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Desperate Measures is the twelfth episode of the second season for the 2018 remake of Magnum P.I., and the thirty-second episode overall, which aired on January 3, 2020.

The episode is the second part of the two-part crossover between Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I., along with the twelfth episode of Hawaii Five-0's tenth season, "Where Were You When the Rain was Pouring?"


When Junior is kidnapped as leverage to retrieve the stolen list of undercover CIA agents, and most of Five-0 is rounded up by the CIA to prevent them from interfering, Tani and Quinn ask Magnum and Higgins for their help.


  • Tani and Quinn are looking for the 5-0 member Junior Reigns who is kidnapped by the unknown suspect.
  • At the beginning where Magnum and Higgins are having beers. While in the kitchen Higgins puts some snacks in a bowl. When she exits the kitchen, the beer bottle is in her right hand, and the snack bowl in her left hand. In the next shot the bottle is in her left hand and the snack bowl is in her right hand. In the following shot the bottle and bowl are back to their original positions.


  • 3 (killed by Magnum)
  • 1 (killed by Liu)
  • 1 (killed by Rey)


  • Despite being credited, Amy Hill does not appear in this episode.
  • Meaghan Rath and Katrina Law made their crossover appearance in this episode.


Quinn Liu: Are you seriously hitting on me in the middle of an abduction?
Rick: I don't know how to answer that question.





  • Melissa Tang as Erin Hong
  • Amy Tsang as Loi Chau
  • Ken Kirby as Eli Sung
  • Terrence Arashi Elliott as CIA Agent
  • Lloyd Barachina as Thug #1
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Payback Is for BeginnersHonor Among ThievesKnight Lasts ForeverDead InsideMake It 'Til DawnLie, Cheat, Steal, KillThe Man in the Secret RoomHe Came by NightA Bullet Named FateBlood BrothersDay I Met the DevilDesperate MeasuresMondays Are for MurderA Game of Cat and MouseSay Hello to Your PastFarewell to LoveThe Night Has EyesA World of TroubleMay the Best One WinA Leopard on the Prowl