Hawaii Five-O: Season 2, Episode 16

Bored, She Hung Herself (7 Jan. 1970)

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The "lost" episode of Five-O, it has never been made available in syndication. A woman is found hanged to death. The suspect is a young man who uses a yoga technique where someone hangs ... See full summary »

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The "lost" episode of Five-O, it has never been made available in syndication. A woman is found hanged to death. The suspect is a young man who uses a yoga technique where someone hangs themselves (but survives). All is not what it appears. Written by Bill Koenig

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The storyline featured the officers investigating an apparent suicide of a woman by hanging. The woman had been practicing hanging herself as part of a health regimen. A viewer died trying the same technique, and as a result this episode was never broadcast again, was not included in syndication, and does not appear on the Season 2 DVD. See more »

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A seemingly mundane episode, pulled due to an alleged suicide attributed to it.
25 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode was apparently pulled from circulation after someone reportedly imitated the hanging seen in this show and the producers didn't want to see anyone else killed as a result of ideas spurred on by the show. In the Season Two set that came out, this episode was not included and I felt a bit cheated--after all, it was purported to be ALL of the shows and cost just as much as a complete season. I did, however, get to see the show.

The show starts with a weird guy chanting like a Buddhist and practicing a mind-control technique that would allow him to hang himself without being hurt!! A bit later, his girlfriend was found hanging and quite dead! Considering that they'd been arguing and they are hippies, you'd naturally assume she either died imitating him or he did it. Her distraught father sure believed that he was responsible.

When McGarrett talked to the hippie guy, he said that her death WAS his fault. However, he denies that he murdered her, but blamed himself for giving her this idea. BUT, a bit later, the coroner's report showed that someone had crushed her throat--she did NOT die as a result of the hanging! Naturally, this was now a case of murder.

Despite McGarrett not having a case against the young man, the girl's father is on a rampage (a common theme in the show--practically a cliché since it happened so much in the first few seasons). So, the dad decides to throw around his weight and prove to everyone the guy did it.

Normally, I wouldn't tell all the spoilers, but since this particular episode is out of circulation, I'll give the rest of the show. After some lengthy cross-examination, a creepy middle-aged neighbor confesses to the murder. Fortunately, McGarrett is able to tell the grieving father and boyfriend the truth. At the very end, the boyfriend utters an "I want to live" line (VERY sappy) and the show ends with the youth running wildly into the surf--as he'd convinced himself that he might have done it!

By the way, this is NOT the sort of case a crack state police force would usually investigate--it seems a bit mundane. Oh, well, it still is an interesting story and worth seeing--if you can find it. Also, if they had to pull an episode, at least it was far from a great one--this one was kind of goofy, actually, as you can tell from the odd plot.


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