Season 1, Episode 3
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Air date October 7, 2016
Written by David Slack
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley
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Awl is the 3rd episode of Season 1 in the remake version of MacGyver.


MacGyver and the team are in Malaysia to extract a terrorist groups’ money man, Ralph, who holds key intel to an impending attack. But the mission goes south when the man is shot, and now, with only a driver’s license and hand sanitizer available, MacGyver must keep Ralph alive in order to learn the terrorists’ plans.


A terrorist group known as D-77 is planning an attack somewhere. The group's financials are managed by a guy named Ralph Kastrati, who is wanted by the FBI for several accounts of securities fraud and lives in Malaysia. The team goes to secretly collect Ralph, who then gets shot by D-77.McGyver, using items found in Ralph's SUV (including parts of the SUV itself), saves Ralph's life. Later on, in order to prevent D-77 from killing Ralph, MacGyver lowers Ralph's heart rate until his pulse can't be felt, giving him the appearance of death. Before D-77 can actually kill him, however, Mac and Jack Dalton rescue Ralph, who willingly testifies about D-77 and will be put in witness protection. At home, Mac acts as the monster for Bozer's movie and Riley helps out with the CGI software. Jack tells Mac to contact his father, as he hasn't talked to him in a long time. Mac decides to write his father a letter.


  • Jack Dalton's father's birthdate was on September 29, 1945. The original series premiered on September 29, 185, exactly forty years later.


MacGyver: He... He got shot.
Jack Dalton: Yeah, yeah, no biggie, just in the shoulder.
MacGyver: Yeah, but the part of his shoulder that's kind of his chest.

Patricia Thornton: How's he doing?
MacGyver: Ralph. Uh, yeah. He's fine. I mean, he's dead, but he'll get better.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • Oliver Cooper as Ralph Kastrati
  • Walter Tabayoyong as Dr. Laqman Megat


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