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
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Early in the episode, McGarrett visits what is supposed to be an office of the Food and Drug Administration with the phony medical device he bought in order to help bring charges against Dr. Fremont. Despite the tight shot of the doorway (above which is the sign stating that this is the FDA), it is clear from the doorways, the unusual texture of the building's exterior, and even the news racks near the doorway that this is actually the entrance to the Van Nuys courthouse shown later in the story (minus the "FDA" sign). See more
Mary Ann Whalen
Dr. Fremont is a saint. A medical genius. And she's curing Tommy!
Det. Steve McGarrett
She's a quack. She couldn't cure a ham.