Episode 2.10 The Taking of Dick McWilliams
Air Date: 12/3/1981
This episode features a wonderful, memorable Magnum-Higgins scene. Their "rocky beach" scene poignantly illustrates the complex but caring father-son relationship that Higgins and Magnum share. The scene is truly a "gem in the rough", and flies in the face of those with dismissive views of Magnum P.I. as yet another 80's "musclehead" cop/detective show.
The Japanese wife of an old Navy buddy comes to Magnum for help when her husband is kidnapped and held for ransom. She asks Magnum to handle the ransom drop without telling her father, who never approved of the marriage in the first place. However, the deeper Magnum gets into the case, the more suspicious he becomes of the circumstances. - via Magnum-Mania.com