It appears that Thornton and old flame who is now a nun haven't a prayer after they're taken hostage by Central American rebels, until MacGyver asks Jack Dalton and his seaplane to rescue them.
original airdate--December 05,1988 rating--11.7 million
music--MacGyver Theme song by Randy Edelman
"Oh I've heard about you! You're the guy who does the whatchamacallits, you know, MacGyverisms; turns one thing into another?"