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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 13%  13%  [ 8 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 28%  28%  [ 18 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
7.5 (Decent) 27%  27%  [ 17 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Almost Home (3.11)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:13 pm 
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This is the official MM thread for Almost Home (3.11). All discussions and reviews for this episode should go here. If you wish to rate the episode, please do so with the poll. The avg. score will be the official 'community rating', which will be used on the episode page (updated monthly).

This thread is also linked in the episode page of the Episode Guide.


Original Air Date: 12/9/1982
When a woman is denied permission to scatter her late father's ashes at a Pearl Harbor memorial, Magnum delves into the past to investigate a decades-old court-martial ruling.


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Bridget Archer's (Kathleen Lloyd) father's name was Miles Archer. Another reference to the movie Cassablanca.

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I think you mean The Maltese Falcon, which makes for an even better reference because of the P.I. factor being in common.

Thanks for pointing it out, I wouldn't have noticed and looked it up otherwise. :)


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Oops! Ya got me. I guess I'm not as big of a Bogart fan as Rick. :D

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I just heard this tonight in watching "Almost Home" and was about to point it out. But it has apparently already been spotted (though slightly inaccurately, but at least N got the Bogie reference). Miles Archer was Sam Spade's partner, who got killed early on, in the "The Maltese Falcon." Remember, Bogie has the "& Archer" scraped off the window so it was only the "Spade" name as the name of the detective agency. So I think this is more of a salute to Rick's dedication to Bogart movies than a salute to Bogie in "Casablanca." Once the Bogie references were started . . . . what others can we find?

And I think this one, in spite of "flubs," should rank up there with the good episodes because it pulls in the Hawaii "Pacific Theatre" WW II war/veterans stories to parallel the Vietnam War/veterans pain -- a good correlation for the Gen X'ers who had never understood either. I wonder if they do now, but I really doubt it.

N, go rent or buy "The Maltese Falcon," "Casablanca," "To Have and Have Not," "The African Queen," "The Big Sleep," "The Petrified Forest," "High Sierra," "The Desperate Hours," "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" -- watch them, and THEN say you aren't a Bogie fan. And then I'll give you the names of all the rest of them . . . "Sabrina," "The Caine Mutiny," "We're No Angels." Never mind, if you become a fan, you'll find 'em.

I was lucky enough that, when I was in junior high, there was an "Afternoon Movie" that I would watch while doing my homework, and all these GREAT B&W movies were shown. That's when I became a Bogie, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, etc., etc., fan. I fear I'm STILL one of those who recites, "They just don't make 'em like that any more." Maybe this is why I liked the B&W tongue-in-cheek "film noir" MPI episode.

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This is the second case Magnum's had involving a sailor who happened to be AWOL from the Arizona when it was bombed. Bobby Wickes ("Lest We Forget") was the sailor in the first case.


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Golf,
I've seen "Casablanca", and "The African Queen. I didn'say I wasn't a Bogart fan, just not as big a fan as Rick. :wink: There's something about the actors of that era that appeals tto me. They had class. You see so little of that nowadays. TS has it too. Very rare.

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Just caught this again this afternoon. I think Kathleen Lloyd looked so darn sexy in this episode what with her spaghetti string tops, silk dresses and especially, the gorgeous streaks of siver in her hair. Too bad they homogonized her when she became Carol Baldwin........


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Indeed Steve, indeed! :)

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WOW!

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