Magnum is hired to protect "The Soul of Soong," an ancient Chinese vase, until it can be delivered to its owner.
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There were two different sequences edited together for the opening credits, resulting in an error with the license plate on the Ferrari. At the beginning, there is a shot of the Ferrari from behind, showing the license plate reading ROBIN 1. On a following shot, when Magnum smiles and peals out, the license plate reads 56E-478 (which was only seen in the pilot). In 1981, this episode won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Television Episode. In the opening credits, after Tom Selleck's starring credit, the credit before John Hillerman's name is listed as co-starring. This would change to also starring three episodes later in "Skin Deep". See more
The kidnapper gives up his hostage before he gets his ransom. All Magnum gives him are instructions for a meet with his associates, which is a completely transparent trap. See more