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L.A. (2)

Episode Screen Caps Episode Number: 129
Season Number: 7.2
Air Date: 10/1/1986
Writer: Chris Abbott
Director: Alan J. Levi
Producer: Rick Weaver
Exec Producer: Donald P. Bellisario

Recurring Characters
Kwan Hi Lim (Lt. Tanaka), Alfonso Ribeiro (Kenny)
Guest Stars
Dana Delany (Cynthia Farrell), Ina Balin (Lila), Dennis A. Pratt (Eddy Rentzel), Daniel Faraldo (Jessie Hermano), Inez Pedroza (Angela Morales), Holly Dorff (Vicki)
Episode Brief
Magnum and Cynthia became ever closer to each other as they investigate Marti's murder. Their search leads them to a drug trafficker, but their snooping around sees them almost killed. Back in Hawaii, T.C., with help from Rick and Higgins, continues to search for the missing Kenny, and get him out of the trouble he is in.
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1 Based on an establishing shot, Cynthia's oceanfront house is in Malibu.

2 Magnum is mistaken for Burt Reynolds by a security guard. During the scene in Burt Reynolds' trailer, a couple of photos of Burt Reynolds can be seen on the wall, including a picture from the 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit. The Season Two episode "Italian Ice" (2.16) also has a reference the similarities between Magnum and Reynolds.

3 T.C. wears a never-before seen Oklahoma Sooners cap. Tanaka is seen briefly wearing a baseball cap from T.C.'s little league team.

4 Rick only appears in one sequence in this half of the story. (Noted by Jay-Firestorm)

5 Magnum proposes to Cynthia (while in a car chase) after meeting her just days before!

6 Ina Balin (Lila) previously appeared in "Dead Man's Channel" (2.2).

7 The scene with T.C. and Rick handing out photos was filmed at the Fort Street Mall in downtown Honolulu.

8 Magnum uses a Remington 870 pump-action shotgun in the climactic scene.

9 The seminal 80s rock group INXS is mentioned in passing by the "Valley Girl" Vicki.

10 The song heard at the end of the episode (and in the end credits) is an original recording of the jazz standard "Since I Fell For You" by David Sanborn (Sax) and Carl Anderson (Vocals), recorded just for this episode. Both are billed as 'Guest Musical Artists' in the end-credits. A slightly different version of this song will be heard in "Out of Sync" (7.19). David Sanborn appeared on Al Jarreau's version of this song in 1987.
Magnum: What made you decide to go to law school?
Cynthia: I don't know... You know, I just woke up one morning, and I realized that I'd been... I was 28, and I'd never really been 18.

(Magnum and Cynthia are hit by another car)
Vicki: Oh wow, like I'm really sorry! I was like listening to INXS on the radio, you know. I mean like, you're just driving your car one minute listening to your absolute favorite song and like the next minute...
Magnum: Are you ok?
Vicki: Well yeah, like physically and everything. It's just cosmically, I'm a little freaked out! I mean, like, you could be listening to your absolute favorite song one minute and the next minute ... (Magnum drives off) Oh my god, arn't we like supposed to exchange drivers licenses or answering services, or something!

Cynthia: You're married now?
Magnum: No. Well, not exactly.
Cynthia: Great, you are a married man.
Magnum: No, it's just that...I've always, kind of, sort of, considered myself...married.
Cynthia: I knew it.
Magnum: But I'm not. I'm not married.
Cynthia: Well, here we are. Two hopeless romantics without a "picket fence" between us.
Magnum: Would you like a "picket fence"?

Lt. Tanaka: Aloha gentleman, you're under arrest!

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