Hawaii Five-O - Episode Guide

Season 1

Cocoon (1)

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1968

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McGarrett investigates the death of a friend when it becomes apparent that the man did not drown as was commonly believed.

Cocoon (2)

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1968

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McGarrett's investigation of an old friend's drowning points to a foreign ship moored in a Hawaiian harbor.

Full Fathom Five

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 26, 1968

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The Hawaiian governor assigns McGarrett to break a ring of con artists swindling visiting rich widows; guest Kevin McCarthy.

Tiger by the Tail

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1968

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A publicity stunt by a rock singer (Sal Mineo) to stage his own kidnapping backfires when ransom is offered; guest Sam Melville.


Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 17, 1968

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McGarrett must protect an underworld kingpin (Ricardo Montalban) he is trying to convict of racketeering activities.

Twenty-Four Karat Kill

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 14, 1968

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The owner of a tuna boat uses his craft to smuggle gold bars into the islands; guest Paul Richards, Marj Dusay.

The Ways of Love

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 21, 1968

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McGarrett goes under cover in a California prison to find the connection between a girl's death and the theft of a gem collection.

No Blue Skies

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1968

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A singer (Tommy Sands) turns to cat burglary when his musical efforts fail to satisfy his mounting gambling debts.

By the Numbers

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 12, 1968

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An Army corporal is accused of a crime after a winning ticket in a numbers game turns out to be a loser; guest James McEachin.


Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 25, 1968

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Five-0 fights to save the life of gangster so that he can testify against his boss; guest Nehemiah Persoff, James Shigeta.

Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 1, 1969

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A large footprint and a circular mark made in mud provide Five-0 with the only clues to a lovers' quarrel that turned into murder.

King of the Hill

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1969

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A Marine veteran (Yaphet Kotto) suffers a breakdown and, believing he is back in Vietnam, takes Danny hostage in a hospital ward.

Up Tight

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1969

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A girl dies under the influence of drugs possibly supplied by a self-proclaimed guru; guest Ed Flanders.

Face of the Dragon

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1969

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A man carrying bubonic plague arrives in the islands the same time as plans for a top-secret weapon vanish; guest Jackie Coogan.

The Box

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Jan 29, 1969

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McGarrett offers himself as a hostage in an attempted prison break by two ``lifers''; guests Gavin MacLeod, Gerald S. O'Loughlin.

One for the Money

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1969

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Employees of a family-owned business are threatened and the company's matriarch vanishes; guests Farley Granger, Jeanette Nolan.

Along Came Joey

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1969

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A policeman wants to avenge the murder of his son, a prizefighter paid to fix a bout; guest Jesse White.

Once Upon a Time (1)

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1969

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McGarrett travels to Los Angeles to investigate a physician who is victimizing his sister and her child.

Once Upon a Time (2)

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1969

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Despite public sentiment and a lack of damaging evidence, McGarrett takes Dr. Fremont (Joanne Linville) to court.

Not That Much Different

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1969

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McGarrett must determine whether the leader of a peace movement who was shot and killed was the assassin's intended target.

Six Kilos

Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1969

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Chin Ho and Dan Williams are tracking a safecracker but he pulls a gun and Danno ends up shooting him. McGarrett takes the identity of Harry Brown and must infiltrate a sophisticated gang of international thieves.

The Big Kahuna

Episode: 1x25 | Airdate: Mar 19, 1969

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Visions of an ancient volcano goddess figure in plans to kill an old man to gain control of his land; guest Sally Kellerman.

Season 2

A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead!

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1969

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Three wives of men killed in Vietnam die after collecting their husbands' G.I. insurance; guests Harry Guardino, Loretta Swit.

To Hell with Babe Ruth

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1969

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A deranged Japanese man returns to Hawaii to complete his mission to destroy Pearl Harbor; guest Mark Lenard.

Forty Feet High and It Kills!

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1969

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Agents of the People's Republic of China use a false tidal-wave forecast to mask the kidnapping of a scientist (Will Geer).

Just Lucky, I Guess

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1969

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A small-town salesman witnesses a prostitute's murder but refuses to testify; guest Elaine Joyce. Directed by Nicholas Colasanto.

Savage Sunday

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 22, 1969

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Members of a small, foreign guerrilla force burglarize an armory to steal weapons for a revolution in their country.

A Bullet for McGarrett

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1969

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A radical Maoist attending college in Hawaii is found dead as evidence links him with a Chinese intelligence operation.

Sweet Terror

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1969

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A foreign agent (Theodore Bikel) threatens germ warfare and the end of Hawaii's sugar industry; guests Philip Ahn, Soon-Teck Oh.

King Kamehameha Blues

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1969

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A prank turns serious when university students who stole the cherished robe of King Kamehameha decide not to bring it back.

The Singapore File

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1969

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A woman, the only witness to a murder by a wanted Hawaiian crime figure, asks McGarrett to come to Singapore and escort her back.

All the King's Horses

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1969

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McGarrett's investigation of a former mobster implicates a state committee head; guests James Gregory, Keye Luke.

Leopard on the Rock

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1969

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McGarrett must protect a dictator whose jet made a forced emergency landing in Hawaii; guest Paul Stevens.

The Devil and Mr. Frog

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Dec 10, 1969

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After his kidnapped son escapes, a wealthy man demands McGarrett recover the $300,000 ransom he paid to the boy's abductors.

The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild!

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1969

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A Texas heiress (Beverlee McKinsey) pits a beachboy against a playboy in a bizarre card game in which their lives are the stakes.

Which Way Did They Go?

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Dec 24, 1969

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An adversary (William Windom) of McGarrett's pulls off the perfect heist in front of Five-0; guest Jackie Coogan.

Blind Tiger

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Dec 31, 1969

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An order from the governor is necessary to stop blinded McGarrett from pursuing the assailant responsible for his loss of sight.

Bored, She Hung Herself

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Jan 7, 1970

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The girlfriend of a fitness guru dies while attempting a hanging-type exercise.

Run, Johnny, Run

Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1970

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McGarrett clashes with the Navy when he tries to bring in a suspect in a shore patrolman's murder; guest Christopher Walken.

Killer Bee

Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1970

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Someone is deliberately tormenting a disturbed Vietnam veteran guilty of kidnapping.

The One with the Gun

Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Jan 28, 1970

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An angry man seeks revenge after a crooked poker game costs the life of his honeymooning brother; guests Jack Soo, John Colicos.

Cry, Lie

Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1970

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One of McGarrett's most trusted investigators is accused of accepting a bribe from a major narcotics dealer; guest Martin Sheen.

Most Likely to Murder

Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1970

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A grief-stricken policeman takes the law into his own hands after his wife is murdered; guests Tom Skerritt, Sam Melville.

Nightmare Road

Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1970

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A renowned research scientist, conned into believing he shot and killed a man, disappears from his important government assignment.

Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (1)

Episode: 2x23 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1970

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A scientist (Ed Flanders) vanishes after discovering a deadly biological mutation.

Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (2)

Episode: 2x24 | Airdate: Mar 4, 1970

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The Five-0 team has 12 hours to learn where a scientist (Ed Flanders) hid a vial of deadly mutant microbes.

Kiss the Queen Goodbye

Episode: 2x25 | Airdate: Mar 11, 1970

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A beautiful thief (Joanne Linville) posing as a socialite schemes to steal a Hawaiian royal jewel; guest George Gaynes.

Season 3

The Ransom

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1970

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Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Dec 30, 1970

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Dear Enemy

Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Feb 17, 1971

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Season 4

Odd Man In

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Dec 28, 1971

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Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Jan 25, 1972

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R&R -- &R

Episode: 4x24 | Airdate: Mar 7, 1972

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Season 5


Episode: 5x21 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1973

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Season 6


Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 11, 1973

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Season 7

Season 8

Wooden Model of a Rat

Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1975

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When McGarrett suspects respected businessman and collector August March as working in a smuggling operation, he decides to set a trap to catch him in the act.

Season 9

Season 10

Deep Cover

Episode: 10x09 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1977

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Episode: 10x10 | Airdate: Dec 22, 1977

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Season 11

Death Mask

Episode: 11x07 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1978

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Episode: 11x17 | Airdate: Feb 22, 1979

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Season 12

The Kahuna

Episode: 12x11 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1979

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Episode: 12x12 | Airdate: Dec 25, 1979

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For Old Times Sake

Episode: 12x14 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1980

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A school for wayward girls, run by a friend of Steve McGarrett's, needs $15,000 for overdue taxes or the school will be closed. Former counterfeiter Willie McFee, a flower breeder who also is a general handyman and gardener for the school, decides to make one last print run with a set of near-perfect $20 plates he once crafted - but a mainland crime boss gets word that Willie's plates have surfaced, meaning that he can try to steal them for himself.

The Golden Noose

Episode: 12x15 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1980

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The next-to-last show to be filmed features an escaped convict posing as a diplomat from a Far Eastern country in order to get at the country's store of gold bullion in a Honolulu bank. He hires experts with lasers to penetrate the light-beam screen surrounding the bank vault, burn a hole in the vault's floor, heat the gold until it liquefies and drain it through ceramic tubing. McGarrett gets a clue to what's happening when the bank's thermometer (located near the vault) starts to freak out, but he still has to find the thugs' hideout before they solidify the gold and escape.

The Flight of the Jewels

Episode: 12x16 | Airdate: Mar 1, 1980

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Using radio-controlled model airplanes, three college students engineer the theft of the Hawaiian crown jewels.

Clash of Shadows

Episode: 12x17 | Airdate: Mar 8, 1980

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Israel's celebrated Nazi-hunter Yuri Bloch has apparently been killed in Honolulu while trying to gather information about a war criminal named Emil Klaus. Knowing the Bloch would only have come to Hawaii if a former Nazi were hiding there, McGarrett and Five-O conduct their own search for Klaus -- while Bloch's partner lies badly wounded in a safe house, and the woman caring for him does what she can to assist while undercover.

A Bird in Hand...

Episode: 12x18 | Airdate: Mar 22, 1980

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During a stop off on a bird-watching expedition, tourists photograph an old sugar mill. They don't know that the mill is a front for a gold-smuggling operation and that one of their photographs has caught the leader through a window. The leader sends a pack of goons to kill everyone in the tourist party and steal their film. McGarrett and a newspaper journalist, who got hold of the pictures, must try to identify the man in the picture and take down his operation before he gets them.

The Moroville Covenant

Episode: 12x19 | Airdate: Mar 29, 1980

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Paul Burke guest stars as attorney David Lawrence, a political candidate whose promising bid for the U.S. Senate is endangered by the murder of a man who tried to blackmail him. Although Lawrence swears he knows nothing about the murder, he admits that the dead would-be extortionist did have knowledge about him that could have destroyed his political future.

Woe to Wo Fat

Episode: 12x20 | Airdate: Apr 5, 1980

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The series concludes with the final showdown between McGarrett and Wo Fat. Three scientists who have disappeared have one thing in common, they all attended a symposium on possible space-based, laser defense systems. McGarrett impersonates a fourth scientist, Dr. Elton Raintree, who attended the same gathering and is soon abducted. Wo Fat is behind it all and wants the scientists to complete their work and produce such a device.