The BEST Episodes of Magnum P.I.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020
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 - Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
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.
#2 - Knight Lasts Forever
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2019
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.
#3 - Desperate Measures (2)
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 3, 2020
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. Part 2 of a crossover with Hawaii Five-0.
#4 - The Man in the Secret Room
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 2019
While Magnum helps out his friend Russell Harlan and temporarily works as the head of a hotel’s security, he investigates the death of a guest who was thrown from her room’s balcony while working on a secret investigation of her own. Also, Icepick is released from jail and is trying to keep a secret from Rick.
#5 - Day I Met the Devil
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
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.
#6 - A Kiss Before Dying
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 11, 2019
When the Dobermans dig up what appears to be a human bone, Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor.
#7 - Day the Past Came Back
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2019
Magnum discovers that his ex, who landed him and his friends in a POW camp, is on the island and planning to steal a fortune in gold.
#8 - Dead Inside
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
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.
#9 - Black is the Widow
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 4, 2019
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.
#10 - Blood in the Water
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 25, 2019
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.
#11 - The Day It All Came Together
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 1, 2019
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.
#12 - Make It 'Til Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2019
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.
#13 - He Came by Night
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2019
Magnum and Higgins’ new partnership is tested when they disagree about being hired by a woman who wants them to recover her $3 million in stolen drug money in order to save her husband’s life. TC and Shammy must get to the bottom of a potential case of someone impersonating a decorated veteran.
#14 - A Bullet Named Fate
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 2019
A guilt-ridden Magnum follows the clues his private investigator friend, Harry Brown, left behind when he was shot while working a case Thomas passed onto him. TC helps Kumu lead a protest against construction on a Hawaiian sacred site.
#15 - The Ties That Bind
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 2018
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.
#16 - Murder is Never Quiet
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 25, 2019
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.
#17 - Honor Among Thieves
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2019
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.
#18 - Day of the Viper
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2019
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.
#19 - I, The Deceased
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 28, 2019
A man hires Magnum to investigate his own murder before he is killed. Kumu reconnects with an old friend.
#20 - Payback for Beginners
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2019
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.
#21 - Winner Takes All
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 20, 2019
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.
#22 - Death Is Only Temporary
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2018
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.
#23 - Nowhere to Hide
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 14, 2019
Higgins’ and Kumu’s lives are put in danger when Magnum get too close to a case involving a missing Russian fugitive.
#24 - Blood Brothers
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2019
Magnum, flooded with memories of his tour in Afghanistan, helps his fallen friend’s brother search for a now-grown Afghan boy who may have been a victim of trafficking.
#25 - Bad Day to Be a Hero
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2018
Magnum must help Rick’s crush after her illegal poker game is robbed by masked gunmen.