Angus MacGyver and Jack Dalton try to hunt down a fugitive in MacGyver season 1 episode 16. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 15.
MacGyver season 1 episode 16 opens on MacGyver and Dalton in quicksand. Dalton asks MacGyver to come up with an idea to get them out of there. MacGyver starts screaming for help.
When they’re safely back home, they play truth or dare with Riley Davis and Wilt Bozer. Everyone asks Dalton what happened between him and Matty Webber. So, Dalton chooses to do a dare instead.
MacGyver and Dalton’s search for fugitive Aaron Deckard brings them to a bar. They talk to a bounty hunter named Billy Colton who’s captured Deckard. He believes that MacGyver and Dalton are also bounty hunters and threatens to have his cronies fight them.
Billy instructs the guys to make sure Dalton and MacGyver don’t go anywhere, leaving them with straps to tie them up. Dalton fights the guys while MacGyver builds a weapon for him to use.
Later, they track Billy’s location. But, they don’t realize their walking right into his family business. The Colton family surrounds them.
Colton’s mom asks who they are. MacGyver gives their real name, but claims that they’re bounty hunters just like Colton.
The Coltons tie up MacGyver and Dalton and lock them in a horse trailer. Dalton was able to swipe a phone and they manage to call Matty. She says that she’s sending in other agents to do what they couldn’t.
Dalton asks MacGyver if they should call someone else. MacGyver says they can use the phone itself to free themselves by filing it into a blade.
The agency is able to get Deckard, but the team realizes that the Coltons were planning on giving Deckard to Armenians, not a U.S. agency. Which means, now the Armenians will kill them for not delivering. MacGyver tells the team he has a plan, but he’s not sure it’s a good one.
MacGyver walks into the Daltons restaurant. He pretends that he works for them so he can talk to the mom in the family and tell her that his people have Deckard.
He agrees to double the bounty on Deckard and the Phoenix Foundation team works with the Coltons to stop the Armenians.
At the end of the episode, Matty joins the team for truth or dare. It seems that Dalton apologized, but there’s still tension between them.