Deja Vu (2)
Writer: Chris Abbott
Story: Donald P. Bellisario
, Chris Abbott
Director: Russ Mayberry
Producer: Reuben Leder
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
(Robin Masters - voice only
(Penelope St. Clair), Peter Davison
(Ian Mackerras), Julian Glover
(Duncan Scott) (Duncan Scott), Marc Sinden
(Insp. Stokesay), Arthur English
(Newspaper Seller), Pamela Salem
(Alyce), Paddy Navin
(Millicent Mumford), Grace Kennedy
(Sade), Margaret Lacey
Thomas helps Penelope to continue to investigate Geoffrey's death and learns of Higgins' reluctance to visit his father.
Magnum has a secret liaison for the third time in the series.
2 Higgins' boyhood home
and Higgins' estranged father, Albert Stanley Higgins
, are seen for the first time. As with Higgins' half-brothers, John Hillerman pulls double duty and plays both roles. The Higgins family home was filmed at the historic Hall Barn
estate (designed and owned by the 17th century English poet Edmund Waller
) located just outside the town of Beaconsfield
(25 miles NW of London).
John Hillerman, with heavy makeup, plays Higgins' aging father Albert Stanley Higgins in the final tearjerker scene.
Legendary British comedian Arthur English
, "The Prince of the Wide Boys", has a small role as a newspaper seller
. Arthur is probably most famous for his role as the elevator operator in the long-running British sitcom Are You Being Served?
(which also aired on PBS).
Well-known English actor Julian Glover
) played General Maximilian Veers in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
, the Bond villain Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only
, and Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The car used in the "Vietnamese" scene is a Citroen DS
. (Noted by Tim)
Robin Master's voice is heard again and is provided here for the first and only time by Red Crandall
. Orson Welles
, the original voice of Robin Master's, will pass away on October 10th, two weeks after this episode aired. Robin will be seen and heard again (voice provided by an uncredited actor) in "Mad Dogs and Englishmen
At the 1:02:03 mark, a brief closeup shot of the Sir Winston Churchill statue
in Parliament Square
is seen when Magnum is driving the Bentley.
The closing credits are much longer than usual - 2:02 - and contain an extended, slightly different version of the standard Magnum P.I. theme song
. Note the completely reworked mini guitar solo and added drum fills. Very cool.
Magnum: How long has it been? Five, six years?
Higgins: Forty. Since the year I was expelled from Sandhurst. I tried to explain to my father that I was enlisting and why. He told me that if I did, I need never enter his house again. I havn't seen my family since.
Magnum: But you've seen your brothers, at least.
Higgins: My illegitimate half-brothers, you mean? Oh yes, they've come to call, but the "family" has not acknowleged me since that day. Of course, I've long since forgiven my father and his rash statements. Perhaps, I even understand why he felt the way he did. Unfortunately, he's never been able to take the step to reconcile the unhappiness between us.
Magnum: Have you?
Higgins: It's not that simple.
Magnum: Well, maybe it is.
Higgins: Surely, you didn't ask to see me to discuss my family situation?
(To Alyce, the wealthy woman he met and slept with the night before)
T.C.: About last night, uh, well it's something I'll just never forget.
Albert Stanley Higgins: Jonathan?! My son... you've come home.
When Magnum is almost run over by the man in the Jaguar, he makes it all the way to the sidewalk, but not even two seconds later he is seen in the street by the curb. (Noted by Mark Seaman)
Another case of the "mouth-not-matching-the-audio" - When Higgins and Magnum are outside talking about the unicorn, when Magnum says, "No, I think it's time you saw your Dad..." (Noted by Mark Seaman)
When Magnum approaches the newspaper stand in Marylebone station you can hear an announcement over the loud speaker referring to "...trains to Edinburgh"
. Marylebone station has never had trains to Edinburgh, it only serves Birmingham, Oxford, the west Midlands and Buckinghamshire. All Edinburgh/Scottish services run out of the Kings Cross station. (Noted by charybdis1966)
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