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Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Watched "The Box" yet again with my man Big Chicken who really chews it up in that episode! Can't buck the system, Chah-lee. Because what we got then?? Noooo system.

Anyway most of the music cues in this episode come from Richard Shores and his score for THE WILD WILD WEST season 4 episode "The Night of the Big Blackmail" (with Harvey Korman).

Added: March 02 2019 12:32:02 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - those are great links! My sentiments exactly! I was talking to a friend about this last night as a matter of fact.

Enjoying the posts on the forum too. Thanks to Todd and Dean - you guys are spot on. I like your take on the title Dean. I didn't think of it that way either but I bet someone was!

This is me going back to the slog that is Season 12. More on that later... :!cool:

Added: March 01 2019 03:31:11 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Some WWW pages of interest:

What Must-See TV Really Means:
https://www.nostalgiclogic.com/must-see-tv-really-means/

Give TV reboots the boot:
https://www.nostalgiclogic.com/failed-tv-reboots-networks-jump-the-shark-2018-fall-season/

Added: March 01 2019 02:13:57 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Dean, that's a very interesting take on the title of "Most Likely to Murder" and one that never occurred to me. I just always thought it meant that the crime appears to most likely be a murder (DUH!). Never thought of it in terms of "Most Likely to Succeed" which was actually an episode of STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO. But it makes perfect sense when it comes to Lew Morgan and the comparison between his past and his present. He was supposed to succeed, instead he murdered. It's an interesting play on words.

Added: February 28 2019 11:58:46 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have finished doing the re-anal-ysis for Season Two. Some of the last shows done were a tough slog!

Added: February 28 2019 10:55:10 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Todd, well said. That's Hollyweird's view of the country. Christians with traditional family values and conservative views = EVIL FRINGE KOOKS. Progressive left wingers = SAVIORS OF MANKIND AND THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. Please, gimme a break!

Added: February 28 2019 09:44:41 PM


Submitted by: Dean
From: Dallas

On season2 episode 21, Most Likely to Murder, I’m guessing the title comes from the idea of failure of the cop/husband Lee Morgan. Even going back to high school he thought himself a failure. So instead of "most likely to succeed", he is "most likely to murder". Just a guess! [Thanks, Dea, I have put your suggestion into the review! - MQ] And love the Five0 wiki BTW...great site!

Added: February 28 2019 07:52:46 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I think Steal Now-Pay Later probably in 50-100 best Classic episodes. Probably around 75 to 85. Ron Colby is a great villain and businessman. I think the episode stumbles when Charlie commits suicide driving into the water. Sure, HFO put a little heat on Charlie but he could have just played dumb. He thought Colby was legitimate or worked with HFO like Swift to catch Colby. There's also problems with me how Colby could amass wealth with the warehouse costs to store all the stolen merchandise and other workers needed paid to move and steal the merchandise. I love the ending with the tape recorders. HFO has him on tape literally. That must have been a great scene to film. I still don't understand why they stored him in the refrigerator. That helped McG start investigating this ring when the agent was found murdered. I'd give Steal Now-Pay Later 4 stars ???????? out of 6. JC

Added: February 28 2019 09:38:13 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

"This is later explained that Russell was accomplishing two things at once, both stealing a needed van AND killing a gay person. But how would he have known Luka was gay, when even Luka's good friend Flippa was unaware?"

I can't find anywhere in the show where Connor knew Luka was gay. The word "gay" only appears twice in the dialog, and not in reference to this.

The subtitles have an explanation for it as follows:

McGARRETT: Okay, I mean, I'm starting to think the murder of Luka was a twofer, right? - Uh, Russell gets his van -

JERRY: And he gets to exercise his *racial hatred* by killing a person of color.

Added: February 28 2019 09:27:24 AM


Submitted by: Todd
From: Los Angeles

Mike, I have to disagree with your review of Five-Zero, Season 9 Episode 14.

I felt it was a propaganda piece, which poorly portrayed both Christians and the alt-right in a laughably stereotypical way as they're envisioned by those on the American left.

While gay-to-straight conversion therapy is shameful, the parents shown near the beginning of the episode are a poor caricature of religious Christians, uttering such banalities as, "It's not Annie's fault she entered life with her wires crossed." This line isn't even consistent with the hard-line Christian view of homosexuality, as their belief is that homosexuality is a choice, and that their children are NOT born that way. The "spiritual warfare" line from the mother was also cringeworthy. It seems the writers wanted to make the parents as unlikable as possible, rather than attempting to accurately portray hyper-religious parents attempting to convert their gay child into being straight. A better portrayal would have shown the parents stating that their daughter is too young to know her true sexuality, and that they're afraid she was influenced by the media and peers. However, I assume the writers didn't want to present such arguments, as this would almost make the parents seem rational, and clearly they were to be presented as hyper-intolerant villains.

The entire emancipation thing was also strange. Why would the parents have signed emancipation papers at the end of the episode? This would indicate that they came around to accept their daughter's homosexuality. If they did, why would they want her emancipated, rather than simply telling her that such emancipation is no longer necessary, as they accept her sexuality? And if they didn't accept her homosexuality, why would they sign the papers allowing her to be independent and carry on that lifestyle at age 15? Makes zero sense... but again, the writers needed to show us that this sympathetic gay teenager triumphed by getting away from her evil Christian parents.

Regarding the main plot of the episode, surrounding Luka's murder and the alt-right villain, again this was poorly done. Flippa was supposedly a close friend of Luka's, who was supposedly gay and proud to the point of working at LGBTQ advocacy centers. Why wouldn't Flippa have known about Luka's homosexuality?

The cartoonish villain, Connor Russell, seemed to have pointlessly killed Luka while stealing his van, and according to the wounds seen on Luka, the murder was committed with extreme maliciousness. This is later explained that Russell was accomplishing two things at once, both stealing a needed van AND killing a gay person. But how would he have known Luka was gay, when even Luka's good friend Flippa was unaware?

Russell supposedly wants to commit a Timothy-McVeigh-like bombing in Hawaii, supposedly to punish the world for being "impure". Supposedly Russell was influenced by alt-right former prison cellmate Roger Barton, who at one point infuriates Grover and McGarrett with a rambling speech about the country becoming full of neo-Marxists persecuting white men. The writers chose to make Barton a murderer (who killed his wife, no less), thus automatically equating the alt-right with cold violence.

Russell's video on the "dark web" is ridiculous, and is again the left wing writers' caricature of what they believe an alt-right fanatic acts like.

Despite the show comparing Russell to McVeigh, in reality McVeigh's attack was anti-government, and not aimed at gays, minorities, or non-Christians. Furthermore, today's alt-right has not been known for organized mass casualty terror attacks on gays or minorities. These type of attacks recently in the headlines tend to be lone spree killers.

I am neither alt-right nor Christian, but I find these preachy left-wing political episodes to be frustrating to watch, especially when written from a point of ignorance of the tactics and beliefs of these supposed "villain" groups.

And even if they wanted to bring light to these issues, they could have done a much better job. The LGBT storyline could have simply involved the murder of gay people and Five-Zero's attempts to solve it, while a crazy alt-right villain could have been shown attempting to kill a politician or someone else influential, rather than a cartoonish super-villain attempting to commit a major act of terror. Interestingly, Five-Zero shied away from a "gay murder" storyline in a previous episode, where a gay drag queen was killed, but it turned out it was not at all due to his sexuality.

Added: February 28 2019 06:09:25 AM


Submitted by: Todd
From: Los Angeles

Re-watched "Steal Now--Pay Later" tonight. It's been a long time.

Was one of my top 10 episodes, but wasn't sure how it would hold up upon re-viewing. For example, I liked "One Born Every Minute" somewhat less when I saw it again last year (though I still enjoyed it).

This episode is somewhat unusual in that McGarrett identifies and brings in the (correct) prime suspect, Ron Colby, early in the episode. He is forced to let him go due to the presence of an off-screen "lawyer" with a habeus corpus claim.

Casey Kasem plays Swift, a buyer for a large department store, who is getting impossibly cheap merchandise from Colby. Swift recruits his friend "Uncle Charlie" to buy swimsuits from Colby, though Charlie is a little suspicious as to how Colby is managing such low prices.

McGarrett interviews Swift and his boss early on, after an undercover federal agent is murdered and stuffed in one of the refrigerators stolen from a shipment. Those refrigerators ended up with Swift, who quickly admits that he was dealing with Colby. It is unclear why that isn't enough to hold Colby (especially given that it resulted in murder), and why McGarrett is so afraid of his "lawyer".

Colby seems unfazed by all of this, and continues business as usual. Nephi Hannemann plays Puni, the leader of Colby's henchmen. Puni and his gang seem to attempt to hijack shipments without hurting anyone, but by the end of the episode, they've killed two people -- both undercover law enforcement officers.

When Swift confronts Colby about McGarrett breathing down his throat, Colby informs him that he's an "accomplice", and that he "has always known" where the cheap merchandise was really coming from. Colby then states that everyone he deals with "likes to pretend they don't know, but they all know." He's probably correct!

Uncle Charlie dies when he accidentally drives off a dock while fleeing Five-O after they attempted to question him.

Colby agrees to do another job for Swift to procure 5,000 Tranasonic (clearly a reference to Panasonic) tape recorders. Colby is at first a little suspicious, given Swift's objections a few days earlier, but agrees when Colby burns some evidence in front of him. The burning seems reckless, as a fairly large fire is left on the restaurant table, as the paper burns!

It's then revealed that Swift set Colby up out of revenge for Charlie's death, and is now working with Five-O. First Puni and his gang are rounded up, then Swift makes a call to Colby pretending to stiff him for payment, causing Colby to rush down to the department store and implicate himself when making threats.

The "gimmick" of the episode comes from McGarrett popping out using one of the stolen tape recorders to show that they got his statements to Swift on tape. Danno, Duke, and Chin also pop out with their own tape recorders, in a bit of ridiculous overkill.

As noted in Mike's review, Colby uses a device which utilizes punch cards in order to automatically dial calls. This was a real device manufactured by Western Electric, as can be read about here: https://bit.ly/2BXu4Gp

Colby was seen with pretty girls throughout the episode, and lived on a beautiful beachfront estate. He was played by Ray Danton, who frequently portrayed bad guys in TV cop/detective dramas in the 1970s. However, he quit acting in 1977 and moved to directing. He died of kidney failure at age 60 in 1992.

Kasem was in another episode of Five-O -- "Mother's Deadly Helper".

Despite some of the minor flaws mentioned, I still really enjoyed this episode, and it held up well over time. I still give it 4 out of 4 stars.

Added: February 28 2019 03:06:46 AM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Kiss The Queen Goodbye should be coming up for discussion soon. This was a good episode but no Draw Me A Killer or Hookman. I like Joanne Linville as an actress so it's always good to see her. This time as jewel thief Janet Kingston. I probably would give Kiss The Queen Goodbye a solid 4 out of 6 stars. JC

Added: February 27 2019 03:13:50 PM


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Addin them promos a Command Decision, Mr. Mike! Chicken dig all the Bell & Whistlin of the site you been doin. Great work, indeed. Mahalo!

Added: February 26 2019 10:34:16 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"A devil loose on the rock. Five-O's job - find him."

"Harry Guardino in the performance of his career as the half-mad Sergeant Simms."

I just love those Five-O promos narrated by Jack Lord! Especially the early seasons where Jack really adds that extra oomph into these promos, making it all very dramatic and exciting! Plus in those early seasons he actually mentioned the guest stars that would appear in the episode. He stopped doing that as the seasons progressed. Shame, really. We had some fantastic guest stars through the years!

Mike, yes I like the idea of including the actual promo in these reviews. I understand that this is all very time-consuming for you but want you to know that we are all VERY appreciative of all that you do!! :) Thank you! No rush, take your time.

Added: February 26 2019 06:45:43 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

And today is the 5oth Anniversary of "Once Upon A Time, Part II"

The conclusion to the fight between McGarrett and Dr. Fremont. It's one of the few episodes - and I believe the only one - that does not take place in Hawaii at all. Even Nine Dragons, The Singapore File and The Year Of The Horse all have pieces that take place in Honolulu. Not so for Part II, it's all in Los Angeles, CA.

We pick up the trial of Dr. Fremont and McGarrett's single minded determination to prove her guilty of murder. Zipser, the FDA lawyer, is skeptic McGarrett will be able to pull it off. But alas, there is a chance and we're given one of the best scenes of the episode.

He goes to meet the family of Walter Grant, one of Fremont's patients. Mrs. Grant, Walter's mother, explains it was her who took Walter to see Fremont for his diabetes. According to Mrs. Grant, Fremont told Walter he could get rid of his needles. McGarrett knows he's on the right track - he asks for permission to exhume Walter. At first, Mrs. Grant is not interested until she realizes McGarrett isn't asking just as a cop, but as a grieved uncle for his baby nephew who didn't stand a chance. The entire exchange is wonderful and highlights the human side of Classic Five-O and shows why the series worked for as long as it did.

In the end though, it was not to be. Due to water contamination, the coroner is unable to determine cause of death - the one element McGarrett needed to nail Fremont. I do have an issue with the fact that it took the coroner two hours to figure that out. Wouldn't he have come to that conclusion earlier?

However, McGarrett isn't done yet. In the courtroom, Fremont is allowed to show how her machines work and asks for a blood sample. I doubt this would have happened in the real world, but it makes for good TV. The demonstration is Fremont's undoing. While she may not be going to jail, she is disproven and discredited. While she has her followers, she's going to have to figure out how to start over.

As far as how I feel about this episode: I'm glad we're going back to Hawaii next week ;) I wasn't too crazy about everything taking place in just LA but as far as the story goes, there's no other way to accomplish it. This is also one of two episodes - I think - that only has Jack Lord in it. No other regular cast members show up at all. The other is Woe To Wo Fat in Season 12.

:!cool:

Added: February 26 2019 03:48:11 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - I LOVE the promo!!! That's pretty cool! I know it takes a lot of work and it's all appreciated!

Added: February 26 2019 02:37:24 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

In my re-anal-ysis, I have included the episode promo, but it is just what is said, written out.

For the first show of season 2, I am testing having the actual promo included.

See http://fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#24, down the page where it says "EPISODE PROMO."

What do you think, would you rather read the script, see the video, or both? (You cannot see them both at the same time.)

The promo may or may not start automatically, depending on which browser you are using. If it doesn't start automatically, then click on the arrow like > on the lower left side.

Come on now people, I want to hear from you about this! ;)

Added: February 26 2019 01:53:08 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

WooHoo!! Thank you Mr. Mike, you efforts are greatly appreciated! :)

Added: February 25 2019 01:16:41 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Friday's shows reviewed:

S09E16 - kind of long
http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#16

S09E17 - kind of short
http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#17

I'm also working on re-viewing Season Two of Classic H50 with only a couple of episodes to go...

Added: February 25 2019 09:22:06 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Leonard Freeman's writing credits – from IMDB

Written by – 5 episodes (includes 3 entries for Cocoon and 2 for Once Upon a Time)

Cocoon (1968) ... (written by)
Once Upon a Time (1969) ... (written by)

Story – 9 episodes (includes 2 entries for Ninety-Second War)

The Big Kahuna (1969) ... (story)
The Box (1969) ... (story)
King of the Hill (1969) ... (story)
Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember (1969) ... (story)
Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part I (1970) ... (story - Part 1 only)
The Clock Struck Twelve (1972) ... (story)
The Ninety-Second War (1972) ... (story – both parts)
Little Girl Blue (1973) ... (story)

Added: February 22 2019 09:11:45 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Ringfire - wouldn't surprise me one bit about the cobras ;)

I get what you're saying - Once Upon A Time isn't necessarily an episode with the Five-O flavor but it does give some great little nuggets and I love that! It's more setting the stage for what's to come rather than the main event such as the Vashon trilogy. :)

Added: February 21 2019 10:43:28 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Bobbi, I hear that cobras are quick learners. :)

"Once Upon a Time" is one of those episodes, like "Three Dead Cows", which is good and well acted (especially the former) but one I rarely watch because it lacks that Five-O flavor that we all love so much! It's a good look into McGarrett's personal life and a good character study but when I think Five-O I think Vashon trilogy, I think Hookman, I think Big Chicken, Joe Matsukino, and the like.

Added: February 20 2019 09:28:04 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Thanks JC. I'm still trying to figure out how the cobra will hold the broom to help with that housekeeping :D

Added: February 20 2019 03:17:44 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Impressive write-up Bobbi on Once Upon A Time Part I and II. One of the best I've seen on the HFO discussion forum. This is a Classic type episode. Mary Ann McG's sister is desperately trying to find a cure for her young son Tommy's cancerous stomach tumor. It is a poor diagnosis but she finds some hope in Dr. Fremont. With her charming smile and machines, Dr. Fremont thinks she can treat Tommy. Mary Ann and her husband Tom have given her thousands of $ to treat Tommy but he dies anyway.
It's a powerful episode as McGarett fights back against the quack Dr. Fremont. It's an uphill battle all the way for McG. Dr. Fremont is well-respected and has plenty of patients and "followers" who see her as a Saint. It's also difficult legally since even the best doctors lose patients to disease and surgery and things. Dr. Fremont also is very convincing and well-spoken. I enjoy the trial scene. There's plenty of Fremont supporters and it's possible she might be found NOT GUILTY. Excellent acting all-around from all the actors:Fremont, Mary Ann, McG, Zipser,etc. I'd give Once Upon A Time Part I and II a strong 5 stars ????? out of 6. JC

Added: February 20 2019 04:17:41 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

The 50th Anniversary of "Once Upon A Time, Part I". I have a special connection to this two-part episode – Part I aired before I was born, Part II after. It’s pretty wild!

We see a very human side of McGarrett in this outing because things are very personal for him. Turns out, his nephew is terminally ill and McGarrett’s sister, Mary Ann, has put her faith into a ‘healer’ – aka a quack. Part I, the episode with the Anniversary today, is mostly about McGarrett leaving Hawaii in a fast manner, leaving the team and all the active cases in the dust.

McGarrett goes to LA to visit his family – the only family he has. He’s also checking things out, specifically the quack, one C.L. Fremont.

Joanne Linville does a great job as Dr. Fremont. She plays the part as a kind, comforting doctor to those who are paying her big bucks, "bloodsucking," for miracles that won’t happen. The worst part, she knows exactly what she's doing and she continues her kind front, making her ‘saintly’ to her followers. However, her demeanor changes quickly when she’s confronted by McGarrett. One of the best lines of his in the series, "I’d rather take up housekeeping with a cobra." I laugh every time because of the imagery conveyed – classic! :D

Speaking of great lines, there is one in Act Four giving us a glimpse of what is to come in Classic Five-O. After McGarrett talks to his sister on the phone – notice the blinking line on May’s phone as he rotary dials to the mainland - he is an emotional disaster and understandably so. His nephew has died, despite all the efforts to ‘cure’ him. This is the point where one of my favorite quotes occur as Danno asks, "Steve, this once, can’t you back off?"

There are two reasons I love this line: 1. It gives insight into the relationship between the two men, and 2. Shows McGarrett is willing to do anything, no matter how personal, in the name of law and order.

Notice that Danno asks, rather than demands, McGarrett back off the situation. Danno can only push McGarrett so far to keep the latter out of trouble and knows it. It also shows Danno is willing to go toe-to-toe with McGarrett when necessary. Part II of the episode shows why McGarrett is not one to mess with when/if you find yourself on the wrong side of the law – in this case Dr. Fremont. The way Danno asks the question too shows that McGarrett has pushed the envelope before in other cases and can explain why he has the reputation he does ‘from the mainland to Asia’ with not only criminals but other law enforcement agencies.

I may be reading too much into it, it wouldn’t be the first time, but I find it fascinating we’re given a bit of a glimpse into how these guys think and how the dots are set out for us to connect. Not everything is spoon-fed to us and we have to do some thinking on our own and yet another reason this show is so much fun to watch! :!cool:

Added: February 19 2019 09:03:07 AM


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Hey Mr. Mike – Chicken really enjoyed your revamped review a "Along Came Joey." Great work as always. Found it most interestin that Lois and Phil was more sympathetic characters in the "Golden Boy" script. But think the ep was more compelling to have Lois be a user and Frank de Kova givin a Keitel style rouge cop out for vengance performance. Phil’s just drivin by rage, only time he does grieve is the great scene with him & Jack at the funeral.

Gotta say Chicken always dug this ep, one cause a the whole boxin fixed fight noir plot but more cause the ep chock-full-a McGarret speechifyin! From the whole ‘you strap on a badge you accept responsibility’ to warnin Phil not to tear down everything we cops ever stood for. Jack really gets to give the oratin a work-out as we get to hear ole Steve-O dish out multiple lectures to his cop buddy and even save some for the attorney general!

The way he won’t let Kalama soothe hisself with denial at the end about Joey goin out a winner is classic McGarrett. Steve-O don’t pull no punches, man. :!cool:

Added: February 18 2019 10:32:21 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Nice review Mr. Mike! Oh dear, is the reboot finally hitting a wall? I wouldn't say circling the drain yet because for whatever reason, CBS keeps this show going.

Added: February 17 2019 12:46:24 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Friday's episode reviewed (a must read, LOL)!!

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#15

Added: February 17 2019 12:16:49 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Mahalo for birthday wishes!!

Added: February 17 2019 11:45:38 AM


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Killer B-Day

Happy B-Day, man. I admire you Mr. Mike, and I thank you.

Added: February 16 2019 08:58:54 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Happy Birthday Mr. Mike!! I'll jump on what Ringfire said - Live long and prosper! I, for one, have enjoyed your webpage immensely :)

Added: February 16 2019 05:07:03 PM


Submitted by: Michael Timothy
From: Palatine IL

Mr. Mike: Ha Oli La Hanau to you, bruddah.

Added: February 16 2019 04:50:39 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Happy birthday, Mike!!! Live long and prosper with classic Five-O.

John, it’s funny but both Killer Bee and Nightmare Road are in my top 5 for season 2. Funny they rarely get mentioned. One is a great psychological suspenser and the other an excellent espionage yarn!

Added: February 16 2019 02:20:50 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

More stuff from my video vault:

http://fiveohomepage.com/video/ColumbiaHouse/over50/

Columbia House VHS version of "Over Fifty? Steal!"

There is reportedly one line spoken by Che Fong which is omitted from this print.

Total time of this CH version is 49:54 (does not include blabs at beginning and end); the version on the DVDs is 50:30, so maybe more than that one line is cut out?

There also is no episode promo for this show on the DVDs...

Added: February 16 2019 01:28:39 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Thanks, bruddah (literally). I will be "Tall on the Wave," LOL.

Added: February 16 2019 09:00:32 AM


Submitted by: Mister Tom in Vancouver
From: Vancouver, Canada

Feb. 16th is a great day in Five-O land. Happy Birthday Mike, long may you stand tall on the 5-O legacy.

Added: February 16 2019 08:48:24 AM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Season 2 Classic HFO FAV Episodes. 1. All The King's Horses 2. The Singapore File 3. Forty Feet High And It Kills! 4. Cry, Lie 5. Just Lucky, I Guess.
On Sweet Terror: It could have been a Classic episode. Stoss was a great villain. It starts falling apart after the attractive chemist gets struck by the vehicle. She had been dedicated to the cause. Stupid to kill her off in the hospital I think. I didn't like the ending when McG was struck by the umbrella. Mr. Mike mentioned right. You would think there would be poison on the tip. Stoss appeared to be an organized and efficient criminal. I'd probably give Sweet Terror 4 out of 6 stars. I've liked Most Likely To Murder the last time I watched it. You wonder why his wife would fool around on him when Lew had a good job with the police force. Plus, he wasn't a bad-looking guy. Ringfire, I never liked The Killer Bee. It's a grim and depressing episode where there is not much positive or uplifting about the episode. I liked the discussion of the Season 10 episodes and into Season 11. My guess Nightmare Road and The Killer Bee would be my least FAV episodes in Season 2. Bored She Hung Herself too. JC

Added: February 16 2019 06:20:51 AM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

I love "Killer Bee" - in my top 5 for season 2. Really creepy episode with Loman a real psycho and Frazet a truly tortured soul. Works for me!!

Added: February 15 2019 10:54:00 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

It seems to be taking a VERY long time to re-anal-yze the episodes from season two. I don't recall it taking so long with season one's. I have done a couple more recently (you know where to find them):

Run, Johnny, Run - still pretty good, though I don't understand the big "reveal" with the bullet at the end which makes Walken's character suddenly change his attitude.

Sweet Terror - I don't like this one at all, too many stupidities in the script and the villain is too bland, though the word "gentlemanly" for him is not the correct one.

Working on these:

Killer Bee - how the hell did I ever give this three stars? I must have been CRAZY, which is pretty funny, since the show is full of CRAZY people. Most of the show is medical mumbo-jumbo. Good thing Danno had to deal with some of this. If McGarrett was involved with all of it, he would say "English, doc, English" so many times he would have an aneurysm.

Most Likely to Murder - by far the best show of season two.

Three Dead Cows - this is very topical, and very similar to Sweet Terror. Generally OK, but the whole business of how the foam coming out of a tiny test tube is going to cause death for three quarters of a million people on Oahu is ridiculous. The hypnotist getting info out of Ed Flanders' character by talking about his mother is very creepy.

Added: February 15 2019 01:52:52 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Ringfire-Deadly Courier is 1 of my FAV Season 11 episodes too. Poor Mr. Sherman! I thought Deadly Courier was creative and inventive. 40 years later, I think it was ahead of its time with the x-ray devices and scans to know info about Danny Wiliams. One thing I could never figure out...Was the bomb maker at Hakima's taken out as a loose end or did the bomb he was making accidentally go off? I usually rewind that scene 4 or 5 times. A car rides in front of Duke, McG, and Danno right before the explosion. That saves the HFO team from serious injury. I thought the young Asian women were very attractive and professional. Danno was then under their control after drinking the drug-laced tea. The ending really knocked this down for me perhaps 1 star or more. Airports have security personnel and probably a few police to monitor the inside and outside. There was no way the criminals would escape. Perhaps they would have taken Danno hostage or forced 1 of the pilots to fly them somewhere. Sure, Deadly Courier is not a perfect episode but I thought it was entertaining and interesting. JC

Added: February 14 2019 07:50:36 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Ringfire - totally agree. I know this is going to sound weird, but I like "Deadly Courier." I just don't like "Philip Christie" as much. There are high points in the latter episode though.

Even though I put it into the 'poor police work' category, one of my favorite things in "Philip Christie" is the interaction between Danno and Duke and them being sly about looking into the case. Their actions are improper - even in their universe - but as you said, if you don't think too hard about it, it's enjoyable. I'm sure McGarrett would have hit the roof on them under any other circumstances :)

Added: February 14 2019 06:58:29 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"Philip Christie" is a good episode if you don’t think too hard about it, same as "Deadly Courier" which is one of my favorites from season 11. Love the whole brainwashing scheme and detaching/attaching attaché cases.

Added: February 14 2019 05:24:19 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - in your response to JC, this is exactly my point. I doubt too if what we saw in the The Case Against Philip Christie would have happened in a Hawaiian courtroom in the 1970s.

I'm not knocking the episode necessarily, just to point that it would have been more plausible without the jury angle.

Added: February 14 2019 12:50:03 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

John, if you had read my review of the Philip Christie episode (which I think you did not), you would find reasons why McGarrett was on the jury:

"The defense attorney wants McGarrett on the jury because he has 'an impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity.' The deputy district attorney also wants him on the jury for opposite reasons, and probably because he figures that McGarrett's presence will be a good excuse for getting a verdict of innocence overturned on appeal."

Both of these reasons would probably result in an appeal, just like if a former lawyer was in the jury pool and got selected because he kept his mouth shut about his previous profession. To me, getting McGarrett on the jury suggests that he is being selected because he is smart and knowledgeable, whereas the other members of the jury are stupid!

McGarrett making suggestions to the judge like going to the crime scene is totally improper. The jury is typically restricted to asking the judge to explain legal issues and have the court reporter read back testimony if anything is not clear. If the defense and prosecution do not do a good job, then it is not up to the jury to do their job for them. If the prosecution or defense do not bring up some point which the jury thinks should have been discussed during the proceedings, they cannot ask to somehow get someone to investigate and bring this information to court.

As far as the jury taking a trip to the crime scene, this is EXTREMELY rare. Googling this will produce information that it happened in one case because the jury was deadlocked. Another example, better well-known, was the O.J. Simpson jury's trip to the crime scene and defendant's house. There were big questions after the fact whether these venues really represented what happened around the time of the murder. In Simpson's case, the defense made some big changes in things at Simpson's place -- photos of him with white women were swapped out for pictures of him with black people, and a Norman Rockwell painting from lawyer Johnnie Cochrane's office and a bedside photo of Simpson's mother were placed in prominent view.

Of course, someone will say "it's just a TV show," but Hawaii Five-O was, for a very large majority of its episodes, a realistic show, not one which ventured into weirdness like happened with sci-fi-tinged episodes like "Here Today ... Gone Tonight" and especially "Deadly Courier" (another eleventh season episode, by the way). I have no idea if what is depicted in the Christie show could have happened in 1970s Hawaiian courtrooms, but I seriously doubt it.

Added: February 14 2019 12:21:36 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Season 11 Classic HFO is 1 of my FAV seasons. Danno, Duke, and McG make a tight-knit, efficient unit. The Case Against Philip Christie Season 11 is an interesting locked door mystery and trial episode. McG becomes a jury member and holds out to find the truth. Let's examine some of the episode discussion points. 1. McGarrett as a Jury Member. My guess McG was allowed on the jury by the DA and defense so either side could bring up McG in post-trial motions. It also would give Christie a fair trial since McG is known as a man of honor and fairness. 2. The Backdoor Entrance. McG noticed this during the jury tour of the Christie house. It's strange that this wasn't mentioned during the trial. I think it wasn't mentioned because the party attendees and Christie were throughout the downstairs and quickly followed up the stairs after the gunshot. Nobody was seen running or hiding upstairs. 3. The Jury journey to the Christie house. Remember McG asked if he could see the house to help in his decision or vote. The Judge could have easily denied the request. He did not for some reason. I'm glad they did because the re-creation helped in finding the true culprit Howard Roman.
Christie was definitely a circumstantial case. Remember Brad Stevens words in Deadly Persuasion. Nobody witnessed Philip shooting the gun or killing Penny. My biggest complaint with The Case Against Philip Christie probably would be that during the trial...You could argue there was NOT enough evidence to convict Christie. The journey to the house and re-creation was outside the court testimony. Again, both DA and criminal defense attorney were there to watch the theory. I think many of the problems about this episode I can understand. They could have investigated this case like a regular Five-O Episode. McGarrett talking to party witnesses, looking for clues, etc. He didnt have to be a juror. JC

Added: February 14 2019 01:23:26 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - that's cool! Yeah, "Murder -- Eyes Only" makes no sense being 'knitted' because it was already at 2 hours.

Just rewatched "The Case Against Philip Christie." There is not much in your review Mr. Mike that I disagree with. I have a few thoughts...

First, jury mechanics. There is NO WAY McGarrett would be on jury duty. My boss is a retired cop and she ALWAYS gets kicked off – she’s retired, never mind active duty!!! Let alone the 'top cop' in Hawaii!!! You pointed this out in your review.

As well, McGarrett’s note taking would not happen in his own notebook. I don’t know about any other state or other time periods, but when I was on a jury in Anchorage in 2013/2014 - I can't remember the exact year - we were given note pads that had to be left with the court after the trial.

While on the jury, we went over recorded testimony again. As a jury, we could ask to look at things, as long as it was introduced through the course of the trial. As far as going to the crime scene, remember the Scott Peterson case in California? There was a big to-do about the jury looking at his boat! As well, I think the judge was the one who led that idea, not necessarily the jury or anyone on the jury, but I could be wrong. So the whole McGarrett saying everyone needed to go to the crime scene would be way out of line and probably not happen.

Second, Poor police work - again, in your review. 1. The Sergeant on scene mentions the locked door was the only way in and out. You mention the back staircase and McGarrett points it out while at the Christie house. What? They just looked at the locked door and called it good!?

2. Why are Danno and Duke at jury selection!? Really!!??

3. Danno and Duke are attending the trial and suggest they look into the case "on our own."

4. Then they do! AGH!! :!mad: I know Springer approached them later in the episode but it makes me crazy because, to me, even meeting with Springer puts the office integrity into question. It would have been the same if they met with the DA as well because it's an active case. This is in direct contrast when they worked with Manicote in the past. Sure they've looked into cases but it wasn't to find a specific someone innocent or guilty and this one seemed to want to do that. Again, I could be wrong about this and missed something somewhere.

This episode would have worked so much better without the jury angle. Perhaps a case that comes up for the office somehow but the jury angle makes one want to pull their hair out - even more so than using 3-4 cars in one sequence when it's supposed to be one car!!! :p

Added: February 13 2019 07:17:05 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I have a copy of "Murder -- Eyes Only" in this "combined" TBS format, but that makes no sense, because this was already a 2-hour show, duh!!

I can't remember if I have the TBS version of "Cocoon" around somewhere. I think I used this when I did my mega-anal-ysis of this show last year.

I have a version of "Cocoon" in two parts from KICU-TV in San Jose which is not edited, in other words it contains all the "vintage" commercials. This was broadcast in the mid-1990s, I think.

Added: February 13 2019 05:55:49 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - thanks for those links! Looks like there isn't any new footage, they simply put in a commercial when they aired on TBS. My guess would be TBS knitted the parts together, such as they are. I'm curious to know if they showed any other two-parters in one. This might have been mentioned before and if so, sorry! I missed it!

Otto - glad you and your son are liking the episodes. War didn't just do it for me and that's okay. :!cool:

Added: February 13 2019 04:57:26 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Mike, that’s funny! But that’s a waaay upward gaze. The gaze I’m talking about is where McG enters a room and his eyes just gaze upwards (not necessarily his head) to sort of quickly study his surroundings. Here in your screenshot it looks like he’s studying a particular tree or bird watching lol.

Added: February 13 2019 12:36:00 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Otto - I've noticed McGarrett looking up a few times. Now I'll notice! :D

Mr. Mike - Thanks for the laugh!! I needed that! Perhaps that could be the premise of a Season 13 show ;) Martians swooping in to abduct McGarrett. :D

Added: February 13 2019 12:17:52 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I noticed McG looking up yesterday when I was working on my review of "Sweet Terror," an episode I don't particularly like, aside from the fact that I lost my notes for it and had to watch most of it again.

When McG arrives at the house of Li (Philip Ahn, who played the Attorney-General in the pilot), he gets out of his car and then looks up:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/pix/mcg-look-up.jpg

I don't understand what he is looking for. Snipers in nearby trees? Martians who are going to abduct him? :D

Added: February 13 2019 11:26:27 AM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Otto, lol I can totally picture McGarrett's upward gaze when he enters a crime scene. :D I actually think it's kind of cool - like he's REALLY studying his surroundings. Very observant fella our boy Lord Jack!

Added: February 12 2019 11:27:03 PM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: NYC

We saw WHEN DOES A WAR END, and we didn't hate it. John Chergi's point that Moromoto should have been called out is a good one. We coulda used that. The gal who played Moromoto's daughter, Nancy (?), was pretty good; natural. Not nearly one of the best episodes, but not the worst.

On a different note: Has anyone else pointed out that McG invariably glances upward? Particularly when he enters an interior crime scene, or searching a house. His gaze always goes up at some point. It seems especially weird when he's outdoors.

Added: February 12 2019 10:30:42 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike - Like the break out of similar themes. Where would Kiss the Queen Goodbye fall? "Cultural Items" King Kamehameha Blues could fall into that too. You may have already listed Kiss the Queen Goodbye and I missed it because I'm not quite awake yet :)

On another note, it's the 50th Anniversary of "Along Came Joey"!! I know this episode pretty well for multiple reasons.

A boxer makes a bad deal and doesn't follow through with it, to the detriment of himself and his family. Joey Kalama is beaten up after a fight and dies from the attack. The wrinkle is his dad, Phil, a cop from Maui. McGarrett has his hands full trying to keep Phil at a distance so a proper investigation can occur.

Turns out there is a lot of money on the line and Joey was supposed to throw a fight. When it didn't happen, he was killed. The man behind the money, Morgan, is a piece of work. It takes everything the Five-O team has to keep Phil from going after Morgan on his own.

There's good points in this episode. For a Season 1 outing, we see a slice of Danno's life outside the office as he is with Phil watching Joey's fight. Another good point, we see the team in action putting the pieces together. We have theories being discussed and some fateful twists. It's fun.

There are a couple of little bits I find funny. The first is the car the thugs show up in at the alley at the beginning. You have to look fast but there is a split second where one of the thugs blocks the headlight enough and you can sneak a peek at the license plate of the thugs' car - it's none other than "F6-3958". Yep, that's right, McGarrett's car turned to the dark side. :D

As well, I know this was discussed via emails but the fact that Phil was able to call in a riot drop. I get it with him being from Maui; HPD or Five-O would lend him a car but would it necessarily have a radio in it?

I think it was also mentioned in the episode the family had lived on Oahu at one point, which could explain why Joey was buried there rather than Maui - as pointed out in Mr. Mike's review. It's still something that makes you go "hmm," because I was wondering why they wouldn't have taken him back to Maui anyway.

I also agree with Mr. Mike in that this episode is very much worth watching. Not their greatest outing but it's not too shabby either. :)

Added: February 12 2019 12:32:16 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Here is something different, versions of two two-part shows which were combined into one. I think the only interest in these will be to jump to the middle of the show and see how the transition between parts was done...

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/video/TBS/tbs-90sec

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/video/TBS/tbs-fob

Added: February 12 2019 08:47:22 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I've been thinking, in season two, there are a lot of shows which are on "similar subjects":

FOREIGNERS WANT TO KIDNAP A SCIENTIST
Forty Feet High
Nightmare Road

FOREIGNERS MAKE TROUBLE IN HAWAII
Savage Sunday
Leopard on the Rock
To Hell With Babe Ruth (sort of ... delayed)

PRANKS
King Kamehameha Blues
The Joker's Wild!

BIO-TERRORISM
Sweet Terror
Three Dead Cows

GUYS ARE PISSED OFF AT McGARRETT
A Bullet for McGarrett
Which Way Did They Go?
Blind Tiger

PROBLEMS OF AVERAGE PEOPLE
The Devil and Mr. Frog
The One With the Gun
Just Lucky, I Guess

MILITARY ISSUES
A Thousand Pardons
Killer Bee

McGARRETT WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE
All the King's Horses
Run, Johnny Run

Added: February 12 2019 08:29:03 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hmmmm, I don't think so:

hawaiifiveo.com is available
$85,800.00

Shall I try a GoFundMe campaign, LOL?

Added: February 11 2019 08:43:02 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike, thanks for that link. So sad we're losing them.

JC - the one thing I can say about Invitation to Murder - I remember that Jaguar, or whatever car they threw over, going over the cliff in the original run. It's crazy!!

Added: February 11 2019 05:54:45 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Joseph Sirola, who played Jonathan Kaye in 5 episodes of Classic H50, has passed away:

https://t.co/LYS9fpYksf

Added: February 11 2019 12:41:43 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Season 10 Invitation To Murder was an episode I enjoyed last year. It was 1 of about 4 or 5 ones I've never seen before. That included Honor Is An Unmarked Grave and Angel In Blue. McGarrett is in attendance at the reading of the Barlowe will and investigates members of the Barlowe family as some are dying off mysteriously. Who could be behind it? There's a great twist ending that McG figures out who is the perpetrator. Invitation To Murder isn't in the Top 50 episodes but it has a different style. JC

Added: February 11 2019 04:56:08 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I can totally relate to the level of anal-ysis in this.

http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/s95e-3k71

Added: February 10 2019 08:29:38 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I am making a page with stock shots on it.

I threw this together quickly:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/stockshots/

This link may change. The individual pages need some fine tuning with extra text, etc., etc.

The problem with stock shots is, you don't know they are a stock shot until the second appearance of them (to qualify, stock shots will need at least two appearances).

This second viewing might happen in the next show (sort of like the way the "memories" theme is overused to death after its first appearance in season two). Or it might happen two or three seasons later, in which case you will be scratching your head, trying to remember where you saw that before.

Nominations for stock shots would be appreciated. I think there are quite a few of the "McGarrett (and/or Danno) runs down the Iolani Palace steps" variety.

Added: February 10 2019 08:27:12 AM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

There's still some good episodes in Season Ten: East Wind, Ill Wind, My Friend, The Enemy,Tsunami, Up The Rebels etc. Regarding "When Does A War End?" I think Muromoto has plenty of blood on his hands in this episode. McGarrett asked him on a few occasions if he had been threatened or received any phone calls. Muromoto lied because he didn't want his War past to be exposed. By doing so, several workers from his business were injured in the bomb blasts and a few killed. Another weakness is that Muromoto is hinted at or strong likelihood being the Officer Commander at the War Camp. I wish at the end Muromoto just admitted his involvement when he was about to be executed by Barker. Something like: "YES, I served in the military during the War. YES, I participated and witnessed the great horrors of WAR. I'm not proud of my actions but WAR is HELL. We followed orders from our superiors and carried them out. I have lived my life since the WAR as trying to right the wrongs of the past..." I think in the episode they missed an opportunity like The Reunion. Shigato reveals himself as Rashiri the Commandant of the War Camp at the end.
I think another misstep of the WDAWE episode is they could have Boyd the reporter and McG as a team gathering info and working the case. Instead, McG kind of builds a wall shutting Boyd out. Boyd is at the isolated fenced in area when the story concludes. It shows Boyd was digging into Muromoto's history and life too. Even in a subpar episode, Classic HFO examines interesting issues and things. JC

Added: February 09 2019 10:55:43 PM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

Tonight my boy and I go to war. The war with the episode that many of you have decreed the WORST episode in all of classic 5-O. We have to just deal with it. Let's hope our wounds aren't too deep. Pray for us.

Added: February 09 2019 03:53:57 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

H50 1.0 Forever - Thanks for that insight. It is true war is hell and no one wants to talk about the after-effects, yet people live with those effects everyday.

I didn't know about Jack Lord working with the vets at the VA or Tripler but I am not surprised. He strikes me as the kind of person who would do that and do so whole-heartedly.

If you notice throughout the series, especially early on as Vietnam was in full swing, they tried to project the veterans in as positive a light as they could and for something as controversial as that conflict, it probably wasn't easy at the time. They didn't take it out on the troops, which is one reason I like this show so much. They also weren't afraid of dealing with the ugliness either as we saw in "To Kill Or Be Killed."

Your comments on "When Does A War End?" prove that even the worst episodes of the original Five-O have redeeming value. :)

Added: February 09 2019 02:11:53 PM


Submitted by: H50 1.0 FOREVER
From: Under the Live Oaks

Actually, I see a lot of value in "When Does a War End?" It's not a particularly good episode -- in fact, it's creepy. But it definitely shows the effects of war, both on those who went through it and on those who learned about it after the fact.

At the end, when McGarrett is talking to the reporter about when wars end, he becomes very emotional. Someone who was there at filming said Jack actually became emotional in that scene (He wasn't acting) and retreated to his motor home as soon as the scene ended. But, then, he would, wouldn't he, after having a ship blown out from under him in the war.

Jack was very active in Tripler's No Greater Love program for recovering veterans of the Vietnam War and made frequent visitors to patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Honolulu.

I have a picture of him speaking at one of Tripler's functions, and he was very emotional in it. So were members of the band, who were behind him on stage. They were glued to his every word.

So, let's name learning about the effects of war as the main attribute of "When Does a War End?" In that regard, it was a very strong episode.

Added: February 09 2019 11:04:24 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Dang it!!! Now I'm going to have to watch "Frozen Assets" AGAIN! I need to count the bad puns because, "Icy detachment," just sent me over the edge with laughter! :D Thanks a lot Danno!! :!thinking:

Added: February 08 2019 09:13:41 PM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: Not So New York

Bobbi, i just watched TALL ON THE WAVE. Great episode. Maybe i need to see it again, cos what did the drug dealer guy with the pimp hat have to do with the story? It was funny though.

I still don't own the DVD sets of Seasons 11 and 12. But i'm looking forward to them. I know what you mean that the show is falling apart at this point. But in a humorous light, it's great to see!!! I WILL possess all seasons!!!

Added: February 08 2019 08:37:30 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I have to agree with Mr. Mike that "When Does A War End?" might be the worst episode. Muromoto was yellow wallpaper boring and the ending was horrific. I liked Nancy though. The episode might have been better if Mitchell was alive at the beginning. He could have arranged a meeting with Muromoto in a parking lot or somewhere on the dock. He could have threatened to expose Muromoto or stated he was taking his detective work and evidence to McGarrett. A fight ensues and Mitchell is accidentally shot dead. Barker who drove Mitchell to the meeting sees Muromoto but is too late. Something like that might have jump started the episode. Here's my FAV Season 10 Episodes of those I have watched...1. East Wind, Ill Wind 2. My Friend, The Enemy 3. Up The Rebels 4. Tsunami 5. A Death In The Family. I hear good things about Head to Head. I might have to watch that one. JC

Added: February 08 2019 06:01:29 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

That's an awesome link Mr. Mike! I'm giggling at these goofs - thank you! :)

Added: February 08 2019 04:34:40 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Great Season 10 Comments. I remember Boyd mentions When Does A War End? at the end of the show. Maybe, that was going to be a heading for his column. Could be Bobbi was right that nothing could save When Does A War End? I never understood why Nancy didnt work as an Executive or something at 1 of his businesses. She was very attractive, smart, and upbeat. She was struggling with her photography career. I've never seen Head To Head, Tall On The Wave, or The Big Aloha. There's 5 or 6 Season 10 episodes I've never seen.
On Angel In Blue, I like the Surfer character. He was cold and mean. You could tell he meant business. Mr. Mike and others brought up that the female undercover cop was supposed to possess martial arts or similar skills. However, she did not use them against Surfer at the end. They could have used a better actor for Kimo but he did have a nice physique and look. You could tell he was in over his head with criminals like Surfer and Vic's character. Angel In Blue is an interesting title. I'll have to explore more of its meaning. JC

Added: February 08 2019 09:10:24 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Classic #H50 goofs:

https://t.co/CEq115gcio

Most not on my pages already!

Added: February 08 2019 09:06:40 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I think When Does A War End is probably the worst show of all. A Bird In Hand is good for a few laughs, you can view it like "This show is a very good example of how not to make a show" (as I mentioned in my review). But you cannot apply this kind of judgment to WDAWE, because it is so bad it is extremely offensive.

I wonder "what does the title mean" for WDAWE, because it would not have been said by Barker (he was out for revenge) and it would not have been said by Muromoto, who was very likely the guy who tortured Barker's father (was this ever concretely established?).

I think it would have been said by the people responsible for the show's production, meaning "Why do we have to make this shitty story?"

Speaking of shitty, as far as Angel in Blue was concerned, the thing that bothered me the most about that show was Lynley's performance, as if she really didn't care.

Added: February 08 2019 08:05:28 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Otto - I agree, I found myself enjoying "Head To Head" on this rewatch better than the last time. Felt for the poor farmer who got stopped by McGarrett. The dude didn't know anything was wrong and he didn't do anything either! Fabian was a jerk, using everyone he could get his grubby hands on.

The next episode, "Tall On The Wave," is one of my favorites. We see a not seen enough side of Danno as the guy with friends/acquaintances all over the Islands and he would go to bat for any and all whenever he could. Notice on the third? day of the meet, he can't resist the sounds of the sirens going by! I'm not so sure about endorsing Ben for the police academy though. He did break out of jail!

The next two episodes were flat and just plain hell. I forgot how awful "When Does a War End?" really was. Nothing worked right. If they approached the disgruntled employee more, it might have been better. I have a feeling though, nothing would have helped!

In between is "Angel in Blue." By the time I got to the end, I found myself not caring. I don't know if Carol Lynley was trying too hard or not hard enough. As Valerie Bates, she said about herself, "And a damn good cop." Really? More like damsel in distress and making some pretty dumb moves, at least in my opinion. It was like they were forcing the situations, it was weird.

Anyway, I'm trying to track all the license plates used in the show Otto. Sometimes I get through as many as three episodes in the course of a day. But most weekdays I'll get through one. :) I am not looking forward to Season 12, I'll just say it now. ;)

Added: February 08 2019 01:46:31 AM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Could Cry, Lie mean to both cry and lie, hence the comma? In other words there’s both crying and lying going on in this story? In other words "Cry AND Lie"? Just some thoughts.

Added: February 07 2019 09:16:31 PM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

Bobbi, you've surpassed me. I'm watching em with my kid, who's in school, so we're lucky to get one a night. Tonight for instance we had to bag out. Last night we watched "Head to Head", which we both liked a lot. Nice location work and variety of characters.

Added: February 07 2019 08:32:03 PM


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

I'm not sure why there is a comma in "Cry, Lie" but my only idea as to the meaning is that it is like "Cry Wolf." Like the little boy who cried wolf when there was no wolf, there is a whole web of lies built to frame Chin Ho when none of it is true. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but it's my only theory.

Added: February 07 2019 05:45:20 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Nightmare Road is a forgettable late Season 2 episode. It's definitely 1 of the weaker early episodes of Classic HFO. Dr. Royce the Research Scientist is being used by a friend/girlfriend Theresa. She calls Dr. Royce at the Research Facility in some trouble. Royce saves Theresa by shooting the criminal attacker dead. However, there is only blanks in the gun. The criminal attacker is later killed after Royce and Theresa flee to the hideout. Dr. Royce prints are on the murder weapon.
Nightmare Road paints itself into a corner at the hideout. Most of the episode is Royce weighing his options. Turning himself in vs. staying hidden. Hans the foreign agent steers him towards not turning himself in. HFO tries to make sense of the evidence and scene. Royce is a well-respected scientist and working on NOSE. He doesn't have any criminal history. Is Royce kidnapped and taken hostage too? Or is he part of the criminal team? HFO somehow finds the hideout through detective work and the ending on the beach is kind of lame. I would give Nightmare Road only 3.5 stars out of 6. [2.33 out of 4]
Bobbi, I hope you enjoyed Angel In Blue. I liked it. JC

Added: February 07 2019 04:54:49 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Otto - getting ready to watch "Angel in Blue."

Added: February 07 2019 02:57:52 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Mr. Mike – like the review for "Cry, Lie." I like this episode too, especially the chase in the building under construction. Calhao is finally getting his just desserts!!

Two things: First, the cars Danno drives to see Brohme. The first is the black Ford Galaxie 500, plates 4C-5456 from Season 1 – a stock shot. It magically becomes a light green with black roof Ford LTD in the driveway! The plates are 2H-1534, I think. If I remember right, I didn’t get a completely clear view of them. Also of note, Karen Rhodes pointed out this discrepancy in her book.

Second, the "logbook." I know there’s mention of a logbook in S07E11 – Welcome To Our Branch Office. This "logbook" was how they figured out the guy who said Danno muscled him for protection money was never in their office! I can’t recall the guy’s name right now – LOL! :)

I also like the review for "Nightmare Road." Once again, a cunning villain in Hans Kreuter. He knows what he wants and doesn’t care who he hurts to get it. I feel for Dr. Royce in this episode and I agree the portrayal is kind of flat, but he is a scientist after all.

There is one error in the episode. Danno is driving the Park Lane to the beach but just prior to turning off the road, McGarrett is in the driver’s seat! What!? How did you guys accomplish that!? I hope you all pulled over when we weren’t looking because I don’t want to think about it any further than that – LOL!! :)

As usual Mr. Mike, enjoying the Galleries! :!cool:

Added: February 07 2019 12:19:34 AM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

Big Chick, when my boy and i start Season 1 we’re gonna see The Box. Sometimes ya gotta give em another chance. I like "One for the Money". It’s creepy when the dude studies how to stab himself without dying. Also, i think that’s the one where McGarrett kicks the door entirely off its hinges, sending it into the room! Hilarious stuff! And quite tragic when Aunt Martha reveals on tape, "I always liked you just a little bit better."

Ringfire, YES, great music on "One for the Money".

Bobbi, what episode are you up to in Season 10? I missed a couple nights so you might have caught up.

Added: February 06 2019 11:12:38 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Two more shows updated:

Cry, Lie
Nightmare Road

You know where to find 'em...

Added: February 06 2019 09:28:16 PM


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle

Hey Otto-man! Chicken does dig Daisies better than Box, so gotta give it to you there. Daisies a grim police procedural masterpiece, so yeah, hard to top. But Box gotta nastier Chicken. N like RingFire say, can’t beat the claustrophobic intensity! Love when Chick’s yelling "Kill him Charlie. They’re gonna bury us all in here. KILL EM!" before they roll that wave.

Awesome that you turnin your kid onto the Five-O. Outside of Rebels, ‘Decent of The Torches’ probably my fave Season 10 ep.

I never really liked "One for the Money" that much till I caught it again repeatedly on the DVDs. But Charlie is very entertainingly deranged. Dig the joke he make bout the killer not likin Amalgamated’s employees. And the best, his warnin at the conclude:

"Aunt Martha, if you don’t go away right now – I’m gonna kill you again." :D

Added: February 05 2019 11:34:46 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

Big fan of "One for the Money" - definitely a top 5 for season 1. It's an episode that often gets forgotten by fans but not only is it the first of many serial killer episodes it's also one of the best. Charlie is indeed a creepy killer and I love how he unravels as the story progresses. Good creepy music too! It also features "The Long Wait" from the Morton Stevens Five-O soundtrack during the scene where Charlie is outlining where to stab himself. This piece of music was also heard in "UpTight" and will be heard again in "Leopard on the Rock" where Banu prepares to kill Jakhal, almost killing Kono instead. Later on in season 7 it's heard in "Right Grave - Wrong Body" and "A Gun for McGarrett".

Added: February 05 2019 05:47:00 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Happy 50th to "One For The Money"!!

Two cousins, three dead women and a bunch of strangeness, especially on the part of Charlie - the cousin who wants more out of life than what his aunt is willing to give him. I like the fact that it isn't obvious Charlie has a screw loose at the onset, but we find out pretty quickly. He's also cold and calculating because he plans - he gets my vote for one of the creepiest villains ever, Five-O and otherwise.

I agree with the continuity glitch of Charlie's story when he's stabbed. Mr. mike mentions "the voice sounded familiar" - that's all you got Charlie? Are you trying to be smarter than the cops!? He wanted to finger Arnold and should have had more than that. Not only did they work together for years, but they're cousins! What!?

The high frequency signal is a bit hokey too - another point I agree on with Mr. Mike's review. We are talking 1969 and automatic garage doors were just hitting the market that I know of, of course they're everywhere now! I have to say, as hokey as it is, I like the idea. McGarrett can't do his job without the support system behind him and this is an example of that fact. Too bad it kind of got lost in some of the later episodes.

I can't help it, but I like the setup of the final confrontation happening in the hospital room. Here we go again putting Danno out as bait :D Won't be the last time we see this happening. But we also see Charlie's carefully laid fantasy shatter under the weight of his insanity.

As usual, there are flaws but there are redeeming moments too in this episode. Flaws such as the Cougar's turn signal flashing. I knew something about that bothered me and after reading Mr. Mike's review, I now know what it is. Yes, Fords - and Mercurys - would not have working turn signals if the ignition is off. Redeeming moment: we see pieces of teamwork and I found myself feeling for Arnold, Aunt Martha and their employees.

In the end, the Five-O team nab their man and serve justice. Charlie is presumably sent away for his strait-jacket fitting. :!cool:

Added: February 05 2019 01:13:00 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I think I am going to start jumping around to various seasons with my re-viewing, it's getting depressing just sticking on one season at a time. Some of the shows in season 2 are disappointing compared to when I first watched them 25 years ago.

At least I am ahead of myself. I anticipated watching the shows before the 50th anniversary of their original broadcast, and if I waited until the last minute to review them again, I would not be finished until 2030 when I will be 81 years old!

Added: February 05 2019 11:14:30 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

OK, something weird. It's come up a number of times in multiple episodes:

Checking the DMV for fingerprints. I've had driver's licenses in two states: Indiana and Alaska. I've even had a Philippines driver's license. I don't ever remember being fingerprinted to get any of them!

Any insight?

Added: February 05 2019 12:03:24 AM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

YO BIG CHICK!!!

Sorry to rag on THE BOX. It's a good episode. (YOU'RE good in it of course) But i'm stuck on the idea that it's not a worthy successor to DAISIES, which is TOP TEN material. The Chick is great, but the episode? Not top ten.

Added: February 04 2019 05:48:13 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Good comments here on the HFO forum. I probably would put A Short Walk On The Longshore in my Top 5 of worst Classic HFO episodes. McGarrett lied about his trip to California and went undercover. For 10 years, McGarrett was always honest and upfront to his team and everyone. Why lie this time? The disguise made me laugh. The ending was just tacked on. I did like Frankie. Season 10 has some hit and miss episodes. I think East Wind,Ill Wind, Tsunami, and Up The Rebels some of the best.
East Wind, Ill Wind is 1 of my FAVS. Mrs. Sandanarek is a strong woman and a little mysterious. I like the entire story and entertaining 1 hour. It was almost the perfect crime with the scuba diver and drowning of Mr. Sandanarek the leader. They would do something like this later with Santos drowning Johnny in A Bird In Hand. JC

Added: February 04 2019 04:20:23 PM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

"The Box" is a com-mand episode!! Top notch from beginning to end! Best episode of season 1. Gavin MacLeod should have won an Emmy for that performance. It also features what I consider to be Jack Lord’s finest hour, his finest and most gritty performance! The seething animosity between McGarrett and Chick is something to behold!! I also love how the episode is set up almost like a stage play - all in one setting. It provides a great claustrophobic feel to the proceedings.

"Tread the King’s Shadow" is an outright stinker! It belongs in season 12, not 10. Even season 11 didn’t have anything as bad as that one! I agree that it’s one of those "what were they thinking?" episodes. Basically a coming-of-age/wrong-side-of-the-tracks story written as a Five-O episode???? Bizarre!! Rich white girl wants to run off with poor Hawaiian boy. Rich white daddy doesn’t approve. Go figure...

Added: February 04 2019 11:05:41 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

The inappropriate scene is where McGarrett slugs Danno - poor guy! That was a hard hit and shocked me like crazy when I first re-watched. But I couldn't help but laugh at it because that setup was in the making for what? 15 minutes! I now laugh every single time I watch, I can't help it.

What I also laugh at is the facial expression on Danno's face at HPD as 'Riley' empties his pockets. Danno is not amused and is shooting lasers into the back of his boss' head! The whole thing is funny to me and I think it's because it's that rare moment when the plan completely falls apart for the Five-O team.

:D

Added: February 04 2019 03:10:54 AM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

Bobbi, what is the inappropriate scene you referred to in Longshore? I couldn't stop laughing at McG's disguise. I love those episodes where he goes on adventures; The Ways of Love, and The Singapore File come to mind.

As for East Wind, i didn't love it as much as Mr. Mike and John Chergi do, but it was good. I liked the ambiguity of not knowing whether or not the wife was involved. It kept ya guessing. And Mike is right that the scene at the manicure salon was priceless. I just found Reza Badiyi's direction a little stiff.

I can't wait till my kid and i muscle through Season 10 so I can shock him with the excellence of Season 1. He saw a lot of episodes about seven years ago when he was 8. Yesterday he remembered the episode where 'the guy wears all different disguises and has keys for everything.' Now you know what episode(s) he's talking about here!!!

Added: February 04 2019 12:30:10 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

OK, I'm going to go off-kilter here - what would you expect after watching "Tread The King's Shadow"? :D

What episode or episodes do you consider have the worst endings?

We've seen them rushed and we've seen them dragged on forever. We've even been left scratching our heads, thinking, "What were you guys trying to do with that?" I don't know about anyone else, but I've also been left slack-jawed or felt my head tilted to one side going, "What!?"

Anyway, for me, the worst ending I've come across so far was "Bored, She Hung Herself." At the end, Don Miles is jumping around like a crazy person and splashing in the ocean. What the what!? I don't get it dude. :!thinking:

The second worst - what I just watched, "Tread The King's Shadow." As George Cameron walks away, it's as if McGarrett and Danno standing there is almost an afterthought. It's weird.

Added: February 03 2019 11:26:12 PM


Submitted by: Big Chicken
From: Seattle, Home to Toomey and Lew

Hey, Otto-Man! Welcome Back, brudda. But hey, we can’t have you an John C dissin The Box. Can’t let you two go one buckin The System. What we got then? No System :D

The Box got the intensity of a stage play N some lively nastiness from Gavin Mac as Big Chick. Truly a Com-mand Performance!

I always dug the look on Steve’s face when he get in there with Charlie & Chick an realize that wasn’t such a great idea after all :D . McGarrett’s the Iron Man but Jack’s portrayal show he ain’t above knowin fear.

Chicken always dug "Short Walk on Longshore" but I know they ain’t a lotta love for that ep. I like the fact that McGarrett’s go it alone attitude really went off the rails in that one. Kinda surprisin to see that.

Added: February 03 2019 09:48:08 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Nice review Mr. Mike!

As a southpaw myself, I tend to pay attention to when anyone does anything left-handed. I agree, I think Jack Soo forgot he was supposed to be left-handed. It's hard if you don't do it all the time! There are a couple of things I do with my right hand, but there's not much.

I also agree the script could have used a bit more in it. I like the idea they had for cameras looking down at the game, but as you pointed out the flaws lie in the camera in the air conditioner and the fact you can't control the cards. Unless they're marked but you still wouldn't be able to control what you were dealt. As far as the camera in the A/C, not only would it have issues looking through the grid, but I would imagine it would only see the ceiling. Wasn't it pointed straight out when Danno grabbed it?

As usual, I enjoyed the Gallery too! Thank you Mr. Mike!

Added: February 03 2019 09:32:28 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The One With The Gun, re-viewed:

http://www.fiveohomepage.com/5-0log2.htm#42

Added: February 03 2019 08:31:32 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Bobbi-East Wind, Ill Wind is probably my FAV episode of Season 10. I would put Double Exposure and East Wind, Ill Wind as 2 of the best later episodes. Beautiful women grace this episode Miss Macy and the elegance of Mrs. Sandanarek. It's an incredibly well-photographed episode. The gentle falling funeral rain and McG's assuming the patient in the hospital to catch the criminals stand out. Kati is a unique character and a great flashback of her back with the secret police. I really love this episode. Only real negative for me...I would have liked to hear some of Charlie's speech. Some of the atrocities and crimes committed by the regime. This has been discussed before but the scuba equipment discovery I think was a way to tie it back to Macy's friend and to her. Otherwise, HFO had not much to go on. JC

Added: February 03 2019 05:48:13 PM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

Otto - the first time I watched "Short Walk on the Longshore" I had to watch it twice! There is a hilarious scene, at least to me and it's so inappropriate that it's hilarious, because it culminates McGarrett's stupidity when it concerns him going undercover in this episode.

Feel free to comment on "East Wind, Ill Wind" - I've watched it! :)

Added: February 03 2019 04:03:39 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

From Wikipedia entry for Elkhart,_Illinois:

At the end of an episode of the television program Hawaii Five-0 broadcast on February 1, 2019, one of the characters relates a fictional racial incident that happened to him in 1988 in a town called "Elkhart, Illinois".

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2010 census said Elkhart had 405 people: 387 White (95.6%), 2 Asian (0.5%), 2 Native Hawaiian & 1 from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino population included 13 people (3.2%).

I wonder if the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce is going to complain?

Added: February 03 2019 11:55:58 AM


Submitted by: Otto Mannix
From: New York City

John Chergi: I agree with you that THE BOX is not one of the best episodes, particularly since one would expect more from a reappearance of BIG CHICKEN. A better idea would have been Chick escaping from prison and managing to make it to the mainland, getting lost in the seedy streets of L.A. McGarrett, taking it personally, would go on one of his off-hawaii adventures to track him down!

Bobbi, looks like we’re both going through Season 10 concurrently! I’m a few episodes ahead of you. Yes "The Friends of Joey Kalima" was a good episode. I liked how the guy working the counter at the record store had to play both sides of the fence. Also Kwan Hi Lim was great as always. I’ll withhold comments about "East Wind — Ill Wind" until you’ve seen it. Also, you can look forward to some hilarious McG action in "Short Walk on a Longshore".

(Unrelated note for film lovers: I've never used an emoji but i was looking at the selection here, and something caught my eye. This emoji :!movie: has a flaw. What is known as 'Academy leader' would not feature a '1'. '2' is the last numeral seen, and only for one frame, followed by 47 frames of black film. But as emojis go, it's a pretty cool one anyway!!!)

Added: February 03 2019 10:46:15 AM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

The settings for making a posting have been changed. If you make a posting now, I will then approve it. This may not be immediate. If you try to make another posting while this is going on, you will get a message saying you can't do this, which may result in you losing everything you have typed ... unless you have used the method of saving your words of wisdom which I have cautioned people about for years (see the link beside the "LEAVE COMMENT" up above).

Added: February 03 2019 10:23:14 AM


Submitted by: Bobbi
From: Anchorage, AK

And with that, I'm continuing Season 10 of the original Five-O. Next up: "East Wind, Ill Wind." I recall that it was ok when I first watched it, but I think it will be better this time around.

Added: February 03 2019 01:27:13 AM


Submitted by: ringfire211
From: Philadelphia

What’s this? LGBTQ nonsense in the latest episode??? Well I’m certainly glad I’m not watching this show. Hollywood can keep its LGBTQWEHRGDHFYYDVR or whatever other letter nonsense to itself. I’m certainly glad I have DVDs of shows that I grew up with that bring me hours of entertainment. Don’t need this modern agenda crap.

Added: February 02 2019 11:45:48 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's #H50 (S09E14) reviewed:

http://fiveohomepage.com/2010-log9.htm#14

???? (out of 4)

By the way, last night's show had short run time (40:41 on Global Canada streaming site, 40:44 on USA CBS All Access). Was something cut out? Here are times for all shows this season so far:

1-43:44; 2-41:43; 3-42:08; 4-43:43; 5-43:05; 6-43:44; 7-43:31; 8-43:44; 9-43:37; 10-43:44; 11-43:43; 12-43:12; 13-43:40; 14-40:41

Added: February 02 2019 05:33:05 PM


Submitted by: Nancy C
From: Milwaukie, OR

Hawaii five-o to me mocked the Christian feelings and beliefs on the latest show. Yes we are to walk in love, thats important (its how we handle ppl) but we CANNOT compromise God's Word. We believe God makes everyone male or female, and if someone is homosexual, or feels they were to be the opposite sex, it's not God's plan. I am so tired of ppm saying we have to believe different/as they do or we are treated with hate and called horrible things.

Added: February 01 2019 10:34:41 PM


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

Mr. Mike-Strong advanced review on Which Way Did They Go? I think this episode would have worked better as a revenge episode similar to Yesterday Died And Tomorrow Won't Be Born. Connors stalking him and then HFO capturing him. Which Way Did They Go? is a high body count episode. I think at least 4 maybe 5 killed by the end. They should have written Howe and the young wife victim as survivors of the attacks. Each giving information about Connors general description and information to McG. I think killing them both off made McG's job much tougher. Usually, McG plans for all the scenarios but was outfoxed by Connors robbing the exchange in proximity to the bank. I never understood when the exchange is robbed...The manager or owner said they were lucky. One of the vehicles picked up a substantial amount of coins and currency a short time before the robbery. It's strange the intelligent and observant Connors would make a mistake of this significance. I didn't think this was a Top 50 episode in the HFO catalog. However, there is great acting by Windom as the obnoxious Connors and there are some good scenes especially when McG apprehends Connors at the end. I think Mr. Mike's grade for this episode is on the mark. JC

Added: February 01 2019 08:42:37 PM


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Joan Collins (age 85) will soon appear on the reboot, but Five-O is going for a record in another upcoming episode featuring some of the oldest actors yet seen on the show:

An incident of sexual harassment at a senior citizens' home has the team investigating [don't ask me why].

The two featured stars are Norman Lloyd (age 104) and comedic legend Betty White (97 years). White's character has some good lines when she has to deal with the "beefy" McGarrett.

There is a serious side to the show, however -- the Five-O team uncovers a plot to assassinate another of the home's residents, a former Mafia kingpin played by Nehemiah Persoff (age 99), who appeared in 6 episodes of Classic H50.

Other guest stars include Charo as a nurse and Lee Majors as manager of the residence. Episode title is "Ola ka po?e kahiko" ("Old folks at home," literally "Lives of the ancients").)

Added: February 01 2019 08:58:21 AM


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