Thugs kidnap a singer and spirit her off in a boat - but then the boat is caught in a violent storm and driven northwestward, where it wrecks on the north coast of Kauai. The coastline there is known as the Na Pali Cliff region and is so rugged that there are no roads and only a few trails. Everybody survives the wreck, but the kidnappers realize (from their radio) that the boat has been reported missing and is presumed destroyed -- and the kidnappers and the victim with it. To avoid losing out on the half-million-dollar ransom, the kidnappers engage the help of a nature lover who can lead them to a general store he frequents (they then kill him when he finds out too much), and make a call to Honolulu to tell the singer's manager how to leave off the ransom money. McGarrett sends Danno to the cliffs area (Danno used to surf there) to find the paths the kidnappers are using, and himself goes to Kauai and the end of the road to help drop off the ransom. Written by
Did You Know?
This was the second show to be filmed in the 1976-77 season and was made back-to-back with Nine Dragons (filmed on a road trip to Hong Kong), so it may have actually been filmed on Kauai, a sparsely-populated "garden island" known for its dense mountain forests. This is the only Five-O that uses Kauai as a location (it was also used, although renamed as a Costa Rican island, in Jurassic Park). See more
When Bonnie Jo smashes out the window of the cab attempting to escape, a shot of the outside of the cab shows only a small hole in the broken glass. The cab is left parked at this location, but later when Che Fong is examining the cab, most of the glass of the window is gone, and Che states that the window must have been smashed elsewhere because there is no glass on the ground. See more