Magnum, P.I.

Season 5 Episode 20

The Man From Marseilles

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Aired Unknown Mar 14, 1985 on CBS
7.8
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The Man From Marseilles
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An international French detective—the real-life model for a series of best-selling novels by Robin Masters—who is staying at the Estate, asks Thomas' help in locating a missing heir he's trying to track down.

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  • A famous French Detective, who is the basis for Robin Masters' latest book, asks Magnum to help him track down a missing heir. But as the case unfolds, Magnum finds himself questioning just whose side the detective is really on. Another middling episode..moreless

    7.5
    This review contains spoilers.



    'The Man From Marseilles' is another middle-of-the-road fifth season episode of MPI. Like many of the season, it sadly has little to make it really stand out.



    Famous French Detective Jean Claude Fornier (Paul Verdier) at first seems like he could be an interesting character, and he has a few fair moments, but unfortunately, the story soon nosedives, and isn’t really all that engaging.



    The only notable sequence from the episode â€" and one of the most memorable from the season â€" is where Magnum is forced to sing in the karaoke bar â€" he struggles his way through 'Misty', and for all of Magnum's talents, he's no great singer.



    Carol has a lot to do in this story, as she starts to get close to Jean Claude, making Magnum jealous. Once again, Kathleen Lloyd and Tom Selleck work very well together â€" one might wonder why after 'Compulsion' previously in the season, and now this, why T.M. and Carol never got it together.



    Other than that, there isn't much to note here. The story plods along, there is little real action, and as with a number of fifth season episodes, I found myself not really caring about what happened. The ending is okay I suppose, but after such a so-so story, it didn’t really have the impact it should.



    All-in-all, I give this one a 7.5, which is probably being generous.moreless
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Roydon Clark

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Edward Fernandez

Edward Fernandez

Tak Nakamura

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Joe Moore

Joe Moore

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Kwan Hi Lim

Kwan Hi Lim

Yoshi Tanaka

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Kathleen Lloyd

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Carol Baldwin

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