Magnum, P.I.

Season 4 Episode 5

Limited Engagement

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Aired Unknown Nov 03, 1983 on CBS
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Limited Engagement
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Magnum's investigation into a rash of convenience store thefts leads him to meet two elderly sisters who claim to be victims of a slumlord.

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  • Working undercover in a convenience store to try and crack a series of robberies, Magnum meets two aging ladies who have a car accident in front of the store, and ends up helping them try to save their boarding house from a crooked landlord. A fun episodemoreless

    9.5
    This episode (working title: 'Golden Years') pretty much plays as an out-and-out comedy, and for that I really like it.

    It is consistently amusing, and has some good guest stars in Mildred Natwick and Martha Scott as the LaSalle sisters.



    Magnum's scenes working undercover at the convenience store, Day-and-Dark, are also very funny. The moments with the brattish boy are good, but the undoubted highlight is the classic scene where T.C. asks for a pickled egg (apparently for the third day in a row).



    For an episode that is mostly a comedy, there is one sad moment when one of the elderly people, Herman, has his piano taken away – his last few notes always get to me!



    The bingo gala that Magnum convinces Higgins to hold, to raise funds to save the boarding house, is also good, although I did find it strange that Rick insisted that Ice Pick be invited, only for Ice Pick to pull out at the last minute. I wonder if at the last moment Elisha Cook wasn't available for some reason, and they had to work around it? It did strike me as a bit odd.



    The final act is a bit silly, but I suppose it rounds off the story well and could have been worse. And without giving anything away, I like the final moments, as the LaSalle sisters make their escape.



    Overall, this is a very likable and enjoyable episode; I give it a worthy 9.5.moreless
Mildred Natwick

Mildred Natwick

Madge LaSalle

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Darleen Carr

Darleen Carr

Heather Wilcox

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John McLiam

John McLiam

Johnnie Welles

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Gillian Dobb

Gillian Dobb

Agatha Chumley

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