MacGyver is giving a class at Dillard High School a demonstration on equilibrium to a less than enthused remedial class. He tries to convince one student, Deron, that equilibrium is important in football. MacGyver has Deron come up and provides a demonstration of how he can topple Devon using his lower center of gravity. Deron is impressed despite himself. After the bell rings, the regular teacher, Gus, congratulates MacGyver but one student, Tony, Milani, says the entire thing was dumb. The teacher admits that Tony is on his way to becoming a dropout...Read the full recap
MacGyver: Archimides said, "Give me a place to stand and I will move the world."
Deron: Archimides, huh? Sounds like a cool dude, but, uh, who did he play for?
Pete: Now quite simply, the Mentor Program pinpoints the potential dropout before it's too late, and then assigns two positive role models who take a very active and personal interest in his or her scholastic career.
George Fraley: Wouldn't higher fences be a lot cheaper?
MacGyver: Well, not really. The Mentor Program doesn't cost anything.
Pete: Just a little time and a lot of old-fashioned caring.
Tony Milani: What if I'm not interested?
MacGyver: Than that's your choice. If this is really what you want for yourself, great, that's no crime. But if it isn't, if you wake up thirty years from now and all you are is thirty years older, that is a crime.
MacGyver: Sometimes things are hidden under the surface. You just gotta know how to bring 'em out.
* Glycerol to soften burnt paper reduced to ash, and a lamp to bring out phosphorescent properties in the link so the writing can be captured by a camera with infra-red film
* A beam fed through rebar fastened to a concrete slab trapping a man, and used as a lever to raise the concrete