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Payback Is for Beginners is the first episode of the second season for the 2018 remake of Magnum P.I., and the twenty-first episode overall, which was aired on September 27, 2019.


While Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she'll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss' murder during a bank robbery. Also, Rick makes a big decision about his career.



  • Magnum is driving the motorcycle.
  • Higgins reveals she has a tattoo somewhere where Magnum never will see it.
  • As Magnum speeds towards the van, Magnum passes the same red vehicle three times but when Magnum actually launches his motorcycle into the van, Magnum has not passed the red vehicle.



  • This is also the first Friday episode, after moving from Monday night. (it was followed before Blue Bloods starring original cast member Tom Selleck).
  • Brooke Lyons is the guest appearance in this episode.






  • Michael Patrick Thornton as Charlie Owens
  • Sonya Balmores as Leanna Owens
  • Alex Solowitz as Dex Hollis
  • Matt Gerald as Trey Hollis
  • Jacqueline Lord as Range Manager
  • Ron Encarnacion as Front Desk Clerk
  • Kelemete Misipeka as Owner
  Season 2
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