"Texas Lightning" is the seventeenth episode of the second season of Magnum, P.I. which originally aired on February 18, 1982.

Plot Edit

Magnum is hired by Jeannie Lowry as a bodyguard while she plays high-stakes poker on a yacht.

Synopsis Edit

After a high-stakes poker game goes awry, Magnum has anything but a Happy Birthday when he is stranded on a deserted island with a shady female card player, and presumed dead.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Edit

  • Julie Sommars as Jeannie "JL" Lowry/"Texas Lightning"
  • Jack Hogan as Matt Thompson
  • Jack Hogan as Matt Thompson
  • Tony Brubaker as Eric
  • Todd Camenson as Ted
  • Seth Sakai as Chan
  • Vic Leon as Polo
  • Bob Whiting as Alex
  • Danny Kamekona as John
  • Herbert Borsting as Baron
  • Ann Fernandez as Nurse
  • James Deeth as Helicopter Pilot

Trivia Edit

  • The opening scene takes place at Miami International Airport. Stock footage is used for the establishing shot of the airport. The scene is set in present day, but based on the cars seen, the establishing shot appears to be from the 1960s.
  • Julie Sommars (Jeannie Lowry) played A.D.A. Julie March opposite Andy Griffith on Matlock from 1987 to 1992.

Quotes Edit

Chan: I've been admiring your most unusual ring all evening Mr. Magnum. May I ask its origin?
Magnum: Oh, it's a souvenir of a visit to your part of the world, sir.

Higgins: I've contemplated Magnum's death. Theoretically, of course, given the almost inevitable consequences of his sordid occupation. And I know, however desolated I would be, I would also experience a certain catharsis that is singularly missing.
T.C.: Ah, run that by me again, Higgie Baby?! Only this time in English?

(On finding Magnum alive)
Higgins: Oh my God, the bloody tuxedo! ... Magnum, get your head down or you're going to get it blown off!

Magnum: And that, as they say, is the hell of it.
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