Five-O intercepts a "box man," an expert safe cracker, at the Honolulu airport. The criminal is killed by a shot from Dan Williams, who fired just before the criminal would have shot Chin Ho. The man had $20,000 and instructions to check into a hotel on Hilo. McGarrett goes undercover, posing as the box man. The lawman finds himself involved in a conspiracy involving two other criminals, Swanson and Andre, as well as a woman. All claim to know nothing about "the Man" who is sending them instructions. Eventually, McGarrett discovers the target of the plot -- a yacht where a diplomat of another nation is staying which has six kilos of heroin in a very secure safe. (This episode apparently takes place before episode 1.16, "The Box," where Swanson appears as an inmate in Oahu State Prison.) Written by
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Undercover McGarrett goes to the length of taking luggage with him to the hotel when he assumes the safe cracker's identity (recently flown in from the mainland). When Swanson knocks the suitcase off the chair to sit down it is clearly empty. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
I cracked a few safes for naval intelligence... But as a professional I'd starve.