At the end of the episode McGarrett makes the arrest for war crimes under the laws of the "Geneva Convention."
McGarrett means the Fourth Geneva Convention which covers war crimes such as the Holocaust. However, it was conceived after WWII in 1949 and explicitly does not retroactively apply to war crimes committed before its conception. Hence, the Holocaust crimes of the German officer in this episode are not in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Additionally, the United States never ratified the Fourth Geneva Convention (even though it was signed in 1977). Congress refused to ratify the Geneva Convention in order to protect US soldiers from prosecution. Strictly applying the statutes of the convention, as the US is not a ratified signatory of the Geneva Convention, none of her authorities can make arrests on the grounds of the Fourth Geneva Convention. (In reality such arrests can be conducted as legal and administrative cooperation with Interpol; however, the arresting officer needs to state this explicitly.)
Max announces that he and Sabrina Lane got married.
At the end of the episode when Kono and Rosey are surfing, Rosey's surfboard has handles attached to the top of it that allow her to "stand" on the board. However, when they were paddling out those handles were not on the board.
Though the plane the team takes to the Czech Republic is a twin-engine private jet, the interior shots are those of a four-engine 747.
Although they made it seem like it was a quick trip from Hawaii to the Czech Republic, the flying time would actually take around 15-1/2 to 18 hours. The plane they were flying would probably have needed to stop and refuel.
Danny Williams is 39 years old.
Goof: Danny tells Steve that when he was twelve years old he saw two sea lions mate at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey. Turtle Back Zoo did not have sea lions until 2013.
Goof: When Ellie and Steve part after they have coffee she's says that his father was really proud of him and yet when the camera pans to a shot of Steve's face you can see from the side of Ellie's face that she's still talking but no sound is coming out. Even so, Steve responds to her comments with "It's nice to meet you too." making it likely that she was saying it was nice to meet him.
After getting a call from the drone pilot, Sgt. Duke Lukela tells Officer Pua Kai to "patch him through to McGarrett." This line was used in the original series.
Lt. Chin Ho Kelly's father is named Kam Tong, a nod to Kam Fong, the actor who played the original Chin Ho Kelly.
Episode scenes were filmed at the historic Battleship Missouri Memorial and outside the USS Arizona Memorial.
Actual World War II veterans were extras in the filming of a Remembrance Ceremony at The Battleship Missouri Memorial.
GOOF: At the party, when Steve shows his cellphone to the bouncer asking him about the victim, the screen is turned off.
When Chin is describing the new computer to Steve and Danny, he states that it has a "64-bit core processor". A better description would have included whether it's a multi-core or dual-core processor.
When Steve jumps into the empty pool, he tells Shane if he wants to hit someone come hit him. Shane takes out a knife and begins swinging it in circles whereupon Steve shoots him in the knee. This is reminiscent of the famous scene with Indiana Jones in Steven Spielberg's 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.
This episode is a remake of Hookman, the sixth-season premiere of the original Hawaii Five-O (first broadcast September 11, 1973). In tribute, the episode's title and guest stars are featured in the same yellow typeface as the original series. This also makes it the first episode of the new series to display the episode title, and the first episode to have a non-Hawaiian language title.
Goof: When McKinney shows up to meet Stoner to buy the gun, he starts out by asking him, "Are you a cop?". He then says that it's the law that Stoner must tell him if he asks if he is a cop. This is an age old myth in TV cop shows. There never has been any such law. If there was, it would be impossible for the police to ever do undercover work.
During the live airing of this episode, viewers were able to vote on the murderer through CBS.com or Twitter. This is a first time that viewers have been able to effect the outcome of a primetime drama.
Goof: Chin says there is no cell phone service on Niihau, yet Steve and Chin both receive cell phone calls while on the island.
The song Sang Min (Will Yun Lee) is singing in his hotel room as room service arrives is "Unskinny Bop" by the metal band Poison. The song is featured on the band's 1990 album Flesh + Blood.
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