Season four of MacGyver finds the titular hero still performing awesome (albeit nonviolent) acts of courage and derring-do on behalf of the Phoenix Organization, a think tank devoted to fighting crime and righting wrongs. And as in previous seasons, no one can top MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) in his special skill -- that of fashioning weaponry, escape devices, and other necessary paraphernalia out of common household items. Along with Anderson, two other series regulars are back for more fun and adventure: Peter Thornton (Dana Elcar), Phoenix's director of field operations; and Mac's old buddy Jack Dalton (Bruce McGill), who, as usual, is more a hindrance than a help. Missing from season four is Mac's erstwhile girlfriend Nikki Carpenter (Elyssa Davalos), though another woman in his life, nosy reporter Penny Parker (Teri Hatcher), can be counted upon to gum things up in a handful of episodes. The season's first episode (though not the first one to be telecast) finds MacGyver returning to his home town of Mission City, MN, where he flashes back 25 years to the event which convinced him never to resort to violence when vanquishing villains. In other episodes, we learn a few more clues as to the fate of MacGyver's father; and our hero's perennial enemy Murdoc (Michael Des Barres), killed off at least twice on two previous occasions, shows up again for another confrontation -- and, of course, another highly suspicious "death."
Cast & Crew
Richard Dean Anderson - Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar - Peter Thornton
Bruce McGill - Jack Dalton
Elyssa Davalos - Nikki Carpenter