It is currently Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:45 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 74 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 25%  25%  [ 19 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 30%  30%  [ 23 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 21%  21%  [ 16 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 10%  10%  [ 8 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
7.5 (Decent) 6%  6%  [ 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) 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 77
Author Message
 Post subject: Laura (7.18)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:06 pm 
Offline
Founding Father
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Posts: 3912
Location: Suburbia, USA
This is the official MM thread for Laura (7.18). 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).

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


Original Air Date: 2/25/1987
Revenge is bittersweet when Magnum helps a retired New York City police sergeant chase the two men who murdered his granddaughter.


Last edited by J.J. Walters on Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:45 am 
Offline
Fleet Admiral
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:54 pm
Posts: 528
Dark tone to this episode! What a heart breaker. The old cop loses his granddaughter because two thugs raped and beat her. I have to say I enjoyed seeing the old west style of justice for those two.

Did anyone else notice the palm trees in the final scene where Doheny takes the flowers to the grave? Tha graveyard should have been in NY not Hawaii. There are no palm trees in NY...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:46 am 
Offline
Maniac Emeritus
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:16 pm
Posts: 1738
Location: Detroit
That doesn't really matter to me, LHG.

(Although in another episode, I'd TOTALLY agree with you in the inconsistancies).

However, the tone of this story was phenomenal. Dark, gritty, and overall, just REALLY well done.

"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" used to MAXIMUM effect in this episode, just like "Mama" in "Death and Taxes"

I like the fact that Magnum allows Doheny's "justice" to happen, even though it goes against every fiber of his being.

I hadn't seen this episode since '01 when I was in college, so it was a bit fuzzy to me. So, originally, I thought "Oh, Frank Sinatra gimmick episode"....

However, once I watched it again, I REALLY liked it, and can see why it's on the Top 40 episode list.

I actually tear up a little bit whenever I watch the episode (twice since Season 7 is out) and I see that little girl looking up at the guy, and then you learn what happens to her and there's not a damn thing you can do about it!

:?

It's heartbreaking, and even though I don't have any children of my own, if that happened to my goddaughter, I'd go Doheny on their a$$ too!

Excellent writing and cinematography. I can see why Sinatra chose this episode.

Personal thoughts aside, GREAT, GREAT episode!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:50 am 
Offline
Resident Clutterbuck
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:03 am
Posts: 322
Kevyn Major Howard just didn't learn in the 1980's, did he? After he raped and killed Paul Kersey's daughter in LA, Kersey shot him in a church. And when he received a mistrial due to a technicality, Harry Callahan warned him against any further violations in San Francisco.

Yet when confronted with killing another daughter, Howard still expects to escape the legal system. Well, at least he did finally get the hell out of California. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:42 pm 
Offline
Founding Father
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Posts: 3912
Location: Suburbia, USA
Hey Shermy, Steven Keats (Willie Clayton) was in Dirty Harry, not Kevyn Major Howard. ;)

Man, this may be the darkest, grittiest, most depressing TV episode I've ever seen, for any show! And it's really, really well done. A great career capper for the legendary "Chairman of the Board"!

The "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" sequence was phenomenal! Ten times better than I rememberd it.

One thing that really struck me about this episode was the "Jeep Babes" scene. As amusing as it is, it just seems so out of place in this gloomy episode. Yet, oddly enough, it seems to work in a stark contrast kind of way.

Fantastic episode!

Oh, and ah, we have another Coors beer sighting:

Image

_________________
Higgins: It's not a scratch! It's a bloody gouge!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:06 pm 
Offline
Resident Clutterbuck
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:03 am
Posts: 322
I was thinking of the sequels. Howard was a main punk in Death Wish II, and the cocky guy who gets a mistrial at the start of Sudden Impact. He has the infamous elevator scene with Dirty Harry, where Harry informs him he's nothing but dog****. :lol:

Incidentally, you can also spot a young Camryn Manheim (in her screen debut) standing in the back of the elevator. Manheim will appear with Selleck in the upcoming Jesse Stone film.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:43 pm 
Offline
Founding Father
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Posts: 3912
Location: Suburbia, USA
Oh I see that now! Heh, sorry about that! Sudden Impact, now there's a movie a need to watch again! ;)

Speaking of Steven Keats (a great character actor by the way) though, did any of you get the impression that he was slapped for real by "'Ol Blue Eyes" in that scene at the apartment? If it was fake, they sure did a good job with it. I could just see someone like Keats, a journeyman actor, in a scene of a lifetime with Frank Sinatra, say something on the set like, "Frank, let's make this scene as real as possible. Just go ahead and slap me!"

_________________
Higgins: It's not a scratch! It's a bloody gouge!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:31 pm 
Offline
Maniac Emeritus
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:16 pm
Posts: 1738
Location: Detroit
I'll bet ya Frank Sinatra just slapped people for the fun of it.

I wouldn't care if Sinatra slapped me.

BTW,

Notice the tie-in with an early seasons Magnum PI writer(or was it director/producer?) Lawrence Doheny = Michael Doheny.

Kinda like Doug and Doc Ibold...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:05 pm 
Offline
Founding Father
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:54 pm
Posts: 3912
Location: Suburbia, USA
Hey, did anyone else notice that Magnum is getting smoked by T.C. in their chess game? After T.C.'s Qh5+, Magnum is facing Mate in 2, but he doesn't appear to notice it! He just casually plays Be2 as if everything is ok. T.C. doesn't appear to notice it either and simply calls out "Check", not "Check and Mate in 2".

Image

Looks like he should have used "Uncle Lyle's Castle Blitz" like he did with Higgins.

That's right, I'm a complete and utter geek! ;)

_________________
Higgins: It's not a scratch! It's a bloody gouge!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:17 pm 
Offline
Fleet Admiral
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:03 pm
Posts: 482
Location: Edge Of The Pacific, Sydney, Australia
James J. Walters wrote:
Hey, did anyone else notice that Magnum is getting smoked by T.C. in their chess game? After T.C.'s Qh5+, Magnum is facing Mate in 2, but he doesn't appear to notice it! He just casually plays Be2 as if everything is ok. T.C. doesn't appear to notice it either and simply calls out "Check", not "Check and Mate in 2".

Image

Looks like he should have used "Uncle Lyle's Castle Blitz" like he did with Higgins.

That's right, I'm a complete and utter geek! ;)


That's pretty funny... you may be the first person in history to have noticed this, James. Well done. :wink:

Sinatra sure had style though...

The entire series seems to have improved dramatically with season seven. I think this episode had more dramatic weight that most of the others so far in the series.

Quote:
Oh, and ah, we have another Coors beer sighting:


I seem to recall there also being a neon Coors sign in the bar at one point too...

_________________
Help protect Hawaiʻi's Green Sea Turtles http://malamanahonu.org


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 74 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group