Hawaii Five-O: Season 12, Episode 12

School for Assassins (1 Jan. 1980)

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Five-O is assigned to provide security for a meeting involving a Middle Eastern sheik from OPEC, who is coming to Honolulu to negotiate with oil magnate John Ellington. McGarrett gets ... See full summary »

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Det. Lori Wilson
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Lloyd Bochner ...
Colonel Avery
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Jennifer Fair
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Kelsey
Lynne Ellen Hollinger ...
Idra Dassan
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Murli H. Manghnani ...
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Five-O is assigned to provide security for a meeting involving a Middle Eastern sheik from OPEC, who is coming to Honolulu to negotiate with oil magnate John Ellington. McGarrett gets information that someone may be planning to disrupt the meeting, and sends Kimo to infiltrate what turns out to be a school for assassins operated out of an estate on Oahu -- whose best student, Kelsey, is tasked with assassinating the OPEC representative. Written by aldanoli

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Truck gets it again!!
10 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Hawaii Five-O" was a great cop show--at least until it neared the end of its run. Seasons 11 and 12 are wonderful examples of a show that had simply continued long after they'd run out of ideas. So, with these newer episodes, they either recycled old plots, came up with CRAZY and complicated plots or simply tried to play it for laughs. None of these worked very well and time and time again the show shows its age. One of the best examples of this is Truck. This character was introduced in season 12--and by this point (with quite a few more episodes in the season) he's already been shot three times!!! Talk about having a bad year!!

As far as the plot goes, it starts off almost like a James Bond movie-- with a school for assassins led by Col. Avery (Lloyd Bochner) and his newest recruit (Gary Lockwood). Lockwood is an oddball in this episode, as he is THE star early on and then his character just fizzles--which is odd when you get a recognizable star to appear on the show.

The target for these assassins is someone at a meeting between some OPEC guy and an American multi-millionaire oil man. The plot to kill whichever one is WAY too complicated and has a huge hole. Early on, you see a lady meet the oil man and than call to say that he is headed to Hawaii. IMMEDIATELY after, the Colonel announces that their target is on the way to Hawaii. However, for the rest of the show, the lady is nice and is not a member of the assassination squad. Clearly she was a red herring but normally you don't give such conflicting information that close together. In other words, why have her phone at all?! It's confusing and really looks like the writer just forgot about her.

All in all, not good at all--meaning it's about average for season 12.


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