During a traffic stop in the boonies, the driver slips out a concealed handgun and shoots the HPD officer down in his tracks. Before dying, the cop gets off a couple of rounds at the fleeing car, causing it to crash. McGarrett and Danno visit the killer in the hospital, where he still couldn't care less about murdering a man ("I chopped a cop ... put a pig in a blanket"). The incident preys heavily on both men's minds, particularly Danno's. Later that same night, Danno witnesses a liquor-store robbery where the masked thief takes a shot at him. Danno follows the thief to a house, but loses him on the grounds. When a person steps out appearing to be carrying a pistol, Danno fires -- and finds to his horror that the young man was an innocent kid living at the house -- carrying a soldering iron. As the wounded boy lingers comatose and in critical condition, McGarrett must try to save Danno's reputation by proving that the robbery did occur and that the robber tricked the shooting victim ... Written by
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The NFL footage used in this episode comes from the November 28, 1971, game between the Baltimore Colts and Oakland Raiders. It is the only time the two teams met in the Oakland Coliseum. The Colts won the game, 37-14. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
We've cracked crime syndicates and dope rings. We've nailed double agents, rapists and murderers, and here we are with a lousy little drugstore heist on our hands with Danno's life on the line, and we can't crack it. I mean - Somebody oughta call a cop.