A returning soldier that saw combat in Vietnam returns to Hawaii and has a severe flashback that leads to him taking over a hospital including Dan-O as a hostage.

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Kam Fong ...
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Doctor William Hanson
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Colonel Lew Cardell
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Doctor Shirmer
Gina Villines ...
Mary Karabinos
Douglas Mossman ...
Lt. Kealoha (as Doug Mossman)
Lawrence Templar ...
Doctor Cutter (as Laurence Templar)
Seth Riggs ...
Peter Miller, HPD
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Napua Stevens ...
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A returning soldier that saw combat in Vietnam returns to Hawaii and has a severe flashback that leads to him taking over a hospital including Dan-O as a hostage.

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8 January 1969 (USA)  »

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The title is derived from the children game "King of the Hill" where the object of which is to stay on top of a large hill or pile as the "King of the Hill" while other players attempt to knock the King off the pile and take their place. See more »

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McGarrett performs incorrect CPR on the patient. Anyone performing CPR on a patient would never do it on a soft surface such as a bed. They would put the patient on the floor and then perform the CPR. See more »

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Marine Lance Corporal John T. Auston: [to Danny] I'm gonna stay right here and see that you live! ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I'M GONNA SEE THAT YOU LIVE!
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The Vietnam Flashback Episode.
17 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Danno brings a marine into the hospital with a head injury from a baseball game. The trauma causes the Marine, played by Yaphet Kotto, to think he is back in Vietnam and the surrounded by the enemy. He grabs a gun and seriously wounds Danno. Then with the gun he takes over the critical wing of the hospital and no one can get in, or get to the other patients because the Marine thinks everyone are Viet Cong, And that they shot Danny. Steve has to try to figure out what the Marine is seeing, and how he can save Danny and the other critical patients on the floor. The episode is filmed so that we get to see what the Marine sees as he "flashes back" to Vietnam. One minute we are in the hospital room, then after some psychedelic colors we are in taken to the war. Perhaps this episode enlightened a lot of people as to what war can do to a person. I know that whenever I hear of a person having post-traumatic stress I remember this episode. I don't know if it's correct, but it does leave an impression.

There is even a fascinating use of a helicopter in this episode. Oh, and a not quite correct use of CPR by McGarret on a patient.


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