Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Woe to Wo Fat 

The series concludes with the final showdown between McGarrett and Wo Fat. Three scientists who have disappeared have one thing in common, they all attended a symposium on possible ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Crane

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Frank Telford
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett / Prof. Elton Raintree
William Smith ... Det. James 'Kimo'Carew (credit only)
Herman Wedemeyer ... Det. Duke Lukela (credit only)
Moe Keale ... Truck Kealoha (credit only)
Khigh Dhiegh Khigh Dhiegh ... Wo Fat
Lyle Bettger ... General Dexter
Vito Scotti ... Bill Baskin
Pat Crowley ... Dr. Elizabeth Fielding
Terence Knapp Terence Knapp ... Dr. Sven Lindquist
Wayne Ward ... Philip Duvenal
Reginold F.H. Ho Reginold F.H. Ho ... Cab Driver (as Reggie Ho)
Henry Niedzielski Henry Niedzielski ... Dr. Fritz Schumacher
Lloyd Kino Lloyd Kino ... Ho Lee
James Roach James Roach ... Naval Officer
Bill Larstead Bill Larstead ... First operator
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Storyline

The series concludes with the final showdown between McGarrett and Wo Fat. Three scientists who have disappeared have one thing in common, they all attended a symposium on possible space-based, laser defense systems. McGarrett impersonates a fourth scientist, Dr. Elton Raintree, who attended the same gathering and is soon abducted. Wo Fat is behind it all and wants the scientists to complete their work and produce such a device. Written by Bill Koenig

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1980 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The assault rifle used by Wo Fat and the Red Chinese (Valmet M76) is a derivative of the Soviet Kalashinkov (AK47 and its variants). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when the one doctor is being picked up in Hong Kong, the cars are driving on the wrong side of the road for Hong Kong. The cab drivers are also driving left hand drive cars. See more »

Quotes

Wo Fat: [speaking to Steve McGarrett] Through a dozen adventures, which have had no resolution, we now come to an end to this... this morality play.
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Can't disagree with the previous reviews
5 February 2017 | by bdmax60See all my reviews

I have now watched every episode from Season 1 to 12 and can't agree more that the last two seasons were sub-par with a few exceptions.

There were too may far fetched plots that were getting into the supernatural and occult which means that the writers were stretching for stories. There were usually plot holes that you could drive a truck through, although I realize that these shows are just escapism. Today's shows try to be more realistic and introspective which is not necessarily a good thing.

Also, McGarett was not involved or as emotive as in earlier seasons.

The Kimo Carew character was too much of a peer to McGarett, while Williams to McGarett was more of a father and son relationship. The chemistry was not there with Kimo. You felt that Williams would be the head of Five-0 someday which is something that you never felt with Kimo.

Really missed Chin Ho too!

I also think that the female addition, in the last season, to the team could have been utilized more in the story lines. As another reviewer mentioned, for the most part this role was used as a gofer.

Anyway, just to add to another review of the final episode I found the chase in the jungle/forest unbelievable. Wo Fat had a machine gun but missed McGarett so many times at close range. This made the whole plot unbelievable even in the world of TV Fantasy.

A very disappointing end to a series that was so good for ten seasons.


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