Magnum P.I.'s Boss on Those Cliffhangers, a Better Call Saul Vet Casting, and What's Coming in Season 6
What else can you preview about where the show picks up in the second half of the season?
Guggenheim: We're gonna see our recurring characters, namely [played by] Bobby Lee, Chris Thornton, Martin Martinez — they're gonna be in more episodes. So is Emily Alabi [who plays Mahina], and Judith Scott will be back as T.C.'s mom. Instead of doing one big arc like we just did with the guys, we're gonna be telling multiple stories over multiple episodes that are a little bit more character-driven. T.C. and Rick, for example, each have their own stories.
Midway through Part 2, we're actually going to introduce a new antagonist played by the incredible Patrick Fabian from Better Call Saul. I think that is the first time I've shared that! He's absolutely terrific.
We are doing a story revolving around Japanese internment in Episode 13. Sab Shimono is probably best known from — and this will tell you how old I am — [the films] Gung Ho and Presumed Innocent. He was actually interned at a camp in California as a child, and he'll be playing a man who was in a camp, so having him on the show is a real honor. I will say there's a lot more action in the second half. The set pieces are bigger and more frequent.