Ossie Connors, a brilliant and ruthless bank robber, devises a complicated scheme to get revenge on McGarrett, who put the criminal away 10 years earlier in what the lawman describes as "my first big arrest." Connors bribes a Five-O snitch to mislead Dan Williams, then has the snitch killed. Before the tale ends, three more people will lose their lives. McGarrett, relying on cop's instinct, resists what appears to be an easy end to the case. Written by
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The bizarre scheduling of this show (on the least-watched night of the year and in a terrible time slot where people are opening Christmas presents) may be because CBS had borrowed guest star William Windom from NBC, where he was starring in the sitcom My World and Welcome To It (it would win the Best Comedy Series Emmy for that season but wither in the ratings). Other shows where CBS borrowed stars from NBC include Paniolo (Frank Silvera from high Chaparral; he did Paniolo just before his death); The Two-Faced Corpse (Jessica Walter from Amy Prentiss; Abe Vigoda was waiting to start work on Barney Miller as well); and 6000 Deadly Tickets (Jack Hogan from Sierra). All of these shows aired out of production order to minimize showcasing the series on other networks. See more
The final scene is set in a currency exchange office in Hong Kong, but there are signs promoting the use of US Zip codes, and others advertising the purchase of US stamps. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
You get a bigger charge out of giving us the needle than pulling a job.