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List of the best Magnum, P.I. episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the 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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Operation: Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Operation: Silent Night 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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Paper War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Paper War 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) 3 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Unfinished Business 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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Limbo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Limbo 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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The Arrow That is Not Aimed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Arrow That is Not Aimed 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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Try to Remember is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Try to Remember 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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The Curse of the King Kamehame... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club 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) 8 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
No Need to Know 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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Resolutions (1) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Resolutions (1) 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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Don't Say Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Don't Say Goodbye Mar 26 1981 - 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 ...more

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Professor Jonathan Higgins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Professor Jonathan Higgins 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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Laura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Laura 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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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (2) 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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Transitions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Transitions 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 Woman on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Woman on the Beach 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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Never Again... Never Again is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Never Again... Never Again Jan 22 1981 - 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 ...more

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The Kona Winds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Kona Winds 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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Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Double Jeopardy Feb 25 1982 - 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 ...more

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Kapu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Kapu Nov 26 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 ...more

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On the Fly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
On the Fly Jan 21 1987 - 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 ...more

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A Sense of Debt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
A Sense of Debt Dec 01 1983 - 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 ...more

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Thank Heaven for Little Girls ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too Dec 25 1980 - 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. ...more

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Pleasure Principle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Pleasure Principle Oct 14 1987 - 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 ...more

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Compulsion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Compulsion Jan 24 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 ...more

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Blind Justice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Blind Justice Nov 08 1984 - 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. ...more

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Autumn Warrior is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Autumn Warrior Dec 17 1986 - 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 ...more

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Of Sound Mind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Of Sound Mind Jan 06 1983 - 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 ...more

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This Island Isn't Big Enough is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
This Island Isn't Big Enough Feb 13 1986 - 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 ...more

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Rembrandt's Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Rembrandt's Girl Feb 02 1984 - 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 ...more

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The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii Jan 29 1981 - 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 ...more

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The Love-For-Sale Boat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Love-For-Sale Boat 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

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The Sixth Position is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Sixth Position Dec 17 1981 - 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 ...more

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The Love That Lies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Love That Lies Nov 18 1987 - 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 ...more

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Who is Don Luis Higgins, and W... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Who is Don Luis Higgins, and Why is He Doing These Terrible Things to Me? Mar 20 1986 - 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 ...more

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Ki' i's Don't Lie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Ki' i's Don't Lie Oct 07 1982 - 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 ...more

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L.A. (2) is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
L.A. (2) 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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The Jororo Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Jororo Kill 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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Holmes Is Where the Heart Is is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Holmes Is Where the Heart Is 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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Computer Date is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Computer Date Jan 14 1982 - 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. ...more

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Going Home is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Going Home Oct 31 1985 - 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 ...more

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Did You See the Sunrise? (1) is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Did You See the Sunrise? (1) 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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Did You See the Sunrise? (2) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Did You See the Sunrise? (2) 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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The Great Hawaiian Adventure C... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company Jan 27 1988 - 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 ...more

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From Moscow to Maui is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
From Moscow to Maui Oct 29 1981 - 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 ...more

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Novel Connection is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
Novel Connection Nov 19 1986 - 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 ...more

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The Last Page is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
The Last Page Mar 04 1982 - 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 ...more

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Home From the Sea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Home From the Sea 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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Dead Man's Channel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Dead Man's Channel Oct 15 1981 - 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 ...more

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China Doll is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added China Doll Dec 18 1980 - 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 ...more

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Three Minus Two is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added Three Minus Two Apr 01 1982 - 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 ...more