Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series, season 12)

This is a list of episodes from the twelfth and final season of Hawaii Five-O. Season 12 was the first to not feature actor James MacArthur as investigator Danny Williams. MacArthur appeared in all previous 11 seasons.

Season of television series

Hawaii Five-O
Season 12
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 19
Original network CBS
Original release October 4, 1979 (1979-10-04) 
April 5, 1980 (1980-04-05)
Season chronology
Season 11
List of episodes

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The season originally aired Thursdays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) from October 4[1] to November 29, 1979,[2] Tuesdays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) from December 4, 1979[3] to January 15, 1980[4] and Saturdays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) from March 1[5] to April 5, 1980[6]

The season was released on DVD by Paramount Home Video.

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
263 1 “A Lion in the Streets” Reza Badiyi Robert Janes October 4, 1979 (1979-10-04)
A hotly contested union election leads to major trouble for McGarrett and Duke, while police officer James Carew (William Smith) comes to the islands looking for his wife’s murderer. Ross Martin reprises his role as Tony Alika; Paul L. Smith, Harry Guardino and Barbara Luna guest-star in this feature-length episode, later shown in syndication in two parts.
264 2 “Who Says Cops Don’t Cry?” Jack Lord Robert Janes October 11, 1979 (1979-10-11)
A Honolulu policewoman watches in horror as robbers gun down her husband, a fellow officer scheduled to join Five-O. This prompts the officer to seek justice at any cost.
265 3 “Though the Heavens Fall” Harry F. Hogan III Frank Telford October 18, 1979 (1979-10-18)
McGarrett has to cope with the activities of a white-collar club whose members claim to be dedicated to justice, since he has few reasons to consider them other than vigilantes taking the law into their own hands. Robert Reed guests.
266 4 “Sign of the Ram” Ralph Levy Sam Roeca October 25, 1979 (1979-10-25)
An astrologer warns a heavyweight to hang up his gloves after his owner is murdered. Jayne Meadows guest-stars.
267 5 “Good Help is Hard to Find” Beau van den Ecker Frank Telford November 1, 1979 (1979-11-01)
Archenemy crime boss Alika is determined to discredit the Five-O team by making them look like the Keystone Kops at any opportunity.
268 6 “Image of Fear” Herbert Hirschman James Schmerer November 8, 1979 (1979-11-08)
A divorcée is haunted by an intruder she thought she killed.
269 7 “Use a Gun, Go to Hell” Ed Abroms Sam Roeca November 29, 1979 (1979-11-29)
The team must track down a handgun that was used to murder a senator, only to leave a trail of death and anguish as it passes from owner to owner.
270 8 “Voice of Terror” Beau van den Ecker Frank Telford December 4, 1979 (1979-12-04)
Political terrorists wound a police officer and threaten to torture his partner unless their demands are met.
271 9 “A Shallow Grave” Dennis Donnelly Robert and Esther Mitchell December 11, 1979 (1979-12-11)
A thief’s release from prison coincides with the arrival of a student who has psychic visions of the theft.
272 10 “The Kahuna” Robert L. Morrison James Menzies December 18, 1979 (1979-12-18)
When two healthy young people die mysteriously, local traditions prevent autopsies. A strange conspiracy is gradually uncovered when Truck seems to fall under the power of a kahuna.
273 11 “Labyrinth” Barry Crane Story by: Paul Playdon
Teleplay by: Michael Janover
December 25, 1979 (1979-12-25)
A million-dollar kidnap case turns bizarre as Five-O delves into the past of a victim and her plastic-surgeon husband.
274 12 “School for Assassins” Don Weis Story by: Carey Wilber and Frank Telford
Teleplay by: Frank Telford
January 1, 1980 (1980-01-01)
McGarrett and Kimo must stop a gang of trained assassins from disrupting a meeting of energy ministers.
275 13 “For Old Times Sake” Dennis Donnelly Story by: Susan Wakeford
Teleplay by: Ben Masselink
January 8, 1980 (1980-01-08)
An aging crook decides to use dollar-bill printing plates he made to raise cash for a charity, but he fails to realize the trouble that this will cause.
276 14 “The Golden Noose” Beau van den Ecker George F. Slavin January 15, 1980 (1980-01-15)
A mercenary plans a heist as part of his scheme to take over an Asian nation.
277 15 “The Flight of the Jewels” Don Weis James Menzies March 1, 1980 (1980-03-01)
A group of college students use armed radio-controlled model airplanes to steal the queen’s jewels from a museum. Guest stars Jeff Daniels and Linwood Boomer.
278 16 “Clash of Shadows” Ralph Levy George F. Slavin March 8, 1980 (1980-03-08)
The disappearance of a Nazi hunter leads to the exposure of a Nazi war criminal. Albert Paulsen guest-stars.
279 17 “A Bird in Hand…” Beau van den Ecker Sam Roeca March 22, 1980 (1980-03-22)
Bird watchers become targets for murder after taking pictures of an abandoned sugar mill.
280 18 “The Moroville Covenant” Robert L. Morrison Seeleg Lester March 29, 1980 (1980-03-29)
After a blackmailer is murdered, the team believes that the person he was blackmailing, a senatorial candidate, is a suspect.
281 19 “Woe to Wo Fat” Barry Crane Frank Telford April 5, 1980 (1980-04-05)
McGarrett poses as a scientist and allows himself to be kidnapped, setting up a final confrontation with his evil nemesis, Wo Fat.

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