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MacGyver: Unfinished Business

Jack Dalton ropes MacGyver and Pete into a gold-panning excursion, and a female assassin comes after MacGyver.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x19
Production Number: 083
Airdate: Monday May 15th, 1989



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Guest Stars
Bruce McGillBruce McGill
As Jack Dalton
Recurring
Kristian AlfonsoKristian Alfonso
As Deborah
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Barry GreeneBarry Greene
As Man at Prison
Recurring
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar
As Peter Thornton

Recap

Prisoner 9-1137 is discharged from prison with $2,000. A man waiting outside informs the killer that the target is camping and the trails are marked, but he has a couple of people with him. When the man asks why the killer wants to talk to the target first, the ex-convict ignores him and tosses him the $2,000...

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Episode Notes
Clips are from "Rock the Cradle," "Jack in the Box," "The Odd Triple," "Early Retirement," "Partners," "The Widowmaker," "Partners" again, and "The Negotiator."



Episode Quotes
Jack Dalton: So let me see if I've got this straight. The gravel we dredge up from the river gets filtered through this thingy.
MacGyver: "Sluice box."
Jack Dalton: Right. And the mud...
MacGyver: "Concentrate."
Jack Dalton: I am, Mac.
MacGyver: This is called "concentrate."
Jack Dalton: All right. Have it your way, Mr. Perfect.

Jack Dalton: You dream, you plan, you work, and you end up with a finger worth of dust. What about my fate?
MacGyver: I think your fate's just dealt you about $15 worth of gold a week.

Pete: Jack, you are always going to be disappointed because you always want to take short cuts.
Jack Dalton: I think of them as... calculated risks.
Pete: You mean miscalculated risks.

MacGyver: You know, this may come as a shock to you, Jack, but most people go out and work for a living, instead of dragging their friends from one disaster to another.



Episode Goofs
It starts raining just after Deborah captures Pete, and rains heavily for several minutes. For the rest of the episode, the ground and everyone is completely dry.



Episode References
MacGyverisms:
* Building a sluice box to filter gold from gravel, using a bicycle to provide power for a filter made out of an old washing basin
* Telescoping fish rod to check a wallet for booby traps, then disarm a gunman



Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  John Rich (1)  |  Henry Winkler
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Associate ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorBrad Rines
CastingVictoria Burrows  |  Susanne McLellan
First Assistant DirectorPeter Dashkewytch
Second Assistant DirectorPaul Etherington  |  Craig Matheson
MusicKen Harrison
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistMichael Pachal
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripNick Kuchera
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerDavid Keiss
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
Construction CoordinatorCharles Leitrants
Script SupervisorCandice Field
Post Production SupervisorMichael Eliot
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn Sheppard  |  Chris Haddock  |  Marianne Clarkson
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Post Production CoordinatorPaul Rabwin
Coordinating ProducerHudson Hickman
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Production ExecutiveRobert Frederick
Production Office CoordinatorValerie Gray
Executive Story ConsultantRick Drew
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Thornberg
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
 
Warning: MacGyver season 4 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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