MacGyver has officially said goodbye to Jack Dalton.
The CBS show bid farewell to the popular character and George Eads, the 51-year-old actor who plays him, in February 2019. George had starred on the hit remake since it came back to TV in September 2016, but it was announced in November that he would not continue on with the series. (Some reports stated that he wanted to spend more time with his daughter, but others cited an “altercation” on set as his reason for leaving.)
The crime drama, which also stars Lucas Till as MacGyver, explained George’s exit with an “open-ended” assignment, according to . George’s Jack will now be chasing down a dangerous terrorist, who was thought to be dead but is apparently very much alive (dun dun dun). Though the storyline feels ominous, the outlet also reports that it leaves the possibility for a George/Jack return down the line.
But regardless of that fact, fans are still deeply unhappy that Jack will no longer be palling around with MacGyver every week. Some said they were “really disappointed,” calling it a “#stupidmove” to get rid of the role.
Others were upset that the producers aren't re-casting him. “Sure, George was great as Jack but Jack is an important character in the show and the audience loves him,” one viewer wrote. “So disappointed.”
Others even threatened they were “done with the show” now that their favorite character is gone. “I am NOT ok with Jack (George Eads) leaving,” one person said.
Overall, most were just sad to see him go. “Not going to lie…I cried like a baby,” one follower wrote of the episode, titled
They continued, “Thank you George Eads for your amazing portrayal of Jack Dalton. You will be missed.”