"Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on February 23, 1984.

Plot Edit

A woman from the mainland hires Magnum to find her brother who apparently joined a cult.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

  • Gillian Dobb as Agatha Chumley

Guest Edit

  • Kay Lenz as Sally DeForest
  • Christopher Mitchum as Eric DeForrest
  • Hermione Baddeley as Bernice
  • Olga Marr as Sylvia
  • Terence Knapp as Sir Cedric Brooke
  • Robert Nelson as Chen
  • Jake Fuller as Chinese Man (credited as Jacob Fuller)

Trivia Edit

  • The rarely seen wine cellar at the estate is seen at the beginning of the episode.
  • Magnum is again seen picking a lock without a tension wrench. It is impossible to pick most locks without a tension wrench, and for others it is very difficult and time consuming.
  • Higgins is a self-taught pianist and plays at the rehearsal level.

Quotes Edit

Higgins: Since 1885, when Gilbert and Sullivan's immortal Mikado was first presented, the Three Little Maids have performed this song exactly as how I have taught it to you. In your hands ladies is a tradition stretching back to the glorious days of the empire. You too will uphold it, yes, even cherish it!

Magnum: Once, when I was a kid, three older guys decided to beat me up for no apparent reason. I teld my own until a fourth showed up. And from that day on, I vowed that three was my limit, particularly when I didn't know what I was fighting about. (Narration)

Rick: I am the Pirate King! It is, it is, a glorious thing to be the Pirate King! It is, it is, is!
  Season 4 (1980)
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