* The last ten seconds of the the third-season premiere, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k "Did You See the Sunrise?"]] One of Magnum's friends has been killed by a car-bomb meant for Magnum; the last thing he said before starting the car was a suggestion that he, Magnum, and a third person with them drive up to a lookout point and watch the sunrise. At the end of the episode Magnum contrived to be alone with the killer, a Soviet agent known as "Ivan." After a mildly civilized discussion Ivan, who has diplomatic immunity and is on his way out of the country, walks away, passing Magnum so that the two men have their backs to each other. After a pause, Magnum asks a question:
-->'''Magnum''': Ivan.
-->'''Ivan''': Yes?
-->'''Magnum''': Did you see the sunrise this morning?
-->'''Ivan''': [a bit puzzled] Yes, why?
** And Thomas Magnum, the hero of a TV detective show in 1982, when heroes still didn't ''do'' morally questionable things on television, turns around with something ''wrong'' with his eyes, and fires a single shot, with the episode ending on a freeze-frame of the muzzle flash.
** This is so awesome that [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] set a up a similar scene when he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in one episode. As in set up a camera and filmed it to show over and again to his co-workers. And despite ''Archer'' doing its usual mockery of action and spy tropes, it was ''still'' awesome.
* The title character at the start of "Ms. Jones" [[OneManArmy single-handedly]] kicking the asses of the two men looking for her husband, as well as [[CrazyPrepared setting off her airhorn, blowing her emergency whistle, and pepper-spraying them to boot]].
* Magnum ''finally'' [[ThisIsUnforgivable standing up for himself]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and calling Pamela Bates out]] in "Novel Connection" because no one trusts him. Her bullying him over his gruff appearance and constantly calling him a bum basically sets him off on a tirade- and Higgins doesn't help matters.
-->'''[[SmugSnake Pamela]]''': If Jessica needs help, then you're hired... for [[TakeThat muscle...]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog cleanup...]] whatever.
-->'''Magnum''': ''Muscle?'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne ''MOPUP?'']]
-->'''Higgins''': Magnum...
-->'''Magnum''': [[BigNo No!]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Higgins, that's it! I have had it! NO MORE ABUSE! Now, I have tried to put up with it because I thought there might be a real problem here! But if there is, nobody wants to talk about it! Amy won't talk! Joan has absolutely nothing to say! And you, Miss Bates, have never even offered a reason why somebody would want to kill you!]] [[AccentuateTheNegative I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO'S BEEN SHOT AT!!!]]
-->'''Higgins''': [[WhatTheHellHero Magnum, sit down and be calm.]]
-->'''Magnum''': Higgins, stop treating me like a child! [[TantrumThrowing I'M AN ADULT! NO MORE ABUSE!!!]] ''(knocks a champagne bottle over)''