Top Five Favorite Episodes of “HAWAII FIVE-O” Season One (1968-1969)

Below is a list of my top five favorite episodes from Season One of “HAWAII FIVE-O”. Created by Leonard Freeman, the series starred Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett: 

 

TOP FIVE FAVORITE EPISODES OF “HAWAII FIVE-O” SEASON ONE (1968-1969)

1. (1.11) “Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won’t Be Born” – Danny Williams directs a methodical search for the unknown assailant who had critically wounded Steve McGarrett, while the latter was engaged in a morning jog.

 

 

2. (1.14) “King of the Hill” – A Marine Vietnam veteran (Yaphet Kotto) suffers a breakdown and, believing he is back in Vietnam, takes Danny hostage in a hospital ward.

 

 

3. (1.12) “Deathwatch” – Five-O fights to save the life of a gangster (Nehemiah Persoff), so that he can testify against his boss (James Shigeta).

 

 

4. (1.05) “Samurai” – McGarrett must protect a Japanese-born underworld kingpin (Ricardo Montalban) that he is trying to convict of racketeering activities.

 

 

5. (1.06) “…And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin” – The Five-O team works overtime when Danny is indicted for the murder of an apparently unarmed teenage boy.