When Tony Alika's guns shoot out a tire on a police car, resulting in the death of a cop and the near-death of Duke, the whole crime is captured on film by a free-lance photographer (a "stringer" in the trade), who goes to Alika and tries to blackmail him and a mainland hood. One of several stories by Paul Williams as guest-star vehicles for himself; this one was apparently taken by writer Robert Janes to revive his popular story line about the Hawaiian kumu mob. Written by
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Stuntman and frequent bit-part actor Beau Vanden Ecker
makes his final on-camera appearance in this show, playing the cop in Duke's car who is ejected and killed when the car's tire is shot out. Three shows later, he moved behind the camera to direct "The Skyline Killer"; when Five-O returned for a final season he became associate producer and directed four more shows. See more