- The drug dealing crew is introduced as:
- Spider, a cruel looking hood with the disposition of a cobra.
- Watts, a lanky farm boy gone sour.
- Meat, the product of a truck mating with a moose.
- JD, a burned out long-hair.
- Young MacGyver reaches into the bottom drawer of his mother's dresser, and pushes aside old photo albums and war medals to find the gun, wrapped in a towel. He picks it up, holding it with reverence, enjoying the weight of it and the coldness of the steel. This moment takes place at the 18:44 mark of the episode. Interesting that it was his mother's dresser -- Ellen MacGyver was packing heat!
- It's funny how when Danny pushes the shelving unit onto MacGyver and then Chuck and Neil run in, MacGyver stands up and says, "It's Danny. He just ran out the back. He took a gun." What he should say is, "Run after Danny! He just left the store 5 seconds ago!"
- He [Danny] tumbles down the stairs, and hits the floor, unfolding in the identical position Jesse did. The gun lies in the same position as well. This doesn't come across in the episode.
- In the script, before doing CPR MacGyver uses his watch crystal to see if Danny is still breathing.
- Also in the script, Chuck says that he will stop selling guns.
- I'll tell you one thing; people are gonna have to buy their guns from somebody else. ~Chuck
- That's just the problem -- they always can. ~MacGyver
- In the final photo, they have their arms around each other's shoulders and all but Jesse have their guns drawn. That holds true in the episode also and I never noticed it before.
Monday, November 28, 2016
MacGyver Script Analysis: Blood Brothers
My Script Analysis series where I compare an original script with the final episode continues with Blood Brothers, which I recognize as a landmark episode despite it not being one of my favorites. This will be fairly short because what you see in the episode is pretty much word for word what is in the script.