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'V' for Vashon: The Father 

The Vashons are planning to go after Steve for killing Chris Vashon. His grandfather wants to send Steve a message that he's going to die. But his son Honore, Chris' father objects to it ... See full summary »


Charles S. Dubin (as Charles Dubin)


Leonard Freeman (created by), Alvin Sapinsley


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Det. Steve McGarrett
James MacArthur ... Danny Williams
Al Harrington ... Ben
Kam Fong ... Chin Ho
Harold Gould ... Honore Vashon
Don Knight ... Dylan Heyward
Luther Adler ... Dominick Vashon
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Tosaki
Harry Endo Harry Endo ... Che Fong
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Manicote (as Glen Cannon)
Elizabeth Cole Elizabeth Cole ... Marguerite
Elithe Aguiar Elithe Aguiar ... Phyllis
Robert Costa Robert Costa ... Bldg. Manager
Joe Mares Joe Mares ... Bomb Squad Man
Chuck Couch Chuck Couch ... Tow Truck Driver


The Vashons are planning to go after Steve for killing Chris Vashon. His grandfather wants to send Steve a message that he's going to die. But his son Honore, Chris' father objects to it but his father decides to do it. Steve then gets it and then goes to see Honore Vashon who denies having anything to do with it. Vashon then hires someone to kill Steve but the attempt fails. Steve than has Vashon placed under surveillance which he discovers so he stops using his phone and is very careful. Eventually he arranges a meeting with his father where they can't be heard. Ad his father tells him they need to find someone outside the islands to take care of Steve. But Honore tells his father how will they make contact. His father comes up with a plan. Eventually Honore evades the surveillance long enough to meet with the assassin. Steve knows that there's someone out there with orders to kill him. So can he find him before he does it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

21 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The funeral service for the son is a Catholic rite, and the father and grandfather are shown making the sign of the cross. Both actors, Harold Gould (Goldstein) and Luther Adler were Jewish. See more »


Dylan Heyward chooses to use either an AR-15 or M-16 to kill McGarrett, but he apparently doesn't know how to use it, even though he's supposed to be one of the best hit men in the world. He fails to use the charging handle which cocks the gun and loads a shell into the chamber. The way he prepares the rifle, it wouldn't fire. See more »


Chin Ho: [to Steve] So, how do we move?
Det. Steve McGarrett: We don't move, we sit... We sit very quietly while Heyward helps us put Vashon away for the rest of his life.
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Another wonderful Vashon episode.
10 December 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Despite what some think, there were actually four episodes about the Vashon family. This is the second one and it picks up right after the first. Through his own stupidity and hubris, Chris Vashon is killed in a shootout with McGarrett. Yet, inexplicably, the young man's father (Honore) and the grandfather hold McGarrett responsible and vow revenge. In the only weak point in the show, the pair send a photo of a tombstone to McGarrett with his name on it--not exactly subtle or well-conceived if you think about it. Naturally McGarrett and Five-O are on guard and despite this, Honore's plan nearly works. While all of the episode is good, the ending and how they capture the assassin is very good--and reminiscent of an old Sherlock Holmes film where a statue is used to attract the assassin's bullet. Very interesting, though the episodes immediately before and after are just a bit better.

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