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"The Big Blow" is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on April 7, 1983.

Plot Edit

Higgins and Magnum are hosting a party attended by some of Robin Masters' friends and Robin is suppose to arrive. But then a hurricane strikes and some people; a couple of criminals and a pregnant woman who's about to give birth show up. While Higgins tries to help the woman. Magnum tries to take care of the guys. And he is also trying to find out which one of Robin's guests is there to kill him.

Synopsis Edit

Robin Masters' spring equinox party is threatened by bad weather, a young uninvited guest about to give birth, and two greedy ex-cons.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Richard Cox as Randy
  • Sondra Currie as Wanda Martine, Princess of Turbia
  • James Doohan as Archie MacPherson
  • Lori Lethin as Gail Blassingame
  • John McCook as Roland Martine, Prince of Turbia
  • Linda Ryan as Candice Wingate
  • Kelly Ward as Lou Blassingame
  • Barry Van Dyke as Duke Davis

Trivia Edit

  • Sondra Currie (Princess Wanda Martine) is the wife of episode director Alan J. Levi.
  • Magnum is seen carrying a Walther PPK in an ankle holster. In episode "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" (4.17), he will use a Detonics Pocket 9 as his secondary weapon.

Quotes Edit

Magnum: Look, Higgins, it doesn't make any sense. You can't have a party during a hurricane.
Higgins: Magnum, your propensity for overstatement and panic never cease to amaze me.

Higgins: My God Magnum, the look on your face is reminiscent of that of an adolescent who's just received his first kiss.

Candice Wingate: How droll, just like 'Key Largo'.

Magnum: Doc?
Higgins: Cambridge, 1947 - Doctor of Mathematics, actually.
Magnum: Higgins, what did you do with your life?! Is there anything you havn't done?! - Anywhere you havn't been? Cambridge...Mathematics!
Higgins: We don't have time now for your rhetorical irrelevances. Who is your prime suspect?
Magnum: I don't have one!
Higgins: Brilliant. Typically, you've failed to do your homework. How Robin could've entrusted you with this is beyond my comprehension.
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