Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Letter to a Duchess and Squeeze Play

  Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) find themselves at odds in the first episode this week, Letter to a Duchess. This episode originally aired 10 November, 1983, and was penned by Robert Hamilton. As Thomas prepares for the annual surfski race, hoping to place better than his position of 62 last year, which…

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…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – …By Its Cover and The Big Blow

  Stuart Margolin is back! He directed an episode in last week’s installment, and this time he’s on-screen playing Rod, a character not so unlike Angel, the character he played on The Rockford Files, and first worked with Selleck, when he was private investigator Lance White. … By Its Cover was written by Bellisario, Rogers…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – I Do? and Forty Years From Sand Island

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) goes undercover in a big way in I Do? which aired 17 February 1983, and was written by Rob Gilmer. Magnum pretends to marry Marsha Mackenzie (Katherine Cannon), to be able to investigate a family owned business. It seems someone in the company is stealing product and fencing it. Marsha and…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Past Tense and Black on White

  Things are rough in Hawaii this week for Thomas (Tom Selleck) and the guys! First up is Past Tense, which originally aired 21 October, 1982 and was written by Reuben Leder. It features an appearance by Ice Pick (Walter Chotzen) but the role was later recast. When conflicting schedules cause T.C. (Roger E. Mosley)…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – Double Jeopardy and The Last Page

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) meets one of his screen crushes when a film, Tahiti Kill, based on one of Robin Masters’ bestsellers is doing some shooting on the estate in the first episode this week, Double Jeopardy. It was written by Reuben Leder, Babs Greyhosky and Bill Taub, and aired 25 February, 1982. When Higgins…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – Try To Remember and Italian Ice

  More Hawaiian fun this week, as Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) investigates more mysteries in Oahu. First up is Try to Remember, written by Reuben Leder and Andrew Schneider and aired on 28 January, 1982. Things are pretty dire as the episode opens, Thomas is being pulled from the Ferrari, which has been completely totaled…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – The Jororo Kill and Computer Date

  Tyne Daly guests in the first episode, The Jororo Kill, as Kate Sullivan, journalist. This episode was written by Bellisario, Reuben Leder, Andrew Schneider and Alan Sutterfield, with an airdate of 7 January, 1982. Kate Sullivan, who Thomas (Tom Selleck), Rick (Larry Manetti) and T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) all know, journeys to Hawaii to…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Tropical Madness & Wave Goodbye

  Robert Hamilton writes an episode this week, well, originally aired 12 November, 1981, that causes some great strain on Thomas’ (Tom Selleck) and Higgins’ (John Hillerman) relationship in Tropical Madness. When a young English woman, Jennifer Chapman (Devon Ericson), seems to prefer Higgins to Magnum, Thomas is a little suspicious, but Higgins, flattered by…