Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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The Moroville Covenant 

Paul Burke guest stars as attorney David Lawrence, a political candidate whose promising bid for the U.S. Senate is endangered by the murder of a man who tried to blackmail him. Although ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert L. Morrison

Writers:

Leonard Freeman (created by), Seeleg Lester
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
William Smith ... Det. James 'Kimo' Carew
Sharon Farrell ... Lori Wilson
Herman Wedemeyer ... Duke Lukela
Moe Keale ... Truck Kealoha
Paul Burke ... David Lawrence
Helen Funai Helen Funai ... Margo Lawrence
Diane McBain ... Eva Pritchard
Rodney Philip Aiu Rodney Philip Aiu ... Jack Smith (as Christerpher Neddles)
John Stalker John Stalker ... George Sulieman
Carleton Smith Carleton Smith ... Phil McCorkendale
Donald Carter Donald Carter ... Burton Briggs
Don Pomes Don Pomes ... Winnie Winston
Elsie Russell Elsie Russell ... Sarah May
Alan Becker Alan Becker ... Record Keeper
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Paul Burke guest stars as attorney David Lawrence, a political candidate whose promising bid for the U.S. Senate is endangered by the murder of a man who tried to blackmail him. Although Lawrence swears he knows nothing about the murder, he admits that the dead would-be extortionist did have knowledge about him that could have destroyed his political future. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 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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Running on fumes....
9 June 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode was the second to last one shown of the original "Hawaii Five-O". Unfortunately, the quality of the series had slipped badly in the last two seasons and some of the worst episodes in season 12 were saved for the end--once they knew for sure that the show wasn't coming back the following season. In the case of "The Moroville Covenant", the show must have been made near the beginning of the season but was held to the end because they realized it was a turkey. How do I know this? Well, Sharon Farrell played a member of Five-O named Lori. But, after realizing that her character was awful and mostly consigned to doing grunt-work and getting coffee, she left less than halfway through the season--yet she is inexplicably back in this episode!

The show is a very talky episode about Dave Lawrence (Paul Burke). It seems that the guy has been approached by a blackmailer during his senate election campaign and then the blackmailer ends up dead. When Five-O investigates they discover two things--A LOT of people had reasons to want the guy dead and the case might have something to do with an accident that occurred 20 years earlier in Idaho.

So is this one any good? Nah...it's dull and the ending is quite silly. Not the worst of season 12 but certainly pretty awful due to ridiculous writing.


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