Kupale (Defender)
Season 2, Episode 17
Air date Febuary 20, 2012
Written by Noah Nelson & Lisa Schultz
Directed by Steve Boyum
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Kupale (Defender) is the 17th episode of Season 2 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Five-O investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found dead at a jungle near the site of a historical war reenactment.


Steve McGarrett returns from an excursion with his girlfriend, Catherine Rollins.

As this happens, the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force investigate the death of Brandon Koruba, a local shipbuilder. Koruba participated in a historical war re-enactment and the team soon discover that Koruba was being targeted by a fundamental environmentalist group after he was planning to introduce a ferry that would apparently damage the eco-systems of the Hawaiian waters.

When Five-0 arrests the leader of the group, his defense lawyer reveals that Koruba actually backed out of the project after realizing the pollution threat.

By then the team shifts priorities to Koruba's business partner, who was set to lose money after the project was pulled. After finding the evidence, they arrest him before Koruba's wife could kill him in revenge.

Meanwhile, Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams argue about Danny's apprehension to introducing Grace to his girlfriend Gabrielle Asano.

Notes Edit


Danny Williams: ...How was the vacation with Catherine on the battle ship?
Steve McGarrett: It wasn't a vacation Danny, it was a week worth of AT and it was on a aircraft carrier.

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
Dr. Gabrielle Asano Autumn Reeser A scientist and Danny Williams's girlfriend.
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.
Kamekona Tupuola Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Mamo Kahike Al Harrington Life long resident of Hawaii, and a family friend to Steve McGarrett.


Name Portrayed by Role
Megan Koruba Erin Cardillo The wife of the murder victim.
Creed's Attorney Richard Portnow Kevin Creed's lawyer.
Chelesa Jessica Hoffman A woman who appears in the episode.
Kevin Creed Kaiwi Lyman A man who appears in the episode.
Allison Kimee Balmilero A woman who appears in the episode.
Tony Denis Patrick Fabian A man who appears in the episode.
Seth Burgess Apolo Ohno A man who appears in the episode.
Shaun Shane Victorino A man who appears in the episode.
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