MacGyver

MacGyver (1985)

12 mistakes in season 2

(5 votes)

Pirates - S2-E15

Factual error: A 250-year-old sea chest recovered from the ocean floor is opened, and all its paper items are perfectly dry: the log book can be opened and read, and the letters can easily be unrolled. Highly unlikely. The chest's wood and pitch would deteriorate (salt water is extremely corrosive), and the paper should be damp and crumbly, at the very least. Even more likely, it would have become a lump of unreadable sludge.

Jean G

Eagles - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Golden Eagle is shot with the crossbow by the man, It goes through it's wing. Later when MacGyver comes to try and take it out, it is in a different position on the bird. It is not through the wing anymore. (00:07:25 - 00:09:15)

Jack of Lies - S2-E6

Audio problem: At night when MacGyver and Jack are sneaking past the guards behind a mule, we see about 8 to 10 light bulbs hanging overhead. MacGyver later pulls the cord down and all the lights begin to pop. There are about 16 pops, many more than there were bulbs on the cord. (00:24:50)

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Jack of Lies - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When MacGyver et al. spot the car they will use to escape, the headlights are clean and white. After the commercial break, they are much dirtier and the dirt is only on certain precise spots on the headlights. (00:33:15 - 00:35:25)

For Love or Money - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Mac and the ambulance are running through the checkpoint at the hospital exit, when you first see the shot the stop bar is already broken off on his side of the road, in the next shot they are driving through the bar breaking it off.

Boobra

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Final Approach - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Tommy is escaping into the mountains to try and help, a small bit of his jacket tears off onto a tree branch. MacGyver later sees it, but the branch that the torn piece is on looks entirely different. (00:21:10 - 00:22:10)

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Pirates - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: Early in the episode a thumb/finger is visible at the bottom of the screen turning the timer wheel simulating a working timer that is actually just a dummy prop, a few seconds before it explodes. (00:02:39)

The Eraser - S2-E2

MacGyver: Look, if this works, it'll keep us from gettin' caught. If it doesn't, it'll keep us from gettin' old.

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Answer: Late one night, Geoffrey used a covert listening device to overhear David explaining his barricade device to Janet which is how he figured it out.

How do we know Geoffrey really did use a covert listening device? They didn't mention him using one.

There was a scene of him using it when David told Janet about his barricade.

Answer: There was a scene of him going to his room and as soon as David and Janet went into David's room, Geoffrey took the listening device out of hiding and pointed it at David's door enabling him to hear everything.

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