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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 13%  13%  [ 9 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 10%  10%  [ 7 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 14%  14%  [ 10 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 22%  22%  [ 15 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 16%  16%  [ 11 ]
7.5 (Decent) 9%  9%  [ 6 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 69
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:01 am 
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I agree. Save for the Joey reveal (We must never speak of him again).. This one is a real dud for me. One of two episodes I skip in my Magnum workout rotation. The other being "Find Me A Rainbow".

I was kind of bummed out when Resolutions spent so much time with his family. I thought the wrap up could be better used elsewhere. That being said, Gwen Verdon was really well cast as Magnums mom.


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I recall seing this on TV when it first aired and thinking I must have missed an episode earlier in the series explaining the entire Frank, Joey Peterson story line. Funny how years later with the advent of the episode guides I discovered that the episode just came to be with no background explanation.....A deus ex machina in a series that strived to develop interesting characters and stay true to their backgrounds (of course there was also the whole Robin Masters/Higgins story line that seemingly came out of nowhere as well).
I love Mark R.Y's post...the Big Lebowski is Magnum's stepdad! one of the best comments on this episode........


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:25 am 
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I liked this episode for a variety of reasons and gave it a 9.

I am a big fan of the "going home" and "family" oriented episodes, and seeing some history and hints of history of Magnum's past, and perhaps some clues as to why he ended up where he did.

As others have said, the scene at the Vietnam Memorial is VERY emotional. If you haven't been there to see it, and you're in the DC area, you owe it to yourself, even if you see nothing else. Seeing it brings back the time over there, and thinking of those friends who died there. Seeing friends' names on the wall always brings emotion and tears.... and thoughts of despisement for a certain famous actress. The scene at the end was so well played by Tom Selleck.

One note about the wall in the show. Right above Joey Petersen's name on the wall, I happened to note the name James Shurley... and later, a member of the production staff named Bruce Shurley. I wondered if that was intentional, and if it was done to commemorate the memory of a relative of Bruce Shurley who died in Nam.

I also wondered if the name Joey Petersen was chosen from the wall because of it's proximity to James Shurley, and thus the family name of Petersen in the show. More wondering... were those names really on the wall, or not?

The scene with Magnum bringing back the little boy was excellent...

Julie Cobb was a fine-looking lady.

One flub.... When they were at the airport in "Tidewater", you can see mountains in the background. There are no mountains near Tidewater.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:17 am 
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Smilinjack445 wrote:
I believe the wall shown in the episode was created in the studio.There is no Joey Petersen or James Shurley on the wall.

http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/0s.htm


Thank you. I was unaware of that site... it will bring sadness to look at the names, and more to find friends.

I tried to reply to your message, but not sure if it got through... please let me know, as I don't want you to think I ignored you...

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This episode was a change of pace to be sure but it was too soap-operaesque for me to love it. And regarding David Huddleson (Frank) : to me, Magnum's step-dad will always be Olson Johnson from Blazing Saddles:[in the bar discussing Pastuer's possible cure] Never mind that shit! Here comes Mongo!
And the bonus Magnum connection was that Higgins(Howard Johnson) was the one discussing Pastuer!
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 Post subject: Re: Going Home (6.7)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:34 pm 
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So the moral of the story is that it's ok for you to marry a verbally abusive bully who treats you and your family like dirt as long as you're in love. Oh, and everyone in your family has to act just like a doormat for the buffoon just like you do.

"This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man."

Magnum should have pounded that hectoring loudmouth into jelly in that boxing scene.



I hated this episode. It managed to feel like less of a Magnum episode than "Two Birds of a Feather."


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:24 am 
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So the moral of the story is that it's ok for you to marry a verbally abusive bully who treats you and your family like dirt as long as you're in love. Oh, and everyone in your family has to act just like a doormat for the buffoon just like you do.

"This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man."

Magnum should have pounded that hectoring loudmouth into jelly in that boxing scene.



I hated this episode. It managed to feel like less of a Magnum episode than "Two Birds of a Feather."


I feel the same way. When I watch it, I usually skip to the last :15 which makes the episode and explains a lot about his past and the fact that war has taken so much from him in terms of his wife, father and brother and numerous other friends.


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Awesome Episode one of the best . Vietnam Memorial at the end was wonderful. Emotional and awesome episode. Shows what a great guy an depth of character that Tom Selleck has. He has always been one of my favorite actors


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This was a very odd episode in that there wasn't really an investigation, there were a whole new set of characters introduced, a lot of backstory not really pertaining to the main gist of the series.

This was a bit of a confusing episode as there were mostly brand new characters talking about non established parts of Magnum's past as if it were all common knowledge. The painting of the step father as abusive was kind of a dark way to go with it.

It was kind of unique to show Magnum's family. It was well acted even if the characters were largely unknown. It was interesting that they said Magnum hadn't been back home in 15 years and never to the Hall yet it seems like he would've been to DC on naval buisness during his run with intelligence.


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Love this episode.
It's one of those bubbles away sedately until right at the end when a couple of moments occur which seem really poignant and moving.
The boy saying goodbye to his Grandpa gets me every time for some reason, as does the final scene at the memorial played out with Joe Cocker ' I shall be released ' - superb!!

Funniest bit is when Thomas rocks up at his homecoming and is about to crack onto his ex prom queen only for her family to pitch up. #awkward


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I really enjoyed this episode. I got into Magnum pi on Netflix a few years ago, and made it all the way to season 5, only to login to Netflix one day, to find they had pulled it. The Mommandant (wife) surprised me in January with the DVD set. Happy Birthday to me. I've been catching up. I just watched this episode the other night, and wow, the ending. I got choked up. I've been to The Wall a few times, and it always gets me.

Such an honorable and touching way to end the episode. One of the reasons I love the show so much, is the way it portrays veterans.

In our Coast Guard unit, on the way to the boat house, we have a photo of Tom Selleck as Magnum pi. So much respect for the guy, and the show.

This is my first post, and I'll sign off by saying I'm glad to be here.

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Welcome KC.

That's really great to hear about the pic of TS on the CG base and the feelings associated with it. Super!

Always glad to see new members.

I've not been here all that long myself, and I have to tell you, the folks here are the best on the net, as is the site in general.

I kind of envy you being in the position to watch even a single season for the first time, let alone 3! Enjoy yourself, I know I would.

Would you care to say where on the Kanawha river you are located?

Welcome aboard! :magnum:

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Ater Deja Vu and Higgins scene with his father this episode really brings a personal touch to a Private Investigator show. It also shows how dysfunction, death, distrust and a lot of emotions from a lot of situations exist in every family. Very well done.

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This is my new favourite episode, knocking Home From the Sea into second place. When little Billy turns and shouts, "Goodbye Grandpa" honestly, I was blubbing like a baby. (Probably 'cause I also had a very close relationship with my grandfather.) But, still, it's a truly beautiful episode.

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