Factual error: Danno, who's posing as a Marine, has hair that's far too long to be permitted in the Corps. In fact, all of the Marines in this episode have non-regulation (too long) haircuts. 'T'was the same then as it is now: US Marines are given "buzz jobs," and hair longer than an inch is not allowed.
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Factual error: Don, who professes to be a Buddhist, chants in the jail cell and refers to Buddha as "god." Adherents to this religion do not worship the Buddha and never refer to him as god. Later on, Don chants to Krishna, a Hindu deity not even remotely connected with Buddhism. So, just what is Don - a Buddhist or a Krishna?
Factual error: Throughout this episode, the Japanese assassins are inaccurately referred to as "the Bushido." They should, as the episode title implies, be called Samurai. Bushido was the revered code by which Samurai warriors lived, but was never an appellation for them.
Factual error: Two deaths by bubonic plague, spread by casual human contact, have Five-O scrambling to prevent an epidemic on Oahu. But the disease isn't spread this way (its vector is fleas on infected rats). And since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, bubonic plague has been imminently curable, so there was no need for panic, other than, of course, to make the episode more dramatic.
Factual error: Tommy races past the outside of two of Five-O's office windows before climbing in through a third. Unless he can fly, this is impossible: McGarrett's office is on the second floor, and its windows have balconies that are not connected to each other.
Factual error: At the end, Simms shoots at McGarrett and is instantly riddled with bullets from the 8 or 9 cops who shoot back. Yet, when McGarrett walks over to the body, there are no holes - and no blood - marring Simms' pristine uniform.
Factual error: 8-12 "Honor is an Unmarked Grave": Marshall has been in Hawaii for only 3 weeks, yet he has his cat, which he brought along, living with him. Hawaii requires a 4-month quarantine on all pets brought in from the mainland. Marshall's kitty should still be in lock-up.
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Factual error: The professional hitmen murder their victim in the hospital with a silenced .38 revolver. You'd think the mob would know better. Silencers have absolutely no effect on revolvers. They only work on closed-chambered, automatic weapons.
Factual error: Pepe and Carlos are driving a '62 Chevy. When they watch Ramos' motorcade pass, there's an insert shot of a key in the steering column as they start the car. In a 1962 model, the ignition would have been on the dash, not the steering column.
Factual error: An injured McGarrett is trapped in an overturned car, which emergency workers flip over before cutting him free. No rescue crew would ever do this: such violent movement could kill the patient. It's crucial that crash victims be extricated without causing further trauma: McGarrett would be freed leaving the wreck exactly where it was - upside down.
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