Wo Fat poses as a Chinese scientist as part of a plot to steal a deadly toxin from the University of Hawaii. After the theft McGarrett is hot on his trail to Hong Kong where he finds out that his longtime foe is in league with a triad group known as the Nine Dragons. However, McGarrett is soon captured and after he escapes he soon discovers that the theft was just a small part of a a bigger plot which could lead to nuclear Armageddon for the United States. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Did You Know?
This show was filmed before, but aired after, the death of Chinese Communist Chairman Mao Zedong (the show ran just a few days before Mao's widow and three other extreme radicals known as the Gang of Four attempted a coup bent on restoring the horrors of the Cultural Revolution). This makes this show and others featuring Wo Fat in the 1970s ("The Jinn Who Clears the Way" and "Presenting ... in the Center Ring ... Murder") particularly fascinating because Wo is presented as a dedicated Maoist who becomes progressively more upset with his own country, to the point where he acts against it. (Here he operates from Hong Kong, which was a British dependency at the time but was almost exclusively Chinese.) Wo then disappears entirely until the very last show, "Woe to Wo Fat," where he is on a remote island which is evidently his self-proclaimed independent country. See more
When Wo Fat (Khigh Dheigh) is being briefed by Mr. Chong (Robert Nelson) in the vehicle after he arrives in Hawaii, the sun is usually on Wo Fat when the scenes are shown from Mr. Chong's perspective, but when the camera switches to a reverse shot from Wo Fat's perspective, he's suddenly in shadow. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
My God. How could I say those things? Even brainwashed, how could I say those things?