Hawaii Five-O: Season 3, Episode 1

And a Time to Die... (16 Sep. 1970)

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Wo Fat brings in an assassin to kill a man who made a tour of Communist China and got a good look at its nuclear facilities. The spy freaks out and runs just before the sniper pulls the ... See full summary »

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Kam Fong ...
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Sam Kavanaugh
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Dr. David Forbes
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Norman Dupont ...
Glen Ralston (as Norman Du Pont)
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Linda Ryan ...
Janet Forbes
Chuck Couch ...
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Nick Nickolas ...
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Chung (as Daniel Kamekona)
Baird Miller ...
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Wo Fat brings in an assassin to kill a man who made a tour of Communist China and got a good look at its nuclear facilities. The spy freaks out and runs just before the sniper pulls the trigger, and it takes three shots to bring him down. When the man is still alive with a bullet next to his brain, Wo Fat and his goons contact the top neurosurgeon in Hawaii with a request to make sure the spy dies on the operating table. To ensure his "cooperation," the goons kidnap the doctor's daughter and hold her on a boat. McGarrett and a Federal agent embark on an elaborate case of counter-espionage to trick Wo Fat into going back to Peking/Beijing and getting the Party bosses to tear down their nuclear reactors -- and to find the girl, her kidnappers and the mole who tipped off Wo Fat in the first place. Written by Peter Harris

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The title is from the lyrics of the 1962 song "Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)" music by Pete Seeger. See more »

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Wo Fat: [to Doctor Forbes] I'm not interested in your approval, Doctor... Only your cooperation.
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Wo Fat isn't 100% evil?!
19 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode begins with a government agent being shot by a sniper. While you'd think that the Federal government folks would love McGarrett's help, the usual stereotype of a jerk-face G-man refusing to work with Five-O is written into the episode. Gerald S. O'Loughlin plays this agent who refuses to take the local police into their confidence--though McGarrett refuses to take 'no' for an answer--especially since the shooting happened in his jurisdiction.

The shooting victim knows very important information about the Chinese missile program but unless he pulls through, he'll take this to the grave with him. To guarantee the man dies, Wo Fat kidnaps the surgeon's child--threatening to kill her if the man pulls through the operation.

McGarrett has his work cut out for him. First, he needs to find out who in Kavanaugh's staff is actually working for the Chinese--after all, they knew too much about when and where they could get this undercover agent who they shot. Second, he's got to find the kidnappers before they can harm the child. I won't divulge any more about the plot--I wouldn't want to spoil it.

For the most part this was a good episode and good start to season 3. The only quibble is that the idea of a government agent who doesn't want to play ball with Five-O has already been used too often--and it's become a bit of a cliché. Otherwise, an interesting plot AND for the first time you learn a little about Wo Fat's psyche. In an odd way, he likes kids and is a gentle man...for a cold blooded killer! Worth seeing.


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