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  • The problem is that the continuity gurus didn't really bother to keep track of it like they should
  • This episode is one that includes an opening gambit, too, and I love those
  • This is definitely one of the best MacGyvers

    • by Orrymain

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      In this important episode of the MacGyver series, viewers meet Harry Jackson for the first time. Harry is MacGyver’s grandfather. Initially, the two are estranged, but after this, Harry shows up in many episodes over the series run. Harry is beautifully played by the talented John Anderson. Anderson is a great character actor. He’s seasoned with decades of performances behind him. He’s good, and he makes the hard-nosed Harry a character we have to love.

      The only bad part about the show is that this is when we start getting more of Mac’s background. The problem is that the

      continuity gurus didn’t really bother to keep track of it like they should. The result is that Mac’s history changes, so you have to pick and choose which history you want to believe. In this version, Mac’s father died and sometime after, his grandfather up and left, taking a job in Alaska so he could send money back to Mac and his mother. Mac was about 10 at the time. It’s a very sad and touching scenario that changes in future episodes.

      Mac and Harry’s reunion doesn’t go very well at first, but when they have to start working together, they ...

      • really start to gel. The reason for them having to become a team is that men are after MacGyver. He’s a target, with a big bulls eye on his back.

        Naturally, all ends well, and we’re left with a warm and poignant last scene. This is a really good show that is lots of fun to watch.

        I have to chuckle, too, that Harry lives in Colorado. There are two states that Richard Dean Anderson can’t escape from — Minnesota and Colorado. Of course, the Minnesota is on purpose, but I’m not sure about Colorado. Still, Colorado is the base of his

        two shows after MacGyver — Legend and Stargate SG-1.

        This episode is one that includes an opening gambit, too, and I love those. In this scenario, MacGyver is on the beach, rescuing a lady general via all kinds of kitchen gadgets. It’s a hoot to watch take these everyday items and make them work in a way that most viewers, including me, couldn’t even imagine. This gambit is one of only a few times when we see Mac hold a gun. He just doesn’t do that very often, but he’s forced to here, just until the cavalry arrives.

        This is definitely one of the best MacGyvers.

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