Magnum PI episode 17 preview: ‘Black is the Widow’

Magnum PIMagnum PI episode 17, entitled “Black is the Widow,” is coming up on NBC in a single week’s time. So what word would we use to describe this? Think rather simply here: Fun. This should be a pretty darn entertaining hour of TV with some great guest stars, most notable Hawaii Five-0 actor Dennis Chun!

It’s true that crossovers between the two shows have been fairly scarce; yet, we cherish every single second of them that we possibly get. This is an expensive, very fun world with some unique characters and we’ve always loved every single scene we can get with Duke … seeing him here should help to make up for not getting to see him all the time on Five-0. It’s just hard — it’s a symptom of his other show having so many characters and stories to sink your teeth into.

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So beyond just Chun’s appearance, there is, of course, a lot of other great stuff ahead on Magnum PI episode 17. You can take a gander at more of that via the official synopsis:

“Black Is the Widow” – After a man is murdered, Magnum poses as a doctor on the same dating app the victim was using in order to find the killer who may be praying on wealthy men, on MAGNUM P.I., Monday, March 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Guest stars include Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and HAWAII FIVE-0’s Dennis Chun as HPD Sgt. Duke Lukela. Also, the 2018 Honolulu Little League World Series Champions make an appearance.

Holy guest stars, Batman! You’re getting both a professional baseball player and some notable kid baseball players at the same time. All of it, on paper, seems totally random — it doesn’t feel like any of these people, including Duke, have all that much of a tangible connection to a murder case and a dating app. Still, things happen within Thomas Magnum’s world for a reason. They may be tied to a subplot we’re just not getting a whole lot of scoop about at the moment.

A crazy thing to think about

There are only four episodes of Magnum PI left this season. Maybe “crazy” isn’t even the right word here; “sad” could be a little bit more appropriate. It’s hard to really come to terms with losing the show so soon, right when it’s so more satisfying creatively than ever. It takes new shows a little while sometimes to find their voice; Magnum PI had a solid start, but these shows take that time to really find their voice and discover who they really are. It’s like starting school — you’re making friends and figuring out who you want to sit with at lunch. By the time you get into the middle of the year, though, all of that gets a little bit more set in stone. You know what your strengths are, and you can develop it into something great.

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