A paranoid Korean War veteran, thinking a policeman is about to arrest him for a crime he didn't commit, grabs the officer's gun and shoots him. More cops appear, so the vet pulls the wounded officer's ammunition belt free and runs into an apartment occupied by a teenage girl, locking himself and the girl inside. McGarrett and HPD's SWAT team arrive at the same time, and the leader of the SWAT team wants to blast his way into the apartment and take down the gunman, who blazes away at targets all over the place. Because somehow the gunman hasn't killed anybody yet, and because McGarrett thinks the gunman might be better off in a mental hospital, McGarrett butts heads with the HPD officer and stalls to buy time to negotiate a peaceful surrender -- although the media circus surrounding the hostage situation immensely complicates the negotiation.
Did You Know?
, who plays the officer who scuffles with and is shot by Cooper (Dane Clark) in the opening scenes, was the son of series regular Kam Fong
, who played Chin Ho Kelly. As of 2013, he plays Duke in 'Hawaii Five-0 (2010)'. See more
When Jesse first talks to McGarrett, the mirror is unbroken even though Jesse shot the mirror earlier. Later the mirror is broken again. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
Police departments all over the world pool their intelligence, their experience. We spend weeks in seminars learning the various kind of hostage situations. Then, you get to the scene, you turn your back and some idiot tries some stupid kind of home remedy. Count on it. Given the chance, some idiot will blow it for you EVERY TIME!