Magnum, P.I.

Season 2 Episode 10

The Taking of Dick McWilliams

Aired Unknown Dec 03, 1981 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Taking of Dick McWilliams
Magnum is hired by an old friend's Japanese wife when her now wealthy husband is kidnapped and held for $500,000 ransom. She wants Magnum to deliver the ransom without her strict father, who has never approved of the marriage, finding out. But the further he gets involved, Magnum more and more comes to suspect that not all about the kidnapping is as it seems.moreless

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Irene Yah-Ling Sun

Irene Yah-Ling Sun

Mitsue McWilliams

Guest Star

John Fujioka

John Fujioka


Guest Star

Guy Stockwell

Guy Stockwell

Dick McWilliams

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Magnum: Look, we'll start with the big ones. Head that way, T.C.
      T.C.: (mimicking) Head that way, T.C. Stop here, T.C. Drop me there, T.C.
      Magnum: Enough, T.C. (smiles)

    • T.C.: You expect me to hop over all 13 of these islands?
      Magnum: That's the name of your service, isn't it? Island Hoppers.
      T.C.: Yeah, I'm thinking about changing it to Magnum's Taxi Service!

    • Magnum: (narrating) Rule one in kidnapping cases: always call the police. Rule two in kidnapping cases: never call the police. The truth is you flip a coin and take your chances.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The German episode titles are "Entführung hoch zwei" ("Kidnapping Squared") and "Aufstieg mit Tücken" ("Advancing through Deceit"). The French title is "L'enlèvement", meaning "Kidnapping". The Italian title is "Uno strano rapimento", meaning "A Strange Kidnapping".


    • After tracing a list of owners from possible cars that the kidnapper escaped in, T.C. comments that "the first one [on the list] was a cop from Five-O. Figured he probably wasn't our man." Rick asks "What was his name?", to which T.C. replies, "McGarrett," referring to Steve McGarrett from Hawaii Five-O.