Eye of Osiris
Episode 14 of 21 within Season Six. Item 118 of 141 overall.
Production number 118.
John Sheppard - Writer
Michael Vejar - Director
3 votes

Mac helps out on an archeological dig for the tomb of Alexander the Great, but the expedition seems to be followed by bad luck. Several incidents nearly cause a shutdown. Then Mac finds clues leading to Alex's tomb.

Unfortunately, the accidents are not coincidental, and they meet a very vengeful man who traps them inside the grave.

original airdate--February 4,1991      rating--12.3 million

music--MacGyver Theme song by Randy Edelman


  1. Used sugar water to dry sand impression for plaster mold
  2. Throws alcohol in a face of a man holding a torch to his face, as well as a distractor, his hat and shirt catch fire.

Goofs: Steam is immediately produced after Mac adds the water after lighting the fire. This indicates that the container for the water was hot to begin with, which would be impossible if the tomb was only being opened for the first time.

  • The professor refers to the markings on the plaque as 'hieroglyphics'. An archaeologist studying Egypt would know that they are 'hieroglyphs'. 'Hieroglyphic' is the adjective used to describe the script and not the language.
  • After Von Leer takes the eye, he laughs maniacally, but his lips don't move.
  • The ancient symbols on the parchment are arranged to allow for some of the tears in the paper, with blank spots near where the tears are.
  • The three pieces of the plaque barely hold together when it's assembled for the first time, yet the plaque is obviously just one solid piece in later views.


"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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