Woe to Wo Fat
Season 12, Episode 19
Hawaii Five-O - Original
Air date April 5, 1980
Written by Frank Telford
Directed by Barry Crane
Episode Guide
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Woe to Wo Fat is the 19th and final episode of Season 12 in the original version of Hawaii Five-O.


The series concludes with the final showdown between McGarrett and Wo Fat. Three scientists who have disappeared have one thing in common, they all attended a symposium on possible space-based, laser defense systems. McGarrett impersonates a fourth scientist, Dr. Elton Raintree, who attended the same gathering and is soon abducted. Wo Fat is behind it all and wants the scientists to complete their work and produce such a device.



  • The last scene shows Wo Fat taking a nail file out of his shoe with the implication he will saw his way out of prison cell an unnecessary cliffhanger that implies that he will escape and McGarrett will chase him again. Considering the fact that Wo Fat has not only failed in his spy missions -such as F.O.B. Honolulu 1 & 2 but because he has also allied himself with a faction of the Chinese government that tried and failed to kill a potential future Prime Minister of China in Presenting...In_the_Center_Ring...Murder  {Thus in all probability turning a possible victim into a vindictive enemy} prison could be the safest place for Wo Fat to be!}
  • This episode was broadcast 4 months and 15 days short of the 12th anniversary of the Pilot episode of "Hawaii Five 0", "Cocoon" in which it was McGarrett who was a prisoner of Wo FAT!
  • Sadly Hawaii Five 0 was just getting to be a too tired to go on....painfully stereotyped criminals and tacky plot lines...World War II Nazis in Hawaii or Chin Ho Kelly being killed and Wo Fat escaping from McGarrett again!