Hawaii Five-0: Season 1, Episode 15

Kai e' e (23 Jan. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 320 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

The island's leading tsunami expert is kidnapped on the same day that ocean reports indicate that a huge tsunami is headed to Hawaii. However, Five-0 soon suspects that the report is a hoax and is related to the kidnapping.



(developed by), (developed by), 4 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

« Previous Episode | 15 of 128 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Director Sheldon Tunney
Courtney Russell
Commander Sam Hale
Al Harrington ...
John Sullivan ...
Dr. Norman Russell
Dennis Chun ...
Tamayo Perry ...
Spike / Harrison Dunphy
Melissa Puana-Martin ...
Governor's Assistant


A tsunami warning is broadcast and all of Oahu is evacuated. However, the chief of the Tsunami Warning Center is missing and McGarrett and Five-0 investigate. However, several things don't add up and soon the team realizes that the warning is a hoax and is being used to cover up a robbery at the police vault. Unfortunately, it could mean the end of Five-0 due to the fact that the target of the thieves is the $28 million that McGarrett "borrowed" $10 million of to save Chin's life. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Crime | Drama


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 January 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim were seen in a PSA commercial which aired on CBS six weeks after its original broadcast, filmed live on the Hawaii Five-0 set in the wake of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. See more »


Near the end, right after a commercial, we see a brief shot of a deserted beach, deserted since everyone was forced to evacuate because of the tsunami warning. But none of the beach chairs got knocked over, all the towels are still reasonably positioned. It looks like everyone just calmly walked away. See more »


Danny 'Danno' Williams: Are you sure this is a good idea?
Steve McGarrett: He looked after my sister.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Yeah, I know. And she ran away.
Kamekona: Hey, that's bulei, bro. She tricked me. Playing on my emotional vulnerabilities.
See more »


References Captain America (1944) See more »


Get Some
Written by Lykke Li
Performed by Lykke Li
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Best so far
2 February 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I really like the way the show is shaping up. After initial doubts about Alex, I'm with him all the way.

This is the best episode so far in my opinion. I love the way the meta plot about the missing 10 million dollars is shaping up. You really want to know what happens next.

I love the chemistry between the characters, Steven, Danno. There are beginning to be some really good secondary characters we really want to see coming back. Why not some interaction (jealousy maybe?) from HPD.

But, like the original, the real star is Oahu itself: it's so beautiful, and I really, really want to go there! Bring H50 back next season please!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's the point of the Julie Benz character? kstrumpf
What do you think of Steve's new love interest? adventuregirl2264
Gabriel Waincroft Needs To Go Mariners619
Does Hawaii have different laws regarding legal counsel? chrisminshew82
First Date from Hell, but good ratings wright7700
The nephew has to go lauriegonzalez11
Discuss Kai e' e (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: