Hawaii Five-O

The Double Wall - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: During McGarrett and Chin's interview with the Chinese bookie, the boom dips into the shot several times at the very top of the screen. (00:20:20)

Jean G

The Second Shot - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Several times in this episode, the side of McGarrett's shiny black Mercury sedan mirrors an entire bank of big square studio light reflectors. (00:35:00)

Jean G

Season 8 generally

Visible crew/equipment: 8-16 "Legacy of Terror": As an HPD cop escorts the old man out of McGarrett's office, he trips over a camera cable and nearly falls. When the actor recovers his footing and finishes his exit, the cast regulars simply pretend it never happened and go on with the scene.

Jean G

Follow the White Brick Road - S4-E23

Visible crew/equipment: Aboard the smaller boat that comes out to pick up McGarrett from the tug, you can plainly see a cameraman shouldering his camera and standing up to film the tug boat.

Jean G

The Last Eden - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the boom mike's pole rigging follows McGarrett as he passes the ambulance and coroner's wagon. It disappears when the shot cuts to a different angle. (00:37:30)

Jean G

The Young Assassins - S7-E1

Visible crew/equipment: 7-1 "The Young Assassins": The People's Attack Group van speeds past the camera and briefly captures the reflections of several film crew members. (00:35:05)

Jean G

Forty Feet High and It Kills! - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Wo Fat's lackey drives away from the Chinese pharmacy, his car door reflects the camera crew and set lights. (00:37:45)

Jean G

The Double Wall - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: The boom shadow is moving back and forth at the top of the door when McGarrett and Danno arrest Wilke. (00:48:00)

Jean G

Just Lucky, I Guess - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when McGarrett walks around his desk to confront Sloan, the boom shadow sweeps across the wall at the upper left of the screen. (00:47:30)

Jean G

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the office, when McGarrett hands Chin Ho the murdered cop's notebook, the microphone shadow can be seen moving across the set wall at the upper left of the screen. (00:14:15)

Jean G

The Gunrunner - S3-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When the bad guys pull up to the loading dock warehouse, the door of their shiny black sedan reflects several large round studio lights. (00:32:15)

Jean G

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When the bad guys enter the print shop, the boom shadow moves across their heads and onto the wall behind them. (00:11:10)

Jean G

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: The crooks drive off in their blue '56 Chevy, capturing the reflection of a row of studio lights in the car's shiny side panel as it pulls away. (00:34:15)

Jean G

Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (1) - S2-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When the morgue lab techs come out into the hall to report to McGarrett, the closing glass door captures a brief reflection of the moving camera. (00:09:05)

Jean G

The Banzai Pipeline - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Danno pulls up to the beach house, several light panels are visible, reflected on the surface of his car door.

Jean G

Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: On top of the mountain, miles from any artificial light source, several studio lights and reflector panels are visible in the side of McGarrett's shiny black Mercury. (00:14:45)

Jean G

A Matter of Mutual Concern - S4-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As the mob bosses gather for their summit meeting, one of their big black Lincoln Continentals reflects several banks of studio lights when it comes through the security gates. (00:16:40)

Jean G

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