Magnum, P.I.

Season 7 Episode 2

L.A. (Part II)

Aired Unknown Oct 01, 1986 on CBS
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L.A. (Part II)
Magnum and Cynthia became ever closer to each other as they investigate Marti's murder. Back in Hawaii, T.C., with help from Rick and Higgins, continues to search for the missing Kenny and get him out of the trouble he's in.

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  • As T.C., Higgins and Rick search for the missing Kenny, back in Los Angeles, Magnum and Cynthia grow closer as they investigate the string of murders. The conclusion to this, the weakest of the show's feature-length stories...moreless

    This review contains spoilers.

    As I said on my review for Part I of this story, I consider this to be by far the weakest of the show's feature-length / two-parters. That said, re-watching it to review, it does have a couple of things going for it, not least Dana Delany's interaction with Tom Selleck. The pair work well together, and I bought their budding relationship much more than some of Magnum's other 'romances of the week'. In fact, it is Delany who pretty much saves this story from bombing any more than it already does.

    The story also has a more polished feel than some of the other episodes this end of the show's run.

    But it's not all good – I find the b-plot about a member of T.C.'s youth baseball team being pursued by thugs to be tedious and uninteresting. It really feels as if the writers / producers stuck it in simply to give the other three stars something to do in the episode.

    And this may well be my shortest MPI review – I haven't really got much more to say about this story.

    Magnum's wedding proposal to Cynthia towards the end is an unexpected twist. Of course, it doesn't work out, but Delany will return later in the season in 'Out of Sync'.

    (Alfonso Ribeiro also reprises his role of Kenny in 'Missing Melody' later this season.

    All-in-all... the weakest of the two-hour stories, with a couple of elements saving it from falling totally flat.moreless
Ina Balin

Ina Balin


Guest Star

Daniel Faraldo

Daniel Faraldo

Jessie Hermano

Guest Star

Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin

Frank Danton

Guest Star

Kwan Hi Lim

Kwan Hi Lim

Yoshi Tanaka

Recurring Role

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    • The German episode titles are "Tatort Los Angeles Teil 2" ("Crime Scene Los Angeles, Part 2") and "Tod einer Komikerin Teil 2" ("Death of a Comedienne, Part 2"). The French title is "Les demoiselles de Los Angeles, 2ème partie", meaning "The Girls of Los Angeles, Part 2". The Italian title is "L. A. (2ª parte)".

    • Magnum's tricking his way into Burt Reynolds' trailer by impersonating him is a nod at Tom Selleck's being dubbed "television's Burt Reynolds" at the height of their fame, due to the similarities in their appearance and on screen persona. "Italian Ice" also referenced the similarities between Magnum and Reynolds.