Hawaii Five-O

Season 1 Episode 22

Once Upon A Time, Part II

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 1969 on CBS
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McGarrett searches for evidence to bring a murder case against Dr. Fremont. His sister continues to believe that McGarrett is persecuting a "saint."

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  • A pretty unrealistic climax to a story that had a nice build-up.

    6.2
    The creepy Dr. Fremont has her day in court.



    Part 1 of this episode was nicely done, outlining the heartbreak that can happen when people hold out hopes for medical cures and the unscrupulous people who can take advantage of them. Its also interesting and fairly realistic how the only initial charge against the strange doctor is an interstate sales fraud charge. And there is a rare look at McGarrett really showing emotion, in this case, for his sister.



    Part 2 is less successful after this build-up, I liked the idea of McGarrett racing against time to build a case against Dr. Fremont, doing research, an exhumation, and visiting a family unwilling to testify. What really doesn't work is the completely fantastic final court room scene that dominates the episode, with a fabricated blood sample taken in the court being the damning piece of evidence that disproves the powers of the doctor's quack treatment device. Beyond a Perry Mason episode, the treatment of evidence and court procedure in this scene throws a lot of the realism of the story away.moreless
Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly

Zulu

Zulu

Kono Kalakaua

Joanne Linville

Joanne Linville

Dr. C.L. Fremont

Guest Star

Nancy Malone

Nancy Malone

Mary Ann Whalen

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David Sheiner

David Sheiner

Frank Zipser

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the scene in Dr. Fremont's office in Part I, McGarrett states that his nephew is 12 months old. This fits with the size of the infant actor. However, in this episode, McGarrett tells "Mama" that his nephew was only six months old.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Scientology and the E-meter

      Dr. Fremont's medical device is very similar to the Electropsychometer or E-meter used in the practice of "auditing" in the Church of Scientology. The person being "audited" (or assisted to a "preclear" state of mental and spiritual clarity) holds onto two metal cylindrical electrodes connected by wires to the E-meter. The electrical flow is very low so the person does not notice the current.

      Though Dr. Fremont did not believe that her machine actually cured anyone, Scientologists do believe that the E-meter device can improve IQ, enhance memory and treat various mental conditions. Thus, the character of Dr. Fremont has many similarities to practicing Scientologists.

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