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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 14%  14%  [ 10 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 42%  42%  [ 30 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 17%  17%  [ 12 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 10%  10%  [ 7 ]
7.5 (Decent) 7%  7%  [ 5 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 71
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Another of my Top 10 episodes. I voted it a 9.5...Father Paddy is a wonderful characterization and the scenes with him drinking and putting Irish Whisky in Higgins' decanter was priceless. The episode also has some inadvertent laughs, especially the "Hawaii as Ireland" scene, with the actors clearly sweating like mad in that winter gear! Plus the tour guide's dodgy Irish brogue. One of the best showcases for JH and I loved his account of how Paddy was conceived. Love that rich Higgins-family history!

The ending was a stunner.


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Little Garwood wrote:
Plus the tour guide's dodgy Irish brogue.


Actually an English accent that. Being Irish I can't watch this episode without cringing. For a show that dealt with American / Vietnamese issues with such a deft touch, this cliched, painted-with-a-trowel version of Irish - English relationships is very disappointing.


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This episode uses some stock aerial footage of the N58243 chopper (with flotation skids), the original chopper used on the show. N58243 crashed into the ocean (destroyed) during filming for Season One's "Skin Deep" and killed a camera technician (Robert Van Der Kar)!

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And, can anyone ID this establishing shot?

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James,

Have you checked the credits for that episode? Sometimes it is mentioned there "Thanks to ____________" or something along that line to indicate where that property is.

Just an idea that you have probably already taken care of.

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No one has mentioned TC's Philadelphia Eagles hat, which he is wearing in the final scene at the lighthouse. Does it ever make another appearance?


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James J. Walters wrote:
And, can anyone ID this establishing shot?

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Found that it's Dunguaire Castle, built in 1520. The google maps image is pretty bad, but it's here on the west coast of Ireland. According to the wikipedia page "It is thought to be the most-photographed castle in Ireland." Here's many large photos.


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Ah, thanks RC! :)

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I dare all Irish MPI fans to drink several pints of Guiness while watching this episode on St. Paddy's day!!!! Erin Go Bragh!!!!

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MACattack wrote:
I dare all Irish MPI fans to drink several pints of Guiness while watching this episode on St. Paddy's day!!!! Erin Go Bragh!!!!


I'm not 100% Irish, but I am definitely up to the challenge. :D Cheers.

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Hi all! I just noticed that in the bar scene and also in the airport scene, Magnum is carrying the same Pineapple box that is used in a later, season 5, episode, "Tran quoc Jones," in which Mac attempts to bamboozle a couple goons out of their racketeering money.

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