Writer: Tom Greene
Director: Mike Vejar
Producers: Rick Weaver
, Reuben Leder
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
(Velma Troubshaw), Paxton Whitehead
(William Troubshaw), Nicholas Hammond
(Clarke Troubshaw), Joshua Bryant
(Keeler), Don Muraco
(Sugar Mill Worker - uncredited
Magnum struggles to prove Higgins' innocence after he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his old boarding school nemesis, William Troubshaw.
This is the fourth "Higgins-centric" episode of the series, following "Tropical Madness
" (2.7), "The Elmo Ziller Story
" (2.21) and "Black on White
The opening credits appear unusually late, some six and a half minutes into the episode.
Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Carol Baldwin is seen for the first time! Here she is played by former child star and Academy Award nominee Patty McCormack
(The Bad Seed
) for one episode only. Kathleen Lloyd
will play the character in all future appearances, starting with Season Four's "Distant Relative
" (4.4). Carol will appear in a total of 18 episodes.
This is Dana Wynter
's (Velma Troubshaw
) second appearance on the show. She previously appeared in Season Two's "Double Jeopardy
" (2.19). This was her last appearance on a television series. She appeared in dozens over the years.
Magnum's injured right index finger (explained as something that happened while Magnum was coaching T.C.'s Pee-Wee football team) appears to have been a real injury that Tom Selleck suffered around the time this episode was filmed. The injured finger is noticeable (although unbandaged) in the next episode ("Mr. White Death") as well. (Noted by Lady Annella)
6 Nicholas Hammond
) played Friedrich von Trapp, eldest son of the von Trapp children, in the classic 1965 film The Sound of Music
. He also played Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man
television series (1977-1979) and was in the infamous Brady Bunch
episode where Marcia breaks her nose ("Ow, my nose!").
British theater actor Paxton Whitehead
) plays Rodney Dangerfield's economics professor (and nemesis) in the 1986 comedy Back to School
List of notable filming locations:
The "Dollar Bill Game" that Magnum, Rick and T.C. are seen playing is called Liar's Poker
In his youth, Higgins was educated at a preparatory school (unnamed) and later a prestigious public school (unnamed) somewhere in England. He was the top Fencer
in his public school class.
T.C. wears his red Atlanta Falcons cap for the first time. He will only wear it a handful of times.
Pro wrestler Don Muraco
("Da Rock") makes an uncredited appearance in this episode as one of the sugar mill workers
who gets into a scrap with Magnum and T.C.! Don is a local who calls Sunset Beach on the North Shore home. (Noted by The Birdman of Budapest)
Higgins' bedroom is seen for the first time. He's seen reading The Noel Coward Diaries
by the British actor/director/dramatist Noel Coward
In 1958, Higgins spent almost a month in a rat-infested, 3-by-6 foot, jail cell outside of Calcutta. This was his second trip to a Calcutta jail!
* The Shriners Beach Club is located right next door to the Anderson Estate, the real life setting for Robin's Nest! (Noted by Sam)
** The mill closed down in the late '90s, but parts of it were converted into small workshops (including a working soap factory) that can be visited by the public. (Noted by Tralfaz)
*** This same house was previously used in Season Two's "The Elmo Ziller Story" for the "Belvedere Club" setting. It was also used extensively in a 1974 Hawaii Five-0 episode ("How to Steal a Masterpiece"). (Noted by rubber chicken)
William Troubshaw: Well, well, if it isn't John-John. Long time, old nob. You're looking well... well-fed, that is.
Magnum: Higgins, this is fascinating. This guy Henderson and his wife, they opened up this wax museum by Pearl. Well, they brought her sister in as a silent partner. Well, one thing lead to another and...well, a month later Mrs. "H" disappears...Guess where they found her?
Magnum: Guess...Come on, just guess!
William Troubshaw: You've asked for the left position?
(silently nods in agreement)
William Troubshaw: I don't care which side or which weapon you've got, John-John, I'm going to cut you to shreds, just as I always have.
Magnum: Look, I don't care if you are protecting someone, as long as you protect yourself, too. Unless British honor demands that you get convicted of a crime you didn't commit!
Higgins: Magnum, your understanding of honor is as solid as Attila the Hun's grasp of morality. Now if you don't mind, I'd like to finish my book!
Magnum: Higgins, are you alright?
Higgins: More appropriately, are you? Another torrid night at the "Boom-Boom Room" I presume.
When Magnum says "it was one of those days in paradise"
, the word "days" can not be heard in the audio.
When Magnum meets Carol, and she is eating yogurt, the camera switches back and forth between them in closeup shots. In Carol's closeups, the napkin on the side of her yogurt keeps going up and down. (Noted by Mark Seaman)
As Higgins is preparing for the fencing tournament, he puts his glove on his right hand. Velma walks up to him as he finishes getting the glove on. Higgins then says, "Velma, you have nothing to apologize for, absolutely nothing"
and is seen again putting his glove on his right hand. (Noted by Mark Seaman)
A boom mic is briefly visible in the left corner of the screen at the :39 minute mark. (Noted by Carmen)
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