A shipping company which runs lots of valuable cargo through the islands is cherry-picking the most valuable items, taking them out of the shipments, and selling them on the black market. They also have a habit of killing anyone who gets too close to their operation. Their fatal mistake is stealing a quantity of medicine which is the only thing that can save a toy manufacturer's critically-ill wife. When the emergency re-order arrives too late, the husband -- who has been cooperating with Five-O -- goes off on his own to seek vengeance. Written by
Did You Know?
The short passage Steve McGarrett (portrayed by Jack Lord
) uses to test the answering machines, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer...." is from "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau
, and is a reference to Thoreau's belief in Transcendentalism, where having fewer possessions allows a man more freedom and to be more of a non-conformist. See more
Near the end when McGarrett and Danno are following the blue pickup Danno's suit alternates between brown and green and McGarrett's tie alternates between blue and red. See more
[Eric is nervous about Jerry's murder
Not murder, Hal. Count me out!... I never bargained for murder!
Eric, stop wringing your hands. What ever happened to our inscrutable Oriental?
References Dial M for Murder