'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 3 Spoilers: Russ is being tortured as Mac and Desi race against time to save him

'My name is Russ Taylor, respond to this message, or watch me die,' he says, while being tied up and filmed


                            'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 3 Spoilers: Russ is being tortured as Mac and Desi race against time to save him
(Lucas Till as MacGyver/CBS)

It's all happening on 'MacGyver' Season 5 on CBS as Episode 3 spells doom for Henry Ian Cusick's character, Russ Taylor. The promo of the upcoming episode sees Russ being kidnapped and tortured as he records a video message. The footage shows Mac (Lucas Till) and Desi (Levy Tran) mounting a high-octane rescue. The question is: Can they do it in time? "My name is Russ Taylor, respond to this message, or watch me die:" Taylor says while being tied up and filmed.

The Phoenix goes on lockdown with Mac and Desi is assigned to reacquire Russell. This episode has been one of the talking points the entire season and will go a long way in answering the trust storyline the series has touched upon so far. The season opener saw frosty relationships with Mac and Russ, Desi and Riley and although it all appears to be sorted out, this rescue would just cement them stronger as a team.

You can watch the promo below:



 

Titled 'Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma', the official synopsis reads: "When Russ is kidnapped, Mac and the team must break out a previously murderous psychopath, now pacifist, from prison to help find him. Also, while on the run, Mac and Desi are forced to confront their relationship issues, on MACGYVER, Friday, December 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Joe Pantoliano guest stars as Eric Andrews, a murderous psychopath who has found peace and changed his ways."

There are three storylines in the episode. It is interesting to see in what capacity Pantoliano is included in the episode. Mac and Desi's relationship will surely have some clarity as they're paired up together in this mission and its success depends on how well they can bond and complement each other to rescue Russ. who at the moment looks to be in pretty bad shape.

What are your thoughts on Russ's kidnapping and how excited are you to see Mac and Desi team up to kick some ass?

'MacGyver' Season 5 airs on Saturdays at 8 pm ET on CBS. 

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