Why is 'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 4 not airing this week? Here's what to expect when CBS action drama returns

Macgyver's next episode will not be airing for two weeks as the series will be on a break for Christmas and New Year. 'MacGyver' will resume with Episode 4 on January 8, 2021


                             Why is 'MacGyver' Season 5 Episode 4 not airing this week? Here's what to expect when CBS action drama returns
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After three episodes of slam-bang action, some major relationship plots and twists, 'MacGyver' Season 5 will be on a two-week hiatus. The season's third episode saw Henry Ian Cusick's Russ Taylor being kidnapped, with Mac (Lucas Till) and Desi (Levy Tran) set out to rescue him and the two also open up about their relationship, something the show's fandom has been eagerly looking forward to. 

The next episode though, will not be airing in the next two weeks, as the series will be on its Christmas and New Year break. 'MacGyver' will resume with Episode 4 on January 8, 2021. Titled 'Banh Bao + Sterno + Drill + Burner + Mason', there is not an official synopsis available for the episode yet, but what we can assume is Mason's presence on the show. Ant-MacGyver as he is best known, played by Peter Weller was seen in Season 3, Episode 22, "Mason + Cable + Choices".

So it does appear that the new episode of 'MacGyver' will see the return of an old character, or so we feel. In the meantime, CBS will air reruns of Season 4 episodes 1, 'Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix' on December 25, followed by Episode 7, 'Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey'. This will give fans something to watch while they wait for the CBS show to return. According to tvseriesfinale, the two episodes of 'MacGyver' so far have seen viewerships of 4.7 million.

That there is no synopsis will come as a surprise considering the other shows 'Blue Bloods' and 'Magnum P.I.' already have some details available. That said, it should also be noted that more episodes of 'MacGyver' were shot this fall soon after production activities across the world resumed amid coronavirus. The episodes we have seen so far are all the ones that went into production before the world went into a lockdown following the outbreak of the pandemic.

What are your theories on what Episode 4 would be all about?

Starring Lucas Till, Henry Ian Cusick, Levy Tran, Tristin Mays, Meredith Eaton, and Justin Hires, 'MavGyver' airs Fridays at 9 pm ET on CBS. 

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