Kahu (Guardian)
Season 3, Episode 11
Air date December 17, 2012
Written by Noah Nelson
Directed by Bryan Spicer
Episode Guide
Huaka'I Kula



Kahu (Guardian) is the 11th episode of Season 3 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Christmas in Hawaii sees Steve and Catherine working together as they and the rest of the Hawaii Five-0 attempt to track down the missing father of a young boy who may be in deadly trouble in the backwoods of Oahu.



Steve, Catherine and Danny with Ethan.

As Hawaii prepares to celebrate Christmas, Steve McGarrett and Catherine Rollins meet young teenager Ethan Awana who wants help in finding his father.

As Steve and Catherine help Ethan, Danny Williams and Chin Ho Kelly investigate the crime scene concerning a general store where someone was shot and find blood there.

Ethan attempts to give Steve the slip but is found.

Meanwhile, as she searches Ethan's home, Catherine finds $30,000 in the basement. It is later revealed that Ethan's father was unknowingly helping a member of a gang that robbed a bank in Chicago some time ago and whose colleagues are now after his cut.

Catherine manages to subdue Bruce's captor in the basement and locks him there until Five-0 arrests him.

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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 Teila Tuli An associate of the H50 team, and owner of Wailoa Shave Ice‏
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.


Name Portrayed by Role
Uncle Choi George Takei A man who appears in the episode.
Ethan Awana Tristan Lake Leabu Bruce's son.
Moku Bradford Juan Gabriel Pareja A man who appears in the episode.
Stuart Rizzi Lew Temple A man who appears in the episode.
Bruce Awana Andrew Elvis Miller Ethan's father.
 Season 3
La O Na MakuahineKanaluaLana I Ka MoanaPopilikiaMohaiI Ka Wa MamuaOhunaWahine'inoloa
Ha'awe Make LoaHuaka'I KulaKahuKapuOlelo Ho'Opa'I MakeHana I Wa 'IaHookmanKekoaPa'aniNa Ki'iHoa PiliOlelo Pa'aImi Loko Ka 'UhaneHo'opio He Welo 'oihanaAloha, Malama Pono