Hawaii Five-O: Season 1, Episode 8

No Blue Skies (5 Dec. 1968)

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McGarrett is investigating a cat burglar who pulls off jobs in spectacular fashion. His most recent heist totaled $30,000 of jewels from a room in a high-rise hotel. The culprit is Joey ... See full summary »

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Robert Random ...
Paul Oliwa (as Bob Random)
Sandra Smith ...
Valerie Michaels
Clayton Naluai ...
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Saigun Wong ...
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McGarrett is investigating a cat burglar who pulls off jobs in spectacular fashion. His most recent heist totaled $30,000 of jewels from a room in a high-rise hotel. The culprit is Joey Rand, a lounge singer who's also a compulsive gambler who owes a Mainland syndicate $200,000. His girlfriend, who works for a company that does tours, supplies Joey with the names and room numbers of well-to-do people. Joey is now the target of a determined McGarrett and the syndicate that's ready to kill him over the singer's gambling debts. Written by Bill Koenig

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"Ain't No Big Thing" was almost an unofficial second theme song for the first season. It was written by Kui Lee and recorded by many performers, including Don Ho, the Brothers Cazimero and Kawika Crowley. McGarrett alludes to the song previously in "....And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin" (#1.5) when he tells Big Chicken, "Ain't no big thing, brother." In "The Box" (#1.16) Big Chicken sings it in the shower. See more »

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Joey Rand: [to Valerie] The scene is... YOU DON'T KNOW FROM NOTHING!
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Homage to Bobby Darin and the Kennedys
26 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An obvious homage to June 1968 death of Robert Kennedy, the quagmire in Vietnam and the disillusionment of artists such as Bobby Darin-referenced by the guest star Tommy Sands.

Hawaii-5-O was such high quality, that it may have set the bar too high in earning such a low (5.5) score, especially within the stellar first season.

The dramatic events of 1968, the dropping out of society of one Bobby Darin, famous for his version of "Blue Skies" and how his jazzed-up version of that song cynically-contrasts with the lighter, more optimistic post-WWII version given by Bing Crosby. I could imagine the effect of the Kennedy-Vietnam-Class-Warfare perfect storm spreading gloom and yet counterbalanced by the emotional reserve of our heroes who display calm, confident multi- ethnic teamwork. True liberal democracy-an incredibly expensive result of patient virtue. I'm looking forward to the movie treatment of this series. Thanks


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