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"Lest We Forget" is the tenth episode of the first season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on February 12, 1981.


A man nominated to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court asks Magnum to find a woman he last saw on December 6, 1941.


Magnum is hired by a Supreme Court nominee to find the woman he married forty years ago, in 1941, on the eve of the raid on Pearl Harbor. He was a young Navy Ensign, she was a prostitute, and after their marriage they subsequently became separated in the bombings, with the Judge presuming her dead - until recently, after he has started receiving blackmail threats relating to an incident forty years ago. Magnum's investigations into the case are helped by the fact that Higgins wants a favor, and is being overly nice and co-operative in return.




  • Remi Abellira as Moki


  • Anne Lockhart as Diane Westmore
  • June Lockhart as Diane Westmore Pauley
  • Miguel Ferrer as Ensign Robert "Bobby" Wickes, USN
  • Scatman Crothers as Tickler
  • Jose Ferrer as Robert Caine
  • Elizabeth Lindsey as Kiki
  • Merlin Ching as Maku (credited as Sonny Ching)
  • Reri Tava Jobe as Hostess
  • Patricia Herman as Jessie
  • David Palmer as Mueller


  • The title is a reoccurring phrase and theme in the 1897 Rudyard Kipling poem "Recessional".
  • José Ferrer plays a Navy officer who later becomes a judge named Caine. He had previously played a Navy lawyer in The Caine Mutiny (1954).


Diane: Ok, Mr. Magnum. You know who I was, or rather what I was. So, just tell me how much you want and I'll decide whether to pay it! Although, it better not be more than fifty bucks, because since the Governor died, I could care less about what anybody knows about my past. But above all, don't toy with me, especially about Bobby! Or you won't even get your fifty bucks.
Magnum: Miss Pauley, he hired me to find you.
Diane: Well you're remarkably preserved for your age. Bobby was killed, forty years ago on the Arizona.

Magnum: Higgins, who died?
Higgins: Mr. Blackmore. Heart attack.
Magnum: Higgins, who's playing for Mrs. Blackmore?
Higgins: No one. The funeral's today, the game's tomorrow.
(Higgins leaves)
Magnum: What a strange little man.

Magnum: It was more ironic than a Robin Masters novel; she thought he was dead, he thought she was dead... and only the chauffeur knew the truth! He should have been the butler! (Narration)

(to Higgins)
Magnum: I'm sure I can learn bridge. I'm great at poker... What's wild?
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