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]

Season 3
MacGyver season 3 DVD.png
"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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List of MacGyver episodes


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
451"Lost Love (Part 1)"Cliff BoleJerry LudwigSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)
While protecting a priceless Chinese artifact, MacGyver encounters an old flame, who he thought was dead.
462"Lost Love (Part 2)"Cliff BoleJerry LudwigSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)
While protecting a priceless Chinese artifact, MacGyver tries to rescue his love from danger.
473"Back from the Dead"James L. ConwayStephen KronishOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)
MacGyver helps a former hit-man in the witness protection program after the mob rediscovers him.
484"Ghost Ship"Mike VejarStephen KandelOctober 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)
While on an assignment to plant beacons for a mapping expedition in the Alaskan wilderness, MacGyver stumbles upon an abandoned ship with a little girl and the legendary Bigfoot.
495"Fire and Ice"Alan SimmondsRick HuskyOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
After his friend is killed, MacGyver must go after the killer with the help from his friend's sister, Nikki Carpenter. The diamond thief they are both after is a diplomat with immunity.
506"GX-1"Mike VejarCalvin Clements, Jr.November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)
MacGyver and Nikki Carpenter, who don't get along well with each other, must beat the Soviets to find a downed experimental USAF stealth fighter jet. The added difficulty for the task is that they must help a Soviet psychic defect from his people.
517"Jack in the Box"James L. ConwayDavid RichNovember 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)

Jack Dalton's antics get Jack and MacGyver thrown into a Southern work camp with a corrupt warden. The intentions of the corrupt sheriff, the warden and the greedy mine owner are to find stolen money.

Guest stars: Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team)
528"The Widowmaker"Mike VejarStory by : Harv Zimmel
Teleplay by : John Whelpley
November 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)
While grieving over the loss of a friend on the mountain called Widowmaker, MacGyver's old nemesis, Murdoc, resurfaces and tries to finish what he started years ago.
539"Hell Week"James L. ConwayLeonard Mlodinow & Scott RubensteinNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)
MacGyver is picked to judge a contest at his old college, but an upset student, who is the son of MacGyver's professor, makes a bomb which MacGyver must defuse.
5410"Blow Out"Cliff BoleReed MoranDecember 21, 1987 (1987-12-21)
MacGyver must figure out why terrorists are trying to kill Nikki Carpenter and prevent the terrorist group from carrying out their next target.
5511"Kill Zone"Chuck BowmanCalvin Clements, Jr.January 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
When a virus that mysteriously causes things to grow old quickly is accidentally unleashed, MacGyver must stop it before it is released upon the world.
5612"Early Retirement"Cliff BoleJohn WhelpleyJanuary 18, 1988 (1988-01-18)
Pete is framed for an accident, and MacGyver has to prove Pete's innocence before his successor, who framed him, carries an insidious plan on a visiting foreign dignitary.
5713"Thin Ice"Cliff BoleRick DrewFebruary 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)
While helping his hospitalized high school hockey coach take the school team to the state championship, MacGyver must deal with the star player's bad temper and non-sportsmanship.
5814"The Odd Triple"James L. ConwayStephen KandelFebruary 29, 1988 (1988-02-29)
Jack Dalton unwittingly gets MacGyver involved in a high profile jewelry heist; Pete must come to their rescue in France.
5915"The Negotiator"Charlie CorrellCalvin Clements, Jr.March 7, 1988 (1988-03-07)
A real estate developer tries to order MacGyver killed when his environmental study threatens a major oceanfront development project.
6016"The Spoilers"Mike VejarStephen KandelMarch 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)
MacGyver and a mountain hermit work together to try and stop a chemical plant owner from illegally dumping radioactive and toxic waste into a stream.
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 must help an elderly Inuit man to try and stop two criminals intending on steal a tribal sacred wolf mask.
6218"Rock the Cradle"Mike VejarJohn WhelpleyApril 18, 1988 (1988-04-18)
MacGyver and Jack are stuck caring for an abandoned baby while looking for the mother, who is on the run from counterfeiters.
6319"The Endangered"Charlie CorrellPeter FilardiMay 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)
MacGyver goes to visit an old girlfriend who is now a park ranger and must help her stop a group of poachers.
6420"Murderers' Sky"Mike VejarHerman MillerMay 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)

When an elderly Chinese businessman is murdered by criminals who want to take over his business, MacGyver and the man's grandson must work together to thwart the criminals' plot to take over the company.

Guest stars: Tia Carrere


  1. ^ "Season 3 DVD Information". 2005-06-09. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-09.

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