During a traffic stop in the boonies, the driver slips out a concealed handgun and shoots the HPD officer down in his tracks. Before dying, the cop gets off a couple of rounds at the fleeing car, causing it to crash. McGarrett and Danno visit the killer in the hospital, where he still couldn't care less about murdering a man ("I chopped a cop ... put a pig in a blanket"). The incident preys heavily on both men's minds, particularly Danno's. Later that same night, Danno witnesses a liquor-store robbery where the masked thief takes a shot at him. Danno follows the thief to a house, but loses him on the grounds. When a person steps out appearing to be carrying a pistol, Danno fires -- and finds to his horror that the young man was an innocent kid living at the house -- carrying a soldering iron. As the wounded boy lingers comatose and in critical condition, McGarrett must try to save Danno's reputation by proving that the robbery did occur and that the robber tricked the shooting victim ...
Did You Know?
The NFL footage used in this episode comes from the November 28, 1971, game between the Baltimore Colts and Oakland Raiders. It is the only time the two teams met in the Oakland Coliseum. The Colts won the game, 37-14. See more
When the HPD officer shoots at the yellow Lotus after the driver that shot him took off, the car goes off the road and they show (very briefly) a spinning hubcap which appears to be a Mercury hubcap. The Lotus does not have hubcaps, it has mag wheels. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
[after getting off the phone with Manicote
The attorney general... He's bringing charges against Danno... Felonious assault, but if the kid dies...
...Danny goes the whole route.