Starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong, Richard Denning, Peggy Ryan, and Harry Endo.
Guest Starring: Khigh Diegh, Harry Guardino, BarBara Luna, Mark Lenard, Will Geer, Albert Paulson, John Randolph, Henry Silva, Julie Gregg, Eric Braeden, Theodore Bikel, Linda Marsh, Philip Ahn, Soon-Tek Oh, Brandon De Wilde, Jennifer Leak, Marj Dusay, James Gregory, Keye Luke, Joe DeSantis, Frank Marth, James Hong, Beverlee McKinsey, William Windom, Jackie Coogan, Philip Pine, Marion Ross, William Smithers, Christopher Walken, Jack Ging, Jeff Pomerantz, David Arkin, John Colicos, Jack Soo, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt, Sam Melville, Charles Aidman, Ed Flanders, Loretta Switt, Karl Swenson, Dana Elcar, Joanne Linville, George Gaynes, and more.
Episode 14– Season 2 kicks off with a murderous life insurance scheme (but it’s not deadly how you think) in “A Thousand Pardons–You’re Dead!” and continues with a man carrying out a plot twenty-eight years too late in “To Hell With Babe Ruth”. Danno goes undercover and Steve learns about ninjas. That’s certainly one way to kick off a new season. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 15– Wo Fat is back and kidnapping Grandpa Walton in “Forty Feet High and It Kills!” and Five-O has to deal with a reluctant witness in “Just Lucky, I Guess”. Come for my excessive praising, stay for my extra complaining. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 16– “Savage Sunday” calls Five-O in from their day off to take on Latin American revolutionaries and “A Bullet for McGarrett” features a seriously mesmerizing Eric Braeden. But then, isn’t he always? Souncloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 17– A fiendish plot unfolds in “Sweet Terror” and a group of college students decide to put the squeeze on the establishment in “King Kamehameha Blues”. There’s ranting, raving, and Kono speculating how to use a giraffe in a theft. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 18– Two more Season 2 gems with “The Singapore File” and “All the King’s Horses”. Take a cruise with Marj Dusay and grow some flowers with James Gregory. There’s also several hired killers. For flavor. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 19– Five-O has their hands full. In “Leopard on the Rock”, they’re babysitting an uninvited, petty tyrant leader from an unidentified country. And in “The Devil and Mr. Frog”, they’re trying to track down a kidnapper with the ransom money. Mind the many twists. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 20– It’s all about dangerous games in “The Joker’s Wild, Man, Wild” and a brilliant, but deadly heist in “Which Way Did They Go?” William Windom is in one of these episodes. This is not a drill! (Just a heads up: There is a brief discussion of sexual assault and there is a trigger warning beforehand.) Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 21– Three -yes, three!- season 2 episodes. A bomber intending to kill Steve only blinds him in “Blind Tiger”; “Bored, She Hung Herself”, the lost episode of the show; and Steve tries to help an AWOL seaman in “Run, Johnny, Run.” Marion Ross and Christopher Walken. What more do you need? Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 22– Five-O is puzzled by a string of kidnappings in “Killer Bee” and then find themselves chasing after a man intent on catching his brother’s killer in “The One with the Gun”. Let’s watch John Colicos intimidate some cheating poker players, shall we? Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 23– In an extra long episode, Daniel Budnik joins me to talk two season 2 episodes, including my favorite. In episode 20, “Cry, Lie”, Chin Ho is accused of bribery and in episode 21, “Most Likely to Murder”, the wife of a policeman, and Danny’s friend, is murdered. It’s Martin Sheen with a mustache and Tom Skerritt without one. Check the episode description for spoiler times. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 24– It’s an old season 2 episode, episode 22 “Nightmare Road”, and a new season 2 episode, episode 18 “Lekio”. Come for the questionable science and dramatic evil plots of the classic and stay for the quick wit and stolen bodies of the reboot. Also, James Caan calling son Scott “Hairdo”. It’s magic. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 25– It’s time for a two-parter! In part one of “Three Dead Cows at Makapu’u”, Five-O is looking for a brilliant scientist who seems to have recreated his deadly bacteria, and in part two, they’re looking for the test tube containing the bacteria in questions. Mild trigger warning for a, well, a dead cow at the beginning of part one and a brief discussion of it at the beginning of my commentary on the episode. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher
Episode 26– It’s a short episode as I don’t have much to say about the Season 2 finale, episode 25 “Kiss the Queen Goodbye”. I also do a quick Season 2 wrap-up. You’ll never guess how many times Steve said “Book ’em, Danno”. Soundcloud iTunes Spotify Stitcher