August March, a seemingly respectable businessman who is also an art collector, has been running a smuggling ring of Asian art. When he discovers McGarrett is also a collector of small Asian sculptures, March arranges for a stolen piece of art from Japan to be substituted for McGarrett's collection, which is about to go on display in a Honolulu museum. March sees this an opportunity to frame the lawman who could smash his operation. But McGarrett, despite all odds, moves to trap his opponent. Written by
Did You Know?
Ed Asner reprised his role as August March over 36 years later on the rebooted version of the series. Footage of his original appearance was used, and he referred to having been arrested by one McGarrett. In the new series, it was Steve McGarrett's father who had arrested him. See more
Edited into Hawaii Five-0: Kalele