MacGyver, suffering from a bad cold, goes to the grocery store to try and find the ingredients for an old home remedy. Two hoods break in and rob the store and MacGyver makes an improvised tear gas bomb with spices, baking soda, vinegar, and a hot water bottle. He punctures the bag and sprays it into one hood's face and an old lady takes out the other thug. The first hood makes a run for it and MacGyver brings him down by throwing a can. Everyone in the store applauds. ..Read the full recap
MacGyver: Excuse me, could you tell me where where I could find some eucalyptus leaves?
Box Boy: Australia.
MacGyver: Thanks for your help.
Nikki Carpenter: I'm a professional, and you make up stuff as you go along.
MacGyver: Whatever works.
Nikki Carpenter: MacGyver, I need to talk to you.
MacGyver: You? And me? Talk?
Pete: You two amaze me, you know that? She comes to you for help and then won't ask for it. And then you come to me to tell me that you're worried about her. Did you two ever think of having a normal conversation?
Nikki Carpenter: MacGyver, you could have been... What if that cement truck hadn't been there?
MacGyver: I'd have gone to Plan B.
Pete: What was that?
MacGyver: I don't know. Plan A worked.
* Cayenne pepper and garlic powder mixed in a hot water bottle, along with baking soda and vinegar, shaken up and sprayed into a hood's face to blind him
* A paint can, punctured to leave a slow leak, attached to the fender of a car to follow it from a distance
* A man's corpse in a swivel chair to provide the weight on a pressure pad to keep it from triggering an explosive
* Cement from a cement truck to cover a bomb in the back of a truck, suppressing the explosive