Kuka'awale (Stakeout)
Season 5, Episode 17
Air date February 27, 2015
Written by David Wolkove & Lorenzo Manetti
Directed by Daniel Dae Kim
Episode Guide


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Kuka'awale (Stakeout) is the 17th episode of Season 5 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0, and 110th episode in the series.


The team investigate a robbery at a jewelry store with Steve and Danny going on a stakeout in the hope of finding and arresting the criminals responsible. As this happens, both men attend therapy.


Deaths [1]

  • Kono Kalakaua killed 1 person.
  • Renta Cop
  • Main male villain
  • 4 HPD officers


Steve McGarrett: You’re sensitive and it’s extremely annoying.
Dr. Carlin: Positive language, Commander.
Steve McGarrett: OK, OK… When you do that it’s it. It’s the opposite... Of pleasing. To me.

Steve McGarrett: What is the matter with you?!
Danny Williams: What's the matter? That thing jumped out of no where, what do you want?!
Steve McGarrett: What I want is for you to react like a grown man, how about that? It's a cat!

Danny Williams: You love cats?
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, who doesn't love cats they're awesome! Like little adorable ninjas.

Chin Ho Kelly: HPD just pulled you over with 2 million in cash in your car?
Criminal: Sorry, when is being rich a crime?

Stoner: You want to smoke a bowl?
Steve McGarrett: Nah, I’m good man. He gets crazy paranoid.

(Re: lesbians having sex)
Danny Williams: Did I miss anything?
Steve McGarrett: They stopped for a water break about half an hour ago.
Danny Williams: That’s good. Gotta stay hydrated.
Steve McGarrett: Very important.

Danny Williams: You see, this is bad for us, men in general. This is what gives men a bad name. 20, 30 minutes, that includes a drink. That's been three hours, that's terrible, we can't do this.


  • This episode marks the directional debut of Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly).
  • Masi Oka is credited but does not appear.


Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A Navy SEAL and the 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 A member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Kono Kalakaua Grace Park Youngest member Five-0 Task Force and Chin's cousin.
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT team, now a member of the H50.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Dr. Carlin Bonnie Berger Steve & Danny's therapist


Name Portrayed by Role
Emma Mills Jessica Lowndes
Barry Burns Jon Lovitz
Norm Max Weinberg
Ricky Schiff Charlie Saxton
Ruth Tennenbaum Cloris Leachman
Mia Price Arden Cho
Young Steve McGarrett Taylor John Smith

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