Steve McGarrett comes to Hawaii to avenge his father's death but when the governor offers his own task force, he accepts. He picks up team members on the way, Danny Williams, the head detective on his father's case, Chin Ho Kelly, a former HPD Detective who was fired for accused corruption and McGarrett's father's old patrol partner, Kono Kalakaua, a Cadet at the Police Academy who's 1 week from graduating, and Captain Lou Grover, a former Chicago PD Head of SWAT.
Did You Know?
What seems like a mistake regarding the ranks of the team is actually a nod to McGarretts military service with the Navy S.E.A.L.s. In the SEALs and other special forces units rank is not as important as experience and expertise so a lower ranking member could be team leader. In cases where the highest ranking member is team leader the rest of the team is usually free to make suggestions and plans, acting almost as a pseudo democracy with the team leader making the final call as to what they do. A good example of this is a film is Lone Survivor
(2013) starring Mark Wahlberg
and Taylor Kitsch
, during the scene in which the team argues over what to do with the goat herders who discover them and American Sniper
(2014) when Chris Kyle
asks to start his own task force and when he joins the Marines for house clearing despite his assignment being to provide cover fire as a sniper. See more
The HPD police cruisers used throughout the series are the civilian-spec Chevrolet Impala sedans (2006 - 2013 including the 2014-16 Impala Limited) seen with the HPD livery. The Impala squads seen throughout the series have the 5-spoke alloy wheels - which is not available with the 9C1 police package option (2006 - present Impalas come with 16 inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps or the full-wheel hubcaps seen on the civilian 2000-05 base Impala - 2012-16 models came with 17 inch steel wheels). Commencing in Season 7 this also applies to the civilian-spec 2007-14 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2011-17 Caprice PPV (while the newer models are not sold to the general public the 2011 model or those with over 100,000 miles are being are being seen during Season 7). See more