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
Did You Know?
"Ain't No Big Thing" was almost an unofficial second theme song for the first season. It was written by Kui Lee
and recorded by many performers, including Don Ho
, The Brothers Cazimero
and Kawika Crowley. In Tiger By The Tail ( #1.3)Bobby George sings it in his night club act. McGarrett alludes to the song in "....And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin" (#1.5) when he tells Big Chicken, "Ain't no big thing, bruddah." In "No Blue Skies" (#1.8), Joey sings the optimistic chorus. In "The Box" (#1.16) Big Chicken sings it in the shower. See more
In a typical camera shot McGarrett races down the front steps of Five-O headquarters to speed off to the crime scene (this time, the prison). Unusually, the car he drives away in is a black four door Ford Galaxie (no vinyl top) and not one of his trusty black Mercurys. In the overhead shots to follow, the car changes back to the customary black Mercury with a vinyl top. See more
[Big Chicken is holding a gun on McGarrett
Before you put me in here, I spent more on my shoelaces than you spent on that lousy suit of yours!