Season 1, Episode 11
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Air date December 16, 2016
Written by Lindsay Allen
Nancy Kiu
Directed by Stephen Herek
Episode Guide



Scissors is the 11th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of MacGyver.


MacGyver and Jack search for Riley, using a microwave and a power strip, after she mysteriously disappears and hacks into the NSA, possibly unleashing World War III. Also, Bozer goes on his first official mission, and Jack opens up about his history with Riley’s mother, Diane.


Christmas is in danger when the NSA is hacked and Riley is the main suspect. After finding out that she did to save her kidnapped mother Diane Davis, she confesses to stealing a cyber weapon, able to remotely control vehicles. Riley, MacGyver and Jack head to Shanghai before the weapon can be used and result in World War III. It is later revealed why Riley was sent to prison, as well as the reason of her animosity toward Jack.





Wilt Bozer: Now, usually a brisket has to grill for hours and hours, but Mac worked his magic on our grill, so now it only takes 30 minutes, when it doesn't suddenly burst into flames. Which it doesn't anymore. Mostly.

Jack Dalton: Come on, man, she's smart, but she ain't Nosferatu.
Angus MacGyver: The German vampire?
Jack Dalton: No, the guy who predicts stuff.
Angus MacGyver: I think you mean Nostradamus.
Jack Dalton: Whatever. You know what I'm talking about.

Jack Dalton: Look, it's a long story, Diane, but I work for a secret U.S. government organization. And, uh, I guess it's not that long of a story, huh?


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

  • Michael Michele as Diane Davis
  • Nicholas X. Parsons as Millenial
  • Sean Michael Weber as Jaden
  • Lyman Chen as Guard

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