Hawaii Five-O

Season 9 Episode 16

Elegy in a Rain Forest

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1977 on CBS
8.5
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The daughter of Attorney General John Manicote is kidnapped by a deranged rapist and murderer, and Steve must not only contend with the criminal but Manicote's emotional state as well...

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  • An episode that explores the personal side of a supporting character - but the story is mediocre.

    6.2
    DA Manicote's daughter is lost on a field trip and is captured by a psychotc killer.



    This installment makes a decent effort at exploring John Manicote's psyche but the plotting is a little predictable and not that notable overall. The storyline is familiar, the innocent daughter makes friends with a Hawaiian "wild child" in the forests of Oahu, but can't escape from a maniac fleeing from the clutches of "Five-O". There are a number of twisting scenes, but the McGarrett/Manicote dynamic is pretty much by-the-numbers, with the father crazy and reckless in his determination to free his offspring - just not a lot of nuance that might be expected of a recurring character in the series. The David character could have been fleshed out further as well (or actually done away with completely, as there is only an hour to tell the tale).



    The conclusion sweeps the entire situation out of the way, it's all McGarrett vs. the criminal on an outcrop far above a highway (for all the scenery, this is where the situation winds up), and the results are predictable.



    A standard drama in execution, nothing really novel in the storyline despite some obvious potential for more.moreless
Herman Wedemeyer

Herman Wedemeyer

Edward "Duke" Lukela

Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly

William Watson

William Watson

Marcus Lucien

Guest Star

Edward Gallardo

Edward Gallardo

David

Guest Star

Randy Ruff

Randy Ruff

Rich

Guest Star

Robert Silva

Robert Silva

Prison Van Driver

Recurring Role

Chuck Couch

Chuck Couch

First Guard

Recurring Role

Beau Van Den Ecker

Beau Van Den Ecker

Homer Wamano

Recurring Role

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