Hawaii Five-O

Season 3 Episode 15

Paniolo

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 30, 1970 on CBS
7.3
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Maui cowboy Frank Kuakua unintentionally kills the crooked real estate agent who had been eyeing his land. McGarrett leads a posse into the mountains after Kuakua. Danno joins the search by helicopter.

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  • Gross misuse of the actual men on the Five-0 team. Kono might as well have had the day off when Five-0 (and Hawaii) could've used him!

    7.7
    Okay this episode has a setting different from most Five-0s. This one takes place in the western like setting of Maui. A native Hawaiian rancher is in danger of losing his land--and accidentally kills one of the men looking to own his property.

    My biggest problem with this episode is Kono's role--he doesn't have one! As the only native Hawaiian on Five-0 you'd think Kono is at McGarrett's side trying to bring Frank Kuakua in peacefully. Instead Kono, and Chin Ho, are only seen giving direction by McGarrett on a seperate case, and greeting Danno in the Five-0 office. Beyond the first minutes of the first act they are nowhere to be seen. Considering the theme of this episode (the native Hawaiian losing his land and self-esteem to the $$$ of mainland developers)it is inexcusable that Kono is practically written out.

    Also McGarrett who's supposed to be on the side of the natives, seems downright insensitive to Frank and those trying to help him. One of McGarrett's worst moments in the series occurs here when he breaks Frank's daughter's alibi down. He just throws up an arm to the daughter and asks her "Why did you lie?". DUH, c'mon Steve show some sympathy! Later when Frank's right hand man Cody says he did what he did to help a friend, all McGarrett can offer is "You know that makes you an accomplice, don't you?". Again McGarrett seems to be working against the native Hawaiians and their struggles. Then there's the final ending which is far from happy.

    I guess my bottom line is that this episode is pretty good, giving a setting different from the usual. But it could have been a lot more.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

Frank Silvera

Frank Silvera

Frank Kuakua

Guest Star

Royal Dano

Royal Dano

Hody Linquist

Guest Star

Marilyn Chris

Marilyn Chris

Dorothy Owens

Guest Star

Robert M. Luck

Robert M. Luck

Harry Pawai

Recurring Role

Bill Bigelow

Bill Bigelow

Lester Cronin

Recurring Role

Beau Van Den Ecker

Beau Van Den Ecker

Charlie

Recurring Role

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    • During the preview of the episode, Jack Lord refers to the death of Cronin as murder when it is clear from the preview and the episode itself that it was an accident.

    • A flower decal was placed on the front of the helicopter Danno is riding in to cover up a name, but letters are visible on both sides of the flower.

    • While McGarrett is questioning Mrs. Owens, her son Bud, is seen eavesdropping through the partially opened door. After McGarrett departs, another shot of Bud is shown. McGarrett can still be seen in the room he supposedly left.

    • *Continuity: Mr. Cronin arrives at Frank's ranch in a 1962 Ford 4 door sedan. After he dies, Frank puts Mr. Cronin's body in the car, and pushes it over a cliff. The car is now a 1963 Ford four door sedan.

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