Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Pilot 

Red Chinese agent Wo Fat uses a sensory deprivation chamber to procure information from U.S. agents. McGarrett, head of Hawaii's state police force, poses as "control," possessor of the ... See full summary »

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Red Chinese agent Wo Fat uses a sensory deprivation chamber to procure information from U.S. agents. McGarrett, head of Hawaii's state police force, poses as "control," possessor of the names of other agents. He allows himself to be captured and placed in the chamber; will he be able to withstand the torture? Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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20 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Not only was this the first appearance of arch-nemesis Wo Fat, it also marked the first appearance of recurring character Jonathan Kaye. See more »

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When McGarrett is being followed by the Intelligence guy, the image in his rear view mirror is not reversed. See more »

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Wo Fat: As we clever Chinese say, "The plot thickens..."
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Followed by Hawaii Five-O (1997) See more »

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The legend begins...
9 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Emmy-nominated (for Morton Stevens's score - and unlike other elements of the series, he didn't degenerate as the show wore on), this was the pilot for the series and set the tone for what would follow: McGarrett was a hard-edged cop who "answers only to the Governor and God," his team knew better than to cross him - note that Tim O'Kelly and not James MacArthur plays Dan Williams - and they always got their man/woman.

Even Wo Fat in the end (and I do mean the end - McGarrett didn't throw the book at his archenemy until the very last episode).


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