Monday, January 6, 2020

Magnum P.I. - Desperate Measures

The second-half of the crossover gets off to an awkward start with most of Five-0 being taken into custody (off-camera) leaving Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Quinn (Katrina Law) heading to ask Magnum Jay Hernandez and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) for help. Junior (Beulah Koale) has been taken by a group willing to exchange him for the CIA list that our heroes now have in their possession. Magnum calls in his pals, Higgins does some computer work, and Quinn and Tani spend most of the time hiding out at Robin's Nest (or in the back of the car) while leaving Junior's life in the hands of their new friends.

With only two younger members having much to do with the crossover (and Junior playing hostage), the second-half of the crossover feels a bit incomplete. Much of the episode is focused on the group finding and attempting to de-encrypt the list which turns out to be mostly a waste of time. This leaves little of the episode left to find and save Junior in what amounts to an underwhelming conclusion featuring Magnum simply taking the the gun away from one of the terrorists. Despite the lack of guest-stars, the episode still has its moments with Magnum and Higgins (who come of best over both episodes) firmly taking the lead in the conclusion of the crossover.

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