The BEST Episodes of Magnum P.I.
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021
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 - No Way Out
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 18, 2020
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.
#2 - 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.
#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 - 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.
#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 - A Leopard on the Prowl
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 2020
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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Say Hello to Your Past
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 10, 2020
Magnum and Higgins must find Kumu when she’s kidnapped by an injured man accused of killing his wife.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Double Jeopardy
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 4, 2020
Magnum and Higgins' new clients hire them to find their missing brother last seen on the island, leading to Higgins being shot and TC abducted when a secret case of revenge is revealed during the investigation. Higgins (and Magnum) are surprised when her surgeon asks her out.
#17 - Easy Money
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 11, 2020
Higgins job to repo a plane goes south when she and Magnum discover that it was being used by a drug cartel who opens fire at the plane, forcing them to crash land in the jungle, where they find a stowaway on board with a target on his back. Higgins has her first date with Dr. Ethan Shah.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Tell No One
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 22, 2021
When a wealthy man hires Magnum and Higgins to find his missing wife, they are stunned when a tragedy occurs as a result of their investigation. Kumu's suspicion of her step-daughter's boyfriend creates a divide with her and Kumu's new relationship.
#23 - May The Best One Win
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 8, 2020
Magnum and Higgins are each hired by a different spouse who are in the middle of a contentious divorce to dig up dirt on the other, and Thomas and Higgins soon find themselves competing over resources. Also, Rick and TC look into the death of an unidentified man and must share the news with his estranged daughter, Suzy Madison.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.