When will 'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 3 air? Spoilers for Russ' kidnapping and Mac-Desi's relationship talk

The good news is the episode will air next week at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS, and in a year that has seen production stall, three episodes on the trot is an actual bonus


                            When will 'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 3 air? Spoilers for Russ' kidnapping and Mac-Desi's relationship talk
Henry Ian Cusick as Russ(CBS)

It has been another scintillating episode of 'MacGyver' and the CBS drama, safe to say, has hit the ground up and running. Episode 2 saw some high-octane action and a bit of a tribute to the 1996 blockbuster, 'Mission: Impossible' courtesy Desi (Levy Tran), and now things appear to get serious from Episode 3 onwards. Titled, 'Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma', the focus is on the team after Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) gets kidnapped.

This storyline has been the topic of discussion and the official synopsis makes it all the more interesting. "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, Dec. 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."

The good news is the episode will air next week at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS and in a year that has seen production stall, three episodes on the trot is an actual bonus. That the team is bringing in a famed actor in Pantoliano makes it an interesting watch. He is best known for his role as Ralph Cifaretto on HBO's 'The Sopranos' that saw him bag the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Prior to this, fans will remember him as Cypher from 'The Matrix'. 

The other storyline in the episode revolves around Mac (Lucas Till) and Desi on how they take their relationship forward. The Mac-Desi relationship has been central to the show and hopefully, 'Eclipse + USMC-1856707 + Step Potential + Chain Lock + Ma' offers more clarity on how Mac's personal life goes. Not just does this add to the character development, but also the drama that 'MacGyver' has managed to provide over the last few seasons.

All eyes will be on Russ and his fate. Can Mac and co. manage to acquire him back in one piece?

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

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