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MacGyver (1985 TV series, season 3)

The third season of the American television series MacGyver, consisting of 20 episodes, began on September 21, 1987, and ended on May 4, 1988 and aired on the ABC network. The region 1 DVD was released on September 6, 2005.[1]

MacGyver (1985 TV series, season 3)
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"Saving the Day Is All in a Day's Work"
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes20
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) –
May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)
Season chronology
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No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
451"Lost Love (Part 1)"Cliff BoleJerry LudwigSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)
MacGyver encounters a former lover he though had died, and finds that Soviet agents are using her to steal valuables.[2]
462"Lost Love (Part 2)"Cliff BoleJerry LudwigSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)
MacGyver works with Jack Dalton to reclaim a stolen jade statue, so that he can free his former lover from captivity. They soon start to think they are being double-crossed.[2]
473"Back from the Dead"James L. ConwayStephen KronishOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)
MacGyver helps a man he had earlier put into witness protection, when the man is spotted by the mob and his family kidnapped.[2]
484"Ghost Ship"Mike VejarStephen KandelOctober 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)
MacGyver is mapping wilderness in Alaska, and discovers a Russian stowaway on an abandoned ship. The stowaway spins a tale of the crew fleeing from Bigfoot.[2]
495"Fire and Ice"Alan SimmondsRick HuskyOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
When one of MacGyver's friends is killed by a diamond thief who has diplomatic immunity, MacGyver and the friend's sister work to get the killer deported.[2]
506"GX-1"Mike VejarCalvin Clements, Jr.November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)
MacGyver is sent to destroy the remnants of an experiment American fighter jet that is shot down over East Germany. Aided by a psychic, Soviets are attempting to reach the jet first.[2]
517"Jack in the Box"James L. ConwayDavid RichNovember 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)
MacGyver is arrested while attempting to bail out Jack Dalton in a small Arkansas town. They find themselves forced to dig in an abandoned mine in a prison camp.[2]
528"The Widowmaker"Mike VejarStory by: Harv Zimmel
Teleplay by: John Whelpley
November 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)
MacGyver is devastated when his best friend dies while they are mountain climbing. Also, Murdoc returns and wants revenge.[2]
539"Hell Week"James L. ConwayLeonard Mlodinow & Scott RubensteinNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)
MacGyver judges a physics competition at the request of an old mentor, but when the son of that mentor fails to win the competition, he threatens to kill himself with a bomb.[2]
5410"Blow Out"Cliff BoleReed MoranDecember 21, 1987 (1987-12-21)
MacGyver goes through Nikki Carpenter's records, trying to find out why a terrorist is trying to kill her.[2]
5511"Kill Zone"Chuck BowmanCalvin Clements, Jr.January 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
MacGyver goes to recover a genetic experiment after a satellite crash. However, when the experiment is returned to the lab, its dangerous mutation makes the scientists want to keep it.[2]
5612"Early Retirement"Cliff BoleJohn WhelpleyJanuary 18, 1988 (1988-01-18)
While overseeing the disarming of a nuclear warhead, MacGyver's boss Pete takes responsibility for a deadly explosion. MacGyver investigates and soon suspects that Pete's successor committed sabotoge.[2]
5713"Thin Ice"Cliff BoleRick DrewFebruary 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)
MacGyver helps his old high school hockey coach in Minnesota take the team to the state championships, but they have to deal with a player's violent temper.[2]
5814"The Odd Triple"James L. ConwayStephen KandelFebruary 29, 1988 (1988-02-29)
MacGyver and Jack are accused of complicity after they accompany a rich woman with newly acquired jewels on a flight to France.[2]
5915"The Negotiator"Charlie CorrellCalvin Clements, Jr.March 7, 1988 (1988-03-07)
MacGyver shuts down a marina project when he does research on the nearby wildlife, leading to the owner to hire a woman to force MacGyver to change his mind.[2]
6016"The Spoilers"Mike VejarStephen KandelMarch 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
A mountain man is serving as a witness for MacGyver and Pete after he sees toxic waste being dumped. However, his war flashbacks may threaten the case.[2]
6117"Mask of the Wolf"Cliff BoleStory by: John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart and Calvin Clements, Jr. & Reed Moran
Teleplay by: Calvin Clements & Jr. & Reed Moran
March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28)
MacGyver and Jack help reclaim a stolen sacred wolf mask, but mercenaries abduct him for the relic.[2]
6218"Rock the Cradle"Mike VejarJohn WhelpleyApril 18, 1988 (1988-04-18)
An old girlfriend of MacGyver's leaves a baby in Jack's airplane hangar.[2]
6319"The Endangered"Charlie CorrellPeter FilardiMay 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)
6420"Murderers' Sky"Mike VejarHerman MillerMay 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)
MacGyver is asked to help protect a Chinese shipping business from a criminal takeover.[2]


  1. ^ "Season 3 DVD Information". 2005-06-09. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "MacGyver - Season 3 - Episode List". IMDB.

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