Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
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Kai e' e 

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.


Duane Clark


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ... Danny Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
Joel David Moore ... Deputy Director Sheldon Tunney
JoJo ... Courtney Russell (as Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque)
Brian Goodman ... Commander Sam Hale
Agnes Bruckner ... Tanya
Al Harrington ... Mamo Kahike
Michelle Borth ... Catherine Rollins
John Sullivan John Sullivan ... Dr. Norman Russell
Dennis Chun ... Sgt. Duke Lukela
Tamayo Perry Tamayo Perry ... Spike / Harrison Dunphy
Taylor Wily ... Kamekona
Melissa Puana-Martin 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>

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

23 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


'Kai e'e' is Hawaiian for 'tidal wave' See more »


The whole password subplot is problematic. First, it's highly unlikely that a learned scientist would be naive enough to use his own daughter's name as a password. Second, it's highly unlikely that a server wouldn't include the originating IP address in its logs.

Worst of all, no server would store users' passwords in a log file, and especially not in plain text. Passwords are stored using a one-way hash encryption, which means they would appear as a string of seemingly random characters, and it's practically impossible to get back the original plain text password from the encrypted version.

While Danny and Chin Ho could have determined that the Dr. Russell entered the same incorrect password twice before entering the correct password, they would not have been able to convert it back to 1015. See more »


Commander Sam Hale: Coast Guard tracked that drug deal for 6 months. It was supposed to be our take down. But then HPD swooped in and took the credit. Now I'm being pushed out before my 20. No pension. No benefits. My country owes me.
Steve McGarrett: Hey, let's clear things right now. You swore to defend, and support this country no matter the cost. She doesn't owe you anything.
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References Captain America (1944) See more »


Hawaii Five-0 Main Title Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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2 February 2011 | by clodiafelixSee 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!

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