Hawaii Five-O

Season 8 Episode 18

Loose Ends Get Hit

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 08, 1976 on CBS
8.1
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A clear cut murder case against an island mobster is derailed due to McGarrett.

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  • A storyline that's entertaining but fairly improbable, but with nicely-drawn characters.

    7.1
    "Five-O" puts the squeeze on a low life who is being pressured to give false testimony by the mob.



    As a story, this is a fairly standard actioner as Henry Darrow sweats his way nervously through a role where he is expected to be a dutiful mouthpiece to organized crime. McGarrett is shot in the shoulder for the umpteenth time, and the conclusion pushes police work way past what is really legal. There are also a lot of car chases - too many - with endless shots of policewoman/driver Sandi Welles' foot on the gas pedal and repeated close-ups of rolling automobile wheels.



    I tend to think of this episode mainly as an attempt to revive the "Hawaii Five-O" franchise with a new character, and there, despite the flaws, it works. Amanda McBroom is spot-on as the perky but highly skilled Sandi, her scenes with the skeptical McGarrett flow particularly well. There seems to be a good potential for further installments. Unfortunately, McBroom's character is wasted in the following season, twice being reduced to being a kidnap victim and once to the worried sister of a John Ritter character. Which is a shame, as her role here hits a nice balance between feminine and no-nonsense professional - and could have been effective in years to come.



    An enjoyable but average episode, with some nice performances.moreless
Amanda McBroom

Amanda McBroom

Sandi Welles

Guest Star

Mary Frey

Mary Frey

Salesgirl

Guest Star

Robert Brilliande

Robert Brilliande

Doctor

Guest Star

Jimmy Borges

Jimmy Borges

Kum Chi

Recurring Role

Lynne Ellen Hollinger

Lynne Ellen Hollinger

Madeleine Grey

Recurring Role

Ted Scott

Ted Scott

Chauncey Allen

Recurring Role

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