MacGyver drives out to the Phoenix Foundation's wasteland test site and finds an envelope taped to the entrance sign. Inside it is an audiotape from Foundation scientist Willis, warning that the land is heavily toxic as a result of development, and the town of Maple Ridge if Bartlett City Development becomes a reality...Read the full recap
Willis: I made this audio tape to keep you company and to tell you the bad news I've been accumulating about the death of this land that was once busy with living things. God said "Let there be life" and there was life. Man said "Let me develop, use, and consume everything I can without thinking about the consequences" and this is the result. Charming, isn't it?
MacGyver: I think you're like a lot of people. You can't see the trees because you're too busy cuttin' down the forest.
Andrew Bartlett: I pushed you kids hard because life doesn't cut any breaks. I pushed you kids hard because I wanted you to be someone.
Scott Bartlett: I am someone, Dad. Always have been. Wasn't anybody you liked. Nobody you respected.
* A winch cable, played out to its full length, and the winch turned on giving him enough time to run out and rescue someone from quicksand
* Pool chalk powder to blind an opponent
* Fan from a wind tunnel, combined with a backpack, with tent panels fastened to it with rope, to make an ultra-light propelled glider