In Magnum P.I. Season 5 Episode 8, “Dark Skies,” Thomas Magnum is on a mission to track down Peele, the harbor master who fled after Captain Buck’s death. While Rick hosts a quiz night at his bar, Higgins and T.C. investigate Nolan Pierce, a wealthy client with security concerns. The episode takes unexpected turns as Magnum, Rick, and Peele’s plan to bait the killers puts them in danger, while Higgins and T.C.’s investigation leads them to a dangerous drug lord.


The episode starts with Magnum on the trail of Peele, who he forces to help him locate the men responsible for Captain Buck’s death. Meanwhile, Rick decides to host a quiz night at his bar, and as the event unfolds, Shammy, Katsumoto, and Suzy win $50 gift cards each. However, the night takes a turn when Kumu and Shammy discover that the bar has been robbed of valuable masks worth $900. With their investigative skills, Kumu and Shammy identify the thief through social media and learn that the boy stole the masks to help his family. Moved by the boy’s situation, Kumu decides to drop the charges.

As Magnum, Rick, and Peele continue their plan to bait the killers, they find themselves in a dangerous situation. On the other hand, Higgins and T.C. fly to meet Nolan Pierce, a wealthy client with a data mining company. Nolan wants the duo to investigate a drone spying on him, which leads them to uncover a dangerous conspiracy involving a drug lord named Arturo Morales. Higgins and T.C. eventually save Nolan and his employees from Arturo’s wrath.



“Dark Skies” is an exceptional episode of Magnum P.I. that keeps the viewers at the edge of their seats with its fast-paced action, unexpected plot twists, and emotional moments. The show’s ability to balance multiple storylines while keeping the audience invested in each character’s journey is commendable.

The episode portrays Magnum as a determined private investigator who will stop at nothing to catch Captain Buck’s killers. Rick’s unwavering loyalty to Magnum and assistance in narrowing down the suspects deserve praise. Higgins and T.C.’s investigative skills are also tested in a conspiracy involving a wealthy client.

Overall, “Dark Skies” is an excellently crafted episode showcasing the show’s storytelling strength.


What is Magnum P.I. about?

Magnum P.I. is a crime drama television series that follows the adventures of Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL turned private investigator who solves crimes in Hawaii.

Who stars in Magnum P.I.?

Magnum P.I. stars a talented cast, including Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright, Stephen Hill as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, and Tim Kang as Gordon Katsumoto.

What network is Magnum P.I. on?

Magnum P.I. airs on CBS in the United States, where it has garnered a loyal fanbase.

Is Magnum P.I. a reboot?

Yes, Magnum P.I. is a reboot of the original series of the same name, which aired from 1980 to 1988. The new series premiered in 2018, and since then, it has gained a new generation of fans while keeping the old ones engaged. The show’s cast and crew have done an excellent job of keeping the spirit of the original series alive!