Echoes of the Mind (1)
Writer: Donald P. Bellisario
Director: Georg Stanford Brown
Producer: Reuben Leder
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
(Agatha Chumley), Glenn Cannon
(Doc Ibold), Elissa Dulce Hoopai
(Rosine), Deborah Pratt
(Diane Dupres), Carolyn Seymour
(Lady Ashley), George Innes
(David Billingsworth), June Chadwick
Magnum is hired by Diane Dupres, who was kidnapped as a child with her twin sister and who now believes that someone is trying to kill her. Meanwhile, Higgins finds himself with two women believing they're to be married to him.
The original script for this episode was titled "Sister, Sister".
Although previous feature-length stories have existed in two-part format for syndication, this is the show's first story to originally be shown in two installments.
Director Georg Stanford Brown
is probably best known for his role of Officer Terry Webster in the 1970's cop show The Rookies
, and for his role in the ground-breaking television miniseries Roots
. Brown was married to actress Tyne Daly
(who was in Season Two's "The Jororo Kill") for 24 years, from 1966 to 1990. (Noted by Birdman of Budapest)
Higgins' official title is Lord
Jonathan Higgins. He's the second
son of the "Duke of Perth" (of Scotland). Higgins' older brother would be considered the "Baron
of Perth". Therefore, Higgins is a Scottish Lord and
This episode features a memorable early-career appearance from future mega-star Sharon Stone
). Sharon was 26 when this episode was filmed and was pretty much an unknown actress at this point in her career, although she does receive a 'Special Guest Star' credit. Sharon will make an uncredited flashback appearance (taken from this episode) as Diane Dupres in the next episode "Mac's Back
The opening trailer features a shot looking up from the ground as one of the Rottweilers attacks Magnum. This particular shot was not used in the actual episode. (Noted by Jay-Firestorm)
The opening scene is set to the "End Title" theme
from the first original soundtrack
(New American Orchestra version) of Ridley Scott
's Sci-Fi masterpiece Blade Runner
List of notable filming locations:
The famous "shower scene" between Selleck and Stone is only the second "shower scene" (man/woman in shower together with implied sexual overtones) shown on network primetime TV. The first was on St. Elsewhere
(Nov. 1983) with Dr. Bobby Caldwell (Mark Harmon
) and Joan Halloran (Nancy Stafford
The song that Higgins is listening to in the study when Magnum walks in is the "underground" WWI Royal Air Force song "Bless 'Em All
". Written by Fred Godfrey
, the song was also very popular during WWII. (Noted by rubber chicken)
11 Deborah Pratt
makes her second appearance as Gloria, T.C.'s girlfriend. She will later write the screenplay's for "Little Games
" (5.12) and "Little Girl Who
" (7.7). At the time, she was Donald P. Bellisario
Lady Ashley certainly looks a lot different from when we last saw her at the very end of Season Two's "Computer Date
" (2.14), where she was short, plump and average looking. Here, she is tall and thin, and kind of looks like a runway model! This if, of course, due to Lady Ashley being played by two different actresses. In "Computer Date", she was played by Olga Marr
. In this episode, it is the British actress Carolyn Seymour
. Carolyn will have a small role later in the season in "The Love-For-Sale Boat
Magnum says there are 37 private investigators in the Honolulu phone book.
* This is the first time the Kahala Hilton is used as a filming location for the King Kamehameha Club. This location will be used several more times for the KKC (in Season Five only) and then will never be used again. The hotel changed ownership in 1993 and is now known as the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
** Built in 1925 for Alice Cooke Spalding, founder of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
*** Nancy Stafford will make a guest star appearance in Season Six's "The Treasure of Kalaniopu'u" (6.9).
Magnum: It happened at 0400. In the middle of a dreamless sleep, I sat stark upright in bed with an overwhelming feeling of anticipation. Someone was coming. A women. I didn't know who or why. All I could do is hope.
(Magnum has just been viciously attacked by a Rottweiler)
Doc Ibold: This is nothing. I was hunting up in Utah, must've been '68 or '69. A pack of wild dogs brought down a deer hunter. His right leg was all chewed off at the knee, but that wasn't the worst part...
Higgins: Lady Ashley, you look positively smashing, especially for a woman your age.
Magnum: I feel like John Garfield, Higgins. You know, in some kind of '40s movie. It's as if our lives are to be inter-meshed and there is nothing I can do about it.
Higgins: You're falling in love.
Magnum: I just met her!
Higgins: Well it happens that way sometimes, if you're lucky. I'll never forget the day I met Elizabeth, Lady Ashley.
Magnum: What happened to Lord Ashley?
Higgins: A bit of underdone potato. He choked to death.
Just before the episode title appears, in the lower-left corner, a crew member can be seen quickly running off the road to go behind some rocks to get out of the shot. (Noted by Tuan Vu)
At the beginning of the episode when Rick is talking to T.C. at the club, Rick's drink switches back and forth between having ice, and then not having ice. Also, the ashtray and newspaper that are on the table switch positions several times in the scene. (Noted by Mark Seaman)
When Magnum, T.C. and Diane are flying in the chopper, the last shot of the chopper flying and banking slightly to the right shows the tail rotor blade on the right side. The tail rotor is supposed to be on the left as in the previous shots. (Noted by IslandHopper)
When Higgins gives the opened photo album to Magnum with a picture of the young Lady Ashley, look to the album when Magnum gives it back to Higgins. There is a completely different picture at the right corner. Also, you can't see Lady Ashley's picture anywhere on the opened side of the album. (Noted by Bernd-Christian Schulze)
At the beginning of the shower scene, for a brief second, you can just make out that Selleck is wearing black underwear. (Noted by Roy Lützkendorf)
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