Hawaii Five-0

Season 1 Episode 17

Powa Maka Moana

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2011 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

Write A Review
out of 10
210 votes
  • A group of teens on spring break are taken hostage when pirates raid the teens' party boat. The kidnappers soon contact the teens' wealthy families with ransom demands. Five-0 goes into action.

    "Powa Maka Moana" is one of the better episodes of season one. The episode certainly does it's job in terms of delivering suspense, clever plot twists and action. This episode did get off to a rocky start. As I watched the scene of Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan pushing the car I asked myself two questions: "Did McGarrett ever hear of a tow truck?" and "Is this scene really necessary?". The miscast Nick Lachey is another liability. Try as I might, I could not take him seriously in his role. The episode does redeem itself with a terrific rescue sequence.