Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
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Once Upon a Time: Part 1 

McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in ... See full summary »


Michael Caffey


Leonard Freeman (created by), Leonard Freeman


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Zulu ... Kono
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Joanne Linville ... Dr. C.L. Fremont
Nancy Malone ... Mary Ann Whalen
David Sheiner ... Frank Zipser
John Carter ... Tom Whalen
Bartlett Robinson ... Albert Woodson
Bill Zuckert ... Judge H. Adamson
Maggi Parker ... May
Vince Howard ... Bailiff
Queenie Smith ... Little Old Lady
William Schallert ... Defense Counsel Herbert


McGarrett's sister, whose infant son is dying of cancer, has fallen under the sway of a medical quack. Her husband is afraid to confront her. Instead, he summons McGarrett to their home in Los Angeles. McGarrett enlists the aid of U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials in prosecuting the quack. However, McGarrett's sister refuses to believe her big brother. When the child dies, the sister turns against McGarrett. As the trial begins, it is disrupted by followers of the quack. Written by Bill Koenig

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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19 February 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The equipment racks in Dr. Freemont (Joanne Linville)'s office are the same ones used in "The Time Tunnel" series. Some of these components are also seen in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Lost in Space" See more »


Early in the episode, McGarrett visits what is supposed to be an office of the Food and Drug Administration with the phony medical device he bought in order to help bring charges against Dr. Fremont. Despite the tight shot of the doorway (above which is the sign stating that this is the FDA), it is clear from the doorways, the unusual texture of the building's exterior, and even the news racks near the doorway that this is actually the entrance to the Van Nuys courthouse shown later in the story (minus the "FDA" sign). See more »


Frank Zipser: Mr. McGarrett, we are so to speak, in business.
Det. Steve McGarrett: We are in business.
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Linville and Lord Had Great Chemistry as Well!
23 September 2017 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Joanne Linville performed in a two episode role as Dr. Freemont, a new age doctor in Los Angeles, California. Nancy Malone played Sam MacGarrett's sister who is desperate to save her infant dying son. She believes in Dr. Fremont's ability to cure her dying son. The first part builds up to the second episode. It is weird to see Macgarrett in Los Angeles instead of Honolulu. He is there on a personal mission to save his sister from the quack. Joanne Linville does an Emmy worthy performance in believing her own abilities to cure the baby and others. A terrific actress, Joanne defends her character's beliefs and techniques to support her claim. Not to mention that Linville and Lord have great chemistry too.

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