Lana I Ka Moana (Adrift)
Season 3, Episode 3
Lana I Ka Moana
Air date October 8, 2012
Written by Elwood Reid
Directed by Steve Boyum
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Lana I Ka Moana (Adrift) is the 3rd episode of Season 3 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


McGarrett and Danny’s relaxing day at sea takes a deadly turn when their boat is hijacked and they are left to die in the middle of the ocean, but the two soon discover that their mysterious hijacker might be connected to the body of a man found on a boat.


Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams are having a day out at sea, fishing, when they meet a man who has been lost at sea.

The man pulls a gun on them and hijacks the boat, stranding Steve and Danny at sea with only the leaking dinghy the man arrived with.

As they fight to survive, Steve and Danny eventually find the yacht to which the dinghy belongs. They discover a body onboard, the victim having been shot by a gun with the same caliber as the hijacker's gun, leading Steve and Danny to believe the hijacker was fleeing from the crime scene. Because the yacht's engine and radio are broken, Steve and Danny are still lost at sea.

Meanwhile, Catherine Rollins, Chin Ho Kelly, and Kono Kalakaua suspect something has happened to Steve and Danny as they should have been back hours ago. They locate the boat via GPS but only find a bloody shirt. They also take prints from the boat, identifying the hijacker as Gil Scates, a former guard, who was fired for improper conduct. Searching his apartment, they find operator's manuals for yachts, leading them to suspect he was planning to steal a boat.

Eventually, members of the United States Coast Guard, who had been alarmed by the boat owner's wife, arrive and arrest both Steve and Danny, who are soon released when the team verifies their identities.

On land again, the team is reunited and begins investigating the murder. They find out that the victim, Al Burgess, was the owner of the boat and was planning to take it out with a potential buyer for the yacht. They also discover that Al Burgess got Scates fired because he made inappropriate advances towards Al's wife, Kate Burgess.

Chin Ho Kelly and his cousin, Kono Kalakaua, stake out Scates' apartment, and when Kono leaves shortly for a coffee, Chin tries to arrest Scates but instead finds himself hanging off the top of a roof. When Kono arrives, she rushes to Chin's aid, but not before she successfully manages to subdue Scates.

Steve and Danny interrogate Scates, who claims it was self-defense. When they discover that the boat has been sabotaged deliberately, they come to the conclusion that Scates has been set up. As Kate Burgess was the only one with access to the boat, Kono looks into her and finds out that Al Burgess had been planning on divorcing his wife, in which case, she would have gotten nothing due to a prenup. Scates initially doesn't believe Kate has set him up as she told him to kill her husband so they could be together, but finally relents. He calls Kate, giving the team evidence of her role in the murder. However, Jenny Burgess, sister of Al Burgess, hears the phone call, and by the time Five-0 arrives and attempts to arrest Kate, she has already killed Kate in revenge.

After the case, the team gathers at Kamekona's and eats the tuna Danny caught.


Steve McGarrett: Hey, it's water, Danny. It's just water.
Danny Williams: With tiger sharks and riptides and all kinds of other stuff to make you dead. Not everybody's a Navy SEAL, Steve!
Steve McGarrett: Seriously, Danny, what is your problem with the ocean? Huh? I mean, who hates water? Sixty percent of the human body is water!
Danny Williams: Well, that explains why I hate people, all right? You are at the top of my list.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, right now, I'm thinking that shark would be better company.
Danny Williams: Then go. Then go swimming with the tiger shark. But do me a favor. If he comes near you, punch him. I do not want to be the one to tell your sister you ended up man sushi.

Danny Williams: If that thing gets near you, you punch it in the nose. Trust.
Steve McGarrett: I'm not going to punch it in the nose.
Danny Williams: You punch it in the nose, or it eats your hands! I know these things.

Danny Williams: We’ve got a dead body below deck sir.
Ship Mate: I can explain that.

Catherine Rollins: Steve I was so worried.
Danny Williams: Hey. I’m fine.



  • 2 deaths

Trivia Edit


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 Tupuola Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Gil Scates Todd Stashwick A suspect.
Katie Burgess Cynthia Watros The killer.
Jenny Burgess Julie McNiven Kate's sister-in-law.
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