A family of grifters come to the island to pull their scams. Their latest one wherein they take a man's briefcase. When they open it they see that it's filled with money. But they also find a ledger which means that the man is some kind of collector for a protection racket. They try to get away but they are taken by some men who's the mobster's competition, and they want the money and the ledger. But the mobster shows up and shoots it out with them. The family gets away. The mobster sees their name written down and sets to find them. Steve who's been trying to get the mobster shows up and sees their name and picks them up. He tells them, if they want to live they should work together but they decide to go it on their own. But when their child is taken by the mobster they have no choice but to turn to Steve.
Did You Know?
Charlie tells Willie to put the word out on the coconut wireless. This is slang in Hawaii for putting the word on the street. See more
In the opening scene at HQ, McGarrett refers to Charlie, first, as "Charlie Walters" and soon after as "the kingpin himself, Charlie Walker". See more
[Arnold and Rhoda don't want to cooperate with McGarrett
The first rule: No deals with cops.