A spy ring targets a U.S. missile project headed by Dr. Grant Ormsbee, a headstrong scientist. The bait is an agent posing as an Asian scientist Orsmbee had met 12 years previously and who ... See full summary »

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A spy ring targets a U.S. missile project headed by Dr. Grant Ormsbee, a headstrong scientist. The bait is an agent posing as an Asian scientist Orsmbee had met 12 years previously and who had maintained correspondence with Ormsbee. McGarrett clashes with Ormsbee initially when the scientist refuses to cooperate with Five-O's investigation of the death of a member of the spy ring, who has been sacrificed as part of the group's complicated plot. Ormsbee eventually agrees to play Judas Goat himself as Five-O and Naval Intelligence attempt to smash the spy ring. Written by Bill Koenig

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Initially the missile launch is a Polaris ICBM. This cuts to a Tomahawk cruise missile showing the separation of booster rocket motor and the ignition of the jet engine. See more »

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Pat Hingle made this more enjoyable.
3 December 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Soon-Tek Oh (a frequent quest on "Hawaii Five-O") starred as a Chinese defector named Chaing. The show begins with him coming ashore in a raft--and then killing the Chinese agent who came to help him on shore. Why? A bit later, McGarrett investigates the killing of the agent as well as trying to identify the person who came ashore. The trail leads to a brilliant but supremely obnoxious and arrogant scientist (Pat Hingle). Hingle quickly dismisses McGarrett and says he'll have nothing to do with any investigation--he and his work is too important for such 'trivialities'! However, when Chaing arrives at Hingle's hotel room, Hingle realizes he needs McGarrett's help. Sure, Hingle acknowledges to McGarrett, Chaing DID kill the agent but it was in self-defense and the man is seeking political asylum. However, McGarrett isn't quite so fast to believe Chaing's story--and urges Hingle to take it slowly--especially since Hingle's project is VERY important for the US Defense Department. Perhaps Chaing has designs on Hingle's secrets or on Hingle himself. What's going to happen next? Tune in and see for yourself.

Overall, a very good episode. Much of this is because Hingle's character was such a colorful and likable jerk! The plot wasn't bad, either, though the viewer might just wonder how it is that Hawaii ALWAYS seems to be at the forefront of international spies and military intrigue!! Well worth seeing.


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