The world's most clever secret agent returns for his fourth season of action, humour, and intrigue. Not much has changed for MacGyver (the very personable Richard Dean Anderson
) this time around--he's still as offbeat and cerebral as before, but there are a few familiar faces joining him in season 4 (1988-89). His old friend Penny (Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher
) appears in two episodes: the supernatural-themed season opener "The Secret of Parker House," and later, in "Cleo Rocks," which also features another returning character, though decidedly less friendly--the sinister Murdoc (Michael Des Barres, hissable as always). Also back in rotation this season is Jack Dalton (Bruce McGill), who assists Mac in several adventures before finding himself in a heap of trouble when he's accused of an attempted assassination in "Brainwashed," and Kristian Alfonso as the dangerous Deborah in the season closer "Unfinished Business" (a "clip show" that is probably the weakest episode in the season). There's also a host of well-known performers in guest roles this season, including Cuba Gooding Jr. in "The Challenge," Jason Priestly in "Blood Brothers," and a surprising turn from G. Gordon Liddy in "Collision Course," which puts Mac behind the wheel of a racecar. But the real star of the show, of course, is MacGyver's mind, which manages to get him out of some spectacular jams by the most unusual methods. Action lovers and series fans won't be disappointed by this set. --Paul Gaita
Complete fourth season of the 1980s television series. MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson), adventurer and science expert, works for the government as a secret agent. Refusing on principle to carry a gun, he uses his vast knowledge of practical science to complete his missions and to create ingenious traps for his enemies. Episodes comprise: 'The Secret of Parker House', 'Blood Brothers', 'The Outsiders', 'On a Wing and a Prayer', 'Collision Course', 'The Survivors', 'Deadly Dreams', 'Ma Dalton', 'Cleo Rocks', 'Fraternity of Thieves', 'The Battle of Tommy Giordano', 'The Challenge', 'Runners', 'Gold Rush', 'The Invisible Killer', 'Brainwashed', 'Easy Target', 'Renegade' and 'Unfinished Business'.