Magnum, P.I.

Season 5 Episode 16

All For One Part II

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Aired Unknown Feb 07, 1985 on CBS
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All For One Part II
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Magnum, Tyler, and Higgins are held prisoner by the Vietnamese major that has a reign of terror over Chong Ker. As Rick recovers from his wounds, T.C. works with a local he's befriended trying to repair an old helicopter for their escape, but it becomes apparent that Tyler has been deceitful about the true nature of the mission.moreless

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  • As Magnum, Higgins and Tyler are held prisoner by the sadistic Vietnamese Major, it becomes apparent that Tyler has not been completely honest about their mission. An excellent conclusion to this decent two-parter...moreless

    9.5
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    Although part one of this two-part story was slow in places, and left me with a mixed opinion, things really come to life in this concluding part.



    Larry Manetti gives a decent performance of the delirious Rick, as he spurts out things about his past (although you might need the subtitles on to catch all of it, as he says much of it under his breath). Manetti must have loved this, coming in a season in which Rick hasn't had all that much to do thus far.



    As he and Higgins are held captive, Magnum’s monologue is also good, but a bit overlong, repeating Part I's trend of dragging things out a little too much.



    I like T.C.'s friendship with young 'Joe', and the two actors work really well together. However, you just know that Joe is going to buy the farm by the end of the episode!



    Although I enjoy the deeper story, one of my gripes about the fifth season has been that it is over-talky and lacking real action. Well this episode serves to address that, and is one of the most action-packed instalments not only of the season, but of the entire series.



    As I said in my review of Part I, this story could easily been condensed and worked well as a standard single episode â€" presumably the budget needed for such an explosive story dictated that it be worked into a two-parter?



    Not much more to say on this one really; just to say that this comes off as one of the best of the fifth season, and it's a shame more of the 1984-85 season didn't see more of this quality.moreless
Robert Forster

Robert Forster

Tyler Peabody McKinney

Guest Star

Seth Sakai

Seth Sakai

Major Thieu

Guest Star

Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Joe Hanamut

Guest Star

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    • When T.C. is starting the old helicopter, we see a shot of him flicking some switches, and then of him giving thumbs up to Joe, where he is wearing a gold bracelet on his right wrist. Yet in the next shot the bracelet is gone, and his skin and sleeve color don't seem to match up, either.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Alle für einen Teil 2", the French title is "Tous pour un (2/2)", and the Italian title is "Tutti per uno (2ª parte)", all exact translations.

    • Before the opening credits of this part is a one-minute forty-second recap of the events of the first part.

    • The on-screen title of this episode is "All For One part II", with no brackets as with the previous "Echoes Of The Mind (part II)".

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