The MacGyver Timeline

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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm

This is the beginning of the third season's adjusted timeline. As explained before due to a couple of major assignments I was requiered to rearrange the order of the episodes. MacGyver clearly states he had been on the nuclear disarming project for three months in Early Retirement and was working for three weeks on the environmental impact study in The Negotiator. This caused me to push back most of the episodes (nearly half the season) to earlier dates that overlaps with the last few months of season 2. The exposition of Lost Love takes place immediately after his birthday according to the adjusted timeline. MacGyver suffers a cold in June and The Negotiator takes place in the middle of summer before the nuclear disarming project. So many winter episodes takes place in the summer. While maybe it could've been easier if I had just taken the Nikki episodes to an earlier date instead of half the season. Then Lost Love, Back From The Dead and Ghost Ship could've still taken place in the fall but it seemed like the most logic thing to do it the way I did it at the time. It might make the reunion between MacGyver, Jack and Pete a little strange, since it was pretty clear they hadn't seen each other in a while. This was the most challenging and puzzling part of the timeline for me after this part the timeline will automatically correct itself for the most part.

Lost Love: Between Wednesday March 25 1987 and Tuesday March 31 1987.
MacGyver and Pete are preparing for the International Cultural Exposition and are responsible for the Ming Dragon; China's national treasure. MacGyver does a security check for the display case for the Ming Dragon and asks for some security changes. Pete replies that most of the security will be locked down by the time the VIP reception starts tomorrow afternoon. Except for the pressure plate alarm that will be shipped out of New York and will arrive in the evening. It would take whole night to have it installed. MacGyver has his whole week booked with parties on Wednesday and Thursday and dinner on Friday. Also Jack Dalton is there for his magic show on the exposition. While they arrange the last things for the exposition, MacGyver thinks he has seen an old love, whom he presumed dead. Though when he checks her out at the hotel, it appears she is not in the hotel. MacGyver says he was wrong and tells Jack about an assignment he did at the Baltic Coast two years ago, in which he thinks he killed her. Jack tells him to get some rest and expects to see him at the party.

Wednesday April 1 1987.
The VIP reception takes place and he reunites with Lisa in the morning. She tells him she was send to the Gulag where she met Major Nikolai Kossov and married him. She tells MacGyver they want to defect and need his help.

Thursday April 2 1987.
The exposition opens and MacGyver plans the escape for Lisa and Kossov through a disappearing act in Jack's magic show. Kossov has been taken and MacGyver and Lisa escape by bike, driving through almost all of the town. MacGyver and Lisa are eventually caught. Lisa is taken hostage with a bomb around her neck. MacGyver has to agree to steal the Ming Dragon, if he ever wants to see her again. For once MacGyver has to call in the help of Jack Dalton. They agree to steal the Ming Dragon.

Friday April 3 1987.
MacGyver and Jack succeed in stealing the Dragon and want to exchange Lisa for the dragon at the Bayside generating plant later that night at 10 pm. It was believed Kossov was dead but Lisa says this isn't true and ask MacGyver to save him.

Saturday April 4 1987.
They agree to rescue Nikolai but it appears to be a setup to kill MacGyver so that the Russians could return the Dragon to China. MacGyver and Jack are captured. Unfortunately for the Soviets, MacGyver switched the Dragon by a plaster imitation, the day before. During their escape, Lisa helps them out but gets shot in the back again. It is uncertain if she died from the shot. I'd think not since Mac and Jack returned to the shop apparently the same day.

(Note: this two-parter aired on Monday September 21 1987 and Monday September 28 1987.)

Hell Week: Monday April 6 1987.
MacGyver meets David Ryman. Professor Ryman's son, David recognizes MacGyver's bomber jacket and says it's the same jacket from ten years ago. MacGyver is supposed to be the referee on the next barricade contest. This is set during the week since everybody is at school. So this probably takes place before the weekend. David has been working on his barricades for months while the others only started a week or two weeks ago.

Tuesday April 7 1987.
The contest takes place on. MacGyver finds out one of the students has cheated so David Ryman would lose and nearly kills himself over it.

(Note: this episode or on Monday November 23 1987.)

Back From Dead: Between Wednesday April 8 1987 and Friday April 10 1987.
MacGyver moves into the houseboat. I know, it's a little short notice perhaps but currently the only available free time there is for MacGyver, even to get fully installed.

Saturday April 11 1987.
MacGyver and Jimmy The Eraser reunites after his picture got into the newspaper and making him a target again. It appears Jimmy has a daughter and a grandson. All this takes places in one day.

Sunday April 12 1987.
MacGyver and Jimmy are recovering from their gunshot wounds.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday October 5 1987.)

Ghost Ship: Monday April 13 1987.
MacGyver travels to Alaska, arriving by helicopter but assuming he went by plane so he travelled for 03 hours and 59 minutes over a distance of 1844,9 miles (2969 km). to set survey markers when he finds a ghost ship with a stow away and Bigfoot.

Tuesday April 14 1987.
MacGyver brings Karin to safety. Since MacGyver had to start over, I think we can say he remained in Alaska for the rest of the week to set the markers.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday October 19 1987. In this episode and The Widowmaker, Pete says he has known MacGyver for eighth years. This probably means their friendship is going to their 8th year. It is 1987, so technically their friendship is seven years old.)

Fire and Ice: Monday April 20 1987.
MacGyver meets Danny Barrett a friend from high school who's investigating a case on jewel heists with the same MO as other heists in Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago. MacGyver and Danny spend their senior year together in high school and Danny was voted as the most reckless and irrisponsible but everyone loved him. Danny followed the thief who has diplomatic immunity half around the country. The thief's origins lies in Ganubia (a fictional country). MacGyver knows about computer hacking. Danny gets killed for the information he gathered.

Tuesday April 21 1987.
The funeral takes place and MacGyver swears to nail the thief.

Wednesday April 22 1987.
The day after the funeral MacGyver sneaks in on a party of Amir Sumal, the thief. He meets Nikki Carpenter, Danny's sister. They kept bumping in on each other but she has him arrested for a so called car theft.

Thursday April 23 1987.
The next day she asks if he is still mad about the car. It appears that Danny's and Nikki's parents were divorced and she lived with her father in Georgetown while Danny probably grew up with his mother in Minnesota. Nikki went to law school and worked for a subcommittee in Washington. Her heart wasn't in it anymore and travelled to L.A. to see her brother. They decide to work together on taking Amir Sumal down. They arrange a setup at a diamonds exposition and the Racquette Club. Nikki meets him at his restaurant and than join him to the Racquette Club where she has to steal his key from the consulate. In the late afternoon they go to the consulate's reception to steal the diamonds. When it appears that Nikki couldn't be trusted, Amir and his accomplice kidnap them later that night to steal his own diamonds back. Later that night they set him up in front of the ambassador of Ganubia.

(Note: this episode originally aired on Monday October 26 1987. Nikki Carpenter's maiden name is actually Nicole Ann Barrett.)

GX-1: Between Monday April 27 1987 and Thursday April 30 1987.
MacGyver finishes an assignment in Zurich, Switzerland. He travelled 12 hours and 00 minutes sharp over a distance of 5924,2 miles (9534 km). It's unknown what kind of mission it was but Phoenix was happy enough to give him a bonus. A first class trip to anywhere he liked. So he choose for a balloon rally above the Alps. When a top secret military plane crashes in East Germany, he is send along with Nikki to find the crashsite and destroy it before the Soviets find it. They are using a psychic to find it.

Friday May 1 1987.
MacGyver and Nikki travelled by car to the Aspenhouse Munich in East Germany from Zurich. They would've drive for 3 hours and 18 minutes if they had taken the A1 to A96 road over a distance of 195.97 miles (315.38 km). MacGyver leaves for the mountains while Nikki stays behind but she follows him anyway when she sees Starkoss and the Russians. The following evening she meets MacGyver at his campsite, telling him what she saw which was very important to him.

Saturday May 2 1987.
They destroyed the aircraft so it wouldn't fall into the wrong hands. During the destruction they meet Starkoss, a psychich who guided the troops into the mountains and asks MacGyver to help him defect. When the final explosion happens MacGyver, Nikki and Starkoss get seperated and they meet at night at the crashsite. Starkoss brings up an old guilt in MacGyver from when his mother died.

Sunday May 3 1987.
MacGyver, Nikki and Starkoss make there escape out of East Germany after making their own balloon they escape in across the mountains. MacGyver forces Nikki to jump out of the balloon with a parachute as he and Starkoss land the balloon. Starkoss says his goodbye when Nikki finds MacGyver and swears to tell Pete everything.

(Note: this episode originally aired on Monday November 2 1987.)

Blow Out: Between Friday May 1 1987 and Sunday May 31 1987.
A cruise ship got attacked by terrorist in the Mediterranean. Somewhere in that month Pete helped the Feds taking down a terrorist called Markus.

Two Times Trouble: Between Friday May 1 1987 and Sunday May 31 1987.
Carla Yeats is admitted in the Pine Valley Hospital in Chicago after suffering a nervous breakdown and severe mentale depression. Roxy visited her almost religiously according to doctor Farrell.

Jack In The Box: Between Thursday May 7 1987 and Sunday May 10 1987.
MacGyver went fishing with Pete for four days. Probably taking some time off after the East German assignment. Jack Dalton calls for MacGyver's help to find 5 million dollars from B.B. Bartel in Smiley Bayonne County Arkansas. He pulled of a armoured car heist at the airport (LAX?), a few months ago. From there he took a flight to Deep South (Arkansas). Bartell got arrested in Nebraska a few months later but died in the penitentiary. Bartell was home in Bayonne. Bartell apparently knew Jack's uncle Charlie. Charlie robbed his piggybank and is an ex-con. Bartell and Charlie were cellmates in Leavenworth and Bartell told Charlie where the money was before he died. Later it appears Charlie is dead too.

Monday May 11 1987.
MacGyver leaves for Arkansas the next day. I assume MacGyver flew there since a car trip would last like 25 hours. If he went by plane he'd have a flight lasting 03 hours and 18 minutes over a distance of 1490.7 miles (2399 km) and than he would be able to rent the car. He also gets thrown in the prison camp after 'resisting arrest'. He meets up with Jack and later that day they are brought to the mine to find the money. Their first attempt to get to the money fails and Jack's friend from the camp dies. Jack gets severely punished.

Tuesday May 12 1987.
MacGyver figures a way out of the jail but they are recaptured. They find the money and take out the sheriff, the warden, the banker and Louella later that night.

(Note this episode originally airs Monday November 9 1987.)

The Widowmaker: Between Saturday May 16 1987 and Saturday May 30 1987.
MacGyver meets Mike to go mountain climbing together. When she tries to get closer to him, he holds off the boat and with hurt feelings she continues the climb but slips and falls. MacGyver goes into deep depression. Days, maybe a week passes and MacGyver misses the funeral. During his grief Pete visits him one night and says he's been at the cabin for more than a week. Murdoc breaks in the houseboat, one night or the same night. Nikki calls and she says he has been gone for almost two weeks now. This is in Ridgemont where Ellard has his store and Pete has his cabin there. Murdoc visits him there with a flamethrower and mines and hunts MacGyver and Nikki down the woods to The Widowmaker mountain were Mike died.

(Note: this episode originally airs Monday November 16 1987. In this episode and Ghost Ship Pete says he has known MacGyver for eight years. This probably means their friendship is going into their 8th year. This is still 1987, so technically their friendship is still seven years old.)

Blow Out: Between Sunday May 24 1987 and Sunday June 7 1987.
A major inventory loss was reported at Webber Pyrotechnics. Pete is working on this case while MacGyver still is in the mountain.

Monday June 8 1987.
Nikki joins the Phoenix Foundation while MacGyver with a cold comes back from a grocery shop robbery. Nikki witnesses a terrorist bombing and becomes a target for murder. The terrorists are henchmen of Markus, a terrorist Pete helped the Feds with catching him. In her file it is stated Nikki was investigating five families while she was working with Senator Tagney. Not happy with how MacGyver knows that she says it is because of the investigations her husband is dead now.

Tuesday June 9 1987.
The next day they find the peoples who are after her, planning another terrorist attack with a bomb hidden in a truck. They manage to get Major and his man arrested. MacGyver drives the truck intending to drive it off the pier but there is not enough time so he fills it with cement preventing the bomb from serious damage.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday December 21 1987. Maybe indeed it's a weird time to have a cold while in the original airing it does make sense.)

The Negotiator: Between Monday June 15 1987 and Sunday July 5 1987.
MacGyver starts working on an environmental-impact study when the builder Mr. Knapp wants to start a marina project.

Monday July 6 1987.
MacGyver is working on the assignment for three weeks when he tells Remick he is going to ask the board for another three weeks. Remick is not happy and warns him. On his way back MacGyver is nearly run of the road by a mysterious truck driver.

Between Tuesday July 7 1987 and Thursday July 23 1987.
In the following three weeks MacGyver meets Deborah, a negotiator, who was send out to take care of him. They start a relationship after meeting in painting class. MacGyver belongs to Darwin Association.

Friday July 24 1987.
Deborah meets Nikki and breaks in Nikki's apartment. She kills the dog she was taking care of for her neighbors.

Saturday July 25 1987.
Deborah tries to kill MacGyver on a boat by remote. He is blinded but only temporary with no other injuries or complications.

Sunday July 26 1987.
Deborah tries to kill MacGyver in the abandoned warehouse during a storm. MacGyver takes her out by electrocuting her.

Monday July 27 1987.
Deborah is brought in on the hearing and Knapp's and Remick's plan falls apart.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday March 7 1988. In the episode Unfinished Business which airs on Monday May 15 1989, Deborah claims she spend two years in prison, which is impossible considering the airdates, there for The Negotiator must've been set in 1987.)
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by tvero80 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm

MacGyverGod wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:09 pm
This is the beginning of the third season's adjusted timeline. As explained before due to a couple of major assignments I was requiered to rearrange the order of the episodes. MacGyver clearly states he had been on the nuclear disarming project for three months in Early Retirement and was working for three weeks on the environmental impact study in The Negotiator. This caused me to push back most of the episodes (nearly half the season) to earlier dates that overlaps with the last few months of season 2. The exposition of Lost Love takes place immediately after his birthday according to the adjusted timeline. MacGyver suffers a cold in June and The Negotiator takes place in the middle of summer before the nuclear disarming project. So many winter episodes takes place in the summer. While maybe it could've been easier if I had just taken the Nikki episodes to an earlier date instead of half the season. Then Lost Love, Back From The Dead and Ghost Ship could've still taken place in the fall but it seemed like the most logic thing to do it the way I did it at the time. It might make the reunion between MacGyver, Jack and Pete a little strange, since it was pretty clear they hadn't seen each other in a while. This was the most challenging and puzzling part of the timeline for me after this part the timeline will automatically correct itself for the most part.

Lost Love: Between Wednesday March 25 1987 and Tuesday March 31 1987.
MacGyver and Pete are preparing for the International Cultural Exposition and are responsible for the Ming Dragon; China's national treasure. MacGyver does a security check for the display case for the Ming Dragon and asks for some security changes. Pete replies that most of the security will be locked down by the time the VIP reception starts tomorrow afternoon. Except for the pressure plate alarm that will be shipped out of New York and will arrive in the evening. It would take whole night to have it installed. MacGyver has his whole week booked with parties on Wednesday and Thursday and dinner on Friday. Also Jack Dalton is there for his magic show on the exposition. While they arrange the last things for the exposition, MacGyver thinks he has seen an old love, whom he presumed dead. Though when he checks her out at the hotel, it appears she is not in the hotel. MacGyver says he was wrong and tells Jack about an assignment he did at the Baltic Coast two years ago, in which he thinks he killed her. Jack tells him to get some rest and expects to see him at the party.

Wednesday April 1 1987.
The VIP reception takes place and he reunites with Lisa in the morning. She tells him she was send to the Gulag where she met Major Nikolai Kossov and married him. She tells MacGyver they want to defect and need his help.

Thursday April 2 1987.
The exposition opens and MacGyver plans the escape for Lisa and Kossov through a disappearing act in Jack's magic show. Kossov has been taken and MacGyver and Lisa escape by bike, driving through almost all of the town. MacGyver and Lisa are eventually caught. Lisa is taken hostage with a bomb around her neck. MacGyver has to agree to steal the Ming Dragon, if he ever wants to see her again. For once MacGyver has to call in the help of Jack Dalton. They agree to steal the Ming Dragon.

Friday April 3 1987.
MacGyver and Jack succeed in stealing the Dragon and want to exchange Lisa for the dragon at the Bayside generating plant later that night at 10 pm. It was believed Kossov was dead but Lisa says this isn't true and ask MacGyver to save him.

Saturday April 4 1987.
They agree to rescue Nikolai but it appears to be a setup to kill MacGyver so that the Russians could return the Dragon to China. MacGyver and Jack are captured. Unfortunately for the Soviets, MacGyver switched the Dragon by a plaster imitation, the day before. During their escape, Lisa helps them out but gets shot in the back again. It is uncertain if she died from the shot. I'd think not since Mac and Jack returned to the shop apparently the same day.

(Note: this two-parter aired on Monday September 21 1987 and Monday September 28 1987.)

Hell Week: Monday April 6 1987.
MacGyver meets David Ryman. Professor Ryman's son, David recognizes MacGyver's bomber jacket and says it's the same jacket from ten years ago. MacGyver is supposed to be the referee on the next barricade contest. This is set during the week since everybody is at school. So this probably takes place before the weekend. David has been working on his barricades for months while the others only started a week or two weeks ago.

Tuesday April 7 1987.
The contest takes place on. MacGyver finds out one of the students has cheated so David Ryman would lose and nearly kills himself over it.

(Note: this episode or on Monday November 23 1987.)

Back From Dead: Between Wednesday April 8 1987 and Friday April 10 1987.
MacGyver moves into the houseboat. I know, it's a little short notice perhaps but currently the only available free time there is for MacGyver, even to get fully installed.

Saturday April 11 1987.
MacGyver and Jimmy The Eraser reunites after his picture got into the newspaper and making him a target again. It appears Jimmy has a daughter and a grandson. All this takes places in one day.

Sunday April 12 1987.
MacGyver and Jimmy are recovering from their gunshot wounds.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday October 5 1987.)

Ghost Ship: Monday April 13 1987.
MacGyver travels to Alaska, arriving by helicopter but assuming he went by plane so he travelled for 03 hours and 59 minutes over a distance of 1844,9 miles (2969 km). to set survey markers when he finds a ghost ship with a stow away and Bigfoot.

Tuesday April 14 1987.
MacGyver brings Karin to safety. Since MacGyver had to start over, I think we can say he remained in Alaska for the rest of the week to set the markers.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday October 19 1987. In this episode and The Widowmaker, Pete says he has known MacGyver for eighth years. This probably means their friendship is going to their 8th year. It is 1987, so technically their friendship is seven years old.)

Fire and Ice: Monday April 20 1987.
MacGyver meets Danny Barrett a friend from high school who's investigating a case on jewel heists with the same MO as other heists in Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago. MacGyver and Danny spend their senior year together in high school and Danny was voted as the most reckless and irrisponsible but everyone loved him. Danny followed the thief who has diplomatic immunity half around the country. The thief's origins lies in Ganubia (a fictional country). MacGyver knows about computer hacking. Danny gets killed for the information he gathered.

Tuesday April 21 1987.
The funeral takes place and MacGyver swears to nail the thief.

Wednesday April 22 1987.
The day after the funeral MacGyver sneaks in on a party of Amir Sumal, the thief. He meets Nikki Carpenter, Danny's sister. They kept bumping in on each other but she has him arrested for a so called car theft.

Thursday April 23 1987.
The next day she asks if he is still mad about the car. It appears that Danny's and Nikki's parents were divorced and she lived with her father in Georgetown while Danny probably grew up with his mother in Minnesota. Nikki went to law school and worked for a subcommittee in Washington. Her heart wasn't in it anymore and travelled to L.A. to see her brother. They decide to work together on taking Amir Sumal down. They arrange a setup at a diamonds exposition and the Racquette Club. Nikki meets him at his restaurant and than join him to the Racquette Club where she has to steal his key from the consulate. In the late afternoon they go to the consulate's reception to steal the diamonds. When it appears that Nikki couldn't be trusted, Amir and his accomplice kidnap them later that night to steal his own diamonds back. Later that night they set him up in front of the ambassador of Ganubia.

(Note: this episode originally aired on Monday October 26 1987. Nikki Carpenter's maiden name is actually Nicole Ann Barrett.)

GX-1: Between Monday April 27 1987 and Thursday April 30 1987.
MacGyver finishes an assignment in Zurich, Switzerland. He travelled 12 hours and 00 minutes sharp over a distance of 5924,2 miles (9534 km)
. It's unknown what kind of mission it was but Phoenix was happy enough to give him a bonus. A first class trip to anywhere he liked. So he choose for a balloon rally above the Alps. When a top secret military plane crashes in East Germany, he is send along with Nikki to find the crashsite and destroy it before the Soviets find it. They are using a psychic to find it.

Friday May 1 1987.
MacGyver and Nikki travelled by car to the Aspenhouse Munich in East Germany from Zurich. They would've drive for 3 hours and 18 minutes if they had taken the A1 to A96 road over a distance of 195.97 miles (315.38 km). MacGyver leaves for the mountains while Nikki stays behind but she follows him anyway when she sees Starkoss and the Russians. The following evening she meets MacGyver at his campsite, telling him what she saw which was very important to him.

Saturday May 2 1987.
They destroyed the aircraft so it wouldn't fall into the wrong hands. During the destruction they meet Starkoss, a psychich who guided the troops into the mountains and asks MacGyver to help him defect. When the final explosion happens MacGyver, Nikki and Starkoss get seperated and they meet at night at the crashsite. Starkoss brings up an old guilt in MacGyver from when his mother died.

Sunday May 3 1987.
MacGyver, Nikki and Starkoss make there escape out of East Germany after making their own balloon they escape in across the mountains. MacGyver forces Nikki to jump out of the balloon with a parachute as he and Starkoss land the balloon. Starkoss says his goodbye when Nikki finds MacGyver and swears to tell Pete everything.

(Note: this episode originally aired on Monday November 2 1987.)

Blow Out: Between Friday May 1 1987 and Sunday May 31 1987.
A cruise ship got attacked by terrorist in the Mediterranean. Somewhere in that month Pete helped the Feds taking down a terrorist called Markus.

Two Times Trouble: Between Friday May 1 1987 and Sunday May 31 1987.
Carla Yeats is admitted in the Pine Valley Hospital in Chicago after suffering a nervous breakdown and severe mentale depression. Roxy visited her almost religiously according to doctor Farrell.

Jack In The Box: Between Thursday May 7 1987 and Sunday May 10 1987.
MacGyver went fishing with Pete for four days. Probably taking some time off after the East German assignment. Jack Dalton calls for MacGyver's help to find 5 million dollars from B.B. Bartel in Smiley Bayonne County Arkansas. He pulled of a armoured car heist at the airport (LAX?), a few months ago. From there he took a flight to Deep South (Arkansas). Bartell got arrested in Nebraska a few months later but died in the penitentiary. Bartell was home in Bayonne. Bartell apparently knew Jack's uncle Charlie. Charlie robbed his piggybank and is an ex-con. Bartell and Charlie were cellmates in Leavenworth and Bartell told Charlie where the money was before he died. Later it appears Charlie is dead too.

Monday May 11 1987.
MacGyver leaves for Arkansas the next day. I assume MacGyver flew there since a car trip would last like 25 hours. If he went by plane he'd have a flight lasting 03 hours and 18 minutes over a distance of 1490.7 miles (2399 km) and than he would be able to rent the car. He also gets thrown in the prison camp after 'resisting arrest'. He meets up with Jack and later that day they are brought to the mine to find the money. Their first attempt to get to the money fails and Jack's friend from the camp dies. Jack gets severely punished.

Tuesday May 12 1987.
MacGyver figures a way out of the jail but they are recaptured. They find the money and take out the sheriff, the warden, the banker and Louella later that night.

(Note this episode originally airs Monday November 9 1987.)

The Widowmaker: Between Saturday May 16 1987 and Saturday May 30 1987.
MacGyver meets Mike to go mountain climbing together. When she tries to get closer to him, he holds off the boat and with hurt feelings she continues the climb but slips and falls. MacGyver goes into deep depression. Days, maybe a week passes and MacGyver misses the funeral. During his grief Pete visits him one night and says he's been at the cabin for more than a week. Murdoc breaks in the houseboat, one night or the same night. Nikki calls and she says he has been gone for almost two weeks now. This is in Ridgemont where Ellard has his store and Pete has his cabin there. Murdoc visits him there with a flamethrower and mines and hunts MacGyver and Nikki down the woods to The Widowmaker mountain were Mike died.

(Note: this episode originally airs Monday November 16 1987. In this episode and Ghost Ship Pete says he has known MacGyver for eight years. This probably means their friendship is going into their 8th year. This is still 1987, so technically their friendship is still seven years old.)

Blow Out: Between Sunday May 24 1987 and Sunday June 7 1987.
A major inventory loss was reported at Webber Pyrotechnics. Pete is working on this case while MacGyver still is in the mountain.

Monday June 8 1987.
Nikki joins the Phoenix Foundation while MacGyver with a cold comes back from a grocery shop robbery. Nikki witnesses a terrorist bombing and becomes a target for murder. The terrorists are henchmen of Markus, a terrorist Pete helped the Feds with catching him. In her file it is stated Nikki was investigating five families while she was working with Senator Tagney. Not happy with how MacGyver knows that she says it is because of the investigations her husband is dead now.

Tuesday June 9 1987.
The next day they find the peoples who are after her, planning another terrorist attack with a bomb hidden in a truck. They manage to get Major and his man arrested. MacGyver drives the truck intending to drive it off the pier but there is not enough time so he fills it with cement preventing the bomb from serious damage.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday December 21 1987. Maybe indeed it's a weird time to have a cold while in the original airing it does make sense.)

The Negotiator: Between Monday June 15 1987 and Sunday July 5 1987.
MacGyver starts working on an environmental-impact study when the builder Mr. Knapp wants to start a marina project.

Monday July 6 1987.
MacGyver is working on the assignment for three weeks when he tells Remick he is going to ask the board for another three weeks. Remick is not happy and warns him. On his way back MacGyver is nearly run of the road by a mysterious truck driver.

Between Tuesday July 7 1987 and Thursday July 23 1987.
In the following three weeks MacGyver meets Deborah, a negotiator, who was send out to take care of him. They start a relationship after meeting in painting class. MacGyver belongs to Darwin Association.

Friday July 24 1987.
Deborah meets Nikki and breaks in Nikki's apartment. She kills the dog she was taking care of for her neighbors.

Saturday July 25 1987.
Deborah tries to kill MacGyver on a boat by remote. He is blinded but only temporary with no other injuries or complications.

Sunday July 26 1987.
Deborah tries to kill MacGyver in the abandoned warehouse during a storm. MacGyver takes her out by electrocuting her.

Monday July 27 1987.
Deborah is brought in on the hearing and Knapp's and Remick's plan falls apart.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday March 7 1988. In the episode Unfinished Business which airs on Monday May 15 1989, Deborah claims she spend two years in prison, which is impossible considering the airdates, there for The Negotiator must've been set in 1987.)
MacGyverGod , you checked the distance and duration of the trips in GX-1 too ? Amazing !
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:30 pm

Yeah, I know. It's crazy, huh?

This was calculated from LAX to wherever he went not holding any delays into account. It's a more or less thing but I did them on every trip, MacGyver ever did (except if he been there more then once, like London for example). In case of fictional countries, I took whatever I could find on MacGyver's travel log on MacGyver Online forums. Actually I was really glad that the travelling became less and less over the course of the show because that was a real challenge too. Calculating each time from LAX or wherever he began to wherever he went. MacGyver really has been like everywhere.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:35 pm

So here we are for another double feature of the MacGyver timeline. Since the following bit is rather short, I decided to post the remainder of the third season's timeline. After the beginning of the next season the timeline will pull itself straight again and remain so for the most part of the postings. Now we'll see MacGyver working on his biggest project ever. The disarming of nuclear weapons, an assignment that took him three months.

Early Retirement: Between Monday August 3 1987 and Monday November 2 1987.
MacGyver starts training and working on a program for disarming nuclear weapons in the past three months. The first phase of the disarming starts on Monday November 2. The previous weekend Pete beat chairman of the board Ed Farrell at the golf tournament by five strokes. At the board meeting they announce President Yaman Amunde from Sambaka will visit America for the first time in ten days. Later that day MacGyver and Pete go play some hockey, where Pete stops three great shots of MacGyver.

Tuesday November 3 1987.
During the defuelling phase an explosion happens in which three peoples got killed and eight others gotten injured.

Between Wednesday November 4 1987 and Friday November 6 1987.
Another board meeting takes places where Pete takes full responsibility and retires. Matt Webber (possible relation to Webber Pyrotechnics?) the man who replaces him starts to hire and fire peoples and takes on the security of President Yaman Amunde.

Between Saturday November 7 1987 and Tuesday November 10 1987.
After the explosion Pete takes four days off a long weekend. MacGyver takes care of Pete's plants in the meantime and also clears out the science projects he had growing in his fridge.

Wednesday November 11 1987.
Pete also asks him to bring his security pass. MacGyver refuses to deal with Webber who had assignments with the DXS in Vietnam, Nicaragua, the Middle East, Afghanistan, all nervous places with nervous situations while President Amunde arrives in the United States. MacGyver, Pete and Nikki rescue Amunde from Webber, when they find out he sabotaged the defuelling phase and clears Pete's name.

Thursday November 12 1987.
Pete gets his old job back and says he's going to take some time off to go back to karate school after his fight with Webber.

(Note: this episodes originally airs of Monday January 18 1988. In this episode there is a character called Sam, who is a security guard at Phoenix. The character is played by actor Jackson Davies who later stars as police officer Mike Kiley. Though no last name was given to Sam, but it might as well by Sam Kiley, Mike's twin brother and they're pretty much in the same line of work, so it stays in the family.)

Thin Ice: Monday December 21 1987.
MacGyver's hockey trainer Turk Donner is hospitalized due to health problems. Probably he suffered a mild stroke or heart attack and no excitement is allowed. He will later call in the help of MacGyver to train his team for the State Championships.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:53 pm

1988 starts rather explosive for MacGyver with the Kill Zone disaster. Even though this episode is only set during one day, I though it was easier to leave it where it was but only set it two days earlier then the original airdate. Still it could've been set later too but also in the following weeks MacGyver does a couple of long assignments, including training the Raiders for a couple of weeks and going to France with Jack after another three-week assignment. Well, anyway, here goes the finale of the third season's timeline.

Kill Zone: Friday January 2 1988.
MacGyver is asked to retrieve a mutating organism that fell out of a sattelite to prevent it from outbreaking which could speed up the aging process. The organism was hid in the sattelite by Dr. Sandra Millhouse. Pete says their personnel got a few days off after being told there was unscheduled maintenance until after the weekend. MacGyver also mentions what an out of control experiment can do. It is unknown to what he's referring to but maybe the artificial intelligence incident at STRADA.

(Note this episode originally airs on Monday January 4 1988.)

Runners: 1988.
Jennifer's mom died in a car accident after having a big fight with her father.

Brainwashed: 1988.
The nation of Kimbala is struck by a crippling drought. Phoenix will develop a major irrigation project to fight the drought. MacGyver and Jack Dalton will take this assignment.

Legend of the Holy Rose: 1988.
Alexander Shannon writes a book on the inner workings of the Medellín cartel which will be published in that year.

The Wall: 1988.
Maria Romburg becomes a teacher in Leipzig in an orphanage as part of her cover.

Hind-Sight: 1988.
Irene Zulio AKA Mary Nikkos or Nillos is wounded in a gun battle following an attempted theft of a diamond. Her file at Phoenix say which diamond but it's too unclear what the name is.

Gunz 'N Boys: 1988.
Minton AKA the Gunman arrives in Los Angeles. He starts hanging around working in beverages, vending machines and eventually turns to dealing weapons with gangmembers.

Trail To Doomsday: 1988-1989.
Dr. Massey and Paul Moran starts working together. Massey says he has worked for over five years with Paul and has access to almost all of his research.

Thin Ice: Between Monday January 4 1988 and Monday February 1 1988.
MacGyver is back in Minnesota falling in for his old coach training them for state championship play offs. Coach Turk Donner has been hospitalized for six weeks. Derek Kirby joined the team after he was expelled from Team USA for banging heads on a game in Finland which appeared to be the Winter Olympic Games in Finland.

Wednesday January 27 1988.
The Raiders play their first game out of three with MacGyver as their coach, which they loses thanks to Derek Kirby.

Thursday January 28 1988.
A practice follows at two o' clock sharp.

Friday January 29 1988.
The second game takes place and a fight breaks out on the ice, nearly killing a player of the other team

Saturday January 30 1988.
Kirby wants to quit the team, MacGyver persuades him not.

Sunday January 31 1988.
They play and win the State Championship.

(Note: This Winter Olymic Games in Finland is fictional and/or a recent event. The last real Winter Olympic Games goes back to 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and the next Games were set in Canada three weeks later after the airing of this episode. Kirby would've been way too young to participate on the Olympic's considering his age.)

The Endangered: Between Tuesday February 2 1988 and Tuesday February 9 1988.
Two guys are solliciting clerk jobs with a government contractor. A week later they were stealing top secret documents keeping them in limos, parties and very mean company.

The Odd Triple: Between Thursday February 4 1988 and Sunday February 28 1988.
MacGyver returns home after three and half weeks. Five countries, two continents, one island and 9000 miles (14484 km). Jack Dalton however awaits him to help him pilot a woman back to France with priceless jewels. They leave for Toulon France and arrive there the next morning on

Monday February 29 1988-Tuesday March 1 1988.
They leave for Toulon France and arrive there the next morning on but once they land they are arrested for theft of jewellery. They use her private jet to get there. I can't find the correct flight time so I calculated the flight time to Toulouse instead which lasts 11 hours and 54 minutes over a distance of 5929.1 miles (9542 km). From Toulouse and Toulon by car it would last 4 hours and 3 minutes. I think by plane it would only last half that much or even shorter so my estimation would be 12 or 13 hours and 57 minutes plus the distance which is 291.69 miles (469,43 km). In total 6230,70 miles (10026 km). Considering the length of the flight and MacGyver's and Jack's arrest and Pete flying after them, I'd say they are at least two days in Toulon. Or at least they should be. Unless Pete took the Concorde. Pete finds Jack and has him slugged and together they device a plan to rescue MacGyver and the woman who stole the jewels.

The Spoilers: Monday March 7 1988.
MacGyver is investigating the pollution of water close to the city. A man who lives in the mountains witnesses the dumping of toxic waste that kills his dog. They need his testimony to shut the wasting down but his violent past might ruin their case.

Tuesday March 8 1988.
MacGyver and Toberman check out Chemco Waste Disposal and ends up in a fight.

Wednesday March 9 1988.
The hearing takes places in which the people of Chemco tried to discredit Toberman. The following evening MacGyver and Toberman go back to Chemco and have their people arrested.

Thursday March 10 1988.
MacGyver brings Toberman a new dog.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday March 14 1988.)

Rock the Cradle: Saturday March 26 1988.
An inside man at the Treasury department in D.C. made off with currency plates.

Mask of the Wolf: Saturday March 26 1988.
Jacks asks MacGyver to help him and Two Eagles find the Mask of the Illehkam. In order to do so they drive up the Kaqwani Reservation about 400 miles (643,74 km) away. According to Jack and would take about a six hour drive. On their way they meet Anna Lightfoot who met Two Eagles once as young girl but it's unknown when exactly.

Sunday March 27 1988.
MacGyver and Jack find the Mask on Saturday March 26 1988.

(Note: this episode aired on Monday March 28 1988.)

Blood Brothers: April-May 1988.
Spider arrives in Minnesota and sets up shop with the local kids to sell crack.

Rock the Cradle: Sunday April 10 1988.
The inside man who stole currency plates from the Treasury department is found at the coast murdered.

Friday April 15 1988.
Jack bought a plane at a drug-enforcement auction in Mexico at a bargain basement price. MacGyver and Jack find a baby in the plane. The baby's mother is on the run for the killers of her boyfriend after leaving him and counterfeit money behind.

Saturday April 16 1988.
They are looking for Katie to reunite her with Jack Jr.

Sunday April 17 1988.
MacGyver and Pete capture the counterfeiters in their base of operations while Jack stays with Katie and thinks the baby is his.

Monday April 18 1988.
Jack takes Katie out for a last date showing her Dalton Air.

The Endangered: Friday April 22 1988 to Friday April 29 1988.
MacGyver has been following two guys for a week. He follows them into a dancing but is caught. MacGyver faces death when they take a shot at him at close range but still they miss and he takes his chance to punch them out.

Saturday April 30 1988.
After facing death MacGyver travels to Chinook National Park to reunite with Karen an old college girlfriend. He flew there but it's unknown how far and how long he was on the way. He probably arrived there for the weekend.

Sunday May 1 1988.
MacGyver and Karen catch up and MacGyver sees a wild bear. When they hear poachers are around, they go after them. MacGyver thinks Karen is shooting at them at pushes her away, which she not appreciates and says she was going for the tires and wants him to leave. On his way the airplane, he goes for a lunch but finds the poachers again and goes after them alone. When he meets Karen again in the woods, she gets shot and helps her in getting the poachers.

Monday May 2 1988.
MacGyver and Karen say goodbye.

Murderers' Sky: Friday May 6 1988.
Chen, the wealthy Chinese shipping magnate of Jade Shipping Company has been hit.

Saturday May 7 1988.
MacGyver must find the grandson of wealthy Chinese shipping magnate to take over the company. To do so he goes to San Francisco to find him in the Bai Li Monastery. He probably went by car so it would take 6 hours and 31 minutes over a distance of 381.91 miles (614.62 km).

Sunday May 8 1988.
MacGyver and Luke are captured in Chinatown but they escape and capture the people involved.

Monday May 9 1988.
Luke has taken over Jade Shipping Company in cooperation with Phoenix.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by bftlovesRDA » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:49 am

Thank you for this MacGyver timeline. I had forgotten some of these facts. Nice to see them all remembered. :D :D :D

By the way, I have just re-ordered all the MacGyver seasons since I had lost my MacGyver videos when I moved. I look forward to viewing them all again.
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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:12 pm

It's been another month again and we have ended up in the fourth season timeline now. The following part of the timeline is the last part of the adjusted timeline which will correct itself again starting with the events of The Secret of Parker House. Keep an eye out on the notes. Season 4 also deals with a couple of long and major assignments which had me to rearrange the episode order again. Therefore The Survivors becomes the first episode of the season followed by The Outsiders, Ma Dalton and Blood Brothers and On A Wing And A Prayer takes place immediately after The Secret of Parker House.

Between Monday May 9 1988 and Monday October 31 1988.
There is a gap of 5,5 months. Plenty of time to slide with assignments or to go on vacation.

Renegade: unspecified date.
MacGyver meets Steve Morrison on assignment in Germany. Steve saved MacGyver life during that mission by taking a shrapnel to the head of a terrorist bomb doing it. MacGyver spend days with Steve's wife in the hospital. Later it seems Steve was part of the anthrax-detection program up until his discharge. His entire personality changed after the mission in Germany, was emotionally volatile and mentally unstable even he was recovered 100%. His change of personality was due to posttraumatic shock according to his superiors.

The Gun: Summer 1988-1989.
Breeze and Rudy Gibbs are sent on camp together. Though it is unknown when exactly it took place since they know each other all their lives. They were send to camp on the country for two weeks. Rudy was crippled from the pavement and the ghetto and hard on in the inside, possibly due to a difficult childhood. Breeze however discovered air and water and green grass and started to care about the planet, but it took a while for him to get fully integrated in society. Before Booker's death he was still dealing drugs, but it might as well be possible this camp took place in the summer of 1988 when Booker died early 1989.

Off The Wall: Monday June 6 1988.
Inspector Miller is fired from the Building and Safety Department and takes the clerk's favourite stapler.

(Note: Due to again a few major assignments, including a four week assignment in a space simulator, the seven week assignment testing Phoenix field agents in the woods, the date of the newspaper in On A Wing And A Prayer and a three week assignment in the Artic Circle in Ma Dalton the timeline has been adjusted in order to fit in with all the information. There for season 4 starts with the episode The Survivors and is followed by The Outsiders.)

The Survivors: Between Monday June 13 1988 and Friday August 5 1988.
MacGyver is testing Phoenix agents in the wilderness. Pete receives word that he has to participate in survival courses for Phoenix agents. No exemptions from recertification. MacGyver has to take Pete to the test and judge him on his skills.

Saturday August 6 1988.
After their tests while looking for firewood, they find a downed DEA plane that had crashed in the woods.

Sunday August 7 1988.
They find the storage cave in which they get stuck and have to climb their way out of.
MacGyver takes one of them out. Pete got into their plan to send out a distress call but gets shot by the other one and falls into the river. The bullet grazed him the head. When the other pilot holds MacGyver at gunpoint, Pete comes out of the water and knocks him out saving MacGyver's life and there for passing the course.

(Note: MacGyver mentions a Crystal Lake in this episode as being the only lake in the surrounding area. It may not be much but I think when you mention Crystal Lake peoples will think of Camp Crystal Lake from the Friday the 13th movies. This was actually a connection I found. If the summer camp and the lake mentioned in MacGyver are the same, their universes might be running parallel and if that's true so might be the Nightmare On Elm Street movies since Freddy and Jason fought each other. But it might be a stretch as well and are the names purely coincidental. This episode originally airs on Monday January 9 1989.)

The Outsiders: Between Monday August 8 1988 and Sunday September 4 1988.
MacGyver spends four weeks crammed inside a stuffy space simulator.

Monday September 5 1988.
MacGyver leaves for the East Coast because he needed to get back in touch with nature.

Tuesday September 6 1988.
MacGyver drove all the way to Pennsylvania which would last 40 hours and 4 mins over a distance of 2577.47 miles (4148,1 km). MacGyver is almost two days straight or even longer on the road to ride from L.A. to Pennsylvania and ends up having his car accident after his tire blew. The family is being disowned by the government so a construction company can build a highway through their land. However they refuse to leave their lands. MacGyver is nursed to health by the family.

Wednesday September 7 1988.
The family recovers MacGyver jeep from the crash site and he starts fixing his car. MacGyver finds out Elizabeth's brother is being avoided because he spended two months in Philadelphia living the western way of life without telling them. It is unknown when the happened and for how long he was already being avoided for. Elizabeth says it could take two years before they accept him again in the family. Later that night their well gets destroyed.

Thursday September 8 1988.
The construction company arrives to demolish the farm but the construction boss's daughter Christy falls into the destroyed well. They work out a plan to get her and her friend Jacob out of the well. It takes all afternoon and evening to rescue the kids.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday November 28 1988.)

Ma Dalton: Between Saturday September 24 1988 and Saturday October 15 1988.
MacGyver spent three weeks in the Arctic Circle monitoring whale migration. When MacGyver comes home, Jack is in his houseboat making a plane. He's been receiving packages in the past ten days between that involves memorabilia of his deceased father. He thinks they're coming from his mother. It turns out Jack was living foster parents while in high school. It turns out Jack is 37 years old. Pete checks out a few things on Jack's mother and father who died in the Korean War and learns Jack's mother Francine is a wanted fellon chased down by bounty hunter Jesse Colton and that her case is going to trial next Monday so that Marty Ricco the guy who bailed her out will lose his bail permanently.

On Sunday October 16 1988.
They are able to capture Arthur Bandel.

Monday October 17 1988.
Francine Leyland's case goes to trial.

Between Tuesday October 18 and Sunday October 23 1988.
They received a card of Jesse Colton who went to Hawaii. Probably Honolulu, a flight that would take 5 hours and 23 minutes over a distance of 4108 miles (6611.2 km).

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday January 23 1989.)

Blood Brothers: Friday October 28 1988.
MacGyver arrives back home in Minnesota after a 29 hour and 43 minute drive over a distance of 1920.15 miles (3090.3 km) after he send his friends Chuck and Neill a letter. MacGyver meets the kids of his friends who are in trouble with local gangmembers and got Sean, Neil's son, on crack. He also reunited with Danny whom he met six years earlier. Later MacGyver reunites Neil who became a cop after he didn't get into the army but according to MacGyver it was because of Dragnet. Spider is expecting a deal with his contact from L.A. on Tuesday. When Danny helps out Sean out of trouble his destroys Spider's windshield. Sean advices him to go to Bell Lake and go in hiding. Sean eventually sells Danny out for crack and MacGyver goes after him when history seems to repeat itself.

Saturday October 29 1988.
MacGyver, Chuck and Neill digs up the time capsule, they buried 25 years ago.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday November 21 1988.)

The Secret of Parker House: Sunday October 30 1988.
MacGyver meets Penny Parker later that day in Minnesota so he has the chance to bake Penny's birthday cake with chocolate mint and banana icing. Penny inherited the Parker House of her Aunt Betty Parker.

Monday October 31 1988.
MacGyver and Penny pay a visit to the house in Cloverton. She tells MacGyver the entire history of the house while driving there. She also mentions she spend a weekend in Aspen but it is unknown when this was and a person called Penbrook who said the house was haunted. It would take them from Mission City about 5 hours and 14 minutes to get there over a distance of 282.21 miles (454,17 km). During the storm, when lightning strikes the gazebo they find Aunt Betty's skull.

Tuesday November 1 1988.
MacGyver goes into town to pick up some stuff to reconstruct the face on the skull which is going to take all night.

Wednesday November 2 1988.
The whole story around Betty unfolds and is known what happened to her. Penny is caught by Virgil who thought Betty has came back to town and it turns out Sheriff Howels killed Aunt Betty trying to blame Virgil for it. Virgil is Sylvia Lang's brother who took care of him after her father died. Virgil is a big strong man who don't know his own strength. It turns out Betty went crazy from lead poisoning that ended up in the moonshine probably done by howels. Betty was pregnant at the time just when Cliff was elected as sheriff. He tried to make her go to Dr. Simms who was caught performing abortions. The scandal made front page for months. It is unknown if Penny remains at the house or not. She reunites with MacGyver a few months later.

The Invisible Killer: November 1988.
Forrest Service Ranger Liz is divorcing her husband. She works as a secretary in the city before recovering in the woods.

On A Wing And A Prayer: Between Friday November 4 1988 and Wednesday November 9 1988.
When MacGyver returns home, Pete has gone to Central America working with the Church underground there along with Sister Clara and Sister Margaret. Sister Clara tried to save Enrique's life. Pete and Sister Clara gets captured a few days after an urgent message was send to the Phoenix Foundation probably by Sister Margaret, who saw them get captured. MacGyver goes to Jack for help since the government can't do anything before the State Department meet President Montayo for the peace talks that would start the next day in the evening. The rebels had placed a bomb in the presidential palace which was set to go off then. With Jack's plane they fly to Barraca which lasts 5 hours and 3 minutes over a distance of 2384.20 miles (3837 km). Jack however made an extra stop in Cancun, Mexico to fill up the plane after a 4 hours and 31 minute flight and a distance of 2117 miles (3407km). So the remainder of the flight from Cancun, Mexico to Barraca would last 1 hour and 19 minutes over a distance over 482.18 miles (776 km.)

Thursday November 10 1988.
Pete and Sister Clara meet Rafael the leader of the rebels. Rafael shoots Pete when MacGyver and Jack arrive who are posing as gundealers to infiltrate in the camp. They manage to rescue Pete and Sister Clara but the plane is damaged during the escape. With the help fo the Viper rockets they manage to escape thanks to a jet assisted take-off with MacGyver hanging on the plane.

November 14 1988.
Pete sits in his office reading the newspaper on the recent changes in Barraca. Pete is nearly if not fully recovered, so at least four days must've passed to heal that well. Jack however still has one little surprise for him. Namely: the bill.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday December 5 1988. Barraca is also a fictional country. According the worldmap on the forums Barraca was originally pinpointed as a country in Brazil, where Algodões is located which is South America while the episode clearly states it's in Central America. There for Honduras was pointed out as Barraca and their flightplan was calculated from Los Angeles to Cancun, Mexico for Jack's extra stop and from Cancun to Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. A rather short flight of hardly five hours, yet MacGyver and Jack pulls an all-nighter on that one.)

Renegade: December 1988.
Navy Seal Steve Morrison is reassigned to non-operational status after being mentally unstable.

The Treasure of Manco: December 1988.
Maria's father begins an expedition to a 16th-century site of a conquistador's encampment where a Spanish general's grave had been uncovered by a landslide after heavy rain. He had the protector's headpiece and a bunch of other Incan artefacts. He believed it was real and made diagrams in his journal. He considers it the key to find the treasure of Manco.

Collision Course: Thursday December 8 1988.
MacGyver is testing out a new engine for the racing circuit he developed with Jeff Stone. Jeff however lost his car to the Strickland team just before the championship race so Phoenix had to bail him out with a new car and MacGyver got to test it. Jeff is divorced and drags his daughter to all the racing circuits feeling bad over it. His ex-wife Meg send her birthday card from Wisconsin. It is unknown when exactly Charlie's birthday is. That night there is a press conference.

Friday December 9 1988.
Jeff crashes with the car ending up blind and with a broken leg in the hospital and MacGyver and Pete finds it was sabotage later that night.

Saturday December 10 1988.
They ask for a delay in the race but they only get 24 hours to find a replacement car and driver. They find the car but it needs a lot of work.

Sunday December 11 1988.
The race is coming closer but the drive they called couldn't get his flight so MacGyver has to race after 8 years. After facing his fears and coming to terms with the past, MacGyver race and wins it.

Monday December 12 1988.
At the hospital Jeff has to try if he can see again and sees his daughter holding the cup. When Pete walks in Hans Visser turned on Strickland and are facing the charges the next day. Also the Phoenix engine gained popularity among the manufacturers who all start to bid on it.
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Post by Irina » Tue May 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Thank you, MacGyverGod! 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷
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Thanks Irina. I got it of a pic with a Phoenix on. :D

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Re: The MacGyver Timeline

Post by MacGyverGod » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:19 pm

I just can't seem to be posting more then once a month. Anyway, with this post we'll be going through the second half of the fourth season timeline. This covers about the first five months of the year before going into the fifth season. We see first what a few smaller characters are doing before we get into MacGyver's first adventure of the year which is his first meeting with Dr. Zito in Deadly Dreams. We also see the historic moment of the student protests in China that will set the events in motion for Children of Light.

Easy Target: 1989.
Dr. Cromwell writes the book The Terrorist Game which involves detailed information on the activities of the Black Dove Front in the Mediterranean last year.

Hearts of Steel: 1989.
Eric Woodman shuts down Breeland Steel through a leverage buyout with even setting a foot in the place, causing 400 people losing their jobs. The chairman of the board Mike Travers wasn't happy with it and was to be removed of the plant a couple of times. He founded the mill but according to Woodman Breeland Steel was a dog he put out of it's misery. Good business.

The Gun: 1989.
Frank Fowler the police officer in charge of the Harrison assassination passes away. He survived by his kids Laura and Todd Fowler. He was the one who bought the gun from Marty Jenkins and kept it in a glass display case, so he could keep an eye of the gun, believing they were cursed and as long as he saw them, nothing could happen.

Harry's Will: 1989.
Harry starts to make arrangements on his will and wrote Cody he'd put the Nomad on storage at Mel's Auto Storage. Harry wrote a note to Mel, left a note in the Nomad for Cody, to MacGyver and Sister Robin. Harry also made a switch of the pendant replacing it with a piece of costume jewellery and hit the real one someplace safe.

The Prometheus Syndrome: 1989.
Earl Stringer is promoted to inspector of the arson squad after putting out a fire in a café. Rachel Bradley does not take it a well and it places a restraint on their friendship. After Earl takes command, he ends up in a disagreement with Rachel on the procedure of the fire. Earl tries an unorthodox rescue attempt and she pays for it. When she went in she burned her hands and completely changed her attitude towards him. Shortly after Prometheus starts the cause several fire over a time period of two years.

Gunz 'N Boys: 1989.
Minton starts working in beverages after his career as a cop.

The Wasteland: 1989-1991.
Willis begins his research on the wasteland. Bartlett City Development is a future project to will take over Maple Ridge. It worries Willis that the same thing will happen to Maple Ridge as what happened on the wasteland. Even though this research takes at least two years, Willis returns for a short period of time to do other work in 1990 when MacGyver returns from Leipzig.

Renegade: January 1989.
Steve Morrison was honourably discharged from the Navy Seals.

Deadly Dreams: Saturday January 14 1989.
MacGyver and Pete are working with the police to try out new equipment that is to be used on drug busts. Though not working correctly, MacGyver manages to take down the drugdealers. While the arrest takes place Eric Cross escapes thanks to Dr. Zito. Zito tries to use him to get his target, Lt. Murphy who now works with MacGyver.

Sunday January 15 1989.
Eric Cross, a violent patient who relaxes under the influence of Dr. Zito, got him to read books and draw artwork of the Viking age. Telling him Odin would wait for him if he performed a human sacrifice. This being Lt. Murphy. MacGyver tries to figure out with Zito is up to and how he uses Cross by searching through Cross' cell. MacGyver does figure out what he is up to and saves Murphy from sacrifice.

Monday January 16 1988.
Lt. Murphy manages to look at Dr. Zito again. Around the same time Zito starts his therapy with Dr. Skinner and begins plotting his revenge for the next two years. He takes on reading books as one step of his plan. Cross hangs himself in his cell after being brought in again probably thanks to Dr. Zito.

Cleo Rocks: Monday January 30 1989.
MacGyver meets Penny again who landed a role in a musical that is about to open Friday night. Since rehearsing began a lot of strange freak accidents seems to be happening around the theatre and Penny has been getting strange gifts.

Tuesday January 31 1989.
Penny as well as Pete are lured to theatre while MacGyver finds out Murdoc is behind all of it and goes after him. Murdoc has more suprises for MacGyver. First he locks up Pete in a cage over a fiery pool and sets up a trap for MacGyver. When MacGyver approaches a door a laser shuts down the entrance and sees that a cable is attached from the door to Pete's cage. If he opens the door, Pete will drown, but if he don't open the door he will die. MacGyver is able to free himself, Pete and rescue Penny from Murdoc in a fight.

Wednesday February 1 1989.
MacGyver brings back Penny's star from the theatre.

(Note: this episode originally airs Monday February 6 1989.)

Runners: February 1989.
Jennifer Reiner runs away from home and becomes a hooker for a pimp named Snakeskin.

Fraternity of Thieves: Saturday February 4 1989.
MacGyver is following Dave Edwards who got killed in a dancing. MacGyver finds a butterfly he was carrying with him. The butterfly was used to transport classified information.

Sunday February 5 1989.
MacGyver takes the butterfly to Pete the next day at the Foundation. Michael is there too planning to catch the game he bet money on in the afternoon.

Monday February 6 1989.
MacGyver is trying to find the files of Dave Edwards with no luck. Later that night they catch Michael stealing documents from Phoenix after he made a copy of Pete's card when he gave him a new jacket.

Tuesday February 7 1989.
They set up a meet in a mall to capture Papillion at noon but it goes wrong and Pete gets poisoned and Michael is taken hostage. MacGyver gives Pete an antidote and later they manage to foil Papillion's plans but Michael gets shot.

Between Wednesday February 8 1989 and Monday February 13 1989.
Michael is walking on crutches and says he will get a reduced sentence for his cooperation but will have to serve time. Pete tells him he will help him no matter what.

The Battle of Tommy Giordano: Saturday February 18 1989.
MacGyver helps out a colleague from the Phoenix Foundation getting her 8-year old son back from her ex-husband, Richard Giordano. MacGyver considers her son as a good friend of his since he gave him a bath and got wetter than Tommy. Tommy was supposed to live with his mother after she divorced his father, but Richard has other plans and kidnaps Tommy to stay with him. They run to Canada.

Sunday February 19 1989.
MacGyver and Mary Ruth travel to Canada to bring Tommy back. At night they manage to get Tommy out after they find out another crime family has made the Catano's their target, including Tommy after both families got into trouble in the past few months. They travel to Alberta Canada probably to the Edmonton International Airport. A flight that would take 03 hours and 02 minutes over a distance of 1358,9 miles (2187 km).

Monday February 20 1989.
MacGyver, Mary Ruth and Tommy are back in Pete's office playing with the car MacGyver made for him.

The Challenge: Wednesday February 23 1989.
MacGyver is working at the Challenger's Club when Ray one of the kids there is accused of stealing a van of a white supremacist who wants the Club shut down. When Ray is believed by the city council Larson goes after Booker the club's owner and kills him blaming one of the gang for it.

Thursday February 24 1989.
MacGyver and Ray figure out Larson killed him. MacGyver confronts Larson in a severe fight over his crime and has him arrested.

Between Friday February 25 1989 and Monday February 27 1989.
Booker has his funeral, Ray convinced Breeze to join the Challenger's Club. MacGyver arranged a pool table to be delivered after he just happened to be in the neighborhood. Cynthia seems at peace with Booker's passing.

Two Times Trouble: March 1989.
Carla is released after spending more than a year in Pine Valley after her nervous breakdown. After her release the girls goes climbing together on Last Arrow. Roxy was in the lead but she fell. Carla called out to get to the ledge but Roxy couldn't reach it. When she tried to reach it, Carla would be dragged along, so Roxy cut her own ropes to save Carla.

Runners: Thursday March 9 1989.
MacGyver meets Crystal, whose real name is actually Jennifer Reiner. She's whoring for a guy named Snakeskin. MacGyver takes her to the Challenger's Club, where she steals his wallet and goes back to Snakeskin. MacGyver gets her away from him and takes her to the police station for stealing his wallet but she wants to stay with him. They get to know each other and tell each other stories on their past. MacGyver tells about the car accident his father and grandmother were in.

Friday March 10 1989.
They meet Jennifer's father, Jim. In an argument he hits his daughter and she runs away again. MacGyver goes after her to get her out once more and Jennifer stops her father from shooting Snakeskin.

Between Saturday March 11 and Monday March 13 1989.
After getting her and her father's counselling and supervised visitations arranged MacGyver and Jennifer say goodbye.

(Note: MacGyver says he was 7 at the time when his father and grandmother died which is impossible. They died in 1962. If he was 7 at the time he would've been born in 1955. There is a lot more proof he was older, since he was 8 in 1960 and in a later, more important episode Passages, he says he was ten, which adds up a lot more to it.)

Renegade: Thursday March 16 1989.
Marie Morrison tries to reach Commander Hilliard to help Steve but he kissed her off with a standard form letter. One of those letters was sent to the Morrisons' on that day.

Gold Rush: Between Monday March 20 1989 and Monday March 27 1989.
MacGyver had a week of vacation but he was send to Alaska instead to lead an US/Soviet expedition to find a cargo of gold that went lost in World War II. The two pilots froze to the death as they remained with the gold. The cave they hid the gold in was set full of traps. The gold was found to support the children of Armenia. If it took as long as in Ghost Ship to get there it was a flight 03 hours and 59 minutes over a distance of 1844,9 miles (2969 km).

The Invisible Killer: Monday April 3 1989.
MacGyver is supposed to lead a team of Phoenix-employees on a five-day hike through the wilderness in a stress-relief program. The day the program begins a prison bus crashed on the road in the area. Two of them infiltrated in the team posing as Phoenix employees. On their hike they meet Liz, a forest ranger.

Tuesday April 4 1989.
It becomes clear who the escaped convicts are. MacGyver rescues Liz and together they makes sure the escaped convicts are arrested again. The stress-relief program would've been restarted in name of the people who got killed.

Brainwashed: Between Monday April 10 1989 and Friday April 14 1989.
MacGyver and Jack Dalton are being honoured for helping Kimbala out with an irregationproject to battle the drought in the country. MacGyver discovered a way to divert a mountain runoff to the drought area. Their flight would take 17 hours and 29 minutes over a distance of 8722.2 miles (14037 km).

Children of Light/The Stringer: Saturday April 15 1989.
The student protests in China on the Tianamen Square begins after the General Secretary of the Communist Party Hu Yaobang dies of a heart attack. The protests would last almost seven weeks. It starts quite small but students kept gathering from all over China and everything became more serious.

Brainwashed: Saturday April 15 1989 and Sunday April 16 1989.
After they come back from Kimbala, Pete and Jack takes a weekend off.

Monday April 17 1989.
President Dakra arrives in Los Angeles to honour MacGyver and Jack for their work in Kimbala.

Tuesday April 18 1989.
A ceremony will be held for MacGyver and Jack Dalton. It turns out Jack and Pete were pawns to kill President Dakra.

Wednesday April 19 1989.
Pete is deprogrammed from his brainwashing.

(Note: this episode originally airs on Monday April 24 1989.)

Off The Wall: Sunday April 23 1989.
Inspector Gladston is fired from the Building and Safety Department.

Easy Target: Saturday April 29 1989.
MacGyver and Pete are on a ski trip. Pete was asked to fill up the Jeep when he goes for pizza that night.

Sunday April 30 1989.
Coming back a little cranky from the ski trip, MacGyver and Pete are being held hostage by terrorists who tried to take down a whole city with an EMP-weapon. Their group is called the Black Dove Front and they want their leader General Shakti released.

(Note: this episode airs on May 1 1989.)

Renegade: Tuesday May 2 1989.
Steve Morrison, a man who once saved MacGyver's life during an assignment in Germany steals anthrax from the Phoenix Labs to sell it for money. MacGyver meets Pete who was reviewing reasearch and development funding proposal for the board meeting that was set on coming Thursday May 4 1989.

Wednesday May 3 1989.
Steve is about to move away with his wife. MacGyver is coming after him to get the anthrax back. Steve gets shot in the shoulder during the sell. Marie later says she wrote the commander to talk Steve into surgery.

Monday May 8 1989.
MacGyver picks up Steve and his wife from the hospital after his surgery.

Children of Light/The Stringer: Saturday May 13 1989.
The Chinese students starts a hunger strike on the Tienamen Square. Mikhail Gorbachev would arrive on Monday May 15 1989.

Unfinished Business: Monday May 15 1989.
While following Jack Dalton into a goldmining expedition, MacGyver, Pete and Jack recall old adventures they have been through. But once Pete gets kidnapped by a stalker they go down some memorable villains they ran into in the past year including Matt Webber, Murdoc and Deborah.
Sometimes you just have to die a little inside to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.

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