I’ve always been a bit puzzled about the release of the Official Stills. Maybe that’s just how it works with TV shows in general, but: Sometimes we get 12 Official Stills for an episode – another time only 5 or none. Sometimes all of them look very similar, sometimes the main cast seems missing.
As with Seasons 1 and 2, I’m looking back at the Official Stills for each episode of Season 3; picking my favorites and writing down some of my thoughts. (Because I just can’t keep quiet, as you all know by now.)
Episode 3×01: Improvise (Still Photographer: Guy D’Alema)
For the Premiere of Season 3, we got 6 Official Stills. Taken together, they feature all the agents on the main mission.
MY FAVORITE: The one with Mac and Jack, of course.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: Pretty people in nice colors, so nothing downright disappointing. A few more Stills for the Season Premiere would have been nice, but we got at least one more than back for the Season 2 Premiere.
Episode 3×02: Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship (Jace Downs)
For the second episode of Season 3, we got 8 Stills of the people involved in the main mission.
MY FAVORITE: Definitely the “Dalton’s Heroes” shot.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: Pretty looking people at an airport. While that’s not bad per se, it isn’t the most exciting scene to sell an action-adventure show – especially not an episode featuring an A storyline with military guys and firefights.
Episode 3×03: Bozer + Booze + Back to School (Jace Downs/Annette Brown)
The third episode delivered the Official Stills in two servings. The first bunch consisted of 6 Stills. Later, they added 8 more that showed a bit more action.
MY FAVORITE: Mac in the midst of a MacGyverism, of course. It’s nice to see the “youngsters” together on a mission for once.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: 14 Stills of good-looking people could be worse, but it would have been nice to see a teaser photo of the B storyline with Jack and Billy Colton.
Episode 3×04: Guts + Fuel + Hope (Guy D’Alema)
We got 10 Stills for this episode,. All of them feature Mac and Riley on the road with the guest-star.
MY FAVORITE: MacGyver looking all competent can never be wrong.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: Pretty people in color-coordinated clothes on a color-coordinated outdoor set. For me, not disappointing at all.
Episode 3×05: Dia de Muertos + Sicarios + Family (CBS)
Apparently, they had no extra Still Photographer on set for the Halloween Episode. I’ve always wondered why the Still photos looked so different in quality and why the colors looked washed out. I’m assuming they took screenshots while editing.
MY FAVORITE: Riley and Bozer trying to look all innocent. Even without knowing anything about the B storyline, you know they’re anything but innocent.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: It’s a Halloween Episode and no Still Photographer and no scary costumes. Though there IS at least a kid in costume and he’s cute.
(More coming soon.)