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MacGyver is always a man on a mission, but when season 2 picks up, his mission is a bit more personal than usual: He wants to find his father. “The search for his dad is going to play over the course of the whole season,” executive producer Peter Lenkov says. And yes, fans will eventually meet Mac’s father, though Lenkov cautions that “it’s not who you think it is.” Although Lenkov is still campaigning to get Richard Dean Anderson — the original MacGyver — to appear on the series, he says making him Mac’s dad would be “too obvious.” As he puts it, “I’d like Richard to come back in a more surprising role.”
But finding Dad won’t be Mac’s only concern in season 2, especially considering that Murdoc managed to escape from prison in the season 1 finale. “[That rivalry] will be ramped up this season,” star Lucas Till says. “Murdoc’s the only one who can make him angry.”
Fans can also expect a continuation of the Cairo story — which Lenkov claims is “even more crazy than the first part” — along with the introduction of Riley’s father. In other words, everyone gets daddy issues in season 2.
MacGyver premieres Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.