Hawaii Five-O

Season 11 Episode 20

The Skyline Killer

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 22, 1979 on CBS
7.6
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The Skyline Killer
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The hunt for a high-rise killer is made more difficult for Five-O when a journalist offers to share his profits in exchange for the killer's story.

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  • Somewhat atypical episode revolving around a third character, a reporter obsessed with a special relationship with a serial killer.

    5.5
    A tabloid reporter plans on advancing his career by establishing a special relationship with a maniac who kills women in their hi-rise apartments.



    In some ways, this is a "kitchen sink" episode, it capitalizes on the hunt for a serial killer of beautiful women, has the gimmick of the killer gaining entrance by outlandish aerial acrobatics, and throws in the angle of a reporter more interested in his own career than the triumph of justice. Therefore, "Five-O" fades a bit into the background as many scenes focus on killer and newsman playing a game of chess with each other and the related issues of an ethical press. Of course, it turns into a TV drama by involving the attractive daughter - making the action hit closer to home.



    It all comes off OK, a little different as many Season 11 episodes attempted to generate more complicated backgrounds for the guest characters. The finale is certainly exciting, relying on the coincidental occurence of a construction crane next door to the botched murder attempt. As in "The Year of the Horse", it's odd that the older McGarrett gets, the more the plots attempt to insinuate he's some sort of agile stuntman.moreless

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