Hawaii Five-O (season 3)

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Not to be confused with Hawaii Five-0 (season 3).
Hawaii Five-O Season 3
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network CBS
Original release September 16, 1970 (1970-09-16) – March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10)
Season chronology
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List of Hawaii Five-O episodes

The third season of Hawaii Five-O, an American television series, began September 16, 1970, and ended on March 10, 1971. It aired on CBS. The region 1 DVD was released on January 22, 2008.[1]


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
50 1 "And a Time to Die…" Charles Dubin Ken Pettus September 16, 1970 (1970-09-16) 7001
Five-O must move swiftly to prevent a threat against the kidnapped daughter of a surgeon who is to operate on a wounded U.S. undercover agent.
51 2 "Trouble in Mind" Danny Arnold Mel Goldberg & Sasha Gilien September 23, 1970 (1970-09-23) 1729-0311
Contaminated heroin shatters a failing singer (Nancy Wilson)'s desperate attempt at a comeback.
52 3 "The Second Shot" Michael O'Herlihy Eric Bercovici September 30, 1970 (1970-09-30) 7003
McGarrett must thwart an elaborate assassination attempt on the life of a self-exiled Greek doctor (John Marley).
53 4 "Time and Memories" John Llewellyn Moxey Jerry Ludwig October 7, 1970 (1970-10-07) 7004
McGarrett becomes personally involved in a murder case and jeopardizes his job when his former fiancée becomes the prime suspect.
54 5 "The Guarnerius Caper" Tony Leader Ken Pettus October 14, 1970 (1970-10-14) 7005
The theft of a priceless violin belonging to a Russian musician (Ed Flanders) threatens to explode into an international incident.
55 6 "The Ransom" Michael O'Herlihy Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig October 21, 1970 (1970-10-21) 7006
Efforts by Five-O to rescue a young boy from abductors backfire when Kono becomes a prisoner of the thugs.
56 7 "Force of Waves" Paul Krasny Story by: Mark Rodgers
Teleplay: Mark Rodgers & Eric Bercovici
October 28, 1970 (1970-10-28) 1729-0306
Five-O investigates the murder of a wealthy businessman in a boat explosion.
57 8 "The Reunion" Michael O'Herlihy Paul Playdon November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04) 1729-0308
A millionaire Japanese businessman is accused by three former prisoners of war of having been the officer responsible for torturing them during World War II.
58 9 "The Late John Louisiana" Paul Stanley Story by: Lionel E. Siegel
Teleplay: Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig
November 11, 1970 (1970-11-11) 1729-0307
McGarrett leads the search for the witness to a two-year-old murder to protect her against one of Hawaii's most-wanted criminals.
59 10 "The Last Eden" Paul Stanley Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig November 18, 1970 (1970-11-18) 1729-0314
Five-O searches for the conspirators who frame a nightclub star who is outspoken against pollution.
60 11 "Over Fifty? Steal" Bob Sweeney E. Arthur Kean November 25, 1970 (1970-11-25) 1729-0309
Lewis Avery Filer, an elderly master burglar (Hume Cronyn) plays cat-and-mouse with Five-O in a series of publicity-grabbing thefts, using cards from the Parker Brothers game, Monopoly, as intentionally planted clues.
61 12 "Beautiful Screamer" Tony Leader Stephen Kandel December 2, 1970 (1970-12-02) 1729-0313
A strangler (Lloyd Bochner) writes poetry by Byron in lipstick on the legs of two victims, one of whom (Anne Archer) is Danno's fiancée.
62 13 "The Payoff" John Llewellyn Moxey Ken Pettus December 9, 1970 (1970-12-09) 1729-0316
McGarrett must apprehend a hoodlum and his girl friend who were part of an abduction plot in order to save their lives from their co-conspirators.
63 14 "The Double Wall" Michael O'Herlihy Jerry Ludwig & Eric Bercovici December 16, 1970 (1970-12-16) 1729-0320
A convicted murderer holds a prison doctor hostage and demands that McGarrett reopen his case.
64 15 "Paniolo" Michael O'Herlihy Ed Adamson December 30, 1970 (1970-12-30) 1729-0302
The death of a real estate agent leads McGarrett to a paniolo (a Hawaiian cowboy) on the island of Maui.
65 16 "Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart" Paul Stanley E. Arthur Kean January 6, 1971 (1971-01-06) 1729-0318
A prisoner is broken out of jail by a wealthy gangster so he can mastermind a $10 million robbery of the Honolulu Diamond Exchange.
66 17 "To Kill or Be Killed" Paul Stanley Anthony Lawrence January 13, 1971 (1971-01-13) 1729-0312
Five-O meets resistance from Army intelligence after a combat hero is found dead under mysterious circumstances.
67 18 "F.O.B. Honolulu (Part 1)" Michael O'Herlihy Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig January 27, 1971 (1971-01-27) 1729-0321
Counterfeit plates for U.S. twenty-dollar bills are sought by various international agents--including Wo Fat--as Five-O must deal with murder, treason and double-cross.
68 19 "F.O.B. Honolulu (Part 2)" Michael O'Herlihy Jerry Ludwig & Eric Bercovici February 3, 1971 (1971-02-03) 1729-0321
69 20 "The Gunrunner" Tony Leader James D. Buchanan & Ronald Austin February 10, 1971 (1971-02-10) 7019
A munitions dealer arranges for the kidnapping of his own wife so that he can induce a beleaguered government to pay a higher price for the arms shipment.
70 21 "Dear Enemy" Murray Golden Jackson Gillis February 17, 1971 (1971-02-17) 7021
A woman (Vera Miles) falsifies evidence linking two murders in an attempt to trick McGarrett into re-investigating the homicide charge for which her husband was convicted. Gary Collins also guest stars as the woman's lawyer/accomplice, and local television personality/pitchman David "Lippy" Espinda appears as the bartender.
71 22 "The Bomber and Mrs. Moroney" Paul Stanley Jerry Ludwig & Eric Bercovici February 24, 1971 (1971-02-24) 7022
An armed lunatic who blames Danno for his brother's death (as seen in season one's "...And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin") takes people hostage at Five-O headquarters and threatens to blow up the office.
72 23 "The Grandstand Play (Part 1)" Paul Stanley Adrian Spies March 3, 1971 (1971-03-03) 1729-0305
The son of a professional ball player (Pernell Roberts) witnesses a murder at the ballpark, but he is reluctant to tell his father or the authorities. This episode features footage from an actual Hawaii Islanders game and cameos from Hawaiian personalities Tim Tindall (as the tennis instructor), Les Keiter (as the baseball announcer), and Granny Goose (as a building landlord).
73 24 "The Grandstand Play (Part 2)" Paul Stanley Story by: Adrian Spies
Teleplay: Adrian Spies & Eric Bercovici & Jerry Ludwig
March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10) 1729-0305
Conclusion. McGarrett race against time to track down the ball player's son before the real killer (who saw his face in the newspaper) can identify him.


  1. ^ Hawaii Five-O - The Complete Third Season. "Hawaii Five-O - The Complete Third Season: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Zulu, William Smith, Sharon Farrell: Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 

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