Character: Sarah Adler
Created by: Peter M. Lenkov, Lee David Zlotoff (based on original series)
Directed by: Jerry Levine
Written by: Craig S. O'Neill
Cast Members: Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires
Released date: September 30, 2016
Episode(s) Number: 1x02, 1x12
Episode(s) Title: Metal Saw, Screwdriver
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates the Department of External Services (DXS), a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton; Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations; and Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
1×02: “Metal Saw” – MacGyver and the team attempt to rescue Sarah, Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.
1×12: “Screwdriver” – Using a screwdriver and bug spray, MacGyver must find the U.S. government mole who is leaking classified intel to the organization that is trying to take down The Phoenix Foundation. Also, Sarah returns to help with the mission, and Nikki reappears, but Mac can’t tell which side she’s on.
• This is the CBS reboot; the original MacGyver series aired 1985-1992, with Richard Dean Anderson in the lead role, and ran for 7 seasons.
• Marks Amy’s first guest appearance on TV since Person of Interest ended.
• Amy played a CIA agent, a former colleague of Jack Dalton.
• Amy has also expressed an interest in returning for future episodes; she accepted the role initially due to former Person of Interest writer/producer, David Slack, who now works for the MacGyver production team.
• Amy has confirmed, while attending the Shanghai Comic-Con, that she’s filming another episode; due to possibly air January 2017 [November 2016].
• Amy’s second guest appearance (1×12) shall be airing January 6, 2017.