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Bad Day to Be a Hero is the tenth episode of the first season in the 2018 remake of Magnum P.I. which was aired on December 10, 2018.


A high-stakes poker game gets hit by masked gunmen and Rick needs Magnum's help to bail out a friend in debt to a major crime boss, but they stumble upon a slave trade ring in the process.


  • Kumu did not seen in this episode.
  • In poker, the rake is the percentage of money in play on the table (the pot) given to the operator of the game.



  • In the episode, Toni is described as having multiple sclerosis. Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the actress playing her, was diagnosed with this affliction in 2016.
  • Corbin Bernsen is introduced as Ice Pick, Rick's father figure and mentor. This is a character from the original series who was originally portrayed by Elisha Cook Jr.
  • Despite being credited, Amy Hill does not appear in this episode.


Thomas Magnum: So, you wanna tell me what happened?
Orville "Rick" Wright: Uh... like I told you, Toni got behind on her brother's medical bills, so I helped her put together a little game. A no-limit Texas Hold 'Em with the highest rollers I could find. Guy Hagi was here. Meghan Lou, this ranching heiress. Uh, there was this hedge fund guy from New York, uh, Bert Lyons. This big-shot local business guy, Russell Chang. Loves to gamble. And finally, Pascale.
Thomas Magnum: Wait, uh, Pascale Parata?
Orville 'Rick' Wright: The O.G. crime boss himself. Now, the buy-in was 15K, and Toni was taking a rake, five percent of each pot.
Thomas Magnum: A rake. So the game wasn't exactly...
Orville "Rick" Wright: Legal, no, but it was for a good cause.




  • Corbin Bernsen as Francis "Icepick" Hofstetler
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Toni
  • Hahn Cho as Russell Chang
  • James Chan as Philip
  • Mark Ah Sing as Akamu
  • Rich Ceraulo Ko as Charley Franks
  • Suzen Murakami as Mrs. Franks
  • John Quincy Adams as Captain
  • Kawika Smith as Pascale Parata
  • Peter Jang as Terry Kanaraot
  • Matt Mullins as Mike Davis
  Season 1
I Saw the Sun RiseFrom the Head DownThe Woman Who Never DiedSix Paintings, One FrameSudden DeathDeath Is Only TemporaryThe Cat Who Cried WolfDie He SaidThe Ties That BindBad Day to Be a HeroNowhere to HideWinner Takes AllDay of the ViperI, The DeceasedDay the Past Came BackMurder Is Never QuietBlack Is the WidowA Kiss Before DyingBlood in the WaterThe Day It All Came Together