Hawaii Five-O

Season 7 Episode 23

Diary of a Gun

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 1975 on CBS
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A Saturday Night Special passes from person to person and causes Five-O trouble and others misery.

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  • An atypical but interesting feature on the damage that handguns can lead to, unravels and gets cartoonish at the conclusion.

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    Hawaii Five-O is one step behind as a handgun is passed from a youth gang, to a postman, to a small child, to a felonious janitor, to a crazy psychotic.



    There are a lot of unlikely scenarios to overlook on this installment, but its more-or-less worth it as "Five-O" goes "Dragnet" in its approach and follows a small caliber automatic handgun from person to person. The episode is composed of a number of vignettes within one arc. The drawbacks are the unlikely aspects of every person using the weapon (how many bullets are in the clip?) and the fact that McGarrett and the State Police are so interested in one gun. There is an odd scene where Steve and the Governor are only shown at a distance with dubbed vocals, not really worth it as the Governor mainly spouts standard dialog of how the tourist board is on his back about handguns on the islands.



    The stories themselves are variable, the best is the mailman who finds the gun in a box and is psychologically compelled to use it when he finds his wife is being unfaithful. The worst is the final vignette, where an absolutely crazy parolee and his girlfriend use the gun to eliminate the janitor, steal a gold Lincoln Continental, and go on an insane crime spree, shooting and killing all the way - to a conclusion involving shooting it out with 20 teams of police (armed with rifles, 38s, and shotguns) with only the tiny 25 automatic that is probably accurate to a grand total of five yards.



    Flawed but interesting, I'd give it a good rating based on its unusual content for the series.moreless
Ramon Bieri

Ramon Bieri

Michael Briggs

Guest Star

Lauren Levian

Lauren Levian

Mrs Briggs

Guest Star

James B. Bell Jr.

James B. Bell Jr.

Noah

Guest Star

Tommy Fujiwara

Tommy Fujiwara

Joey Rubato

Recurring Role

Beau Van Den Ecker

Beau Van Den Ecker

Frito

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Jo Pruden

Jo Pruden

Wife Tourist

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