Frank Sinatra, in his last major acting role (he planned to appear on "Magnum, P.I." again the following season, but Tom Selleck's scheduling conflicts forced the producers to cut back the episodes and Sinatra's turn never came) casts him as a retired New York cop who learns that his beloved granddaughter was kidnapped and murdered by incredibly vicious sexual predators during his retirement celebration. Sgt. Doheny eventually tracks the two killers to Hawaii and enlists Magnum's help without telling him why he wants to find the men. One of the killers flees Doheny and is run over by a bus. In a quiet, intense way, Doheny describes the killing to Magnum and makes it perfectly clear that he will kill the other murderer if he finds him, no matter what the circumstances. Magnum goes along hoping to find the killer first and spare Doheny from a murder rap. Written by
Did You Know?
This was the highest-rated episode in over two years, prompting CBS to renew the show for a final season even though Tom Selleck
, who filmed episodes between movies, had already committed to three movies. Frank Sinatra
agreed to play Doheny in another episode if their schedules allowed it. Unfortunately, they never did. See more
The photo and small video clip of the little girl on the swing in New York City includes tropical vegetation not found in New York parks. See more
Retired Police Sergeant Michael Doheny
She was my granddaughter! You slimy bastard. You beat her face to a pulp. You broke her body down to nothin' and then you threw her in an alley to die. And I'm gonna do the same thing to you.
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Written by Phil Collins
, Tony Banks
and Mike Rutherford
(as Michael Rutherford)
Performed by Genesis See more