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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 14%  14%  [ 8 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 16%  16%  [ 9 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 19%  19%  [ 11 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 31%  31%  [ 18 ]
7.5 (Decent) 10%  10%  [ 6 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 9%  9%  [ 5 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:16 pm 
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This is the official MM thread for Innocence... A Broad (8.3). 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: 10/28/1987
Magnum gains an unlikely but valuable assistant when he agrees to entertain the wife of the president of a waste management company.


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Flub #1: In the scene where Magnum and Rita are leaving the grocery store while tailing the suspect, they can be seen placing groceries into the back of the Ferrari. This Ferrari is rear engined, so in reality they are placing the groceries into the engine bay!

The Ferrari 308GTS is mid-engined, not rear-engined -- I knew somebody who owned one. There is a small compartment aft of the engine that is just big enough for a few bags of groceries. So this is not a flub at all! :D


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Hey, good to see you again eegorr!

Thanks for the corrections. I appreciate it. I've updated the episode guide.

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Hmmm..... I know I should dislike this episode, but I just don't. It's delightfully offbeat and wonderfully blithesome.

I find it interesting that Janis Ward (Rita) has very few acting credits to her name. She's in A LOT of scenes in this episode. It's rare that someone would get such a large amount of screen time (at this stage of the series) with so little acting experience.

LOVE the bug mask scene at Rick's house! He has a pool. And it looks like they have created a new indoor set for his house.

Poor rubber chicken, he still has the tape around his neck!

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Two things make this episode noteworthy for me. The first is Magnum's newfound respect for all living things- a change triggered by his near death experience.

The second is Higgins' reaction at the end, when Joe callously begins talking about Higgins' role at the estate. It appears to be a rare instance of Higgins letting his guard down, and briefly suggesting (to the viewer) that he is in fact Robin Masters. (I could be misinterpreting the scene, although it seems logical in a season where the theory was repeatedly touched upon.)


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LOVE the bug mask scene at Rick's house! He has a pool. And it looks like they have created a new indoor set for his house.


This was a great scene, and a nice callback to Rick's bug phobia in Operation: Silent Night.


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James J. Walters wrote:
Hmmm..... I know I should dislike this episode, but I just don't. It's delightfully offbeat and wonderfully blithesome.

I find it interesting that Janis Ward (Rita) has very few acting credits to her name. She's in A LOT of scenes in this episode. It's rare that someone would get such a large amount of screen time (at this stage of the series) with so little acting experience.

LOVE the bug mask scene at Rick's house! He has a pool. And it looks like they have created a new indoor set for his house.

Poor rubber chicken, he still has the tape around his neck!

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I agree, there's a lot of good things of this episode.

What I like about it is that it's kind of flushed all the "serious" themes from the past few episodes and threw them in the trash, so to speak, and we're back to general Magnum zaniness!


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I LOVE this episode. Have watched it 3 times in the past week, and can't stop laughing! So many memorable lines!

My favorite is voice over about "meeting your maker" and renewed sense of the value of life and every creatures right to meeting it's full potential. That garden snail going onto reaching it's full garden snail potential. :D

The dogs not recognizing Magnum unless Higgins "designates" him as prey.

"Because that is the order of the universe!!"

Magnum being a "lone wolf" out on investigations.

The top off was the bug mask. Poor Rick.

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I agree that this is a real "fun" episode. I particularly liked the way TM took up for Rita and FINALLY realized she was good at it, not just very lucky.

What would have been really fun, to combine this episode with the things we didn't like about Resolutions 2, would have been for Magnum to have started his own detective -- oops, sorry, investigator!! -- agency and have Annie Potts' character and Rita be his partners, or partners in training sort of. Not exactly equals in the agency, but not go-fers either. Can you imagine the fun episodes that could have led to, with the three of them solving crimes? They could have had a real office in downtown Honolulu and maybe Magnum could have figured out a way to have Lily there in the afternoons after school -- a running joke of having to leave an investigation to go pick up his daughter from school, cajoling the women -- or Rick, TC, or Higgins -- to do it.

It could have kept the airy and humorous qualities of the show but shown a little more depth for TM in his responsibilities.

Much better, in my opinion, than going back into the Navy. That really leaves too much up in the air in terms of assignments, etc., not to mention what everyone else has (TM's reluctance and dislike for the politics and somewhat twisted "authority" of it all).

So what can we name Magnum and the ladies' new investigation agency? Lorraine Investigations? Then everyone would always be asking "Which one is Lorraine?" and implying they were TM's bosses which would drive him crazy . . . .

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This is one of my favorite episodes of season 8. I thought Janis Ward was great. She has a great line when she learns that Magnum is going to let her tag along on his case; "This is so great. Do you supply a gun, or should I bring my own." I love it. For some reason it reminds me of "leave the gun and take the cannoli."

TC's helicopter (N4943T) is seen again (The People vs. Orville Wright), instead of N1095A.

I thought this episode offered some genuine authenticity by showing the "Safeway" grocery store. I liked the fact that they didn't have to come up with some fictional name like Day-n-Dark, etc.

Although I really like this episode, I thought it ended rather abruptly. We see Magnum and Rita running from the bad guys and being shot at. Then we see them jump into the garbage truck, and then we see Higgins and Joe in the final scene at Robin's nest.

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The second is Higgins' reaction at the end, when Joe callously begins talking about Higgins' role at the estate. It appears to be a rare instance of Higgins letting his guard down, and briefly suggesting (to the viewer) that he is in fact Robin Masters. (I could be misinterpreting the scene, although it seems logical in a season where the theory was repeatedly touched upon.)


I had a different take Shermy. My take on this final scene was that Joe thought that Magnum owned the estate and Higgins let Joe believe that, and that Higgins merely worked for Magnum. Joe says to Higgins: "You know Higgins, Magnum's got one sweet layout here. You must enjoy working for him." Higgins replies, "It's an experience. As you can see Mr. Magnum takes inordinate pride in the his dedication to the horticultural arts." That final scene reminded me of the scene in "Compulsion" (season 5) when Magnum, Rick and TC helped Higgins fool his Sandhurst mates into believing that Higgins owned Robin's Nest.

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I had a different take Shermy. My take on this final scene was that Joe thought that Magnum owned the estate and Higgins let Joe believe that, and that Higgins merely worked for Magnum.


I'd say that's probably the correct interpretation. I should've rechecked it, since I merely assumed Joe had referred to the estate as belonging to Robin.


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