MacGyver returns to his houseboat from a mission to find Jack Dalton waiting for him. Jack has news for him: he’s moving in due to a reversal of fortunes. He assures MacGyver that it’s a good thing because he’s hit the jackpot. Jack shows MacGyver a tape he made from the news concerning Lupescu Jewels, famous relics allegedly purchased at auction by ElenaIturbe. MacGyver realizes Jack taped over his classic Western collection. Jack, unconcerned, explains that she flew in for the auction and her pilot and co-pilot have disappeared. He plans to take over as pilot and fly her back to Toulon, France, in return for a substantial payment. MacGyver refuses to help but Jack explains that Elena has agreed to help finance Air Dalton. He appeals to MacGyver’s friendship. There’s a knock on the door and Jack ushers Elena in. Jack has already spun her a tail and MacGyver reluctantly gives in...Read the full recap
MacGyver: Three and a half weeks, two continents, one island, about 9,000 miles, and I was wasted. Right now I was looking forward to miles and miles of nothing happening except sleep.
MacGyver: Jack, the answer is no: no rescue missions, no buried treasure, no sunken gold, no oil wells. No!
Jack Dalton: The plane's there. We're signed up.
MacGyver: What about her flight crew?
Jack: Lost. Strayed. Stolen. Who cares?
MacGyver: What are you going to do with those jewels?
Elena Iturbe: Well, then. Exhibit them, sell them for a profit, anything I choose. You would probably give them to a campaign for hunger.
Elena Iturbe: And save a few lives. For what? Six months? A year? Until they breed more starving children and the money runs out. And then what?
MacGyver: Then you’d have bought another year. You can do a lot in a year.
Jack Dalton: Here they come. I anticipate champagne, flashbulbs, and with any luck, local beauty queens panting after my highly-trained pilot’s body.
Leann Auber: Dalton? He’s an ex-smuggler with the ethics of a weasel.
MacGyver: Yeah… but he’s still my friend.
Jack Dalton: You! You had me slugged.
Pete: No, as a matter of fact I didn’t. But it’s not a bad thought. What I did was put out a reward to have you brought in.
Jack: I’m touched. As a matter of fact, I’m bruised.
Pete: Jack, having you as a friend is a little bit like owning a pet disease.
Jack Dalton: Why Pete, old pal, are you trying to hint you’re upset?
Max: It might be difficult.
Jack Dalton: Money’s no object.
Max: In that case, two of them have already checked out of their hotels.
Pete: You didn’t tell me that.
Max: You didn’t mention that money was no object.
Jack Dalton: What’s the plan?
Pete: All right. I play Bauman, I get us past their security… oh my God. I’m going to have to trust you.