Magnum, P.I.

Memories Are Forever

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 11/5/81
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  • Episode Description
  • Magnum catches a brief glimpse of a woman on a passing boat that he is certain is Michelle, the girl he married during the Vietnam War and whom he previously believed to have been killed shortly afterwards in a bombing raid. Though all he has of the brisk sighting are some blurry photos, T.C. and Rick help as he scours the area looking for her. But there are several parties that intend to see that Magnum is unable to make contact with Michelle, and the search sees them stumbling into dangerous political territory.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Hillerman

    Jonathan Higgins

  • Larry Manetti

    Rick Wright

  • Roger E. Mosley

    Theodore "T.C." Calvin

  • Donald P. Bellisario

  • Ray Austin

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Magnum gets a shred of a clue that his wife Michelle is alive and on the island. He becomes obsessed with finding her.

    By marceber, Apr 25, 2008

  • Working on a routine case, Magnum catches sight of the woman that he is sure he married during the Vietnam War, and who he believed to have been killed in a bombing raid. As he searches for her, he walks into a political minefield. A key story of the show

    By Jay-Spacedust, Apr 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Magnum: (narrating) Dreams are supposed to represent your subconscious wishes and conflicts. It's sort of a private movie you write, produce, and direct. Only you can't hide your eyes in your dreams, even when they are scaring you to death.

    Notes (7)

    • The German episode titles are "Michelles Rückkehr" ("Michelle's Return") and "Schatten der Vergangenheit" ("Shadow of the Past"). The French title is "Souvenirs ineffaçables", meaning "Indelible Memories". The Italian title is "I ricordi non muoiono mai (1ª parte)", meaning "Memories Never Die".

    • We get two close-up shots of Magnum's driving license during this episode. It reads (with a photo in the top right corner): STATE OF HAWAII DRIVER'S LICENSE 546 10 8740 (social security number) (signature) Magnum Thom Sull 11435 18th Ave Honolulu HI 46816 0 2 3 3RN 6-04. BI M N 1/05/46 It's not clear whether the date (1/05/46), is his birthday or not. If it is, there is contradicting dates given in several later episodes.

    • The two-part version of this episode breaks as Colonel Ki follows Michelle from the Church – the picture freezes and the caption 'To Be Continued' is shown before the 'Executive Producer Donald P. Bellisario' credit. Both credits are presented center-screen instead of the standard bottom left. The closing credits of part one are over a shot of Magnum and Michelle hiding under the restaurant table in Vietnam during the bombing. (Different music to the regular theme tune is used on the end of this story).

    • This story was originally broadcast as a feature-length adventure, but, as with most feature-length episodes in US TV, also exists in two-part version, the format in which it is more commonly repeated.

    • In this episode, it appears that Rick has started smoking again (we see him smoking twice in Part I). A couple of episodes previously, in 'The Woman On The Beach', was saw him smoking while under stress, commenting that he'd given up but he'd just started again.

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