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Once Upon a Time: Part I 

McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in ... See full summary »

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McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in Los Angeles. McGarrett enlists the aid of U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials in prosecuting the quack. However, McGarrett's sister refuses to believe her big brother. When the child dies, the sister turns against McGarrett. As the trial begins, it is disrupted by followers of the quack. Written by Bill Koenig

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19 February 1969 (USA)  »

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McGarrett tells Danny that his sister's baby is 12 months old. He later says that the baby is 6 months old. See more »

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Det. Steve McGarrett: [to his sister about Dr. Fremont's machine] You could plug that stupid thing into any wall socket and that two-bit transformer drops it down to 32 volts... Just enough to give the sucker that deep therapy hum...
Mary Ann Whalen: That's a terrible thing to say, Steve!
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One of the best episodes of any TV series of this era
29 June 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I've just watched this again on the Season One DVD of the original H5O. I caught a few scenes on a Me TV rerun a few weeks ago. Time to give my age away, but I saw the show first run when I was in junior high. The first reviewer, could not have said it better as far as how this showcases Jack Lord's excellent acting.

This DVD set enables me to see the original series from the start from an adult's perspective. Also, the other reviewer is very right about how this issue of quackery is still relevant today.

A roundabout remake of this episode in the new H50 could be very well done. The new McGarrett has a sister, I think also named Mary Ann. She does not have children but some other angle could be done, perhaps with the new Dan-O and his ex.


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