In Review: MacGyver (S5 – 13) Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer

While MacGyver and the team delve into the world of Italian car culture in order to track down a crime boss-in-hiding, Mac must lean on Desi when he discovers that he losing the ability to control his hands.
MacGyver

Synopsis: While MacGyver and the team delve into the world of Italian car culture in order to track down a crime boss-in-hiding, Mac must lean on Desi when he discovers that he losing the ability to control his hands. Also, Mac and Desi move in together and Riley reveals the truth about her secret team of hackers to Russ.

 

The Story

MacGyver and Desi are sent over to Italy in order to buy an old Italian Sports car. Which is a key component in helping them track down an in hiding crime boss. However when Mac learns that he’s losing the use of his hands. He must lean on Desi to help him with the job of maintaining the car as well as other things. Back at Phoenix HQ Bozer learns that the nanites that were injected into Mac and Riley a few episodes back are the cause of Mac’s problem.

Also, Matty continues working to try and track down the broker that purchased the nanites that are causing so much trouble.

 

The Acting

Lucas Till gets to try a bit of physical acting this week as MacGyver loses the use of his hands. The actor does a pretty good job of not only the physical aspect of a sudden disability like that. But he also does well at conveying the frustration of it as well. Levy Tran gets to do a combination of the girlfriend thing as Desi, but also has a few kick-ass moments.

Peter Allas does a pretty good job of giving us an obsessed police officer who is also hunting the crime boss. While Meredith Eaton gets to show us a softer side to Matty as she tries to deal with her feelings of guilt.

 

Overall

Not the worst episode, but not the best either. This really felt like treading water to an extend. Yes, we got the continuation of the nanite plot, which ties into the remnants of Codex. And MacGyver losing the use of his hands worked pretty well. But the episode felt a bit too much like a means for Mac and Desi to work through relationship issues. Which, I am not against. I’d just like to see that aspect rested now and then because while it serves the characters. It doesn’t really serve the ongoing plot. Plus it would have been a more interesting choice to have paired Mac with someone else for this mission. We already know that Mac and Desi are good in a crisis together.

In regards to the tricks pulled in this week’s episode. I loved how they used the jeep and some steel cable to stop the sports care in a similar style to what we see with the jets in ‘Top Gun.’

Overall. A fun, but fairly average episode.

 

You can read more of our MacGyver reviews here. 

8.7
  • Story
    7.6
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    8.8

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: [email protected]
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