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MacGyver: Passages

An Egyptian artifact is stolen and Mac is badly injured trying to recover it. While his body struggles for life in a hospital, Mac's soul is on an ocean liner where his deceased parents are waiting for him to go on one last journey.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Monday April 30th, 1990

Guest Stars
John AndersonJohn Anderson
As Harry Jackson
Antony StambouliehAntony Stamboulieh
As Hakim / Anubis
Leslie CarlsonLeslie Carlson
As Dr. Brolenz
Martin MilnerMartin Milner
As James MacGyver
Sheila MooreSheila Moore
As Ellen MacGyver

Co-Guest Stars
Paul BattenPaul Batten
As Clerk
Frank FerrucciFrank Ferrucci
As Tarik
Shane MeierShane Meier
As Boy
Tracey OlsonTracey Olson
As Boutros
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana ElcarDana Elcar
As Peter Thornton


MacGyver's grandfather Harry Jackson is fishing in Minneapolis with a neighbor boy who has noticed that Harry keeps catching fish while he doesn't have any luck. Harry shows him his fishing lure made out of a gum wrapper. The boy explains he learned to fish with his grandfather and Harry talks about his grandson, showing him a picture of MacGyver. Harry demonstrates how to cast and then collapses with a heart attack. As the boy goes for help, Harry tries to look at MacGyver's photo again but drops it...

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Episode Quotes
Harry Jackson: My grandson lives in California. Seems like an awfully long way off sometimes. Wanna see his picture?
Boy: Sure. He's your grandson? Boy, he's old! (Harry glares) Uh, I mean, you don't look that old.
Harry Jackson: Well, I'll let you in on a little secret. I don't feel that old either.

MacGyver: Are you gonna take me to 'em, or do I have to hunt all over this boat on my own, huh?
Harry Jackson: I suppose changing your mind is out of the question.
MacGyver: Yes, sir.
Harry Jackson: You always were stubborn. Just like your grandma.
MacGyver: Yeah, well, she used to say I got that from you.

Harry Jackson: Love's not some bill to be paid on holidays and weekends, Bud. You want to let somebody know you care, you do it when they're not around.

MacGyver: Harry, you're a genius.
Harry Jackson: I am? I'm gettin' a little slow, Bud. What's this idea of mine?

MacGyver: Death's not so scary. I don't think it's the end of anything. It's more like, just another step along the way.
Pete: That's a nice thought.
MacGyver: Yeah. Just somethin' my grampa taught me.

Episode References
* A fishing lair made out of a gum wrapper (Harry uses this one)
* A fire hose tied to a liner's propeller shaft and fastened to a door to pull it loose
* Powder placed on a tray to let a partially-paralyzed MacGyver draw a thief's initial (Pete uses this one)

Lt. Rhome, the police officer from "Hearts of Steel", is mentioned in passing but not seen.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerHudson Hickman
Associate ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorPatrick Lussier
CastingMark Tillman  |  Susanne McLellan  |  Victoria Burrows
Line ProducerRobert Frederick
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
GafferFred Boyd
Director of PhotographyTony Westman
Story EditorPaul 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 Office CoordinatorValerie Gray
Executive Story ConsultantRick Drew
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Thornberg
Assistant Costume DesignerStephanie Nolin
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