‘MacGyver’ episode 4 preview: Meet the Russian Angus and Jack

Wire Cutter -Tonight, “MacGyver” brought us an episode that was reminiscent of one of our favorite action shows out there in “Chuck,” largely because at the center of it was a mission to capture an asset who really had no clue what they were doing and really shouldn’t have even been there. Having them be such a fish out of water in turn made the majority of the story fun.

So where do we go from here next week? Well, we’re looking at an episode entitled “Wire Cutter,” and there’s a fun sort of meta quality to it. You see, many countries like to come up with their own versions of popular shows, and it wouldn’t have surprised us if there was a Russian version of “MacGyver” at some point (though we can’t find any evidence of it). The reason this notion connects to “Wire Cutter” is because we’re going to see the show’s version of a Russian MacGyver and his partner Jack team up with their American counterparts, mostly to ensure an old warhead from many years ago is shut down for good.

Synopsis¬†– “Mac and Jack partner with older versions of themselves, a Russian bomb programmer and his estranged handler, to shut down a Soviet-era warhead in Moscow. But when the antiquated computer needed to disable the warhead becomes inoperable, Mac must find a way to fix it with only duct tape and wire in time to prevent a new Cold War.”

Doesn’t it always come down to duct tape? The stuff fixes everything! Part of the fun of this show, we imagine, will continue to be seeing Angus and Jack find a way to make something out of nothing, and that is why this franchise was such a hit in the first place.

Interested in some other news when it comes to “MacGyver”? Well, rest assured that you can read our review shortly over at this link. (Photo: CBS.)

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