Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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McGarrett must figure out how to get the goods on a mobster who is trying to clinch a mainland deal while murdering his enemies (including a past girlfriend) and putting them in an ... See full summary »



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Zulu ...
Kam Fong ...
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Harry Endo ...
Al Harrington ...
Tom Palmer ...
Daniel Kaleikini Jr. ...
Peter Yano (as Danny Kaleikini)
Charles Bent ...
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McGarrett must figure out how to get the goods on a mobster who is trying to clinch a mainland deal while murdering his enemies (including a past girlfriend) and putting them in an incinerator, which wipes out all traces of their existence -- or does it? Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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21 September 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sally tells McGarrett "I guess Peter just shot himself and jumped into that furnace". Peter Yano was the only one whose body wasn't incinerated. See more »


Sally: [Sally tells McGarrett she knows Johnny Oporta murdered Peter] I guess Peter just shot himself and jumped in that furnace!
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one of the earliest mobster episodes of "Hawaii Five-O"--and not a particularly great show.
17 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the middle and late episodes of "Hawaii Five-O", McGarrett tangled with mobsters again and again. However, in the first few seasons, this was NOT the case--the crimes were much more mundane and organized crime didn't seem so rampant. I loved the show, but always thought the idea of tons and tons of mobsters in Oahu seemed silly--there seemed to be more mafia-types in Hawaii than in Chicago and New York combined!

This episode finds Johnny Oporta trying to wipe out rivals in order to become the big kahuna on the islands--big enough to join forces with big-time mobsters in Detroit. Pimps, drug dealers and the like who won't swear allegiance to Oporta start disappearing--thanks to Oporta's henchmen which includes Al Harrington--the guy who later played 'Ben" and who worked for Five-O starting in season 5! And, once these folks were killed, they were disposed of in dumpsters and eventually incinerated--thanks to a worker at the incinerator who looked the other way when bodies turned up there!

Oddly, later in the show, with everything going right for Oporta, he makes a really, really dumb decision--one that made no sense at all. The inside man at the incinerator is told to tell police about one of the bodies that shows up there. This is because Oporta DOES want the other crooks on the island to know that the man was killed, as the victim had publicly argued with Oporta. In other words, he was sending everyone a message. However, he also revealed his wonderful body disposal method--and common sense would dictate that Oporta would need to find some other method in the future. However, Oporta is apparently quite dumb and does it again only days later--and this time he's caught and the episode ends.

All in all, a flat episode--mostly because the villain was just too stupid. Heck, McGarrett did NOT need to be much of a super-sleuth to capture this idiot. This is a sign of a weak script.

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