In the ninth episode of Magnum P.I. Season 5, titled “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” our favorite duo, Magnum and Higgins, are embroiled in a complex investigation that takes them to unexpected places. The episode revolves around the mysterious suicide of a client’s boyfriend, Otis, and the subsequent revelations.


The episode starts with Magnum and Higgins having a heart-to-heart conversation over dinner, where Magnum plans to propose to her. However, things worsen when Magnum starts coughing up blood, deeply worrying Higgins. The story then jumps back 36 hours, where Magnum and Higgins are bickering over the password to their business account. They receive a distress call from their friend Childs, who is fuming over Peele’s appearance in the hospital, a witness in Childs’ investigation. Peele threatens to arrest Magnum for obstruction of justice, but Magnum uses the opportunity to inform Childs about Oliver Cane and his shady dealings.

Meanwhile, Higgins meets with Josie, their new client, who is convinced that her boyfriend Otis’ suicide was not a simple case of depression. Higgins decides to go undercover as a psychiatrist in the psychiatric hospital where Otis worked, but the hospital staff foils her plans. Nurse Tanaka, the only person willing to talk to her reveals that Otis is struggling with something.

Magnum’s investigation leads him to discover that Otis was meeting with another psychiatrist, who reveals that Otis was investigating a patient who was being held at the hospital illegally. After further digging, they discover Steven, a patient who has been held there for two years despite only being meant to stay for two weeks. Magnum interviews the man who has been paying for Steven’s care, and the man tells him that the hospital insists on keeping Steven for further treatment. This leads Magnum to suspect that Derek, Steven’s former business partner, is involved in keeping Steven in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Higgins continues to work undercover at the hospital, promising Steven that she will get him out of there. Unfortunately, Derek’s sidekick discovers her snooping around and drugs her.


“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” is a gripping episode that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats. The plot is complex and thrilling, and the investigation into Otis’ suicide uncovers more secrets than expected. The addition of Steven’s story adds a new layer to the plot, making the episode more engaging. Magnum’s interview with Derek is one of the episode’s highlights, providing a shocking twist that will surely leave the viewers surprised. The personal struggles of T.C. and Rick offer a nice contrast to the investigation, and their storylines add depth to the characters.


What is Magnum P.I. about?

Magnum P.I. is an American crime drama television series that follows the adventures of Thomas Magnum, a private investigator who solves crimes in Hawaii. The series is known for its thrilling action scenes, compelling storylines, and memorable characters.

What season is the “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” episode from?

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Magnum P.I. The episode aired on December 3, 2021, on CBS.

Where can I watch Magnum P.I.?

Magnum P.I. can stream on CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. The show is also available on DVD and Blu-ray.