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How Would You Rate This Episode?
10 (Perfect!) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
9.5 (One of the Best) 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
9.0 (Excellent) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
8.5 (Very Good) 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
8.0 (Pretty Good) 18%  18%  [ 12 ]
7.5 (Decent) 26%  26%  [ 17 ]
7.0 (Average at Best) 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
6.5 (Not So Good) 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
6.0 (Pretty Bad) 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
5.0 (Just Awful) 3%  3%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 66
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:44 pm 
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This is the official MM thread for The Taking of Dick McWilliams (2.10). 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: 12/3/1981
The Japanese wife of an old Navy buddy comes to Magnum for help when her husband is kidnapped and held for ransom. She asks Magnum to handle the ransom drop without telling her father, who never approved of the marriage in the first place. However, the deeper Magnum gets into the case, the more suspicious he becomes of the circumstances.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:21 pm 
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This is probably my least favorite episode of Season Two. Everything seems to be off, none of the pieces seem to fit. That flashback scene with Dick and Mitsu had some truly horrible dialog, almost painful to watch! Even Guy Stockwell and Moe Keale can't save this episode for me.

I do love the McGarrett reference and listening to Rick on the phone with "Shaky", however. ;)

Still, there is work to be done with this one ..... rubber chicken, Sam, I know you guys have been working overtime of late, but let's see if we can get one more, shall we?

"The Beach Shack"

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I agree.

This episode pretty much stunk. Every time it pops up on the elliptical rotation, I'm tempted to skip it.

My OCD side comes out and then I force myself through it. Makes the workout longer though!

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The Beach Shack - I won't say it was easy to find. I've been looking for the location of the beach shots in Operation: Silent Night (4.10) and when you posted the question about the beach shack, I realized that the two places were the same.

The place is on the north shore and is called Puaena Point - the northern tip of Waialua Bay. Here's the location of the beach shack. (Approximate but very close, within 20 feet or so - the vegetation has changed slightly.)

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That's right down the beach from where we were married in December.

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Very cool!

Also, the home of Mitsu McWilliams is located here.

I believe (not 100% sure) this house is now the William Twigg-Smith Gallery (pictured here?), part of The Contemporary Museum Honolulu. The main building of which is to the NNE with the large parking lot. So if you'd like to view art and visit a Magnum P.I. location at the same time this is the place to go. :)
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And the aquafarm is located here.
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Wow, 3 amazing location IDs RC!

After you zeroed in on the north shore, how did you find the beach location? I didn't notice any obvious "markers".

One other positive about this episode - the cool chopper/car chase, featuring the Pali Tunnels.

Because of all of the above, this episode is now elevated a bit for me. :)

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James J. Walters wrote:

"The Beach Shack"

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Oooh! I bet if we all chipped in, we could buy that!


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Oooh! I bet if we all chipped in, we could buy that!



LMFAO James!

It probably would cost more than you would think! Here in southern California where I live, you'd pay about a half a million for a run-down 40 year old fixer-upper 1 bedroom condo in a crappy neighborhood. (I'm serious!) But I have an extra $800 I could chip in that I just got for my car that was totaled on January 22nd of this year! LOL :D


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SL, that wasn't me. It was grundle. ;)

The "shack" wouldn't be worth anything (I doubt if it's even still around - they may have even built it just for the episode), but the oceanfront property would be worth a fortune! I doubt we could afford it. ;)

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