Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part I 

Alexander Kline, a brilliant scientist who had worked for the U.S. government, creates the Q strain, a bacteria that can wipe out vast numbers of people in a short time. He quit his U.S. ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Danny Williams
Chin Ho
Dr. Benjamin
Lynne Ellen Hollinger ...
Shirley Harris (as Lynn Ellen Hollinger)
Ted Thorpe ...
Yankee Chang ...
Bernard Ching ...
H.P.D. Officer


Alexander Kline, a brilliant scientist who had worked for the U.S. government, creates the Q strain, a bacteria that can wipe out vast numbers of people in a short time. He quit his U.S. position. To protest research into biological weapons, he will use the Q strain to wipe out Hawaii's population. Five-O catches up to Kline but the scientist has already left a vial with the killer bacteria in a place where it will spread. Written by Bill Koenig

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biological weapon | plague | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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25 February 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The governor's limo picks up Jonathan Kaye and Dr. Benjamin at the airport and proceeds to Iolani Palace, where McGarrett's office is. Yet they end up in the Governor's office , which is in another building. See more »


Dr. Alexander Kline: Have you ever felt despair, Abel?... Total despair?
Abel Morgan: I'm familiar with the feeling.
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Chemist creates Chaos
10 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Ed Flanders was an excellent underrated actor. Anytime he acted on any television show he was terrific! Ed Flanders appeared several times on Hawaii Five - O. In this episode he has created some type of biological mutation that can spread all over the Island, Steve's Rock. Once released there will be no stopping it. The government is involved and Ed Flanders is not really trying to get money he wants the world to be a better place. So he has a huge conflict inside himself as he is the good guy but also the bad guy. He accidentally meets a telephone operator lady played by Loretta Swit. She is also a nice guy but she happens to be female, so she is a nice lady. After talking with Ed Flanders she is instantly in love with him. Television needs this as time does not allow a lot of time for love to develop logically but whom is too say that love is really logical anyway? Well after Steve the head of Hawaii Five - 0 elite state police unit does Sherlock Holmes type of investigating they find out who this Angel/ Devil is and track him down. He is starting to get sick and phones a friend and cannot connect with his friend and an operator attempts to help him. With all the operators on that Island, fate would have it; Loretta Swit is the operator on the other side of the line. She recognizes Ed Flander's voice and she attempts to help him. He gives her the phone number that he is unsuccessfully trying to connect with. Now she has this phone number and will use it to track him down and find her prince. Her prince is the prince formally known as the bad guy but will soon be the prince known as the good guy. This is episode one and has winded down as we need to have a part two. I enjoyed this as I real like Ed Flanders acting ability.

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