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"Of Sound Mind" is the twelfth episode of the third season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on January 6, 1983.

Plot Edit

Magnum inherits $50 million from a former client who died in a plane crash.

Synopsis Edit

It's no laughing matter when a practical joker dies in a plane explosion. Magnum is the surprised heir to the man's vast estate - but is the killer who caused the explosion now after Hawaii's newest millionaire?

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Donnelly Rhodes as Wilson Arthur MacLeish
  • Elaine Joyce as Cousin Marina Pepesco
  • James Murtaugh as Simon MacLeish
  • Michael DeLano as Cousin Anthony "Tony" Silvano (credited as Michael Delano)
  • Raymond Singer as Benton Quirk
  • Roscoe Lee Browne as Carlton
  • Junne Barnes as Housekeeper
  • Bruce Johnson as Frankenstein

Trivia Edit

  • The revolver Carlton uses at the end is a target variant of the Colt Peacemaker called the Bisley, named for the well-known shooting match in England where it made its debut. It is a fairly rare piece today.
  • This episode's narrative bears a number of similarities (a faked death, a hidden chamber where the "deceased" is holed-up) to the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of The Norwood Builder".

Quotes Edit

Higgins: (Magnum is "playing" the saxophone) Magnum... Magnum!... Magnum!
Magnum: Hi, Higgins!
Higgins: How fiendishly deceptive of you, Magnum. I could have sworn I was hearing the emasculation of a large rodent. To my great surprise, I see the sounds are emanating from what I thought was a harmless musical instrument.
Magnum: Cute, Higgins, real cute.
(plays sax again)
Higgins: Why, Magnum? Why do this terrible thing?
Magnum: Higgins, I'll have you know I was very good. I was the second best sax player in my High School band.
Higgins: Well, how many sax players were there?
Magnum: Anyway, I just saw this in a pawn shop window and thought I'd like to try and get my chops back.
Higgins: May I suggest that your "chops" are irretrievable.
Magnum: Higgins, did you come here just to abuse me?
  Season 3 (1980)
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