|Season 1, Episode 6|
|Air date||October 28, 2016|
|Written by||Brian Durkin|
|Directed by||Alec Smight|
Using only a wrench and rope, MacGyver must diffuse a bomb set near the United Nations by his old nemesis, “The Ghost”, a notorious criminal whose work killed his mentor, and track him down before he strikes again
MacGyver's internal demons get externalized when The Ghost resurfaces. Five years prior, his bombs killed Mac's old C.O., Alfred Pena, who was supposed to be on leave to see the birth of his daughter. When Jack finds himself in a similarly explosive predicament, Mac must overcome his haunted past to defeat his rival and save Jack Dalton.
- In the original MacGyver episode "Countdown", MacGyver faced a mysterious bomber who went by the name Viking rather than The Ghost. His partner (rather than his mentor) was also named Charlie Robinson.
MacGyver: We go to great lengths to keep the people we love safe. We spend days and nights worrying about them. Did we do it enough? Did we teach them the right lessons? Were we there for them in all the right ways? Could we have done anything more to keep them safe? But maybe "safe" isn't the right way to put it. Maybe it's better to say we'll do what we can to defend the ones we love. Maybe that word gives us a little more power.
MacGyver: Airbags--one of my favorite things. I know, I get excited about some weird stuff but come on. Explosions that save lives? That's pretty damn cool.
Jack: Oh, Mac, I could kiss you right now, buddy.
MacGyver: Just knowing you want to do it is enough, thanks.
MacGyver: "Defend." That's a good word. It feels right. If there's one thing I'm certain of, this is a world worth defending, filled with people worth defending. The Ghost may have gotten away, but that can wait until tomorrow. Right now... right now is a time to heal.