Five-0 needs the help of an imprisoned dirty cop to track down a suspect who killed captain Fryer and set off a bomb in the HPD. Meanwhile, Joe White returns and promises to reveal to McGarrett the identity of Shelbourne.



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Episode credited cast:
Hillary Chaver
David Lombard ...
Dr. Armstrong
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Dennis Chun ...
Karl Herlinger ...


Now McGarret is finally back, his mentor Joe White reemerges and offers to take him to the elusive Shelbourne, met with due suspicion. So Joe must tag along in a case that takes priority, the murder of Honoluly police captain Vincent Fryer. The assailant shoots unsuspecting Max -badly wounded- and gets away, but was hit too. A joint case history points to jailed dirty cop Frank Delano, who is questioned about a plausible suspect. A wild car chase leads to H5-O's own HQ, where the assailant gets away after exploding a bomb. Now camera footage allows identification, so the team can track down to the vet whose treatment at gunpoint is cruelly rewarded. Danny meanwhile decides to fight his ex's custody of Grace now she plans to move from Hawai with her new husband. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


The title of the episode "Ua Hala" roughly translates as "A Death in the Family". This pays homage to the original Hawaii Five-O series as the last episode of Season 10, in which Chin Ho Kelly dies, is also titled "A Death in the Family". See more »


The broken gas pipe that McGarrett sees leaking is the wrong type of pipe for natural gas. The pipe shown was a solder type that had never been soldered. A natural gas pipe would have brass compression fittings to properly seal the joint under pressure. See more »


References America's Dumbest Criminals (1996) See more »


Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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Please Disregard the Other Review
12 March 2015 | by (Old West Texas) – See all my reviews

Whoever wrote the other review is actually reviewing Episode 21, not this one, and it makes me doubt his ability to review anything if he can't remember which episode he is reviewing.

All I really want to say is that this episode is definitely worth your time. Being a "season finale," it will have cliff-hangers. There will be several irons in the fire, and fortunately for us who live in 2015, instead of having to wonder and anticipate for several months, we can just move on to the next streamed episode.

Just so you know, a "semi-regular" is killed to open the episode (nobody who gets top billing in the opening sequence, so don't worry), but that sets them on their end. One bad guy gets released from jail over something complicated, there is a vengeful cop-killer on the loose, and lots of our regulars in definite danger.

We get to see Joe White again, and his ever-teasing promise of revealing who "Shelbourne" is. Will he? Sorry, no NCIS in this one. Forget the other review. It has absolutely nothing to do with this episode. In fact, it had little to do with episode 21 either...

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