Magnum, P.I.

Season 3 Episode 22

The Big Blow

2
Aired Unknown Apr 07, 1983 on CBS
8.9
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The Big Blow
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A hurricane battering the islands isn't enough to stop Robin Masters' spring equinox party, a lavish event attended by a close circle of friends, but the arrival of an about-to-give birth young woman and two ex-cons intent on grand larceny does. Further complicating matters is Robin's assertion that one of his guests is plotting to kill him that evening.moreless

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  • Guest stars

    10
    My favorite guest stars:

    Jame sDoohan

    Sondra Currie

    John McCook

    Barry Van Dyke
  • Robin Masters holds a high society dinner party, despite the hurricane outside, but the night is interrupted by two escaped convicts and their heavily pregnant accomplice. Worse still, one of the guests plans to kill Robin. A great ensemble episode...moreless

    9.5
    This episode contains spoilers. 'The Big Blow' is a popular episode with many MPI fans, and it's not hard to see why. It has a great ensemble cast, and despite taking place in just one location (the main house of the Estate), has a great plot. It is also notable for having no voice-over narration by Magnum – if my memory serves me correct, the only other time there is no narration, is on the feature-length final episode, 'Resolutions'. I've said this with a number of third season episodes, but once again the opening trailer thankfully does not give too much away about the story, leaving a lot of surprises and twists. The party guests are a varied bunch, with red herrings that each of them may wish to kill Robin Masters. The cast includes 'Star Trek's Scotty (who, despite being Canadian, still uses a Scottish accent here), and future fourth season 'Airwolf' and 'Diagnosis: Murder' star Barry Van Dyke On paper, a story that takes place entirely within the confines of the Estate's main house may sound a bit limited and dull, but it really works. We also get to see some rare sets, including the dining room, the wine cellar, and the kitchen. In the case of the dining room, it is the only time in the series that I can recall it being seen. This is also one of the rare instances in which we actually see Robin Masters (voiced by Orson Wells), though as always we don't see his face. Later in the series, it would be hinted that Higgins is actually Robin, but this is one of the episodes that contradicts that theory. As with many episodes of the third season and onwards, this is a character piece as much as an adventure, and works all the better for it. Overall, a very enjoyable late third season episode. It offers something different, but still keeps the overall feel of the series. It deserves its popular ranking with fans.moreless
Sondra Currie

Sondra Currie

Princess Wanda Martine

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James Doohan

James Doohan

Archie MacPherson

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Lori Lethin

Lori Lethin

Gail Blassingame

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