'MacGyver' Season 4 Episode 13 Preview: Russ Taylor's real reason for chasing Codex comes out in the open
'MacGyver' Season 4 is entering its thirteenth episode and this is going to be a big one. Episode 13 'Save + The + Dam + World' is expected to be the midseason finale and it's going to be bringing the Codex storyline to a head. There are going to be some major truths coming out into the light and things will never be the same again for the Phoenix Foundation.
Season 4 has been driven by the war between Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Mac's aunt Gwendolyn Hayes (Jeri Ryan), a leader of the global eco-terrorist organization Codex. An important force on the side of Phoenix has been the Foundation's new owner Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) but Episode 13 is going to be bringing some of his secrets out into the open.
Since the beginning of Season 4, Taylor has been consumed by an obsession with bringing down Codex. The synopsis for the episode reveals that his real reasons for buying the Phoenix Foundation are going to be revealed and a sneak peek clip that has made its way online drops a major bomb.
In the clip, we see Leland (guest star Tobin Bell), who appears to be the true leader of Codex, talking to Mac about a hypothetical situation where a lifeboat meant for 10 people is loaded with 20. After Mac says that the solution is to kill ten of the weakest people on the boat, Leland reveals to him that he once put the same question to a different man and got the same answer. That man? Russ Taylor.
It's possible that Russ might be a double agent but what's far more likely is that he was a Codex agent in the beginning but rebelled against them after losing someone or something important to him. We don't know the exact details yet but the relationship between Mac and Taylor has been pretty frayed already and this bomb might destroy whatever is left of their friendship.
The cast for 'MacGyver' Season 4 includes Lucas Till as Angus “Mac” MacGyver, Tristin Mays as Riley Davis, Justin Hires as Wilt Bozer, Meredith Eaton as Matty Weber, Levy Tran as Desi Nguyen and Henry Ian Cusick as Russ Taylor. Guest stars appearing in the episode include Jeri Ryan, Zach McGowan, Amber Skye Noyes, Scottie Thompson, Tobin Bell, Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Annie Cook.
Here's the synopsis for 'Save + The + Dam + World': "With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the crosshairs."
'MacGyver' Season 4 Episode 13 will air on May 8 at 8 pm ET on CBS.