The MacGyver Timeline

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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Hey guys, due to real life priorities, I haven't been able to post this week yet. But since the week is not over yet, I'll post it for this week. We have reached the 80's in MacGyver's life now and we all know what an important year 1980 was for MacGyver, Jack and Pete as the three of them met each other for the first time, though it won't have to mean the camel smuggler assignment never took place. We also see how MacGyver and Su Ling started to write each other and how Sam witnesses the death of his mother. This and many other events and pre-series assignments will be seen here right until the beginning of the series. Starting next week (hopefully), we'll begin on the timeline starting from the Pilot episode and go through the seven season run.

Back From The Dead: 1980.
MacGyver's houseboat is build.

Collision Course: 1980.
MacGyver meets Hans Visser on the Formula 1 racing circuit in Europe. Hans clips MacGyver from behind making him crash into another car, getting the driver killed. Hans however won that race and got a ring with a diamond to proof it. MacGyver quits racing afterwards and never talked about it.

The Battle Of Tommy Giordano: 1980.
Mary Ruth and Richard Giordano meet each other. Nine months later their son Tommy Giordano is born. Mary Ruth is working for the Phoenix Foundation, while Richard is a surgeon.

Children of Light: 1980.

MacGyver and Su Ling are writing to each other. She bought a backscratcher for a camping trip she was going to do at the age of 13. MacGyver's writing to her he was testing some kind of night goggles and couldn't tell the difference between a blueberry bush and poison ivy.

The Wall: 1980.
Kurt moves to America to work undercover for the Stasi agency.

Partners: Saturday March 1 1980.
MacGyver, Peter Thornton and Jack Dalton meet each other for the first time thanks to Murdoc. Meanwhile Jack Dalton owned a taxicab business which MacGyver fell in for after he broke his legs rollerskating down the Santa Monica Pier looking at a blond. MacGyver shows Pete his improvisations skills when they face two guys with bazookas and takes them out with a selfmade cruise control. That night MacGyver and Pete seal their partner and friendship after Pete pulled MacGyver of Jack's wired bed.

Sunday March 2 1980.
They have a confrontation with Murdoc, who is dressed as a nurse where Jack is healing from his broken legs and runs into a demolition zone and apparently died in the collapsing building.

(Note: Maybe we can assume MacGyver and Pete met each other on assignment in the Nafud desert later. If MacGyver and Pete were working on the same assignment, or maybe a different assignment but in the same area, without knowing that from each other, it is perfectly possible this assignment takes place after they met. MacGyver is smuggling camels and helps out a man in need, being stuck in a quicksand. MacGyver helps the man out who turns out to be Pete. After pulling Pete out of the quicksand, MacGyver puts him on a camel on and gives it a gigantic swat, riding out for six day causing Pete not being able to sit easy for a week. Maybe it's not exactly as he says to Karen Blake that it was the first time he met MacGyver but than it will be a reference to one of their first meetings together.)

The Human Factor: 1980-1982.
Jill Melissa Ludlum, born in London. In 1980 she got her Ph.D. in systems design at the Oxford University. Then she worked two years designing the Ludlum cybernetic circuit.

Flame's End: 1981.
Amy Austin's aunt Min moves out of Minnesota.

The Escape: 1981.
François Villar is arrested for not bribing a judge.

Jack of Lies: 1981.
MacGyver and Jack Dalton has seen each other for the last time. They would reunite five years later.

Thin Ice: 1981.
Kirby won a medal at the age of 14 as the most valuable player with 97 goals and 112 assists in that year.

Children of Light: 1981.
MacGyver hears from the last time of Mei Jan at the age of 14. He became part of the foster child program for Asian orphans. It is unknown when he joined the program. Well before this, that is certain and has told Pete about it who claimed he read regular reports about her ever since MacGyver decided to sponsor her. Their correspondence stopped after she was reunited with her grandmother. Her grandmother however feared the government would accuse her of being a spy for writing to America.

The Coltons: 1981.
The restaurant of the Coltons is closing down for an uncertain amount of time as Frank and Jesse become bounty hunters for a living. It will serve as a fall back for Mama Colton.

Jack of Lies: 1982.
MacGyver sees Mike Forrester for the last time. They would reunite four years later.

The Negotiator: 1982.
Pete recalls the murder of Joey Tartanna who was killed by a woman after he read to autopsy report on the dog who got killed by Deborah.

(Note: This would be in 1982 in the adjusted timeline since Deborah spend two years in prison. Originally in the airing of the episode this would've been in 1983. This will become more clear once we're in season 3.)

Blood Brothers: 1982.
MacGyver meets Chuck and his son Danny in L.A. MacGyver and Danny makes a homemade volcano together which Danny used at home causing his parent to repaint the kitchen.

The Stringer: 1982.
Chung Tai Shen is or becomes Colonel Chung in the Red Chinese Army. Kate Malloy and her son Sam are in China where she is working as photojournalist on a story about the democratic movement. They were staying in small village near Beijing. One night there was meeting and the soldiers came. Kate makes Sam hide but she is captured by the soldiers. Chung accuses her of being a spy. He pulls out his gun and shoots her in the head while Sam at the age of 9 sees the whole thing. By the next day he returns to Beijing on his own. He meets friends of his mother who also works as reporters in Beijing and makes sure he gets out of China safely. Since Kate had no other relatives left, her friends took care of Sam until he could make it on his own. Sam could not find MacGyver since Kate never told him his name but she told him he moved around a lot helping people all over the world and that she would introduce them when they both grow up. She told him one time they were both like discoverers and that most people could be happy living in one place all their lives but that the two of them could only be happy if they were on the road to somewhere else and that runs in the family. She explained to Sam his father was pretty good at getting out of jams.

The Human Factor: 1982-1983.

Jill Ludlum takes a year off for personal reasons.

Jerico Games: 1982-1990.
Ellen Stewart starts working with Jerico Broadcasting News Studios. Starting in the Makeup Department moving to Merchandising, Business Affairs and Public Relations through the years. Through those years she probably met Ralph Jerico the big boss of Jerico Broadcasting. They fell in love and got married. Ralph however always treated her badly. He abused her physically by choking her and liked young blondes. She couldn't divorce him because of the pre-nuptial agreement. She would end with nothing again.

Fraternity of Thieves: 1983.
David Edwards sets up the Computer Club at the State University in L.A.

Black Rhino: 1983.
A Russian man named Romanov escapes prison with a bunch of Fabergé eggs. This appears to be another case Frank and Jesse could never solve. Billy wanted to after he got a tip Romanov was in Russia but MacGyver talked him out of it with Billy saying it was a crazy idea but it won't mean the case is not authentic.

The Wall: 1983.

When Maria Romburg becomes 16 years old she is no longer allowed to stay at the orphanage. She gets chosen to become a sparrow. The boys were known as hawks. She receives special training how to manipulate people, to spy on her friends and how to kill.

Trail To Doomsday: 1983.
Anthony "Tony" Graves buys Carcroft Castle in Sussex, England through his trading company Lyndover Limited. You might wonder where he got the money from because I don't think you would make so much money by working in intelligence to buy a castle. He will also start funding Paul Moran's lab and work. Frederick Moran however uses the castle to start building a nuclear power plant underneath it without detection. This is presumably after Graves' twelve years he worked for British Intelligence in American Intelligence stationed in the U.K.

Family Matter: 1983.
In the summer Michael graduates from high school. Pete is absent because he and Frank Bonner are on assignment in Yemen. MacGyver is probably part of the assignment too since Frank remembers him. Frank was Pete's point man in the field. He moved his family to Yemen along with three other agents. They were sent there to keep to peace but ended up in tribal war because Frank was embezzeling agency funds to were meant to maintain the peace. The Sharit attacked without warning and killed Frank's family. He blames Pete for that. Pete got hit in the attack.

Back From The Dead: July 1983.
MacGyver's houseboat is registered.

The Human Factor: 1983-1986.
Jill immersed in the STRADA Project and hasn't come up for air yet. She turned out to be a premier technocrat.

For Love Or Money: 1984.
MacGyver and Diana meet for the first time working together on embassy deal. In which MacGyver needed to retrieve documents but Diana stole the documents along with money from the embassy safe. She later send the documents to the Pentagon after she killed a man in Europe who tried to kill her over the documents.

Gold Rush: 1984.

MacGyver and Dr. Natalia Velskaja from the Ministry of Economics in Russia work together on an assignment in Helsinki, Finland. She told him her uncle wanted to defect but the KGB found out. She had to steal the documents he was carrying with him or the KGB would throw her uncle in prison. They stayed at the Ambassador Hotel. It was a flight of 11 hours and 22 minutes over a distance of 5606 miles (9022 km).

Deep Cover: 1984.
Dr. Gwen Carpenter's husband dies. It is unknown in which circumstances and or if her husband was related to Adam Carpenter (Nikki's husband). Or that if Gwen is related to Adam assuming Carpenter is her maiden name.

The Gun: 1984.
Mrs. Mary Dryden was killed from a stray bullet by the Harrison gun in a drive-by shooting. This is probably the incident Laura refers to when she said her father started to believe everything was over, the gun pops up again and killed somebody else. This would mean Frank Fowler probably worked 18 years on the murder of senator Harrison. The gun was later released and sold at auction again by a man named Marty Jenkins.

Harry's Will/High Control/Split Decision: 1984.
Dent is send to jail along with his bikergang for seven years after a guy named Hinkley ratted them out. Jerry Kluge the gang leader has a scar over his right eye but it's unknown where and how he got it. Dent spends the next six years in a cell next to Cody, an old friend of MacGyver and Harry. He hears Cody talking in his sleep about a diamond pendant that Harry was keeping for him. Dent is released after six years and he hooks up with Big Mama to follow Cody and find the pendant Harry kept safe. During his time in jail Dent keeps on boxing in prison matches and fights with Crazy Eddie Johnson for the first time. Riggins remembers this as if Dent almost murdered Eddie with his patented rocket punch.

Hind-Sight: 1984.
Frederica Zimmer becomes a suspected member of the Red October terrorist organization under the name Mary Hannah (?).

Flame's End: 1985.
Amy Austin's parents die in a plane crash. Tim Wexler and Toby Jensen sees each other for the last time.

The Enemy Within: 1985.
A man named Brudin from Belgrade died from an injection of air bubbles into the arteries. It is unknown if this has anything to do with the assignment in Belgrade mentioned by MacGyver in A Prisoner Of Conscience and if this was an assignment at all. Still, I think it was an assignment on which MacGyver, Pete and Bannister worked together before, since they seem to know each other well. Also during on of their assignments MacGyver covered Bannister somewhere in Burma where they ran the Panjuk together.

Slow Death: 1985.
Dr. James Grant is working in a hospital in London as a surgeon and a was a very good one when a wild-eyed man drugged out of his mind bursts into his operating room carrying a sawed-off shotgun. Trying to calm the man down and extending his arm to take the sawed-off shotgun away, the man fires it, disintegrating James' arm completely. Since it still bothers him on the train this must have been a recent injury.

The Assassin: 1985.
Piedra has killed an government minister in Central America using curare.

The Human Factor: 1985.
MacGyver was involved in a big fire at Brookhurst Chemical. He used the elevator shaft to escape. Pete however remembers it otherwise and claims MacGyver used the exhaust system to escape as he would do in STRADA. MacGyver says he didn't use the exhaust system which Pete thinks he couldn't have but did.

Birthday: 1985.
Elaine meets Andrew Harryman in Soledad and falls in love. She was a social worker and he was a convict. They set up a halfway house that became a reality a year later.

Lost Love: 1985.

MacGyver meets Lisa Kohler doing an assignment in the Baltic Coast. She was his contact to an underground resistance group. They fell in love at the worst possible time but it happened while they had to do a mission to blow up a secret weapons facility. He tried to stop her from coming along but she insisted because it was her information and her last job so she could come with him. She was supposed the take the exhaust and MacGyver was supposed to take the intake pipe. Something went wrong and while running for their lives Lisa got shot in the back. Probably the day before MacGyver and Lisa share a romantic moment in bed in which he slips a ring around her finger.

The Endangered: 1985.
MacGyver spends time with Karen Miller. They reunite three years later.

Legend of the Holy Rose: 1985.
Zoe Ryan starts the search for Diana's Mirror. It'll take her about four years to find it through thirteen digs in an Ottoman ruin in Greece.

Deep Cover: 1985.
Nick Landis and a Colombian druglord name of Sanchez starts doing business together. Nick studies the market in submarines and builds his own business called Shark Submarines Incorporated.

Hearts of Steel: 1985.
Kirk Delaney, one of Mike Travers henchmen is arrested for assault during a steelworkers strike.

The Wall: 1985.
Maria Romburg is on assignment in London. During her assignment she ended up in accident breaking her jaw in three places. There are hospital records of the reconstructive surgery.

Deadly Dreams/Lesson In Evil: 1985.
Dr. Zito murders nine peoples in his cellar. He let himself declare insane to escape deathrow. He gets arrested by Lt. Murphy who worked at Homicide at the time. She studied his crimes like other looks at a painting. After she brought him down, she spend three months in therapy.

Harry's Will: 1985.
Cody finds out that the insurance company who was supposed to pay out Biff Arnold went out of business. Cody calls Harry and told him everything, infuriating Harry. When Cody tried to cut him in for half, Harry refused and lectured Cody about immorality of theft. Harry agreed to keep the pendant safe. He hid in a secret compartment at the back seat of the Nomad. But later removed it himself and placed a note inside containing a riddle.

Blow Out: Thursday March 14 1985.
Adam Carpenter, Nikki's husband gets killed in mob hit with a car bomb that was meant for her while she's investigating five mob families with Senator Tagney in West-Virginia.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:53 pm

Starting from today, we have finally reached the point in time where the series takes off. With exception of season 2 and 3, I'll be cutting the seasons in half so with each post we'll have a view on half a season. Starting from here on out, some events of later episodes might occur. The dates are mostly rough estimations. To my guess, I'd take it his assignments take up at least a week, especially when he is overseas and flights are calculated from LAX if not from elsewhere. I try to keep the airdates in account where possible but it might differ here or there.

Pilot: Between Monday September 23 and Saturday September 28 1985.
MacGyver travels to Mongolia to save pilot Jim Taylor and disables a rocket. MacGyver's flight takes 12 hours and 24 minutes and 6077 miles (9781 km).

Sunday September 29 1985.
Mac travels to Bannon, New Mexico to rescue survivors from an underground lab. Bannon is a fictitous location. So taking a flight from L.A. to the capital of New Mexico takes 1 hour and 46 minutes and 708.4 miles (1140 km). So it's quite possible for Mac to go out and get back in one day in flight.

The Golden Triangle: Between Monday September 30 1985 and Saturday October 5 1985.
MacGyver retrieves stolen documents from a car wrecking yard.

Sunday October 6 1985.
Mac retrieves a cannister of dangerous chemicals and saves a village in Burma whose people are enslaved by the local druglord. Let's assume Mac took a flight to Yangon Ragoon. The largest city in Burma. The flight lasted 16 hours and 01 minutes and was 7976.5 miles (12837 km) long.

Thief of Budapest: Between Monday October 7 1985 and Sunday October 13 1985.
MacGyver travels to North-Africa probably Tunisia to retrieve a stolen horse by helicopter. It takes 13 hours and 12 minutes and 6533.7 miles (10515 km) to get there.

Saturday October 12 1985.
MacGyver must've travelled immediately to Budapest after returning the horse. So he probably left from Tunis to Budapest. A short plane trip from 2 hours and 04 minutes and 864.3 miles (1391 km). He was supposed to meet Nicolai Grodsky, a Russian double-agent, who wants to give him secret information hidden in a watch. The watch however gets stolen by Yanna a gypsy girl and whose family sells it to Reena. MacGyver meets Reena who gives him the watch back.

Sunday October 13 1985.
After he retrieves the watch he helps Yanna and her family defect by causing a major traffic jam and stealing rally cars from the rally race. He manages to get Yanna and her family into Austria and gives her his Swiss Army Knife as a souvenir.

They escaped Major Kossov, who got punished over his failure and was sent to the Gulag where he met Lisa Kohler, a former love of MacGyver.

The Gauntlet: Between Monday October 14 and Saturday October 19 1985.
MacGyver steal a map back in the Middle-East. The name is never mentioned so it's probably Saudi-Arabia. The flight takes 16 hours and 34 minutes and is 8251 miles long (13279 km).

Sunday October 20 1985.
MacGyver meets Kate Connolly. A photo journalist working in San Sebastian whom he needs to bring back to the United States. Together they start running from the military. The flight lasts 04 hours and 41 minutes and is 2194 miles (3531 km).

Monday October 21 1985.
MacGyver and Kate are running from San Sebastian, Guatemala for the Mexican border.

The Heist: Between Monday October 28 1985 and Wednesday October 30 1985.
Daniel Sims, the account of U.S. senator Rhodes and Jack Catlin steals 60 millions dollars worth of diamonds that was raised by the senator who is chairman of the Famine Aid Committee to help people in Africa that are starving.

Thursday October 31 1985.
MacGyver meets the senator who explains his daughter flew back from Africa after she heard about it and is the Virgin Islands now trying to find a way to get to Catlin. MacGyver leaves from Washington D.C. to the Virgin Islands and the flight take 03 hours and 33 minutes and is 1617 miles (2602 km) long.

Friday November 1 1985.
MacGyver arrives on The Virgin Islands and meets Chris Rhodes there. They come up with a plan to steal the diamonds back and checks out the casino. MacGyver gains success by cheating but is found out.

Saturday November 2 1985.
MacGyver breaks inside the casino vault to steal back the diamonds but Chris is caught.

Sunday November 3 1985.
MacGyver and Chris are taken on a plane with diamonds inside of the car. By attaching a parachute to the car, they escape with the diamonds.

Trumbo's World: Between Monday November 4 1985 and Thursday November 7 1985.
MacGyver goes to the Pyrenees to rescue a scientist. A trip taking 11 hours and 48 minutes and is 5819.8 miles long (9366 km).

Friday November 8 1985.
MacGyver reunites with Charles Alden, an ornithologist, who wants to know what's going on in the Amazon when a dozen of bird species are spotted flying in desperation. He is very happy MacGyver was able to arrange the expedition but this must've been at least two weeks earlier.

Saturday November 9 1985.
After spending a night going down the Amazon river they arrive at Lucien Trumbo's plantation, who seems not very welcoming. MacGyver helps around a bit in order to get a guide deeper into the jungle. Even though Trumbo says he will not endanger his people, he goes himself.

Sunday November 10 1985.
In the jungle a village is attacked by soldiers ants. MacGyver and Trumbo rescues a woman who is trapped under a canoe. Charlie dies when he's taking pictures of the ants. After the attack they return to the plantation where MacGyver figures out a final plan to destroy the ants.

(Note: It is never mentioned where exactly in the Amazon Trumbo's plantation is. MacGyver later revisits the area a lot. I estimate the closest is Chocò, Colombia. So I think he travels to there and takes a smaller aircraft to where he meets Charlie. So I guess he went from L.A. to Colombia, Bogota in a 7 hour and 12 minutes flight and is 3480.3 miles (5601 km) long. Assuming from there it wouldn't take long to get in the jungle.)

Last Stand: Sunday November 17 1985.
MacGyver wants to go fishing in an old place his dad used to take him, Sparrow Lake. At Sparrow Ridge Airport he asks directions. He was there by car. A ride that would last 7 hours and 15 minutes over a distance of 275.86 miles (714,47 km). I think we can assume MacGyver left the day before since the whole episode is set during the morning. However he didn't got to too much fishing as he walked straight into a hostage situation.

The Prodigal: Between Monday November 18 1985 and Sunday November 24 1985.
A kid in Frank Bennett's offices dies from drugs his brother Joey sells.

Hellfire: Friday November 22 1985.
MacGyver is visiting his friends Bill and Laura Farren, who struck oil over the weekend. Apparenty Bill and Laura are drilling in Wyoming. But because of a blown light bulb their entire drill tower caught on fire and the explosions destroys most of their belongings. MacGyver arrives by helicopter in a 02 hour and 08 minute flight over 894.77 miles (1440 km). There is a mention that Bill and MacGyver has seen each other in Sumatra years before, probably on a hellfighting mission.

Saturday November 23 1985.
MacGyver and Bill ride to an old mine to get dynamite in order to put out the fire.

Sunday November 24 1985.
MacGyver and Bill return with the dynamite and together they hellfight the fire.

(Note: this episode's airdate is Wednesday November 27 1985.)

The Prodigal: Saturday December 7 1985.
When MacGyver is in Wyoming Frank Bennett visits his mother in the hospital. MacGyver meets Frank Bennett who will testify against his brother Joey and MacGyver has to take care of his security. Frank gets kidnapped by Joey and his men, when Frank doesn't returns Joey's calls. Joey wants to know why Frank turned his back on him. Frank tells him a kid died in his office because of the drugs he's been selling. Joey says it happens but Frank wants him to shut it down and says he's ashamed. Joey doesn't take it lightly and scoffs him for talking to a marshall. He says they can't trust him and can't let him go. Frank dares him to kill him. Joey keeps taunting him on how Frank never wanted to know anything or where all the money came from. Joey says it came from their father and is ready to kill him when MacGyver comes out to get Frank.

Back home Frank is picked up by Wylie to testify. Frank asks MacGyver to visit his sick mother in the hospital, in which he inclines. He visits Frank's mother and she asks him to bring Frank to her. The marshall however does not want to let Frank go so MacGyver creates a diversion to get Frank out and bring him to his mother. He sabotages one of their cars and makes a smoke screen with dry ice, then he rents a tow-truck and follows the sabotaged car. He takes Frank to his mother. When they return to the hospital they find out, Joey has taken her home to die. They go to Joey's home where they find their way in. Frank goes in willingly to say goodbye to his mother. When she died Frank signals MacGyver to come in the house and get him out of there which he does, together they escape the attic when the cops arrive. MacGyver later arranges that Frank can go into the witness relocation programme.

(Note: the episode aired on Sunday December 8 1985. I take it was the day before since MacGyver was able to rent a tow truck.)

Target MacGyver: Between Monday December 9 1985 and Thursday December 19 1985.
MacGyver rescues a lady general and takes out a nuclear power plant in the Middle-East. It's unknown where in the Middle-East.

Friday December 20 1985.
MacGyver visits his grandfather over the weekend before Christmas. At that point he lives in Colorado, Montana. MacGyver takes the bus for that.

Saturday December 21 1985.
MacGyver and Harry go fishing the next day and are hunted down by Axminster. They spend a night in a deserted town called Evermore.

Sunday December 22 1985.
They deal with Axminster and cohorts. MacGyver leaves later that day.

(Note: MacGyver claims he hasn't seen his grandfather since he was 10 and 16-17-18 years has passed. That would make MacGyver 26-27-28 years old which is impossible in 1985 if he was born in 1952. Harry appears to be living in Colorado, Montana as in Phoenix Under Siege he says he's been working the land in Minnesota for over twenty years. Also around this time agents from the DXS starts disappearing that will lead into MacGyver's assignment in The Enemy Within. It is possible that within this time periode Craig Bannister is getting brainwashed during his honeymoon with Ingrid.)

Off The Wall: Saturday December 28 1985.
Rose Magruta's grandson is born.

Kill Zone: Late 1985 or early 1986.
Dr. Sandra Millhouse smuggles the Dutch Elm Tree disease out of the Phoenix labs using her dog's bladder.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:19 pm

With this post I'm finishing up the first season's timeline. You might notice the descriptions are getting larger on some episodes. It all depends a bit on how many days pass during the episode. I'll try to edit where I can but there is still so much to go through. We're not even halfway yet and the big timeline shake-up is still coming. Maybe I'll revise the whole thing at some point in the future. Anyway, right now, we'll see what the timeline for the second half of the season brings.

Early Retirement: 1986.
The Phoenix Foundation starts playing an important role between their goverment and the government of the Republic of Sambaka.

The Outsiders: 1986.
Wrightman's Construction is asked to build an entire interchange through the land of an Amish family. It takes them two years to get the project of the ground because the Amish family is refusing to leave the land.

Ma Dalton: 1986.
Jack Dalton receives his pilot cap that belonged to his father. Probably this happens when his mother Francine Leyland Dalton becomes of fugitive of justice after she got arrested with Arthur Bandel who is a kingping of a multimillion-dollar stock swindle. She was charged as co-conspirator and jumped bail after arraignment.

Children of Light: 1986.
Student Wing Lee flies to Los Angeles from Beijing to study at the university.

The Gun: 1986.
Marty Jenkins, the man who was sold the gun to two years ago is killed in a car crash. His wife said he sold the gun but there's no record of who bought it.

Split Decision: 1986.
Dent's wife or maybe even ex-wife at this point and Veronica's mother dies of unknown reasons.

Deep Cover: 1986-1989.
Joe Banniker commits a few crimes like intercepting modem transactions that was meant for the Consolidated Bank of Zurich. It took him seven months to crack the code. The money from that he used to make big drug buy in Miami. He was arrested than and did three years in the federal pen in Tallahassee. Though unspecified this is presumably the time it happened in.

Nightmares: Between Monday December 23 and Sunday January 5 1986.
MacGyver travelled from Los Angeles to East Berlin to retrieve a list of information. A flight taking 11 hours and 46 minutes over a distance of 5806,7 miles (9345 km).

Monday January 6 1986 until Wednesday January 15 1986.
MacGyver spends ten days on a ship from East Germany to the San Pedro Harbor in Los Angeles. He gets captured and drugged by the East Germans and given 6 hours to return the information.

Deathlock: Between Thursday January 16 1986 and Tuesday January 21 1986.
MacGyver travels to East Germany to reunite a family and to be bring back a microfilm. Somewhere in that week Quayle asks to nail MacGyver and sets up the safe house when he returns on Wednesday January 22 1986. Pete became Deputy Chief of the Department. MacGyver's contact Karen Blake's brother works for Pete, he had an assignment in Czechoslovakia but was captured and they threatened to kill him unless she cooperates with Quayle. MacGyver and Quayle met each other before when Quayle worked for the British but sold them out to the Russians and double-crossed the Russians for the Ayatollah. MacGyver ran into him when tried to move a planeload of stolen military computers. MacGyver stole the plane back. Quayle had been severly punished for that and was looking for revenge. Pete however does not seem to know Quayle let alone what happened so it's probable MacGyver and Quayle go back before he met Pete.

(Note: You gotta give to him. MacGyver sure has guts to go back to East Germany so soon after being drugged by East Germans after his last assignment.)

Flame's End: Thursday January 23 1986.
Amy Austin now director of research at the Westport Nuclear Processing plan finds out somebody had messed with the records to cover up the theft of enough uranium to build a nuclear bomb. She tells her boss about this and they search everything from top to bottom but find nothing.

Friday January 24 1986.
Amy calls MacGyver at night about her being followed, thinking somebody wants to kill her after she hears her boss was killed. She hides the records in the waste disposal chamber. MacGyver takes the plane that night to Westport Beach.

Saturday January 25 1986.
MacGyver sees how Amy's car is blown up in front of his eyes and reunites with Tim Wexler, a college friend. MacGyver hears about the death of her boss.

Sunday January 26 1986.
MacGyver attends Amy's funeral but is shocked when he finds her hiding in his car. She asks him to drive to her dad's old place and tells him everything about the theft. They go to the plant the find the records and the uranium. They find out who the thief is and that their friend Tim Wexler was in on it. The thief causes a meltdown that MacGyver and Amy have to stop after the thief himself got exposed to nuclear material.

Monday January 27 1986.
MacGyver and Amy Austin say goodbye.

(Note: Concluding MacGyver takes the plane and Amy's boss was on a plane to New York and on his way to Washington, I assume Westport Beach is a fictional place and there for I take it is in Minnesota, it would take him 03 hours and 07 minutes over a distance of 1403.7 (2259 km). This also seems the fastest way to get there. Other times MacGyver goes home, he usually goes by car. I take it when MacGyver returns home he slowly starts to pack everything up for his move.)

Countdown: Wednesday February 5 1986.
MacGyver reunites with Vietnam buddy Charlie Robinson. They travel to a cruise in the pacific to disarm bombs. They take a plane to Midway which lasts 5 hours and then a helicopter (Huey Chopper) to the cruise which takes 2 hours. 3 hours remain to disarm the bomb. It was a seven hour trip over a ? distance.

The Enemy Within: Between Thursday February 6 1986 and Sunday February 9 1986.
MacGyver travels to East Germany again. While he is in East Berlin he visits Fritz's sister, the security guard at the Federal Building and takes a letter and pictures with him to show how his family is been doing. Craig Bannister, a colleague and was already there for a month. MacGyver has been three times in East Germany in hardly a month himself. Again this is about information that needs to be taken to the United States. Bannister helps MacGyver who is being hunted down by guards.

Monday February 10 1986.
Four agents also disappeared in seven weeks, since the holidays of 1985. MacGyver is also in the middle of a move. To get as far as he is in the episode in moving he should've at least started packing when he came back from Minnesota in Flame's End. Pete has made promotion as the new executive director. Pete asks him to attend a party in order to set up a trap to catch the mole. He has a Russian defector who worked for the GRU and can identify the Russian agents by sight. But MacGyver stubbornly refuses because he is moving out. Despite the defector Pete takes his precautions and wants MacGyver, someone he can trust to stay on top of it. MacGyver keeps refusing when Viktoria Tomanova walks in saying he's wasting his time and hers and that she has no interest to work in someone who has to be begged to do his duty. MacGyver tells Pete he can't turn that woman into a human target. Pete says he don't got a choice and Viktoria says it is her choice to make it. MacGyver says to Pete he did a lot for him and is more than willing to do more but risking that woman's life is not one of them. Viktoria says it is useless to talk to him and wants to go, that's when Pete asks him about the party the next night. MacGyver says he will give it some thought.

Tuesday February 11 1986.
At the party, Viktoria recognizes a GRU agent named Lem and when MacGyver tries to take her to safety Reverend Mather begins to speech but he is controlled by the GRU agent. When the Reverend pulls out a gun and starts shooting, MacGyver takes him out but when he tries to ask him who told him to shoot, the reverend dies of heart attack.

Wednesday February 12 1986.
MacGyver and Bannister are with the medical examiner checking Mather's body, the next day, MacGyver concludes the heart attack was very convenient MacGyver mentions the death of Brudin in Belgrade. Pete remembers it as it was the man who got air bubbles injected into the arteries even though Bannister says no one injected anything into Mather. All of them agree there is a security leak and somebody set her up. Pete decides to put Viktoria in a safe house but she says she would not be able to remember anything and goes to MacGyver to apologize for her rudeness and he tells her he figured out how Reverend Mather was killed. It turns out Bannister's wife has her husband under total control as she makes him believe MacGyver and Viktoria are behind the murder of Reverend Mather. MacGyver and Viktoria are at the science fair reception hall as MacGyver tries to make her remember anyone else beside Lem at the party. She recognises Bannister's wife Ingrid as someone who worked at GRU Headquarters as a young girl. Bannister, Ingrid and Lem walk in saying Bannister is the mole without knowing and that MacGyver will become the mole once he's dead. MacGyver takes out Lem while Viktoria attacks Ingrid. MacGyver tries to persuade Craig that he is not the mole but Ingrid and reminds him of all the assignments they did together. When Bannister is about to lower his gun Ingrid induces a heart attack on him. Viktoria hits her out cold and MacGyver manages to revive Craig with a selfmade defibrillator.

Every Time She Smiles: Between Thursday February 13 1986 and Monday February 17 1986.
MacGyver broke his hand when skiing in the Swiss Alps. Probably Sankt Moritz (St. Moritz). It would take him 12 hours and 10 minutes to get there over a distance of 6014.3 miles (9679.0 km).

(Note: I concluded this to be Sankt Moritz, since that's where all winter tourism has started and also because it's the nearest to Bulgaria. So it seems all the more fitting for him to pass through Bulgaria to pick up a microfilm on his way home. It does seems indeed a bit illogical to go skiing on the other side of the world while he was in the middle of moving out.)

Tuesday February 18 1986.
On the way home MacGyver is in Bulgaria doing a little errand, picking up a microfilm and meets Penny Parker at the airport. Probably he left from St. Moritz to Bulgaria. A flight lasting 01 hours and 46 minutes over a distance of 714.58 miles (1150 km). She hides the jewelry she took from her ex-boyfriend and hides them in his pocket. As a result he is caught by the Bulgarian police and followed by her ex-boyfriend who wants the jewelry back.

Wednesday February 19 1986.
MacGyver, Penny Parker and Stephan escape to Greece.

(Note: According to this episode and as shown on their passports MacGyver is born on Tuesday January 23 1951. Penny is born on Tuesday February 20 1962. Penny was about to celebrate her 24th birthday. This is in conflict with the later permanently established dates for both characters. MacGyver being born on March 23 1952 and Penny Parker being born on October 31 1963.)

To Be A Man: Sunday March 2 1986-Monday March 3 1986.
MacGyver is flying military aircraft above the Afghanistan/Pakstani border to retrieve documents from a fallen sattelite. It is unknown from where he took off but if it was from L.A. it would take him at least 15 hours and 26 minutes over a distance of 7677.7 miles (12356 km). Since it was a military aircraft he could've gotten their sooner, all depending from where he left. This is besides the ETA from Los Angeles to Kabul. Considering it's earlier on the west coast than in the Middle East, I take it Pete was monitoring MacGyver on Sunday March 2 1986, while it could've been almost morning the next day in Afghanistan on Monday March 3 1986. MacGyver however gets shot down by the Soviets and finds refugee from the troops with an Afghan mother and her son. MacGyver takes care of an Afghan man harrassing the woman, who ends up killing himself.

Tuesday March 4 1986.
MacGyver is staying with the woman and the son who has taken care of his wound and helps around on the farm. She says he had a slept whole night again and that his wound is no longer infected.

Wednesday March 5 1986.
MacGyver is found by the Soviet troops and decides to leave and to take the mother and her son with him.

Ugly Duckling: Monday March 10 1986.
MacGyver reunites with Professor Willis who found a glitch in a missile from the Defense Department. The missile gets stolen and professor Willis killed.

Tuesday March 11 1986.
MacGyver finds Kate who was working on the missile with professor Willis. She is not very cooperative until she explains her self-confidence issues. She gets kidnapped by the people who stole the missile and wants to use it on a bridge on the moment of the local marathon.

Wednesday March 12 1986.
MacGyver sees Kate back in the club, who did some changes and tells her what happened to thieves and that she'll be rewarded for her services.

Slow Death: Between Wednesday March 26 1986 and Tuesday April 1 1986.
MacGyver is trying to intercept plans for a guerrila raid in India. If he travelled to Delhi it took him 16 hours and 04 minutes over a distance of 8000 miles (12875 km). He has to take the train on his way to Rajamehar to get home but it is hijacked by a man named Hassan who is looking for two westerners who sold poisonous medicines to his village.

Wednesday April 2 1986.
MacGyver starts questioning the passengers with a homemade lie detector to find out who sold the bad medicine to Hassan's village.

The Escape: Between Thursday April 3 1986 and Monday April 14 1986.
An earthquake hits North Africa. MacGyver is send there to bring medicines to Sister Ann at the orphanage.

(Note: It is unknown where MacGyver is in North Africa. This could either be Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morroco, Sudan, Tunisia or Western Sahara. My guess would be Algeria, Libya, Morroco or Sudan. No earthquakes took place there in the 1980's. So it could be about a fictional earthquake. The only activity there in 1986 was that America attacked Tripoli, the day before. So it's probably not Libya either. I assume it's Algiers (who knows might makes sense to meet a Frenchman there since it's the only country in North Africa where they speak French) and took 12 hours and 42 minutes over a distance of 6278.3 miles (10104 km).)

Tuesday April 15 1986.
MacGyver meets Sara Ashford who wants to hire him to break her brother out of Harosh Prison. MacGyver finds a way to be arrested and in prison he meets François Villar.

Wednesday April 16 1986.
MacGyver breaks out Brian Ashford out of Harosh Prison. Only nothing is what it seems. When he finds out he was double-crossed by Sara Ashford, he tells her she can make it right by helping him to take down Brian. Later they return to the orphanage.

A Prisoner Of Conscience: Monday April 28 1986.
MacGyver claims he travelled 10,000 miles (16093.40 km) to see Pete. That means he travelled from Los Angeles to Moscow, Domodedovo in 12 hours and 21 minutes which is actually 6106.6 miles far (9827.59 km).

Tuesday April 29 1986.
MacGyver meets Pete in Russia, who tries to help a friend's daughter. When they meet his daughter, Maria Karsov, a speedboat chase follows in Moscow. She tells them her father who was told to be dead is still alive in an insane asylum in Leningrad. It takes 9 hours and 53 minutes to drive from Moscow to Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and is a distance of 472.32 miles. (760.13 km) MacGyver, Pete and Maria infiltrate as a patient, a doctor and a maid. MacGyver also remembers Belgrade again. Don't change the timing during an assignment. This could be the same assignment remembered in The Enemy Within.

Wednesday April 30 1986.
MacGyver comes up with a plan to break out of the asylum and rescue Maria's father.

The Assassin: Tuesday May 6 1986.
An assassin called Piedra who did 14 assassinations in eight different countries kills a girl named Lila who worked as a callgirl. Her sister Terry finds her dying and becomes a callgirl herself to find her killer.

Wednesday May 7 1986.
The next day Piedra goes to a clock store where MacGyver is waiting for him. Piedra ordered a timer and comes to collect. MacGyver says, he can help him, curious what's he going to use it for. He says it makes no different. When Mac is making adjustments, Piedra tries to kill him. MacGyver has the upperhand in the fight but when Piedra kicks him through a clock, it looks bad for moment until Pete walks in hitting Piedra unconscious. They hold Piedra for a while in his hotelroom where they're conducting a search for all his weapons.

Terry receives a number from the Madame to call for the escort service which is the number of the hotelroom. She makes the call and MacGyver answers taking in Piedra's place and they set up a meet. Piedra used callgirls to do his pickups and then he kills them. Terry thinks however MacGyver is Piedra and tries to kill him. He stops her telling her Piedra is in a cell, but finds out later that he escaped and killed all the agents. He's about to assassinate an arch-bishop.

When MacGyver arrives they think he's the killer and needs to convince them otherwise. Piedra is however disguised but so is Mac as the arch-bishop. Piedra attacks him again and MacGyver chases him down. Piedra blows a dart at him. They have a brief fight but when MacGyver uses a hose to trip Piedra, Piedra falls on the dart he blew at MacGyver and dies himself. MacGyver wonders if he was ever able to catch him.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by tvero80 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:13 pm

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With this post I'm finishing up the first season's timeline. You might notice the descriptions are getting larger on some episodes. It all depends a bit on how many days pass during the episode. I'll try to edit where I can but there is still so much to go through. We're not even halfway yet and the big timeline shake-up is still coming. Maybe I'll revise the whole thing at some point in the future. Anyway, right now, we'll see what the timeline for the second half of the season brings.

Early Retirement: 1986.
The Phoenix Foundation starts playing an important role between their goverment and the government of the Republic of Sambaka.

The Outsiders: 1986.
Wrightman's Construction is asked to build an entire interchange through the land of an Amish family. It takes them two years to get the project of the ground because the Amish family is refusing to leave the land.

Ma Dalton: 1986.
Jack Dalton receives his pilot cap that belonged to his father. Probably this happens when his mother Francine Leyland Dalton becomes of fugitive of justice after she got arrested with Arthur Bandel who is a kingping of a multimillion-dollar stock swindle. She was charged as co-conspirator and jumped bail after arraignment.

Children of Light: 1986.
Student Wing Lee flies to Los Angeles from Beijing to study at the university.

The Gun: 1986.
Marty Jenkins, the man who was sold the gun to two years ago is killed in a car crash. His wife said he sold the gun but there's no record of who bought it.

Split Decision: 1986.
Dent's wife or maybe even ex-wife at this point and Veronica's mother dies of unknown reasons.

Deep Cover: 1986-1989.
Joe Banniker commits a few crimes like intercepting modem transactions that was meant for the Consolidated Bank of Zurich. It took him seven months to crack the code. The money from that he used to make big drug buy in Miami. He was arrested than and did three years in the federal pen in Tallahassee. Though unspecified this is presumably the time it happened in.

Nightmares: Between Monday December 23 and Sunday January 5 1986.
MacGyver travelled from Los Angeles to East Berlin to retrieve a list of information. A flight taking 11 hours and 46 minutes over a distance of 5806,7 miles (9345 km).

Monday January 6 1986 until Wednesday January 15 1986.
MacGyver spends ten days on a ship from East Germany to the San Pedro Harbor in Los Angeles. He gets captured and drugged by the East Germans and given 6 hours to return the information.

Deathlock: Between Thursday January 16 1986 and Tuesday January 21 1986.
MacGyver travels to East Germany to reunite a family and to be bring back a microfilm. Somewhere in that week Quayle asks to nail MacGyver and sets up the safe house when he returns on Wednesday January 22 1986. Pete became Deputy Chief of the Department. MacGyver's contact Karen Blake's brother works for Pete, he had an assignment in Czechoslovakia but was captured and they threatened to kill him unless she cooperates with Quayle. MacGyver and Quayle met each other before when Quayle worked for the British but sold them out to the Russians and double-crossed the Russians for the Ayatollah. MacGyver ran into him when tried to move a planeload of stolen military computers. MacGyver stole the plane back. Quayle had been severly punished for that and was looking for revenge. Pete however does not seem to know Quayle let alone what happened so it's probable MacGyver and Quayle go back before he met Pete.

(Note: You gotta give to him. MacGyver sure has guts to go back to East Germany so soon after being drugged by East Germans after his last assignment.)

Flame's End: Thursday January 23 1986.
Amy Austin now director of research at the Westport Nuclear Processing plan finds out somebody had messed with the records to cover up the theft of enough uranium to build a nuclear bomb. She tells her boss about this and they search everything from top to bottom but find nothing.

Friday January 24 1986.
Amy calls MacGyver at night about her being followed, thinking somebody wants to kill her after she hears her boss was killed. She hides the records in the waste disposal chamber. MacGyver takes the plane that night to Westport Beach.

Saturday January 25 1986.
MacGyver sees how Amy's car is blown up in front of his eyes and reunites with Tim Wexler, a college friend. MacGyver hears about the death of her boss.

Sunday January 26 1986.
MacGyver attends Amy's funeral but is shocked when he finds her hiding in his car. She asks him to drive to her dad's old place and tells him everything about the theft. They go to the plant the find the records and the uranium. They find out who the thief is and that their friend Tim Wexler was in on it. The thief causes a meltdown that MacGyver and Amy have to stop after the thief himself got exposed to nuclear material.

Monday January 27 1986.
MacGyver and Amy Austin say goodbye.

(Note: Concluding MacGyver takes the plane and Amy's boss was on a plane to New York and on his way to Washington, I assume Westport Beach is a fictional place and there for I take it is in Minnesota, it would take him 03 hours and 07 minutes over a distance of 1403.7 (2259 km). This also seems the fastest way to get there. Other times MacGyver goes home, he usually goes by car. I take it when MacGyver returns home he slowly starts to pack everything up for his move.)

Countdown: Wednesday February 5 1986.
MacGyver reunites with Vietnam buddy Charlie Robinson. They travel to a cruise in the pacific to disarm bombs. They take a plane to Midway which lasts 5 hours and then a helicopter (Huey Chopper) to the cruise which takes 2 hours. 3 hours remain to disarm the bomb. It was a seven hour trip over a ? distance.

The Enemy Within: Between Thursday February 6 1986 and Sunday February 9 1986.
MacGyver travels to East Germany again. While he is in East Berlin he visits Fritz's sister, the security guard at the Federal Building and takes a letter and pictures with him to show how his family is been doing. Craig Bannister, a colleague and was already there for a month. MacGyver has been three times in East Germany in hardly a month himself. Again this is about information that needs to be taken to the United States. Bannister helps MacGyver who is being hunted down by guards.

Monday February 10 1986.
Four agents also disappeared in seven weeks, since the holidays of 1985. MacGyver is also in the middle of a move. To get as far as he is in the episode in moving he should've at least started packing when he came back from Minnesota in Flame's End. Pete has made promotion as the new executive director. Pete asks him to attend a party in order to set up a trap to catch the mole. He has a Russian defector who worked for the GRU and can identify the Russian agents by sight. But MacGyver stubbornly refuses because he is moving out. Despite the defector Pete takes his precautions and wants MacGyver, someone he can trust to stay on top of it. MacGyver keeps refusing when Viktoria Tomanova walks in saying he's wasting his time and hers and that she has no interest to work in someone who has to be begged to do his duty. MacGyver tells Pete he can't turn that woman into a human target. Pete says he don't got a choice and Viktoria says it is her choice to make it. MacGyver says to Pete he did a lot for him and is more than willing to do more but risking that woman's life is not one of them. Viktoria says it is useless to talk to him and wants to go, that's when Pete asks him about the party the next night. MacGyver says he will give it some thought.

Tuesday February 11 1986.
At the party, Viktoria recognizes a GRU agent named Lem and when MacGyver tries to take her to safety Reverend Mather begins to speech but he is controlled by the GRU agent. When the Reverend pulls out a gun and starts shooting, MacGyver takes him out but when he tries to ask him who told him to shoot, the reverend dies of heart attack.

Wednesday February 12 1986.
MacGyver and Bannister are with the medical examiner checking Mather's body, the next day, MacGyver concludes the heart attack was very convenient MacGyver mentions the death of Brudin in Belgrade. Pete remembers it as it was the man who got air bubbles injected into the arteries even though Bannister says no one injected anything into Mather. All of them agree there is a security leak and somebody set her up. Pete decides to put Viktoria in a safe house but she says she would not be able to remember anything and goes to MacGyver to apologize for her rudeness and he tells her he figured out how Reverend Mather was killed. It turns out Bannister's wife has her husband under total control as she makes him believe MacGyver and Viktoria are behind the murder of Reverend Mather. MacGyver and Viktoria are at the science fair reception hall as MacGyver tries to make her remember anyone else beside Lem at the party. She recognises Bannister's wife Ingrid as someone who worked at GRU Headquarters as a young girl. Bannister, Ingrid and Lem walk in saying Bannister is the mole without knowing and that MacGyver will become the mole once he's dead. MacGyver takes out Lem while Viktoria attacks Ingrid. MacGyver tries to persuade Craig that he is not the mole but Ingrid and reminds him of all the assignments they did together. When Bannister is about to lower his gun Ingrid induces a heart attack on him. Viktoria hits her out cold and MacGyver manages to revive Craig with a selfmade defibrillator.

Every Time She Smiles: Between Thursday February 13 1986 and Monday February 17 1986.
MacGyver broke his hand when skiing in the Swiss Alps. Probably Sankt Moritz (St. Moritz). It would take him 12 hours and 10 minutes to get there over a distance of 6014.3 miles (9679.0 km).

(Note: I concluded this to be Sankt Moritz, since that's where all winter tourism has started and also because it's the nearest to Bulgaria. So it seems all the more fitting for him to pass through Bulgaria to pick up a microfilm on his way home. It does seems indeed a bit illogical to go skiing on the other side of the world while he was in the middle of moving out.)

Tuesday February 18 1986.
On the way home MacGyver is in Bulgaria doing a little errand, picking up a microfilm and meets Penny Parker at the airport. Probably he left from St. Moritz to Bulgaria. A flight lasting 01 hours and 46 minutes over a distance of 714.58 miles (1150 km). She hides the jewelry she took from her ex-boyfriend and hides them in his pocket. As a result he is caught by the Bulgarian police and followed by her ex-boyfriend who wants the jewelry back.

Wednesday February 19 1986.
MacGyver, Penny Parker and Stephan escape to Greece.

(Note: According to this episode and as shown on their passports MacGyver is born on Tuesday January 23 1951. Penny is born on Tuesday February 20 1962. Penny was about to celebrate her 24th birthday. This is in conflict with the later permanently established dates for both characters. MacGyver being born on March 23 1952 and Penny Parker being born on October 31 1963.)

To Be A Man: Sunday March 2 1986-Monday March 3 1986.
MacGyver is flying military aircraft above the Afghanistan/Pakstani border to retrieve documents from a fallen sattelite. It is unknown from where he took off but if it was from L.A. it would take him at least 15 hours and 26 minutes over a distance of 7677.7 miles (12356 km). Since it was a military aircraft he could've gotten their sooner, all depending from where he left. This is besides the ETA from Los Angeles to Kabul. Considering it's earlier on the west coast than in the Middle East, I take it Pete was monitoring MacGyver on Sunday March 2 1986, while it could've been almost morning the next day in Afghanistan on Monday March 3 1986. MacGyver however gets shot down by the Soviets and finds refugee from the troops with an Afghan mother and her son. MacGyver takes care of an Afghan man harrassing the woman, who ends up killing himself.

Tuesday March 4 1986.
MacGyver is staying with the woman and the son who has taken care of his wound and helps around on the farm. She says he had a slept whole night again and that his wound is no longer infected.

Wednesday March 5 1986.
MacGyver is found by the Soviet troops and decides to leave and to take the mother and her son with him.

Ugly Duckling: Monday March 10 1986.
MacGyver reunites with Professor Willis who found a glitch in a missile from the Defense Department. The missile gets stolen and professor Willis killed.

Tuesday March 11 1986.
MacGyver finds Kate who was working on the missile with professor Willis. She is not very cooperative until she explains her self-confidence issues. She gets kidnapped by the people who stole the missile and wants to use it on a bridge on the moment of the local marathon.

Wednesday March 12 1986.
MacGyver sees Kate back in the club, who did some changes and tells her what happened to thieves and that she'll be rewarded for her services.

Slow Death: Between Wednesday March 26 1986 and Tuesday April 1 1986.
MacGyver is trying to intercept plans for a guerrila raid in India. If he travelled to Delhi it took him 16 hours and 04 minutes over a distance of 8000 miles (12875 km). He has to take the train on his way to Rajamehar to get home but it is hijacked by a man named Hassan who is looking for two westerners who sold poisonous medicines to his village.

Wednesday April 2 1986.
MacGyver starts questioning the passengers with a homemade lie detector to find out who sold the bad medicine to Hassan's village.

The Escape: Between Thursday April 3 1986 and Monday April 14 1986.
An earthquake hits North Africa. MacGyver is send there to bring medicines to Sister Ann at the orphanage.

(Note: It is unknown where MacGyver is in North Africa. This could either be Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morroco, Sudan, Tunisia or Western Sahara. My guess would be Algeria, Libya, Morroco or Sudan. No earthquakes took place there in the 1980's. So it could be about a fictional earthquake. The only activity there in 1986 was that America attacked Tripoli, the day before. So it's probably not Libya either. I assume it's Algiers (who knows might makes sense to meet a Frenchman there since it's the only country in North Africa where they speak French) and took 12 hours and 42 minutes over a distance of 6278.3 miles (10104 km).)

Tuesday April 15 1986.
MacGyver meets Sara Ashford who wants to hire him to break her brother out of Harosh Prison. MacGyver finds a way to be arrested and in prison he meets François Villar.

Wednesday April 16 1986.
MacGyver breaks out Brian Ashford out of Harosh Prison. Only nothing is what it seems. When he finds out he was double-crossed by Sara Ashford, he tells her she can make it right by helping him to take down Brian. Later they return to the orphanage.

A Prisoner Of Conscience: Monday April 28 1986.
MacGyver claims he travelled 10,000 miles (16093.40 km) to see Pete. That means he travelled from Los Angeles to Moscow, Domodedovo in 12 hours and 21 minutes which is actually 6106.6 miles far (9827.59 km).

Tuesday April 29 1986.
MacGyver meets Pete in Russia, who tries to help a friend's daughter. When they meet his daughter, Maria Karsov, a speedboat chase follows in Moscow. She tells them her father who was told to be dead is still alive in an insane asylum in Leningrad. It takes 9 hours and 53 minutes to drive from Moscow to Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and is a distance of 472.32 miles. (760.13 km) MacGyver, Pete and Maria infiltrate as a patient, a doctor and a maid. MacGyver also remembers Belgrade again. Don't change the timing during an assignment. This could be the same assignment remembered in The Enemy Within.

Wednesday April 30 1986.
MacGyver comes up with a plan to break out of the asylum and rescue Maria's father.

The Assassin: Tuesday May 6 1986.
An assassin called Piedra who did 14 assassinations in eight different countries kills a girl named Lila who worked as a callgirl. Her sister Terry finds her dying and becomes a callgirl herself to find her killer.

Wednesday May 7 1986.
The next day Piedra goes to a clock store where MacGyver is waiting for him. Piedra ordered a timer and comes to collect. MacGyver says, he can help him, curious what's he going to use it for. He says it makes no different. When Mac is making adjustments, Piedra tries to kill him. MacGyver has the upperhand in the fight but when Piedra kicks him through a clock, it looks bad for moment until Pete walks in hitting Piedra unconscious. They hold Piedra for a while in his hotelroom where they're conducting a search for all his weapons.

Terry receives a number from the Madame to call for the escort service which is the number of the hotelroom. She makes the call and MacGyver answers taking in Piedra's place and they set up a meet. Piedra used callgirls to do his pickups and then he kills them. Terry thinks however MacGyver is Piedra and tries to kill him. He stops her telling her Piedra is in a cell, but finds out later that he escaped and killed all the agents. He's about to assassinate an arch-bishop.

When MacGyver arrives they think he's the killer and needs to convince them otherwise. Piedra is however disguised but so is Mac as the arch-bishop. Piedra attacks him again and MacGyver chases him down. Piedra blows a dart at him. They have a brief fight but when MacGyver uses a hose to trip Piedra, Piedra falls on the dart he blew at MacGyver and dies himself. MacGyver wonders if he was ever able to catch him.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:05 pm

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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:06 pm

Can't believe it's been over a month now since my last post on the timeline. Now, we'll first have a short look in the time period between season 1 and 2, to have some idea what MacGyver has been doing in the meantime before we continue into season 2. This first section of the season 2 timeline is still pretty straight forward until Silent World. Starting from the Three For The Road due to it's airdate and the date seen in Phoenix Under Siege the timeline has to be reconstructed in an attempt to keep it coherent. Yet the major assignment of Early Retirement affects many episodes in season 2 and the majority of the third season run. Anyway that's for later, right now let's have a look at the first 9 episodes of season 2.

The Human Factor/Phoenix Under Siege/Obsessed: Between Thursday May 7 1986 and Saturday September 20 1986.
There's a gap of 3,5 months. MacGyver probably enjoyed some time off and kept working with Pete Thornton. In the meantime both men transferred over to the Phoenix Foundation when Pete became new Director of Field Operations. Pete also brought a man over from the DXS named of Jake Gibbs. Maybe The Phoenix Foundation was already working with STRADA when Pete came onboard and took the assignment. MacGyver also stopped a Liberation Front assassination attempt in Kuwait.

Hind-Sight: Between 1986 and Monday May 6 1991.
MacGyver helped in arresting a woman named Mary Zamora based on information that was provided by him. She has a scar on her left arm.

Birthday: June 1986.
Elaine becomes pregant of Andrew Harryman.

Eagles: Between Saturday June 21 1986 and Sunday September 21 1986.
MacGyver travels to Monument Valley to ensure the survival of two eagles. This takes place over a course of four days and since Darren didn't go to school this had to be in at least July or August.

The first day.
MacGyver meets Susan and Darin Cooper.

The second day.
MacGyver climbs up the mountain to find the male eagle.

The third day.
MacGyver returns and takes out the bad guys and flies out to find the nest. He returns the same day and the following night the eggs hatch.

The fourth day.
MacGyver takes Darin up in his hang glider.

D.O.A. MacGyver: Unspecified date.
MacGyver had an assignment in Morocco somewhere in this time period where Anthony Braddock saved his life with one of his bombs and Pete had an assignment in Marseilles covering Sam Taylor's tail about some pictures.

For Love Or Money: Unspecified date in 1986.
MacGyver breaks a man out of a metal state hospital in Czechoslovakia. Despite it is probably meant as a reference to A Prisoner of Conscience there is one problem. It can't be the same hospital since A Prisoner of Conscience was set in Leningrad, Russia. This was probably another assignment.

Family Matter: August 1986.
Two agents who were on assignment with MacGyver, Pete and Frank Bonner in Yemen were released after being imprisoned for 31 months.

Lost Love/Jerico Games: 1986.
MacGyver mentions glasnost in both episodes. Once to smooth General Racoubian out in order to make a deal and in Jerico Games when he reunited with his Russian friend Sergei. It is possible MacGyver spend some time in Russia during this time period in which he and Sergei 'invented' or at least supported glasnost.

The Human Factor: Sunday September 21 1986.
MacGyver's 80 miles (128,75 km) in the middle of nowhere from Los Angeles near a town in a valley to test out the security system of STRADA: Strategic Research And Development Administration. Run by Colonel Scott Woodward an old acquintance of Pete during their military days. It seems Colonel Woodward was in a relationship with a woman named Louise. It is unknown how long their relationship lasted because they split up. Still Pete remembers her so it could've been from their days in the war. There he meets an old friend Dr. Jill Melissa Ludlum. The following night the security systems gets out of control trapping them inside the mountain. MacGyver remembers loving the circus as a kid when they didn't use a safety net.

Monday September 22 1986.
MacGyver and Pete leaves STRADA.

The Eraser: Between Tuesday September 23 and Sunday September 28 1986.
MacGyver meets Jimmy 'The Eraser' Kendall a former hitman after he was playing hockey with the Squires. As a kid he was known as rink rat. First one to get one, last one the get off. Despite MacGyver and Pete agreed on no assignments for a week, Pete asked Mac to check out a guy named Simmons. I think we can conclude that the security system test at STRADA was MacGyver's final assignment before taking time off.

When MacGyver meets Jimmy, Jimmy claims Simmons is his son. MacGyver and Jimmy seems to be getting along pretty well after. MacGyver takes Jimmy to his place and claims he has been living there for about six months. It's a close estimation. MacGyver is able to find Simmons but finds out Jimmy lied to him about being his father. MacGyver digs in the computer and finds out more about Jimmy's past as a hitman for Papa Chuck. Later they outrun the henchmen who sold him out to Papa Chuck and fakes Jimmy's death so he could go into the witness relocation programme as a baseball coach in Florida.

Monday September 29 1986.
Jimmy's funeral takes place.

(Note: This episode airs exactly one year after the start of the show.)

Silent World: Between Wednesday October 1 1986 and Wednesday October 31 1986.
David Crane steals ammunition in Cairo. Meanwhile MacGyver meets Carrie Linden a teacher for the deaf. They are working on a project to make people hear again. A part of the Moloch missile could make that happen.

Twice Stung: Friday October 3 1986.
MacGyver returns home a day early from a quick assigment on a military flight to celebrate Kelly's 60th birthday who tries to take his own life. They find out about James Crowe who's into betting on horse tracks.

Saturday October 4 1986.
Pete and Crowe meet and they set up a coke deal later that night in ah hotel.

Sunday October 5 1986.
They meet Crowe again on the dam arranging another deal but Crowe kidnaps Joanne.

Monday October 6 1986.
They close the deal, saves Joanne, the money and the day. The evidence room guard says he's been twenty years on the force.

The Wish Child: Monday October 20 1986.
Lisa Chan asks MacGyver to pick her brother Paul up from a birthday party in China Town. People believe he is the Wish Child because of the patch of white hair on his head.

Final Approach: Tuesday October 21 1986.
For an assignment with the pilot program of National Youth Authorities, MacGyver flies to the mountains to keep an eye on a few kids. It's unknown where exactly. As Pete told him he would leave the next day.

Wednesday October 22 1986 and Thursday October 23 1986.
He's being flown to the location and lures the teens to him with brownies. However, Cavanaugh the guy who was with the kids before MacGyver wasn't happy with him coming and leaves telling him he would send the pilot back on Friday. That was two days from Wednesday. So he spend another day there.

Friday October 24th 1986.
They return home but thanks to Ramon who couldn't leave the pilot alone they crash and the pilot dies of a heart attack. MacGyver lands but damages the plane. They spend another night in the wilderness.

Saturday October 25th 1986.
They find out Ramon gotten seriously injured during the crash and that he will die if they don't get him back to civilization. They fix the plane, get Ramon to hospital and the same day the gang returns. MacGyver also explains he once busted someone's nose (Andy Jarett) whom he suspected from stealing his Swiss Army Knife in school as more things happened to disappear. This was probably high school. MacGyver's bonus on this one was going to the kayak race shooting the rapids on the Colorado River with Pete. This probably took place in the upcoming week.

(Note: this episode originally aired on Monday October 27 1986.)

Phoenix Under Siege: Between Saturday November 1 1986 and Sunday November 30 1986.
Harry was ploughing and couldn't find his way back to the barn. He says he has been working that same piece of land for 20 years. That's at least as long as the last time they've seen a match together.

Jack of Lies: Friday October 31 1986.
MacGyver meets Jack Dalton after five years. Jack asks him to save a botanist in Central America, Dinoto. A fictitious country between Mexico and Panama near San Sebastian. I assume it's about the same distance as to San Sebastian 04 hours and 41 minutes and is 2194 miles (3531 km) long. It's estimation but they're probably in Guatemala.

Saturday November 1 1986.
After Jack had himself caught, MacGyver goes after him the next day.

Sunday November 2 1986.
They escape but are caught again so Jack Dalton sacrifices himself to save Mac and Mike.

Monday November 3 1986.
They return home and bring back MacGyver stuff that Jack had lifted from his home with MacGyver convinced that Jack had saved him with a plan.

The Road Not Taken: Saturday November 8 1986.
MacGyver and Pete have travelled to Southeast Asia to help out Sister Margaret an old friend of Pete at an orphanage. Recently (it is unknown when) Sister Margaret saved a villager from being beaten to death by the soldier by covering the man with her body. MacGyver meets an old girlfried by the name of Debra. During a rescue mission Debra falls out of a helicopter and MacGyver jumps after her. Despite it had been 8 years, MacGyver and Debra had contact after MacGyver wrote her letter when she was in Kenya. He got her in touch with Sister Margaret but never thought she would stay in Southeast Asia.

Sunday November 9 1986.
MacGyver and Debra are saved. Pete says at the beginning of their mission they had just left Thailand. So I assumed that's where the refugee camp is and by helicopter they go to one of it's bordering countries. This could be either Burma, Cambodia or Laos. The refugee camp is in Thailand as Pete said it's ten miles from the border of whatever country it is they're in. My vote would be Cambodia, probably during the war with Vietnam. I assume they flew to Bangkok since it's unknown where exactly in Thailand they are so it was probably a 16 hour 34 minute flight over a distance of 8251 miles (13280 km). Pete also mentions the time later in the episode as being 09:20 am. So he had forty minutes to get back to the rendezvous point to pick up MacGyver and Debra.

Monday November 10 1986.
MacGyver, Debra, Pete and Sister Margaret say their goodbyes.

Silent World: Monday November 17 1986.
Over the course of several days or even weeks David Crane is attempting to assemble a missile with parts that are scattered all over the United States. He meets up with a terror organization in Paris, France for the assignment. He stole munition in Caïro somewhere in October. Meanwhile MacGyver and Pete are testing a translation project for the army to steer missiles. If that works they could use the translation device for the hearing-impaired. Later that night Carrie has her nightmare.

Tuesday November 18 1986.
Carrie meets MacGyver to tell him about her dream and Crane has travelled from Paris, France to Battle County South Carolina. Probably the capital airport in Columbia South Carolina, the Columbia Metropolitan airport. A flight that would take 08 hours and 40 minutes over a distance of 4229.7 miles (6807 km). Crane's estimation was they still had to go 4000 miles (6437 km) to California.

Wednesday November 19 1986.
From South Carolina to the Veteran's, Military Museum in Indiana (how long and how far is currently unknown) where an exhibit opened that Wednesday on November 19 1986. They fit the pieces of the dream to get Crane.

Thursday November 20 1986.
The children of the deaf school thanks MacGyver for being able to make them hear through the translation device.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday November 24 1986.)
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:29 pm

Wow, it's been nearly two months now and finally I have some time again for the next post. To make it up I'll post the rest of the second season timeline at once. Due to a lot of elements in the show (the airing of Three For The Road and MacGyver's calender) I was forced to rearrange the order of the episodes to find some chronology in the events that would make sense. See explanation below. And in this bit I also try to explain a major mistake in Black Rhino where Pete claims they had sent Frank and Jesse Colton to find Ladysmith two years before they even showed in the show. I hope it makes a little sense but otherwise the timeline no longer added up. It really is a busy time periode for MacGyver rolling from one adventure into another.

(Note: Starting from the episode Phoenix Under Siege until Out In The Cold there is a calender hanging on MacGyver's door stating it's December 1986. With Harry stating it's another December 14 and marking the 25th anniversary of the deaths of James MacGyver and Celia Jackson and MacGyver moving the magnet to December 15 at the end of the episode this conflicts with the episode Three For The Road which was aired that day. The events that happens on Three For The Road can not coincide with the day of it airing since MacGyver was obviously at home on both days.

So Three For The Road takes places at an earlier time. The calender is than featured in the episodes Phoenix Under Siege, Family Matter, Soft Touch and Out In The Cold. Birthday and Pirates do not feature his home, but I will have to reorder the episodes for the timeline to make sense as seen below. This is just one theory I've written out, there might be other ways to have it make sense.)

Three For The Road: Wednesday November 26 1986.
MacGyver meets an elder couple after his contact Tony Sullivan got killed by the mob over a matter of counterfeit money. They meet in Albuquerque. A flight that would take 01 hour and 42 minutes over a distance of 676.05 miles (1088 km). MacGyver says he met Tony in Afghanistan (during the Russian-Afghan war) as a guns runner and MacGyver was running for his life. In one week time, Tony saved MacGyver's life twice.

Thursday November 27 1986.
The mob are on to MacGyver and the older couple trying to get their money back. In a lengthy chase they escape to a deserted town where they take out their followers. The '59 caddy from Guy Roberts takes quite an amount of damage in the chase and MacGyver uses a lot of parts to slow down their followers. I'm not really sure the car could be fixed the next day so probably somewhere...

Friday November 28 1986.
Considering the damage the car took in the chase, I figure it must've taken at least a day to tow the car back to L.A. and start having it fixed there.

(Note: Presumably around this time Connie and Michael Thornton are kidnapped and Frank Bonner had set up camp in Gator Camp.)

Saturday November 29 1986.
MacGyver has the old couple's car fixed.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday December 15 1986.)

Family Matter/Hind-Sight: Sunday November 30 1986.
MacGyver travels to Lousiana to rescue Pete's ex-wife Connie and son Michael Thornton after they received a videotape. Pete was supposed to go to Sherman Parish Airport (fictional airport?). For the sake of the travel let's say he went to Baton Rouge. A flight of 03 hours and 31 minutes over a distance of 1605,6 miles (2584 km).

Monday December 1 1986.
MacGyver and Pete arrive in Louisiana to rescue Michael and Connie. MacGyver arrives earlier to rent a bike and attaches a tracking device to the car Pete has been taking in. Even though he loses them, he finds them back near the river and meets Obadahia Moss who claims he had 'seen' Frank and his henchmen a week earlier in Gator Camp and that Pete indeed was there. Moss sends MacGyver down the river in order to be found. Frank and his men try to kill MacGyver in which they fail and MacGyver manages to rescue Michael. MacGyver and Michael get to know each other a bit and Michael says he graduates from college in two years so he must be about 19 years old. Later that night they rescue Pete and Connie.

Tuesday December 2 1986.
MacGyver is having a dinner for Pete, Connie and Michael.

(Note: Between this episode and Hind-Sight Connie starts her own travel agency. This episode aired on Monday January 12 1987.)

Soft Touch: Between Monday December 8 1986 and Thursday December 11 1986.
MacGyver travels to Siberia, Russia to rescue Yuri Demetri. When he gets home Penny is staying with him who discover an assassination plot. It's a little hard to find out how long MacGyver's flight was as Siberia cover a big part of the country let alone the distance he travelled. So I'd say he travelled via Moscow as he did in A Prisoner of Conscience and did the same distance. This was supposed to be his last assignment before going on vacation. When he gets home he reunites with Penny Parker who uncovers an assassination plot against an Colombian official.

Friday December 12 1986.
They prevent the assassination during a press conference in city hall. I take it MacGyver's vacation starts afterwards, but probably the next day MacGyver is at the Phoenix Foundation talking to Pete in the computerbay about the Tompkins file and forgetting his hockey tickets that will lead into the events of...

(Note: this episode aired on Monday January 19 1987.)

Phoenix Under Siege: Sunday December 14 1986.
Harry travels to L.A. to visit his grandson on a bus to see a hockey game on stormy Sunday night. It would take him 31 (?!) hrs and 7 mins over a 1962 miles (3157,5 km). MacGyver is wearing a band aid around his finger, claiming it were the perils of science. This could've happened earlier that day. MacGyver and Harry remember the deaths of James MacGyver and Celia Jackson, 25 years ago. MacGyver realizes he left the tickets at Phoenix and drive around to get them. When they arrive, terrorists have taken over the building. MacGyver mentions that it has been at least 20 years since they've seen a game together. Harry asks if MacGyver remembers the winter he taught him to iceskate backwards. MacGyver says he can't forget spending a whole winter on his butt. When they arrive terrorists have taken over the building and are planning to blow it up. Victoria James the leader ran into the Phoenix Foundation before when her previous bomb attack at the airport failed this plot might as well be her revenge.

Monday December 15 1986.
MacGyver asks if Harry has to leave so soon and if he can't stay a little longer. Harry says he's gotta get home and fix the leak on the roof. MacGyver changes the date on the calender and takes his back. Harry asks where he is going and Macgyver says he's coming with him back to Minnesota to spend some time with his grandfather. After all the holidays were coming. I take it he was at least gone till after Christmas.

(Note: This episode airs on Monday January 5 1987.)

Out in the Cold: Saturday December 27 1986.
MacGyver and Pete are skiing in the mountains when another skier bumps into MacGyver. The skier apologizes and introduces himself as Phil and unseen switches skipoles. When Phil is later killed by a hitman of the mob an avalanche hits and buries MacGyver. MacGyver manages to send out a signal. Pete breaks his leg after the rescue mission and MacGyver takes him to the hospital.

Sunday December 28 1986.
MacGyver is cooking while Pete annoys him and sends him out to get Chinese. MacGyver ends up taken away by the mob but escapes. When he gets home Pete is kidnapped because the mob thinks they have a microfilm they want back. MacGyver saves Pete later that night who ends up breaking his other leg.

Monday December 29 1986.
They come back home with Pete in a wheelchair, who craves for some ice cream. MacGyver gets the message but Pete says he doesn't have to bother just because of him. MacGyver still has a calendar on his door stating it's still December. This is the last time we see the calendar.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday February 16 1987.)

Rock The Cradle: Late 1986 or early 1987.
Jack Dalton meets Katie at the Officers' Club where he has lots of mescal. They had a great time on the Strand under the moon and more mescal. He also had a gig as the mad rover. It only lasted a week when she dumped him for Carlo. Later it appears she's pregnant with Jack Jr.

Jack In The Box: 1987.
B.B. Bartel the bank robber, pulls of an armoured car heist and takes off with 5 million dollars. He hid the money in a zinc mine in Arkansas and are arrested shortly after. The money was never found by Bartel was arrested couple of months later in Nebraska. He wouldn't talk so they threw the book them and died in a penitentiary. Since Bartel knew Jack's uncle Charlie and were close, Bartel told him where the money was hidden before he died. Charlie was supposed to meet Jack in the prison camp in Arkansas but never shows. It is unknown if Charlie was involved during the robbery but it is likely.

Black Rhino: 1987.
The Phoenix Foundation hired Frank and Jesse Colton to find Ladysmith who deals in rhino horns. A reward was established but Frank and Jesse never solved the case. Two years later their younger brother Billy tracks Ladysmith down in Kambezi, Africa to solve the case on his own. MacGyver is send after him to help him with the case.

(Note: This however doesn't make any sense. I'll try explain.

If Phoenix did set out a reward and hired the Colton brothers how come MacGyver and Pete don't know them after the establishment of the reward?

MacGyver meets Jesse Colton in Ma Dalton for the very first time, two years after Phoenix hired them. Pete doesn't know Frank Colton in Black Corsage also two years after the hire. Pete does seem to know what he's talking about yet he has no recollection of Frank in Black Corsage at all.

The only explanation is considering it was a confidential case file in association with the Phoenix Foundation endangered-species program, MacGyver didn't know about it until he got the file.

In order the keep Jack Dalton's history intact and Pete not knowing Frank in Black Corsage, I think the only further explanation is that Phoenix hired them when MacGyver and Pete were working on the nuclear disarming project of Early Retirement and without them knowing or maybe discussed it only briefly with Pete without mentioning names until he found out the hired bounty hunters were actually Frank and Jesse Colton.)

Hind-Sight: 1987.
Stephanie Zale aka Catherine Smith ends up in a car accident during a high-speed chase resulting in walk with a slight limp.

Birthday: Monday February 2 1987.
MacGyver decides to go fishing one day and meets Elaine, a woman who's about to go into labor. This episode is set during one day. Elaine gives birth to a girl in the end.

Pirates: Thursday February 5 1987.
In the past week Barbara Ortega has been robbed of a treasure she found. She has been looking for it for twelve years. MacGyver is helping to military to figure out sea thefts done by pirates using Navy Seal Tactics. The pirates have their eyes aimed at the treasure of Spanish captain who died in the 18th century.

Friday February 6 1987.
MacGyver meets Barbara Ortega.

Saturday February 7 1987.
The pirates try to drown MacGyver and takes Barbara hostage.

Sunday February 8 1987.
MacGyver rescues Barbara from the island where she is being held.

Monday February 9 1987.
MacGyver tells Barbara 83 divers from the Phoenix Foundation will help her in her search of the treasure.

(Note: What I don't get and would be frankly impossible when MacGyver meets Cristobel that Saturday who was going to operation would be playing soccer so soon. After all his knee was shattered by a bullet.)

Dalton Jack of Spies: Saturday February 21 1987.
Jack Dalton is pretending to be dead trying to outrun double crossing CIA-agents. MacGyver attends to his 'funeral' only to find out he's alive. After he explains how he escaped in Central America by tricking Antunnez into bailing the plane with the drugs he waited until the fuel ran out and crashlanded at the coast near the jungle. After a visting his doctor, Jack found out the dark spot that was going to kill him was gone and gotten a new lease on life. Shortly after he went to work for the CIA, delivering packages. Only someone went bad but nobody knew who. Thinking Jack might be the one, he staged his death. MacGyver came to pay his respects but is soon caught up in the situation. When later Jack's contact is killed both men are framed for the murder. When they meet Jack's other contact they try to receive a package the CIA is after.

Sunday February 22 1987.
MacGyver, Jack and Shadow escape a garbage truck and gets the bad guys arrested.

Monday February 23 1987.
Considering both them wear different clothing Jack drives MacGyver back to his jeep.

Partners: Saturday February 28 1987 and/or Sunday March 1 1987.
Seven years ago MacGyver, Pete and Jack met each other for the first time thanks to Murdoc. Murdoc came back to kill MacGyver and Pete. In MacGyver's introduction of the episode he says it's a Saturday. Jack Dalton in the end says it's a Sunday however. If it's a Saturday, it's February 28 1987. If it's a Sunday, it's March 01 1987. MacGyver says however explicitly he met Pete seven years earlier to it's day twice. So he met him on Saturday March 1 1980.

(Note: this episode airs on Monday March 2 1987.)
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:45 pm

The following bit rounds up everything that belongs to the second season. Due to the rearranging of the episodes the season in the adjusted timeline ends with MacGyver's birthday episode. Also there the date on his resignation letter is clearly visible March 23 which conflicts again with the Bushmaster airdate. MacGyver can not be in Latin America and celebrate his birthday at Phoenix at the same time. Then again, he is MacGyver, maybe he found a way to duplicate himself. Below is also another explanation why I had to rearrange the episodes holding the third season events in mind. One interesting result is that the third season starts almost immediately the day after his birthday even though MacGyver and Jack act they hadn't seen each other in little while. Once we get passed the third season and the early episodes of season 4 the timeline will assume it's natural straight course again for pretty much the remainder of the show.

(Note: Due to a few major assignments in the third season including the nuclear disarming program which lasted three months, MacGyver's three week environmental-impact study on the build of a new marina and Deborah's claim in the fourth season of spending two years in prison, I deemed it necessary to have the majority of third season events to take place during the spring and summer of 1987 and there for overlaps with season 2. So pretty much everything to The Negotiator happens in 1987.)

Bushmaster: Monday March 2 1987.
MacGyver and Pete are competing in the Bushmaster competition when they found out Joe Henderson's plane went down in San Perez near Panama City. They set up a rescue mission.

Tuesday March 3 1987.
MacGyver goes by private plane to San Perez. San Perez is fictitious but let's take it he flew to the Panama City Tocumen International Airport. His flight would take 06 hours and 17 minutes over a distance of 3010.5 miles (4845 km). MacGyver finds out too late that Joe Henderson's daughter, Kelly has followed him. The plan was to get caught to following night and to be put with Joe in his cell in order to escape.

Wednesday March 4 1987.
MacGyver, Joe and Kelly escape with Henderson.

Thursday March 5 1987.
They're back in America going for a dinner with Joe and Kelly.

(Note: this episode originally aired on MacGyver's birthday Monday March 23 1987. Of course that can not coincide because that day he just came back from another assignment and was about to sign his resignation letter)

D.O.A. MacGyver: Sunday March 8 1987.
After going on a secret meeting with Anthony Braddock (a professional chemist, who worked out a career with British Intelligence and into building bombs for money. One time one his bombs got Mac out of prison in Morocco while they were on assignment there. It is unknown how long ago this was.) about a planned terrorist bombing, MacGyver is injured after a bullet grazed him and send him through a window into the ocean. He climbs aboard a trawler called The Damian. It is said this takes place on a Sunday.

Monday March 9 1987.
When MacGyver wakes up the next morning, it appears he has amnesia. Meanwhile Pete is trying to figure out what MacGyver was doing with his connections in Washington. It appears Pete and a man name Sam Taylor were on assignment in Marseille once. It is unknown when this happened. The terrorists are able to get to MacGyver and make him believe Pete Thornton is the real terrorist. Pete however reminds MacGyver of the time he saved him out of the avalanche bringing his memory back. Together they take down the bad guys with their own bomb.

(Note: Anton Dubcek gets arrested in Czechoslovakia. MacGyver's contact, Diana Rogers was already there taking pictures of his arrest.)

Tuesday March 10 1987.
MacGyver delivers a new bike to Carol's nephew.

(Note: this episode airs on Monday April 27 1987.)

For Love Or Money: Friday March 13 1987.
MacGyver reunites with a former partner Diana Rogers to go to Czechoslovakia to rescue Anton Dubcek a human right activist from the GRU after he receive pictures. The activist was being held in a mental state hospital. Pete says MacGyver knows the area and the hospital because he broke a man out of there the year before.

(Note: This could be a reference to A Prisoner Of Conscience. However that hospital was in Leningrad in Russia. If it was they probably had to pass two borders and not one and it would be impossible to achief their mission in one day. Maybe MacGyver had another assignment there we don't know anything about.)

Saturday March 14 1987.
They go by airplane to Vienna and by car to Czechoslovakia. Their trip to Vienna lasted 12 hours and 23 minutes over a distance of 6123 miles (9854 km). After a twelve hour flight and arranging a car, I do like to believe they took some rest and leaves the next day for Czechoslovakia.

Sunday March 15 1987.
The car trip would last 3 hours and 25 minutes over a distance of 207.26 miles, assuming they drove to Prague. They get Anton and his wife Viera out of Czechoslovakia the same day and immediately return back to Austria and the United States.

Monday March 16 1987.
The next day his wife Viera has been kidnapped by the GRU and she turns out to be a traitor. They set up a meet in the Los Angeles Zoo where MacGyver, Pete and Diana take down the bad guys.

Tuesday March 17 1987.
MacGyver and Diana are getting paid for their assignment. MacGyver however donates his share to Anton Dubcek's cause.

(Note: this episodes airs on Monday May 4 1987.)

Friends: Between Wednesday March 18 1987 and Monday March 23 1987.
MacGyver comes home on the day of his 35th birthday from another assignment in Central America claiming he spent twelve hours on a plane. He was looking for evidence against Fernando Marin a major drug dealer that could connect him to the flow of cocaine into the United States and he found it in the jungle hidden by tribesmen who were on Marin's payroll. They weren't happy with it and three times in only one day they managed to almost killing MacGyver, forcing him to review his life and his career. Since he found it in the jungle, you might think it was in the Amazon jungle. Perhaps he visited Trumbo while he was there as he promised in Trumbo's World. Anyway MacGyver returns on his birthday and is lured to his birthday party organised by his friends at the Phoenix Foundation. There he reminisce over past adventures and considers serious resignation. Only he realizes that if he didn't do the things he did, he would've never met the people he knows as friends.

Tuesday March 24 1987.
MacGyver is all alone at the party holding the rocket thruster he made to save Capt. Jim Taylor out of Central Asia.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by Irina » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:11 pm

How can you do such a large-scale work? It's not so easy ... :shock: Thank you for all the effort! This is really a finished book! 📚
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:18 pm

With lots of time and patience. :D
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