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MacGyver: Serenity

MacGyver comes back from a mission to find his friends pressuring him for help. He dozes off in front of a Western movie on the TV... and dreams he's a Civil War veteran who has given up his gun and plans to retire to a town in Montana. The local land baron looks like Pete, and a number of the townfolk also have familiar faces.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x12
Production Number: 095
Airdate: Monday January 08th, 1990

Guest Stars
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
As Penny Parker
Cuba Gooding, Jr.Cuba Gooding, Jr.
As Billy Colton
Robin MossleyRobin Mossley
As Wilt Bozer
Robert DonnerRobert Donner
As Milt Bozer
Michael Des BarresMichael Des Barres
As Murdoc
Bruce McGillBruce McGill
As Jack Dalton
Norman BrowningNorman Browning
As Marshall Wyatt

Co-Guest Stars
Claire Brown (1)Claire Brown (1)
As Pam (as Claire Brown)
Randall WongRandall Wong
As Lee Sing
Matthew Walker (1)Matthew Walker (1)
As Emmenthaler
Franco CosentinoFranco Cosentino
As Storekeeper
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver returns home with Pete, who wants him to take on an another assignment. An exhausted MacGyver insists he needs some rest and tells Pete no in no uncertain terms. MacGyver storms into his houseboat only to discover that Jack Dalton and Penny Parker have left him messages asking him for help. Jack wants him to help buy a ranch and Penny wants him to hear her new number she's doing at a frontier park. MacGyver erases them and puts in a tape of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. However, he doses off in front of the television and dreams.....

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Episode Notes
The opening cast and crew credits are in a Western-style font, and a Western variation of the MacGyver theme plays over the end credits.

Episode Quotes
Pete: I told the board you would do it. I gave them my word. I made a commitment.
MacGyver: You committed me! Without asking me, without giving me a chance to say yes or no. Now, come on, Pete, look at me! I'm a hurtin' guy, I'm beat up. I need a month's worth of sleep... and I need a haircut!

Emmenthaler: But a man needs a gun.
MacGyver: You know, I can't figure why. I wasn't born with one. Surely don't plan on dying with one.
Emmenthaler: My friend, you will die much quicker without one. You will be the only man in Montana without a gun. How will you defend yourself?
MacGyver: I'll just have to think of something.

MacGyver: Well, the problem there is I'm not much of a drinker, but I'd be willing to pay for the food and settle for a bottle of milk.
Wilt Bozer: Milk?
Milt Bozer: What kind, pilgrim? Cow? Horse? Goat? Or mother's?

MacGyver: Mister...?
Jack Dalton: Dalton. Andrew Jackson Dalton. No relation to the Dalton Gang. Call me Jack.
MacGyver: MacGyver.
Penny Parker: First or last?
MacGyver: Yep.

Murdoc: I understand you have work for me.
Pete: I hear you're good.
Murdoc: To be precise, I'm the best.

MacGyver: You think the marshal in Serenity will stand up to Murdoc?
Pete: Wyatt? He's about as tough as a bucket of warm spit. Nobody in town's going to help us. They're all scared of Murdoc.
MacGyver: That's reasonable. So am I.

Episode References
* Rope from a flagpole as a climbing rope

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  John Rich (1)  |  Henry Winkler
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerHudson Hickman
Associate ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorBrad Rines
CastingVictoria Burrows  |  Mark Tillman  |  Susanne McLellan
First Assistant DirectorPeter Dashkewytch
Second Assistant DirectorCraig Matheson  |  Paul Etherington
MusicKen Harrison
Music EditorSteve Danforth
HairstylistMichael Pachal
Make-upJan Newman
Key GripR.K. Hill
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerBruce L. Brownstein
Property MasterPat O'Brien (3)
Construction CoordinatorDave Conway
Script SupervisorCandice Field
Post Production SupervisorMichael Eliot
Supervising Sound EditorWilliam H. Angarola
GafferLen Wolfe
Director of PhotographyTony Westman
Story EditorStephen Kandel  |  Chris Haddock  |  Paul B. Margolis
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorCharles Leitrants
Coordinating ProducerJohn B. Moranville
Sound MixerEric Batut
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Executive Story EditorJohn Sheppard
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Production ExecutiveRobert Frederick
Production Office CoordinatorValerie Gray
Executive Story ConsultantRick Drew
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Thornberg
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