Hoa Pili (Close Friend)
Season 3, Episode 19
Hoa Pili
Air date March 25, 2013
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Hoa Pili (Close Friend) is the 19th episode of Season 3 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


When threats are made against a tour company that is endangering the local shark population, Five-0 investigate and in the process, uncover a case of murder, double-crossing, betrayal and greed as well as evidence that the local Triad may be involved. As this goes on, Danny and Steve wonder if Kamekona will earn his helicopter license or not.


Hawaii Five-0 investigate a series of arson and bombing attacks against the Oahu Shark Tours and soon find Jason Brant dead in a shark cage that has been submerged in the ocean.

The team suspect that the Kapu may be involved and as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett and Detective Danny Williams head to where the Kapu live, they find Kawika's house on fire.

Kawika states to Steve that he wasn't involved in the attack although another Kapu member later admits to beating the victim for bringing the sharks closer to the shore as the Kapu take the shark invasion very seriously as because of the sharks getting closer to the water means that it's not just the locals who are in danger but the tourists as well.

Jason's brother, Craig Brant, the owner of the tour operations admits that he set fire to Kawika's house, purely because Brant believed that the Kapu were responsible for his brother's murder.

After further digging, the team discover fishermen Bruce Kaneshiro and Jay Lappert targeted the shark tours as they discovered a drum of MDMA tablets that belonged to a drug cartel who were forced to dump it after they suspected that the DEA- Drug Enforcement Agency were on to them.

Hawaii Five-0 invade the docks to capture Jay but instead, Steve, Danny and Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly along with Jay are captured by the drug cartel with their leader planning on killing all three.

Despite that, the leader is killed when Officer Kono Kalakaua manages to drop a cargo container on the leader.

As such, Steve, Danny and Chin engage in a fight against the remaining drug cartel associates, with the three managing to kill or incapacitate all the members while Steve manages to take down Jay who attempts to escape.

Steve and Danny later interrogate Jay, who reveals that he turned on his partners out of greed and fear that they would go to the police. Steve also reveals that the Honolulu Police Department crime lab tested the MDMA found in the barrels and that the tablets are actually worthless and therefore meaningless.

Once the case has been solved, Steve and Kono arrive at the dock to help Craig clear up his boat while Danny and Chin arrive at the Kapu area to help Kawika.

Meanwhile, Leilani, the nurse the H50 team saved in Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make, pays Chin a visit.

Eventually, Kamekona Tupuola successfully passes his helicopter pilot's license and gives Steve, Danny and Max a ride over Honolulu.

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Main Edit

Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin Former Navy SEAL and leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and Steve's partner.
Chin Ho Kelly Daniel Dae Kim Former Detective for HPD and member of Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Kono Kalakaua Grace Park Youngest member Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and Chin's cousin.
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
Catherine Rollins Michelle Borth A Navy Lieutenant and Steve McGarrett's on-off girlfriend.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Kamekona Tupuola Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.
Dr. Charles Fong Brian Yang Forensic Scientist who works for the HPD and H50.
Leilani Lindsay Price A friend of Chin's.
Kawika Kala Alexander The leader of the Kapu.
Sergeant Chang Keo Woolford An officer with the HPD.
Levi Park Tanoai Reed A man who appears in the episode.


Name Portrayed by Role
Craig Brant Mac Brandt A man who appears in the episode.
Jay Lappert James C. Victor A man who appears in the episode.
Liam Yuri Lowenthal A man who appears in the episode.
Bruce Kaneshiro Kelsey Chock A man who appears in the episode.
Jimmy Amana Dennis James Lee A man who appears in the episode.

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