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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. ;)


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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

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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:


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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.


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Two more shows updated:

Cry, Lie
Nightmare Road

You know where to find 'em...


Added: February 06 2019 09:28:16 PM
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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


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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".

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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:


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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!


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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?


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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.


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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


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“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...


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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.

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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!!!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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The One With The Gun, re-viewed:

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


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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

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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! :)


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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?


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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!!!)


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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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

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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 poʻe kahiko" ("Old folks at home," literally "Lives of the ancients").)


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