Pete needs to get the daughter of a Russian dissident out of the Soviet Union and MacGyver volunteers his help.
original airdate--April 30,1986
- To stop the secret police following him, MacGyver blocks the exhaust pipe of their car with a potato in order to stall the engine.
- MacGyver stops a pursuing boat by clogging the intake for the boat's inboard motor with a floating device made from a blanket, some rope, and jerrycans.
- To break out of a locked ward in a mental hospital, MacGyver uses the spring steel filament support wires from a light bulb as lock picks.