A group fanatics who were plotting to take over a radio station so that they could broadcast their message are pulled over by a police cruiser. They shoot one of the two cops, then decide to take the cruiser and the other cop hostage, and use the police radio as a link. When McGarrett hears of this, he sends Truck and another cop to try and take them but they kill the cop he's with and keep Truck. Steve has to find another way to get to them so he hopes that their associate who was wounded when they took the cruiser and left behind might be able to help them. Steve just has to find a way to convince him to. Written by
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Although Five-O had flourished on Tuesday nights during its 1971-75 run, almost always finishing in the top five for the season, the return to the time slot was a disaster in the ratings. This telecast pulled a 12.8 rating and 20 share, unbelievably bad for 1979, and scored in the bottom 10 of the rankings (although higher than the two other CBS shows for the night). This may have led CBS-TV to cut the season order from 22 shows to 20 and go straight from "The Golden Noose," which was wrapping production, to "Woe to Wo Fat," the planned finale, without filming two intervening shows. (This happened to "Star Trek" in its third season, when two planned shows were not filmed in early 1969. Other series, such as "Ugly Betty" in 2010, were also cut short by two shows and hastily rewritten so the 20th show of the season would be the last.) See more
Toward the end of this episode, lead terrorist Karl comments to McGarrett that it's getting dark, to which McGarrett responds that it always gets dark at that time of day. Then some time passes, yet during an outside shot of the police command area, the shadows are made by a sun that's high overhead. Then more time passes, and after the climactic shootout, the sun is still high overhead. See more