Season two of MacGyver finds TV's most resourceful and inventive crime fighter (played, of course, by Richard Anderson) continuing to battle bad guys on behalf of the Phoenix Organization, still taking his marching order from Phoenix's director of field operations Peter Thornton (Dana Elcar). Occasionally popping in and out during the second season is MacGyver's loyal if not entirely dependable buddy Jack Dalton (Bruce McGill). It is in the second-season episode "Twice Stung" that we first hear the word "MacGyverism," referring to all those improvised weapons, escape keys, explosives, and the like that our hero regularly fashions out of everyday household items. Other noteworthy episodes include "Jack of Lies," which offers interesting tidbits about MacGyver's background; "Phoenix Under Siege," which holds out clues as to the mysterious death of MacGyver's father; and "Partners" represents the first appearance of MacGyver's perennial nemesis Murdoc (Michael Des Barres) -- who though he is supposedly killed at episode's end, will be back for more mayhem in subsequent seasons.
Cast & Crew
- Richard Dean Anderson - Angus MacGyver
- Dana Elcar - Peter Thornton
- Bruce McGill - Jack Dalton
- Elyssa Davalos - Nikki Carpenter