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01.04 Episode 4 (#40191-002)
Airdate: October 27, 1985

MacGyver must help an investigative reporter get out of a Latin American country with incriminating evidence which links a general to an illegal arms dealer.

Written by: Stephen Kandel
Directed by: Lee H. Katzin

Guest Starring: Robin Curtis as Kate Conolly, John Vernon as Dave Ryerson, Gregory Sierra as General Antonio Vasquez, Sam Vlahos as Diego Montoya, Marco Lopez as Gomez, Socrates Ballis as Captain, Abdul Salem as Camel Driver

OPENING GAMBIT: "MAP" MacGyver retrieves a top-secret map, then uses it to escape his pursuers in the desert. Written by Judy Burns / Directed by Lee H. Katzin

Nielsen Ratings: 14.3 rating / 22 share / 2nd (44th overall)

Reference: Central America, Kate Conolly, Gomez, Middle East, Diego Montoya, Dave Ryerson, Antonio Vasquez


Retrieved the key to a locked door
by pushing it through the keyhole
and drawing it back on a map.

Used a rolled up map as a
pea shooter.

Used a metal rod rolled inside
a map as a weapon.

Escaped by sliding down a
sand dune on a map.

Used a map and duct tape to
patch a bullet hole leak in a
hot air balloon.

Evaded a live electrical security
system using a camera strap
with a plastic clip.

Ignited plastique using a camera
flash on the timer setting.

Created a diversion with a church
bell, fireworks, a candle, and a
camera strap as a delayed fuse.

Prevented a pursuit by using a
jeep winch to connect
two jeeps together.

Made a periscope using a
rear view mirror and a compact.

Set a trap to catch
a lizard for dinner.

Created a diversion to steal a
jeep by tossing Kate at one
of the guards.

Created chemical fog by burning
oil with an overheated jeep

Used leather straps and duct tape
on the steering wheel, shift, & gas
pedal to drive a jeep by itself.

Made smoke bombs by igniting
oily rags in metal drums that
rolled downhill.

Escaped during the diversions by
rolling downhill in a barrel and
swimming across the border.