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Zachary Knighton on Directing Candy Miggy Scene

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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Magnum P.I. Season 5 Episode 17, “Consciousness of Guilt.”]

Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) spend the most recent Magnum P.I. episode aside after a dialog with Rick (Zachary Knighton) and TC (Stephen Hill) prompts them to marvel: Are they spending an excessive amount of time collectively?

Rick remarks that ever since he moved in with Suzy (Elizabeth Knighton) and Pleasure, beginning and ending every day collectively is the most effective. “After we put Pleasure to sleep, our favourite factor to do is to sit down and simply discuss and inform tales about all of the issues we missed once we had been aside,” Rick says. TC echoes these sentiments about life since he and Mahina (Emily Alabi) received again collectively: “We’ve been loving catching up, too.”

That leads Higgins to marvel if she and Magnum spend an excessive amount of time collectively, and he or she guarantees him it’s not a check. As he sees it, “We spend extra time collectively than most {couples}, however I don’t suppose it’s an excessive amount of.” She doesn’t both, however she’s “simply questioning if possibly we’re lacking out on lacking one another” since “if we attempt to share tales with one another on the finish of the day, effectively, they’re simply the identical tales. That makes them inherently much less attention-grabbing.” He suggests they spend the day aside as an experiment and see the way it goes.

After doing simply that, nevertheless, Higgins notes, “Whereas time aside undoubtedly works for some {couples}, I’m undecided it really works so effectively for us, and sadly for you, it means you’re caught with me.” And with that, they finish the episode by sharing a candy dance.

This episode was Knighton’s directorial debut. “I actually needed to take a while with that,” he tells TV Insider of that final scene. “It was really the primary scene that I shot on the episode, too, and I knew that we had been coming off a protracted week the week earlier than, and I needed to mainly take time however not take an excessive amount of time. So I had a number of cameras arrange. I had a giant vast, and I made positive one digital camera couldn’t see the opposite digital camera. So I really shot it fairly fast, and I let Jay and Perdy — I didn’t mic them. I allow them to simply have enjoyable with it.

“I believe it turned out actually superbly,” he continues. “And that goes so much to the credit score of Ted Tunney and Newt TerMeer and all of the lighting guys. All people simply made it look so lovely and made my job really easy.”

Magnum P.I., Wednesdays, 9/8c, NBC

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