Hawaii Five-O (season 8)

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Hawaii Five-O (season 8)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Original network CBS
Original release September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12) – March 4, 1976 (1976-03-04)
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List of Hawaii Five-O episodes

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

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Fridays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) from September 12[1] to November 28, 1975[2] and Thursdays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) from December 4, 1975[3] to March 4, 1976.[4]

DVD release[edit]

The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
170 1 "Murder – Eyes Only" Michael O'Herlihy Story by: Orville H. Hampton
Teleplay by: Orville H. Hampton and Jerome Coopersmith
September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12)
The letter-bomb murder of a Navy intelligence officer interrupts McGarrett's annual naval reserve duty and involves him in another Wo Fat plot. Harry Guardino, David Birney, Lloyd Bochner and Donna Mills guest star in the first feature-length episode since the pilot, later shown in syndication in two parts.
171 2 "McGarrett is Missing" Bruce Bilson Jerome Coopersmith September 19, 1975 (1975-09-19)
Armed, escaped convict Charlie Bombay (Charles Cioffi) holds a badly wounded McGarrett hostage after their plane goes down in a severe storm. Bombay was played by Albert Paulsen in season two's "Just Lucky, I Guess," with his first name spelt "Charley."
172 3 "Termination with Extreme Prejudice" Michael O'Herlihy Norman Lessing September 26, 1975 (1975-09-26)
McGarrett searches for a missing Englishman suspected of passing secrets to enemy agents. Juliet Mills and Dan O'Herlihy (whose brother, Michael O'Herlihy, directed) guest star.
173 4 "Target? The Lady" Charles S. Dubin Tim Maschler October 3, 1975 (1975-10-03)
The Honolulu murder of a gambler sends Five-O in pursuit of a Las Vegas courier. Susan Dey, Andrew Prine and Marc Singer guest star.
174 5 "Death's Name is SAM" Michael O'Herlihy Jerome Coopersmith October 10, 1975 (1975-10-10)
Five-0 investigates a radical terrorist group smuggling a surface-to-air missile piecemeal. George Takei guest stars.
175 6 "The Case Against McGarrett" Charles S. Dubin Alvin Sapinsley October 17, 1975 (1975-10-17)
McGarrett allows rebelling convicts, led by his old enemy Honore Vashon (Harold Gould), to try him for murder in exchange for hostages. This episode is a sequel to the three-part story "V For Vashon," from the same writer and director.
176 7 "The Defector" Jerry Jameson Stephen Kandel October 24, 1975 (1975-10-24)
A scientist (Pat Hingle) demands immunity for a defecting Asian physicist (Soon-Teck Oh) who has to kill a man in self defense.
177 8 "Sing a Song of Suspense" Bruce Bilson Bill Stratton October 31, 1975 (1975-10-31)
McGarrett protects a singer (Lois Nettleton) who was a witness to a mob hit.
178 9 "Retire in Sunny Hawaii...Forever" Bruce Bilson Jerome Coopersmith November 7, 1975 (1975-11-07)
The murder of the airplane seatmate of Danny's aunt (Helen Hayes, James MacArthur's real-life mother, who received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Single Performance for this episode - the show's final Emmy nomination) is linked to abandoned bank accounts. Charles Durning also guest stars.
179 10 "How to Steal a Submarine" Michael O'Herlihy Walter Black November 14, 1975 (1975-11-14)
A high-school vice principal is using a submarine to smuggle narcotics. Jack Cassidy guest stars.
180 11 "The Waterfront Steal" Allen Reisner Albert Aley November 21, 1975 (1975-11-21)
A warehouse burglary investigation turns up unusual loot...and an interwoven connection between the young burglar, his girlfriend/accomplice, and her businessman father. Simon Oakland, Kathleen Beller and Richard Hatch guest star.
181 12 "Honor is an Unmarked Grave" Jack Lord Bud Freeman November 28, 1975 (1975-11-28)
An investigative reporter unearths a seven-year-old murder case. Eileen Heckart guest stars.
182 13 "A Touch of Guilt" Joe Manduke Anne Collins December 4, 1975 (1975-12-04)
The investigation of a stabbed college football star points to a gang-rape cover-up and a U.S. Senator's son. Richard Masur guest stars.
183 14 "Wooden Model of a Rat" Phillip Leacock Alvin Sapinsley December 11, 1975 (1975-12-11)
McGarrett's probe of Oriental-art smuggling grinds to a halt when he is charged with possession of one of the items. Edward Asner guest stars as August March; Asner would reprise the role 37 years later on Hawaii Five-0.
184 15 "Deadly Persuasion" Allen Reisner Tim Maschler December 18, 1975 (1975-12-18)
A group of crooks steals a deadly nerve gas to be used during a visiting foreign head of state.
185 16 "Legacy of Terror" Bruce Bilson Larry Forrester January 1, 1976 (1976-01-01)
An aged Japanese importer, an ex-spy who may have known the location of a fortune in gold, is slain. Lew Ayres guest stars.
186 17 "Loose Ends Get Hit" Charles S. Dubin Jerome Coopersmith January 8, 1976 (1976-01-08)
The airtight murder case against a racketeer crumbles when McGarrett learns a witness duped him. Henry Darrow guest stars.
187 18 "Anatomy of a Bribe" Joeseph Manduke Jerome Coopersmith January 15, 1976 (1976-01-15)
Hawaii Five-0 investigates the arson of a new building.
188 19 "Turkey Shoot at Makapuu" Ernest Pintoff Bill Stratton January 29, 1976 (1976-01-29)
A murder victim's roommate puts herself in danger to help catch the killer. Lee Purcell guest stars.
189 20 "A Sentence to Steal" David Friedkin Glen Olson and Rod Baker February 5, 1976 (1976-02-05)
The theft of gold leads Five-0 to a half-way house for juvenile offenders
190 21 "The Capsule Kidnapping" Bernard McEveety Jack Epps Jr. and Anderson G. House February 12, 1976 (1976-02-12)
Terrorists lock an industrialist's son in an underwater capsule with a limited air supply and the U.S. Coast Guard is enlisted to help in the search. Bruce Boxleitner, Liam Sullivan and Peter Boyd guest star.
191 22 "Love Thy Neighbor – Take His Wife" Charles S. Dubin James Henderson February 26, 1976 (1976-02-26)
Five-0 investigates the kidnapping of the wife of a wealthy land developer. David Huddleston guest stars.
192 23 "A Killer Grows Wings" Philip Leacock Orville Hampton March 4, 1976 (1976-03-04)
Five-0 goes after agricultural terrorists who are out to destroy Hawaii's sugar crop with a special moth. Richard Kiley guest stars.