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Hawaii Five-O

Season 1 Episode 8

Twenty-Four Karat Kill

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 1968 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A young mother is murdered after shopping at a fish market. When the crime is tied to a gold-smuggling operation, U.S. Treasury agent Philip Grey (Richard Denning) assists McGarrett and Five-O in the investigation. Grey convinces McGarrett that the best strategy is to lure one of the smugglers out, using a female undercover agent as bait.moreless

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    Jack Lord

    Jack Lord

    Steve McGarrett

    James MacArthur

    James MacArthur

    Danny "Danno" Williams

    Kam Fong

    Kam Fong

    Chin Ho Kelly



    Kono Kalakaua

    Kaz Garas

    Kaz Garas

    Johnny Fargo

    Guest Star

    Marj Dusay

    Marj Dusay


    Guest Star

    Paul Richards (I)

    Paul Richards (I)

    Paul Dennison

    Guest Star

    Maggi Parker

    Maggi Parker


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The license plate number on Andrea's car is 5E-9500. The plate number on McGarrett's car is the usual F6-3958, as seen in the earlier episode "Samurai."

      • When Fargo helps Andrea climb down from the parking garage to the street, her panties become exposed due to the short skirt she is wearing and the low camera angle.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Grey: A million dollars?
        McGarrett: It's the kind of bait he can't resist.
        Grey: If you lose it, they'll take it out of your salary.
        McGarrett: What's a couple of hundred years of peanut butter sandwiches?

      • Al, the bar owner: What will it be, Steve?
        McGarrett: Oh, water will be nice.
        Al: You don't care if my wife and three kids starve, do you?
        McGarrett: You're single, Al. Remember?
        Al: Yeah, but my sister's married and she's got five kids.

    • NOTES (8)

      • Both the Oahu Market and the Fisherman's Wharf restaurant are still open, as of May 2007.

      • In this episode, McGarrett says the famous line "Book 'em, Danno" for the first time. However, he does not say the line at the end of the episode as he did in later episodes.

      • Richard Denning appears in this episode as Treasury Agent Philip Grey even though he had a recurring role throughout the series as Governor Paul Jameson.

      • This episode is the first to show one of the Five-O members (Chin) suffering from a serious injury.

      • Edward Tom appears in an uncredited role as a technician with a Honolulu Police Department Mobile Crime Laboratory. McGarrett addresses him as Tom. In the previous episode, "....And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin," Edward Tom played Che Fong. Both characters are forensic laboratory technicians or specialists. Both work with the Honolulu Police Department. Both characters were played by the same actor and yet one was Che Fong and the other was Tom (last name or first name unknown).

      • Johnny Fargo's boat was named Alika. Alika is a Hawaiian name meaning "protector."

      • 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 6805.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)