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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 36%  36%  [ 47 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 39%  39%  [ 51 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 8%  8%  [ 10 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 8%  8%  [ 11 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
7.5 (Decent) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:02 pm 
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charybdis1966 wrote:
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Well said.

I get a little misty too at the end, especially with Magnums VO leading into the scene.


Especially at "I made it dad, I made it!....Why couldn't you?"


Gets me everytime. That father son relationship nailed in just a couple of short scenes


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:05 pm 
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The fourth season opener was intense, gut wrenching, nail biting and up for critical acclaim. Objectively it may have been one of the best according to most members but I was not that high on it. I really tuned in to MPI all those years for a show about private investigating. I understand that developing the characters attracts and keeps many viewers and for some makes the show great. To me this was a little bit of an extreme. Maybe I am shallow but I just like to be entertained with television. I also feel pretty much the same way about Solo Flight. It wasn't quite as intense and I might have even liked it a little more. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:30 pm 
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Definitely on my short list of favorites. I watched it last night with my 10-year old twins, and the suspense was killing them - especially the interaction with Herman. My daughter was half-covering her eyes in anticipation of an attack. It was the same way for me when I saw it as a kid.

It was great timing too, as I just received a Pepsi Rolex a few hours earlier :magnum:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 pm 
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This just happened in real life to a 61 year old Navy veteran:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:04 pm 
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This is one of my favorite episodes but the time on the water location of starting point and rescue and direction of travel just don't line up. I have tried to map it from the timeline given on another post but it just doesn't make sense. I think if the writers had just said he was practicing for the Molokai to Oahu surf ski race and capsized in the middle of the channel then was rescued about 30 miles away it would have made more sense. We know TM is a strong swimmer having completed the 5 mile swim in the Iron Man about middle of the pack. The average time for the Iron Man swim finish is about an hour and that's only 2.4 miles, with that said I'm betting Magnum could keep a 2.5 MPH pace meaning the current was faster than that, if he was in the water for 21 hours and just treading for most of it he actually could have traveled farther than that though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Happy Fourth to all. I hope nobody had their day ruined by any turkeys.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:56 am 
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I decided to make this a Magnum 4th of July so I watched this one, followed by "Death and Taxes". The latter is one of my absolute favorites (an easy TOP 5) but the former is also an excellent episode - a tale of survival and flashbacks to TSM's father and what made TSM the man we know and love. There are no bad guys in this story (unless you count the "Hot & Heavy turkeys") so it's a bit of a departure from the norm, but it's also what makes it special and gives it a uniqueness which makes it stand out. It doesn't have a memorable villain like The Ripper or Ivan (which is probably why it doesn't make my TOP 5) but it definitely does a great deal to expand the Magnum-verse and explain the character of TSM. It also has a very powerful and emotional ending. I've seen this episode twice before. I thought making my 3rd viewing on the 4th would be ideal. It was!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:14 pm 
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I completed my annual 4th of July tradition of watching this episode and as usual it never disappoints. Lots of emotion and background on Magnum, I love it. Rick and his date on the boat cracks me up, especially when he's yelling at his chef Wong about the non American menu lol. Thomas' tradition of being alone on the fourth is really cool to me, especially with the rationale of the day his dad died and his military background. What an excellent way to kick of season 4!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:12 pm 
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I started re-watching Season 4 a few days ago.
This episode is one of my favourites and one of those that I perfectly remember since I saw it on TV, many years ago.
It scores 9 for me.

(Being a child, I was "curious" about the fact that Magnum's father was... Sgt. Getraer from "CHiPs" (I used to watch it at the time too)).

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