Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)
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Malama Ka Aina 

When an escalating gang war spills into the stands of the local high school football game, injuring several bystanders and killing a gang leader, Five-0 uncovers an unlikely partnership between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob.


Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)


Roberto Orci (developed by), Alex Kurtzman (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ... Danny Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
James Russo ... Frank Salvo
Max Casella ... Joey
Michael Copon ... Junior Satele
Faleolo Alailima ... Tuinei (as Olo Alailima)
Sidney S. Liufau Sidney S. Liufau ... Sid (as Sid S. Liufau)
Christina Souza ... Woman
Helen Torco Helen Torco ... Mother
Larry Bialock Larry Bialock ... Wealthy Patron
Teilor Grubbs ... Grace Williams
Viliami Fehoko Viliami Fehoko ... Haka Leader


Attending Steve's former high school's football game with the gang and Grace, Danny spots armed men before they shoot at players. It turns out to be a gang war between the Chinese triad and Tuinei's locally anchored Samoan gang, which is however negotiating a bloody deal with Frank Salvo's New Jersey gambling mob. Chin fails to get his dirty uncle Sid out. Steve helps Danny keep his visitation rights. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Helen Torco, who plays "Mother" in this episode (she watches Danno's daughter Grace at the football game for him) is the woman who played a hula dancer in the original series' pilot -
  • a 2-second clip of her shaking her hips was used in the opening titles for the whole original series.
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When Danny and Steve are in the car driving to the pizza place, the scenery that you can see out of the window lags, showing that it is CGI. See more »


Steve McGarrett: [When Danny's cell phone rings with the Star Wars Storm Trooper theme] That's cute. Your ex get a new ring tone?
Danny 'Danno' Williams: No, it's... the miserable attorney.
[Answers the call]
Danny 'Danno' Williams: Yes, Lord Vader.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Don't Speak (I Came to Make a Bang)
Written by Eagles of Death Metal
Performed by Eagles of Death Metal
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Still Playing Catch-Up with the Pilot
9 November 2010 | by QuicksandSee all my reviews

After a pretty well-put-together pilot, I was pretty angry to see such a mess of an underwritten, poorly paced second episode. I was ready to write the show off completely, but at least this third episode made an effort.

It still has the hindrances of a typical police procedural-- minimum character development, necessary coincidences to streamline plot resolution-- but at least it was an entertaining hour of TV. More so than episode two.

With the exception of Danno, no character is really given much growth, though they put forth a medium amount of effort for Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) this time around. Good, but not great. Bonus points for Max Casella.

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Release Date:

4 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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