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MacGyver: Fire and Ice

MacGyver goes after a jewel thief responsible for the death of a friend, and the dead man's sister Nikki Carpenter insists on helping.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 049
Airdate: Monday October 26th, 1987

Director: Alan Simmonds
Writer: Rick Husky

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jonathon Pallone
As Charles Keach
Antony Stamboulieh
As Ambassador Vulnay
Terry David Mulligan
As Danny Barrett
Elyssa Davalos
As Nikki Carpenter
Aharon Ipalé
As Amir Sumal

Co-Guest Stars
James Crescenzo
As Croce
Bernard Cuffling
As Maitre'd
Bruce Macleod
As Police Officer
Jamie Norris
As Valet
Jack Ammon
As Diplomat
Kareen Zebroff
As Socialite
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver’s friend and insurance investigator Danny Barrett calls him to a crime scene to tell him that jewels have been stolen, and it’s part of a series of heists. Danny knows who is responsible but can’t touch him because he’s a cultural attaché with the nation of Kanubia and they can’t touch him because of diplomatic immunity. Danny wants to collect the reward and not bring in the police, and needs MacGyver’s computer expertise to hack the embassy’s files. Danny has determined the diplomat stored the necessary info on the computer. They’re interrupted when a van drives by and runs over Danny, and then flees the scene. As Danny lies dying, he whispers the password “Blue Ice” to his friend...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: A man once said, "when you make a friend, you take on a responsibility," and I guess that describes my friend Danny Barrett. When he invited me to lunch, I should've known there'd be strings attached.

(grabbing Nikki)
MacGyver: Easy, easy, I want to make a deal with you. You don't scream, I don't scream.

(after Nikki kicks a man unconscious)
MacGyver: Where'd you learn that?
Nikki Carpenter: Sunday school.

Valet: What is she doing? That chick is a real banana boat. She pulls up in a Ferrari and leaves in a wagon.
MacGyver: I hate when she does that.

MacGyver: Math and science do prove useful.

Episode References
* A grappling hook made out of a rake head screwed onto a hose
* Soap to make an imprint of a key for duplication (Nikki comes up with this)
* Pencil lead shavings blown on to a safe lock keypad to determine which three open the safe

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing  |  Robin Chamberlin
Supervising ProducerCalvin Clements, Jr.
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)  |  Stephen Kandel
Co-ProducerJohn Whelpley
Associate ProducerHudson Hickman
EditorRobert Lederman
CastingFiona Jackson  |  Barbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
First Assistant DirectorBill Mizel
Second Assistant DirectorDavid Markowitz
MusicRandy Edelman
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripDave Gordon (1)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerTed Bauman
Property MasterPhil Gough
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorSusan Weir
Production CoordinatorElaine Fleming
Post Production SupervisorBruce Williams
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorMichael Berlin  |  Rick Drew  |  Eric Estrin
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorRex Raglan
Production ManagerRobert Frederick
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
Warning: MacGyver season 3 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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