A mentally disturbed former soldier buys a new rifle and ammunition after a sales clerk fails to check him out. The soldier even signs his name as "George C. Patton." He then holes up in a spot on Diamond Head and shoots out the tires of a motorist's car and proceeds to shoot two police officers, one fatally. McGarrett coordinates the police response. The more McGarrett finds out, the worse it gets. It turns out the sniper has a weird relationship with his mother. The mother, in turn, denies the former soldier is her son. Time is running out and Five-O must prepare to lead a police assault on the sniper. Written by
Did You Know?
This was Herman Wedemeyer
's first appearance as Duke. However, it would be a few years before he would become a regular character on the series. See more
After the opening titles, a high-angle shot shows eight or nine police officers at the base of the sniper's hill, moving forward behind three rolling police cars for cover. There is a black unmarked vehicle around which their cars move, and McGarrett - unmistakable in a slate blue suit and with his pompadour - stands near the left rear of the vehicle. A ground level shot shows that the black car is a Mercury, as well as the last three or four letters of the license plate. Then there's a cut and McGarrett - in that same black Mercury with the same license plate numbers - arrives on the scene with sirens blaring as if for the first time. See more
References Howdy Doody