Kame'e (The Hero)
Season 2, Episode 3
Air date October 3, 2011
Written by Elwood Reid
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt
Episode Guide
Ua Lawe Wale


Mea Makamae

Kama'e (The Hero) is the 3rd episode of Season 2 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


With the help of Joe White, the team investigate the death of a SEAL while attempting to find an assassin who has been targeting and killing members of SEAL Team 9 while disguising their deaths to look like mere accidents or suicide. Meanwhile, Kono is offered a job by a group of corrupt ex-cops which has caused Chin to be very concerned.


A Navy SEAL, Petty Officer Clay Garcia is found dead.

Joe White who taught Garcia asks Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarret for help. Although the first autopsy declared it a suicide, further investigation reveals that Garcia was drugged and shot in the head so that the death would resemble a suicide.

The team also probe the death of another Navy SEAL who died in a supposed car accident and they soon learn from Dr. Max Bergman that the SEAL was dead before the accident.

After finding Wade Gutches during BUD/S training, it's soon revealed that both SEALs were part of a covert team that was given the operation of finding and taking down a Central American drug cartel.

Furious about that revelation, the cartel hired an assassin, Hector Ruiz with Ruiz targeting all the members of the team. Ruiz's third and final target is Lieutenant Bradley Jacks.

Ruiz drugs Jacks with a sedative and throws him out of a plane, intending to disguise it as a jump gone wrong, but his plan is disrupted when Steve's colleagues, Detective Danny Williams and Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly arrive to arrest Ruiz.

Unwilling to do so, Ruiz attempts to fight back but is shot and killed while Steve manages to rescue Jacks.

At the Naval Station Pearl Harbor, the Navy uses the intelligence that Hawaii Five-0 gathered during their investigation to dismantle the cartel for good with all surviving members of SEAL Team 9 as Five-0, along with Gutches and White, watch the operation through the SEAL team's camera feeds. Officer Kono Kalakaua as she begins hanging around with a group of corrupt cops led by Frank Delano.

The episode ends with Kono using Chin's password to log onto the HPD Database.


  • Joe White introduced Steve McGarrett as Commander instead of his lower rank of Lieutenant Commander. Lieutenant Commanders are commonly referred to as Commander, but in writing are generally referred to by their actual rank.
  • Pending SEAL members in BUD/S training are show.
  • Steve McGarrett worked on a classified mission titled, Operation Strawberry Field.
  • This is one of the few time Danny Williams is seen driving while Steve McGarrett is the passenger.

Deaths [1]


Danny Williams: So what, you're not gonna tell me about Operation Strawberry Field?
Steve McGarrett: No.
Danny Williams: No, no. Cuz you'd have to kill me. If you told me.
Steve McGarrett: Keep that up.

(Life footage of SEAL Team 9 taking out an entire Drug Cartel)
Danny Williams: Did you use to do this stuff?
Steve McGarrett: I can neither confirm nor deny.

Trivia Edit


Main Edit

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 Sam Denning.
Detective Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and Steve's partner.
Chin Ho Kelly
Daniel Dae Kim A member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Officer Kono Kalakaua Grace Park Youngest member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force, and Chin's cousin.
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Agent Lori Weston Lauren German The newest addition of the H50 team who resigns for good in the aftermath of an international incident at the Russian Embassy.
Dr. Charles Fong Brian Yang Forensic Scientist who works for the HPD and H50.
Joe White Terry O'Quinn Former Navy SEAL CO, and Steve McGarrett's mentor.
Frank Delano William Baldwin A corrupt cop.
Wade Gutches David Keith Commanding Officer and the leader of Navy SEAL Team 1.
Bradley Jacks Sean MacCormac Lieutenant and member of SEAL Team 9 as well as an intended victim of a killer working for a drug cartel.


Name Portrayed by Role
Marissa Garcia Sarah Roemer The wife of murder victim, Petty Officer Clay Garcia.
Nick Drayton Dash Mihok Marissa Garcia's boss.
Ray Mapes Billy Ray Gallion A corrupt cop.
Hector Ruiz Simon El Bling The killer.

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