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MacGyver: Blow Out

After Nikki is mugged, the mugger later tries to kill her. MacGyver must help her find out who he is, and what his next target is.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 054
Airdate: Monday December 21st, 1987

Director: Cliff Bole
Writer: Reed Moran

Guest Stars
Dale WilsonDale Wilson
As Erik Dunlap
Frank FerrucciFrank Ferrucci
As Major
Bruce HarwoodBruce Harwood
As Juice
Elyssa DavalosElyssa Davalos
As Nikki Carpenter

Co-Guest Stars
Steve BlalockSteve Blalock
As Hood #1
Vince Deadrick, Jr.Vince Deadrick, Jr.
As Hood #2
Don S. DavisDon S. Davis
As Cement Truck Driver
Marcel MaillardMarcel Maillard
As Worker
Enid SaundersEnid Saunders
As Minnie
Carlo CiottiCarlo Ciotti
As Box Boy
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


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. ..

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Episode Notes
Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and Don S. Davis (Cement Truck Driver) would later star in Stargate SG-1 together from 1997 to 2004. They played Colonel Jack O'Neill and Major General George Hammond respectively. They also appear in the season 6 Stargate SG-1 episode "Frozen" with Bruce Harwood (Juice).

Episode Quotes
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.

Episode References
* 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

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing
Supervising ProducerCalvin Clements, Jr.
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)  |  Stephen Kandel
Co-ProducerJohn Whelpley
Associate ProducerHudson Hickman
EditorGeorge Potter
CastingFiona Jackson  |  Barbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
First Assistant DirectorPeter Dashkewytch
Second Assistant DirectorDavid Markowitz
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerThomas Welsh
HairstylistIan C. Ballard
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripNick Kuchera
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerGordon Hardwick
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
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 EditorRick Drew
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorRex Raglan
Production ManagerRobert Frederick
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorReed Moran
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
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