Promo-wise, Season 4 was very good to MacGyver fans. Besides interviews and featurettes for the premiere, we got all the episode titles in advance and a new photoshoot in the middle of the season. Also, there were more Official Stills than for previous seasons and a preview plus several Sneak Peeks for every episode.
As with the previous seasons, I’m looking back at the Official Stills for each episode of Season 4; picking my favorites and writing down some of my thoughts. (Because I just can’t keep quiet, as you all know by now.)
Episode 4×01: Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix (Still Photographer: Mark Hill)
For the Premiere of Season 4, we got 26 Official Stills on the press site. A lot of them were actually screenshots. Getty Images has 8 (but watermarked) Stills taken by Still Photographer Mark Hill while What2Vue released 20.
MY FAVORITE: The one with Mac and Desi. There’s an urgency in Mac handling the shovel, while Desi seems unsure but wanting to help.
BONUS STILL: The one with Mac and Russ on top of the post was the first Official Still we got for Season 4. Part of our introduction into the new season we waited so long for.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: A few more Stills instead of screenshots for the Season Premiere would have been nice, but we got like 6 Stills for the Season 3 Premiere back then, so no reason to keep complaining.
Episode 4×02: Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed (Guy D’Alema/Mark Hill)
It’s rather unusual to have 2 Still Photographers on set, but this was the first episode they filmed for Season 4, so they probably wanted to catch the excitement during the first days of filming.
For Episode 4×02, we got 15 Stills on the press site. 14 are available via Getty Images while 11 are on What2Vue. Interestingly, they later added 3 screenshots of Meredith Eaton as Matty.
MY FAVORITE: It’s art, no? Also, the only Still not available on Getty Images, probably because it was used for a First Look preview in the TV Guide magazine.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: Pretty looking people in various locations. Nothing to complain here.
Episode 4×03: Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck (Mark Hill)
The third episode only delivered 9 Official Stills (which is still more than we got on average for previous seasons). SpoilerTV granted us 8 unmarked Stills. Surprisingly, none of them are available on Getty Images.
MY FAVORITE: Mac in a plane. We all know how he feels about heights, right?
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: The young guest star has a pivotal role on the episode. He would have deserved to be in one of the Stills without having his face half-hidden behind Desi.
Episode 4×04: Windmill + Acetone + Celluloid + Firing Pin (Mark Hill)
We got 12 Stills for this episode. Most of them feature Mac and/or Riley on the mission in Germany, with Desi joining them in 2 of the Stills. Getty Images has 7 Stills up, while What2Vue has 6 of them. Interestingly, KsiteTV has 19 since they added the photos and screenshots posted on the official social media accounts the day the episode aired.
MY FAVORITE: MacGyverisms are hard work.
NOW THAT’S DISAPPOINTING: So much MacRiley. Not disappointing at all.
(More coming soon.)