Hawaii Five-O

Season 10 Episode 3

The Cop on the Cover

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 1977 on CBS
8.4
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The Cop on the Cover
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McGarrett must solve both a mysterious kidnapping and the problem of having a nosy reporter analyzing his every move.

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  • Decently-written but at the same time instructive as documenting the series in a slide. The two together make for an interesting watch for die-hard fans.

    7.4
    McGarrett is in the spotlight after the Governor orders that he cooperate with a magazine reporter working on a cover story just when he is in the middle of a tough kidnapping and extortion case.



    First off, the female reporter watching McGarrett is admittedly over the top in her judgements and desire to participate in the case at hand. It's more of a device, but one that is getting slightly old as the series transitions into a decade of episodes. McGarrett's answers to her pointed questions very much show that he is becoming an antiquated dinosaur in his outlook, the "tough guy" who should have adapted slightly as the character (and Jack Lord) got older. It's still entertaining and there are some good lines delivered in the meantime. But, an exotic location and unlikely dramatic crime doesn't work forever in a series, though it is to the series' credit that it held up for a very long time.



    Moe Keale gets his biggest dialog try-out in this episode, as a former con being framed for a crime he didn't commit. He is not bad nor very good, his delivery is stiff but not a huge problem for this episode (or even for when he joined the regular cast in the final season as Truck).



    The episode opens with the Governor ordering McGarrett to be interviewed because of the publicity it will bring to the islands. You sort of wonder if the writers were fishing for an unusual approach to keep the series fresh. Ultimately, the characters showing more growth may have worked better than some of the more fantastic plots that were introduced in Season 10 - but this is still one of the interesting ones to watch when considering "Hawaii Five-O" as a total series.moreless
Herman Wedemeyer

Herman Wedemeyer

Edward "Duke" Lukela

Jack Lord

Jack Lord

Steve McGarrett

James MacArthur

James MacArthur

Danny "Danno" Williams

Kam Fong

Kam Fong

Chin Ho Kelly

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons

Terri O'Brien

Guest Star

Henry Darrow

Henry Darrow

Stuart Longworth

Guest Star

Albert M. Harris

Albert M. Harris

Burroughs

Guest Star

Josie Over

Josie Over

Kia Chieu

Recurring Role

Emma Veary

Emma Veary

Lila Moala

Recurring Role

Rod Aiu

Rod Aiu

Sailor

Recurring Role

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