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The Best Episodes of Magnum P.I.

Every episode of Magnum P.I. ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Magnum P.I.!

Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL, returns home from Afghanistan and applies his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii taking jobs no one else will—with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright, and former MI:6 agent, Juliet Higgins.

Genres:Action & AdventureDramaCrime
Networks:NBCCBS

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The best episode of "Magnum P.I." is "Charlie Foxtrot", rated 8.6/10 from 314 user votes. It was directed by Lisa Robinson and written by David Wolkove. "Charlie Foxtrot" aired on 4/23/2023 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Close to Home".

  • Charlie Foxtrot
    8.6/10 314 votes

    #1 - Charlie Foxtrot

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-04-23

    An armed hit team lays siege to Robin's Nest. TC is badly injured while Rick fights for his life. Mid Season Finale

    Director: Lisa Robinson

    Writer: David Wolkove

  • Close to Home
    8.5/10 558 votes

    #2 - Close to Home

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2022-05-06

    Magnum and Higgins are sent on a deadly mission inside a high security correctional center when a ruthless criminal abducts Katsumoto and his ex-wife, Beth.

    Director: Bryan Spicer

    Writer: Eric Guggenheim

  • Dead Ringer
    8.5/10 296 votes

    #3 - Dead Ringer

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-03-19

    Katsumoto's hearing date has arrived and he will learn if his career in law enforcement is over for good or not. Magnum and Higgins are hired to investigate a man their client believes committed murder. Rick's suspicions grow on their relationship.

    Director: Marcus Stokes

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • Knight Lasts Forever
    8.3/10 563 votes

    #4 - Knight Lasts Forever

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-10-11

    Kumu and Higgins are in danger when Robin's Nest is under siege by mercenaries storming the estate in order to find out the true identity of the White Knight, Robin's muse and literary hero. Also, Rick and T.C. helps one of Rick's employees when his car is stolen, and Higgins finally gives Magnum an answer about if she'll become his partner.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: Neil Tolkin

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    8.3/10 279 votes

    #5 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-04-16

    Magnum and Higgins take on a case that sends Higgins inside a psychiatric hospital. Katsumoto and his son, Dennis, head to the mainland to look at colleges, but their trip takes a harrowing turn when a run-in with a local turns ugly.

    Director: Jay Hernandez

    Writer: David Slack

  • No Way Out
    8.2/10 465 votes

    #6 - No Way Out

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-12-18

    As Magnum, Higgins and TC try to pull one over on a customs agent to get Higgins a green card, armed gunmen suddenly storm the federal building and start taking hostages.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • Til Death
    8.2/10 449 votes

    #7 - Til Death

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-05

    When Magnum and Higgins are hired by an anxious groom to look into his bride-to-be on the eve of their wedding, what they think is a simple case of cold feet turns into a web of lies and a life-or-death situation for Higgins. Also, TC makes a touching decision on how to help Cade.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: Katie Varney

  • A Fire in the Ashes
    8.2/10 447 votes

    #8 - A Fire in the Ashes

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-12-03

    Magnum starts following Higgins to discover what she’s been hiding, as she’s secretly assigned to infiltrate a group threatening to take down MI-6. Rick struggles after an explosion takes the life of someone important to him.

    Director: Lisa Robinson

    Writer: David Slack

  • Day the Past Came Back
    8.1/10 561 votes

    #9 - Day the Past Came Back

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2019-02-18

    Magnum discovers that his ex, who landed him and his friends in a POW camp, is on the island and planing to steal a fortune in gold.

    Director: Bryan Spicer

    Writer: Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim

  • Those We Leave Behind
    8.1/10 451 votes

    #10 - Those We Leave Behind

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Higgins’ therapist hires her to look into why one of her teenage patients died of suicide.

    Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • The Long Sleep
    8.1/10 411 votes

    #11 - The Long Sleep

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2022-04-29

    A disoriented man hires Magnum and Higgins to investigate a crime he doesn’t remember after he woke up on the beach covered in blood. Also, T.C. is taken aback when Cade’s biological grandmother makes a surprise visit, and Rick’s feelings for Suzy grow stronger as they prepare for the birth of their first child.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: David Wolkove, Mike Diaz, Andre Jackson

  • The Passenger
    8.1/10 440 votes

    #12 - The Passenger

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-02-19

    Magnum and Higgins weigh the risks of pursuing a relationship. Rick juggles being a new father and running La Mariana. Katsumoto tries to figure out his next move.

    Director: Bryan Spicer

    Writer: Eric Guggenheim

  • The Breaking Point
    8.1/10 408 votes

    #13 - The Breaking Point

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-02-19

    Magnum and Higgins go undercover as lifeguards in order to solve a murder. Jin Jeong wins a storage unit auction and enlists the help of Rick and TC upon finding a stolen military medal.

    Director: Bryan Spicer

    Writer: Gene Hong

  • Number One with a Bullet
    8.1/10 336 votes

    #14 - Number One with a Bullet

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-02-26

    Katsumoto takes a job providing security for a chart-topping K-pop star. Higgins and Rick find themselves in peril while trying to help Rick's friend. Magnum harbors suspicions about Capt. Greene's death.

    Director: Eagle Egilsson

    Writer: David Wolkove

  • Dark Skies
    8.1/10 282 votes

    #15 - Dark Skies

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-04-02

    Magnum and Rick make a shocking discovery in the Capt. Greene case. Higgins and TC head to Maui to help an eccentric billionaire find the owner of a pesky drone that has been harassing him. Shammy helps Kumu after an incident occurs at La Mariana.

    Director: Doug Hannah

    Writer: Tera Tolentino, Andrew Blazensky

  • Consciousness of Guilt
    8.1/10 151 votes

    #16 - Consciousness of Guilt

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 2023-12-06

    After a high-stakes homicide case falls apart at trial, Katsumoto asks Magnum to help him stop a killer from walking free. Higgins helps Jin Jeong with a mystery of his own.

    Director: Zachary Knighton

    Writer: David Slack, Andre Jackson

  • Murder is Never Quiet
    8.0/10 550 votes

    #17 - Murder is Never Quiet

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-02-25

    Magnum is hired by a woman to prove that her son didn't kill his girlfriend and has only 24 hours to do so before the accused accepts a plea deal. Also, Rick and TC try to recover stolen appliances that were donated to a wounded veteran.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • A Kiss Before Dying
    8.0/10 556 votes

    #18 - A Kiss Before Dying

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-03-11

    When the Dobermans dig up what appears to be a human bone, Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor.

    Director: Bryan Spicer

    Writer: Ashley Charbonnet, Barbie Kligman

  • Dead Inside
    8.0/10 514 votes

    #19 - Dead Inside

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-10-18

    When Katsumoto suspects that one of his fellow cops is dirty and has stolen evidence, he begrudgingly asks Magnum and Higgins for help. Also, Rick and TC help Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald when his tablet, that contains the Rams’ playbook is stolen.

    Director: Krishna Rao

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • Texas Wedge
    8.0/10 467 votes

    #20 - Texas Wedge

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-15

    Magnum, Higgins and Rick go undercover at a ritzy country club when a young caddie is fired after being accused of stealing a member’s golf clubs. Also, Jin’s niece, unaware of her uncle’s shady past, asks him to speak at her school.

    Director: Antonio Negret

    Writer: Gene Hong

  • Dream Lover
    8.0/10 449 votes

    #21 - Dream Lover

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-01-07

    When a woman hires Magnum and Higgins to locate a man she met briefly at a coffee shop and felt a spark with, they learn that he is hiding a big secret. Also, Higgins keeps a secret of her own after she has a romantic dream about Magnum.

    Director: Avi Youabian

    Writer: David Wolkove

  • Judge Me Not
    8.0/10 426 votes

    #22 - Judge Me Not

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2022-01-28

    When Hawaii Supreme Court nominee Judge Rachel Park is being blackmailed, she hires Magnum and Higgins who go to extraordinary lengths to help her out. Also, with the pressure of fatherhood looming, Rick suggests changes to make La Mariana more profitable, but TC and Kumo aren’t swayed.

    Director: Benny Boom

    Writer: David Slack

  • Run, Baby, Run
    8.0/10 402 votes

    #23 - Run, Baby, Run

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2022-02-25

    A bail bondsman hires Magnum and Higgins to track down a woman who skipped out on her $250,000 bond. When they locate the body of another P.I. who was previously searching for her, they partner with Det. Lia Kaleo on the case. Also, T.C. and Katsumoto team up on an emotional search for Cade’s mother.

    Director: Roderick Davis

    Writer: David Wolkove

  • Dead Man Walking
    8.0/10 418 votes

    #24 - Dead Man Walking

    Season 4 Episode 15 - Aired 2022-03-04

    When Magnum balks at notorious crime boss Osi Shima’s (Eijiro Ozaki) request to find his missing son, Magnum learns he’s been poisoned and has only eight hours to locate Shima’s son to earn the antidote, or else he dies.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Gene Hong

  • Shallow Grave, Deep Water
    8.0/10 417 votes

    #25 - Shallow Grave, Deep Water

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2022-04-08

    Magnum goes to extreme lengths to uncover the truth about a crime that may have involved his dear deceased friend, Nuzo.

    Director: Jay Hernandez

    Writer: David Slack