Hawaii Five-O

Season 4 Episode 21

Good Night, Baby - Time to Die!

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 1972 on CBS
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Episode Summary

McGarrett sets up a cordon of police around a young woman to capture her boyfriend who has escaped from jail, but all is not as it seems…

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  • good Epsiode

    A really suspenful epsiode with a plot twist
  • A clever episode that keeps the viewer guessing, some interesting ideas, but the premise is pretty hard to swallow.

    McGarrett and at least 40 men from "Five-O" and HPD offer around-the-clock protection of a woman when a killer "beaks" loose from jail.

    There are some things I like about this episode, some things that are thought-provoking, and some things that bend the justice system inside out. Its a little impossible to review this episode without some spoilers, but I'll try to minimize them as much as possible. Generally, there is a psychological tension here that's nicely executed, Carol and McGarrett share a number of good exchanges in her apartment as they wait for the "killer" to arrive and make good on his promise to kill. Something that's interesting once McGarrett's plan is finally revealed is that many scenes that are shown of L.B. avoiding capture and the police's manhunt for him are purely products of Carol's imagination. Its a little odd for the viewer to realize that much of what they have watched in an episode was actually fictitious. The main player in this story, Carol (played by Beth Brickell), is unsettling as she moves from noble victim to being shown to be a nasty manipulator.

    As happens occasionally on the series, there is an elaborate and ultimately illegal entrapment laid out to snare the guilty party. The dialog tries to deal with the issue by stating the cooperation of the District Attorney in the matter, but no matter how you slice it, it's highly unlikely the complex ruse could ever "stick" in a court of law. On the plus side, there are some genuine surprises in the episode.moreless
Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly



Kono Kalakaua

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