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...Read the full recap
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden, used for the monastery scenes, is acknowledged in the end credits.
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.
* 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