"Hawaii Five-O" Tsunami (TV Episode 1977) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Some kids steal an ambulance, one of the attendants tries to stop them but is struck. One of the kids wants to go back and help the man but they keep on going. When they reach their destination the one who wanted to go back is upset, saying that no one was suppose to get hurt. That's when he walks off and a couple of them follow him. He goes to the Iolani Palace and one of them tries to talk him out what he is thinking but his mind is made that's when he is shot. Steve is upset. Later they put their plan in motion, wherein two of them go to a weather monitoring station and make the one there announce a Tsunami is coming. And that's when the island is in an uproar. That's when the rest rob a jewelry store. Steve upon learning the whole thing's a hoax and help but wonder if it and the dead young man are connected.

  • A group of geology students known as "The Brain Trust" engineer a fake tsunami warning, which is taken seriously because of memories of a devastating real-life tsunami in the islands. Their motives are to make all of the population of Honolulu run for the hills; then, posing as rescue workers, they will knock over a jewelry store for $6 million in gems. When one of the students, guilt-ridden over injuring a passer-by during the theft of an ambulance, decides to go to Five-O and spill the beans, he is followed to the Iolani Palace and gunned down (with a silenced pistol) within fifty steps of the Five-0 offices -- which sends an irate McGarrett on the trail of the rest of the Brain Trust.


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