The BEST Episodes of Magnum P.I.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Network: CBS

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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No Way Out

#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.

star 7.82
365 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Barbie Kligman

#2 - Bloodline

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 7, 2021

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

star 7.81
290 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Geoffrey Thorne
Knight Lasts Forever

#3 - 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.

star 7.80
554 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Neil Tolkin
Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill

#4 - 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.

star 7.79
516 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Desperate Measures (2)

#5 - Desperate Measures (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 3, 2020

Part 2 of a crossover with Hawaii Five-0. 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. The crossover starts on Hawaii Five-0 S10E12: Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? (1).

star 7.78
474 votes
The Day It All Came Together

#6 - 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.

star 7.77
515 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Peter Lenkov
Blood in the Water

#7 - 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.

star 7.76
539 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Gene Hong
A Kiss Before Dying

#8 - 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.

star 7.76
555 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Ashley Charbonnet, Barbie Kligman
Black is the Widow

#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.

star 7.76
550 votes
Directors: Kristin Windell
Writers: Neil Tolkin
Day the Past Came Back

#10 - 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.

star 7.76
562 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Peter M. Lenkov
Day I Met the Devil

#11 - 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.

star 7.75
439 votes
Directors: Kristin Windell
Writers: Alfredo Barrios Jr.
A Leopard on the Prowl

#12 - 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.

star 7.75
401 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Peter M. Lenkov
Island Vibes

#13 - Island Vibes

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2021

As Magnum tries to keep his new relationship a secret and handles cases solo while Higgins is away, he is tasked with finding a single mom being hunted by two very dangerous gangs. While Higgins is abroad with Ethan, a misstep forces her to assist an old employer. Rick gets some bad, but also very, very good news

star 7.73
245 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Gene Hong
Dead Inside

#14 - 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.

star 7.73
531 votes
Directors: Krishna Rao
Writers: Barbie Kligman
Easy Money

#15 - 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.

star 7.73
368 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: David Wolkove
Say Hello to Your Past

#16 - 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.

star 7.73
425 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: Joe Gazzam
Double Jeopardy

#17 - 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.

star 7.73
371 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Eric Guggenheim, Peter M. Lenkov
Murder is Never Quiet

#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.

star 7.72
573 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Barbie Kligman
Killer on the Midnight Watch

#19 - Killer on the Midnight Watch

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 5, 2021

When an overenthusiastic neighborhood watch group asks Magnum and Higgins to investigate a shady character living on their block, they are shocked to find that they may have inadvertently stumbled upon a serial killer on the loose. Jin’s new money laundering business leads him to want to help a new friend.

star 7.72
337 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Gene Hong
Make It 'Til Dawn

#20 - 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.

star 7.72
502 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Gene Hong, Tera Tolentino
The Big Payback

#21 - The Big Payback

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 19, 2021

When Higgins is abducted, Magnum discovers it’s retaliation related to one of his first cases on the Island, and he, Rick and TC must break out an ex-client from prison in order to save her.

star 7.71
335 votes
Directors: Yangzom Brauen
Writers: David Wolkove
The Man in the Secret Room

#22 - 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.

star 7.70
479 votes
Writers: Joe Gazzam
Honor Among Thieves

#23 - 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.

star 7.70
539 votes
Directors: Carlos Bernard
Writers: Gene Hong
The Ties That Bind

#24 - 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.

star 7.70
609 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Ashley Gable
Day of the Viper

#25 - 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.

star 7.68
586 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: David Fury, Eric Guggenheim, Gene Hong