In Paris, France, a team of buyers is reviewing the file on David Crane. Their man will accompany Crane and bring him to them. They wonder if Crane will be able to meet their needs and confirm that he conducted a major theft of U.S. intelligence information for their organization. They're concerned that his attitude is strange but figure that it is typical for a man of his skills to have certain eccentricities. Crane arrives and jokes about his credits, then notes the pieces of the missile are scattered across the country. He plans to use the bureaucracy against the government to steal the missile. Crane then shows the buyers a series of seemingly harmless components he's gathered and assembled into a detonated to trigger a hidden explosive in a chair. When they wonder if they can trust him, he points out that he could have rigged any of their chairs. Crane then tells them to send a seaplane to a lake at a designated time...Read the full recap
MacGyver: Sometimes I get into some very bizarre situations—even for me. Stuffed dogs, plastic babies, and a mannequin father.
Abel Makepeace: MacGyver! Are you aware that your comments are being entered into a permanent project archive?
MacGyver: Ooh. Then we'd better get cracking, eh, General?
Abel Makepeace: Civilian.
MacGyver: I learned something a long time ago: never laugh at what you don't know.
MacGyver: The hovercraft could make a perfect diversion. If I could start it from a distance. All I needed was a timing device. What I had was a bunch of plastic trash bags. And three different kinds of fishing line. Not too promising. But with a little bit of imagination, anything was possible.
* Plastic trash bags on a balance beam, and strung to a hovercraft starter switch. One bag is punctured, so the string will activate the starter switch after MacGyver is a safe distance away
* Rope in a loop placed in front of a door and rigged through a lamp's guy hook, to snare men coming out the door
* Blocking a punch with a coffee pot