Former Naval Intelligence officer Thomas Magnum resigns his commission to become a private investigator on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He lands a home in the guest house on the estate of millionaire author Robin Masters in exchange for testing the estate's security, but is forced to work under the ever watchful eye of Jonathan Higgins who has control of two dogs Zeus and Apollo.
Last Episode08x13 Resolutions (Part 2) Aired: May. 01, 1988
Magnum continues his search for Linda's attacker---and his daughter Lily; T.C. has a surprise visitor at the airport.
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- Thomas Sullivan Magnum
- Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
- Theodore 'TC' Calvin
- Orville 'Rick' Wright
- Agatha Chumley
Series Fun Facts
- While Higgins was English and served in World War II, John Hillerman who played him was a native Texan and just a child at the time of the war.
- Magnum's full name was Lieutenant Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, USN (the two gold stripes on the shoulder-boards of his dress whites indicate he was a Lieutenant, if he was a commander he would…
[show]Magnum's full name was Lieutenant Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, USN (the two gold stripes on the shoulder-boards of his dress whites indicate he was a Lieutenant, if he was a commander he would have three stripes). His father, Commander Thomas Sullivan Magnum III, USN, was a Naval aviator killed in Korea, and is seen in flashbacks (played by Robert Pine). His grandfather, Captain Thomas Sullivan Magnum Jr, USN, (played by Howard Duff), is seen in the 8th season episode "Resolutions." His great-grandfather, Thomas Sullivan Magnum, is seen in a home movie watched by Magnum and his nephew in the 6th season episode "Going Home."
- Producers eventually wanted Orson Welles to be revealed as Robin Masters, but he died before the series ended its run.