It's also great to see Henry Gibson visiting the islands. Despite his long career, my favorite role of his will always be Dr. Werner Klopek in The `Burbs. ("My brother...the Dok-tor!"
) There's a nice scene where Ronald finally begins to tip his hand, and you can literally see Magnum's little voice trying to warn Thomas that, "Hey, there's something 'off' about this guy!"
The Burbs is one of my favorite movies and I was a bit surprised that my 6 year old noticed "The Doctor" in this episode.
The last few episodes I have watched of this year (I only see the online ones on Netflix, and not all are available) it seems like Higgins has become much more mean-spirited. Even my son said he though Higgins was mean. For example, in an episode earlier in the season, Higgins lectures Magnum about honor and uses his military record as an example of why he himself is honorable. That seems like a stupid thing to say to a Navy officer who graduated from Annapolis and saw combat action as a Seal. What I realized, however, is that when this season was shot, there was probably a lot less respect for American serviceman, so even though Magnum had the bona fides in spades, most people probably still had a negative association because of Vietnam. Anyway, I do still think the show was trying to push the animosity between Magnum and Higgins and went too far.