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The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes 

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List of the best original Magnum, P.I. episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the classic 80s show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Magnum, P.I. episodes of all time are. Fans of Magnum, P.I. are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists -- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Everything from "The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii" to "The Arrow That is Not Aimed" is included on this list. What is the best Magnum, P.I. episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Did You See the Sunrise?... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Episode: 2, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Sep 30 1982

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 – ...more
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Home From the Sea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Home From the Sea Episode: 1, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Sep 29 1983

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 ...more
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Paper War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Nov 12 1986

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 ...more
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Unfinished Business is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 8, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 20 1988

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 ...more
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Did You See the Sunrise?... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Episode: 1, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Sep 30 1982

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 ...more
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Limbo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 22, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Apr 15 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 ...more
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Operation: Silent Night ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 10, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Dec 15 1983

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 ...more
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Death and Taxes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
katie418 added Death and Taxes Episode: 6, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Oct 29 1986

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. ...more
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Try to Remember is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 15, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 28 1982

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 ...more
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J. "Digger" Do... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Episode: 17, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Apr 09 1981

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 ...more
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The Woman on the Beach ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Oct 22 1981

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 ...more
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Laura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 18, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Feb 25 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 ...more
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The Curse of the King Ka... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club Episode: 11, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Feb 19 1981

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 ...more
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No Need to Know is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 5, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 08 1981

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 ...more
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The Arrow That is Not Ai... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 14, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 27 1983

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 ...more
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Don't Eat the Snow in Ha... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Dec 11 1980

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 ...more
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Resolutions (1) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 12, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: May 01 1988

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 ...more
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Transitions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 11, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Feb 17 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 ...more
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The Jororo Kill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 13, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 07 1982

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 ...more
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The Case of the Red Face... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Episode: 12, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 19 1984

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 ...more
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The Kona Winds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 4, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Oct 10 1985

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 ...more
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Holmes Is Where the Hear... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 18, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Mar 08 1984

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 ...more
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L.A. (2) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
L.A. (2) Episode: 2, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Oct 01 1986

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 ...more
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Professor Jonathan Higgi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 13, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Jan 10 1985

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 ...more
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The Love-For-Sale Boat ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Episode: 17, Season: Magnum

Original Airing: Feb 14 1985

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 ...more