Friday, October 20th, 1978
3: The Rockford Files: White on White and Nearly Perfect
Jim works with Lance White, a fellow who is so perfect it seems unreal, when investigating the kidnapping of the daughter of a prominant weapons industrialist...
Sunday, November 23rd, 1986
2: Murder, She Wrote: Magnum On Ice
Jessica offers to help Thomas Magnum, who has been accused of killing a hitman with an unknown target.
Wednesday, November 26th, 1986
1: Murder She Wrote - Magnum on Ice
Murder She Wrote S03E08
Thursday, December 11th, 1980
1: Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (1)
When Thomas's childhood friend and Naval comrade Dan Cook turns up dead, Thomas is adamant that the official cause of death, a burst bag of smuggled cocaine, is bogus, and enlists the aid of Dan's sister Alice in taking on the Navy to uncover the true nature of the top-secret assignment Dan was working on before his death.
Thursday, December 11th, 1980
2: Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (2)
Conclusion of the feature-length / two-part Pilot. Magnum and Alice continue in their quest to find out the truth behind Lt. Dan Cook's death, and find themselves uncovering a case of gold smuggling, and a criminal mastermind whom Magnum and Dan once knew in Vietnam. But in trying to find out what really did happen to his deceased friend, Magnum puts his own life on the line as someone tries to stop him from investigating, using any means necessary...
Thursday, December 18th, 1980
3: China Doll
Magnum is hired by a beautiful Chinese antiques dealer that he's making a play for, to protect a precious ancient vase, "the Soul of Soong", until it's buyer arrives in Hawaii to collect it. But unbeknown to him, the priceless ornament is wanted by a Tong gang from the girl's home country, and a deadly martial arts assassin who can kill in the blink of an eye is hot on the trail...
Thursday, December 25th, 1980
4: Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too
It's the Christmas season, and against his better judgement, Magnum agrees to being hired by five young schoolgirls to find their teacher, who has seemingly gone missing after falling in love. While he's working on the case, Magnum manages to convince Higgins to let the young girls stay on the Masters Estate, but he's unaware that he's being deceived in a scam over a valuable painting recently purchased by Robin Masters...
Thursday, January 8th, 1981
5: No Need to Know
Magnum returns from a case to find that Higgins' old Army commander is staying on the Masters Estate, under tight security, until some IRA members he helped capture are tried. Two Secret Intelligence Agents hire Magnum to protect the Brigadier and foil assassins out to kill him before the terrorists' trail, but the "need to know" basis the Agents insist on operating by only serves to complicate matters for Magnum...
Thursday, January 15th, 1981
6: Skin Deep
When a beautiful model-actress is killed by a shot-gun blast, in a scenario closely resembling a scene from the script of an upcoming film, it is seemingly suicide. Magnum is hired by her former producer and lover to investigate any other men that she may have been seeing before her death – a case that Magnum is reluctant to take, but, feeling guilty for not taking it before the girl was killed, he agrees. But as the investigations unfold, it becomes apparent that there is much more to the case than first appears, and the supposedly murdered woman was being hounded by the obsessive former lover... The case reaches it’s pinnacle when Magnum, still haunted by nightmares of the Vietnam war in his dreams, finds himself reliving it in much more reality, in a deadly hunt down on a deserted tropical island...
Thursday, January 22nd, 1981
7: Never Again...Never Again
When Saul and Lena, an ageing couple who run a local shop, abruptly make plans to leave town, suspicious Magnum and Rick, who are friends with the couple, investigate – only to arrive at the pair’s home to see Saul whisked away in an ambulance after suffering a heart attack. Yet when they check at the hospital, he’s not there. It becomes apparent that Saul has been kidnapped, and as Magnum houses Lena at Robin’s Nest while looking for her missing husband, she explains that they are Holocaust survivors, who are being hunted by neo Nazis. But there’s a twist that Magnum doesn’t foresee...
Thursday, January 29th, 1981
8: The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii
Higgins volunteers Magnum's services to guard a wealthy socialite's quarantined dog, after the attempted dognapping of the canine. "Sir Algernon Farnsworth" soon finds himself to be the most wanted dog in Hawaii, when his former owner, ageing gangster Victor DiGiorgio, has need to get him back. Magnum and an animal regulations officer are soon on the run with Algie from the would-be dognappers - and the fact that the officer seems to be scared of dogs doesn't exactly make matters any easier - but just why does DiGiorgio want the mutt back so badly?...
Thursday, February 5th, 1981
9: Missing in Action
A new singer at the King Kamehameha Club who claims to have E.S.P. hires Magnum to find her childhood friend-come-fiancée Eric, a Marine who has been listed as Missing In Action since 1972, whom now she has started getting psychic visions of. As he investigates, Thomas discovers that Eric was a member of the top-secret “Delta Section,” and is refusing to come in from the cold until he exposes the division’s activities to the press – but is being pursued by a Delta operative who is determined to bring Eric in and keep him quiet, at any cost...
Thursday, February 12th, 1981
10: Lest We Forget
Magnum is hired by a Supreme Court nominee to find the woman he married forty years ago, in 1941, on the eve of the raid on Pearl Harbour. He was a young Navy Ensign, she was a prostitute, and after their marriage they subsequently became separated in the bombings, with the Judge presuming her dead - until recently, after he has started receiving blackmail threats relating to an incident forty years ago... Magnum's investigations into the case are helped by the fact that Higgins wants a favour, and is being overly nice and co-operative in return...
Thursday, February 19th, 1981
11: The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club
Rick is organising a surf-ski competition to be held at the King Kamehameha Club (much to the disapproval of co-committee member Higgins) when a Kahuna appears a places a "curse" on the club and all who use it. Magnum and others are sceptical, but the native locals take such curses very seriously, and it seems there may be something in it when one of the competition competitors suddenly collapses and dies; then, amongst other incidents, fire breaks out in the kitchen; and when Rick falls ill. Thomas investigates to try and find if there is a more logical explanation behind the events, but his enquiries aren't helped by a hounding news reporter, who sees the series of strange incidents as a chance for a big news story...
Thursday, February 26th, 1981
12: Thicker Than Blood
T.C. makes a late-night flight to land on a tanker, but on the journey back he is cornered arrested by the Coast Guard for transporting drugs. Magnum and Rick are certain of their friend's innocence, but are bemused when he intends to accept the charges and refuses their help. Magnum investigates, to find that T.C. trip to the tanker was to collect and bring home a man who once saved T.C.'s life in Vietnam, a deserter who is now a supposedly reformed drug addict, who was calling in an old debt to be flown back in to U.S. territory...
Thursday, March 12th, 1981
13: All Roads Lead to Floyd
Magnum is hired by a bubbly young woman to find her father, who disappeared over ten years ago, not to be heard from since until she recently received a postcard from him sent from Hawaii. But her father is involved in some rather shady business, and Magnum isn't the only one looking for him...
Thursday, March 19th, 1981
A perky woman hires Magnum to protect 'Norman', who is facing kidnap unless she pays a ransom; but the case has some unexpected turns when Thomas finds that her uncle is an old Vietnam comrade who is against him being hired, and that Norman is none other than a prized race-horse...
Thursday, March 26th, 1981
15: Don't Say Goodbye
Having once been hired by wealthy, blind Agatha Kimball to find her missing grand-daughter Amy, Magnum's services are once again called upon by his elderly friend after she has been contacted by a black-mailer claiming to have some important information about Amy. She instructs Magnum to pay the man and get rid of whatever the information about Amy is without investigating further, but when Agatha is nearly killed in a series of suspicious accidents, and when the black-mailer is shot dead during the delivery of the ransom, Thomas decides he must ignore instructions and investigate just what trouble his elderly friend and her grand-daughter are in...
Thursday, April 2nd, 1981
16: The Black Orchid
Magnum has been hired by a woman to act out some of her rich, bored sister's fantasy dramas, concocted from 1930s Dashiell Hammett films. Although growing to enjoy the world of fantasy, Magnum has a hard time keeping up with the eccentric woman, and when he finds out that her husband is a wealthy, infamously jealous and bad-tempered business man, he decides to cut his loses and finish the arrangement. But he is just informing the girl that he is calling a halt to his participation, when they are attacked by real thugs, and soon after the girl is poisoned. With the woman still caught up in her world of fantasy, Magnum must thrust himself back into reality to find out just what is really going on...
Thursday, April 9th, 1981
17: J. 'Digger' Doyle
Magnum tries to impress a beautiful "fan" of Robin's that he befriends, by showing her the Robin Masters estate, only to learn that she is actually a top security expect hired by Robin to test the estate's security. The security company she works for has been hired after Robin's life is threatened if he publishes his latest manuscript; and with him heading for one of three possible locations to collect some dictation tapes, she asks Magnum's co-operation in seeing that the estate is on top security in case it is the destination he's heading for. With the additional aid of T.C. and Rick, Robin's Nest is soon turned into a heavily guarded fortress, but there are parties out trying to see that Robin never makes it to his destination...
Thursday, April 16th, 1981
18: Beauty Knows No Pain
Thomas is hired by Barbara Terranova, a financially broke woman who can only afford his services for one day, to find her missing fiancé Roger. But the case has several tangles in store when Magnum finds there are others searching for Roger too; And matters are complicated even further when T.C., desperate for some much-needed publicity for Island Hoppers, collars him into competing in the upcoming swim-run-bike Ironman triathlon. Fitness trainer Barbara trains him for the event in exchange for his extended help in locating her fiancé...
Thursday, October 8th, 1981
1: Billy Joe Bob
It's the Wild West all over again when a hot-headed young Texan hires Magnum to find his sister.
Thursday, October 15th, 1981
2: Dead Man's Channel
After her archaeologist father's boat is found deserted at sea in the Nehoa Channel, a young marine biologist student hires Magnum to find out what happened to him. Ancient superstitions say that the channel is "cursed", and local natives warn Magnum to stay away, but he is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to the missing man, and so, with aid of Rick's yaught, they go hunting for both sunken treasure, and whoever was behind the girl's father's disappearance...
Thursday, October 22nd, 1981
3: The Woman on the Beach
One night, Rick, feeling down after learning that a girl he was serious about is getting married, meets an attractive young woman called Sara, a beautiful woman dressed in a white vale. As the pair befriend each other, she tells him that she is being terrorised by a man named Henry Ellison, after she didn't return his feelings of love. But during a walk on the beach with the girl, she suddenly disappears, seemingly into thin air. Rick insists that Thomas look in to it, and they learn that Sara died 35 years ago, after supposedly committing suicide, though there was rumour that suggested she was murdered; and sightings of her ghost are occasionally reported. Magnum digs into both the past and present to find if there is logical explanation and if someone is impersonating Sara, or if it really was something more ethereal that Rick encountered..
Thursday, October 29th, 1981
4: From Moscow to Maui
A year after escaping from Moscow in a Mig-30 jet, a Soviet defector hires Magnum to help his girlfriend defect from an Olympic track team visiting Hawaii. She is under close watch of undercover K.G.B. agents, and Magnum, T.C., and Rick, with assistance from Higgins, must carry out their plan with Military precision to free her...
Thursday, November 5th, 1981
5: Memories Are Forever (1)
While working on a routine divorce case, Thomas catches a brief glimpse of a woman on a passing boat that he is certain is Michelle, the girl he married during the Vietnam war seven years ago, and whom he previously believed to have been killed shortly afterwards in a bombing raid. All he has of the brisk sighting is some blurred photos he managed to take, and T.C. and Rick, whilst not completely convinced, help as he scours the local area looking for her. But there are several parties that intend to see that Thomas is unable to make contact with Michelle, and the search sees them stumbling into dangerous political territory.
Thursday, November 5th, 1981
6: Memories Are Forever (2)
In the conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story, Magnum's desperate search for Michelle faces being forced to a halt after he has been called up for active Navy duty and ordered to testify in Washington. Thomas suspects that is just a political smoke-screen to try and get him off Michelle's trail. Briefly re-united with Michelle, who is married to Vietnamese General Hue, who is involved in delicate negotiations regarding the returning remains of M.I.A.s and P.O.W.s from Vietnam. But Michelle is suspected of being a traitor agent and is in great danger...
Thursday, November 12th, 1981
7: Tropical Madness
Magnum is surprised when a beautiful English woman spurns his advances - much to the amusement of T.C. and Rick - instead preferring Higgins. Thomas is certain that the woman is feigning interest in Higgins only to somehow use him, and plans to uncover the truth, but Higgins sees his doubts as sheer jealousy, and the ever volatile relationship between the two is pushed towards breaking point. Matters aren't helped when Magnum is attacked by a sumo wrestler and a dwarf and, understandably, no-one believes him...
Thursday, November 19th, 1981
8: Wave Goodbye
When an ex-surfing champion, who was a friend of Magnum, Rick, and T.C.'s, is found dead on the beach, Magnum becomes concerned that the Police are not treating the case importantly enough and investigates the suspicious death for himself. During the course of his investigations, a local small-time drug supplier and an emotionally disturbed Vietnam veteran both stand out as prime suspects, but Thomas suspects that the culprit is someone else...
Thursday, November 26th, 1981
9: Mad Buck Gibson
The former wife of infamous adventure author and thrill-seeker "Mad Buck" Gibson, hires Magnum to protect her ex-husband, who, despite being in later life, continues to live his life to the full as a hell-raiser. With Buck to stay as a guest of Robin Master's on the Estate, she wants Thomas to keep him out of danger until she has collected the back alimony money he owes, but he may not be around to pay it if he keeps on with his dangerous antics - something which is proven when Buck makes his entrance onto the scene in a dare-devil parachute stunt - injuring Higgins in the process! Thomas has his work cut out for him trying to ensure that the ageing adventure-seeker, determined not to let age get the better of him, doesn't come to any harm with his wild adventures, but as he does so, he discovers that the man is harbouring a worrying secret, and is seemingly set on a course of self destruction...
Thursday, December 3rd, 1981
10: The Taking of Dick McWilliams
Magnum is hired by an old friend's Japanese wife when her now wealthy husband is kidnapped and held for $500,000 ransom. She wants Thomas to deliver the ransom without her strict father, who has never approved of the marriage, finding out. But the further he gets involved, Thomas more and more comes to suspect that not all about the kidnapping is as it seems...
Thursday, December 17th, 1981
11: The Sixth Position
As a favour to Robin Masters, Thomas finds himself acting as body-guard to a famous ballerina, part of a visiting troupe, after she has had several attempts made on her life. The dancer's stuboness sees sparks flying between the pair as Magnum tries to protect her - and T.C.'s previously undeclared love of ballet comes in useful, with him more than willing to help Thomas out on the case for once. Meanwhile, Rick accepts a job on Magnum's behalf, to investigate a woman's husband, but Thomas becomes suspicious that the timing of the job is rather too coincidentally and comes to suspect that he's been hired for another reason; and the whole situation sees him uncovering a case of international intrigue...
Thursday, December 24th, 1981
12: Ghost Writer
Magnum is hired by an attractive “ghost writer” who is writing a biography of eccentric millionaire Harold Farber – whom she has never met in person, communicating only via phone – when all her notes on Farber are stolen, in an obvious attempt to stop the book ever being written. As they investigate, they find themselves in the middle of a highly mysterious situation. Meanwhile, T.C. has landed himself a highly lucrative but shady piloting job delivering chemicals to a high-rise, but the building he is making the deliveries to turns out to be at the centre of the mystery...
Thursday, January 7th, 1982
13: The Jororo Kill
Magnum is caught in the crossfire of international politics and terrorism when a determined news correspondent that himself, T.C. and Rick met in Vietnam, arrives in Honolulu, asking his help in tracking down a master-of-disguise international assassin who is targeting a visiting Prime Minister of a small island republic. But as they try to locate the killer before the assassination attempt is made, Thomas begins to question the exact motives behind the reporter's extreme determination to get the story...
Thursday, January 14th, 1982
14: Computer Date
While working for a large corporation to investigate a case of computer espionage, Magnum is hired by one of the company's presidents to check out his wife, whom he suspects is having an affair. But Thomas finds himself in a compromising position of split loyalties when it turns out that the man that the woman is seeing is none other than Rick. Meanwhile, Higgins is expecting a visit from his once fiancé, and enlists Thomas' help in getting in shape before her arrival...
Thursday, January 28th, 1982
15: Try to Remember
Thomas awakes from a bad car accident in which he drove the Ferrari over a cliff on his way home from dinner with his clients, for whom he was searching for a missing young woman; the accident leaves him with amnesia, and as he struggles to remember the events that lead up to the crash, he becomes the prime suspect when the girl he was looking for is found murdered, and one of his baseball caps is found at the scene of the crime.
Thursday, February 4th, 1982
16: Italian Ice
After Magnum daringly rescues a beautiful young woman – the daughter of a friend of Robin’s – from a mobster’s villa in Sicily, the girl comes to stay on the Masters Estate. As a result of the rescue, the girl quickly develops a crush on Thomas, and her presence puts strain on his relationship with his new girlfriend, and at the same time, curious things begin to happen. Thomas assumes that the Italian mobsters whom the girl was in the clutches of, are behind the questionable occurrences – unaware that T.C. is innocently giving them tourist flights around the island – but the trouble is actually coming from another source...
Thursday, February 11th, 1982
17: One More Summer
After the attempted murder of a former Naval Academy buddy, care-free quarterback Dorsey Bramlett, Thomas agrees to join the professional American Football team that Bramlett is now on in training, in order to be close at hand and protect his pal should another attempt be made on his life. The would-be killer is determined and persistent, but that's nothing compared to the strenuous poundings Thomas has to endure during training...
Thursday, February 18th, 1982
18: Texas Lightning
It is Thomas’ birthday, and he is hired by expert card player Jeanie Lowry, nick-named ’Texas Lightning’ to act as her body-guard at a high stakes poker game on-board a luxurious yacht the coming night. Thomas is at first reluctant to take a body-guard job, but the large cash fee offered soon persuades him. But during the card game, Jeanie slips away and breaks into shady yacht owner Thompsons’ safe. The break in is discovered and Thompson is ready to kill both Thomas and her, but they manage to escape and wind up stranded on a small island. Magnum and Jeanie are presumed dead, but Higgins, T.C. and Rick refuse to believe it and set out to search for them – but Thompson looks set to find them first. Worse still, all along, Jeanie is far from being what she claims to be...
Thursday, February 25th, 1982
19: Double Jeopardy
Magnum returns from a case out of Honolulu, to find that the Masters Estate is being used by a film team to shoot a new movie, based on one of Robin's books. What's more, he is employed to be the stunt double for one of the film's stars, Jack Martin - something which Thomas is highly unenthusiastic about, until he learns that Martin's wife Olivia Ross, of whom Thomas has always greatly admired, is also starring in the film, and relishes the opportunity to get close to her. But things take a dramatic turn when, during filming of a key scene, Olivia shoots Jack with a prop gun, but the bullets turn out to be real instead of blanks, leaving Jack in critical condition. With his idol Olivia the prime suspect in trying to kill her husband, Magnum investigates the "accidental" shooting to find just how the bullets came to be changed, and by whom...
Thursday, March 4th, 1982
20: The Last Page
A Vietnam veteran, whom Thomas distantly knows from a mission they both served on during the war, hires him to supposedly find his missing girlfriend. But unbeknown to Thomas, the man actually has an ulterior motive, and is using him to track down an old adversary with whom he has an old score to settle over the death of an Army buddy...
Thursday, March 18th, 1982
21: The Elmo Ziller Story
Thomas is certain that Higgins is pulling some kind of prank when he supposedly meets Higgins' illegitimate half-brother Elmo Ziller, a guitar-plucking, 10-gallon-hat wearing Texan rodeo owner. Elmo was rumoured to have been killed in Texas recently, but with him seemingly still alive, his daughter hires Magnum to protect what is supposedly Elmo from the killers while his rodeo show is in Honolulu. Even though he is persuaded to take the case, Thomas is still certain that Higgins and Elmo are one and the same...
Thursday, April 1st, 1982
22: Three Minus Two
A beautiful leading fashion designer hires Thomas to protect her when one of her two partners in their designer clothing company is murdered, and she suspects that the other partner may have been behind it. But the assignment proves tricky as several people had a strong enough motive for the murder, and someone is planning a revenge killing...
Thursday, September 30th, 1982
1: Did You See the Sunrise? (1)
First part of what was originally shown as a feature-length story. Nuzo, an old war comrade of T.C. and Magnum's, suddenly arrives in Hawaii, and finds T.C. to warn him that Colonel Ivan, a sadistic Russian agent who once held them captive and tortured them in a P.O.W. camp in Vietnam, is after them. At first, T.C. puts his old buddy's fears down to delayed stress, but it gradually begins to seem that there might be some truth in his claims. Meanwhile, Lt. MacReynolds resigns from the Navy, and Magnum lets him stay with him for a few days, but a fatal accident meant for Thomas - as yet unaware of Nuzo's warnings - adds ground to the fears that maybe Ivan is on the trail after all...
Thursday, September 30th, 1982
2: Did You See the Sunrise? (2)
Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. As Magnum, T.C. and Nuzo plan to get to Ivan before he kills them, the Navy – inparticular Colonel Greene and Admiral Hawkes – have their own concerns in the situation and questions regarding Mac’s death. But things are not as previously thought about Nuzo, and not only is T.C.’s life in great danger, but many other people’s too as a result, in part of an assassination plot of a Japanese prince...
Thursday, October 7th, 1982
3: Ki' i's Don't Lie (1)
For an upcoming charity auction organised by Higgins and an attractive socialite, to be held on the Estate, Robin Masters "donates" Magnum's services, to provide security over the valuable antiques up for auction at the event. Meanwhile, mainland Private Detective brothers A.J. and Rick Simon have been hired to steal back a Ki'i - a stolen Hawaiian artifact - by it's previous owner, who is in rapidly decreasing health and believes that he has been passed on a curse from which he will die, unless the Ki'i is returned to it's intended location of rest within the Hawaiian islands. But the "cursed" Ki'i seems to spell bad luck and trouble for all who come into possession of it. The crossover continues on Simon & Simon - 2x01- Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend (2)
Thursday, October 14th, 1982
4: The Eighth Part of the Village
After narrowly avoiding being shot during a case, a fortune cookie has convinced Thomas that it’s time to repay his friends and associates. As a favour to Higgins in one such payback, he heads to collect a crate of books from the docks, only to find that the crate contains a Japanese stowaway, and promptly upon the discovery he his is attacked by two goons. The stowaway woman is the daughter of an old war comrade of Higgins, who claims to have hidden in the crate to escape from her father in Japan, whom she claims is nowadays a cruel man. Although finding it hard to believe that his old acquaintance has now turned so cruel, Higgins feels obliged to help the girl, who is searching for her American fiancée. Magnum however, is more sceptical, but investigates for himself in case Higgins is becoming entangled in some sort of trap...
Thursday, October 21st, 1982
5: Past Tense
Magnum is out for a morning jog when he is nearly hit by a truck, which moments later is involved in a fatal crash with a car. Meanwhile, T.C. has accidentally made a double booking of Higgins and two tourists, who both want to make flights that morning, and has to compromise by taking all three of them. But the tourist pair turn out to be armed and sky-jack the chopper, and force T.C. to fly to a nearby prison for the daring break-out of an inmate. From there they head to a rendezvous point on a small nearby island, but the damage inflicted on the helicopter during the break-out sees them crash-landing. With the Police short on leads, Thomas and Rick investigate, and the road accident that Thomas was witness to provides a key clue...
Thursday, October 28th, 1982
6: Black on White
Higgins finds himself quarantined with Thomas in the guest house after Thomas' supposed exposure to 'African Hemorhragic Fever'. Unbeknown to Higgins, the enforced quarantine is actually a ruse organised by Magnum and a one of Higgins' former comrades, to try and protect him from Kenyan Mau Mau warriors who are seeking bloody revenge and one-by-one killing all members of Higgins' old Army regiment who, in the 1950s, were responsible for the destruction of a Mau Mau village...
Thursday, November 4th, 1982
Thomas finds himself 45 years in the past, in a dream that seems so real that at first, he is certain that Higgins is pulling some sort of practical joke on him. Trapped in this 1936 Hawaii, he is working on a case for a "dame in trouble" - a young woman who's father, a union leader, has been accused of the murder of a construction magnate. Thomas encounters 1930s versions of Higgins, Rick, and T.C. as he tries to find the evidence needed to clear the girl's father...
Thursday, November 11th, 1982
8: Foiled Again
William Troubshaw, an old adversary of Higgins who had made his life misery at school, married the girl he once loved, and eternally the bane of Higgins' life, has recently moved to the islands with his family, and they two old rivals are scheduled to compete against each other in an upcoming fencing tournament. But during the duel, Troubshaw is suddenly killed in seemingly a freak accident, when Higgins' foil sets off his hit indicator, causing him to be electrocuted. Higgins becomes suspect for murder when his fingerprints are found on the rewired scoring box. Magnum is certain that Higgins couldn't have been responsible for the killing, and sets about finding the real culprit behind the death, but the evidence and motives are stacked up against Higgins, and for some reason, he is refusing to call upon Robin Master's top lawyers and is just going along with the allegations...
Thursday, November 18th, 1982
9: Mr. White Death
Magnum, Rick and T.C. are at a wrestling match to try and collect some betting money owed to Rick, when they find themselves in a tight corner up against some heavies, but they are helped out of the tight spot by ageing, cheerful wrestler Earl. When their new acquaintance - a former boxing champion who now wrestles in down-and-out clubs - learns that Magnum is a Private Investigator, he asks him to find him son, whom he was forced to leave many years ago. Higgins finds that he indirectly knows Earl through an old war friend, and the pair strike up a friendship, but as Thomas searches for Earl's estranged son, it begins to seem that elements of Earl's story do not completely add up...
Thursday, December 2nd, 1982
10: Mixed Doubles
Practising to take part in an upcoming Pro-Am tennis tournament, Magnum is assigned by Robin Masters to protect a spoilt young champ who is receiving death threats. Thomas finds his patience tested by the girl's bratish behaviour, but is pleased that the tournament sees him reunited with an old flame - who is the girl's main competitor, and thus the prime suspect...
Thursday, December 9th, 1982
11: Almost Home
When a plucky cocktail waitress is denied permission to scatter her late father's ashes at the Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbour, and faces arrest if she tries to do so, Lt. Maggie Poole advises the woman to contact Magnum. Soon, Thomas finds himself investigating a forty-year-old court martial ruling that decided the woman's father was AWOL during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour...
Thursday, December 16th, 1982
12: Heal Thyself
When Karen Harmon, a nurse whom Magnum knew in Vietnam whom was once traumatised when a wounded soldier she was treating was killed in a bombing, and is now a doctor, is accused of the murder of three patients in her care, he is determined to help her clear her name. All but one of the entire hospital board believe her to be guilty, and when his offer of help is rejected by Karen and her now husband, Thomas feels compelled to look into the case anyway. A hounding reporter determined for a story does not help the issue; and the whole matter only serves to trigger off delayed stress syndrome for Karen from that fateful bombing in 'Nam...
Thursday, January 6th, 1983
13: Of Sound Mind
When a highly eccentric, practical joke-loving and not very well liked millionaire Wilson MacLeish is killed when his new bi-plane explodes, Thomas, who had been working on a case for him, is summonsed to the reading of the will. Read out via a video-tape, the deceased millionaire leaves his ex-manservants some money, but leaves his relatives practically nothing, instead leaving his estate and wealth – fifty million dollars – to Thomas! MacLeish’s relations are put out and angered by this, and Thomas takes up his new residence on the estate. On a second video-tape, MacLeish informs Thomas that before his death he had suspected that one of his relations is trying to kill him for his inheritance, and wants Thomas find out who. But it begins to seem that whoever may have been responsible for the millionaire’s death is now trying to bump Magnum off too...
Thursday, January 27th, 1983
14: The Arrow That is Not Aimed
Higgins sends Magnum to collect a valuable Kenzan porcelain plate, newly purchased by Robin Masters, from the airport, but the artefact, which was entrusted to the care of a Samurai warrior while in transport from Japan, has been stolen. At first, Thomas thinks the whole thing is a joke, especially when the Samurai, Tozan, claims that the plate was stolen by a ninja, but the situation is for real, and the pair team up to try and find the stolen artefact. But they must work fast, as Tozan’s centuries-old culture dictates that he must commit sepuku – which means taking his own life – if the precious plate isn’t retrieved...
Thursday, February 3rd, 1983
15: Basket Case
T.C. and Magnum train their respective junior basketball teams for an upcoming game. T.C.'s team seems to have the advantage until Magnum meets a plucky teenager with a great game, and persuades her to join his team. Magnum and Higgins take a shine to the girl, and discover that her foster parents are criminals who are using her as a pawn in running their con games.
Thursday, February 10th, 1983
16: Birdman of Budapest
Robin Master's mentor, Elizabeth Barrett, arrives at the estate with her macaw Merlin to research a book on ornithology. The former teacher hits it off famously with Thomas, but becomes so much of a thorn in Higgins's side that he bribes Thomas to help in bringing her visit to an expeditious end by finding Dr. Albert Tessa, the reclusive bird expert she's come to the island to interview. Thomas soon discovers that Elizabeth isn't Robin's mentor, but a K.G.B. agent on a mission to assassinate Tessa, a refugee freedom fighter from the 1956 Hungarian revolt. Meanwhile, Thomas has troubles collecting his fee from a man whose beautiful employee is tough enough to shoot out the Ferrari's windscreen to keep Thomas at a distance from her boss.
Thursday, February 17th, 1983
17: I Do?
To smoke out the thief in a large family-owned business, Thomas feigns marriage to the CEO's niece, who drives a mean limousine and can't quite make up her mind how she feels about men, marriage and Magnum.
Thursday, February 24th, 1983
18: Forty Years from Sand Island
As part of the research for an upcoming Robin Masters novel, Higgins contacts a witness in the 1942 murder of a prison camp inmate by a civilian guard, and soon after is badly injured in an accident when the Ferrari's brakes fail. When the mechanic confirms that someone has tampered with the car, Thomas sets out to find who wants to stop Higgins's research, and uncovers blackmail and shady politics at the center of the case.
Thursday, March 10th, 1983
19: Legacy from a Friend
When his friend Marcus is found dead on the beach the day after he's seen sporting an expensive new car he can't afford, Thomas suspects foul play in the demise of the former lifeguard and volleyball player. A young woman with an ambition to rise in the ranks of the police department joins Thomas in his investigation, and they uncover the married woman, the blackmail, and the fencing operation in the center of Marcus's secret life which led to his death.
Thursday, March 17th, 1983
20: Two Birds of a Feather
Although he's nearly mowed down by a private plane that crashes into the estate's tidal pool, Thomas befriends the pilot, Sam Hunter, who was delivering the plane to its new owner, Mr. Sato; both men have an inkling that they've met before but can't seem to remember where or when, and Thomas has a nagging feeling that he owes Sam one, even though he can't place his finger on why; after Higgins and Thomas are shot at when they catch someone snooping around the plane, Thomas searches through the wreckage and discovers that the crash was caused by sabotage; Sam returns to Texas for his son's birthday, and attempts to reconcile with his ex-wife; after Thomas lets him know about the sabotage and that an investigation into Sato's background reveals that he's a major cocaine importer, Sam takes to the air to track down Sato and Nick, the coworker he suspects of causing the plane crash; a bit of fancy flying later, Sam forces the plane carrying Nick, Sato, and a cargo of cocaine to land right in
Thursday, March 31st, 1983
21: ...By Its Cover
Rod Crysler, Thomas's Navy buddy, is on parole and working as an encyclopedia salesman after serving time in California on a marijuana possession charge. The corrupt narcotics officer who arrested Rod follows him to Hawaii and threatens to send him back to prison on trumped up charges unless Rod serves a drug courier for him. Thomas offers to help his buddy out by delivering a box of encyclopedias Rod has sold, but comes in for a rude awakening when it turns out the package was filled with dope, not books, and that Rod has shortchanged one of the biggest dealers on the island. Finding it hard to believe that his friend is a dope dealer, Thomas seeks the help of Rod's parole officer in locating him and setting up a sting to ensnare the corrupt cop and the drug dealer, thereby clearing Rod's name.
Thursday, April 7th, 1983
22: The Big Blow
A hurricane battering the islands isn't enough to stop Robin Masters's spring equinox party, a lavish event attended by a close circle of friends, but the arrival of an about-to-give birth young woman and two ex-cons intent on grand larceny does. Further complicating matters is Robin's assertion that one of his guests is plotting to kill him that evening, and Thomas's plans to trap the culprit with the help of Rick and T.C. have been foiled by both the weather and the intruders.
Thursday, April 28th, 1983
23: Faith and Begorrah
Thomas is hired to follow Angie, the wife of his client Clarence, to see if she's being unfaithful. After watching Clarence in the ring training for his next title bout, Thomas is extremely reluctant to be the bearer of bad tidings. Clarence assures him that he wants proof that Angie is cheating, so that the fight's multi-million dollar purse won't be part of the settlement negotiations in the divorce proceedings she initiated. While he's on Angie's trail, Thomas meets a priest at the airport who turns out to be Higgins's Irish half-brother Paddy. Higgins isn't thrilled to see his sibling, especially when he discovers that Paddy has followed Ffolkes, Higgins's former commanding officer, to Hawaii after suspecting Ffolkes of stealing a relic during a search of Paddy's church for I.R.A. weapons. Paddy intends to hold hostage a certain English relic he pilfered from the custody of Ffolkes and Higgins until the one from his church is returned until Thomas steps in to mediate the standoff a
Thursday, September 29th, 1983
1: Home from the Sea
It's the 4th of July, and Higgins is playing in a polo match, T.C. is taking his baseball team to a professional game, Rick is out with his latest girlfriend on the King Kamehameha II yacht, and Thomas is observing his annual Independence Day tradition of a solitary day at sea -- until his surf ski is capsized in the wake of a recklessly driven speedboat and set adrift. Carried off further and further away from land by the powerful Molokai Channel, Thomas relies on childhood memories of his father's training him to tread water to keep himself afloat as he struggles desperately to stay above water and fend off a menacing shark. As the hours pass, Higgins, T.C. and Rick each have a sixth sense that Thomas is in trouble, and they team up to rescue him. Thomas approaches the twenty-four hour mark in the water recalling his wedding to Michelle and his father's burial -- on July 4, 1951 -- as Higgins scoops him out of the ocean, with T.C. in his helicopter overhead and Rick on the yacht nearby.
Thursday, October 6th, 1983
2: Luther Gillis: File #521
When Thomas and old-school private eye Luther Gillis encounter each other in a seedy hotel room with a dead drug dealer as they separately investigate the whereabouts of Nancy Perkins, a St. Louis runaway, they decide to team up to find the missing girl after the police burst into the room and arrest them on suspicion of murder. After Thomas finds out that Luther is actually Nancy's father, Higgins poses the question that leads Thomas to solving the drug dealer's murder and reuniting father and daughter.
Thursday, October 13th, 1983
3: Smaller Than Life
Thomas's attempt to impress a new girlfriend by taking hang-gliding lessons lands him in the hospital with a broken shoulder; Rick bails out his childhood friend Waldo Norris on a breaking and entering charge, but Waldo insists that he's an insurance claims investigator trying to prove that a valuable figurine that was reported as stolen is still in the possession of its owners; after they get shot at by a man ransacking Waldo's hotel room, Rick does a little digging and discovers that his friend has been lying to him, and has also stolen one of Higgins's sketches by conning him into thinking that he's a representative of the Smithsonian; Waldo then confesses that he's really a CIA operative and the figurine contains sensitive information; after some further checking, Rick is able to verify his story, and Higgins and T.C. agree to help Waldo and Rick -- that is, until Thomas does even more checking and discovers that Waldo was fired from the CIA years before; Waldo then claims that he
Thursday, October 20th, 1983
4: Distant Relative
Under protest, Thomas agrees to chaperone Rick's visiting 22-year-old sister Wendy while Rick works at the club, and quickly discovers that she's not the convent school innocent her brother thinks she is; after Wendy gives him the slip, Thomas scours the city searching for her and is devastated when the police find her murdered in an alley; when Rick blames Wendy's death on Thomas, the relationship between the men is dealt a severe blow, and Thomas vows to find her killers, even though Rick is determined to do the job himself with the help of information and an Uzi provided by Ice Pick; Thomas and T.C. follow Rick to Molokai, where the murderers are killed in a fiery crash as they are pursued by the three friends; to spare Rick's feelings and ease his grief, Thomas tells his friend the convincing lie that Wendy was a good kid who was just in the wrong place in the wrong time, instead of the truth that she was a drug mule murdered by the men for whom she worked.
Thursday, November 3rd, 1983
5: Limited Engagement
Thomas's assignment to investigate the series of thefts that have been plaguing a chain of convenience stores brings him in contact with two elderly sisters who have a car accident in front of one of the stores; when Thomas learns that they are at the mercy of a slumlord about to evict them and the other elderly impoverished residents of their dilapidated boarding house, he springs into action and convinces Higgins to host a charity bingo game to raise enough money for them to buy the house; after the sisters disappear with the proceeds of the game, Thomas discovers a link between the women and the robberies.
Thursday, November 10th, 1983
6: Letter to a Duchess
Magnum is preparing for this year's big surf-ski race, while in a chance meeting, Higgins meets Lady Wilkerson, an English Duchess whom he has been smitten with after two brief encounters years before (which she does not identify him from). She is in the islands incognito, and must sell some valuable family jewels after being strapped financially, but Higgins ends up saving her from two men who accost her in an alleyway. As smitten with the woman as ever, Higgins offers her a job on the Estate, and plans to reveal his feelings towards her via a letter, but due to a mix-up and misunderstanding, she assumes the letter to be from Thomas instead, whom it becomes apparent she has eyes for, blind to Higgins' desires. But these confused matters of the heart seem trivial when the Duchess is kidnapped by the two men who had made a grab for her previously...
Thursday, November 17th, 1983
7: Squeeze Play
After a high stakes game of poker against high-flying men's magazine publisher Buzz Benoit, Robin Masters wagers use of his Hawaiian Estate for a year, to be decided in a softball game between the King Kamehameha Club softball team and a team assembled by Buzz. Higgins, upon learning that Buzz intends to use him as a butler, plans to leave the Estate if the King Kamehameha team loose, but Magnum is less worried, looking forward to a luxurious year on the Estate surrounded by Buzz's beautiful glamour models - until he learns that as a result of Buzz's planned changes, there will be no place for him on the Estate either. Meanwhile, Magnum is working for one of the members of the softball team, trying to find her missing ex-husband who owes her alimony money, but things look gloomy for Higgins and Magnum's future on the Estate when they find that ruthless Buzz has hired a professional team of players. But it looks as if Magnum's team may have a glimmer of hope when it turns out that t
Thursday, December 1st, 1983
8: A Sense of Debt
Eager to attend a ten day Tiger home stand, Thomas convinces T.C. to finance the expenses for the trip in exchange for Thomas's collecting the $10,000 fee that T.C. was stiffed by a man from Motor City, and handing T.C. the keys to the Ferrari while he's gone; while tooling around in the car, T.C. literally runs into Leon, a fellow Vietnam vet turned professional boxer, and his young daughter Ima; feeling responsible for Leon's broken collarbone, T.C. offers to take his place in the two remaining club fights Leon needs to win to claim the purse that will lift him out of his financial difficulties; T.C.'s eagerness to substitute for Leon dims when he learns that these are bare-knuckle, no-holds-barred fights, and that there are many more than two fights he must win before collecting Leon's purse from a promoter who turns out to be crooked; back in Detroit, Thomas is having more difficulty than he anticipated collecting T.C.'s debt and attending a game, until two strangers in a bar take
Thursday, December 8th, 1983
9: The Look
With help from T.C. and Rick, Thomas is preparing a surprise construction for Higgins' upcoming birthday, when they wager a bet that a presenter on a local radio station is the same woman that was a much-loved presenter for the troops in Saigon. Thomas goes to the radio station to try and confirm whether it is indeed the same person or not and finds that she is the self same person, but now is being terrorised by malicious death threats phoned in to the station. The woman also has been searching for her lover, with whom she lost contact with 12 years ago during the war, when the man was accused of theft and disappeared, and asks Thomas' help in finally finding him...
Thursday, December 15th, 1983
10: Operation: Silent Night
It is Christmas Eve, and T.C. is flying Rick to judge a beauty pageant, Thomas to play Santa Claus at a charity event, and Higgins to deliver a payroll to some of Robin Master’s workers, before he goes home to spend Christmas with his family in New Orleans. But the helicopter suddenly develops problems and they are forced to make an emergency landing on nearby deserted Frenchman’s Island. The remote isle is used by the Navy for shelling manoeuvres – and as the foursome try to find a way to safely make it off of the island, hopefully in time for Christmas, a Naval Captain, unaware of their presence, is hell-bent on upping his ship’s target practice scores, and a shelling on the island is imminent...
Thursday, January 5th, 1984
11: Jororo Farewell
The Crown Prince of Jororo accompanies his teammates when their baseball team comes to Hawaii to play T.C.'s team, and takes up residence on the estate as a safety precaution against the death threats he's received. Thomas strikes up a friendship with the boy, who is eager to escape the ever watchful eyes of his bodyguards and governess, and who has a nasty habit of escaping whenever the opportunity presents. When terrorists attempt to assassinate the young prince, Thomas goes all out to protect him from his father's enemies, who turn out to be closer than anyone imagined.
Thursday, January 19th, 1984
12: The Case of the Red Faced Thespian
Higgins sustains a concussion hours before the guests are to arrive for a charity gala at the estate, and begins to lapse in and out of believing he is famed Shakespearean actor Sir Fearing Pangborn; Thomas enlists Rick and T.C. to cover security for the event while he takes up the slack left by Higgins's injury, and has his hands full when all the guests, dressed as famous characters of the 1920s in keeping with the gala's "Great Gatsby" theme, begin to arrive hours ahead of the appointed time; a crime wave breaks out when someone dressed in the same Charlie Chaplin costume as Rick is seen fleeing from a guest's room moments before thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry are reported missing and an addled Higgins is the prime suspect in the murder of one of the guests; as he begins to realize that people and events are not what they seem, Thomas takes his inspiration from the six-hour First Annual KHKU Agatha Christie Film Festival he viewed the previous night to solve the crimes a
Thursday, January 26th, 1984
13: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Thomas is forced to forgo his much-anticipated trip to the Army-Navy game and a reunion with his 1967 championship teammates when Rick, T.C., and Higgins guilt him into remaining in Hawaii and helping Carol save her career by nabbing one of the largest drug distributors in the islands.
Thursday, February 2nd, 1984
14: Rembrandt's Girl
Magnum is hired by a bank teller from Robin Master's bank to investigate her father, world-famous counterfeiter Herbie "Rembrandt" Norton, who has recently been released from penitentiary and whom she suspects has returned to counterfeiting after coming into large amounts of money since his release. Before starting investigations, the pair go to retrieve a book for Higgins from a safe deposit box at the bank, but the woman accidentally locks them in the vault, and with the time-release door and a slowly dwindling air supply, the pair are trapped inside... Meanwhile, spurred on by getting the potentially lucrative case, Thomas had promised to take Rick and T.C. for a luxurious weekend away, but unaware that Magnum is trapped in the vault at the bank, they are annoyed to presume that he has gone without them, and - with T.C. having problems with his girl-friend - they decide to hold a party at Magnum's guest house - which does not go down well with Higgins, who is holding a meditation we
Thursday, February 9th, 1984
15: Paradise Blues
T.C. drags a reluctant Magnum along to the newly-opened club of an old flame – a beautiful jazz singer who he fell in love with in Vietnam – who has just moved to the islands. Thomas doesn’t dislike the woman, but insists to T.C. that trouble always follows her wherever she goes – but T.C., still infatuated with the girl, refuses to listen. But sure enough, the woman is in trouble, searching for a man who owes her $18,000 and mixed up with Detroit drug dealers that are out to kill her...
Thursday, February 16th, 1984
16: The Return of Luther Gillis
St. Louis-based Private Investigator Luther Gillis returns to Hawaii, accompanied by his secretary Blanche, to attend the annual Private Investigators convention, where Luther has been informed he will receive an award. But while Luther and Magnum attend the convention, Higgins and Blanche are kidnapped from the Estate, and the two P.I.s find themselves having to join forces once again...
Thursday, February 23rd, 1984
17: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
While Higgins is preparing to direct a selection of pieces from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' to be staged at the Estate, Thomas is hired by an attractive young woman to find her missing brother, who she claims has disappeared after joining a religious cult. The girl has musical experience and agrees to help out with rehearsals of Higgins' production while Thomas seeks out her missing brother, but Thomas uncovers more than he expects and finds himself dealing with a radical political group and an assassination attempt revolving around a visiting cast member of Higgins' production...
Thursday, March 8th, 1984
18: Holmes Is Where the Heart Is
As he continues his memoirs, Higgins recalls the spring of 1976, when old friend from Sandhurst, David Worth, arrives in Honolulu to attend the funeral of a mutual friend. Insisting that his name is Stanley Sigerson, Sherlock Holmes's most frequently used alias, and that Higgins is Watson, Holmes's faithful friend, David firmly believes that their friend was murdered by none other than Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes's arch-nemesis. In the name of friendship, Higgins indulges David in his investigation, even though his suspicion that David is insane is borne out, and is shocked to discover that David's assertion that their friend was murdered was absolutely correct.
Thursday, March 15th, 1984
19: On Face Value
Carol persuades Magnum to do some surveillance work for a case she's working on, but the job leads to a high-speed car chase which ends in near tragedy when Thomas returns gun-fire only for it to accidentally hit another car, causing it to crash and severely injuring the young woman driving it. With the girl, Emily, facing never being able to walk again, Thomas is racked with guilt, and befriends her, determined to help her regain use of her legs. But unbeknown to Magnum, the two thugs that he was pursuing are still tailing him...
Thursday, March 29th, 1984
20: Dream a Little Dream
Thomas remembers his first client and his first case as a Private Investigator in 1979, when he was hired by a surfing champion who was being threatened, and was on the verge of entering into a serious relationship with her. The memories are brought on when now, in the present day, she calls for his help once again, to protect her and her young daughter after she again begins receiving threats. But events of present day seem destined to parallel the events of 1979...
Thursday, May 3rd, 1984
21: I Witness
When the King Kamehameha Club is robbed late one evening by thieves wearing animal masks to conceal their identities, Lt. Tanaka becomes so frustrated by the inability of Higgins, Rick and T.C. to agree about what transpired that he enlists Thomas's help in getting their stories straight. Since the men tell widely divergent versions of the night's events designed to show themselves in the best possible light as the evening's hero, it takes Thomas quite some time and effort to uncover the inside man at the club who tipped off the robbers.
Thursday, September 27th, 1984
1: Echoes of the Mind (1)
Thomas is hired by Diane Dupres, who was kidnapped as a child with her twin sister, and who now believes that someone is trying to kill her. Although Rick and T.C. think that the woman spells trouble, Thomas begins to fall in love as he spends time with Diane investigating who might want to harm her. Higgins's old flame, the recently widowed Lady Ashley, travels to Hawaii so that they can be married, but Higgins quickly becomes disheartened by his former love's snobbery. Complicating matters, Higgins botches the announcement of his forthcoming nuptials to Agatha, leading her to believe that Higgins has proposed to her.
Thursday, October 4th, 1984
2: Echoes of the Mind (2)
Conclusion of this two-part story. Higgins must break the news to Agatha that it's not her that he intends to marry, but he finds that Lady Ashley is not the same as the woman that he thought he knew. Meanwhile, Magnum meets Diane's twin sister Diedre, who claims that her sister is a paranoid hysteric who has been in and out of mental institutions, attempted suicide, and has twice tried to kill her. Diane insists that her sister is the bad one and is just trying to bad-mouth her to put Magnum off of her just as she always has done with Diane's men, and as Magnum tries to find out which of the sisters is telling the truth and just what is going on, he encounters one bizarre twist after another about Diane and Diedre's true identities...
Thursday, October 11th, 1984
3: Mac's Back
Diane's suicide triggers memories of others that Magnum has loved who have been killed, sending him into a spiral of depression, with him fast becoming a drunken wreck. While driving through town, he catches a glimpse of a man in who looks exactly like his late friend Mac MacReynolds. Higgins, Rick and T.C. are concerned about the effect of Diane's suicide on Magnum, but Thomas is adamant that he isn't going around the bend and intends to prove to his friends and to himself that he's not going insane. But if Mac is dead, just who did Magnum see?
Thursday, October 18th, 1984
4: The Legacy of Garwood Huddle
Higgins persuades Magnum to help Garwood Huddle, a member of a notorious group of 1940s bank robbers, whom Higgins feels indebted to after Huddle had once assisted him in a daring MI6 assignment. The man, who has always seen himself as a modern day Robin Hood, has escaped from prison to rescue his kidnapped grandson, but they find that the stash of years-old stolen money that Garwood is to pay the ransom with is gone...
Thursday, October 25th, 1984
5: Under World
As he's about to take off after delivering a pair of newlyweds to Maui, T.C. is offered a lot of money to deliver a briefcase to Oahu. On his approach to the Island Hoppers headquarters, he loses control of his helicopter and crashes into the ocean. After being rescued by fishermen, T.C. is rushed to the hospital, where he remains in a coma with his brother Gerald at his side. When the Coast Guard is in no rush to investigate what they consider to be a simple accident, Thomas and Gerald investigate the chopper's wreckage and discover that it was shot down. Thomas, Higgins, Rick and Gerald put their own lives in jeopardy as they set out to find who's responsible for T.C.'s near-fatal crash.
Thursday, November 1st, 1984
While Higgins is arranging a television variety show to raise money to save an endangered species of worms no less, Magnum is hired by a woman who claims to have psychic abilities and believes to have foreseen her own murder. Thomas must find who, if anyone, the will-be murderer is, but the woman's visions of fate spell great danger for Thomas too. Meanwhile, Thomas is trying to get his payment from a used car salesman who hired him to find out if his was cheating on him, but events turn much more dangerous than he expects...
Thursday, November 8th, 1984
7: Blind Justice
Carol persuades Magnum to do some work for her, gathering additional evidence for the big murder case of a man accused of killing his wife that is due to come up in court in a couple of days. The only witness of the woman's death is her young daughter, but Thomas faces a crisis of conscience over just what to and what not to present as evidence in the court-room that could ensure the conviction of the violent accused killer... Meanwhile, Higgins, tired of Magnum's slackness around the Estate, has taken use of the Ferrari away from him, so Thomas must find a new vehicle to get around in...
Thursday, November 15th, 1984
8: Murder 101
At the urging of the students in the private investigation class that Thomas is teaching at a local college, Thomas takes on the investigation into the disappearance of a fellow student’s fiancé as the class’s field work. The teacher and his pupils soon discover that while the student’s fears that her fiancé is having an affair are unfounded, this anything-but-textbook case involves a man sought after by both sides of the law for trying to prevent a crime.
Thursday, November 29th, 1984
9: Tran Quoc Jones
At request of Robin Masters, Thomas begrudgingly is to provide protection for a political candidate whom he has reason to dislike. He is also waiting for a female client, but in her place arrives a young Vietnamese boy, Tran Quoc Jones, who wants to hire Magnum to find his long lost father, a pilot in the Vietnam war. Tran cannot go to the authorities for help as he is an illegal immigrant and would face deportation, and as Thomas does his best to trace the boy's father, he and his friends, especially T.C., become attached to the boy. But Magnum learns that the woman who was originally to have hired him was found murdered - and the politician, the dead woman and the young Vietnamese boy all tie in to the same case...
Thursday, December 6th, 1984
10: Luther Gillis: File #001
Robin and Higgins simultaneously ask Thomas to do some investigative work, so Thomas calls on Luther to nail the man who's blackmailing Higgins over information that could have repercussions for him and an old flame in the House of Commons, while Thomas goes undercover to investigate embezzlement in a bank owned by Robin's friend.
Thursday, December 13th, 1984
11: Kiss of the Sabre
Robin's friend and aspiring writer Betty comes to the estate for a quiet place to overcome her case of writer's block as she works on her mystery adventure novel. In short order, she convinces Higgins to hand over the keys to the Ferrari and to relocate Thomas to the main house while she works in the guest house, much to Thomas's extreme displeasure. After Thomas is forced by a lack of transportation to let her observe his investigation of a hit-and-run insurance case, she begins to churn out a story inspired by Thomas's case, featuring Thomas as dashing international investigator Sebastian Sabre, Higgins as his faithful servant Boris, T.C. as his pilot Winston, Rick as club owner Swift, and herself as Sabre's glamorous girlfriend Collette. Her wild imagination unwittingly breaks open Thomas's investigation and plunges them both into danger.
Thursday, January 3rd, 1985
12: Little Games
Higgins is outraged when Thomas's game playing crashes the estate's security computer system, thereby jeopardizing the selection of the estate for an upcoming multi-million dollar jewelery design competition; Thomas enlists Mac's help in reprogramming the computer in exchange for bailing him out of jail after he's been arrested for possession of stolen goods; after challenging Krista, the insurance company's wily security investigator who learned her trade at the knee of her jewel thief father, to test the Estate's security system after Mac gets the system up and running again, Thomas discovers that Mac has greatly overstated his programming abilities and that Krista has greatly understated her father's retirement.
Thursday, January 10th, 1985
13: Professor Jonathan Higgins
After Agatha and her friends are swindled out of $100,000 by a shady investment company, she hires Thomas to track down the crooks and retrieve their money; Higgins's distant cousin arrives to marry the heir of a local socialite, and turns out to be a punk rocker in need of a drastic makeover before she can be accepted into society, giving Higgins and Agatha only a few days to play Pygmalion and turn his common cousin into a proper lady before the wedding.
Thursday, January 24th, 1985
Carol asks Magnum for help when a series of strange events lead her to believe that someone is trying to scare her. At first she thinks that she just may be imagining it, but as the happenings turn more sinister, her fears grow. It seems that the threats are connected with the leader of a religious group that her father, also a District Attorney, sent to prison over fifteen years earlier, whom she is about to testify for parole to be denied. Meanwhile, Higgins is expecting a visit of three old friends from Sandhurst, but he isn't particularly looking forward to the visit...
Thursday, January 31st, 1985
15: All for One (1)
First in a two-part story. Tyler McKinney, an old commando acquaintance, asks Thomas, Rick and T.C. to help him rescue a buddy who is held prisoner after being captured in Chong Ker, Cambodia. The three have no reason to like or trust McKinney after he involved them in a dubious mission in Vietnam, but individually they all eventually agree to help him on the mission. They head off to Cambodia, with the unexpected accompaniment of Higgins, but the mission has dangerous consequences in store for Rick...
Thursday, February 7th, 1985
16: All for One (2)
Conclusion of this two-part story. Magnum, Tyler and Higgins are held prisoner by the Vietnamese Major that has a reign of terror over Chong Ker. As Rick lays recovering from his wounds, T.C. works with a local he's befriended trying to repair an old helicopter for their escape, but it becomes apparent that Tyler has been deceitful about the true nature of the mission...
Thursday, February 14th, 1985
17: The Love-for-Sale Boat
Mac's latest shady money-making scheme has landed him in trouble with the Japanese Yakuza, so he convinces Rick to buy a sailboat from him, complete with a crew of three Japanese women who barely speak a word of English. Rick is furious when Mac skips town just before the boat is impounded because Mac didn't own it in the first place, leaving Rick unable to repay Ice Pick the $20,000 he borrowed to buy the yacht, now that he can't make the money he planned by renting the boat out for charters. To get Rick's money back and keep the Yakuza and Ice Pick from doing him harm, Thomas sets out across the mainland to track down Mac.
Thursday, February 21st, 1985
18: Let Me Hear the Music
Magnum has been hired by country musician Lacy Fletcher to unearth five songs written over twenty-five years ago by legendary singer George Lee Jessup shortly before his death. Jessup wrote the songs for his girl-friend, but when Thomas tracks her down, the woman denies ever knowing Jessup or any knowledge of the songs, and it seems that Lacy is not the only person searching for the songs...
Thursday, March 7th, 1985
19: Ms. Jones
A reluctant Magnum is hired by Ms. Jones – the clerk at the Hall of Records who often aggravates him with excessive red tape – to help her find her husband Ray. He is an expert computer programmer who has disappeared after completing work on a valuable new Artificial Intelligence formula, which could potentially be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands...
Thursday, March 14th, 1985
20: The Man from Marseilles
An international French detective – the real-life model for a series of best-selling novels by Robin Masters – who is staying at the Estate, asks Thomas’ help in locating a missing heir he’s trying to track down. Everyone knows the distinguished Inspector from the many novels based on him, and is willing to help the famed detective in any way they can – especially the star-struck Carol – but things turn more dangerous when the investigation leads to one of the world’s biggest drug dealers...
Thursday, March 28th, 1985
21: Torah, Torah, Torah
Higgins asks Magnum to collect an old friend, Asher Solomon, from the airport â€“ who Magnum finds is a Rabbi, arriving in Hawaii with a sacred Torah that was recently returned by the Antiquities Department of Taiwan. But on the journey back to the Estate, they are ambushed and the valuable Torah is grabbed from the Rabbi. As Magnum helps the Rabbi try to recover the sacred artefact, their search leads them to a ring of smugglers...
Thursday, April 4th, 1985
22: A Pretty Good Dancing Chicken
Thomas is hired by Jack Damon, Carol’s Uncle, to find his seventeen-year-old daughter Becky, who has been missing for two months, after leaving home against his wishes to pursue a career as a dancer. After a little investigating, Thomas finds that the last person known to have seen the girl was her former boyfriend Darryl Jacobs – who is now behind bars after being involved in a stolen guns deal that went bad. Magnum decides the only way to find out from Jacobs what happened to Becky is to go undercover as a convict at the prison farm where Jacobs is being detained...
Thursday, September 26th, 1985
1: Deja Vu (1)
Magnum and Higgins travel to London, England to oversee the establishment of Robin Master's new castle, Robin's Keep, in time for a large banquet. While Higgins is busy training Ian MacKerras for the running of the castle, Thomas takes the opportunity to visit Geoffrey St. Clare, an old friend from Vietnam, but upon arrival, Geoffrey's wife Penelope informs him that Geoffrey has been killed, after being run down in a hit-and-run incident with a black Jaguar. But there is mystery surrounding the death - Geoffrey was supposed to be in France, and the circumstances suggest that, far from being an accident, the death was deliberate murder.The events of Geoffrey's killing seem to be echoing a disturbing, bizarre dream that Magnum had on the journey to England...
Thursday, September 26th, 1985
2: Deja Vu (2)
Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. As Thomas and Penelope investigate the mystery surrounding Geoffrey's death, they become close to each other, and Thomas with this and with flashbacks to his haunting dream that seems to have predicted Geoffrey's death, he feels as though he's almost stepped into Geoffrey's life. The pair uncover that Geoffrey was once part of a powerful group of assassins, and seems to have been killed to stop him from having chance to expose the group. Meanwhile, Thomas learns that Higgins is reluctant to use the stay in England as an opportunity to visit his father, whom he has not seen in forty years after a falling out...
Thursday, October 3rd, 1985
3: Old Acquaintance
Thomas meets up with an old friend from high-school, Goldie Morris. He finds that she has lost her rather goofy looks from her younger days to become an attractive woman, but hasn’t lost any of her extremist protestor ways – something that comes to the fore when she voices her disapproval when learning that he is delivering some important papers on behalf of Higgins to a visiting unpopular third-world President, known for living a luxurious life while letting many of his people starve. But Goldie has a job for Thomas, hiring him to find a trained dolphin that was recently kidnapped from a local sea life park. She admits that she was part of a liberation group that took the dolphin, planning set it free, but it becomes apparent that the two men that were in on the dolphin-napping plan to use the highly-trained creature in a far more sinister plot...
Thursday, October 10th, 1985
4: The Kona Winds
Magnum is on the sea-front, watching the approaching storms brought on by the Kona Winds, when he sees a woman either slip or jump into the turbulent waters. After rescuing her, he takes her back to the estate, where she tells him that the previous night, she witnessed her husband - owner of a reel-estate empire - murder his business partner, and now fears that he'll kill her too. As Thomas investigates her husband, he begins to fall in love with the woman, but as he observes, the Kona Winds make people behave in uncharacteristic ways, and the whole situation spells big trouble and danger for him...
Thursday, October 17th, 1985
5: The Hotel Dick
Magnum has given up life at the estate to get a "real" job as the in-house detective at the large, plush Hawaiian Gardens Hotel, where he must keep trouble out, stop prostitutes who work from the hotel, and most importantly, put an end to the rash of burglaries that have been plaguing the hotel by catching the thief, dubbed "the Catman of Kawaii". But he does nothing but irritate his new, snobbish boss by helping a prostitute he's befriended while letting the cat burglar escape him, and must capture the elusive thief before the upcoming International convention of jewellery designers to be held at the hotel, where the burglar is sure to strike if not caught in time...
Thursday, October 24th, 1985
6: Round and Around
Ron Pennington, a friend of T.C.'s and Magnum's on their basketball team, is shot dead when interrupting an armed grocery store hold-up. T.C., waiting outside for his friend, gets a fleeting look at the robbers as they make their getaway. T.C. tries to mend the rift in Ron's family between Ron and his wayward teenage son that had emerged before Ron's death, as he and Thomas search for the robbers who they assume were responsible for their friend's murder...
Thursday, October 31st, 1985
7: Going Home
After thirteen years away, Thomas returns to Tidewater to attend the funeral of his beloved grandfather, Everett, and reopens a long-running family feud when he suspects his stepfather of stealing and selling a missing family heirloom -- a letter from Abraham Lincoln.
Thursday, November 7th, 1985
A supposed wealthy teenage ranch owner hires Magnum for $100,000 to stop a dangerous group of cattle rustlers on Hawaii's big island, that will soon force his ranch into bankruptcy if many more cattle are taken. But Magnum finds that his employer isn't quite all he makes out to be and will go to any extent to protect his cattle, and the neighbouring ranch owner implicated of being behind the cattle theft is a business partner of Robin Masters'...
Thursday, November 14th, 1985
9: The Treasure of Kalaniopu'u
Magnum and a group of his treasure hunting friends are held at gun-point on a cliff-top with the one million dollar prize that was the hidden object of a treasure hunt competition, organised to help promote Robin Masters' new novel by using clues from it. Thomas recounts how they winded up in this predicament: he had been hired by the woman overseeing the treasure hunt to protect her throughout the contest, after it seems that someone is prepared to go to any extent, even to kill, to win the prize money...
Thursday, November 21st, 1985
10: Blood and Honor
Magnum is called back to Naval service by Admiral Hawkes, who has reason to suspect that there is a security leak at his Naval base that is leaking coded information, but can’t ask any of his personnel to investigate for any one of them could be the “mole” behind the breach. He needs Magnum to root out the mole and plug the leak within three days, when he is due to receive some important submarine manuals written in code, which could be potentially very dangerous if they got into the wrong hands. Thomas’ prime suspect is the fiancée of the Admiral’s son, but when some stolen classified information is planted in his car, he himself accused of espionage...
Thursday, November 28th, 1985
As he and T.C. deep sea scuba-dive, Thomas sees a young boy who appears out of nowhere with no breathing apparatus and signals him to follow. Low on air, Thomas is unable to follow him, and later faces the skepticism of T.C., Higgins and Rick about his vision. An adamant Thomas, determined to prove that he's right, learns that his vision matches the description of a young boy, Keli'i Parker, killed five years earlier in an explosion at sea. The boy's mother has always blamed herself for his death, and as Thomas learns more about Keli'i, he begins to believe that his vision of the boy was destiny reaching out to lead him to the cause of the fatal accident.
Thursday, January 2nd, 1986
12: I Never Wanted to Go to France, Anyway...
An old comrade of Higgins' brings his travelling carnival to Hawaii. But when one of the performers is fatally stabbed, Higgins asks Thomas to investigate. Working undercover as a carnival 'roustabout', aided by Rick, Thomas learns that even before the killing, the carnival had been experiencing a string of 'accidents', and must pin-point exactly who is trying to force the show out of business...
Thursday, January 9th, 1986
13: Summer School
After being expelled from a number of expensive schools, R.J., Robin's rich, careless, teenage nephew, arrives at the estate to be reformed and educated by Higgins. R.J., however, has other ideas and decides to impersonate Thomas after being impressed by his adventures. Hired by a woman to find the only witness to her husband's murder, R.J. manages to get Thomas and everyone else involved in the case targeted for death by the men who killed the woman's husband.
Thursday, January 23rd, 1986
14: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Thomas is more than a little taken aback when Higgins suddenly leaves his position on the Estate, after seemingly being found out by Robin Masters for stealing large amounts of money and valuable art objects. As Higgins' replacement, a rather dizzy actress, arrives to take his place on the Estate, Thomas investigates the mystery surrounding his abrupt departure...
Thursday, January 30th, 1986
15: All Thieves on Deck
Magnum is to spend a week aboard a luxury cruise ship guarding an Amakua, a valuable wooden Hawaiian statuette recently purchased by Robin Masters, to be displayed on the liner while en route to the Hilo Museum. But Thomas and Higgins find that Apollo has been shot and seriously wounded after thieves attempted to steal the artefact from the Estate. Expecting the would-be robbers to try again during the cruise, Thomas secures Rick and T.C.'s additional help in guarding the artefact, but they find themselves on-board with a ship load of suspects, all potential thieves of the Amakua...
Thursday, February 13th, 1986
16: This Island isn't Big Enough...
When Rick's boat returns from a cruise deserted, Magnum searches for the answers to what has happened to his friend and the passengers on-board, who are all presumed dead. His hunt is somewhat hampered by the separate investigation of a law officer who models himself on John Wayne, but as they both try to get to the bottom of the strange disappearance of the boat's passengers, they stumble upon a plot involving mobsters and two million dollars in counterfeit money...
Thursday, February 20th, 1986
17: Way of the Stalking Horse
Magnum is hired by meek insurance salesman Dan Wolf to locate his father, who he has not seen for thirty years. But unawares to Thomas, the client is actually an impostor hit-man who is using Thomas to help locate his victim, wealthy businessman Theo Wolf, whom he plans to kill to make a name for himself. In the hit, Magnum too is shot, bringing him close to death. Despite his wounds, Thomas becomes hell-bent on going after the hit-man to claim revenge for the dead man’s widowed wife and son – and for himself...
Thursday, March 13th, 1986
18: Find Me a Rainbow
Lydia McCarthy, a wealthy young woman, hires Thomas to find her family's former chauffeur, claiming that he stole some jewelry from her; Thomas finds the man, who insists that Lydia is obsessed with him; as Thomas investigates further, the case leads him to a black market operation dealing in babies; much to Higgins's regret, a group of underprivileged boys on a camp program stay on the estate.
Thursday, March 20th, 1986
19: Who is Don Luis Higgins, and Why is He Doing These Terrible Things to Me?
Higgins is preparing for a prestigious chess tournament, and the arrival of an important visiting dignitary, the President of Costa Del Rosa, who will be attending it. There have been threats made on the President's life, and Magnum is asked to apprehend those responsible. But both Magnum and Higgins have even more to contend with when yet another of Higgins' illegitimate half-brothers, the flamboyant Don Luis Mongueo, the last of the royal line of Costa Del Rosa, makes an appearance on the scene. But with the plots to assassinate the President, Don Luis emerges as the prime suspect...
Thursday, April 3rd, 1986
20: A Little Bit of Luck...a Little Bit of Grief
T.C. and Magnum are fighting the demolition of T.C.’s club-house for underprivileged and troubled youths, which has been ordered to be destroyed by a greedy, obnoxious local land developer – even though he doesn’t use the land. Their seemingly no-win struggle only results in a brush with the law. Meanwhile, unbeknown to them, Rick, on a trip away, wins the $1,000,000 jackpot in the Western States Lottery. Now a rich man, he meets a young woman who becomes his fiancée, but with his new wealth, he begins to neglect his responsibilities at the King Kamehameha Club, and gets mixed up with a couple of crooked poker players. Rick is so wrapped up in his whirl-wind new life that he risks loosing his job, and even more importantly, his friends, not to mention his newly acquired wealth...
Thursday, April 10th, 1986
21: Photo Play
Photographer Sally Faraday, looking to hire Magnum, meets him in undesirable circumstances when she prangs the front of the Ferrari while being pursued in a car chase by two men, an incident which also leaves Agatha with a broken ankle. Sally wants Thomas' help when it seems that she is being followed since returning from France with some photographs for a new book, in which she seems to have caught something on film that someone has reason to not want to ever be published...
Wednesday, October 1st, 1986
1: L.A. (1)
Thomas arrives in Los Angeles to deliver lawsuit papers to a small film company on behalf of Robin Masters, and during the trip befriends a stand-up comedienne. But when he finds her murdered in his hotel room, he investigates to find who is behind the killing. When he goes to deliver the subpoena to the film company, he strikes up a relationship with the attractive young attorney, and the pair work together to find the murderers... Meanwhile back in Hawaii, one of the players on T.C.'s baseball team is mixed up with some small time car thieves, who witnesses his friends being shot dead after stealing a car...
Wednesday, October 1st, 1986
2: L.A. (2)
Conclusion of this feature-length / two-part story. Magnum and Cynthia became ever closer to each other as they investigate Marti's murder. Their search leads them to a drug trafficker, but their snooping around sees them almost killed. Back in Hawaii, T.C., with help from Rick and Higgins, continues to search for the missing Kenny, and get him out of the trouble he is in...
Wednesday, October 8th, 1986
3: One Picture is Worth
A gifted deaf painter is the only eye-witness to a bank robbery in which four people were slaughtered. Carol persuades Magnum to secure the young woman on the Masters Estate and act as her body-guard when her life is endangered after identifying one of the perpetrators in a Police line-up...
Wednesday, October 15th, 1986
4: Straight and Narrow
Thomas' luck takes a tumble when he injures his ankle while training for an upcoming charity sports event, and if his foot doesn't heal in time, his place will be taken for the race. But his luck looks set to fall even more when he finds that prostitute Leslie Emery, who he met when he was working as a hotel detective, has now given up working as a call-girl and has recently taken a job as a waitress at the King Kamehameha Club, and wants to hire him to help her find her missing sister, who is also a hooker. Although she is well-meaning, Leslie's 'act now, think later' ways have proven to cause nothing but problems for Thomas, and sure enough, in next to no time they are up to their necks in chaos, as they uncover that Leslie's missing sister is involved with well-known, powerful political figures...
Wednesday, October 22nd, 1986
At the 14th Annual Convention of Private Investigators, Magnum is to receive the 'Local P.I. of the Year' award, but the event is brought to a halt when Jean Claude Fornier, the famous French Detective, suddenly drops dead while giving a speech, after being poisoned. Magnum is helped - or rather, hindered - by several fellow crime-busting acquaintances as he seeks the murderer, and becomes entangled with a gang of drug smugglers, that the Inspector was hunting before he was killed...
Wednesday, October 29th, 1986
6: Death and Taxes
It is almost the 4th of July, and Higgins heads to Maui for an annual writers conference, and Rick and T.C. take a trip away, leaving Thomas on the Estate to face the horror of his tax audit. But that's nothing compared to the terror yet to come when Magnum becomes the focus of a crazed, obsessed killer, who repeatedly phones him with cryptic nursery rhyme riddles of upcoming killings. At first he thinks it is a crank caller, but the full reality of the sitution hits home when a prostitute is murdered in circumstances reflecting the clues given, and the menacing calls continue, with the deranged killer boasting about his crimes and giving clues of the next one...
Wednesday, November 5th, 1986
7: Little Girl Who
Magnum's ex-wife Michelle leaves her five-year-old daughter Lily to be safeguarded by Thomas, as she escapes Vietnamese assassins out to kill her and her husband, General Hue. As Thomas watches over the child, he begins to wonder why Michelle has suddenly left Lily with him and if Lily is his own daughter, and once again sets about trying to track down his elusive former wife.
Wednesday, November 12th, 1986
8: Paper War
When Higgins unwittingly causes Magnum to wipe an expensive computer game loaned from T.C., and Thomas accidentally erases a chunk of Higgins' memoirs stored on the computer, a feud breaks out between the pair. Magnum is trying to break a major, crooked gambling ring that is operating on the islands, but it is none too easy while in the middle of the falling out with Higgins, which starts out with each trying to out-do the other with "eye-for-an-eye" practical jokes, and quickly develops into a particularly bitter battle of one-upmanship...
Wednesday, November 19th, 1986
9: Novel Connection (1)
Higgins is driving visiting Pamela Bates - an old editor friend of Robin Master's - along with her friend, and her secretary, to the Estate, when someone tries to run them off the road and over a cliff. But it seems that it's not a case for Thomas, when Pamela insists on waiting for her own mainland investigator friend to arrive and look into it - much to the annoyance of Thomas, who is supposed to be busy entering into a hotel land buying venture with Rick and T.C., but can't help himself investigating the case none-the-less. Pamela's investigator friend turns out to be famous crime mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, and so both Jessica and Magnum set about investigating just who wants one of the visiting guests dead, and why... Crossover continues on Murder, She Wrote - 3x08 - Magnum on Ice (2)
Wednesday, November 26th, 1986
Magnum is working on a case before a date with Rick's visiting cousin, when he sees a young native Hawaiian girl become an accidental witness to a murder. With the gun-man after her, Magnum saves the young woman as they escape by diving into the sea, and is injured with a gun-shot wound in the process. He regains consciousness several days later on the remote, secluded island of Kapu, after being rescued by a native fisherman from the island, and suffering from a hazy memory of the incident. There is no sign of the girl, and the island natives insist that he was the only one found. Thomas tries to remember the events that lead to him being on the island, and what has happened to the girl, but as he tries to uncover the secrets of the island and its people, it begins to seem more and more as if they don't want him to find any answers or to leave... Meanwhile, the killer is still looking for the girl, to eliminate her as the only witness to the killing...
Wednesday, December 3rd, 1986
11: Missing Melody
T.C.'s children, Melody and Bryant, come to visit him in Hawaii, but at the airport Melody goes missing. It transpires that the young girl has been kidnapped, and is held for $300,000 ransom. Magnum, Rick and Higgins help in the rush to either raise the ransom money in time, or deduct and find whoever snatched Melody. The kidnapping puts a strain on T.C.'s relationship with his son Bryant, as well as his ex-wife Tina, who quickly comes to Hawaii with her new boyfriend as soon as she hears of the kidnapping of her daughter...
Wednesday, December 10th, 1986
12: Death of the Flowers
While Rick is planning a surprise birthday bash at the Club for Ice Pick, Carol asks Thomas to observe a court case she is presenting before Judge Kearns, who drops the case on a simple technicality. She considers the Judge to be her mentor, but is concerned that of late he has been acting uncharacteristically, and suspects him of taking bribes to dismiss cases. She asks Thomas to help her hopefully disprove her worries. But the investigation sees turns up evidence that implicates Ice Pick, who in turn faces having to implicate the woman he was in love with decades earlier, who is now involved with a crime ring. Carol, Rick and Ice Pick must all face up to the weaknesses and mortality of their mentors and idolised ones...
Wednesday, December 17th, 1986
13: Autumn Warrior
Survival expert Higgins goes on a survivalist trip on an island with a small group of young offenders as part of a programme aimed at improving their self-esteem. But he has to call upon his survival skills much more than expected when a planned escape by the boys doesn't go as intended and sees the leader of the trip shot dead, leaving Higgins being hunted down on the island by the three young convicts... Back on the Estate, Magnum, with Rick and T.C., plans to take advantage of Higgins' absence by holding a big party, but the get-together seems ill-fated from the start...
Wednesday, January 14th, 1987
14: Murder by Night
1940s San Francisco: Private Investigator Thomas S. Magnum investigates the murder of newspaper tycoon William Maxfield. The case involves characters that strangely bear a strong resemblance to (modern day) Magnum, T.C., Higgins and Rick...
Wednesday, January 21st, 1987
15: On the Fly
T.C. is giving Thomas helicopter flying lessons when he is shot. With T.C. hospitalised, Mac appears on the scene, "volunteering" his services to stand in running Island Hoppers. But it seems that the assailants were actually gunning for Magnum, after a week previously, somebody impersonated him when trying to blackmail a Mexican Mafia King. With Magnum marked as a dead man as a result of the mistaken identity, confusion and chaos reigns, and as per usual, Mac 'just happens' to be in the middle of it all...
Wednesday, February 4th, 1987
16: Solo Flight
After a run of bad luck, including being fired from a case investigating embezzlement, owing Rick money, and letting T.C.'s junior baseball team down, Magnum decides to get away from it all by going on a solo mountain-climbing hike, without telling anyone where he is headed. But on the climb, already suffering from a centipede bite, he discovers the wreckage of an old World War II fighter plane, only for an accident to case him to become trapped under it. With his legs caught under the wreckage, and no-one knowing he is even there in the first place, Thomas is forced to review his mortality, his values, and the case which he was fired from...
Wednesday, February 11th, 1987
Thomas is in Chinatown with Rick and T.C. celebrating his upcoming fortieth birthday, but he has little to celebrate when he loses his lucky $2 bill that his Grandpa gave him as a boy. While looking for it, he by chance briefly meets a beautiful woman. He also winds up helping an old friend who is one of a number of shopkeepers being terrorized by an organized gang... But the case takes a back-seat as he becomes preoccupied with the woman, a news reporter, only for it to seem that she is tied up with the gang he is supposed to be investigating, in a situation that sees him losing more than just his lucky bill – almost losing his heart, and his life...
Wednesday, February 25th, 1987
Rick persuades Thomas to take a high-reward, supposedly simple missing person case, but the person paying for the case is actually New York City cop Michael Doheny, who has his own reasons for wanting to find the man in question. Doheny has come to Hawaii to track down those responsible for the rape and murder of his young grand-daughter on the night of his retirement dinner, a hunt in which he asks Magnum's help...
Wednesday, March 11th, 1987
19: Out of Sync
Cynthia Farrell comes to Hawaii to see Magnum, and to see if the two can recapture the magic of their relationship in L.A., but when Magnum is hired by an adult film star, he spends more time looking after his case than he does Cynthia.
Wednesday, March 18th, 1987
20: The Aunt Who Came to Dinner
Magnum's Private Investigator license has expired, and he is in the awkward, red-tape laden task of trying to renew it. But he has a welcome surprise when his Aunt, best-selling, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Phoebe Sullivan, pays an unexpected visit to Hawaii from New York. The rather eccentric authoress has just finished writing a new play, but now is convinced that someone is trying to kill her for it, and that they have trailed her to the Islands. Is someone really after Phoebe, or is her mind getting the better of her?...
Wednesday, April 1st, 1987
21: The People vs. Orville Wright
Rick insists that Thomas searches for Ice Pick when he suddenly vanishes, seemingly pulling a disappearing act to avoid some information that could land him in very hot water. But when Rick is arrested for allegedly killing a hit-man that was contracted to murder Ice Pick, Thomas finds himself in the midst of an even more tangled investigation, especially when Rick doesn't deny any of the charges and gives a full confession...
Wednesday, April 15th, 1987
Thomas is delivering key evidence in his latest case to the court house, when he is shot in the parking lot by a hit man. Thomas, in a coma, discovers he is not dead, but not alive, and needs to help Michelle, who is in danger, and being chased by killers. He meets up with the ghost of his former Naval buddy Mac. He also spends time with each member of the cast individually, and, in one way or another, says good-bye and how important they are all to him, in case he does not survive.
Wednesday, October 7th, 1987
1: Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts
Thomas lies hospitalized in a coma, caught between life and death, after being shot; as his friends and family attempt to pull him out of the limbo in which he is trapped, Thomas has an out-of-body experience in which he sees himself in heaven, guided by Mac; Thomas recovers physically from the gunshot wound in time, but finds it hard to face life again; although three of the criminals who almost killed him are already dead, one is still free.
Wednesday, October 14th, 1987
2: Pleasure Principle
Still healing from his near-death ordeal and experiencing Mac's ghost, Thomas is surprised when Higgins hands over his estate duties to be able to take some time off; in a bizarre twist, Higgins starts living the fast and loose life, wears loud Hawaiian shirts and becomes irresponsible, while Thomas assumes Higgins' stuffy personality and ways, going so far as to wear a suit; curious about Higgins's sudden change in personality, Thomas investigates and discovers that Higgins is seeing a woman on the sly, and becomes concerned that she is taking Higgins for a ride.
Wednesday, October 28th, 1987
3: Innocence...A Broad
Masters is sued by a man who tripped at a recent party on the estate; as Thomas begins to investigate the man, who seems to be a professional at making false claims, a loud-mouth businessman for whom T.C. is piloting pays Thomas to take his perky fiancée along on the case with him; when the man they're investigating is killed in a hit-and-run incident, they find themselves on an even bigger case involving a dangerous Mob figure; while Thomas's new partner means well, her over-eagerness doesn't exactly help matters.
Wednesday, November 4th, 1987
4: Tigers Fan
Lieutenant Tanaka is murdered while working undercover. The official Police report states that Tanaka died in a car accident, but Thomas believes that something is being covered up, and sets about trying to answer the many questions about his friend Tanaka's death, uncovering switched identities and drug-running in the process...
Wednesday, November 11th, 1987
5: Forever in Time
Thomas is running an errand to a local museum for Higgins' upcoming pageant for the Anglo-Hawaiian Historical Society, when he catches sight of a woman attending a funeral who, he soon learns, resembles a beautiful Hawaiian princess who tragically died in a fire in 1910. Thomas becomes enamoured with the elusive beauty, and experiences visions of himself, in 1900s naval uniform, with the woman. The mystery grows even more when he receives a package in the mail containing such a naval uniform, and a locket holding photographs of what looks like himself and the princess... Is Magnum once again experiencing something ethereal, or is somebody using the story of the princess to their advantage?...
Wednesday, November 18th, 1987
6: The Love That Lies
Thomas is trying to protect Carol, who is in the middle of a particularly controversial court case, when he is hired by a woman from the mainland to help locate the birth certificate for the child she gave up for adoption 30 years ago. But in doing so he becomes embroiled in Carol's personal life, as he discovers a powerful secret about her parents and her true birthright that could shatter her...
Wednesday, January 13th, 1988
7: A Girl Named Sue
Magnum is hired by an attractive woman to find the missing will of her late father, who was recently killed in a suspicious boating accident – which she suspects her brother of being behind, in order to steal the will. Working on the case, Thomas finds that former client Susan Johnson – whom he was once locked in a bank vault with – is now a fellow Private Investigator, and is working on the same case – for the brother, who suspects his sister as responsible for their father’s death. The two P.I.s are soon locked in a battle of wills as they both race to solve the investigation first, but the pair are forced to put their rather love-hate relationship to one side and team up to solve the case of sibling rivalry...
Wednesday, January 20th, 1988
8: Unfinished Business
Magnum prepares for the trial of Quang Ki, who attempted to kill both him and his family. But when the case is suddenly, unexpectedly acquitted, angered Thomas suspects some other hand is behind Ki's release. It becomes evident that his arch-nemesis will stop at nothing to destroy Thomas and his family, when he receives a video-tape containing terrible information about the fate of his former wife and young daughter. As Thomas plans his revenge against Ki, he is thrust into a quagmire of intrigue endangering a sensitive P.O.W. prisoner exchange programme...
Wednesday, January 27th, 1988
9: The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company
Thomas is trying to get Rick, T.C. and Higgins interested in joining him in a potentially lucrative new tourist business venture. But his friends all have other things on their minds, especially T.C., who puts thoughts of the deal on the back-burner when his son Bryant lands in trouble with the Police after becoming mixed up with a juvenile biker gang...
Wednesday, February 10th, 1988
10: Legend of the Lost Art
Higgins wants Magnum to find the "Lost Art of the Ancients", a priceless ancient scroll from a fallen civilization, that could spell disaster if it should ever fall into the wrong hands. But the search for the long-lost artefact is laced with abduction, danger and deceit, as an old flame of Magnum's, a foreign double agent, and a ruthless rival of Higgins' are all out to find the scroll as well, and the dangerous path to unearthing it could ultimately lead to death...
Wednesday, February 17th, 1988
When Higgins asks his help in finding Robin's latest manuscript after it is stolen, Thomas gets some unexpected help in the case when St. Louis P.I. Luther Gillis arrives unannounced on vacation. They set about trying to work out who is so desperate to get hold of the manuscript that they are willing to resort to attempting to kill Higgins and drugging Zeus and Apollo to get it, in scenes reminiscent of those portrayed in the stolen book...
Sunday, May 1st, 1988
12: Resolutions (1)
Thomas ponders his future while paying a visit to his family in Virginia, where he unexpectedly meets his grandfather and considers an offer to be reinstated to the Navy; Thomas returns to Hawaii to ascertain whether former girlfriend Linda Lee Ellison is being stalked; Rick prepares for his wedding to Cleo; Thomas and Linda renew their relationship as he searches for her stalker; Thomas becomes increasingly certain that his daughter Lily may still be alive.
Sunday, May 1st, 1988
13: Resolutions (2)
As Rick's wedding looms ever closer, Thomas continues surveillance on Linda to catch the psychopathic killer who is stalking her; T.C. faces a reconciliation with his estranged wife; Thomas gets surprising news about his theory that Higgins is really Robin Masters, as well as the true fate of Lily.