It was apparent that Robbie was going to come to a bad end.

At least it was a memorable one on Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7.

It’s too bad that Rick’s Porsche had to go with him.

A Federal Investigation -- Tall - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

It’s hard to faulting Rick for being faithful to his friends/ home. He has to be more selective about who those people are. As T.C. point out here that, first Icepick and now Robbie.

Sure, Robbie was there for Rick when they were younger. He took the fall for a crime they did together, and then Rick escaped into the military.

Entangled Friend - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

That should have earned Robbie a few cases darkness on Rick’s couch when he visited Hawaii, and all he ate could chew and booze at La Mariana.

It doesn’t buy Robbie clothe from an too zealous FBI agent and a couple of bloodthirsty Albanians. He should have hopped a freighter a whole lot sooner and disappeared overseas. There are criminal organizations everywhere that could have implemented his skill sets.

Robbie had decades to get arranged out. The fact that he never managed to make something legitimate of himself wasn’t Rick’s fault.

But instead Robbie played on the debt Rick felt toward him so that specific topics of the reasons why Robbie was there never came up for an extended period.

Friends Argue - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

This suspense left Rick having to defend Robbie against concern from his partner T.C. Only like Rick, T.C. was going to protect his friend against any menace. And Robbie, or at least the people who were chasing him, were a threat.

Magnum did what Thomas does: adhere his nose in where it isn’t welcome. He was determined to save Rick from himself.

First, he had to subject himself to abuse from that Ken doll of an FBI agent that Lia used to date( Lia has a type ). Fortunately, Jack came through with the bare minimum on Robbie’s case, just enough that Magnum couldn’t denigrate him to Lia.

Jack likewise dished some soil on Lia, who left him without warning. Might the same treatment be facing Thomas in the future?

Intimate Moment - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

After Higgins learned that Sloane, the FBI agent recline on Rick, was in Hawaii on his own dime, Magnum determined that Sloane had gone rogue on an illegal seek of Robbie.

Sloane was also oblivious to the Albanians tailing him, hoping he would produce them to Robbie.

Rick finally had it out with Robbie, who admitted that he had killed a man he didn’t know was a federal agent( not much of a protection ).

But in the end, Rick couldn’t betray Robbie, even if that would have been his best move. Instead, he got Robbie a bullshit passport and a boat out of town, even though they are that flee proved to be a little too late.

Rick's Predicament  - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

Since Rick is dead, does that mean the end of this storyline? Probably not. Rick will be in the Albanians’ locates since they fear Robbie may have spilled secrets.

One entertaining instant came when a joyful Katsumoto was gloating to Lia because Magnum was coming to her for favors, merely to have Higgins call him for a favor.

It was great that Juliet and the soon-absent Thomas recruited Kumu to go undercover at the retirement village after their client’s father, district residents there, somehow lost his savings.

Kumu doesn’t get out into the action often enough. She melded smoothly into the group of active elderlies, pumping them for intel and assessing them for Higgins.

Retirement Plans - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

Things get more interesting when they determined that Joseph cleaned out his savings himself, hoping to make a killing in the stock market.

Instead, he got scammed by Ron, the head of the investment group, who made a mint and took all the profits for himself. Then he turned up dead just when Juliet and Kumu went to question him. Any vestige of the money he had stolen disappeared as well.

Death is an everyday presence at a retirement midst. But Higgins’ hunch was proven by the autopsy that she persuaded Katsumoto to request.

Death by boner lozenges. What a horrible road to go!

Helping Rick - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

Then came the race to the docks to keep Ron’s girlfriend, Betty, from absconding with the loot.

Vicki’s interaction with Joseph came Kumu and Juliet thinking about their fathers.

It was too late for Kumu, but at least Higgins could still call up her parent and talk with him. Maybe that will be a prelude to him coming to visit.

It was enjoyable to see Kumu developing a tie with David( played by sitcom ex-serviceman Richard Masur ), although it likely won’t go anywhere.

Partner in Trouble - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

Magnum and T.C.’s talk about respecting borders was interesting. T.C. knows that Rick acts naughtily to T.C.’s interferences into his personal life, but T.C. is there out of friendship.

Likewise, Thomas knows that Juliet “ve got something” going on the side.

But she’s always been the group’s adult, so he’s hesitant to step in and ask what’s been perturbing her lately.

Her spy Mi-6 namings will get muddled, so it’s likely really a matter of time before she needs his help.

FBI Involvement - Magnum P.I. Season 4 Episode 7

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Were you at all surprised that Robbie terminated up Porsche pizza?

How will Rick direct his loss?

When will Higgins let in Magnum?

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