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MacGyver: The Prometheus Syndrome

MacGyver lends his services to the fire department when a crazed arsonist sets fires off across the city, killing one of his friends.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x4
Production Number: 130
Airdate: Monday October 07th, 1991

Guest Stars
Kimberly Scott (1)Kimberly Scott (1)
As Mama Lorraine
Jenette GoldsteinJenette Goldstein
As Rachel Bradley
Jack McGeeJack McGee
As Joe Roswell
Dave FlorekDave Florek
As Ralph Boardman
Randolph MantoothRandolph Mantooth
As Earl Stringer

Co-Guest Stars
Misty RoweMisty Rowe
As Betty (Betty Stringer)
Eric CloseEric Close
As Guard
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


At a solvent company, a fire breaks out. As the fire department responds, more fires break out across town. Later, the arsonist plants an incendiary device in an abandoned building...

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Episode Quotes
Mama Lorraine: I need to fatten you up.
MacGyver: Mama, you are just obsessed with taking care of the whole world.
Mama Lorraine: I tell you a secret. A person who takes care of everybody else don't ever end up alone and pitiful and old.

Earl Stringer: MacGyver, what if this thing gets down to about ten seconds and you're still messing with it?
MacGyver: Run.
Earl Stringer: Run?
MacGyver: Run.
Earl Stringer: Run. Okay.

Rachel Bradley: What's the matter?
MacGyver: Well, moving the switch on the left always stopped it before.
Rachel Bradley: You think he changed it to the right.
MacGyver: I think that's what he thinks I would think.
Rachel Bradley: Well, you have 32 seconds to mess around. Take your time.

Episode References
* Electrical wiring to push out the hinge pin on a bomb, and the hinge folded in half as a crude pair of tweezers
* A clipboard pen refill cartridge to push out a hinge pin on a bomb
* A quarter to jam a loose switch
* A wooden slat to jam a forklift accelerator
* The pin from a badge to push out a hinge pin on a bomb
* The magnetic plate from a walkie-talkie to close a magnetic circuit

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerStephen Downing  |  Henry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
ProducerRobert Frederick  |  John B. Moranville
Co-ProducerJohn Sheppard
Associate ProducerSara Thornberg
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorRon Binkowski
CastingMark Tillman
Unit Production ManagerDavid Menteer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Villar
Second Assistant DirectorTomaz Remec
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerJoyce Unruh  |  Danielle Veber-Feller
HairstylistVivian McAteer
Make-upMarvin G. Westmore
Set DecoratorChuck Pierce
Location ManagerMichael Jarvis
Property MasterDean Wilson
Script SupervisorJan Rudolph
Production CoordinatorRosie Dean
Supervising Sound EditorThierry J. Couturier
Director of PhotographyJack Whitman
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorRobert J. Bacon
Creative ConsultantRick Mittleman
Coordinating ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Sound MixerJames LaRue
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
CostumerRobert Moore, Jr.
Casting AssociateRussell Gray (1)
Executive Story ConsultantBrad Radnitz
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