Hawaii Five-O

Season 7 Episode 7

We Hang Our Own

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 1974 on CBS
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When his son is beaten to death, a powerful cattle baron takes matters into his own hands, and McGarrett and Five-O must prevent the rule of law from breaking down.

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  • A mixed bag of an episode, worth watching but not remarkable.

    6.5
    McGarrett assists in solving the murder of a wealthy rancher's son.



    There are some good things and bad things in this tale, not bad but without the depth of feeling for the ranching experience that Season 3's "Paniolo" has. Leslie Nielsen is fine as the arrogant rancher and its always good to see "Five-O" work some cases off Oahu (in this case on a sprawling cattle ranch on the big island of Hawaii). Details like the small, rough courtroom and the tiny local police force are also interesting. Jack Lord gets to show-off his "Stoney Burke" horse riding skills.



    The story itself is a little tough to swallow, the idea of the family dispensing their own justice is pretty ludicrous, especially as they plan to hang a man for a killing he didn't commit. The resolution of the other son as the real killer isn't bad and is pretty dramatic.



    A couple of things bother me, one that's a constant on the series. While fingerprints are very important as evidence to corroborate criminal actions taken by a known suspect, "Hawaii Five-O" constantly insists that practically all previously law-abiding citizens have their fingerprints on some database and that any person (in this case a rancher's son) can be found if you can just get prints. Its also a little far-fetched to think that prints can be taken from a rock. Che Fong is out of his league in this story as he plays "medical examiner" - establishing cause and time of death - something outside his already consisderable expertise.



    Entertaining but not one of the better installments.moreless
Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

Colonel Faraday

Guest Star

Perry King

Perry King

Jay Farraday

Guest Star

Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner

Cam Farraday

Guest Star

Jerry Waialae

Jerry Waialae

Larry Kahela

Recurring Role

Elissa Dulce Hoopai

Elissa Dulce Hoopai

Carmen Kahela

Recurring Role

Harry Endo

Harry Endo

Che Fong

Recurring Role

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