Hawaii Five-O

Season 1 Episode 14

Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 01, 1969 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A young Indonesian female student is found murdered on the campus of the Pacific Cultural Institute. When a large footprint is discovered near the body, her very tall boyfriend becomes the obvious suspect. However, McGarrett isn't convinced that this is such an easy case.

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  • A well done episode that shows off the Islands

    I believe this is one of the most important episodes of the series-it had gotten poor ratings airing at 8PM Thrusday, so Mike Dann moved it to Wednesdays at 10PM-a much better time slot. This was the second episode to air in the new slot- on New Years Day. The show's ratings jumped 25% and soon CBS announced it was renewing the show for a 2nd season

    A female student at the Pacific Institute is found strangled. The Institute is the Governor's pet project, and he pressures Five-O to find the killer quick. The evidence points to the girl's boyfriend, but McGarrett isn't convinced he has a case. Sure enough he uncovers evidence that points away from the boyfriend to the real killer. There is good interaction between the Five-O team members in this one, what I really like is McGarrett fretting throughout about whether they have built a strong enough case to go to court. But the real star of this one is Hawaii, location shots abound, more than in some of the earlier episodes.moreless
Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly



Kono Kalakaua

Denny Miller

Denny Miller

John Hayes

Guest Star

Ron Feinberg

Ron Feinberg

Benny Apa

Guest Star

Marla Kyo

Marla Kyo

Miyoshi Kuniyoshi

Guest Star

Richard Denning

Richard Denning

Governor Paul Jameson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Che Fong

      Danny Kamekona makes his second appearance on the show, but his first as the recurring character Che Fong. He would later be credited as Che Fong in the Season 1 episode "Not That Much Different" although he does not appear onscreen. His only other appearance as Che Fong would come in the Season 2 episode "A Bullet for McGarrett."

      The Che Fong character was introduced in the Season 1 episode "....And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin." Che Fong was played by Edward Tom, who was not credited for the part. Interestingly, that episode also marked the series debut of Danny Kamekona, as Sgt. Ishi.

      Although Danny Kamekona would go on to guest star in over 30 episodes and the Che Fong character would appear throughout the first 10 seasons, Harry Endo took over the part of Che Fong, not Danny Kamekona. Endo first appeared as Che Fong in the Season 2 episode "Blind Tiger."

    • John Hayes is described as being 6'6" tall in this episode. The actor who played Hayes, Denny Miller, played college basketball at UCLA under legendary coach John Wooden but he was actually 6'4" tall.

    • Geoffrey Thorpe, the little boy on the beach who dumps a bucket of sand on the newspaper and on Hays' face, is the son of location casting director Ted Thorpe.

    • The actress who played Mira Bai is not credited. The character is only seen after she is already dead. The actress who played Mako, the student from Tonga that McGarrett questions, is not credited either.

    • Additional credits:

      Automobiles furnished by Ford Motor Company
      Filmed entirely on location in Hawaii
      A Leonard Freeman Production
      In Association With
      The CBS Television Network

    • The official syndication number for this episode is 6812.


    • Brigham Young University Hawaii, The Polynesian Cultural Center, and The Pacific Institute

      The Pacific Cultural Institute in this episode appears to be based on three related organizations, all of which are located in Laie on the north (windward) coast of Oahu.

      Brigham Young University Hawaii (BYU-Hawaii) is an undergraduate university affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). As of June 2007, the institution enrolls 2,400 students from 70 different countries, primarily from Asia, the Pacific islands, and the U.S. At the time of this episode, it was known as the Church College of Hawaii.

      The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) was created by the LDS Church to preserve Polynesian culture, to provide a forum for sharing that culture with visitors, and to offer job opportunities to students at BYU-Hawaii so that they could pay their own way through school. The dedication ceremony was held on October 12, 1963, with hundreds of dignitaries, media, and visiting Polynesians on hand. This was the inspiration for the fictional dedication ceremony of the Pacific Cultural Institute that McGarrett described in the episode. Although the Center initially attracted relatively few visitors, as of 2007 it had become Hawaii's most popular paid tourist destination. Between 1963 and 2007, the Center had attracted over 32 million visitors.

      The Pacific Institute is a research organization operated by BYU-Hawaii and partly funded by the PCC. The institute publishes the quarterly journal Pacific Studies, promotes research on Polynesian cultures, and helps to ensure the authenticity of the various Polynesian presentations staged at the PCC.

      The organization was founded in 1959 as "The Polynesian Institute." In 1964, the name was changed to the "Institute for Polynesian Studies." This was the name used at the time this episode was filmed (1968). In the 1990s, the organization became known as "The Pacific Institute," which remains the current name (as of June 2007). Thus, the fictional Pacific Cultural Institute pre-dated the real-life Pacific Institute.

      (Thanks to Ms. Toluono at The Pacific Institute for providing historical information about the organization.)