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MacGyver: Murderers' Sky

MacGyver teams up with the grandson of a Chinese shipping magnate after the latter is injured in an attack and a crime syndicate launches a takeover of the family business.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x20
Production Number: 064
Airdate: Monday May 09th, 1988

Director: Mike Vejar
Writer: Herman Miller

Guest Stars
Tia CarrereTia Carrere
As Tiu
Keye LukeKeye Luke
As Adam Chung
Roderick CookRoderick Cook
As Alasdair
Soon-Tek OhSoon-Tek Oh
As Raymond Ling
Ernie Reyes, Jr.Ernie Reyes, Jr.
As Luke Chung

Co-Guest Stars
Dana StillDana Still
As Doctor
Terry BarclayTerry Barclay
As Simon
Pat BermelPat Bermel
As Steve
Al LeongAl Leong
As Wayne
Doug TuckDoug Tuck
As Guard
Helen LoboHelen Lobo
As Nurse
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


At Los Angeles Harbor, a black-clad figure breaks into a shipping company, Jade Dragon, via the roof. In the office below, company vice president Raymond Ling comes to visit his boss, Adam Chung, and brings tea. He informs Mr. Chung that Pete Thornton and MacGyver are running an hour late. Raymond is mildly concerned that someone is trying to take over the shipping company, and hopes Pete and MacGyver can help. Raymond leaves and the intruder climbs down the side of the building, hangs outside the window, and fires an exploding crossbow bolt at Chung. He ducks just in time as the explosion destroys the rear wall. The figure descends to the ground below and slips under a cargo carrier driven by an accomplice as it leaves the grounds. Once outside at the dock, the intruder removes her clothing to reveal Tiu, an attractive woman in a one-piece swimming suit. She descends into the water and swims away...

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Episode Notes
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden, used for the monastery scenes, is acknowledged in the end credits.

Episode Quotes
Adam Chung: Thank you, Raymond. But the vice-president of the company doesn't have to bring me tea, you know.
Raymond Ling: No, but a friend can.

Pete: A cartel is a little bit like a shadow government; it's very hard to tell who's running it.

MacGyver: Now some men have hurt him. There's s reason to believe they may try to hurt you as well.
Luke Chung: But you came to get me, to take me to him.
MacGyver: I came here to give you a choice.

Raymond Ling: He will be as stubborn as his grandfather.
Alasdair: If he is, he'll be just as dead.

Luke Chung: In my grandfather's country, they say a man should not live under the same sky as his father's murderers.

Luke Chung: How do you know so much, MacGyver?
MacGyver: Tell you what, Luke. I'll make a deal with you: I'll teach you about the principles of sonar, you teach me about jher-jun.

Luke Chung: So, what do you think?
Pete: It looks perfect.
MacGyver: Well, I don't know if "perfect"'s quite the word for it.
Pete: What's wrong with it?
MacGyver: He's wearing a tie.
Pete: Well, what's wrong with a tie?
MacGyver: It's a tie.

Luke Chung: I've already learned so much. Especially from you, MacGyver.
MacGyver: Yeah? What have you learned?
Luke Chung: I've learned... that I've got a lot to learn.

Episode References
* The speakers from an old radio to emit static and detect hollow spots behind a wall, as makeshift sonar
* A water sprayer to short out light bulbs
* Opium wrapping paper, painted with mud and soot and then held up with cross-bracing, to hide behind when the structure is placed against a rock wall

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  John Rich (1)  |  Henry Winkler
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
ProducerStephen Kandel
Co-ProducerJohn Whelpley
Associate ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorRobert Lederman
CastingFiona Jackson  |  Barbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
First Assistant DirectorPeter Dashkewytch
Second Assistant DirectorMick Mackay  |  David Markowitz
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistIan C. Ballard
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripNick Kuchera
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerTed Bauman
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorSusan Weir
Production CoordinatorElaine Fleming
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorRick Drew
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Production ManagerRobert Frederick
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorReed Moran
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Executive Story ConsultantHerman Miller
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
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