Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii: Part 2 

Magnum continues to learn about the framing of his dead Naval pal. He looks for a female drug dealer, an Arab gold buyer and a mobster.


Roger Young


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Magnum
John Hillerman ... Higgins
Roger E. Mosley ... Theodore 'TC' Calvin
Larry Manetti ... Orville 'Rick' Wright
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Alice Cook
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ... Ensign Healy (as W. K. Stratton)
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Lieutenant Dan Cook, USN
Clyde Kusatsu ... Naval Medical Examiner
Robert Loggia ... Trusseau
Fritz Weaver ... Captain Cooly
Dorit Stevens Dorit Stevens ... Inge
Lillian Müller ... Greta (as Yuliis Ruval)
Jeff MacKay ... Ski (as Jeff Mackay)
Judge Reinhold ... Seaman Wolfe
Murray Salem Murray Salem ... Arab




Magnum continues to learn about the framing of his dead Naval pal. He looks for a female drug dealer, an Arab gold buyer and a mobster.

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Magnum's uniform doesn't have the SEAL trident above his decorations. It's not mentioned in the pilot that he was a SEAL, but in later episodes it is and he wears the distinctive SEAL trident. See more »

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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii Part II the conclusion to the 80's favorite crime show of mine!

Part II of a favorite Pilot episode Magnum P.I. from the 80's. This is the conclusion of the two parts of Magnum. In my opinion this part was the best of the two in the first season. It also explains what the title "Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii" stands for and what does it means since Hawaii doesn't have any actual snow only tropic weather. Season 1 of Magnum P.I. is original classic my favorite Season in Magnum P.I. Tom Selleck is the only Magnum for me no one else.

Snow in Hawaii means drugs, Magnum finds a related cases that evolves a drug smuggling operation and smuggling gold from Japanese in which they found in the water and Dan was sent to Tokyo but Coley covered everything up and Dan was innocent and he was murdered. Snow is actually Snow White (Eugenia Wright) she is a queen of drug cartels in Hawaii, she brings Magnum to "La Bulle' (Robert Loggia) a criminal mastermind whom Magnum and Dan once knew in Vietnam. He was responsible for the murder of Dan Cook and Captain Cooly.

Fantastic episode better than Part I, great acting performance from everyone. Robert Loggia was the best in this 2 part episodes as the main villain who faked his death in Vietnam in which he served in the same unit with Magnum and Dan and become a powerful drug smuggling king in Hawaii. Great acting from Pamela Susan Shoop as Dan's sister Alice, she was beautiful. Judge Reinhold from Beverly Hills Cop trilogy is in here, he is great, we have Branscombe Richmond as Moki in this episode. You have a firepower in which Rick (Larry Manetti) fires on an assassin with an Uzi automatic weapon and saves Higgins life, actually Magnum saves Higgins from been shot by an assassin. I love Magnum's car red Ferrari 308GTS I love his car.

John Hillerman will be forever and always in my heart as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III no one could play so brilliantly the character Higgins like John did. He was from Texas and he was American, but his character was British and with his ascent John fooled a lot of people believing he was British. R.I.P. John Hillerman I miss you. I love this show to death. The first Season to me is the best one, Part 2 of Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii is the best one of the two. Tom Selleck's performance is the best in here. I love T.C.'s helicopter in this episode.

I miss the 80's, in my opinion the 80's had so much cool TV shows, cool action movies, great horror film than today. I miss those times more they were better than today. I love Magnum P.I. to death like I said Season 1 is my favorite in the show. Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson creators of this show give us a great run. Live long Magnum P.I. the best crime 80's show series ever.

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11 December 1980 (USA) See more »

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