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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 8%  8%  [ 6 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 13%  13%  [ 10 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 25%  25%  [ 19 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 21%  21%  [ 16 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 13%  13%  [ 10 ]
7.5 (Decent) 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 77
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This is the official MM thread for Holmes Is Where the Heart Is (4.18). All discussions and reviews for this episode should go here. If you wish to rate the episode, please do so with the poll. The avg. score will be the official 'community rating', which will be used on the episode page (updated monthly).

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Original Air Date: 3/8/1984
The mystery is anything but elementary when a former British secret agent, David Worth, arrives in Hawaii and claims to be Sherlock Holmes on the case of a murdered friend. Higgins indulges Worth's investigation, even going along with being called "Watson", despite suspecting that his friend is completely insane.


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Another stellar episode from Season 4. Hillerman/Higgins takes center stage and is joined by British star Patrick Macnee (The Avengers). Watching Macnee and Hillerman play Holmes and Watson is fun times ten! And I love how this episode takes place in the past (1976).

Don't miss this one!

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I also enjoyed this episode, despite the fact that Rick and TC didn't really have major roles. I also prefer the Jaguar as "Robin 2" as opposed to the Audi. This episode is virtually flub free with the exception of one rather curious or shocking flub. :shock:

The flub I am referring to occurs after Magnum has finally made his way into the study. Just prior to the flub, we see Higgins being held captive by Victor and his thugs and they are about to burn Higgins' hand with the flame. As they force Higgins' hand closer to the flame, Higgins narrates, and specifically says "As they moved the flame closer to my hand I began to recognize the feeling I hadn't had since my combat days... a numbing sickly sweet feeling slipped through me." AT THIS POINT Magnum takes over the narration where Higgins left off (you can see Higgins' narration was from the typed page), and the scene cuts to the typed written page Magnum is reading/narrating from. The rest of the page Magnum is reading/narrating from specifically says "But if I could stall them, I could buy my old friend some valuable time." THE FLUB OCCURS when Magnum begins reading/narrating, and instead of reading what was on the page before him (beginning with "But if I could stall them...), he added "I knew I had no information to give them" and then continued with what was on the typed page. Where did the "I knew I had no information to give them" come from? :? This is surprising because his narration adds words that aren't on the typed page he is supposedly reading from. :o In short, Magnum's narration differs slightly with what is actually on the typed written page. I imagine that the narration was added after this scene was shot.

There is a possible second flub, but it is too close to call. It occurs after the funeral of Sir Alec, when David approaches Higgins and shakes his hand, which is supposed to take place in 1976. Just as they shake hands you will see a car, which I believe is a Cadillac Seville drive away. At first glance I thought the car was more recent than 1976, however, the Cadillac Seville did have the body type as shown in the scene with Higgins and David from 1975 through 1979. So, this one's anybody's guess. For the sake of argument, I will say this is not a flub as there is not enough evidence to show that the car is a 1977, 1978 or 1979. You would think that this episode would be replete with flubs especially considering that most of the episode took place in 1976. However, from what I could tell everything seemed just as it should be.

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Yeah I noticed that "double narration", too. It appears to be intentionally, though - Magnum is reading the text, but he also interjects his own exposition into it. Confusing.

I really love that last scene, with Magnum and Higgins in the study. Major emotional punch. You really feel for Higgins and his longtime friend David Worth. And that last line with Higgins saying simply, "Watson" (then smiling). Great stuff!

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I also thought the the Cadillac was more recent than 1976. I noticed this years ago and it stuck out to me. My memory was more reliable then...

This is a great episode. I like how it develops the Higgins character. I also like how it gives some insight to the estate pre-Magnum. The Holmes & Watson action is priceless. I also appreciate how the show paid tribute to the WW2 soldiers. Insanity was an unfortunate outcome of that war as well as Vietnam. The show was very respectful to our soldiers. It was one of the few Hollywood endeavors to give positive treatment to those who fought...


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In France, maybe it's the fate, but Higgins' french voice is made by Jacques Ebner. Amazingly, he's known for Dr Watson's french voice too in the Sherlock Holmes serie starring David Burke and Edward Hardwicke.

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Jacques Ebner, french voice for both Higgins and Watson :

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That's an interesting fact Jean-Claude. I'm actually going through Granada Television's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series right now. Though I hadn't got far enough to find out that David Burke left and Edward Hardwicke took over the role of Watson.

Recently I saw the episode The Blue Carbuncle which I'd highly recommend to any Sherlock Holmes fan. It would be great to watch at Christmas time.


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It's a great serie I bought too. I prefer watching and listening to the french version (not the english version like I do for other series, because the events are so complicated sometimes that it's easier to follow them in french) and it's a great pleasure to listen to Higgins french voice as Watson french voice.
The fact Edward Hardwicke had substituted David Burke was easier to accept for us with Higgins french voice remaining !
BTW, my favorite ones are "The problem of Thor Bridge" and "The devil's foot".


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Ahh, I haven't seen either of those, I'll be looking forward to them.


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One of my favorite episodes and this must rank among the all-time best 10 or 20 Magnum PI shows.


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