Five-O races to find the witness to a hit on a bagman of a local mob. The witness, who narrowly escaped being killed himself, had dropped a library book with his library card inside, ... See full summary »

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Al Harrington ...
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Ted Reynolds
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Bo Lansing
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Five-O races to find the witness to a hit on a bagman of a local mob. The witness, who narrowly escaped being killed himself, had dropped a library book with his library card inside, providing the hitman with the name of the witness. The witness's wife doesn't want him to go to the police. Five-O's main clue is a letter the witness wrote to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's "Secret Witness" feature that seeks tips for unsolved crimes. Written by Bill Koenig

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McGarrett and Surak battle wits....oh, and some other folks get killed.
16 April 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a rather undistinguished episode--other than you get to see Cindy Williams before she gained fame with her character from "Laverne and Shirley". Now I am not saying it's bad...just very ordinary. Of course, with "Hawaii Five-O", ordinary ain't at all bad.

The show begins with a short order cook getting off his overnight shift and walking home. On the way, an assassin kills a guy and takes a bag filled with cash--and it's all witnessed by this young cook. So, when the killer notices this, he chases the cook and tries to kill the only witness. The guy gets away but his dopey wife convinces him NOT to go to the police with what he knows.

In the meantime, McGarrett automatically knows who's behind the killing--it's Mr. Spock's father, Surak! Well, actually it's a character played by Mark Lenard--the guy who also played Spock's father on TV. His battle of wits with the mobster is pretty typical of the banter on the show--nothing special.

Much of the show consists of the killer following leads to catch up to the witness. All this leads to a bloody and exciting finale--and just reinforces the notion that NOT going to the police is a very bad idea...duh!


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