Final Approach
Episode 5 of 22 within Season Two. Item 27 of 141 overall.
Production number 028.
Rob Hedden - Writer
Alexander Singer - Director
3 votes

MacGyver goes to the mountains to lead four ex-gangster teens on a Phoenix Foundation funded rehabilitation trip. When he gets there, he finds that this task may be a little more complicated then he thought.

All of the kids are very rebellious and one of them has a bad grudge against another one. A couple of days later when MacGyver is returning with the kids, their plane crashes in the middle of the wilderness and one of them is injured. Now, MacGyver must fix the plane and help the kids work out their differences so they can save their friend.

original airdate--October 27,1986 rating--10.3/15 share

network: abc

music--MacGyver Theme song by Randy Edelman



  1. Made a tent from a parachute  
  2. Log bark used as water trough
  3. Tube and earpiece from headset used as stethoscope
  4. Made a theodolite (sighting tool) from branches & earrings
  5. Hollowed log as front ski on airplane


"Oh I've heard about you! You're the guy who does the whatchamacallits, you know, MacGyverisms; turns one thing into another?"

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026 The Wish Child
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028 Jack of Lies

regional titles

Definitieve aanpak
Final Approach
Approche finale
Cur Chuige deiridh
Avvicinamento finale
Aproximación final