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I was watching "The Payoff" and noticed the 2 Oriental bobble-head dolls by the phone in Lila's house when Jase is calling Toomey and Lew in Seattle. I thought how funny it would be if those bobble-head dolls were Indian. :D

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"To Kill or Be Killed" is definitely a strong episode, but at the same time not one of my favorites. In fact it's one of my lesser season 3 episodes, but only because season 3 is so darn good. The ending is definitely a gut-wrencher, but it bogs down a bit with the whole draft evasion bit that takes up most of the episode. "Paniolo" is another such episode which is strong but also tends to bog down a bit in certain spots. Of course the beauty of Maui helps a great deal. If I had to pick my least favorite from season 3 I'd probably go with "The Last Eden". Though "Dear Enemy" is pretty convoluted too.

My favorite? Why, the thief... of course! (in my best Hume Cronyn impression) :)


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SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: TO KILL OR BE KILLED
Season 3 To Kill Or Be Killed watched back in the 1970's or in 2017 is still a Classic. McG & the HFO team must unravel the mysterious death of Lt. Jack Rigney who was pushed or accidentally fell several stories from an apartment balcony. The mystery is heightened when a investigator type hastily leaves his apartment next door. He's eavesdropping on Lt. Rigney. John Anderson shines as Brigadier General Earl Rigney who has served the Army for 30 years with much honor and distinction. He's grieving his son's loss while trying to find the truth.
McG tries to locate Lt.Rigney's younger brother Michael who resembles the young man quickly leaving the officer's place. Michael Rigney becomes a suspect when HFO team find a discarded weapon with Michael's prints. A concurrent story has Michael resisting being drafted and having a beautiful, caring girlfriend Gail Howard. He's trying to find funds to go to Canada and hide from being drafted for Vietnam service.
There are several Classic scenes in To Kill Or Be Killed. Michael watching his mother Nancy crying beside Jack's flag-draped coffin,the strong and tough General Rigney emotional IDing his dead son, the incredible final scene as McG & The Rigney family learn the truth of Jack's death through the audio taping.
That always rings through me when the General states, "I have 2 dead sons." Michael would rather be jailed than be drafted. Jack's depiction as war as hell, the butchery & the killing plus Michael's stance of being drafted...This could be viewed as an anti-war episode. To Kill Or Be Killed earns my highest rating 6 stars. Excellent acting by all involved especially John Anderson & Michael Anderson Jr. JC


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Why does the zip code 96813-1148 show up on the opening credits of the new series?

[If you do a Google search on this ZIP code, it is for some very specific location in Hawaii. Whether there is any particular significance to this (like it is the office of the show's production company or something), I have no idea. Try asking @PLenkov on Twitter. - MQ P.S.: if you post your e-mail address in the forum (which I have removed), you are asking to be deluged with spam mail.]


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Fred, that GI sound is pretty crappy and too piercing (hurts my ears!) but I think you may be right - from what I can make out it does sound like that piece from "The Payoff". As for that particular GI episode it might have been one of my earliest memories of the show. It's certainly the first time I saw the name "Denny Miller", long before FIVE-O. I tended to pay attention to those names because if it was a visitor on the island it was always a "Special Guest Star". Silvers, Rickles, McGiver, Calhoun, Persoff, Scotti, Storch, Conried, Gabor, etc.

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I found what I was looking for in Gilligan's Island.

Episode: Our Vines Have Tender Apes - Season 3, Episode 20. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0588090/?ref_=tt_ep_pr

I have included a YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUcuJz73sro&t=747s

The music starts around 12 minutes, 10 seconds and last a few seconds. Unfortunately, the YouTube copy is bad and sped up a little, but the music is the same as in "The Payoff" as I had described earlier, where the postcard dissolves into the real hotel. If you have a better source of the Gilligan's Island Episode, the music starts around 12:48.

At any rate, it's proof positive that Five-O borrowed music from Gilligan's Island.

By the way, the Ape Man is the GI episode is played by our Five-O guest Star Denny Miller. The behemoth in Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember. Miller also has a prominent part in the pilot of Quincy M.E.


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This is another very easy one. While I'm a fan of "Love Thy Neighbor" (and I enjoy David Huddleston in everything - especially as Grandpa Arnold on THE WONDER YEARS) there's no question that "I'll Kill 'Em Again" is the superior episode. Not only is it the best from season 7 but it's quite possibly in my TOP 5 FIVE-O overall. It's just a stellar episode through and through, and Eddie Josephs is without a doubt the creepiest FIVE-O psycho of them all! MMMMISTER MMMMMcGARRETT! Every time I watch it I'm amazed that Danny Goldman didn't go on to bigger things after this. Looking at his IMDB credits he didn't do all that much before or after, and whatever he did mostly was just bit parts here and there. Nothing of real note or substance. No doubt his FIVE-O role was his most memorable piece of acting, and the most substantive. The guy who played Charles Aarons the computer killer, Jeff David, also has very little on his IMDB. Even less than Goldman. Yet they both played pretty iconic villains on the show, especially Goldman. Excellent score by Harry Geller too!

So season 7 takes the 6-5 lead. Yay! :D


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Another tough decision but I'll Kill'Em Again earns the victory. Eddie Josephs is one of the best psychological villains in the 12 seasons. He's a paranoid schizophrenic but an organized offender. He gives McG & HFO team plenty to investigate and a worthy adversary. I like when he pronounces MISTER McGarrett and MISTER Beecham. His undoing was killing his employer Mr. Beecham the book store owner. That was the important link to Josephs.
I think Kill Thy Neighbor is a solid episode. Ben Tanaka was brilliantly framed and thankfully McG could see through it. Rhoads proved to be a worthy and creative adversary for McG. He taped Mrs. Wingfield in the ransom proof of life and used a voice scrambler to disguise his voice. He also outfoxed Chin & several undercover guys at the bus terminal. Locker #186 had a device inside but Rhoads went through the basement as a utility type worker. He tore out the false bottom taking the several hundred thousand ransom in the briefcase. It was a very good ending with Mrs. Wingfield unharmed although Rhoads was shot and killed by Molony. I think Molony would have raped and killed Wingfield if it wasn't for Rhoads. Julie played a key role as Tanaka's girlfriend and Rhoads daughter. She called HFO about her father's involvement in the kidnapping.
It's now 5-5-1 after 11 Season 7 vs. Season 8 battles. Season 7 seems to be playing catch-up since Battle #1. I wonder if Season 7 has enough energy and power to win Battle #12. The final one. JC


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Today's 11th Season 7 vs. Season 8 battle is a good matchup. Season 7-I'll Kill'Em Again vs. Season 8. Love Thy Neighbor--Take His Wife.
I'll Kill'Em Again will be remembered for Danny Goldman's chilling and outstanding performance as psycho killer Eddie Josephs. Eddie is a loner type working at Beecham's book store. He has collected articles detailing some of HFO's famous cases. Eddie begins to re-create these crimes killing a young woman in her apartment. Eddie later murders a drunkard placing a silver coin on the man's face. McG and HFO team investigate and remember a series of articles written on some of their most interesting cases. There are several articles and McG and HFO team must figure out who will be the next target. Eddie strikes again shooting a police officer who stops him riding through town. Later, Eddie watches the man die in the hospital. This scene mirrors the resuscitation efforts in Pig In A Blanket. Does McG & HFO team stop Eddie in time before he completes the list of victims?
Love Thy Neighbor Take His Wife focuses on Ben Tanaka a leading Hawaiian ecologist who is tired of the precious Hawaiian land being raped in the name of progress. Tanaka and his Earth People United has gained a grassroots voice trying to stop more high rise buildings and other projects. While practicing a speech, Tanaka is kidnapped and forced to drive his Volkswagen van to Del Wingfield's. The two criminals
(Kekoa & Molony)then kidnap Mrs. Wingfield and take her to a hidden location. Tanaka is drugged and placed back at his house. It's a perfect frame since Del Wingfield's security camera picks up Tanaka driving his fan to the kidnapping area. Vincent Rhoads Del's neighbor is the mastermind behind the abduction and the later ransom. Is Tanaka guilty of this crime? Will McG & HFO team find Lisa Wingfield in time? End of Part I. JC


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"Where's the music from Hookman?"

Ringfire, I checked the release date of the LP - it was 1969, so the "Hookman" episode had not yet been made. Yes, I do have the soundtrack on LP that I bought back in the day and I do have a turntable. I believe that it is now available on CD.


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As per the description at SAE:

FSM is celebrating the occasion with the first-ever CD release of Capitol Records' soundtrack LP for the original series.


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Honu, that's what I'm saying. Where's the music from "Hookman"? Where's Ray's score from "Ten Thousand Diamonds"? Where's Shores' music from "Forty Feet High" and "And a Time to Die"? Where's Bruce Broughton? It's an incomplete sountrack. Sure, there are some cool pieces of music from the pilot (some of which aren't even on the soundtrack) but really it was just a quick release to sell the rest of the series. That'd be my guess anyway. As I said I do have all those tracks so I don't feel the need to purchase it. When they released the 24 soundtrack (my other favorite show) they first released the first disc which covered seasons 1, 2, 3 and then the second disc which covered seasons 4 and 5. Unfortunately they never released music from 6, 7, and 8. But at least I got "something" there. Not so with FIVE-O.

Am I correct in assuming that these are LP's that are being sold? If so then I would need a record player to play it. So that's even more reason for me not to purchase it.


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Thanks Stephen Z. on your Don B. Ray music citing. I'll continue looking through Gilligan's Island - 3rd Season, but maybe my recollection is off.

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Ringfire, I understand your comment about the soundtrack, I really do. But the original LP is really fine music and I'm happy that I have it in my collection. Way back when I purchased it, I was a little disappointed that it didn't have some of the other wonderful music tracks, like from Hookman. But it's a piece of Five-O history, none the less. I'm delighted that I can listen to other tracks on websites like this one! Thanks, Mr. Mike!

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Until they release an expanded FIVE-O soundtrack (the way they did with M:I) I'm not interested in purchasing what is essentially a couple of tracks from the pilot episode (and some aren't even used in the pilot).

I don't count this as a proper FIVE-O soundtrack. Besides, I already have those tracks on my laptop. Don't remember where I got them from. Maybe from this site.


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Film Score Monthly release of the Five-O soundtrack (originally on Capitol records) has reportedly less than 100 copies left for sale at SAE:

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14350/HAWAII-FIVE-0/

They currently have a deal:

20% OFF THE FILM SCORE MONTHLY LABEL
USE CODE FSM2017 AT CHECKOUT
Sale ends Monday, July 31st at Midnight EDT!


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The music that was used in the transition scene in The Payoff originated in the episode Paniolo. The Paniolo show music was mostly original music done by Don B. Ray.

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While I love both episodes, this is an easy win for "McGarrett is Missing", my favorite from season 8. So it's a tie once again - 5-5. I love the rainforest location, all the thunder and lightning, McGarrett at the mercy of Bombay, it's all very effective and exciting! Of course I prefer Albert Paulsen's Bombay to Charles Cioffi's and that continuity would have been welcome, but on the other hand Paulsen is a fairly skinny guy and not very imposing or physical at all whereas Cioffi certainly has some girth and extra muscle and thus is a more physical threat to McGarrett. "Masterpiece" does in fact have an excellent cast and George Voskovec plays yet another excellent (and well spoken and intelligent) villain this time around. Durkin and Anderson are an excellent pair of villains. How they conceal the painting at the end and how Durkin shoves it in McGarrett's face and then tosses it aside was brilliant and, as Durkin says, "DAAARING!!" Lol. Both episodes also have an excellent soundtrack - "Masterpiece" by Stevens and "MIM" by Broughton (in my opinion his best!).

P.S. Of the 2 rainforest episodes "MIM" and season 9's "Elegy in a Rainforest" I used to prefer the latter (mostly because of William Watson as Marcus Lucien) but these days I think I prefer the former. The latter is dragged down a bit by Karen Manicote and the nature boy David whereas the former is a more lean experience with McG vs Bombay. McG is at the center of it. Both episodes have some similarities. They both feature the same exact scene near the beginning of McG sailing, with Chin rushing to the pier yelling to him that Bombay/Lucien has escaped. Both are also scored by Broughton.


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Season 7 vs. Season 8.
In a close decision, How To Steal A Masterpiece gives Season 7 the victory. This makes the score 5-4-1 after 10 decisions. Season 8 leads narrowly. Great casting in How To Steal A Masterpiece. Interesting characters Ogdon and Jeff and good chemistry among the actors make this worth watching. Suspense throughout as any of the group could be involved in the painting theft. This was a Jack Lord type episode with his love of art and paintings.
McG is made human in this episode McGarrett is Missing. A McG without his gun and a probable broken leg. There seems no hope for McG with Bombay controlling him in the middle of a large rain forest. Cioffi is effective as Bombay but a taller and meaner actor could have really made MIM a Classic. I thought it was authentic when the young girl had the weapon. She was scared of the gun but helped McG's release. Bombay was double-crossed twice by the criminal friends of his. A Jack Hogan sighting usually raises a HFO episode 1/2 or 1 star from me. He's a Coast Guard Commander trying to locate Steve in this one. Which episode do you prefer? JC


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Hello Classic HFO Fans! The 10th battle in the Summer Series Season 7 vs. Season 8. How To Steal A Masterpiece vs. McGarrett Is Missing!!! Season 7 How To Steal A Masterpiece deals with a stolen Gauguin painting worth several thousands of dollars. The criminals were able to circumvent an elaborate security system, overpower a guard, and steal the painting. Wealthy art collector Charles Ogdon is understandably upset and wants the painting back. McG & HFO team have several suspects including: Old man Ogdon, Jeff the wise-cracking grandson, Miss Forbes the attractive secretary, and art appraisers Durkin and Anderson. Ogdon finally receives a ransom for the painting $250,000. The group defies HFO and handles the ransom demand themselves. The story has a nice pace and some cool twists and turns...
McGarrett Is Missing is a McGarrett-centric type episode. McG must escort dangerous prisoner Charley Bombay back to prison after his escape from Oahu prison and his later capture on the Big Island. Bombay is sold out by criminal types on his location. McG, Bombay, and the pilot encounter a ferocious storm in the police plane as Bombay is being transported back to prison. Flashes of lightning, pounding rain, thunder...It is all very realistic. The pilot can't navigate in the incredible storm and crashes in a jungle rain forest area. The pilot is dead and McG has a busted leg. Bombay controls the situation when he wrestles the gun from McG. It looks like certain death for McG at the mercy of Bombay. Part I JC


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Gilligan's Island discussion (non-musical) is being moved to "Other TV Shows Forum." Please continue it here.

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I'll try to peruse through the Gilligan's Island episodes. Another "hate to admit", but I have the color episodes (seasons 2 & 3) on DVDs, so I can definitely find it.

But to bolster my claim, Mort Stevens has Gilligan's Island credits on his IMDB page. He composed music for a couple of episodes, including the iconic Producer episode featuring Phil Silvers. He was also music supervisor for another 11 episodes.


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Fred, yes I'd be interested in hearing a clip of this music on GI. I watched quite a bit of the show as well (though probably not as much as you) so I should have recognized it. I believe there may be episodes online available (maybe on dailymotion.com) so maybe you can find this piece of music there and note down the point in time where it plays. Then we can all enjoy your "misguided" shenanigans :)

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I hate to admit this, but I led a misguided set of preteen and teen years in the 70's. Gilligan's Island was close to number 1 on my rerun list. The music in 5-O is definitely also in GI. The CBS connection makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, now I'll have to relive those teen years and track down the music on GI via YouTube and report back on this later. :D

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John, it looks like season 7 finally takes the lead 5-4. It's actually a toss-up for me between "Welcome to Our Branch Office" and "Retire in Sunny Hawaii". Both are the excellent episodes from their respective seasons and I could go either way. But since you went with "Retire" I decided to go with "Branch". It's really a very clever idea - duplicating the Five-O office and staff. Far fetched? Yes. But clever nevertheless. Just like "Here Today... Gone Tonight". Very clever! Of course "Retire" was excellent too, especially with Helen Hayes doing her amateur detective bit. This story idea was so popular in fact that they revisited this type of story again with the elderly snoop Millicent Shand (Mildred Natwick) in seasons 10 and 11. Clearly they were inspired by this episode.

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Fred, I don't recognize that "transition scene" music from The Payoff as being from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. It sounds a bit too dramatic for GILLIGAN. It's definitely a recognizable Five-O sound though. But since both shows were CBS shows then I suppose it could come from the CBS music library. But it just doesn't sound like GILLIGAN music to me. Sounds like FIVE-O music.

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Spotlight Feature: Season 8 Sing A Song Of Suspense. Classic Hawaii Five O Review. My DVD player must like Chelsea Merriman because it wanted to play Sing A Song Of Suspense. I finally surrendered to it. Will admit the Chelsea beginning song drones on too long. It also looked pretty crowded in the hotel room for the impromptu concert. Koko was an interesting combination nice guy and villain. The young girl singer had an ugly personality with her drinking to excess. It might have been better to have her sing with Chelsea one song. The contrast between Chelsea's talent and her could have been better established. Sing A Song Of Suspense has some little inconsistencies that knocked it down a few points. Koko stated it was roses that made the marks on his face. McG should have the lab crew take a swab or sample of the scratches. He would have had probable cause as Koko was standing at the same balcony the girl singer went over. McG also doesn't put two and two together earlier when he finds Chelsea's expensive guitar at the hotel room. Somebody says, "That's Chelsea's". McG later recounts lyrics to a Chelsea song to her and a fan of her music. Another thing. The Koko assistant makes the call to Chelsea as the fake operator and McG states about tracing the call but it isn't followed up later. It would have been traced back to Koko's place. McDougal also lets Koko in on the business card ID. It didn't seem much of an ID. Probably a driver's ID, college ID, worker ID card would have been better. Also, I don't understand how McG guessed right on Koko's arrival. I guess he did a quick brainstorm U-turn like R&R&R. Chelsea also overheard Koko's possible involvement in another crime when the girl singer told him of the murders. That wasn't mentioned. Even with these things, I liked Chelsea's personality and McG and she had a good chemistry. Good suspense as the girl hung on the balcony and then lost her grip falling to her death below. I'd give Sing A Song Of Suspense 4 stars out of 6 stars. What about you? JC

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Several interesting Hawaii links:

https://explorepartsunknown.com/destination/hawaii/

https://explorepartsunknown.com/hawaii/the-perfect-day-in-honolulu/

https://explorepartsunknown.com/hawaii/the-bakery-that-serves-up-molokais-nightlife/

https://explorepartsunknown.com/hawaii/hawaiis-instant-travel-meal-reborn/

https://explorepartsunknown.com/hawaii/the-history-of-hawaii-in-9-dishes/


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John, yes that kinda bothered me too about Cal planting that bomb right there where he would be visible to a lot of people. Plus Neil Porter was right there on the next boat over that whole time. He told McGarrett this and he told him that Cal stepped away for those few minutes to make that phone call. So after Cal stepped away he would have had to come back to plant the bomb and he would have been seen by his buddy Neil and probably some other people too. The only explanation is that he somehow swam or scuba'ed over to the tender to plant the bomb. That might be the only way he wouldn't have been seen.

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I believe Ringfire is right on Force of Waves. I think the speeding ticket scene was meant to bring light to the 5-O team that Cal had two personalities and that the "normal" Cal did not know about the "troubled" Cal.

I was watching "The Payoff" today, one of my personal favorites and I have a couple of observations:

1) Can someone explain to me why Vince and Madge bring with them the ransom loaded suitcase to Hawaii on their vacation? Vince had no intention of spending the dough yet and they could not have known that they run into Jace while there and thus have the cash to plant some on them. I will admit that the cash made a great final scene with a crazed Madge clutching to what she couldn't touch for the last 6 years.

2) Anyone else notice that in this episode as well as in others that Five-O used the same scene changing incidental music that was also used in Gilligan's Island? It's played near the 24 minute mark where the postcard fades into the the actual hotel.


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Part 2-Retire In Sunny Hawaii Forever
RISHF is one of the best Season 8 episodes. It features legendary actress Helen Hayes as Danno's Aunt Clara. She's visiting Danno and meets a new friend Mr. Miller on the plane. Mr. Miller is suddenly taken by force from his hotel and later killed. Before the incident, Mr. Miller called Aunt Clara in a hurry before the line goes foul. A substitute Mr. Miller takes Mr. Miller's place and fools Duke but Aunt Clara witnessed the real Mr. Miller on the plane. Aunt Clara knocks on the door and sees the fake Miller. She quickly ad-libs selling a magazine subscription and some kind of senior citizen discounts to new arrivals. Clara is proven right when the real Mr. Miller is found deceased on the beach. McG & HFO team discover that Mr. Miller was killed when he went to claim some $ he had in Hawaii. Ellen Sutherland & Havens were in cahoots as Havens would bring in similar looking people from the Retirement Home to collect $ from the Treasury office. Usually large sums of money. Aunt Clara goes undercover to catch Havens in the scam. Does she make it out in time???
Season 8 Retire In Sunny Hawaii Forever wins this battle giving Season 8 a 5-3-1 lead. Excellent acting by Charles Dunning (Havens),Lynne Ellen Hollinger (Ellen),and Helen Hayes help RISHF win this one. No doubt Welcome To Our Branch Office is very creative with the HFO doubles and a more lighthearted episode. However,the last 15 minutes WTOBO stumbles after the $ suitcase switch. Bowman arrives at the same airport as the angry HFO doubles with no $. Duh! Locking Stash his partner in crime another head-scratching move. Stash simply calls HFO with the coins he has. It was funny watching the Real HFO team apprehend the imposter ones. A good battle but RISHF captures the victory. What do you think? JC


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Classic HFO Fans.
Today's 9th Season 7 vs. Season 8 battle is an outstanding one. Welcome To Our Branch Office vs. Retire In Sunny Hawaii Forever. Right now, Season 8 has a slight 4-3-1 lead in the first 8 battles. Welcome To Our Branch Office is fondly remembered as "The Fake Hawaii Five O" episode. Bowman & Stash are the masterminds creating a fake Hawaii building similar to the real Hawaii Five O building. They had photographed inside the real HFO building duplicating the inside to the letter. McG desk, his awards, the side offices for example. Bowman also finds 4 look a like HFO men to resemble McG, Ben,Chin,and Danno. They quickly go to work shaking down new local businessmen types in Honolulu who wouldn't know the real HFO team. They pretend to shoot at Walker one of the businessman. You might remember Walker (John Stalker) as Harvey Drew in V for Vashon. Shatner is another target. That's Frank (Douglas Mossman) playing a businessman type. The car bomb and the letter bomb are convincing enough for some of the targeted to pay for the HFO protection. The episode heats up when Walker points out that McG and Danno plus the rest of the HFO team were trying to shake him down for protection $. Walker is adament that McG & Danno were the ones that were behind it. Manicote (Glenn Cannon) as usual gets involved trying to make sense of it all and usually has McG & HFO team on the verge of indictment. An angry Walker decides to cooperate and re-trace the movements of the car shooting chase and the HFO office. McG and HFO team marvel at the fake office. An exact replica of the HFO office. A good $40,000 to 50,000 went into designing it to perfection. Bowman & Stash collected around $250,000 in the great scam. Will McG & HFO team find Bowman, Stash, & the fake HFO team in time? End Of Part I JC


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As the series progressed, Jack Lord's introductions to the episodes became more detached. Early on, he would give a few details about the episode and/or the guest star. Later on, he would just say the name of the episode, then "be there, aloha!". In "The Jinn Who Clears The Way", he referred to it as "The Jinn That Clears The Way" in the intro.

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Ringfire
I didn't like to break open the new Season 3 Classic HFO DVD's but I wanted to watch Force Of Waves again. Cal had a 90 minute window from 3:00-4:30 PM to construct the bomb and set it up on the boat. Clark and Maria boarded the tender from the yacht to the boat dock for the party. They arrived at 3:00 PM. I don't see how Cal could have rigged the bomb on Clark Sloan's boat. The tender was tied to the dock. People from the party were looking or facing the dock. Plus, there were about a dozen more ships lined up near the dock.
You were right about Cal receiving the speeding ticket the day before. Cal was going 80 mph and Officer Onoe gave him the ticket. I think the writers decided to give Cal 2 personalities because he was a good friend of Steve's. It would have reflected bad on McG to have a murderer friend. 4.5 stars for Force Of Waves about right. JC


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https://twitter.com/StarAdvertiser/status/888492888799051776

Isn't that special! This means instead of 2 stories per episode, there will probably be 4 or 5!


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John, again I think you're missing something about the episode. Maybe you haven't watched it recently.

You say: "The inference they tried to draw was Cal somehow installed the bomb on Mr. Sloan's boat and later sped away. He was ticketed by Ono and then returned to work on his boat. That's when the explosion occurred at the party."

This inference is never made by anyone. In fact Danno tells Steve that Officer Ono stopped Cal "yesterday" for speeding. So it wasn't even on that same day. Besides, Cal wouldn't have to drive anywhere to install the bomb. The boat that blew up was right there where Cal and Neil were working. It was installed sometime after Sloan and his wife arrived at the party, sometime during that 45 minute period when no one was looking. So there was no need for Cal to drive anywhere to install the bomb. He told Neil he needed to step away for a bit to call his wife. That's when he installed the bomb. The driving that he did was the day before and had nothing to do with the bomb. It only served to raise the issue of Cal's memory loss. Also Danno did tell McGarrett that the least he could do is fix Cal's ticket since he did save his life, which is what McGarrett most likely planned to do.

I don't know how accurate the split personality thing is but I still found the last 15 minutes or so VERY SUSPENSEFUL. In fact for me that was the highlight of the episode. Everything earlier was the standard Five-O stuff.


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The piano music mentioned by nomis63a was heard as early as the second season episode The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild. A small portion of it was used in the next week promo for All the King'sI Horses that same season. I wonder if was a needle drop piece composed by Don B. Ray.

Added: Friday 21 July 2017 14:39:03 MST
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Force Of Waves made the mistake of making Cal the killer. The whole thing about the speeding ticket got repetitious. You would think Cal just saved McG's life in the boat explosion. Why wouldn't McG just pay the ticket or have it erased? I know Cal drives fast. The inference they tried to draw was Cal somehow installed the bomb on Mr. Sloan's boat and later sped away. He was ticketed by Ono and then returned to work on his boat. That's when the explosion occurred at the party. We witnessed the same BS in Anatomy Of A Bribe when Maynard suddenly goes psycho after being a cool and calculated customer the entire episode. No reason to make Cal have 2 personalities. Fihrburne the lawyer could have been the killer. I think that would have been the better move. JC

Added: Friday 21 July 2017 12:54:03 MST
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John, I think you misunderstood the connection between Cal blowing up the boat and his speeding ticket. He didn't get the speeding ticket because he was running away from the scene of the crime. He got the speeding ticket simply because he liked to drive fast, as McGarrett points out to him when both are on the road in his MG roadster. McGarrett tells him you better slow down or you'll get another ticket from Officer Ono. When Cal says he never got a ticket that's what put McGarrett on notice. That's why he double checked with Officer Ono to make sure that there's no mistake. So if he did give Cal the ticket then either Cal is lying about not getting a ticket (why?) or he really doesn't remember (which is an even bigger and more puzzling why). I still think it's a pretty big leap for McGarrett to think that Cal's memory issues and the boat explosion might somehow be related but hey they needed for McGarrett to catch on to Cal somehow. Again I don't know why Cal would block out the speeding ticket from his memory unless it's something that happened shortly after the murder so he blocked that whole part of the day out. But if that were the case then he wouldn't have remembered the boat explosion at all or saving Steve or Neil going up to the top of that mast to fix that light.

Added: Friday 21 July 2017 09:03:45 MST
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I also enjoyed Force Of Waves. It is a well-written episode with plenty of suspects. Cal is a great character. He has so many skills and talents. The episode could have captured my rare 6 stars but it starts going downhill in the last 15 minutes. I think the audience and a fellow watcher doesn't buy Cal as a killer. He saved McGarrett's life after the boat explosion at great risk to his own safety. The speeding ticket was supposed to be proof that Cal was guilty of the crime...But Cal was on the boat and saved McG when the other boat exploded. He was not in a rush at all. The 2 Cal personalities thing dragged the episode down. McG disobeyed the psychologist by pressing Cal on details and things. He McG could have been killed by Cal. I would give Force Of Waves a solid 4.5 stars out of 6. Will give McG & HFO team credit for tying together the boat explosions in Singapore and Philippines to the one in Hawaii. Excellent work! JC


Added: Friday 21 July 2017 06:24:15 MST
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This article is not very nice, aside from the stupid and annoying video clips which litter it from beginning to end:

https://fairyprincessdiaries.com/2017/07/07/calling-bs-on-hawaiifiveocbs/


Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 18:18:00 MST
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I agree with Ringfire, this is no doubt some stock track from the CBS Music Library. It certainly doesn't sound like any pop standard, and I had to figure out a lot of pop standards when I was doing my Peter Gunn anal-ysis (http://www.petergunn.tv). I would be curious to know, however, whether this music got "modified" when the episode was released on DVD. Unfortunately, I don't have my old VHS tapes of the show to compare it to.

Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 18:15:33 MST
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nomis63a, that sounds like some random generic background music. I think of it as "elevator music" lol. I wouldn't know what it's called or where you could find it. I never really paid attention to it. I'm more into the music scores and not so much into background sounds or jingles. Perhaps someone here can help you with this one.

Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 17:25:51 MST
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Goodness, ringfire211, I just loaded up "Force of Waves" from my DVD and my suspicion was correct--that background music I'm looking for is also in that episode, during the whole "pre-opening" scene at the yacht club! It's much clearer in this episode, too. Anyone reading this have any idea what song that is or where I can find a clean version?

Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 16:42:49 MST
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I watched "Force of Waves" last night which I always liked because of the multiple personality disorder of Cal Anderson. I like how the murder seems to be connected to money and gambling and a will and things of that nature. But ultimately all these are irrelevant and are the work of a "serial killer" who has killed in this manner before, triggered by a deeply disturbed mental state. The best part of the episode is the ending where McGarrett is gently trying to open up Cal's mind into realizing what he has done. The whole mood and feel and acting in that scene is excellent!

The one thing that doesn't quite make sense is why Cal would forget about the speeding ticket. We know that he has blocked out the murders from his mind (committed by "evil Cal" so to speak) but why would he block out the ticket incident? Does he block out anything remotely negative from memory? If that's the case then he'd have some huge chunks of his life missing and I'm sure his wife and friends would have picked up on this long ago. Everyday tasks that he would block out from memory. I know this was done to propel the story forward - to raise a flag in McGarrett's mind - but it doesn't quite make sense. Getting a ticket is not the same as murder. He would have remembered the ticket. Another thing is that the moment you saw John Vernon you knew he would be the killer. I've never seen him play a good guy in anything. Like Richard Lynch, he's the perennial bad guy. The closest he ever came to a "good guy" role was the SF mayor in DIRTY HARRY but even there he was a creep. Oh and how about Linda Marsh? That short dress and those legs! :!inlove:


Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 11:45:12 MST
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Another article of interest:

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/19/536711220/-hawaii-five-0-casting-announcement-doesn-t-fix-cbs-larger-diversity-problem?live=1


Added: Thursday 20 July 2017 03:30:54 MST
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Beulah Koale was born in New Zealand a Samoan decent who are Polynesians like the Hawaiiian Polynesians. It's so close but good. But they also chose not to take any names from the Original Series and made it new.

Added: Wednesday 19 July 2017 21:07:22 MST
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Changes coming to Five-Zero cast for Season 8:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/hawaii-five-o-season-8-new-cast-meaghan-rath-1202489989/


Added: Wednesday 19 July 2017 13:11:38 MST
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John, last time we did this my score was 4-3 in favor of season 8.

This one is a very easy matchup. "A Gun for McGarrett" is one of my favorites from season 7 while "Waterfront Steal" is one of my least favorites from season 8. Like "Steal Now - Pay Later" which also deals with stolen merchandise I just don't find it very exciting. Simon Oakland rants and raves a lot which gets old fast. "Gun" on the other hand has Steve in the crosshairs so it's an automatic win in my book! Great suspense, ruthless and oily villain in Savage, and a great twist with the Marni character. I loved seeing McG for once let his guard down. I didn't see that twist coming when I first saw it. I also loved how they sacrificed one of their own (George Herman) so that McG would feel safe and wouldn't catch on that Marni was the REAL assassin. You're right about John Gracciano who plays Savage's henchman. He's Weston's henchman in "Double Exposure" and in a memorable shot runs right into the camera (you can see his nostrils lol) as the commercial wave rolls. Finally seasons 7 and 8 even out - it's a 4-4 tie.


Added: Wednesday 19 July 2017 11:42:19 MST
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Hey, all! Long time Five-O fan, first time forum poster. I'm helping plan a 60th birthday party for an old buddy, and we want to have various Five-O background music playing at the event. One tune that particularly stood out to me was in the background of Season 3 Episode 13 "The Payoff" (from the DVD, "Steve rushes to capture a criminal and his girlfriend before they're caught by their pursuers - two men from whom they stole a large ransom in cash." The scene I'm talking about is when McGarrett and Danno go to a bar in search of the aforementioned "criminal" and asks the bartender for any of criminal's contacts. There's a piano melody playing in the background that I could swear I've heard on other episodes - but I've scoured Mike's music section of the site, and I just can't find it. So maybe it wasn't made specifically for the show? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers!

Added: Tuesday 18 July 2017 22:31:36 MST
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