|The Descent of the Torches|
|Season 10, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 20, 1977|
|Written by||Alvin Sapinsley|
|Directed by||Douglas Green|
The Friends of Joey Kalima
The Ninth Step
In a rare episode to delve deeply into native-Hawaiian culture, McGarrett and company are called in when an archaeological dig on The Big Island reveals secret tunnels headed underneath the ocean, which could lead to the grave of King Kamehameha I. Or at least somebody believes so, donning a royal robe and mask to frighten off -- and later kill -- two members of the archaeological dig. This is a rare episode in which the killer is not revealed until the end; in fact, McGarrett ...
- Jack Lord as Detective Captain Steve McGarrett
- James MacArthur as Detective Danny Williams
- Al Harrington as Ben Kokua
- Kam Fong as Detective Chin Ho Kelly
- Gilbert Lani Kauhi as Kono Kalakaua
- The last episode for Alvin Sapinsley, the show's most daring writer and perhaps its best.