I was so happy to catch a grade-A Magnum episode tonight! Unfortunately I just discovered the DVD I bought used on Amazon for season 6 has one disc with a big fat scratch on it that prevented me from watching the previous two episodes - thankfully this one was fine and I guess the bright side is I now have 2 easter-egg Magnum PI episodes to watch someday!
This episode reminded me somewhat of the one guest starring Frank Sinatra. I completely agree with JJ - the pacing and well...everything about the episode was to my liking!
It was one of the more believable Magnum PI episodes to my memory - and I don't mean the simple logistics of the plot, but the character of Thomas Magnum. I love how it starts out with the baseball scene. I was just thinking about the Magnum PI plot formulas...I like how they establish the setting etc. in the first part of the episode and then move into the story.
Their were so many great aspects of this episode that I'd have to rewatch it (and wouldn't mind doing that) to mention all of them. But the scene with TC and Magnum is touching. This episode shows Magnum in one of the more vulnerable states in my opinion, he is kind of on his own on this one, TC knows it, and as the good friend that he is, let's Magnum know his concerns. Absolutely no over-acting in that scene lol.
This is one of those "bucket list" Magnum episodes -- if not perfection, very damn near close!