Spoilers forward for Episode 14 of Magnum P.I. Season 5, known as “Night time Has a Thousand Eyes.”
The fifth and sadly closing season of Magnum P.I. is rapidly working out of episodes within the 2023 TV schedule, and “Night time Has a Thousand Eyes” ended on Higgins and T.C. speaking in regards to the future at La Mariana. Whereas the way forward for the present at the moment consists of the six remaining installments that had been already filmed previous to the beginnings of the WGA writers strike and SAG-AFTRA actors strike, Higgy’s phrases mixed with what Jay Hernandez beforehand advised CinemaBlend impressed me about how I really need Thomas Magnum‘s story to (realistically) finish.
“Night time Has a Thousand Eyes” was tough for each Higgins and T.C., with the previous benched after failing her P.I. license renewal examination and the latter discovering that neglecting Mahina throughout his hospital keep wasn’t one thing he may repair now that he was on the street to restoration. The 2 ended up on the bar at La Mariana collectively, with Higgins reassuring T.C. that there was no proper method to cope with what he went by, though he acknowledged that he dealt with it the fallacious method. She advised him:
Now, Perdita Weeks‘ character might have dropped these traces whereas attempting to make T.C. really feel higher within the wake of a breakup, however additionally they sound fairly good to me within the wake of Magnum P.I. being cancelled over the summer time. Followers have been hoping and campaigning for one more rescue, like how NBC stepped in to avoid wasting the present after CBS cancelled it following Season 4. That hasn’t occurred thus far, and showrunner Eric Guggenheim’s feedback weren’t too promising. However Higgins speaking in regards to the future in “Night time Has a Thousand Eyes” jogged my memory of a milestone that I would so like to see Magnum P.I. hit.
Season 5 of Magnum P.I. is airing in two blocks of ten episodes, with the second airing this fall after the primary aired again within the spring (and is at the moment streaming for Peacock Premium subscribers). Which means the present will conclude with a sequence finale that additionally occurs to be Episode 96, and I can not be the one one who thinks it is a disgrace that Magnum’s adventures will finish for good simply 4 episodes shy of the 100-episode milestone.
So, an order for a four-episode mini sixth season that might be billed as a finale occasion would attain that 100-episode mark and be a becoming method to finish the sequence, if it has to finish. After I spoke with Jay Hernandez following the spring finale again in April earlier than the cancellation information, he even shared his ideas on probably hitting that milestone. He mentioned:
Is it an excessive amount of to hope for that Magnum P.I. may get simply sufficient episodes after the Season 5 finale to succeed in 100 episodes? Most likely, particularly since Hernandez shared these ideas earlier than the strikes started. Nonetheless, FX just lately introduced a bonus three-part finale occasion for Archer, which simply ended; may NBC or one other platform make an identical transfer for Thomas Magnum? Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist acquired a bonus particular on Roku after it was cancelled, for instance from NBC!
No matter whether or not followers can be fortunate sufficient to get extra of Magnum P.I. past the Season 5 finale, the showrunner did already tease that it is not going to finish on a painful cliffhanger. Six episodes are nonetheless remaining earlier than the ultimate credit roll, so make sure you maintain tuning in to NBC on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET to see what’s subsequent. You may also revisit earlier episodes of Season 5 streaming on Peacock and the primary 4 seasons streaming through Freevee.