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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 9%  9%  [ 5 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 15%  15%  [ 8 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 17%  17%  [ 9 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 20%  20%  [ 11 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 19%  19%  [ 10 ]
7.5 (Decent) 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 54
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 Post subject: All For One (1) (5.15)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:59 pm 
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This is the official MM thread for All For One (1) (5.15). 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).

This thread is also linked in the episode page of the Episode Guide.


Original Air Date: 1/31/1985
In this thrilling two-part episode, Magnum, T.C., Rick and Higgins find themselves on dangerous foreign territory when they agree to help find an old Vietnam war buddy who is being held hostage in Cambodia.


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I just watched this episode (both parts) and have a few comments:

1) I think the reason why the title page for this episode makes no mention that it is part one is because it was originally aired as two one-hour episodes a week apart. They probably didn't want to let on that it was only the first of two parts when it was aired.

2) The only other episode that was originally aired as a two-parter is Echoes of the Mind, which was the season five opener (same season as All for One). All of the other two-part episodes were originally aired as two hour episodes on one night and were subsequently split into two parts for syndication.

3) I hadn't noticed this before, but it is Selleck who says "Last on part one of All for One" at the beginning of part two of this episode, where a different voice is heard saying the more generic "Last on Magnum" at the beginning of the episodes that were split for syndication. Presumably, this is true for Echoes of the Mind as well, but I don't remember.

4) My favorite quote from this episode is:
Magnum: Hey, Tyler, do you think you'll ever be able to cope with world peace?
Tyler: I doubt if I'll ever have to!


I guess that makes me quite the cynic, doesn't it? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Hey thanks eegorr! I should have thought of that. I've updated the episode guide.

Your episode input in much, much appreciated!

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I just saw this episode again recently. This one seems to get better with repeated viewings. All for one and one for all! Tyler Peabody McKinney may be my all-time favorite "episode character" of the show. Robert Forster is just fantastic in this role! "Outasight!". :)

So, during the little "recreation" of the Battle of Salamanca at the estate, was Higgins really firing his cannon at Rick and T.C.?? At one point, Rick shouts out "Hey! That one almost hit me?". If so, why in the world would he do that? Seems a little dangerous, doesn't it? :?

Also, when Tyler says Magnum was "the best at bringing back scalps", what exactly does this mean? I've heard of guys bringing back ears and other "things" to prove their "hit count", but never scalps! Is it just a figure of speech?

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James J. Walters wrote:
Also, when Tyler says Magnum was "the best at bringing back scalps", what exactly does this mean? I've heard of guys bringing back ears and other "things" to prove their "hit count", but never scalps! Is it just a figure of speech?


I always figured that was a figure of speech. That it simply meant he was the best at infiltrating enemy territory and eliminating the bad guys.

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I recently re-watched the opening "Battle of Salamanca" scene and you know what, it is strongly implied that he is firing his cannon! At first I thought maybe we are supposed to think they rigged up some small explosives around the ground, or something. But in re-viewing it, it's pretty clear - Higgins is seen loading and firing the cannon, Rick is shouting out, "Hey, that almost hit me!". Not only is this shocking from the standpoint of "it's dangerous as hell to shoot in the general direction of people with a cannon, no matter how old the cannon is!", but also because Higgins is destroying some of his beloved flora and lush lawn! Bizarre! :shock:

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I just finished watching these 2 episodes, and I gotta say they are maybe the worst so far (I'm watching chronologically). I voted both of them just awful. This is just not what I'm looking for in a Magnum P.I. episode at all. Instead of good times, beatiful Hawaiian scenery, hot cars & girls etc., we get bad, generic, mediocre at best, vietnamese war action. Just terrible, and Higgins just felt so out of place. Just my 2 cents :)
Oh yeah, and I also found the whole recreation battle at the beginning quite bizarre, stupid, and again: out of character for Higgins.

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Hey, Smakhouze,

Don't soft-soap it like that! Tell us what you REALLY think! :lol: :wink: :) :D

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Hehe, I'll try not to! :)
Hope I didn't offend anybody who likes the 2 episodes, IMO they just sucked, but in the end we're all here because we love the show. :wink:

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I think it's great that the same episode can be rated both "Perfect" AND "Just Awful"! Everyone gets something different out of a Magnum episode*.

* Doc taught me that with "Birdman of Budapest". ;)

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