MacGyver smuggles himself into a Medellin Cartel mountain drug camp to free an American journalist, Alexander Shannon, kidnapped by mercenaries to use as a hostage to trade for another Cartel leader. As the helicopter unwittingly hauling MacGyver arrives, Shannon spots it and pauses working. Estebar, the camp foreman, fires a gun near him and warns that the Americans aren't negotiating for him. As the men haul the crate into a tent, the pilot comments that he brought up hot tubs and Estebar realizes he didn't order hot tubs. MacGyver ducks back in the otherwise empty crate. Estebar and the pilot open it and find... a hot tub. Estebar wonder why anyone would send him a hot tub and the pilot figures his bosses sent it...Read the full recap
MacGyver: Alexander Shannon? Name's MacGyver.
Alexander Shannon: American?
MacGyver: Proud of it.
MacGyver: You're going to have to help me on this. I need a bunch of plastic. Something like, uh, garbage bags. Heavy-duty kind.
Alexander Shannon: Heavy-duty garbage bags?
MacGyver: Yeah. And this bamboo scaffolding. About a hundred feet should do this.
Alexander Shannon: Can we discuss this?
MacGyver: No. You don't want to know.
Alexander Shannon: Oh my god. I just figured out what you're doing. You know what I think? I think you're crazy.
MacGyver: Give me a few hours, you'll know for sure.
Alexander Shannon: It flies! It really flies!
MacGyver: (looking surprised) Of course!
MacGyver: Pete, you wanna tap into some of your other agents for the next month or two? I'm about to take a very long nap.
MacGyver: Just tell me what you want me to do!
Zoe Ryan: Help me find the Holy Grail!
MacGyver: Indiana Jones already did that, I saw the movie!
MacGyver: Well, why would this Von Leer be so interested in... whatever it is you're looking for?
Zoe Ryan: It's kind of complicated.
MacGyver: Zoe, everything about you is complicated. Try me.
* Heavy-duty garbage bags, a hundred feet of bamboo scaffolding, an engine cylinder, and the blade from an exhaust fan. Combined with discarded seats and chairs, put together to make an ultra-lite.