MacGyver

MacGyver (2016)

13 mistakes in season 5

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Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness - S5-E1

Factual error: MacGyver and Russ are bringing two large oxygen cylinders into a room. From the way they handle them to get them off the cart and onto the floor, you can tell they are empty. To make matters even funnier, MacGyver manages to break off the valves on both tanks at the same time with just one stomp of his foot. That is physically impossible. Continuing the farce, the tanks pretty leisurely rocket away, lifting all present slowly to the skylight. I have seen a video of just one small air tank break a valve. It shot across the room, through the wall, flew through the air, and embedded itself three feet in the ground over 40 feet away. Believe me, not at all how depicted here. (00:35:20 - 00:36:20)

toroscan

Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt - S5-E9

Factual error: MacGyver is using an improvised cutting torch to weaken a lock on a door. When he thinks he has cut enough he drops the torch and immediately holds on to the lock to open it. If It has been subject to a cutting torch long enough to weaken it, he would not be able to grasp the lock with his bare hands without seriously burning them. (00:15:00)

toroscan

Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt - S5-E9

Factual error: Every time the Phoenix Foundation airplane is shown, it has absolutely no markings. Every aircraft has to be registered somewhere and display its registration prominently, and no aircraft can fly in a country's airspace without a registration number at the very least. (00:01:55)

toroscan

Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness - S5-E1

Factual error: MacGyver and Russ are locked in a hotel room. They cannot use their comms. MacGyver says it is because the room is secure with reinforced walls to keep comms blocked. But there is a big glass window with only bars on it. If the room were indeed secure to comms there would be a screen to complete a Faraday Cage and prevent radio frequencies from passing through. (00:26:45)

toroscan

Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness - S5-E1

Factual error: Riley and Desi pick the locks on a safe deposit box and extract a hard drive. They then are going down some stairs with Jane when Jane menaces them with a gun and asks for the hard drive. Riley tells Desi not to worry and shows her the actual disk in her hand. We're later shown she opened the casing with her bare hands and the disk dropped out - not at all possible. (00:29:30 - 00:32:00)

toroscan

Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness - S5-E1

Plot hole: Paula Matos comes into her room and surprises Desi and Riley. Paula has a gun. Riley asks her if the gun is ceramic, as no guns are allowed in the hotel past security. It is not answered, but it would be the only way Paula could have a gun. So far so good. But later when they have made a deal, and they are leaving the room, Riley tells Paula to leave the gun behind because there might be metal detectors along the way. If it is indeed ceramic, then there is no need to leave it behind. And if it is metal, how did it get past the metal detectors in the first place? One or the other premise is wrong. (00:24:05 - 00:26:00)

toroscan

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