"Legacy from a Friend" is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on March 10, 1983.

Plot Edit

The body of Magnum's friend, an experienced lifeguard, is found on a beach after an apparent drowning but TM does not believe he drowned.

Synopsis Edit

A lifeguard is found dead soon after he is seen in an expensive new car that he clearly could not afford. Magnum partners with a young, ambitious woman to crack the case in this story of blackmail and adultery.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Annie Potts as Tracy Spencer
  • Rosemary Forsyth as Margaret Chase
  • Annette McCarthy as Nancy Phillips
  • Bob Minor as Rose
  • Sinjin Smith as Marcus Phillips (credited as St. John Smith)
  • Susan Mechsner as Crystal, Rose's henchwoman
  • Julia Nickson as Carla (credited as Julie Nickson)
  • Ardi Maioho as Sylvia
  • Frank Atienza as Police Sergeant Puna

Trivia Edit

  • We actually see Robins Ferrari with its top on as it pulls into Robins Nest.

Quotes Edit

(at the mansion, Tracy is treating Magnum's bruised face with cold compresses)
Tracy Spencer: You know, I mean this in the very best sort of way, but have you ever considered taking a self-defense course?
Magnum: They were women!
Tracy Spencer: That's my point... poor thing.
(Tracy absently presses the compresses to her face. Higgins walks in)
Higgins: Oh, good, Magnum, you're here because...
Higgins: (to Tracy) Good lord, are you alright?
Tracy Spencer: Oh no, I'm fine.
Magnum: (angrily) Is SHE alright? Is she alright? Higgins, look at my body!
Higgins: I'm not blind, Magnum. I can see that you look like bloody hell. Actually though, this is a minor beating compared to some you've taken. On a relative scale, it merely counts as a "dusting up". I remember doing my first tour of duty in India...
(as usual, Higgins launches into one of his boring stories, this time about his first trip to India)
  Season 3 (1980)
Did You See the Sunrise?Ki'is Don't LieThe Eighth Part of the VillagePast TenseBlack on WhiteFlashbackFoiled AgainMr. White DeathMixed DoublesAlmost HomeHeal ThyselfOf Sound MindThe Arrow That Is Not AimedBasket CaseBirdman of BudapestI Do?Forty Years from Sand IslandLegacy from a FriendTwo Birds of a Feather...By Its CoverThe Big BlowFaith and Begorrah
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