E Malama (To Protect)
Season 1, Episode 16
E Malama
Air date February 3, 2011
Written by Carol Barbee (Story), Kyle Harimoto & Shane Salerno (Teleplay)
Directed by Brad Turner
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E Malama (To Protect) is the 16th episode of Season 1 in the remake of Hawaii Five-0.


When a witness goes missing, H-50 are tasked with tracking her down and saving her so that she can testify in the murder trial of a drug dealer while Danny does his own investigating when Rachel and Grace become victims of a carjacking.


Hawaii Five-0 are tasked with finding Julie Masters, the key witness against Aaron Brenner, the head of a drug cartel. The team head to the safehouse, only to find all the marshals and HPD guards assigned to protect Masters dead and Masters herself gone.

With time of the essence, Steve McGarrett and Chin Ho Kelly head through the jungle to find Masters while Kono Kalakaua] does some research into the team of assassins.

Meanwhile Danny Williams is dealing with the carjacking of his ex-wife Rachel Edwards and young daughter, Grace Williams. Due to the fact that they were using the car of Rachel's husband, Stan Edwards, and that this car was found not long afterwards Danny suspects this was an attempt to scare Stan. When questioning Rachel she denies that Stan is in trouble. However, when Danny drives Rachel and Grace home he discovers that her house has been broken into. Again nothing was stolen but the house has been searched, in particular Stan's office, solidifying Danny's suspicions. He tells Rachel and Grace to take a hotel and plans to confront Stan.

In the jungle, Steve and Chin successfully kill and subdue the assassins which are hunting Julie and escort her to the courthouse while Kono stops stops the "cleaner" who is posing as one of Brenner's defense lawyers. To the surprise and shock of Brenner, Julie makes it just in time and begins to testify.

In the meantime, Danny confronts Stan who denies being in trouble but eventually confesses that he has tapes incriminating housing commissioner Bruce Hoffman of corruption. An enraged Danny confronts Hoffman and tells him to back off or Danny will expose the tapes to the press, ultimately ending Hoffman's career. He tells Rachel later that Stan was not at fault for what happened.


Chin Ho Kelly: Wasn't that the mother of your child?
Danny Williams: You know what the greatest invention of all time is?
Chin Ho Kelly: What?
Danny Williams: The Ignore button. You know, I have theory that whoever invented the modern cellular phone also had an ex-wife.


  • Danny Williams's HPD badge number is 7576.
  • Steve McGarrett changed his shirt in-between the house & forest scene. Presumably to blend in with his bullit-proof camo. As he went from a navy t-shirt to a tan t-shirt.
  • Steve McGarrett demonstrates in-depth knowledge at first-aid, and is able to not only identify a collapsed lung, but help re-pair it using the right objects from with-in a forest until they could be sent to a hospital.
  • Julie Masters is shown giving her heels to Steve, but is seen wearing slip-ons later.
  • Rachel's husband Stan Edwards is introduced

Death Count

  • 3 dead cops (incl. 1 US Marshall)
  • 1 dead assassins.
  • 3 Dead witnesses (Pictured)


  • In a deleted scene available on the Region 2 DVD, Danny is seen threatening Stan, stating, "I'm telling you that if you ever put her in any kind of danger again, you are gonna find out that the scariest criminal in the world is a cop who doesn't care anymore".


Series RegularsEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Lieutenant Commander
Steve McGarrett
Alex O'Loughlin A Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force for Governor Pat Jameson.
Danny Williams
Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and also Steve's partner.
Chin Ho Kelly
Daniel Dae Kim Member of Hawaii Five-0 Task Force who rejoins HPD after Five-0 is dismantled following Jameson's murder.
Kono Kalakaua
Grace Park Ex-pro surfer and youngest member of Hawaii Five-0 Task Force who recently graduated from the Academy, and Chin's cousin.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Rachel Edwards Claire van der Boom Danny Williams's ex-wife and Grace's mother.
Stan Edwards Mark Deklin Rachel Edwards's new husband and Grace Williams's stepfather.
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.


Name Portrayed by Role
Julie Masters Mariana Klaveno A witness on the run from assassins who were hired by Aaron Brenner.
D.A. Roberts Michaela McManus A District Attorney.
Aaron Brenner Robert Prescott The leader of an infamous drug cartel.
Frank Moore David Brainard United States Marshall.
Kitson Steve Chapman A man who appears in the episode.
Brenner's Attorney Michael Green A man who appears in the episode.
Bruce Hoffman Barry W. Levy A housing commissioner.

Related PagesEdit

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