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MacGyver: The Odd Triple

Jack Dalton recruits MacGyver into a job to take a woman back to France with her jewels. However, after she leaves them at the airport, the authorities arrive to arrest them as accomplices to theft.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x14
Production Number: 057
Airdate: Monday February 29th, 1988

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Guest Stars
Bruce McGill
As Jack Dalton
Martin Evans
As Robert
Alan Robertson
As David Russell
Vernon G. Wells
As Paul Donnay (as Vernon Wells)
Judy Geeson
As Leann Auber/Elena Iturbe
Ian Ruskin
As Andres

Co-Guest Stars
Campbell Lane
As Brizard
Kim Kondrashoff
As Yuri
Bill Croft
As Max
Susan Chapple
As Helen Wilson
John Donald
As Warwick
Duncan Fraser
As Bauman
Mike Winlaw
As Newscaster
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


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...

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Episode Quotes
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.
MacGyver: Yeah.
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.
Pete: Jack!
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.

Episode References
* Wine from a cask to wet his hands and slip free of ropes
* Nitrogen cylinders attached to a cart holding a wine cask, to make a battering ram

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 DirectorBill Mizel
Second Assistant DirectorDavid Markowitz
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistIan C. Ballard
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripNick Kuchera
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 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
Warning: MacGyver season 3 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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