In Oahu State Prison, cons led by Big Chicken want to bring Swanson to heel because he doesn't show enough respect for "the system." But Swanson manages to shoot one of his attackers with guns the cons had smuggled into the prison. Swanson gathers up prison guards as hostages to try to get out of the prison. Swanson says if he's not let out, he'll start killing the hostages. McGarrett offers himself up as a hostage to try to head off bloodshed. Written by
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This show marks the first appearance by Al Harrington
. He would appear five more times in supporting roles before becoming a permanent cast member starting in season five. See more
In this episode, Gerald S. O'Laughlin's character is named Charlie Swanson. In the closing credits, his name is Carl Swanson. See more
[Charlie has taken McGarrett hostage
Hey... A true command decision, Charlie.