'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 12 Spoilers: Why is Riley hacking again? Team goes undercover for an Indian wedding

The title for MacGyver Season 5 Episode 12 'Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna' sounds interesting, considering 'Vivaah Sanskar' and 'Henna' indicate a cultural reference


                            'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 12 Spoilers: Why is Riley hacking again? Team goes undercover for an Indian wedding
Tristin Mays as Riley Davis and Lucas Till as Angus on 'MacGyver' (CBS)

Spoilers for 'MacGyver' Season 5 

'MacGyver' is back this week with an episode titled 'Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna'. If any of you guessed we're attending a royal Indian wedding, then you're right. But interestingly when the team tries to protect a princess, we also have to worry about the nano-trackers Mac (Lucas Till) and Riley (Tristin Mays) ingested, Russ sees his quarantine fling Sophia (Camilla Arfwedson) again and Bozer notices that Riley is up to something. Read on to know more about the episode.

'Royalty + Marriage + Vivaah Sanskar + Zinc + Henna' will air on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 8 pm EST on CBS. The official synopsis reads, "Mac, Desi and Russ go undercover during a royal Indian wedding to protect a princess whose policies could put her life in danger. Also, Russ and Sophia come face-to-face at the wedding, Bozer suspects Riley is up to her old hacking ways and Matty runs down a lead in hopes of getting to the bottom of Mac and Riley's ingested nano-trackers." 

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Tristin Mays as Riley Davis and Lucas Till as Angus “Mac” MacGyver in Season 5 Episode 11 'C8H7CIO + Nano-Trackers + Resistance + Maldives + Mind Games' (CBS)

Is Riley hacking again?

Riley is a member of The Phoenix Foundation yes, but she comes from a computer hacking background. Fans of the series may remember that she used the named Artemis37 and even hacked the Pentagon for laughs once. Sadly, she was also blackmailed into hacking the NSA to save her mother's life. She had purposely hacked it wrong and was sent to spend five years in prison. She was released because MacGyver requested for it after she had completed 2 years because Jack Dalton had recommended her hacking skills.

Now the synopsis says that we're going to a royal Indian wedding and that Russ and Sophia will also see each other, but why on earth is Riley hacking something for? It's interesting because the synopsis of the next episode titled 'Barn Find + Engine Oil + La Punzonatura + Lab Rats + Tachometer' is already out and apparently Riley is part of a secret team of hackers? Episode 13 synopsis reads, "Riley reveals the truth about her secret team of hackers to Russ" - but we'll cross that bridge when we get there next week.This week's episode though seems to be an intense one and we can't wait for it. Anything Royal, has to be great, tight? Not to mention we're excited to see Swedish/British actress Arfwedson in the series again.

Who is the guest cast?

The guest cast includes Camilla Arfwedson as Sophia, Harlan Drum as Brooklyn, Aneesha Joshi as Rani Kumari, Noah Khyle as Oliver Hughes, Alexandra Grey as Parker, Steve Alderfer as Rudolf Von Stupensen, Malone Thomas as Elise Deveroux, Nandini Minocha as Sumita, Ahmed Lucan as Nitesh and Matt Fowler as Broker. The episode is written by Monica Macer and Andrew Klein and is directed by Anne Renton.

'MacGyver' Season 5 airs on Fridays at 8 pm EST on CBS.

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