Hawaii Five-O: Season 8, Episode 22

Love Thy Neighbor, Take His Wife (26 Feb. 1976)

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A rich developer's wife has been kidnapped and an ecology activist has been implicated. But the activist is innocent and has been framed. McGarrett & Co. try to solve the crime and find the... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Williams
Kam Fong ...
Vincent Rhoads
Janit Baldwin ...
Julie Rhoads
Kimo Kahoano ...
Ben Tanaka
Alba Francesca ...
Lisa Wingfield
Danny Kamekona ...
Harry Endo ...
Herman Wedemeyer ...
Jan Shapiro ...
Prof. Sellers
Bob Turnbull ...
Bob Skinner


A rich developer's wife has been kidnapped and an ecology activist has been implicated. But the activist is innocent and has been framed. McGarrett & Co. try to solve the crime and find the kidnapped woman. As the title implies, the developer's neighbor holds the key to the mystery. Written by Bill Koenig

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26 February 1976 (USA)  »

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The title comes from the biblical quote from Matthew, "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." See more »


When Five-O find the van owned by kidnapping suspect Ben Tanaka, Danny Williams finds a headband with a large turquoise stone in it. He calls McGarrett, who is with the husband of the kidnap victim, and tells him to ask Mr. Wingfield if his wife owned "an Indian-type headband." McGarrett turns to Mr. Wingfield and asks if his wife owned "a turquoise headband." The description "Indian headband" was much too general to let McGarrett know even if it was an American Indian headband, yet he somehow knew - correctly - that it had a turquoise stone, even though Danny did not tell him this. See more »

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6 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with an idealistic environmentalist practicing a speech at home. Suddenly, a masked man kidnaps him--forcing the activist to drive him and another crook to a rich developer's estate. While the environmentalist waits in the van, one of the men kidnaps the developer's wife--as his next door neighbor (David Huddleston) stands in his yard and watches. Considering when the police arrive that the neighbor says nothing about what he saw, you can safely assume he's behind the crime. And, while McGarrett and his men investigate, all the evidence seems to point to the poor environmentalist--the film of his van approaching and leaving the scene, a headband belonging to the victim in his van (see the GOOF section) and the man did not show up for his big speech (because he himself had been kidnapped). Can Five-O straighten all this out and bring niceness back to Hawaii? You betcha.

Overall, this is an interesting episode with some decent twists. My only gripe is that some of the characters are dumber than toast (especially Huddleston). Still, it's well worth seeing.

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