A pair of con men sneak into Five-O' headquarters at night to photograph the layout of the offices. They then use these photos to duplicate the offices in an abandoned building, and also hire actors to impersonate McGarrett and the other members of Five-O, as part of an elaborate scheme to extort money from businessmen who may not be aware of the real location of Five-O, nor personally acquainted with its top operatives.
Did You Know?
Going through the fake Five-0 office, McGarritt scans the fixtures on his desk and exclaims, "Even a digital clock-this one works!", implying his does not, yet in an earlier episode, "A Bullet For El Diablo" (13 December 1973) viewers are shown a close up of the clock, working well as it changes from 4:59 to 5 o'clock. See more
The crooks outfit what is supposedly a vacant building to look like the Five-O offices. When the bookshelf is being delivered to "Stash", however, on the left side of the door there are dirt marks on the wall where a framed picture had been hung, revealing that this was in fact the regular Five-O headquarters that had been temporarily divested of its furnishings. See more
Look McGarrett, I don't suppose you'd want to discuss some kind of a deal?
Det. Steve McGarrett
[while turning toward the door to leave