Magnum Rewatch Ep02 - China Doll

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Episode 2 of the Magnum Rewatch! In this episode, Magnum is hired to protect an ancient vase from a man with massive lapels.

Vital Statistics

Date: February 10, 2015

Appearing: Kathleen De Vere, Graham Stark

Runtime: 51:26

Synopsis

Episode 3: "China Doll"
Airdate: December 18, 1980

Magnum is hired by a beautiful Chinese antiques dealer that he's making a play for to protect a precious ancient vase, The Soul of Sung, until its buyer arrives in Hawaii to collect it. But unbeknown to him, the priceless ornament is wanted by a Tong gang from the girl's home country, and a deadly martial arts assassin who can kill in the blink of an eye is hot on the trail.

Counters

Is that racist?

  • Magnum telling Higgins "Nice pyjamas", refering to his Tai Chi clothes. [1]
  • Magnum interrupting Higgins and Mai Ling's conversation with an "and I'll have an egg roll and a #5" [2]
  • The implication that the audience can't tell two chinese people apart. [4]

Consequence free murder

  • Magnum shoots Choi in the head. [5]

Breaking the 4th wall

  • Higgins looks at the camera after being tricked by Magnum to open the safe. [3]
  • Magnum's eyebrow raise at the end. [6]

Kathleen's rating

7.5/10 "Not that our rating scale means anything."

Timestamps

  1. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 18:45 - Is that racist
  2. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 19:11 - Is that racist #2
  3. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 22:55 - Breaking the 4th wall
  4. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 45:00 - Is that racist #3
  5. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 46:35 - Consequence free murder
  6. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 47:40 - Breaking the 4th wall #2
  7. MR-Ep02-ChinaDoll.mp3 @ 50:00 - Kathleen's rating
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