McGarrett is found in an upside-down car containing a dead crime lord and a briefcase with thousands of dollars. Each step of the frame is perfect and unbreakable. McGarrett figures only man can be responsible -- Wo Fat. Indeed, the Chinese intelligence operative has just arrived in Hawaii. It turns out Wo Fat arranged for a man to undergo many plastic surgery operations to look exactly like McGarrett. The man is caught and fatally wounded as he tries to withdraw money from a Swiss bank. Before he dies, the double says, "Wo Fat bought my soul for 90 seconds."
Did You Know?
Beginning the following season, and continuing for the rest of the time that he was a cast member, the introductory credit for James Macarthur shows him looking through a broken window while bluish police lights flash around him. That shot is taken from an early scene of this episode. See more
When the car containing the injured McGarrett is rolled over by the tow truck, there is no engine or transmission in it. See more
Somebody spent an awful lot of time on this.
And money... Two million ain't a little bit.
Det. Steve McGarrett
How many people can you think of with that much money, that much time, first-rate counterfeiter, patience, access to the nerve gas they used on me, and the technical skill to rig and handle it... I can think of only one man...
[Cut to Wo Fat climbing out of a submarine