Macgyver s04e16 Episode Script

Brainwashed

Mr.
Thornton should have been here an hour ago.
Vice President Mantu is asking where he is.
Miss Hendrix, I'm sure he just got hung up somewhere.
That's no excuse to insult foreign dignitaries.
I don't look upon it as insu-- See? Sorry I'm late.
- Looks like I'm right on time.
- Just.
Miss Hendrix.
Very efficient.
Chopper's coming.
Everybody ready? We're feeding live.
All right, stand by.
In five, four, three, two I'm Janet Blake, coming to you live from the municipal helipad where we're awaiting the arrival of President Abu Dakra of the African nation of Kimbala, on this, the last leg of his state visit.
This has been a whirlwind tour for the popular African leader.
It began in New York with a speech before the United Nations General Assembly.
Then on to Washington, where he received a standing ovation at the convention on human rights for his support for peacekeeping efforts in East Africa.
Later, during a state dinner at the White House, President Dakra pledged to strengthen Kimbala's trade ties with America and its Western allies.
He was praised by our own president, who said, "Kimbala is a cornerstone for peace and democracy in that politically turbulent region.
" President Dakra will wind up his state visit with a gala banquet tomorrow night during which he will present medals to two American citizens.
Kimbala's rich oil fields and political stability make it one of the strongest trade allies the U.
S.
has in East Africa.
President Dakra is making his first visit here to thank the U.
S.
for developing a major irrigation project to combat the crippling drought that struck Kimbala last year.
Vice President Mantu and his wife are here to greet him.
The vice president has been here the last few weeks negotiating the trade deal President Dakra will sign at the end of his trip.
Thanks for covering.
Yeah, what's going on with you? Helen said she'd been trying to reach you all weekend.
With all the security preparations I went through for this state visit, I thought I deserved a couple of days off.
You took a vacation? Without filing your itinerary in triplicate? Next you'll tell me you had a good time.
I found a beautiful mountain stream.
It was just me and the salmon, like a dream come true.
A pleasure to meet you, sir.
This is Peter Thornton of the Phoenix Foundation.
My people owe much to your organization for the development of the irrigation project.
We thank you.
We're glad we could help, Mr.
President.
Actually, it was MacGyver here who discovered the way to divert the mountain runoff to the drought area.
MacGyver, of course.
Our country is greatly in your debt - and the pilot who helped you too.
- Jack Dalton.
Yeah, I couldn't have done it without him.
I am looking forward to pinning medals on both of you.
We must be going, Mr.
President.
- Will you excuse me? - Certainly.
Couldn't he just send the medals? It's the highest honour Kimbala can award a non-citizen, MacGyver.
I'm grateful, don't get me wrong.
But formal ceremonies, speeches, tuxedos It's called protocol, also known as manners.
I suggest you don't forget yours tomorrow, and remind your flyboy buddy, Dalton, to do the same.
Jack.
Jack Dalton.
We're waiting for you.
Don't be afraid.
Where am l? Through the double doors.
Don't be afraid.
Come, Jack.
Come to me.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my-- Hey, pal.
Hey, you.
What's wrong? You okay, buddy? What are you doing out here? You tell me.
Is this some kind of a joke? - I'm not laughing.
How did I get here? - Good question.
Come on over here to the car.
You got anybody I can call? Friends? Family? I'm staying with a buddy.
His name is MacGyver.
MacGyver, what took you so long? My feet are freezing.
I got icicle toes.
I called, Mr.
MacGyver.
Do you know this man? Guilty as charged, officer.
I was just cruising by and saw him wandering around here.
It looked like he was sleepwalking.
Sleepwalking? You mean you've never walked in your sleep before? Not a step.
I'm telling you, MacGyver, I don't remember walking to that fun park.
- Has anything been bugging you lately? - Not a thing.
Can you believe it? All these years of sleeping like a baby and all of a sudden, I'm the midnight rambler.
Are you sure you weren't just coming off a weekend bender? Drinking? MacGyver, you wound me.
Well, where have you been the last couple of days? - With her.
- Her? Who's her? We met at Phil's Tux-For-Bucks.
I was getting measured for a penguin suit for the shindig tomorrow.
What can I say, it was just me and her, Iike a dream come true.
Does "her" have a name? Guess so.
She never got around to telling me.
That sounds like true love to me.
Check in next time, will you? - Where you going? - To bed.
You can't leave me down here on my own.
What if I doze off and my feet decide to do the walking again? Sleep in your shoes.
How about a life jacket? In case you haven't checked, this house is a boat.
I could wake up in the ocean.
Or worse, I could not wake up - on the bottom of the ocean.
- All right.
Okay.
You sleep in the bed upstairs, I'll sleep on the couch downstairs.
That way if you start roaming, I can keep an eye on you.
Don't worry about me.
Hey, you mean it? I really appreciate this.
If there's ever anything I could--- - Jack, go to bed.
- Thanks, Mac.
Good night.
I waited until they were both asleep before returning here.
Are you telling us that Jack Dalton escaped from you by walking in his sleep? - Yes, sir.
- Thank you, Tabur.
Go back to the houseboat.
Watch them.
- Tell us if anything happens.
- Yes, madam.
- Is that necessary? - Didn't you hear him? If MacGyver finds out what happened to Dalton, we are ruined.
Even if he does, he cannot stop us.
I have finished the president's speech.
Read the last line.
"From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
" When Dakra says those words, he's a dead man.
I should never have let you talk me into this.
It's all too risky.
Great leaders take great risks, my love.
You must have faith.
By this time tomorrow, I will make you president.
Jack.
Jack Dalton.
We're waiting for you.
Don't be afraid.
Through the double doors.
Don't be afraid.
Come, Jack.
Come to me.
Through the double doors.
Don't be afraid.
Come, Jack.
Come to me.
MacGyver.
What are you doing here? Who's dead? You killed him.
Pete.
No, it's not true.
Jack.
Wake up, Jack.
- MacGyver.
- You're walking in your sleep again.
Oh, what a relief.
Then Pete's not dead? What? I was looking at him, Mac, lying in the coffin, dead as dirt.
- Take it easy, you were just dreaming.
- Dream, nothing.
This was pure, - 1 50-proof nightmare.
- That's all it was.
It's over.
Relax.
Let me make some breakfast.
Well, I'm glad you can shrug it off just like that.
I'm still shaking.
Look at me.
Look at my hands.
How did that get there? Jack, what's going on? MacGyver.
MacGyver, wake up.
- MacGyver! - What? - What? - Is it really you this time? - Is it really me? - Jack, settle down.
You're not making any sense.
You're telling me.
I think I'm losing my mind.
I'm having a problem.
I think I'm really losing my mind.
The police said he was sleepwalking.
He said he's never done it before.
Yeah.
Well, I thought it'd be a good idea to let a professional look at him.
You can? Oh, that's great.
Yeah, that's no problem.
All right, we'll see you then.
Doc Beatty says she can see you at the Phoenix lab in about an hour.
I don't like it.
I've never been to a shrink before.
Jack, she's a psychiatrist.
Whatever.
It's all mumbo-jumbo, anyway.
Come on, give it a try.
Maybe she can help you sort things out.
Trust me.
Okay, just this once.
But no couches or ink blots, okay? Right, Jack.
No couches, no ink blots.
- Mrs.
Mantu.
- Yes, Tabur.
MacGyver is taking him to a psychiatrist at the Phoenix Foundation.
- And then what? - I'm not sure.
Shall I follow them? No, Tabur, do not follow them.
Return to the hotel.
MacGyver is taking Jack Dalton to a Phoenix Foundation psychiatrist.
What if this psychiatrist discovers your programming? MacGyver could figure out our entire plan.
Then we will change the plan.
Jack Dalton is not the only puppet on our string.
Jack, seeing a psychiatrist is no big deal.
- Keep your voice down, will you? - It's nothing to be ashamed of.
Just relax and run with it.
Let me get that.
I'll be back.
Hey, the joker didn't know a leader from a sinker.
Oh, these beginners.
So he goes on telling me what kind of bait to use.
Can you believe it? I tell him, "Look, if you think you know more about fishing than me, then from the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
" - That must have riled him.
- Yeah, you know it.
I told him, "Why don't you do me a favour and stick your head in a bucket?" Imagine him trying to tell me about fishing.
Biggest catch he ever made was that rich wife of his.
Jack? You looking for something, son? Jack? MacGyver.
- What happened? - I don't know.
But I think we'd better find out soon.
Come on.
Let's get you changed.
Can you still hear my voice? Yes.
So where are you now, Jack? I'm walking down a long hallway.
And what do you see? Double doors.
Do you open them? - I'm scared.
- Don't be afraid, Jack.
Open the doors.
I'm in a room.
Describe it.
It's big.
Lots of tables.
Where is the room? In the moon.
Look around, Jack.
What else do you see? My name in gold.
What happens next? I'm sitting down.
Where, Jack? - I can't remember.
- You have to.
Look around and tell me what you see.
- I see a shadow.
- From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
There's a voice.
What does the voice say? From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
He's holding something.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
I salute you.
I can't.
I salute you.
I salute you.
Stop.
No, I can't.
He's trying to remember, but his subconscious won't let him.
Listen, Jack the nightmare is over.
Good.
I'm going to count to three.
When I get to three, you will wake up.
You won't remember anything that we've talked about.
- Do you understand? - Yes.
One, two, three.
- Hey, doc, how did I do? - You did fine.
You're a pretty good subject, actually.
Just rest a few minutes.
I'll be back.
Oh, by the way, Jack, what have you done in the last few days? I met the most beautiful lady.
What can I say, it was just me and her, like a dream come true.
You know, that's exactly what he told me, word for word.
What you just heard, my friend, was a preconditioned response.
Preconditioned? You mean he's been hypnotized before? Calling this hypnosis is like comparing an H-bomb to a firecracker.
I've deprogrammed enough brainwashed DXS agents to recognize the symptoms.
- Well, how do we deprogram him? - It isn't easy.
There's a key, probably a word or a phrase that triggers him Iike tumblers in a lock.
But without that key, we can't get in and find out what he's programmed to do.
- How do we get that key? - It takes time.
But I'll get the people and the equipment together and we'll start tomorrow.
What's the matter? Déjá vu, I guess.
What? You remember something? I'm not sure but-- There.
There.
That's what I mean.
We can't have this contraption being set off by our guests' jewellery.
All right, we'll lower the sensitivity.
They'll never even notice it's there.
- Can we talk to you about something? - Sure.
First things first, MacGyver.
I want to make sure everybody's clear about the ceremony.
Everything has to go off without a hitch.
I'm sure it will, Miss Hendrix.
Gentlemen.
You must be Mr.
Dalton.
- Hi.
- I was hoping for an opportunity to congratulate you personally before the ceremony.
Good to see you.
Who are you? This is Vice President Mantu of Kimbala.
I'm writing the president's speech for tonight.
I thought you might offer some personal memories of your work in our country.
Actually, we have something to work out with Pete.
It will only take a moment, I assure you.
This way, MacGyver.
I wanna run over the procedure with you.
MacGyver.
- Pete, would you keep an eye on Jack? - Sure.
Now, Mr.
Dalton, tell me all about it.
Well, to tell you the truth, Mr.
Vice President, it was MacGyver's show.
I was just the sky jockey.
You are much too modest.
What you did was heroic.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
What's the matter, Mr.
Dalton? You look pale.
You must be ill.
You know, he's right, Jack.
You look terrible.
Must be something I ate.
Just came on all of a sudden.
I Yes.
Perhaps a breath of fresh air.
That's a good idea.
Excuse me.
We've got to adjust that thing.
Would you excuse me? Gentlemen, the sensitivity has got to be lowered.
The noise is way too annoying.
- Hello, Jack.
- Excuse me, lady.
I'm really under the weather.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
And now you are under my control.
You do remember me, don't you? - Yes, Edith.
- Excellent.
Follow me.
Yes, ma'am.
Now, at precisely 8 p.
m.
, the president will make his way to the podium and start his speech.
You and Mr.
Dalton will be sitting here, at this table.
Mr.
Thornton will be here, and I will be here, at his right.
And please, once you're seated, don't play musical chairs.
You must be in your assigned places.
- What else do you see? - My name in gold.
His name in gold.
Please try and pay attention.
Now, when President Dakra calls your name, you and Mr.
Dalton will approach the podium on his left.
I'm sitting down.
--the furniture, so this is very important.
My name in gold.
--tonight, MacGyver, remember this.
--on his left.
Remember that.
His left.
Once you're there, the president will have some more to say.
Try and keep your hands out of your pockets.
And for pity's sake, act like you're interested in what the man's saying.
MacGyver, we're not finished.
Pete, where's Jack? The last time I saw him, he went out for some fresh air.
He wasn't feeling well.
- Great, I gotta find him.
- Would you tell me what's going on? Pete, I think Jack is involved in a plot to assassinate President Dakra.
- Are you comfortable, Jack? - Yes.
Thank you, ma'am.
Good.
Do you understand your new orders? Yes.
Tabur will take you to a place.
He will give you a gun.
And when you see MacGyver, you will kill him.
Yes, ma'am.
When I see MacGyver, I will kill him.
I can't find Jack anywhere.
Has he been back here? No sign of him.
Listen, what's going on? Jack Dalton has done a lot of crazy things in his time, but an assassination? - I don't believe that.
- Doc Beatty says he's been brainwashed.
Come here, let me show you what I found under his place at the table.
It's gone.
Who else has been in this room besides us? Just our security, a couple of workmen and Hendrix.
- What's gone? - There was a holster under this table.
And whoever put it there probably planned to sneak a gun in after the security sweep.
- Where did it go? - They got rid of it.
Which means they know I'm onto them.
- Is there a problem, Mr.
Thornton? - No.
Nothing serious.
Good.
Do you think Hendrix is in on it? I think we'll have a better chance of finding out who is if we don't tip our hand.
Okay.
Without tipping our hand, what's next? We gotta find Jack before he hurts someone or himself.
- He could be anywhere.
- I know.
I'll start looking.
All right, I'll stick around in case he turns up back here.
Right.
If he does, grab him.
Tie him up, sit on him, whatever it takes.
But don't let him around President Dakra.
No one saw the holster removed? The subject took it without anyone noticing.
You see, Edward, nothing is ever lost, if one plans ahead.
After all, with so much at stake, why risk everything on just one assassin? It will be just as I promised.
When the president dies at the hands of the American official, it will destroy the trade treaty.
You will return to Kimbala, crying vengeance for Dakra's blood.
The people will rally around, cheering your name.
Once we have won their hearts, nothing is beyond our grasp.
With my guidance and the support of our new allies, you will become the most powerful man in all of Africa.
With you at my side.
I am not important.
You are all that matters, Edward.
I am doing all of this for you.
Jack? Jack, are you here? - Hello? - MacGyver.
Any luck finding Jack? No, Pete, doesn't look like he made it back here.
Well, the banquet begins in an hour.
What about that fun park where the police found him sleepwalking? Well, it's worth a shot.
I'll swing over there now.
- Keep me posted.
- Yeah.
- Where is the room, Jack? - In the moon.
Jack? Jack, you in here? Jack, it's me.
I'm walking down a long hallway.
And what do you see? Double doors.
My name in gold.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
- What does the voice say, Jack? - From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
I see a shadow.
Jack.
Listen to me, Jack.
Somebody's making you do this.
But I've got the key now.
Listen to me.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
All right.
That's it.
I'm in control now, Jack.
And I'm turning you off.
Put the gun down.
They changed it.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
From the bottom of my heart Jack.
Go ahead, Jack, take your best shot.
Over here, Jack.
Kill me again, Jack.
Go ahead.
Again, Jack.
It's all right, Jack.
It's over.
It's over, Jack.
It's me.
It's Mac.
It's all right.
Where are MacGyver and Dalton? This is an outrage.
I'm sure if we just give them a few more minutes, they'll get here.
In case they miss the ceremony, would you accept the medals - in their place? - I'd be happy to.
Luckily, I wrote another version of the president's speech - for such an emergency.
- Edward? You were right, dear.
I found the new speech in your briefcase.
You were prepared for something like this? In international politics, one must plan for every emergency, Miss Hendrix.
This is where you spent last weekend.
There was no beautiful girl from Tux-For-Bucks.
They created her and that lost weekend to cover your absence while they programmed you.
I don't remember this place.
You recognize this? From the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
- Edith.
- Mantu's wife? Yeah.
They used that phrase to activate you.
Why couldn't you use it to switch me off? I don't know, they must have changed it when they thought I was getting too close.
Well, at least the president's safe now.
I wouldn't count on it.
Two chairs, two assassins.
They must have programmed somebody else in case they needed a backup.
Whoever it was had to have been here with you.
Now, come on, Jack, think.
Who else was brainwashed? I can't-- All I can remember is spending the weekend with that lady they planted in my brain.
Weekend.
Two lost weekends.
It was just me and her, like a dream come true.
It was just me and the salmon, like a dream come true.
That's it.
The other assassin, it's Pete.
Ladies and gentlemen, honoured hosts.
I thank you for your warm hospitality.
I should have known it was a setup when Pete steered me to that place.
I never told him that's where the police found you.
I don't get it.
Even if Pete hears the key phrase, how are they gonna give him the order to shoot the president in a big crowd? - The Star of State.
- The what? The medal.
He's been conditioned to shoot whoever's holding that medal.
There are two Americans in particular whom we wish to honour this evening.
Mr.
MacGyver and Mr.
Dalton.
Their deeds saved thousands of my people from starving to death.
They are true humanitarians, but most important, true friends.
And now I will ask Mr.
Thornton to please come up and accept the medals for Mr.
MacGyver and Mr.
Dalton.
- Hold it, fellas.
- We've got trouble.
Come on.
Wait a minute.
Although they can't be with us this evening, please convey to them the respect and gratitude of my people.
Please convey to them the respect and gratitude of my people.
This is our country's highest award.
But it is only a small token of our gratitude.
Catch, Edith.
The respect and gratitude of my people.
Do not shoot.
Put it down.
Do you hear me? Put it down.
MacGyver.
What happened? What's going on? It's all right, Pete.
Welcome back.
Edith, I think you just blew your right to remain silent.
When I count backwards from ten, you will begin to wake up.
Ten, nine, you're starting to awaken now, eight, seven, six, your eyes are opening, five, four, three, two, one.
Hey, Pete, how are you feeling? Oh, like I've been asleep for days.
Well, in a way, you have been.
Just take it easy and you'll be fine.
Boy, who would have thought a classy lady like Edith - would try an assassination.
- Well, it happens.
I'll tell you one thing, I never wanna hear the words "the respect and gratitude of my people" again as long as I live.
Or "from the bottom of my heart, I salute you.
" MacGyver? MacGyver.
This isn't funny, Mac.
Mac.
What?