Never Again ... Never Again
Writer: Babs Greyhosky
Story: Jim Carlson
, Terrence McDonnell
Director: Robert Loggia
Producer: J. Rickley Dumm
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
(Lena Greenberg), Robert Ellenstein
(Saul Greenberg), Glenn Cannon
(Dr. Bernard Kessler), Clay Wai
(Miko), Earl Kingston
(Ruben), Todd Camenson
(Karl), Rick Quan
When Saul and Lena, an aging couple who run a local shop, abruptly make plans to leave town, suspicious Magnum and Rick, who are friends with the couple, investigate; only to arrive at the pair's home to see Saul whisked away in an ambulance after suffering a heart attack. Yet when they check at the hospital, he's not there, and it becomes apparent that Saul has been kidnapped. Magnum houses Lena at Robin's Nest
while looking for her missing husband, where she explains that they are Holocaust survivors who are being hunted by neo-Nazis.
This episode features one of the best plot twists of the entire series!
In the original broadcast of this episode, the climactic scene with Magnum and Lena on the boat had Magnum shooting Lena (off camera)*. During the cutaway to the boat, after Lena displays the scalpel, a gunshot is heard. The gunshot was removed for syndication airings and on the Season One DVD. This leads to a confusing situation as the viewer is now not sure what happened to Lena.
Magnum wears the VMO-2 Da Nang baseball cap
for the first time! T.C. wore it in the Pilot.
This is one of the few episodes to feature the indoor bar/restaurant of the original King Kamehameha Club, filmed at the Elks Honolulu Lodge
(2933 Kalakaua Avenue
Higgins "breaks the fourth wall" ("locking eyes" with the audience) for the second time. He will do so in only a handful of episodes (including the next one).
Local actor Glenn Cannon
plays Dr. Bernard Kessler
. Glenn will start his regular role as another Doctor, Doc Ibold, in Season Two's "Try to Remember
" (2.15). The establishing shot of Dr. Kessler's residence was filmed at the historic Walker Estate
in the Nuuanu Valley. Glenn had a recurring role as state Attorney General Manicote on the original Hawaii Five-0
In the opening scene in Waikiki, a white 1974 replica of a 1931 Alfa Romeo can be seen
driving down Kalakaua Avenue. (ID'd by the IMCDb)
The Makani Kai Marina
is used as a filming location. The boat that is used throughout the episode (and for the climax) is named Cherokee
, and its home port is the same marina.
During the scenes at the hospital the same three people are paged over the PA (at different times) and each time in exactly the same way:
- "Janet Clark, please report to Maternity. Janet Clark." [3 times]
- "Dr. Sigapelli to Cardiology. Dr. Sigapelli." [4 times]
- "Dr. Haywood, you're wanted in Pediatrics. Dr. Haywood to Pediatrics." [3 times]
When Magnum goes back to the hospital later that night, and sneaks into Dr. Kessler's office, we can hear a "Nurse Emory"
being paged twice, and then while he's searching the office, we hear the faint sound of "Janet Clark"
being paged twice more! (Noted by Carol the Dabbler)
Higgins uses a Walther P38
semi-automatic pistol ("the dominant German handgun of World War II"
and "the most popular souvenir handgun in the European theater of World War II"
) to defend the estate against intruders. (Noted by rubber chicken)
During the climactic scene with Magnum and Lena on the boat, a number of Lena's lines appear to be dubbed and re-recorded in post-production.
12 Saul and Lena's house
was filmed in Kaimuki, just north of the Hawaii Film Studio. "Saul's Shirt Shop" was filmed at 3573 Waialae Avenue
, also in Kaimuki. (Noted by rubber chicken)
13 Rick Quan
(Intern) was a well-known sportscaster for KITV in Hawaii in the 1980s.
In 1946, Higgins was sent to Suez, Egypt for assignment. He also briefly attended the Nuremberg Trials
in Germany in 1946.
* Confirmed by several different people
Higgins: Magnum, feed the lads, would you? There are steaks in the freezer.
(Magnum makes an excited face.) Very well, you can have one too.
Rick: Ahi Sushi delivery. Your wish for fish come true.
Higgins: I was there you know.
Higgins: Nuremberg, during the trials. They all had excuses, reasons for doing what they did, even the so-called "little fish", but when you saw the films, the camps, you realized there were no "little fish". I just thought you ought to know.
Magnum: Higgins, thank you.
Higgins: Of course, this changes nothing between us. I still expect you to respect the rules and regulations that pertain to your stay on the Estate. There will be no wild parties, no outrageous liberties, no unauthorized overnight guests!
On the shot of Magnum (stunt double) jumping from the jetty to the boat, he lands much lower - seemingly about to fall into the sea - than in the next shot, where we see Magnum (Selleck) climbing up the back of the boat.
When Magnum and Rick drive up in the Ferrari to Saul's house and get out of the car to go up to the ambulance, and then into the house, Rick leaves his car door open. When they return to the car shortly after, the door has somehow miraculously been closed. (Noted by seahawks1)
The single ring of the doorbell of at Dr. Kessler's house doesn't match with the numerous times Rick presses it.
When Magnum leaves Lena with Higgins at Robin's Nest, to retrieve some of her things, he is wearing jeans. A short time later, on his way back to Robin's Nest, he is seen driving the Ferrari with shorts on.
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