The BEST Episodes of Magnum P.I.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019
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.
#1 - 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. Rick and T.C. help one of Rick's employees when his car is stolen, and Higgins finally gives Magnum an answer about if she'll become his partner.
#2 - Dead Inside
Season 2 - Episode 4
When Katsumoto suspects that one of his fellow cops is dirty and has stolen evidence, he begrudgingly asks Magnum and Higgins for help. Rick and TC help Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald when a tablet containing the Rams' playbook is stolen.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - Honor Among Thieves
Season 2 - Episode 2
An incorrigible pickpocket, Jin, asks Magnum for help when a cell phone he recently lifted receives a very suspicious text message. Magnum is frustrated when Higgins still won't give him an answer to whether or not she will become his partner, and when Rick decides to make a bold career move, T.C. comes to the rescue.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - Make It 'Til Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 5
On Halloween, Magnum and Jin search for a skip-tracer at a Halloween bash, just as Katsumoto tracks an escaped killer who is headed to that same party. Also, Higgins and Rick must spend the night at an allegedly haunted house in order to debunk the notion, and TC and Kumu protect a sacred Hawaiian burial ground.
#9 - The Ties That Bind
Season 1 - Episode 9
After a 16-year-old kidnap victim, Amanda, escapes her captors, her parents hire Magnum, who experienced similar trauma as a POW, to find who took her.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Payback for Beginners
Season 2 - Episode 1
While Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she'll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss's murder during a bank robbery. Rick makes a big decision about his career.
#13 - Day of the Viper
Season 1 - Episode 13
One of Higgins’ former MI6 teammates shows up with a fresh gunshot wound and news that “the Viper,” the assassin who killed her true love, has surfaced on Oahu.
#14 - Murder is Never Quiet
Season 1 - Episode 16
Magnum is hired by a woman to prove that her son didn't kill his girlfriend and has only 24 hours to do so before the accused accepts a plea deal. Also, Rick and TC try to recover stolen appliances that were donated to a wounded veteran.
#15 - I, The Deceased
Season 1 - Episode 14
A man hires Magnum to investigate his own murder before he is killed. Kumu reconnects with an old friend.
#16 - Death Is Only Temporary
Season 1 - Episode 6
An aging tycoon, Henry Brown, asks Magnum to find his lost love who he says just recently contacted him – the only problem is she died 30 years ago. Also, Rick and TC meet a fellow vet who is having a hard time adjusting to civilian life.
#17 - The Cat Who Cried Wolf
Season 1 - Episode 7
Magnum takes the case of a little girl’s missing cat and, in the process, stumbles upon another cat’s murdered owner who happens to be an FBI agent.
#18 - Winner Takes All
Season 1 - Episode 12
Magnum has an emotional connection to a case when he and every other private investigator and bounty hunter on Oahu are tasked to track down a man accused of murder.
#19 - Sudden Death
Season 1 - Episode 5
TC asks Magnum to take on a case to help acquit the father of one of his young football players who is accused of murder.
#20 - Bad Day to Be a Hero
Season 1 - Episode 10
Magnum must help Rick's crush after her illegal poker game is robbed by masked gunmen.
#21 - Nowhere to Hide
Season 1 - Episode 11
Higgins' and Kumu's lives are put in danger when Magnum get too close to a case involving a missing Russian fugitive.
#22 - Die He Said
Season 1 - Episode 8
A man dying of lymphoma hires Magnum to find his estranged, bone-marrow-compatible brother who turns out to need Magnum’s help as well. Also, Magnum’s case brings back haunted memories for the guys of a past SEAL team mission that went sideways.
#23 - The Woman Who Never Died
Season 1 - Episode 3
Magnum takes a case from fellow private investigator Luther Gillis to find the true identity of a man’s comatose fiancée when he learns that she’s had extensive facial surgery.
#24 - Six Paintings, One Frame
Season 1 - Episode 4
A close friend of Higgins, an art connoisseur who recently hired Magnum to test his security, is murdered, and Thomas is arrested as the main suspect.
#25 - From the Head Down
Season 1 - Episode 2
Magnum helps Dan, a struggling fisherman and fellow veteran, when his 300-pound tuna worth $350,000 is stolen, and he discovers that the thief needs Magnum’s help as well.