Hawaii Five-O: Season 12, Episode 4

Sign of the Ram (25 Oct. 1979)

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Steve is approached by an astrologer who tells him that a boxer who has a bout on the island will die if he goes through with the fight. But Steve is incredulous.

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Steve is approached by an astrologer who tells him that a boxer who has a bout on the island will die if he goes through with the fight. But Steve is incredulous.

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20 years after this show was broadcast (and a year after Jack Lord's death from Alzheimer's disease), Sharon Farrell (Lori) told an interviewer that Lord kept forgetting his own lines and rewriting the lines of guest star Jayne Meadows (playing an astrological consultant who gives advice to an aspiring boxer). Farrell suggested that Lord may have already had early-onset Alzheimer's and was in a combative phase where he raged at everybody. See more »

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When Jessica Humboldt (Jayne Meadows) is doing an astrological chart on the grass and is approached by Joe Donovan (Eddie Firestone), the sun is coming somewhat from her right, and when he gets up to leave there are no shadows behind her. But when Kimo (William Smith) walks up a moment later, the sun is coming from directly behind her, and there are numerous shadows (either of the crew or the people in the stands behind her) on the ground immediately behind her. See more »

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No the very worst show in the series, but ample proof that season 12 was a mistake.
27 April 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The main plot idea from "Sign of the Ram" is pretty good--even if it is lifted, believe it or not, from the film "The Producers". However, given that it's season 12 (and seasons 11 and 12 of "Hawaii Five-O" were just awful), it's not surprising that they STILL managed to screw this one up and make an embarrassing show.

The program begins with a boxer leaving the gym--and seeing his manager getting shot to death! Who would do this and why? Well, the who and why are pretty interesting. What is NOT interesting is a kooky astrologer (Jayne Meadows) coming into the show for absolutely no reason other than comic relief. Her predictions are often wrong and she was just an annoyance. What's worse, a previous episode had a pretty much identical character (and that episode was bad, too) but to explain why a different actress and different character is in this one, they say that "she and other astrologer TRADED practices--and the other lady is now in Albuquerque"! Huh?! This made no sense--nor did much of anything about this part of the show.

The bottom line is that playing that character for comic relief is a clear sign that the series had long since jumped the shark (i.e., it was past its peak). Dumb and goofy--despite an interesting plot. Not worth seeing unless you are a die-hard fan of "Hawaii Five-O".


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