Magnum, P.I.

Season 5 Episode 4

The Legacy of Garwood Huddle

Aired Unknown Oct 18, 1984 on CBS

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  • A mobster goes soft in old age.

    Pat Hingle. Now there was a reliable TV actor. In this one, the eponymous gangster Huddle (Pat, in case you haven't guessed) jumps the prison walls seeking to find the kidnappers of his biological protege while looking like he wants the smash the face in of Cliff from Cheers. Magnum scurries allover the island ferrying G.H. while looking smooth in a non-ironic way as the sun beats down upon his wheels. Eventually with the fuzz closing in, Garwood and Thomas discover the kidnapping was an inside job, so G.H. returns happily to the slammer (naturally it's low security because he's a pre-Reagan era convict). Great fun, the kind of story with a semi-serious plot that doesn't get too po-faced at the same time. When's that porridge comin' up, I'm starving...