver: (to Jack, after he took everything out of his apartment) First, you're going to come down here so I can punch you in the nose.
MacGyver: Jack, wouldn't you say we're running out of runway?
Jack Dalton: You worry too much, Mac.
MacGyver: Sometimes you don't worry enough!
MacGyver: Want to level with me? I'm kinda tired of being jerked around like a big dog on a short leash.
Jack Dalton: Let it never be said of Jack Dalton that he was unkind to animals.
MacGyver: So why didn't you just tell me the whole story?
Jack Dalton: Right, sure. Drugs, blackmail, corrupt police. Sounds like a bad TV show.
MacGyver: Yeah, you want to know how it ends?
Jack Dalton: They all live happily ever after?
Colonel Antunnez: My mother taught me never to strike a lady. (slaps Mike) I never listened to my mother.
Elena: So Jack wanted to get caught? What kind of plan is that?
MacGyver: A dumb one.
Jack Dalton: The way I figure it, we take off in that plane, one of two things can happen. One, we can fly about five miles and crash into the mountains. Or two, we can fly about five miles and crash into the ocean.
MacGyver: Nice to have options.
Jack Dalton: Mike, Mike. Don't worry. I've..
MacGyver and Mike: I've got a plan.
Jack Dalton: Do I say that a lot?
MacGyver: I hope Jack doesn't object. I dug into his private stock of cheap wine.
Michelle "Mike" Forester: I don't know, Mac. I usually use a white wine to charge my dead batteries.
MacGyver: It's been said the best gift a man could ever give another was his life. Jack Dalton was never one to settle for less than the best.