Season 3, Episode 15
Air date February 4, 2013
Written by Glen Olson & Rod Baker (Story)
Joe Halpin (Teleplay)
Directed by Peter Weller
Episode Guide
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Hookman is the 15th episode of Season 3 of Hawaii Five-0 and a remake of the 1973 episode of the same name.


When Honolulu Police Department Officer Ben Keoki is assassinated while escorting a family to a funeral, the H50 team investigates and, in the process, Steve discovers that the killer is a man Steve's father engaged in a stand-off many years ago and was sentenced to prison after losing his hands in an explosion. The team races against the clock to stop the killer when they discover that Steve is one of the targets.


Honolulu Police Department Officer Ben Keoki is shot dead, and a single shell casing with his name engraved on it is discovered at the scene.

The Hawaii Five-0 team investigate and trace the rifle which was sold to criminal Don McKinney. Steve is later forced to kill McKinney without learning new information.

During the raid, another HPD officer, Troy Ookala, is murdered. Ookala is another friend to Steve's father, John McGarrett.

The assassin later lures Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett to a gun shop and attempts to kill Steve, only to miss.

As a result, a chase is triggered and the car lands in the ocean with the car itself later being brought to the surface although the assassin has mysteriously disappeared.

Steve finds a prosthetic hand and informs his H50 colleagues that the man they're all after is Curt Stoner, a man who was arrested twenty years ago for robbery by the same officers Stoner has only just recently killed.

John McGarrett was also the main arresting officer and shot at a cap, with the impact costing Stoner his hands and leaving Stoner seeking revenge against those responsible. However, due to the fact that John is dead, having been killed by Victor Hesse two years ago, Stoner has turned his attention to Steve and is seeking to kill Steve so that Stoner can finally put his demons to rest.

Stoner later strikes, attempting to kill Sergeant Duke Lukela but fails although Lukela is left badly wounded.

The H50 team storm Stoner's apartment and Steve discovers a bullet with his surname on it along with a photograph stating "The son will pay for the sins of the father". While they're there, Stoner attacks, intending to kill Steve, but fails.

Using himself as bait, Steve gets Stoner's attention long enough for Officer Kono Kalakaua to fire a single shot that ultimately kills Stoner, ending the entire crisis once and for all.

Later, as the rest of the team prepare to depart, Steve has a visit from his dead father John, who wears the HPD uniform and thanks Steve.


Danny Williams: You know the difference between cover and concealment? One hides you from bullets, the other hides you from sight. Here I have both.
Steve McGarrett: Yes, I know the difference between cover and concealment.
Danny Williams: You do? Because right now, you the Navy SEAL, you got neither.

Steve McGarrett: Hey, McKinney, you come out or we're coming in.
Don McKinney: The door's wide open, cop! (starts the shooting)
Danny Williams: What are you doing?
Steve McGarrett: What am I doing? I'm going to smoke him out.
Danny Williams: Okay, Steve, stop. Okay? SWAT is on their way, right now. Can we, please, please give them the professional courtesy that they deserve and let them do their job?
Steve McGarrett: You done?
Danny Williams: I'm done, why?
Steve McGarrett: Cover me.

Steve McGarrett: Got your belt on?!
Danny Williams: Of course I got my belt on, you're driving!

Steve McGarrett: What's your problem? You don't like guns? You got one on your hip.
Danny Williams: This is a necessity of the job, okay, but I do not love guns the way you love guns.
Norm: If purchased legally and used responsibly, they're a civilian's best friend. Danny Williams: I thought that was a dog.
Norm: They're better than dogs. You get the physical protection, you don't have walk it, don't have to feed it.


  • There is a sign at the Gun Shop titled 'Got Ammo' in the same font and style as the 'Got Milk' ads.

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  • As with several other Season 3 episodes, Catherine Rollins does not appear here although the actress Michelle Borth is in the credits.
  • Peter Weller who also directed the episode is also credited as a Special Guest Star.
  • As a tribute, the episode also uses the font from the original 1960s series and is the first and only episode of the entire "Hawaii Five-0" to have an English title.
  • In the gun shop scene, there is a Auto-9 hanging on the wall, just behind the owner. It's a modified Baretta 93R, the famous RoboCop gun. A clear nod to Robo Cop character portrayed originally by Peter Weller in 1987.


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
John McGarrett William Sadler A former police officer, Chin Ho's mentor and Steve McGarrett's father.
Governor Samuel Denning Richard T. Jones The Governor of Hawaii.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Dr. Charles Fong Brian Yang Forensic Scientist who works for the HPD and H50.


Name Portrayed by Role
Curt Stoner Peter Weller The killer.
Don McKinney Charles Q. Murphy A drug deal who gets into a shoot-out with the police.
Norm Max Weinberg A man who appears in the episode.
Troy Ookala Norm Compton An officer with the HPD who dies after being shot by Stoner.
Ben Keoki Grant Patrick Moniz Stoner's first victim.
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