Hawaii Five-O: Season 1, Episode 22

Six Kilos (12 Mar. 1969)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Zulu ...
Kam Fong ...
Margi Carstairs
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Than Wyenn ...
Richard Denning ...
Ken Hiller ...
Delivery Man
Eddie Dew ...
John Warnash (as Edward L. Dew)
Robert Errecarte ...
Frank Wayne
Joseph 'Kep' Kuhau ...
Watch Officer
Milton Hibdon ...
Brad Warren


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 Bill Koenig

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Danny is seen getting into a boat moored on Oahu (Tripler Army Hospital is seen in the background) to observe Steve, who is undercover. Just minutes later Danny is observing Steve at a house on Hawaii's Big Island, which is over 120 miles away. See more »


Det. Steve McGarrett: Is this the whole welcoming committee?
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Fun episode...but turn off your brain, as logical errors abound!
15 November 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a good episode to watch if you are a bit drunk or incredibly stupid--otherwise, the logical problems with this episode might make it tough to watch. That, or you just suspend your sense of disbelief as you understand that this show abounds with logical errors.

"Six Kilos" begins with an expert safe cracker being tailed at the airport by Five-O. When confronted, he tries to shoot Kono and Danny has no choice but to kill the guy. Afterwords, they find a note and a ton of cash indicating that he's on the Island to pull a huge heist. Steve decides to impersonate the dead man and joins up with the gang to find out what they're up to.

Here is a partial list of the many logical issues with the episode:

1. Why does McGarrett, of all people, go under cover? Don't you think that as head of Five-O he would be very well-known to criminals? Not surprisingly, at one point in the episode his cover IS blown because someone recognized him. Fortunately, the writers had the bad guy in this scene "taken out" but you also wonder why no one noticed that this crook went to deliver a package to the man Steve was impersonating never returned.

2. McGarrett admits he doesn't know a lot about safe-cracking. Yet later in the episode, under impossible conditions, he expertly does it--even after the lights go out and an alarm is triggered! Even James Bond couldn't have done this better!

3. Danno is out fishing as a cover to do surveillance on McGarrett and the rest of the gang. He's holding the fishing rod upside-down!

4. Why is there a black briefcase sitting next to Danno's car in the very next scene and why does he just leave it there. Is this from some plot element that was later deleted from the script? Regardless, it is confusing for obsessive-compulsive viewers like myself.

5. When a guard on the ship discovers an intruder, he doesn't call for help but tries (in vain) to capture the man! This is a common cliché, but I hate to see guards who never yell for help.

6. At the end, "the Man" shoots two of the criminals. Why not shoot the third (McGarrett)??!! And, with two criminals lying on the ground bleeding, why does McGarrett have his verbal showdown with the Man? Why not FIRST call for an ambulance or two?! I'm no bleeding heart guy, but I would have called for help THEN have the final say so to the Man!

7. Why is Carl Swanson one of the criminals in the gang? In a previous episode ("The Box"), Swanson is in prison and recognizes McGarrett as the man who put him here. But, in "Six Kilos" Swanson doesn't recognize him and is not in prison. Logically, this episode must have occurred before "The Box". This is a bit sloppy.

The only good things about the show was that it was fun to watch (in a silly way). I loved seeing McGarrett dressed in ridiculous (but highly fashionable in 1969 Hawaii) clothes and acting like a smug crook. He smiled a lot and acted so unlike himself that it's worth seeing. Just remember...it's all pretty dumb.

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