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Episode cut from ‘Five-0’ second-season set
There's a crucial word missing from the title of "Hawaii Five-O: The Second Season," released this week.
"Hawaii Five-O: The Second Season"
(Paramount Home Video)
Retail price: $49.99
The word is "complete," as in the previous "Hawaii Five-O: The Complete First Season." Already, avid fans are posting complaints on the Internet about an omission.
Episode 16 of the 25-episode season is missing. "Bored, She Hung Herself," broadcast just once, on Jan. 7, 1970, was about a Five-O investigation into the supposed suicide of a woman by auto-asphyxiation, which she was practicing as part of a health regimen. A viewer reportedly died trying the same technique, so the episode was pulled from repeats and later syndication (liability is everything).
On the plus side, memorable episodes from the 1969-70 season include "To Hell with Babe Ruth" (a Japanese mental patient tries to complete his original mission of sabotaging Pearl Harbor), "Sweet Terror" (a foreign agent threatens the state's sugar crop with germ warfare) and "The King Kamehameha Blues" (radical students steal the king's cloak).
In "Blind Tiger," McGarrett is blinded by a bomb planted in his car. His tough rehabilitation nurse is Marion Ross of "Happy Days." Other noted guest star appearances: Tom Skerritt ("Most Likely to Murder") and Christopher Walken ("Run, Johnny, Run").
The only special features are episode promos.
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