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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 ]
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Just watched the episode, what is up with that ending. Magnum wraps up the Irish story with a couple sentences at the airport, and then the boxers wife gets thrown off a lighthouse? At first I thought they might continue in season 4, ep. 1, but now I realize, that was it. I think they were going for shock and humor. "Something interesting always happens on Thomas' cases."


Yeah, ya gotta love Season Three. It opens with a shocking ending ("Did You See the Sunrise?") and ends with one! This is when the show really laid down the idea that anything can and will happen in the "Magnu-verse"!

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yeah I gotta admit 3 was great, about to see 2 (yes out of order, 3 was on sale first) and if I had known how great "Did you see the sunrise" was, I wouldn't have watched it late at night. I just put it on cuz I was bored and didn't know it was 2 hours....


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Excuse the dumb question but can't find the answer: what does Begorrah mean?

As far as I can recall "Begorrah" is used in the phrase "Gosh Begorrah" being an expression of amazement, rather like Chief O'Hara would use in the Batman series of the 1960s.


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Watched this episode again last night. Reminded me of the first time I watched it - I definitely thought the story line involving the woman being thrown off the lighthouse at the end was going to be continued in the next season.


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When Higgins and his half bro drink at the hotel's roof: they are supposed to drink the same whisky (from the bro). But look at the glasses: one is darker than the other one...

Also, when Magnum goes to see for the first time Clarence, he drives the Ferrari along the beach and passes near a lighthouse: the same cut is seen as well in a previous episode. And I think that I have seen several times as well the cut when the half-bro airplane is reaching Hawaï.

BTW, this is something I have noticed several times in several episodes of our beloved MPI: it seems a bit cheap, but at that time the producers certainly couldn' imagine that we would have all the episodes in DVDs. :lol:

If you need more precision, I can shoot a post each time I notice that.


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charybdis1966 wrote:
gmt16750 wrote:
Excuse the dumb question but can't find the answer: what does Begorrah mean?

As far as I can recall "Begorrah" is used in the phrase "Gosh Begorrah" being an expression of amazement, rather like Chief O'Hara would use in the Batman series of the 1960s.


Just to clarify further. "Begorrah" is "stage Irish". There is no such word in the Irish language nor is it or has it ever been used by Irish people.

Its use even in Hollywood has pretty much been discontinued in this more PC age.

Stage Irish dates to the 17th century in England.


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Classic episode, one of the funniest in my opinion. The Low Surf beach bar is hilarious!


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Want to know my favorite part of this episode? The very end...when the boxer's wife is suddenly thrown off the lighthouse cliff, and that's it! :o

This is totally unexpected, not really part of the main storyline, and very "Miami Vice-ish". :wink: "MV" was known for very "blunt" and almost "hanging" but shocking endings. This "Magnum" episode used that style perfectly! You were not expecting the woman to just suddenly be thrown over the side...and then Rick's surprised look, then the credits. That was awesome...I liked to be surprised sometimes...and hey, something interesting always happens in Thomas' cases! :)

As for the rest of the episode...not really one of my favorites, but it was okay I guess. I never really was a huge fan of Higgins' supposed half-relatives. From Elmo Ziller to Father Paddy McGuinness...they're just a little too goofy and over-the-top for me. But, I think that was the point. Some people love the silly humor...others don't really care for it. For a show like "Magnum", I don't really care for it. :?

However, I can take Father McGuinness over Elmo...the "hick", hill-billy thing is really not me, and it irritates the heck out of me! :x I did somewhat enjoy Father Paddy's "jabbing" humor towards the Brigadier, and the nasty habit of picking out other people's half-smoked cigarettes instead of getting a full one of his own. :lol:

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MaiTaiMan wrote:
This is totally unexpected, not really part of the main storyline, and very "Miami Vice-ish". :wink: "MV" was known for very "blunt" and almost "hanging" but shocking endings. This "Magnum" episode used that style perfectly! You were not expecting the woman to just suddenly be thrown over the side...and then Rick's surprised look, then the credits. That was awesome...I liked to be surprised sometimes...and hey, something interesting always happens in Thomas' cases! :)


The original Hawaii Five-O had "downbeat" endings..a lot of them! Season three alone had "Trouble in Mind"; "To Kill or Be Killed"; and "Beautiful Screamer." Hugely depressing, in fact. :( :wink:

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MaiTaiMan wrote:
This is totally unexpected, not really part of the main storyline, and very "Miami Vice-ish". :wink: "MV" was known for very "blunt" and almost "hanging" but shocking endings. This "Magnum" episode used that style perfectly! You were not expecting the woman to just suddenly be thrown over the side...and then Rick's surprised look, then the credits. That was awesome...I liked to be surprised sometimes...and hey, something interesting always happens in Thomas' cases! :)


The original Hawaii Five-O had "downbeat" endings..a lot of them! Season three alone had "Trouble in Mind"; "To Kill or Be Killed"; and "Beautiful Screamer." Hugely depressing, in fact. :( :wink:


Actually the original "Hawaii Five-0" did not have that many depressing or "downbeat" endings. :shock: Most episodes ended with McGarrett and Danno getting the bad guys and an ironic one-liner from McGarrett before the credits rolled. :)

Now, there were a few more depressing endings--a few with the episodes you listed. There were also the episodes that delt with Wo Fat, where he would somehow always get away in the end. But, that wasn't really sad or depressing...that just let you know that somewhere down the road Wo Fat and McGarrett would be up against each other again. :wink:

"Beautiful Screamer" is one of my favorite episodes...because it was so much more "personal" (with Danno) than the usual episode. Most episodes focused more on the action and police procedure than the personal lives of the main characters.

However, no show can really surpass "Miami Vice" as having the most shocking or "blunt-in-your-face" endings. It was just something totally different and new...and it was captivating at the time. Actually, though, I still find it captivating today...as most present shows still have some kind of "closure" scenes.

The more shocking, "blunt", ending to this "Magnum" episode reminds me of this style, and that's why it's my favorite aspect to the episode (even though the rest of the episode was not really that wonderful)...it was shocking and not expected. :wink:

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