Kai e'e (Tidal Wave)
Season 1, Episode 15
Kai e'e
Air date January 23, 2011
Written by Melissa Glenn & Jessica Rieder
Directed by Duane Clark
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Kai e'e (Tidal Wave) is the 15th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


A tsunami warning results in the entire population of Hawaii being forced to evacuate but Steve soon suspects that all is not what it seems...


Life for citizens on the island of Hawaii takes a turn when a tsunami warning alert is sounded, forcing everyone to evacuate.

As this happens, the Hawaii Five-0 team investigate the disappearance of Dr. Norman Russell, the head of the Tsunami Warning Center.

Steve later comes to the conclusion that the supposed tsunami does not actually exist with his theory being proven true. He and Danny later find the hacker, Tanya who organized the fake code.

The team soon discover that Sam Hale, a Commander with the Coast Guard is the one responsible for arranging everything as Hale is planning on breaking into the empty precinct where the $28 million is held.

With Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua, the team head to the precinct which is located in the same area as H50's Headquarters and they successfully arrest Hale, knowing that their theft of the $10 million to save Chin.

Steve later learns from Governor Pat Jameson that all $28 million were recovered which leaves the team greatly disturbed.


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Trivia Edit

  • The GOES-11 is a real National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite. GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. It was launched into space in 2000, and remained operational for the west coast of the United States until it was decommissioned and replaced by GOES-15 on December 6, 2011, a year after this episode aired. GOES-11 was put into place to replace the older GOES-10, which was 6 years past its recommended use time. GOES-11 was also over 1 year beyond its use time by the time it was launched, as it lacked the instruments put on GOES-12, which was launched prior to it.


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
Mamo Kahike Al Harrington Life long resident of Hawaii, and a family friend to Steve McGarrett.
Catherine Rollins Michelle Borth A Navy Lieutenant, and Steve McGarrett girlfriend.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Kamekona Teila Tuli An associate of the H50 team, and owner of Wailoa Shave Ice‏
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sheldon Tunney Joel David Moore A scientist who works at the tsunami warning center.
Courtney Russell Joanna "JoJo" Levesque Norman Russell's daughter.
Sam Hale Brian Goodman A Commander of the Coast Guard.
Tanya Agnes Bruckner A hacker.
Dr. Norman Russell John Sullivan Courtney Russell's father.
Harrison "Spike" Dunphy Tamayo Perry A man who appears in the episode.

Related PagesEdit

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