Hawaii Five-O/McGarrett Is Missing

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McGarrett Is Missing
Airdate September 19, 1975
Production Number
Writer(s) Jerome Coopersmith
Director(s) Bruce Bilson
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McGarrett Is Missing is the third episode of the eighth season of Hawaii Five-O, and the one hundred seventy-third episode overall.

Guest Stars: Charles Cioffi (Charlie Bombay), Donna Ornellas (Luana), Walter Yong (Storekeeper), Jim Cook (Pilot), Robert Dill (Radio Operator)


Plot Overview

The plane carrying McGarrett and prisoner Charlie Bombay crashes in a remote part of the Islands, leaving the seriously injured cop at the mercy of his vicious prisoner.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Charles Cioffi plays Charlie Bombay in this episode. Charlie Bombay was also the name of the murderous pimp played by Albert Paulsen in the second-season episode "Just Lucky, I Guess". Perhaps Cioffi got the part because Paulsen was unavailable at the time?

Behind the Scenes

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Memorable Moments



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