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The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes  

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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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Did You See the Sunrise? (2) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added 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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Death and Taxes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
katie418 added Death and Taxes 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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Home From the Sea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added 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) 4 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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) 5 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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? (1) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added 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) 7 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Try to Remember is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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jonjosdon added 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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Operation: Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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The Woman on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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The Curse of the King Kamehame... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii (... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Laura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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No Need to Know is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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 Aimed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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The Jororo Kill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Resolutions (1) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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The Case of the Red Faced Thes... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added 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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Transitions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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
21
Professor Jonathan Higgins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Computer Date is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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Thank Heaven for Little Girls ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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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China Doll is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
jonjosdon added 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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Of Sound Mind is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Magnum, P.I. Episodes
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