Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Magnum P.I. - From the Head Down

Magnum's Jay Hernandez latest case involving recovering a stolen giant tuna from a local fisherman (Carl Weathers) becomes more complicated when the thief's family is kidnapped and held for ransom. Despite the value of the catch, the secondary thieves actually want something inside the fish which was used to smuggle classified intelligence onto the island. Two episodes in we can start to see themes appearing in the Magnum reboot. First, it looks like Higgins (Perdita Weeks) will be drawn into an active role quite frequently. Second, as with the original, Magnum will take hard luck cases and lean on his friends and contacts to help get the job done. The episode also continues to incorporate supporting characters from Hawaii Five-0 into the show with the appearance of a rotund entrepreneur who helps Magnum out by providing information. Despite it being little more than a big fish tale, the show's second episode is an improvement of the show's Pilot, but it still has quite a way to go.

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