'Hawaii Five-0' Episode 3.15 Preview: Chasing After The 'Hookman'
'Hawaii Five-0' Episode 3.15 Preview: Chasing After The 'Hookman'
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Hawaii Five-0 season 3 is probably going to go down in history as the season full of unique and one-of-a-kind episodes. First we had an episode where the fans got to pick the killer, and now we have one that is a remake of an episode from the original series. 


Here is a synopsis of the episode, called "Hookman," from the CBS site:

Five-0 investigates when a mysterious man targets select police officers for revenge and McGarrett is the next on his hit list.

Here is some additional information about the episode from CBS:

"Hookman," the original series' season six Emmy Award-winning premiere episode (original airdate Sept. 11, 1973), centered around a double amputee out to avenge the loss of his hands by killing the police officers responsible, including McGarrett.  In the updated version, McGarrett's father was one of the officers responsible for his maiming.

Peter Weller (RoboCop) guest stars as the lead villain as well as directs this production.  Jason Koger, a double upper amputee, will be stand in for Weller in close-ups of his prosthetic hands.  In the original production, Jay J. Armes portrayed the lead villain and was a double amputee himself.  


In the preview for the episode, we can see that the show is going all-out to recreate the original "Hookman." Not only will they be taking on the original story, but it looks like actual scenes will be recreated. The characters will be saying some original dialogue from the episode as well. 


In the sneak peek clip from the episode, we find Steven and Danny overseeing a car being pulled out of the water. We can only assume that the car belongs to a victim, but soon Danny and Steve discover that they've got another body to worry about when Chin and Kono give them news of another murder. 

Here are a few more things we know from the sneak peek:

  • Their second murder scene does give them something useful: a gun case. 
  • Their newest victim wasn't just straggled, his neck was crushed. 
  • The guys discover why they haven't been able to pull prints off of their crime scenes: the bad guy has a prosthetic hand. 
  • Steve has apparently figured out who their sniper is, but he doesn't look too happy about it. 

What do you think now that you've read the synopsis and seen the clips from this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Did you ever watch the original version of "Hookman"? How do you think the new adaption will compare?

Hawaii Five-0 airs on Monday nights at 10pm on CBS. 

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