Hawaii Five-O

Season 7 Episode 12

Presenting... in the Center Ring... Murder

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 10, 1974 on CBS
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Wo Fat returns to Hawaii in order to carry out the assassination of a Chinese diplomat, whom he considers to be a foolish peace-maker.

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  • An episode with good twists and turns, solid characters, but a little missing in "Cold War" details.

    7.6
    Wo Fat lurks in the background as McGarrett must protect a visiting Red Chinese official from the threat of assassination.



    Nice action and a lot of things going on in this episode. Right off the bat, some things are a little too cleaned-up for television. The idea that Wo Fat has turned on his government because of their interest in relations with the US is pretty good, but the idea that anyone from the People's Republic of China would have influence over the the fate of the Soviet-backed Cuba's Renaldo bothers makes little sense. The Soviet and Chinese antipathy that reached boiling point in the 70s would never have allowed this. There are nice helicopter shots of Iolani Palace (I suppose to emphasize a security presence), though the circus sideshow scenes filmed outside the HIC arena are almost devoid of any people and aren't too convincing.



    Nevertheless, there's good acting here, the long-time character actor James Hong plays a great ingratiating double-agent, Mr. Chong gets more speaking lines than in any other installment - plus he gets to play a sniper and the world's scariest cotton candy vendor. Enough time is invested in the set-up of the second assassination attempt at the circus that the viewer is really surprised at the conclusion.



    Even McGarrett's rather hokey concluding lines work well in this kind of story, "it HAD to be Wo Fat, no other mind could have conceived this."moreless
James Hong

James Hong

Suong Chien

Guest Star

Richard Yniguez

Richard Yniguez

Juan

Guest Star

Corey Rand

Corey Rand

Miguel

Guest Star

Khigh Dhiegh

Khigh Dhiegh

Wo Fat

Recurring Role

Joseph Geremia

Joseph Geremia

Mitch Allen

Recurring Role

Luella Costello

Luella Costello

Janet Wong

Recurring Role

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