Magnum, P.I.

Season 4 Episode 2

Luther Gillis: File #521

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Aired Unknown Oct 06, 1983 on CBS
8.8
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Luther Gillis: File #521
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When Thomas and old-school private eye Luther Gillis encounter each other in a seedy hotel room with a dead drug dealer as they separately investigate the whereabouts of Nancy Perkins, a St. Louis runaway, they decide to team up to find the missing girl after the police burst into the room and arrest them on suspicion of murder.moreless

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  • Guest star

    10
    My favorite guest star:

    Eugene Roche
  • Magnum finds himself working on the same case as old-school St. Louis P.I., Luther H. Gillis, as they search for a runaway teenage girl. But can they get along for long enough to crack the case? An average story raised by some humorous moments...moreless

    8.0
    This review contains spoilers.



    After the all-time classic 'Home From the Sea', anything was going to be a comedown, but I find this episode mixed at best.



    It marks the first of a number of appearances of Eugene Roche as St. Louis private eye Luther H. Gillis. The character seems to split fans – some love him, some loathe him. Personally, I don't mind him too much, and found myself warming to him more in subsequent appearances.



    Roche certainly puts in an amusing performance as Gillis, but I found the story itself rather dull and hard to really get into. Thankfully, it is saved from being a truly terrible episode by some amusing scenes and moments; Tom Selleck and Roche bounce well off of each other, and is no doubt the reason that Luther would be brought back so many times in the future.

    Saying that, the story still sags in places, and winds up as average at best.



    A shorter review than usual from me for this one, simply because I don't have much more to say about it. It is watchable, but hardly one of the greats of the season, or the series overall.moreless
Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin

Nancy Perkins

Guest Star

Faye Cameron

Faye Cameron

Sr. Mary Magdalene Rose

Guest Star

Wallace Landford

Wallace Landford

Artie Keanu

Guest Star

Eugene Roche

Eugene Roche

Luther H. Gillis

Recurring Role

Gillian Dobb

Gillian Dobb

Agatha Chumley

Recurring Role

Kwan Hi Lim

Kwan Hi Lim

Yoshi Tanaka

Recurring Role

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