'MacGyver' Fans Threaten They're 'Done with the Show' After George Eads's Emotional Exit

The actor's last episode on the CBS show aired Friday.

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 Deadline. 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.

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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.

Really disappointed that George Eads is leaving MacGyver. #stupidmove

— John Ose (@JohnOse31302104) February 3, 2019

I had no idea George Eads was leaving #MacGyver. Well, that sucks...☹️ At least it’s open for guest visits and a return if they want. I hope.

— Erica (@EricaSLP) February 2, 2019

Since I'm not in America, I don't see a lot of the news about TV, I just watch my shows online. And I was NOT prepared for George Eads to leave like that. How is Macgyver gonna keep going without Jack Dalton? I literally don't even have words for what I'm feeling right now.

— MaryKatherine Lodick (@emkay_superstar) February 2, 2019

The writers should have replaced George Eads with a different actor instead of writing the character off. Sure, George was great as Jack but Jack is an important character in the show and the audience loves him. So disappointed. 🙄😕#MacGyver @MacGyverCBS @MacGyverWriters pic..com/9pn18D18mL

— ✌ (@weare_one94) February 2, 2019

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.

I am NOT ok with Jack (George Eads) leaving #MacGyver!! He’s my favorite character so I may be done with the show. 😡

— Official MissMel (@MissMel96) February 3, 2019

Not going to lie...I cried like a baby while watching #MacGyver. It was a sad episode that was written and executed beautifully.

Thank you George Eads for your amazing portrayal of Jack Dalton. You will be missed.

— Nicole Auger (@WriterSleuth84) February 2, 2019

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 "Father + Bride + Betrayal."

They continued, “Thank you George Eads for your amazing portrayal of Jack Dalton. You will be missed.”

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