Warning: spoilers forward for Episode 15 of Magnum P.I. Season 5, referred to as “The Retrieval.”
Solely 5 episodes of Magnum P.I. are left within the 2023 TV schedule after the occasions of “The Retrieval,” which signifies that it is time to have a look at each plot twist as one thing that might want to repay earlier than the top of the season or by no means be paid off in any respect. Whereas it appears protected to say that Jin‘s hijinks with T.C. and his former accomplice in crime aren’t going to have lasting repercussions for the collection finale, Magnum and Higgins had one other dialog about youngsters this week that I believe followers must take very critically. Time is working out, in any case!
It was no shock that youngsters have been on Magnum and Higgins’ minds on this episode, as their seek for a lacking particular person led to a seek for stolen embryos that represented households’ ultimate hopes for a organic youngster. They even went undercover as a married couple pretending to be contemplating parenthood to achieve entry to a clinic’s pc. This led to a dialogue about actually having youngsters collectively, they usually’ve seemingly moved on from contemplating beginning a household to planning on it.
The origin of their severe dialog was really performed extra for laughs than the rest, with Higgins telling the household planner that she supposed strict self-discipline for her kids, whereas Magnum was planning on being extra lenient and easygoing. Whereas they have been technically taking part in undercover characters, he checked in along with her after to see if she was severe, prompting her to remind him that she’s English and went to boarding faculty. They revisited the subject later, debating boarding faculty vs. public faculty, and Magnum cracked a joke about wanting 5 youngsters… however she’s solely slotted for the primary two.
Higgins did not discover it fairly as humorous as I did from Jay Hernandez‘s supply, they usually lastly have been each severe on the finish of “The Retrieval” to deal with their approaches to potential parenthood. She famous that they’d “wildly totally different” ideas on elevating youngsters, and love is not at all times sufficient. Magnum responded:
To begin with, can I simply say that Thomas Magnum has been crushing it along with his mature speeches to Higgins in Season 5B? In fact, they do not even have “loads of time to sweat the large stuff” on display contemplating that solely a handful of episodes are left, they usually began joking about her piano instructor proper after the speech, so these conversations about actively making an attempt for a child aren’t taking place simply but. Nonetheless, the present arrange that the 2 aren’t kidding round on the subject of beginning a household.
And I believe we actually must take this critically as viewers working out of episodes for 2 causes. First, the autumn premiere of Season 5 (accessible streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription now) concerned a being pregnant scare that led to the primary “I really like you” alternate and the pair really placing some thought into having youngsters. Second, showrunner Eric Guggenheim shared that he thinks the Season 5 finale is “fairly satisfying” and he “did not need to finish on a cliffhanger” however fairly “wished to play it protected.”
For me, these two elements level towards a child bombshell of some type within the final episode. Whether or not that will be so simple as the nice ship Miggy deciding to begin making an attempt for a child or as large as a reveal that Higgins is pregnant, I actually assume that the present has set this story as much as be paid off earlier than the top of the season. I do know I am taking it critically, and I believe my fellow followers ought to as nicely! I nonetheless need to know who Jay Hernandez was referring to when he previewed a personality who will trigger Magnum issues, although.
For now, there are nonetheless 5 episodes left except Magnum P.I. is miraculously rescued for the second time, and you will discover them on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. I would nonetheless love for the community or one other platform to order no less than one other 4 installments in order that the present may hit the 100-episode milestone, however I am going to accept a strong ending with the Season 5 finale at this level!