Magnum, P.I.

Season 3 Episode 17

I Do?

Aired Unknown Feb 17, 1983 on CBS
out of 10
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I Do?
To smoke out the thief in a large family-owned business, Magnum feigns marriage to the CEO's niece, who drives a mean limousine and can't quite make up her mind how she feels about men, marriage, and Magnum.

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  • Magnum marries a henpecking woman and takes up a position in a large family-owned business. Can it be for real? Actually, it's an undercover job to smoke out a thief, but that's nothing compared to putting up with his nagging wife. Funny but not a fave...moreless

    This review contains moderate spoilers.

    Whenever I think of 'I Do?', I tend to think of it as coming from coming later in the show's run; mostly due to it being more character-led than plot-driven, and it just seems to have a feel of a later episode to me.

    Either way, this is a tough one to sum up. It certainly has a selection of very amusing moments, but I find the plot itself to not be the best, and it just doesn't appeal to me as much as some stories.

    I wasn't sure about the whole Magnum-married plot at the start, but found myself enjoying it more as it went along. Tom Selleck and his "bride", Katherine Cannon, certainly share some funny moments, but Cannon's character is a little TOO grating, and some of it becomes more out-and-out irritating than amusing. And would you believe it – they initially hate each other, but end up kissing! Now who would have seen that one coming (!)

    One thing I do like in this episode is Rick and T.C., who by this point in the series were often being used as a double act. Rick dressed up as an Arab, with T.C. as his South African (?) sidekick… who knows what scam they were planning before it all falls through?

    There is some great music at the climax of the episode, during the Limousine chase. It's just so upbeat and thrilling… we generally don't get such exciting music in TV shows nowadays.

    All-in-all, I'm very mixed about this episode, for the reasons I've already cited. It has some truly amusing moments, and for the most part is well played, but I just can't warm to it as much as some of the other episodes of the season. I give it a fair 8 out of 10.moreless
Katherine Cannon

Katherine Cannon

Marsha MacKenzie

Guest Star

Nicolas Coster

Nicolas Coster

Andrew MacKenzie

Guest Star

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Zelda MacKenzie

Guest Star

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