McGarrett places himself in the middle of a hostage situation on the USS Missouri. The hostage-taker is an ex-Navy SEAL suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who is the prime suspect in the murder of his wife.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Boatswain's Mate, Ed McKay, 1st Class
Special Warfare Operator Graham Wilson, 2nd Class
Jennie Lee Sine ...
Tiffany Robison ...
Kim Gennaula ...
Massimo Galluzzo ...
Yegor Chubais


When a Navy SEAL, who's on the run for a murder he swears he didn't commit, takes hostages and safe haven aboard the U.S.S. Missouri memorial battleship, McGarrett must use every SEAL skill in his arsenal to diffuse the situation. Written by CBS Publicity

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"In Memorium James MacArthur 1937-2010 the Original 'Danno'", appeared just before the start of the episode. MacArthur had passed away just a few days before this episode was originally broadcast. See more »


One of the medications that Danny finds in Wilson's home and tells McGarrett is clonazepam. McGarett says that it's an antipsychotic and can sometimes be used for PTSD. It can be used for PTSD but also to treat many other things as clonazepam is a type of benzodiazepine, not antipsychotic. Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that treat anxiety disorders, as well as being used as sedatives for insomnia and panic attacks. See more »


Danny 'Danno' Williams: Okay, all right, listen. I know this guy is a SEAL, all right? Brothers-in-arms, the whole thing. I get that. But that does not mean he did not kill his wife.
Steve McGarrett: [McGarrett sighs] You're right. You're right but I promised him we would investigate this murder.
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Ho'apono: An update re-make on a classic episode.
29 August 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This episode felt familiar within the first fifteen minutes. And cementing it within the following five.

A new take of the classic series' first season episode, 'King of the Hill'. With Adam Beach replacing Yaphett Kotto as the damaged warrior in question.

PTSD replaces flash backs and shell shock suffered by Kotto as a Marine returning to Hawaii on leave. Realized in full force in Mr. Beach's performance of a SEAL who comes back from a jog to find his wife, whose sordid past is discovered after Mr. Beach flees onto the USS Missouri and in a panic, takes hostages.

Considering the source material, Ho'apono pans out and is executed quite well. With veteran actor, Robert Loggia as a tour guide and walking map of the battleship. And plenty for the rest of the team to do while McGarrett saves the day.

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