Hawaii Five-0

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 01, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

McGarrett must rely on his SEAL skills to diffuse a hostage situation. A Navy SEAL on the run for murder takes hostages and refuge aboard the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial Battleship.

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  • The ratings are slipping! The ratings are slipping!

    Five-0 looks like it was behind just about everything on TV last night. Not that I agree that this is an accurate assessment, but I do believe that the overall feel of the series is slipping.

    I can't quite put my finger on it, and personally speaking, it really is a lot of little things that are adding up as little things tend to do.

    I think the overall writing has slipped. The past couple of episodes, including Ho'apono, are inconsistent in cadence. The interest level, or fixation on the story line of the evening and/or the characters, waxes and wanes. And once you've lost the connection, it's harder to get it back and reconnect with the story and the character's part in that story.

    Partly this is a believability issue. If the tact of the "updated" series is to be more real; more modern, then the writers have to remember the level of sophistication of the largest part of the show's viewing audience. These are people who are used to influencing the direction their "game" goes via their own inputs. If a gamer doesn't like what he's done, he gets the chance to go back and do it all over again.

    The writers don't. The performers don't. And the series won't.moreless
  • McGarrett and his team learn of a hostage situation on board the Battleship Missouri. McGarrett soon learns the hostatge taker is a fellow SEAL who is the prime suspect in the murder of his wife.moreless

    The biggest disappointment of the season so far. Once again cliche and formulaic plots are the major problem here. I knew from the minute the SEAL said he did not murder his wife I knew he was innocent. I think the writers of this episode saw the movie The Negotiator before they started to put this episode together. Adam Beach was not convincing in his role. The scenes of him whining and screaming while professing his innocence were just not convincing to me. I hope this episode is not a sign of things to come as the season goes on.moreless
  • Series stalling material.

    This show, plainly, is formulaic. Yet, I love Hawaii, so I watch. I don't expect intricate plot-lines; this show is designed for fluff.

    Episodes like this one are cheap to produce, too bad they often also come off as cheap. The actor from Windtalkers is excellent, but one can only work with the material they're given.

    My biggest grievances with this episode come in the casual stroll with Danno, Chin, and the navy psychiatrist whilst a major standoff is underway. The pacing is clearly off. Then Steve stops to have a conversation instead of proceeding directly to the pilothouse. Really people? Really?moreless
Scott Caan

Scott Caan

Detective Danny 'Danno' Williams

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Police Officer Chin Ho Kelly

Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin

Lieutenant Commander Steven J. 'Steve' McGarrett

Grace Park

Grace Park

Police Officer Kono Kalakaua

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Laura Hills, Governor's Public Safety Liaison

Guest Star

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

Boatswain's Mate, 1st Class, Ed McKay

Guest Star

Adam Beach

Adam Beach

Special Warfare Operator, 2nd Class, Graham Wilson

Guest Star

Taylor Wily

Taylor Wily


Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Looking at the crime scene at the Wilson's home)
      Danny: Love and hate, two sides of the same coin. That's why they call it a crime of passion. You know a martial spat escalades; just like that he snaps. He goes from heads to tails. First he just wants to make her suffer a little bit. Wife ends up dead.
      Chin: How long were you married?
      Danny: It's just a theory.

    • Steve: You don't swim.
      Danny: I don't- I don't swim… I swim very well, actually. I just choose not to.
      Steve: Yeah, yeah, yeah…
      Ed: You, talking to your wife?
      Steve: I'm talking to my partner.

    • Steve: You okay?
      Ed: Getting shot hurts.
      Steve: What were you thinking?
      Ed: Well, leave no man behind.
      Steve: Is that right. Well you're crazier than I thought.

    • Ed: I figured you'd want your things back.
      Steve: How'd you get past Graham without him seeing you?
      Ed: Well, I know things about this ship that aren't on your map.
      Steve: I thought I told you to stay put.
      Ed: I'm an old man. I don't always hear so good.

    • Danny: Graham's psychiatrist said that he's been experiencing blackouts, which means he may have killed his wife without realizing it.
      Steve: No, it doesn't make sense.
      Danny: How does that not make sense? How does that not make sense to you? I mean the guy fled the crime scene with the murder weapon in his hand. I mean I'm no detective, wait a minute! Where am I? Oh, I'm a detective! He's still our prime suspect!

    • Kono: I'm gonna go see the kid, see if she knows anything. Because, you know, I'm the woman on the team and you'd probably ask me to do it anyway.
      Danny: No no, it's not because you're a woman. It's because you're a rookie, which is way worse.
      Steve: Listen I'm gonna have my phone on me, but don't call me, I'll call you.
      Kono: Bet you've used that line before. (Leaves)
      Steve; I'll initiate contact once I'm in a secure location.
      Chin: That one too.
      Danny: (To Steve as he walks away) Good luck, Aquaman.

    • Danny: Okay, um, let's say I am you, and you are the bad guy here. I would know that all the ways onto the ship are visible somehow, so how would you outsmart yourself and get yourself onto that ship, without yourself seeing... yourself?
      Steve: Okay, was that an actual attempt at a question, or are you just kinda throwing words at each other and hoping they make sense?
      Danny: How you gonna get to the ship without Graham seeing you?
      Steve: Graham's expecting a threat from land, not from the water. I'm going to go for a swim.
      Danny: You're just gonna for a swim. You're serious? (Steve takes his shirt off) And now you're shirtless. That's great.
      Steve: Believe it or not, I've done this before.
      Danny: You've done this before? You've - you've snuck onto a floating museum to rescue a bunch of tourists being held captive by a man who is accused of killing his wife?

  • NOTES (4)

    • The title of this episode, "Ho'apono", is Hawaiian for "Accept".

    • Prior to the beginning of this episode, "James MacArthur " (1937-2010) was remembered as the "Original Danno".

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 1, 2010 on Global
      Australia: March 6, 2011 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: March 13, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Croatia: April 11, 2011 on RTL TV
      Germany: April 17, 2011 on SAT 1
      Sweden: June 30, 2011 on TV4/TV4 HD
      Slovakia: October 5, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: October 6, 2011 on Prima
      Finland: May 12, 2012 on Nelonen

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Ztráta paměti (Amnesia)