In Review: MacGyver – Ruler

The team take Bozer on his first overseas mission to Holland, but when a bomb explosion implicated them as terrorist. The Phoenix Foundation have to disavow all knowledge of them.

Synopsis: The team take Bozer on his first overseas mission to Holland, but when a bomb explosion implicated them as terrorist. The Phoenix Foundation have to disavow all knowledge of them.

Review: MacGyver continues on the team MacGyver path and this week sees the team stuck in the middle of Holland with only one of Jack Dalton’s old covers to rely upon and a little joint initiative between MacGyver and Bozer.

Thankfully Bozer is getting less annoying as he comes to realise that the job MacGyver does is not all fun and games, but Jack continues to be annoying as hell with his constant references to Bruce Willis movies and over the top antics, which are so much so its a wonder he hasn’t gotten the whole team killed. I’d shoot him myself if he were a real person.

The mission this week sees the team trying to intercept a politician who is working with terrorist, but as ever it all goes wrong and we learn that the team has been set up by Patricia Thornton.  Turns out she made a few contingency plans before she was captured.

Matty back at headquarters is forced to disavow her people, but she does risk breaching the national security act by sneaking a subtle message overseas to MacGyver, which gives them enough to concoct a plan to both prove their innocence and clear things up with the Dutch authorities.

Part of this plan allows Bozer to create some improvised prosthetic make up so MacGyver and Riley to break into the Dutch Intelligence HQ and find the video on their servers that will prove their innocence.

Overall this was an above average episode for this show. Matty continues to impress, but I still think this show could be improved by downgrading Riley, Bozer and Jack to recurring characters and have Mac working on his own with Matty as his handler. Basically making the series more true to its original format.

8
MacGyver - Ruler
  • Story
    7.1
  • Acting
    9.0
  • MacGytherisms
    8.8
  • Incidental Music
    7.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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