Magnum P.I.

10 Best Episodes of Magnum P.I.

Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii taking jobs no one else will with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright, and the former MI:6 agent Higgins.

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#1 - Close to Home (Season 4 - Episode 20)

Magnum and Higgins are sent on a deadly mission inside a high security correctional center when a ruthless criminal abducts Katsumoto and his ex-wife, Beth.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 311 votes.

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#2 - Knight Lasts Forever (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Kumu and Higgins are in danger when Robin's Nest is under siege by mercenaries storming the estate in order to find out the true identity of the White Knight, Robin's muse and literary hero. Also, Rick and T.C. helps one of Rick's employees when his car is stolen, and Higgins finally gives Magnum an answer about if she'll become his partner.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 581 votes.

Magnum P.I. - S3E16

#3 - Bloodline (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Magnum and Higgins work a stalking case involving a man with a past in espionage. Also, Ethan asks Higgins to join him on an extended trip for Doctors Without Borders just as Magnum starts to open up to other possibilities.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 349 votes.

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#4 - Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Magnum must help his defense attorney girlfriend, Abby Miller, when she realizes that the client she successfully defended in a murder trial is actually guilty. Also, TC confronts Kamekona about stealing his helicopter business.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 542 votes.

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#5 - The Day It All Came Together (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Hannah, Magnum's ex and the fugitive responsible for him and his SEAL team brothers being POWs for years, shows up at his home with a gunshot wound, and wanting his help to find her missing CIA father whose life is in danger. Also, Magnum makes an earnest proposition to Higgins for her to become his private investigations partner.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 530 votes.

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#6 - Dead Man Walking (Season 4 - Episode 15)


When Magnum balks at notorious crime boss Osi Shima’s (Eijiro Ozaki) request to find his missing son, Magnum learns he’s been poisoned and has only eight hours to locate Shima’s son to earn the antidote, or else he dies.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 328 votes.

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#7 - No Way Out (Season 3 - Episode 3)

As Magnum, Higgins and TC try to pull one over on a customs agent to get Higgins a green card, armed gunmen suddenly storm the federal building and start taking hostages.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 413 votes.

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#8 - Judge Me Not (Season 4 - Episode 13)


When Hawaii Supreme Court nominee Judge Rachel Park is being blackmailed, she hires Magnum and Higgins who go to extraordinary lengths to help her out. Also, with the pressure of fatherhood looming, Rick suggests changes to make La Mariana more profitable, but TC and Kumo aren’t swayed.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 312 votes.

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#9 - A New Lease On Death (Season 4 - Episode 7)

When Rick is asked to assist with a federal investigation of his childhood friend Robbie, Magnum launches his own investigation to see what the Feds really have on him Also, Kumu goes undercover in a retirement community when Higgins is hired to investigate the disappearance of a resident’s life savings.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 353 votes.

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#10 - Blood in the Water (Season 1 - Episode 19)


When Magnum and Higgins get “yacht-jacked,” Higgins is shot and she and Magnum are stranded at sea, struggling to reach land before she bleeds out and the culprits return to finish them off.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 555 votes.

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    Magnum P.I. - S1E18

    #11 - A Kiss Before Dying (Season 1 - Episode 18)

    When the Dobermans dig up what appears to be a human bone, Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 545 votes.

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    #12 - Day the Past Came Back (Season 1 - Episode 15)


    Magnum discovers that his ex, who landed him and his friends in a POW camp, is on the island and planing to steal a fortune in gold.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 546 votes.

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    #13 - A Fire in the Ashes (Season 4 - Episode 8)

    Magnum starts following Higgins to discover what she’s been hiding, as she’s secretly assigned to infiltrate a group threatening to take down MI-6. Rick struggles after an explosion takes the life of someone important to him.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 362 votes.

    Magnum P.I. - S2E12

    #14 - Desperate Measures (II) (Season 2 - Episode 12)


    When Junior is kidnapped as leverage to retrieve the stolen list of undercover CIA agents, and most of Five-0 is rounded up by the CIA to prevent them from interfering, Tani and Quinn ask Magnum and Higgins for their help. The crossover starts on Hawaii Five-0 S10E12 Ihea ‘oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? (Where were you when the rain was pouring?) (I).

    The episode was rated 7.76 from 504 votes.

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    #15 - A Leopard on the Prowl (Season 2 - Episode 20)

    Magnum and Higgins help Rick when his father figure, Icepick , just out of prison and battling terminal cancer, gets double crossed on one last score. Also, Magnum makes one last bold move to help Higgins stay in the country.

    The episode was rated 7.76 from 430 votes.

    Magnum P.I. - S4E10

    #16 - Dream Lover (Season 4 - Episode 10)


    When a woman hires Magnum and Higgins to locate a man she met briefly at a coffee shop and felt a spark with, they learn that he is hiding a big secret. Also, Higgins keeps a secret of her own after she has a romantic dream about Magnum.

    The episode was rated 7.76 from 345 votes.

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    #17 - Better Watch Out (Season 4 - Episode 9)

    A Christmas Eve ransomware attack on the Honolulu Police Department forces Lia to reveal a family secret to Magnum and Katsumoto.

    The episode was rated 7.75 from 342 votes.

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    #18 - Those We Leave Behind (Season 4 - Episode 4)


    Higgins’ therapist hires her to look into why one of her teenage patients died of suicide.

    The episode was rated 7.75 from 349 votes.

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    #19 - Black is the Widow (Season 1 - Episode 17)

    After a man is murdered, Magnum poses as a doctor on the same dating app the victim was using in order to find the killer who may be praying on wealthy men.

    The episode was rated 7.75 from 540 votes.

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    #20 - Day I Met the Devil (Season 2 - Episode 11)


    Magnum is called up from the reserves for a top secret mission, but his friends are stunned when they learn that the mission is a lie and Magnum has been set up.

    The episode was rated 7.74 from 468 votes.


    Last updated: feb 12, 2023

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