I’m currently watching the TV series for the first time, and am on
season 5 as of writing “The Second Confession”. So, I apologize
if anything happens later in the series that contradicts something I’ve
I used to live in Hawaii, but it was more than a decade after Five-O ended.
I’ve tried to do research when I am mentioning something that I think
might have been different then, but I’m sure I’ve screwed some
I am accepting the TV show’s claim (in “Death is a Company
Policy”) that McGarrett was born in 1927, and taking Danno’s age
to be the same as his actor’s (born in 1937). So, at the beginning of
the story Danny is 31 and Steve is 41.
This story takes place during the first season of the TV series, so
“King of the Hill” and “The Box” are approximately
where they should be. Generally this fic series will follow the timeline of
the TV series, but I’ve monkeyed with things here and there. Most
notably, “Beautiful Screamer”, the episode with Danny’s
disposable fiancée, takes place much earlier in my world.
You might recognize Danny’s temporary partner as being borrowed from
different TV series. I didn’t want to worry too much about making
the character faithful, so I anagrammed his name.
My apologies to Rex Stout for borrowing the title of one of his
Nero Wolfe novels, which this story does not in any other respect
resemble (most particularly in terms of quality of writing, I’m afraid).
If anyone out there reads this story I’d like to
know what you thought of it, good or bad. I’d also love to chat with any
other Hawaii Five-O TOS slashfic writers. You can email me at