Hawaii Five-0

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 2010 on CBS
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When a former cyber terrorism expert is kidnapped, Five-0 is assigned to find the missing expert in order to protect national security.

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  • Really exciting case!

    I thought this was a brilliant episode, with a terrific case. This one is cetnred around a man who is kidnapped while speaking on the phone to his son. The team must ptotect the kid, while also searching for the dad.

    I thought the episode was great, because of the unexpected twist witht the father's girlfriends. It was also very action-packed, which made things very exciting, and there were a lot of moments that I was on the edge of my seat!

    Overall, I think that this was a step up from the premiere, and I am hoping fr more great episodes, just like this one! I think this show is quite good, after watching two episodes. Keep it up, and I would recommend this episode quite highly!moreless
  • I have a few issues this time out:

    1) Steve McGarrett was and should remain, all about the highest moral and ethical standards. Even bringing Steve into the 21st century shouldn't...or shouldn't have to, compromise that. Not even for the sake of a current target (key word) demographic that is used to video game mentality. High standards are not a bad thing and I'm not certain why THAT fact can't be portrayed as vigourously as the all important "kick-his-a$$" DQ these days. 2) Danny Williams and Steve McGarrett are not partners. McGarrett heads H5-0. No where in the introduction of this updated series did it ever indicate anything else. The supposed comic relief that was injected bordered on insubordination at times. And that's just not funny. Nor is it a good lesson for the target (there's that key word again) demographic.

    3) Do the endings have to be so sappy? Better that Kono show up mid graduation in her uniform all bruised and battered and already twice the cop of most of the veterans there. Missed opportunity to make her a more credible character maybe?

    That said, the action was great, the scenery makes me want to go back to Hawaii, and if there WAS going to be a kick-a$$ scene, Kono should have got the opportunity to do it to that kidnapper broad! Blowing her up was just too easy a way out for the sadist!moreless
  • Depends on your expectations....

    I was truly impressed with the pilot of Hawaii Five-O. Despite having some cliches that a standard action movie would posses, the pacing was quick, the stunts were incredible and the characters were pretty slick. (Especially Danno!) Perhaps it was too much to expect that the second episode would contain the same feel; after all the pilot was rumored to be quite an expensive undertaking for a television show. Being that not every episode can contain such a high budget, I should've known a little better. That being said this episode was still half fun. The scene with the injured thug on the rooftop was quite entertaining, as was Danny's tirade in the scene that followed. In the end there was yet another gun battle and everything blew up, naturally, and we get a fairly clean, happy ending. I realize that it is only the second episode of the entire series but I do have a message for H50: if I am to continue watching this show, I need SOMETHING else to start happening. Gun fights and explosions are great, but a little more depth would be appreciated soon. Maybe I'm asking too much from a show like this, I don't know. That all being said, the episode was enjoyable in a shut off brain kind of way. (A funny thing to note however: McGarrett dangles a thug off of a rooftop in order to get information which is wildly against the law, yet when Chin Ho swears his cousin Kona in to the official police department he says something along the lines of, "Swear that you will uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States..." Well that's interesting; McGarrett was just torturing a suspect by hanging him off a roof! I hardly call that upholding the Constitution or the laws of the United States!!!!!)moreless
  • Looks good

    Well, based on this past episode this season is shaping up to be a promising first season. For me as I was watching this particular episode I was reminded very strongly of the action adventure series from the 80's, like the A-Team, were every week the team goes after a different baddie and kicks their asses! Now, I know that will get old fairly quickly if the writers are not careful but this episode brought back that feeling of fun that has been missing from TV espeacially in recent years. I can't wait to see what happens next week and really isn't that what a good TV show is supposed to make people feel?moreless
  • a very good show!

    Cerebral, funny, action packed with charismatic characters.

    I am hooked. As i said before, if the show keeps this quality it will please a lot of older and newer fans! This is how a good tv shows should be. The story was timley and not too far fecthed and interesting.

    Dan'O is weel played out as the rest of the characters are also. I do hope they keep bringing in some film actors in to play vilains or victims in the show...it makes the show look more rich in details. This is the best show since fringe and i like it.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

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Roland Lowry

Guest Star

Colin Ford

Colin Ford

Evan Lowry

Guest Star

Ivana Milicevic

Ivana Milicevic

Natalie Reed/Nadia Lukovic

Guest Star

Teilor Grubbs

Teilor Grubbs

Grace Williams

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the pilot, Danny's car is a grey Mustang. In this episode, and in future episodes, the car is a silver metallic Camaro.

    • Goof: In the pilot episode, McGarret's naval uniform is shown with two rows of ribbons and medals on it. At the end of this episode, his uniform is shown with seven to eight rows of ribbons and medals on it.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Danny: Is everything gonna become a personal mission for you? You hang a guy off a roof because you lost your father?
      Steve: Danny, you know what...
      Danny: I swear to God, I just wanna know. I wanna know because if everything is gonna become a personal mission to you, I count my odds at job security, not to mention survival pretty slim. Okay? We are partners. So if you are going to be the shoot first, ask questions later type of a guy, I would at least like to be consulted so I know when to duck.

    • Danny: If a suspect dies, he no longer has the ability to speak! Ergo, he's useless to us!
      Steve: (To guy he's hanging off roof) You think anybody's gonna care? You just killed two people, buddy! I'd be doing the world a favor!
      Danny: That's enough!
      Chin: Ladies! You can stop now. I got a fingerprint match off an Interpol database.
      Steve: Ergo?
      Danny: You and I are gonna have a long talk later, you understand? Get him up!

    • Steve: It's the tie, no one is Hawaii wears a tie.
      Danny: Oh, I'm sorry, I like to look like a professional.
      Steve: Professional what?
      Danny: Okay, this is my favorite tie. Grace gave me this tie for father's day. Oh and also, so you know, back in Jersey and every normal city in this country, this is what a detective looks like. (Referencing his dress)

    • Kono: (to Chin) You're the reason I became a cop. Chin: A ceremony doesn't make a cop, doing the job makes a cop.

    • Danny: Will you zip it for a second. I'm going to speak now. It's my turn. Sergi Ivanovich. He is a suspect. That means we treat him as a source of information and we book him, okay? Torturing and killing isn't part of the job description.
      Steve: I wasn't going to kill him.
      Danny: Why are you talking?
      Steve: I'm just trying to explain....
      Danny: Why are your lips moving?!
      Steve: Go ahead. (Salutes Danny)
      Danny: I know the Governor gave you a free pass, okay. But immunity and means doesn't entitle you to hang a guy off the roof, all right. I was going to break Ivanovich, I just needed a little time to get into his head. That is how police work is done. Is that too theoretical for you?....Huh?
      Steve: Can I speak?

    • Steve: Book 'em Danno.
      Danny: Really? I mean, is that going to be a thing now?
      Steve: You don't like it?
      Danny: Don't like it.
      Steve: I think it's catchy.

    • Steve: (To Kono) I'm sorry you were put into danger today. We care for each other like a family, so please know we'll always do everything we can to protect you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The title of this episode, "Ohana", means "Family" in Hawaiian.

    • Although not credited, William Sadler (John McGarrett) is heard during this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 27, 2010 on Global
      Poland: February 2, 2011 on Universal Channel
      Australia: February 6, 2011 on TEN United
      Kingdom: February 6, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Finland: February 9, 2011 on Nelonen
      Croatia: March 7, 2011 on RTL TV
      Germany: March 13, 2011 on SAT 1
      Sweden: May 26, 2011 on TV4/TV4 HD
      Slovakia: August 31, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: September 1, 2011 on Prima

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rodinná pouta (Family Ties)