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    • by Orrymain

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      The fifth season of MacGyver began with another change to the opening theme. I really miss some of the original clips, but they had to update it for the times, I suppose. The mullet is in full tilt, too. I really was never a fan of the hair style. Richard Dean Anderson looks is too handsome to have his hair so long, but that was the trend of the late 80’s.

      This season began with a two-parter called The Legend of the Holy Rose. For the first time since the first season, the show actually opened with a separate gambit that had nothing to do with the main story.

      It’s a great bit with MacGyver smuggling himself into a foreign prison camp, of sorts. He’s there to free one of the men. That man is played by Robin Mossley in yet another appearance on this action adventure drama. He’s already been in several episodes since the show moved its filming from Los Angeles to Vancouver.

      This opening gambit is a bit longer than the original ones, but the escape was really great and well worth it. Then we transition to Pete taking Mac home and our hero immediately going to sleep on his houseboat. As Pete leaves, we see the sinister shadow about to do something menacing, or ...

      • so it seems. What follows is unexpected. It’s also a bit ridiculous, but there’s a bit of humor to it that makes it work. There’s also the tie-in to Jack Dalton, which explains the lunacy as well.

        In this episode, Mac gets roped into helping Zoe Ryan, a kid from his old neighborhood who is now an associate professor in archaeology. She wants Mac to help her find the Holy Grail. Watching this makes you want to look around for Daniel Jackson (the archaeologist in Stargate SG-1). It’s just very weird to see Mac involved in this type of thing, but it sure is fun.

        Zoe, played by Lisa Cutter,

        is a mixture of Jack Dalton and Penny Parker. She has Jack’s cunning and manipulative qualities and she has Penny’s obnoxiousness and endless chatter characteristics. That doesn’t really bode much for the Zoe character. She gives me a headache, and that’s apparently how Mac felt, too.

        Zoe wants to find Diana’s Temple for the good of mankind, but there’s an evil doer in the mix who wants the treasures of the temple for his own greed.

        The episode ends cliffhanger style with Mac in jeopardy of losing his life. Will the pendulum stab our hero’s hopes for finding the temple, or will help arrive in time to save him from sliced and diced?

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