McGarrett brings his mother back to the island. But her life may be in danger after Wo Fat escapes from prison with the help of an unlikely partner: Frank Delano.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Chun ...
Karl Herlinger ...
Toothpick / Devon Akina
Kimo Moore ...
Sergeant Kane


Chin chose to try save his wife Malia, but finds her fatally shot, while Adam managed to dive to Kono before she drowned. Steve is startled to find in Japan Shelbourne is none other then his mother Doris McGarrett, shocked to hear she's a former Pentagon spy who staged her death 'for the family's safety', yet brings her home. She must be moved to a HPD safe-house as Danno must report Wo Fat has already been broken from jail transport by helicopter lift. It's soon assigned to Chin's nemesis Delano, who the team now tracks down, but he's also pursuing a major, bloody contraband operation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Drama





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24 September 2012 (USA)  »

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The scene where a helicopter uses a grappling hook (by lifting the armored car where Wo Fat is in transit to a U.S. Marshals aircraft) and dropping it in the ocean) along with deep sea divers armed with spear guns could be deemed as homage to the James Bond franchise - the plot was similar to the films Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Licence To Kill using the deep sea as part of the plot. See more »


Steve tells his mother that Wo Fat executed John MacGarrett when it was in fact Victor Hesse who killed him. See more »


Danny 'Danno' Williams: On the phone you said you were bringing Shelburne back.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, this is Shelburne.
Doris McGarrett: You can call me "Mom". At least someone should.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Mom? Whose mom?
Steve McGarrett: That would be mine.
Doris McGarrett: [Introducing herself to Danny] Doris McGarrett.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Danny Williams. You know, for a woman who died in a car bomb 20 years ago, you are remarkably well put together.
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Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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Season 3 Opener A Blast!
2 August 2013 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

We have grown to see the characters developed more in two seasons. As Danny is afraid that Rachel will take Grace to Vegas meaning another move there. And he probably would not like Vegas as he "despises" Hawaii.

Also Steve we see his presumed dead mother Doris. Who is an action woman herself and raised her son to be that way. As he gets her to Hawaii to make her feel safe.

Meanwhile Wo Fat is up to his dirty tricks once more. As he and the William Baldwin character team up to steal drugs from the police station.

Chin Ho is also forces with a dilemma to save his cousin, Kono or his new wife. As the former was tied up to be drowned and the latter is shot. So there are a lot of emotions.

Great start to season 3 with so much emotions and character development.

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