Hawaii Five-O

Season 2 Episode 17

Run, Johnny, Run

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 1970 on CBS
8.3
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McGarrett refuses to accept that AWOL sailor John Mala shot a Navy MP without cause. Christopher Walken guest stars as the friend of the shooting victim.

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  • Not the most exciting episode but an interesting take on a unique social problem affecting Hawaii.

    6.0
    McGarrett feels responsible when a young local he convinced to join the Navy seems to be implicated in murder.



    There are too many acts to this story, a bit wandering with two manhunts for Johnny but it also has good points. It's a fairly decent examination of the conflict between Hawaiian natives and the US military based on the Island, a source of simmering resentment dating back to the days before World War II. The jurisdiction between the Navy and "Five-O" is also interesting to see as McGarrett talks Johnny into surrendering on a military reservation and so can't hold him within the civilian system. The Shore Patrol (SPs, Navy officers who serve as the equivelent of MPs) is not shown in the best light, either as robotic or as vigilantes, as they comb the shanty towns. There is a lot of procedural as the pathologist, Kono and Chin, and later Che, spend a lot of time finding and analyzing the bullet responsible for the murder.



    Almost every piece of the Season 2 "Hawaii Five-O" musical playbook (the best known - released on LP) is used in scoring this episode, including "Call to Danger" and "Memories", as well as stock footage of McGarrett's rush to his sedan as tourists stream into the Palace. Still, as a piece of drama, I wish that more time was spent on the Hawaiian's feeling of conflict that led him to go AWOL and less on the resolution that is all about jealousy between two young white Naval men. A lot of the potential psychology and emotion is lost.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

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken

Walt Kramer

Guest Star

Jack Ging

Jack Ging

Carl Anderson

Guest Star

Marcy Brown

Marcy Brown

Sue Waters

Guest Star

Beau Van Den Ecker

Beau Van Den Ecker

Fred Waters

Recurring Role

Peggy Ryan

Peggy Ryan

Jenny Sherman

Recurring Role

Harry Endo

Harry Endo

Che Fong

Recurring Role

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    • Numerous episodes show clearly that the 5-O offices are on an upper floor of the palace. The camera zooms in on an upper floor window, McGarrett goes running up that wide flight of stairs, etc. In this episode, McGarrett spends the night on the couch in his office, and early the next morning, Johnny Mala's little brother casually slips into the office through a window from the lanai outside. How did he get there?

    • Well-known NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels appears in this episode. Michaels was a broadcaster for the Hawaii Islanders minor league baseball team at the time. He also called games for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams. He was named Hawaii Sportscaster of the Year in 1969.

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