Magnum, p.i. (1985) – The Hotel Dick and Round and Around

  Magnum (Tom Selleck) tries to grow up a little this week in The Hotel Dick; written by Reuben Leder, this one aired 17 October, 1985. Feeling age beginning to creep up on him, and even admitting to Higgins (John Hillerman) needing glasses to read, he leaves the estate behind, trying to shed his perceived beach bum private…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Deja Vu

Season 6 of Magnum, p.i, gets underway with this two-hour opener, that sees Thomas (Tom Selleck) and Higgins (John Hillerman) travelling to England to oversee the staffing and opening of Robin Masters’ recently purchased castle, which he’s promptly named, Robin’s Keep. Deja Vu was written by Bellisaro and Chris Abbott and had an airdate of…

Magnum, p.i. (1984/1985) – Kiss of the Sabre and Little Games

  We start out with something really fun this week, with this episode, Kiss of the Sabre, written by Jay Huguely with an original air date of 13 December, 1984. Magnum (Tom Selleck) is being seriously put-upon by author Betty Windom (Cassie Yates) who has been given leave to stay at the estate by Robin…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Tran Quoc Jones and Luther Gillis: File #001

  It’s back to Paradise for the Thursday visit with Thomas and company… Up first is Tran Quoc Jones. This episode was penned by Chris Abbott and had an airdate of 29 November, 1984. The titular character, Tran Quoc Jones (Roland Harrah III), is an illegal Amerasian boy, who sells knick knacks on the streets…

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) – …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) – Basket Case and Birdman of Budapest

  Thursdays are always good, as it lets me dig into a couple more of one my favorite series… This week Thomas (Tom Selleck) has an interesting time of it. Up first is Basket Case, written Julie Friedgen, that had an original air date of 3 February, 1983. This one starts off light enough, Thomas…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Of Sound Mind and The Arrow That is Not Aimed

  More fun this week in Hawaii as Thomas (Tom Selleck) deals with practical jokers, ninja and samurai!! Of Sound Mind was written by Andrew Schneider and aired 6 January, 1983. When Wilson MacLeish (Donnelly Rhodes), a multi-millionaire and practical joker dies in a fiery explosion, none of his immediate family, or house staff, including…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Mr. White Death and Mixed Doubles

  Thomas (Tom Selleck) finds himself wrestling with an old man, and catching up with an old flame in this week’s sojourn to Hawaii! First up is Mr. White Death, which aired 18 November, 1982, and was penned by Ruben Leder. Ernest Borgnine guest stars as Mr. White Death, himself, Earl Gianelli. A former wrestling champ, he…

Magnum p.i. (1982) – The Elmo Ziller Story and Three Minus Two

  Season two of Magnum p.i. comes to a close with the two episodes this week. First up is The Elmo Ziller Story, which aired 25 March, 1982, and was written by Robert Hamilton. Thomas (Tom Selleck) thinks Higgins (John Hillerman) is him on when he’s asked to protect Elmo Ziller, who looks exactly like…