Two men kidnap a little girl. Cornered, they hide out in a bunker that overlooks a highway. One of the men is brain damaged from a war injury and the other has a weak heart. The men have enough weapons to hold off the authorities. McGarrett & Co. desperately try to find a way to rescue the girl in time. Written by
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This episode is largely a remake of "... And I Want Some Candy and a Gun That Shoots ..." which aired the previous season. The former episode was all too obviously based on the 1966 sniper massacre at the University of Texas in Austin, and the network declined to rebroadcast it because of its violence and the possibility it would encourage imitative behavior. So Leonard Freeman, writing his last episode, changed the motive for the sniper into distracting the cops from another crime (the kidnapping) and had his editors use as much footage from the earlier show as possible. Six years later, NBC used the same technique when it acquired the theatrical film "Two Minute Warning," filming an hour of extra footage about art thieves hiring the sniper to distract attention from a museum robbery (the film bombed). See more
In the middle of the episode, while at the scene of the hostage situation at the bunker, McGarrett is informed that Che Fong found evidence of a sedative in the kidnapped little girl's chocolate. McGarrett orders Ben to arrest the child's caretaker, referring to her by both her first and last names, even though no one has mentioned her name, and McGarrett would have had no way to know her name at that point. See more