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Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O

CBS 1968

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one".

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The 10 Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O - S1E5

#1 - Tiger By The Tail (Season 1 - Episode 5)

A young singer, Bobby George, plans his own kidnapping as a stunt, but when his father offers $500,000 for his release, his co-conspirators decide to double-cross him and take the money.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 18 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E2

#2 - Pilot - Cocoon (2) (Season 1 - Episode 2)

McGarrett is caught and cocooned, and must escape this torture and shut down Wo Fat's operation.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 19 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E11

#3 - By the Numbers (Season 1 - Episode 11)

A winning lottery ticket drags an army private into a the murky world of mob politics and vice.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 13 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E1

#4 - Pilot - Cocoon (1) (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Red Chinese agent Wo Fat uses a sensory deprivation chamber to procure information from U.S. agents. Steve McGarrett, head of Hawaii Five-O, investigates the death of a close friend who appears to have drowned. Steve's knowledge about his friend and a mysterious white substance lead him into a high-level intelligence matter involving a foreign agent. McGarrett, head of Hawaii's state police force, poses as "control," possessor of the names of other agents. He allows himself to be captured and placed in the chamber; will he be able to withstand the torture?

The episode was rated 7.75 from 40 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E10

#5 - No Blue Skies (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When a singer, Joey Rand, finds that his career doesn't pay well enough, he turns to cat burglary. However he doesn't reckon on Hawaii Five-O.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 16 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E13

#6 - Deathwatch (Season 1 - Episode 13)

McGarrett must protect a protect a mob underboss so he is able to testify against his superior, Joe Matsukino. However, Matsukino has many tricks up his sleeve to silence his former colleague permanently.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 16 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E9

#7 - The Ways Of Love (Season 1 - Episode 9)

After a girl dies during a high speed chase, a trail of clues leads McGarrett to a Los Angeles prison, where he must act the part of convict Steve Crowley to gain the trust of his cellmate for a break-out, which will help reveal the plans of the crime.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S2E1

#8 - A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead! (Season 2 - Episode 1)

An army sergeant and a office worker have a scam in which they use bar girls to claim G.I. widow benefits, and then murder them to take the cash. McGarrett and company must use the girls to get to the core of the plot.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E14

#9 - Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember (Season 1 - Episode 14)

When a young female student is found murdered on campus, suspicions fall on her boyfriend but McGarrett senses that something is not right.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 10 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E4

#10 - Strangers In Our Own Land (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Five-O probes into the death of an official who was instrumental in the development of the islands, and discovers a tangled web of lies and deception.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 24 votes.

Hawaii Five-O - S1E12
#11 - Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born
Season 1 - Episode 12

When McGarrett is shot and badly wounded on a beachside jog, Danno and the team must work feverishly to find the culprit and prevent him from committing any more murders.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Hawaii Five-O - S1E7
#12 - ... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin
Season 1 - Episode 7

Danny Williams is accused of shooting an apparently unarmed young boy. Meanwhile, in his investigation, McGarrett comes up against Big Chicken, a nasty dope dealer.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
Hawaii Five-O - S1E3
#13 - Full Fathom Five
Season 1 - Episode 3

Victor Reese and his wife Nora are conning rich widows out of their savings, and then poisoning them and dumping them in the ocean. McGarrett and company hatch a plan to use a female officer to trap the duo.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
Hawaii Five-O - S1E8
#14 - Twenty-Four Karat Kill
Season 1 - Episode 8

A woman buys fish from a monger, and is followed home and murdered. McGarrett and the team must discover who killed her and stop smugglers from completing their operation.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
Hawaii Five-O - S1E6
#15 - Samurai
Season 1 - Episode 6

McGarrett and the gang must simultaneously protect a gangster from Japanese assassins and also try to convict him for his underworld activities.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.

Last updated: nov 04, 2022


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