In the second series episode to deal with bubonic plague, the U.S. Coast Guard finds a schooner adrift off the coast of Oahu, and calls Five-O when it also finds three crew members murdered. McGarrett is called in, and finds the boat is rat-infested -- the crew members had all caught bubonic plague. McGarrett is also exposed to the disease, and is taken to an isolation ward. Further investigation reveals that three people -- a Corsican gangster named Paoli, his daughter Theresa and Theresa's husband Thomas Brown -- had charted the schooner to take them across the Pacific from Asia, where Paoli had recently withdrawn $5 million in mob funds. The trio goes underground in Honolulu's seedy netherworld and can't be located, so the Governor declares the whole island in a state of quarantine -- no flights can depart Honolulu International Airport and no boats can leave without all passengers being checked out. As Theresa goes downhill steadily, Thomas Brown gets a shot of a plague vaccine (... Written by
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Late in the episode, local hood Tamaki (Nephi Hannemann) agrees to meet fugitive Thomas Brown (Bert Convy) at 6:00 a.m. As Ben Kokua (Al Harrington) tails Tamaki, however, all of the shadows of cars, people, and street signs are small and created by a high overhead sun, which would not be the case at such an early hour. See more
Det. Danny Williams
[referring to a ship's log written in French
How's your French, Che?
About as good as your Chinese.