Hawaii Five-O: Season 8, Episode 16

Legacy of Terror (1 Jan. 1976)

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Alex Kelsey, a lawyer involved with mobster Din Lee, kills a dying Japanese man. The dead man had been a Japanese operative at the time of Pearl Harbor. Kelsey believes the dead man had a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kam Fong ...
Comm. Reginald Blackwell
Kazuo Tahashi
Don Porter ...
Alex Kelsey
Haunani Minn ...
Kim Matsu
Moe Keale ...
Din Lee
C.K. Huang ...
Minoru Tahashi
Harry Endo ...
Robert Apisa ...
Regan (as Bob Apisa)
Joe Kuon ...
Herbert Kobayashi ...
Bank Manager
Arte McCollough ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...


Alex Kelsey, a lawyer involved with mobster Din Lee, kills a dying Japanese man. The dead man had been a Japanese operative at the time of Pearl Harbor. Kelsey believes the dead man had a secret stash of gold. Kazuo Tahashi, the dead man's son, arrives from San Francisco. But Tahashi isn't all what he appears to be, either. Meanwhile, in the background is retired U.S. Navy Commander Reginald Blackwell, who had been an operative in Naval intelligence. McGarrett & Co. must try to put the pieces of this jigsaw puzzle together. Written by Bill Koenig

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An aging Japanese-American, Minoru Tahashi (C.K.Huang), prepares his will with the help of his aide Kim Matsu (Haunani Minn). To perform all the litigious paperwork involved in a will; Minoru hires Alex Kelsey (DonPorter) as his attorney. Kelsey in turn, sets fire to Minour’s house,killing him. At the death of his father, the son Kazuo (Mako) arrives from San Francisco to claim the contents of his father’s safe-deposit box. Kelsey knows of the legendary tales of a hidden two to three million dollars worth of gold bullion hidden by Minoru just after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlists the aide of Din Lee (Moe Keale) and his men to track down the millions and ship it off the island. At Minoru’s funeral, McGarrett has his own questions that he puts to former naval commander Reginald Blackwell (Lew Ayres) knowing he had a connection with Minoru from years past. Kazuo and Kim work together to hide facts from McGarrett and Five-O. For all her help, Kazuo double crosses Kim, killing her to make it appear that Lee’s hired muscle-boys have killed her. Kazuo calls Kelsey and arranges a deal with the gold, just between him and Kelsey. Once at Kelsey’s hotel, Kazuo kills him by tossing him out of his hotel window. McGarrett deduces that Minoru had hidden the gold bullion at a cabin sold to him by Blackwell. Kazuo also figures out where the gold is hidden. Kazuo takes Chin Ho Kelly captive while at the cabin. As the stand off continues with McGarrett talking to Kazuo as he holds Chin at gun point, Blackwell appears from the underbrush and shoots and wounds Kazuo. When the gold crate is brought out and opened, only three bars of gold are left after years of spending. Blackwell says that he and Minoru agreed that no one owned the gold. Together they used the money to set up scholarships and aided the elderly Japanese-American community. McGarrett smiles with that answer.

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