'MacGyver' Season 4 Episode 13 Preview: Will the Codex storyline end with what may be the midseason finale?

As it stands, 'MacGyver' Season 4 will run for at least 20 episodes but the ones coming after Episode 13 'Save + The + Dam + World' may get delayed until later in the year


                            'MacGyver' Season 4 Episode 13 Preview: Will the Codex storyline end with what may be the midseason finale?
Henry Ian Cusick and Lucas Till (CBS)

'MacGyver' Season 4 is barrelling on to its thirteenth episode and the question on everyone's mind is, is this the season finale? Season 4 was initially meant to run for 13 episodes before being extended to 22 but with production shutting down due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the actual episode count for the season has come into question.

While there a number of sources online claiming that Episode 13 is going to be the season finale, CBS is yet to make any such statement. As it stands, 'MacGyver' Season 4 will run for at least 20 episodes but the ones coming after Episode 13 'Save + The + Dam + World' may get delayed until later in the year so worst-case scenario, this could end up being a midseason finale.  

But that doesn't necessarily mean the Codex storyline that has driven the plot of the season so far will end with Episode 13. Yes, there are bound to be some major events in the episode but Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Russ Taylor on the show, had previously revealed to MEA WorldWide, MEAWW that the remaining episodes do still involve Codex in some way or the other. 

"We initially were given 13 episodes and then got picked up for another nine," he explained. "So we had Terry Matalas who was there for the first 13, and it was all really about Codex so we had a serialized as opposed to procedural. And now all of them, the writers, have to come up with another back nine, which can be tricky. But so far the ones I've read, they're still fun and really great and they still allude to Codex."

Chances are Gwendolyn Hayes (Jeri Ryan), the aunt of Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) and one of the leaders of Codex, might die or be captured in the upcoming episode. But we do already know that there are people higher up the ladder than her at the organization so perhaps they may be revealed and serve as the antagonists for the rest of the season. 

'MacGyver' Season 4 Episode 13 will air at 8 pm ET on May 8 on the CBS Television Network.

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