Ho'apono (Accept)
Season 1, Episode 7
Air date November 1, 2010
Written by Peter M. Lenkov & Jim Galasso
Directed by James Whitmore, Jr.
Episode Guide



Ho'apono (Accept) is the 7th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Steve must rely on his SEAL skills to defuse a hostage situation when a Navy SEAL who's on the run for murder takes refuge aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.


Former Navy SEAL Graham Wilson who is on the run from Honolulu Police Department officers takes refuge on the U.S.S. Missouri.

Wilson also claims some tourists as hostages and using them as leverage, gives the authorities four hours to do so. ##

With time of the essence, Laura Hills, Governor Patricia Jameson's assistant assigns the case to the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.

Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, the team's leader decides to sneak onto the ship while Detective Danny Williams, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly and Officer Kono Kalakaua attempt to find out what happened.

Steve gets onto the ship and enlists the help of Ed McKay, a retired sailor who had previously served with McGarrett's grandfather on the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While Kono is looking after Wilson's stepdaughter, Lily Wilson, the young girl is kidnapped in broad daylight. As such, the investigation changes with saving the girl becoming top priority.

H-50 discover that Lily Wilson's biological father is the one who killed Wilson's wife and who also organized the kidnapping.

Danny, Chin and Kono are successful in stopping the plane from taking off and as Danny and Chin arrest the men on board, Kono takes Lily to safety.

On the ship, Steve stops SWAT officers from the HPD from killing Wilson, resulting in the siege ending peacefully. Wilson is later reunited with his stepdaughter and although Wilson is cleared for his wife's death, Wilson faces charges for hostage-taking.

Major EventsEdit

Quotes Edit


  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of James MacArthur, the actor who played Danny Williams in the original Hawaii Five-O series that aired in 1968. MacArthur was originally going to be a guest star but died on October 28th, three days before the episode was due to air. As such, a title card with "In Memoriam James MacArthur 1937-2010 the Original 'Danno'" appeared just before the episode itself began.
  • Saint Petersburg, the birthplace of Noreen Wilson, the victim, was actually named Leningrad until 1991, well after Noreen had escaped her abusive relationship in 1979, meaning that Chin should've referred to it as Leningrad.


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 CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Kamekona Tupuola Teila Tuli An associate of the H50 team.
Laura Hills Kelly Hu Governor Pat Jameson's assistant.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Ed McKay Robert Loggia A Boatswain's Mate, First Class who helps Steve when Steve sneaks onto the USS Missouri.
Lily Wilson Mackenzie Foy A young girl who is Graham Wilson's stepdaughter.
Buddy Louis Lombardi A man who appears in the episode.
Graham Wilson Adam Beach A Navy SEAL.
Dr. Susan Klesko Kim Gennaula A woman who appears in the episode.

Related PagesEdit

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