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The Biggest Questions Fans Have About the End of Magnum P.I.

What was the fate of our favorite Hawaiian private investigators from Magnum P.I.?

By Jackie Manno & Jessica White

It was an action-packed ride on Magnum P.I. Season 5, and fans were on the edge of their seats during the explosive series finale. 

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The final season of the NBC reboot was jam-packed with thrills. The romance between Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks) sizzled throughout the entire season, especially after Magnum told Rick (Zachary Knighton), T.C. (Stephen Hill), and Gordon (Tim Kang) about their union. Despite this happy development, the murder of Buck Greene, Magnum's former mentor and captain, plagued the team. Greene's murder was solved, but not without a cost. Rick was tortured and T.C. was temporarily paralyzed in the process, so it took some time for the team to move on. 

So much happened during Magnum P.I.'s final season, and fans might have questions about the futures of their island fan favorites. Read on to explore what's next for Magnum and his crew now that the sun has set on the NBC reboot.

TC (Stephen Hill) speaks to Higgins who is off camera

How did T.C. move forward from his injury? 

In the Season 5 midseason finale, T.C. miraculously survived several gunshot wounds but was unable to feel his legs in the hospital soon after. The doctor reassured him that with extensive physical therapy, there was a “good chance” T.C. could regain mobility. 

As he entered the veteran rehab center in the Season 5 midseason premiere, T.C. started building walls against those he loves. His behavior originally put his relationship with Mahina in jeopardy. However, with the support of his friends and a surprise visit from his mother, T.C. was able to realize his problems were internal as much as external, so he began to work on himself.

T.C. healed and successfully regained mobility, and soon repaired his romance with Mahina. Since his discharge, T.C. has been thriving and seeking opportunities to improve his life. Inspired by the idea of expanding his helicopter charter service, T.C. sold his half of La Mariana to Kumu (Amy Hill) so that he could focus on his business. T.C. is back in the air and he's moving onward and upwards.

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Rick (Zachary Knighton) and Suzy (Betsy Phillips) make a toast while surrounded by friends at a bar

Did Rick and Suzy end up together on Magnum P.I.

Rick was in love with Suzy, the mother of his newborn daughter, Joy, for quite some time. The two initially decided to keep things platonic for the sake of Joy and uncomplicated co-parenting. However, their attempts to snuff their feelings for each other were unsuccessful, especially after Rick was asked on a date by another woman. 

In a last-ditch effort to understand how Suzy felt for him, Rick visited her doorstep to ask whether or not he should attend that date. Suzy caved, telling Rick to not go and, better yet, to not go on a date with anyone else, either. 

The pair has been thriving ever since. In fact, Rick and Suzy were doing so well that Rick decided to take their relationship to the next level with a dazzling diamond ring. That's right: Rick and Suzy got engaged in the Magnum P.I. series finale. Rick and Suzy can now begin their lives as a happy family of three.

Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks) share a look

What is the future of Magnum and Higgins' relationship? 

Season 5 saw Magnum and Higgins finally make their romance official. 

With time, Magnum and Higgins found themselves tackling many of the obstacles typical couples face, usually while dodging literal bullets or cracking a case. The pair waited on pregnancy test results, squabbled over finances, discussed their views on parenting, and swapped several adorable "I Love You" moments. 

In the series finale of Magnum P.I., after finding an engagement ring in Magnum's dresser, Higgins believed Magnum intended to pop the question. The discovery led Higgins to get anxious over the idea of change, a conversation that continued even after she learned the ring was being kept for Rick's engagement with Suzy. 

While sharing a dance during Rick and Suzy's engagement party, Higgins apologized for her brash reaction. She admitted that her relationship with Magnum has led to a peace she's never had before, and the idea of change scared her. That said, she clarified that if Magnum ever did want to propose one day—she'd say yes.

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Originally published Sep 22, 2023.