Hawaii Five-O (season 10)

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Hawaii Five-O (season 10)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network CBS
Original release September 15, 1977 (1977-09-15) – May 4, 1978 (1978-05-04)
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List of Hawaii Five-O episodes

This is a list of episodes from the tenth season of Hawaii Five-O.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Thursdays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST).[1][2]

DVD release[edit]

The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video.


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
216 1 "Up the Rebels" Don Weis Robert Janes September 15, 1977 (1977-09-15)

An Irish terrorist (Stephen Boyd) poses as a priest in order to buy bombs and weapons in Hawaii for use in his home country.

Note: This was Boyd's final role; he died three months before the episode's first airing.
217 2 "You Don't See Many Pirates These Days" Ronald Satlof Story by: James Lydon
Teleplay by: Bill Stratton
September 22, 1977 (1977-09-22)

McGarrett teams with a Navy commander (Mark Lenard) to search for a cargo ship hijacked by armed and dangerous men.

Guest star: Rossano Brazzi
218 3 "The Cop on the Cover" Paul Stanley Story by: Anne Collins
Teleplay by: Anne Collins and Gerry Day
September 29, 1977 (1977-09-29)

When a magazine reporter (Jean Simmons) writes a story about Five-O, McGarrett tries to discreetly locate two missing children.

Guest stars: Henry Darrow and Moe Keale
219 4 "The Friends of Joey Kalima" Douglas Green and Don Weis Robert Janes October 13, 1977 (1977-10-13)

Rookie cop Joey Kalima (John Rubinstein) is framed for departmental corruption by a group attempting to rob a bank.

Guest stars: Alan Oppenheimer and Elaine Giftos
220 5 "The Descent of the Torches" Douglas Green Alvin Sapinsley October 20, 1977 (1977-10-20)

A mysterious intruder kills two members of an archaeological dig that is attempting to find a king's burial site.

Guest star: Geraldine Page
221 6 "The Ninth Step" Dennis Donnelly Robert Pirosh October 27, 1977 (1977-10-27)

A recovering alcoholic ex-cop (Gil Gerard) puts his life in danger after he returns to Hawaii to make amends to McGarrett.

Guest star: Emilio Delgado
222 7 "Shake Hands with the Man on the Moon" Ronald Satlof Story by: Robert Janes and Diana Kopald Marcus
Teleplay by: Robert Janes
November 10, 1977 (1977-11-10)
A reporter investigating a sleazy real-estate developer (Allan Miller) is murdered, but the developer has an airtight alibi.
223 8 "Deadly Doubles" Marc Daniels Robert Janes November 17, 1977 (1977-11-17)

A Soviet tennis star is caught up in a murder after she decides to defect to be with her American boyfriend (Tim Matheson).

Guest star: Kurt Russell
224 9 "Deep Cover" Steven H. Stern Robert Janes December 8, 1977 (1977-12-08)

A Soviet spy ring led by a femme fatale (Maud Adams) kidnaps an engineer on a nuclear sub and steals classified data.

Guest star: Geoffrey Lewis
225 10 "Tsunami" Harvey S. Laidman Don Balluck December 22, 1977 (1977-12-22)
A group of students create a fake tsunami so that they can rob a bank after the city is evacuated.
226 11 "East Wind, Ill Wind" Reza Badiyi Edwin Blum December 29, 1977 (1977-12-29)

After an Asian diplomat drowns in a pool, his wife is convinced forces from their home country are responsible.

Guest star: Sian Barbara Allen
227 12 "Tread the King's Shadow" Reza Badiyi Harold Swanton January 5, 1978 (1978-01-05)

The Governor asks a reluctant McGarrett to investigate the kidnapping of a racist shipping-magnate's daughter.

Guest star: James Sikking
228 13 "The Big Aloha" Marc Daniels Gerry Day January 12, 1978 (1978-01-12)

A physician is shot to death on a remote island and a young doctor from a local clinic is the prime suspect.

Guest stars: Cal Bellini and Eleanor Parker
229 14 "A Short Walk on the Longshore" Don Weis Richard DeLong Adams February 2, 1978 (1978-02-02)

McGarrett must leave to handle family business during the investigation of a union candidate's murder.

Guest stars: Sharon Farrell and Michael Conrad
230 15 "The Silk Trap" Dennis Donnelly Robert Janes February 9, 1978 (1978-02-09)

A Congressman (David Birney) cheats on his wife while judging a beauty contest, and is blackmailed by a dangerous man (Soon-Tek Oh).

Note: This was Kam Fong's final episode to be filmed.
231 16 "Head to Head" Jack Whitman Leonard B. Kaufman February 16, 1978 (1978-02-16)

McGarrett teams with an FBI agent (George Grizzard) after the syndicate sends a hit man to kill an organized-crime informant.

Guest star: Charles Cioffi
232 17 "Tall on the Wave" Ronald Satlof Bill Stratton March 2, 1978 (1978-03-02)
When judging a surfing contest, Danno investigates the murder of a competitor's two-timing girlfriend.
233 18 "Angel in Blue" Allen Reisner Irv Pearlberg March 9, 1978 (1978-03-09)

After one of Five-O's undercover men is shot in the back, McGarrett enlists a Maui Policewoman's (Carol Lynley) help.

Guest star: Vic Tayback
234 19 "When Does a War End?" Ernest Pintoff Arthur Bernard Lewis March 16, 1978 (1978-03-16)

A young man seeks revenge on a Hawaiian manufacturer who once tortured his father in a Japanese prison camp.

Guest star: David Dukes
235 20 "Invitation to Murder" Harry Harris Seeleg Lester March 23, 1978 (1978-03-23)

The heirs to a wealthy murdered artist are now falling victim to lethal booby traps set in their prized possessions.

Guest stars: Christina Kokubo, Anthony Caruso, and Eduard Franz
236 21 "Frozen Assets" Reza Badiyi Seeleg Lester and Sam Neuman March 30, 1978 (1978-03-30)

Five-O is summoned after a mystery writer (Mildred Natwick) investigates a fraudulent, and murderous, cryogenics outfit.

Guest star: Peter Lawford
237 22 "My Friend, the Enemy" Noel Black Gerry Day April 13, 1978 (1978-04-13)
A reporter (Luciana Paluzzi) from an Italian magazine unearths a plot to kidnap another island visitor: a Middle Eastern princess.
238 23 "A Stranger in His Grave" Richard Benedict Arthur Bernard Lewis April 27, 1978 (1978-04-27)

After the owner of a horse farm's body is found burning in a cane field, his widow becomes a prime suspect.

Guest stars: Andrew Prine and John Hillerman (the only one of the subsequent stars of Magnum, P.I. to appear on this series).

Note: This episode marks the final appearance of recurring character Jonathan Kaye (here played by Lyle Bettger).
239 24 "A Death in the Family" Don Weis Robert Janes May 4, 1978 (1978-05-04)

When the Five-O team suffers a devastating loss with its close-knit ranks, an enraged McGarrett asks a Hawaiian organized crime boss for help.

Guest star: Reni Santoni