Robin Masters is in danger untill his new novel will be delivered to his publisher.
The tapes containing the novel are hidden in one of Robin's houses around the world (you guess which).
Meanwhile, Magnum takes his new... friend Joy "Digger" Doyle, a young (and attractive) fan of the famous writer, to the Nest for a tour.
This episode is quite hard to review for me.
It is one of my favourites from Season 1, it's funny and surely it's full of well written dialogues.
There is Erin Gray, sure good looking, but I think it has a big weak point: the plot.
Maybe it's me, but I can't understand why the bad guys are after Robin and what a cheap spy-story has to do with military/industrial tech secrets.
And why does he hide the tapes into his house? He seems to be a travelling man, a safe in some swiss bank would be a better place, I think.
So, it's a good episode to watch just for fun but if I begin to think about the story, it just doesn't work.
Too bad, as I said this could have been one of the best of S1.
- Erin Gray (obviously)
- a lot of good/funny dialogues.
- weak plot.
- Magnum/Doyle interaction is quite predictable (too many kisses).
Magnum: Higgins, you ok? It's me, Magnum.
Higgins: Zeus, Apollo, kill!
Magnum: Must be a reflex action.
- team ring on the left hand.
- Higgins' full name is heard for the first time.
- the stoned Higgins Magnum carries up the mountain is clearly a cheap dummy.
- this episode rises the question "Is Higgins Robin Masters?".
As I already said in another post, there's no way Higgins is Robin Masters. Too many details over the series contradict this hypothesis.
- Jacqueline Ray, Tom Selleck's wife at the time, will be back in "Birdman of Budapest" (3.16), credited as Jacqueline Selleck; Diane Crowley will return in "Wave Goodbye" (2.8) as Kacy; Patrick Bishop appears in nine episodes, playing Keoki or Pat; Ric Marlow will be in "Mr. White Death" (3.9) and "Paradise Blues" (4.15).
- from what I can hear, Robin Masters must be one of the worst writers in the world!
"The soft silk of her gown clinging suggestively to her body seemed to Mark like the label on the bottle of a Lafite Rothschild, which could only hint at the pleasures that lay within."
- Magnum's 4th-wall-breaking smile while he's running away from the "crime scene" (i.e. after he scared to death T.C.'s rich customers) makes me laugh everytime!
This episode is all about Erin Gray in that blue and red bikini.
To me, this episode is all about Erin Gray's eyes.