The young son of a rich man is kidnapped. Five-O and HPD observe the scene where the kidnappers are to pick up the money. Five-O's Kono corners the kidnappers but ends up being captured. He sets the boy free but is beaten by the kidnappers, who now are demanding ransom for release of the Five-O member. Written by
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This episode demonstrates how a call was traced through an old mechanical switching system. The technician literally had to trace the wires through each switch (1 for each digit of the phone number) to find the line it came in on. This is why the caller had to stay on the line for 5 to 10 minutes for the call to be traced. Success depended on a very skilled technician to complete the trace quickly. With a modern digital switch, everything is run by computer. The computer has to decode the dialed number so that it 'knows' who is calling and who is being called even before the phone rings. See more
The abandoned bunker where Timmy and Kono are held is clearly outdoors on location and is of reinforced concrete construction yet the interior walls are obviously the work of the scenic art dept. in an attempt to simulate cinder blocks on a studio set. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
[Blake is going to pay the ransom for his son
No, Mr. Blake, please don't try to do this youself... You can't handle it.
Why not?... I've handled bigger deals before.