Hawaii Five-O

Season 11 Episode 12

Number One With A Bullet (1)

0
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 28, 1978 on CBS
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
10 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Two rival mobs attempt to take control of the disco scene in Honolulu.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • For me, one of the last gasps of former glory for the long-running "Hawaii Five-O".

    8.5
    Local and mainland organized crime both become involved with the Honolulu disco scene, trapping a songwriter and singer in the crossfire.



    I really like this episode, aside from some decent scenes in "A Lion in the Streets", it is my last favorite installment of the run of "Five-O". It does well with its soundtrack, real songs from "Saturday Night Fever" play in the background (a big contrast to normal for the series). Yvonne Elliman is good, her scenes with James Darren are sweet and her rendition of "I Can't Get You Outta' My Mind" is good for the story and sad at the same time. I also like McGarrett traveling to his friend's bar, to get the lowdown on the music business on Hawaii and flirt on the side.



    The best part is the building sense of a major clash as Tony Alika's new right-hand man uses the Kumu to cleanse the nightclubs which leads to direct conflict with the forces of the LA mob (nice cuts to boardroom scenes with kingpin Allie Francis as he learns of the Kumu's killing and intimidation of his people in Hawaii). Its an ominous foreshadowing of the "World War III" promised in the dialog and something the viewer knows McGarrett won't tolerate.



    Part 2 is entertaining but not quite as good, a lot of the gang warfare is un-inspired and the old warhorses Nehemiah Persoff and Ross Martin are good - but with a long speech by McGarrett about why he became a cop, an Elliman song, and lots of characters (three or so too many) to wrap up, there's too much story for the time alloted. The first hour has all the good elements of a classic dramatic "Five-O" entry and is emotional and exciting.moreless
James Darren

James Darren

Johnny Munroe

Guest Star

Richard Dimitri

Richard Dimitri

Sonny Kanekoa

Guest Star

Antony Ponzini

Antony Ponzini

Ray Santoro

Guest Star

Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff

Allie Francis

Recurring Role

Ross Martin

Ross Martin

Tony Alika

Recurring Role

George Herman

George Herman

McClary

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is the only episode in the entire series with the words "to be continued' displayed at the end. All the other two-parters in the series have either been shown in a two-hour broadcast or have displayed the executive producer's name [Leonard Freeman] at the end.

    • This is the only episode in the entire series with the words "to be continued' displayed at the end. All the other two-parters in the series have either been shown in a two-hour broadcast or have displayed the executive producer's name [Leonard Freeman] at the end.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (3)

    • The official syndication number for this episode is 7812.

    • Songs of note from this episode include the original versions of the Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive and Night Fever, David Shine's arrangement of Night on Disco Mountain, and Yvonne Elliman's recordings of In a Stranger's Arms and I Can't Get You Outta' My Mind.

      A version of the Barry Manilow song Copacabana is also featured, along with the Melveen Leed rendition of the 1930s island standard, My Little Grass Shack (in Kealakekua, Hawaii).

    • Yvonne Elliman (who plays aspiring singer Yvonne Kanekoa) was a successful popular singer at the time. She is best known for her no. 1 hit song "If I Can't Have You" from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. Though that song and much of the music in this two-part episode are disco songs, most of Elliman's recordings consisted of mid-tempo ballads. She married around this time and retired from the music business to focus on her family. She did, however, release the album "Simple Needs" in 2004.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less