Spoilers forward for Episode 6 of Magnum P.I. Season 5, known as “Useless Ringer.”
Magnum P.I. initially appeared prefer it might finish on a barely somber notice in “Useless Ringer” when it got here to the profession of Katsumoto, on prime of the query of how Magnum and particularly Higgins would react to Rick and T.C. determining their secret within the earlier episode. There have been quite a lot of developments in “Useless Ringer,” and luckily, the episode undoubtedly didn’t finish on that somber notice. Actor Stephen Hill has opened as much as CinemaBlend in regards to the “lengthy kind” storytelling in Season 5 with the transfer to NBC.
However first issues first! “Useless Ringer” gave the ohana some wins, with Katsumoto’s speech to the HPD brass working to get his job again, Magnum too completely happy in his new relationship to maintain mendacity to Rick and T.C., and Higgins prepared for the key to come back out anyway. Among the largest questions of Season 5 – a few of which had been leftover from Season 4 when the collection was nonetheless on CBS – have been answered… whereas others haven’t.
For instance, does the present have extra in retailer with what occurred to the late Captain Greene within the foreseeable future? Will Detective Childs stick round now that Katsumoto can be again? What does the longer term maintain for Magnum and Higgins (and roommate Rick) now that their secret is out? Is Rick’s dream of a future with Suzy going to repay, now that his hope is restored? And what’s going to Kumu say to Magnum and Higgins about their relationship, if something, since she didn’t catch them within the act? Kumu is a voice of purpose, in spite of everything!
Solely time and the remaining episodes of Season 5 can maintain the reply to these questions, however they’re proof sufficient that Magnum P.I. didn’t flip into a whole procedural within the community change. The circumstances are hardly ever the identical (though Mittens the cat nonetheless will get a point out every so often), however tales don’t all start and finish within the span of 1 episode. The present makes use of what star Stephen Hill calls “lengthy kind storytelling,” as he described what it has been prefer to proceed enjoying T.C. for 5 seasons and counting. He stated:
Stephen Hill cited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movie Black Adam (which reportedly made practically $400 million on the field workplace earlier than the tip of 2022) as a mission with the run time of a film and backstory from comedian books. The Magnum P.I., TV present (itself a “new” reboot of the ‘80s collection of the identical identify starring the mustachioed Tom Selleck) can inform the ohana’s story with nicely over the feature-length two hours within the first season on NBC, plus the greater than 75 episodes with these characters from the 4 seasons on CBS. Hill continued:
It’s no shock that Stephen Hill talked about pleasure and enthusiasm on the subject of viewers, as he additionally shared how a lot their help meant to him in the present’s “darkest hour” after the CBS cancellation and earlier than the affirmation of an NBC rescue. Amy Hill, who performs Kumu, additionally had a message for followers and the connection she feels with them now.
For now, followers can proceed trying ahead to new seasons of Magnum P.I. on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, forward of the ultimate season of The Blacklist (which airs its 2 hundredth episode straight after “Useless Ringer” on March 19), and revisit earlier episodes of Season 5 streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription.