Hawaii Five-O

Season 3 Episode 12

Beautiful Screamer

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 1970 on CBS
9.2
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Dan Williams' fiancee is murdered by a strangler who writes poetry in lipstick on his victims' legs. Danno resolves to catch the culprit who has other murderous plans to carry out.

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  • Not painful in the sense of being a terrible show--painful in the sense of being gut-wrenching. A superb vehicle for James MacArthur.

    9.0
    And kudos to James MacArthur for one of the most realistic scenes of grief I've ever seen on a television episode.



    Quite often, when a man loses the girl he loves, they will show him as a tight-lipped image of noble suffering, or declaiming the unfairness of it to the heavens. Nothing noble here. Danno's face twists in agony, and a ghastly, cawing noise rips out of his throat. McGarrett and Chin can do nothing but hold on to him--and he may not have even realized that they were there.



    It might not have been realistic for McGarrett to allow him to remain on the case, but Danno made a good point--either work, or climb the walls.



    There's a surprising scene in the aftermath of Danno's attack on the artist. The man would have been absolutely justified in pressing charges--or suing the Police Department--but having been apprised of the situation, he understood Danno's state of mind and forgave him.



    For his own part, Danno pulls himself together by the end. No one would have questioned it if the killer had "accidently" fallen to his death during the fight (and possibly his wife would have been happy to lend Danno a hand!), but instead Danno hauled him to safety and handed him over to the proper workings of justice.moreless
Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly

Zulu

Zulu

Kono Kalakaua

Laraine Stephens

Laraine Stephens

Sally Gregson

Guest Star

Anne Archer

Anne Archer

Jane Michaels

Guest Star

Jack McCoy

Jack McCoy

Alan Ryland

Guest Star

Bernard Ching

Bernard Ching

Roberts

Recurring Role

Harry Endo

Harry Endo

Che Fong

Recurring Role

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