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 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
You bucked the system, Charlie... We can't let you buck the system.