Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Limbo and Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts

  Originally meant to be the final episode of the series, before they were picked up for a shortened 8th season, this week’s trip to Hawaii has a sense of finality to it. Limbo was written by Jay Huguely, Bruce Cervi and Chris Abbott from a story by Chas. Floyd Johnson and Tom Selleck. It…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Laura and Out of Sync

  Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra finds himself in Hawaii this week, with the episode Laura. Written by Chris Abbott, this one aired 25 February, 1987. Sinatra is Michael Doheny, a New York cop, who in the midst of celebrating his retirement party, has his granddaughter kidnapped, and murdered by a pair of sexual predators….

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Murder By Night and On The Fly

  It’s time for a classic noir whodunnit in the first episode up this week. Murder By Night originally aired 14 January, 1987 and was written by Robert Hamilton. This episode sees Magnum (Tom Selleck) as a private investigator in the 1940s, nosing around the murder of a newspaper publisher, Maxfield. All the familiar faces…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – A.A.P.I. & Death and Taxes

  Luther Gillis (Eugene Roche) is back in Hawaii for the first episode this week, A.A.P.I. This one aired on 22 October, 1986 and was penned by Reuben Leder. It seems Thomas (Tom Selleck) is being honored with the Local PI of the Year Award. Unfortunately, the presenter, Jean Claude Fornier (Paul Verdier) dies, and…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – One Picture is Worth & Straight and Narrow

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) comes to the aid of a deaf painter, Linda Andrews (Stephanie Dunnam) in the first episode this week. One Picture is Worth originally aired 8 October, 1986, and was written by James L. Novack. Linda is a witness to a bank robbery that saw four people killed, but when the murderer, Jack…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Ms. Jones and The Man From Marseilles 

It’s a fun week for Thomas (Tom Selleck) in Hawaii with this pair of episodes. Up first is Ms. Jones, which had an airdate of 7 march, 1985 and was written by Phil Combest. Over the course of the series, Thomas has encountered Ms. Jones (Margie Impert), a records clerk, a couple of times, and…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Blind Justice and Murder 101

  Chris Abbott wrote Blind Justice, which aired 8 November, 1984, and this poses a wonderfully ethical problem for Thomas (Tom Selleck). The private investigator is approached by his friend, prosecuting attorney Carol Baldwin (Kathleen Lloyd) about helping out on her case as a witness, as well as doing some investigating for her. She wants…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Luther Gillis: File #521 and Smaller Than Life

  It’s Thursday, time to go back to Hawaii (I miss Hawaii)! Eugene Roche makes the first of 5 appearances as Luther Gillis, a fellow private investigator from St. Louis, in Luther Gillis: File #521, written by Reuben Leder, with an original airdate of 6 October, 1983. Thomas (Tom Selleck) is working on the case…