Malama Ka Aina
(Respect The Land)
Season 1, Episode 3
Malama Ka Aina
Air date October 4, 2010
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Malama Ka Aina (Respect The Land) is the 3rd episode of Season 1 in the remake of Hawaii Five-0.


Five-0 discovers a link between Samoan mobsters and a mainland gang that wrecks chaos during a football game while Danny fights his ex-wife for custody of their daughter who was at the game when the shooting broke out.


Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly and Officer Kono Kalakaua are attending a football game featuring members from Steve and Chin's old school: Kukui High School. They also meet Detective Danny Williams's young daughter, Grace Williams.

However while getting food for Grace, Danny spots two gang members and after getting an elderly woman to look after his daughter, contacts Steve to inform him of what's going on.

After getting the call, Steve and Chin prepare to head to the field while Kono is dispatched to phone the rest of the Honolulu Police Department.

Steve and Danny dispatch the gangbangers while Chin chases but is left stunned after realizing that it's his cousin, Sid.

Sid takes advantage of Chin's shock to flee.


The aftermath of the gang shootout at the football game.

A while later, members of the Honolulu Police Department have arrived to process the scene while the deceased are being taken to the morgue and those who survived the shooting are being brought to the hospital for further medical treatment.

While examining the remains of the gangbangers, Steve, Danny and Kono realize that the dead were members of the Triad and Samoan gangs based on Hawaii.

After getting some information from Joey which Steve and Danny achieve by throwing Joey into a cage with some sharks although the sharks aren't carnivorous, the two learn that Frankie Salvo.

Later, in the briefing room, Danny reveals to his colleagues that Salvo who Danny knows from his days as a cop in New Jersey is ruthless and that if Salvo cuts out the Triads out of this meeting, then it won't be long before a full-blown gang war erupts in Hawaii.

Steve and Danny soon meet Sid who Kono reveals is Kono and Chin's cousin.

Sid will tell Steve and Danny everything but he refuses to talk to Chin, considering how Chin is regarded as an outcast and a thief by most of his family and the Honolulu Police Department.

With Sid's help, the team manage to get into the meeting although Sid is later captured and beaten by Salvo and his men. Steve and Danny along with Kono dispatch Salvo's henchmen while Chin shoots and kill Salvo, saving Sid's life while also solving the case and preventing a potentially devastating gang war from erupting.

As this goes on, Danny's ex-wife launches a case due to the fact that Grace was present when the gunfight broke out, forcing Danny to fight. However, Danny's ex eventually drops the case.

A while later, at the Team's Headquarters, they're watching footage of a high school football game from Steve's school days and they eventually decide to name themselves "Hawaii Five-0", taking the 5-0 from Steve's high school jersey which had "50" on it.


Danny Williams: You weren't held when you were a baby, were you.
Steve McGarrett: It's called tough love.

Man: Vaveni and soda, please.
Danny Williams: What do I look like? Try one of the ladies holding drinks! Yeah, good idea, right? How come I look like a waiter and you look like James Bond?
Steve McGarrett: He doesn't know what he's talking about.
Danny Williams: Clearly.

(After putting Joey in a shark cage)
Danny Williams: Hey! Hey! Ahem, let me ask you a question. Are you literally insane?
Steve McGarrett: Oh, relax, it's a cage for tourists. They're harmless Galapagos sharks.


  • Steve told Sid his fake name was 'Edwards' Possibly due to Stan Edwards, Rachel's new rich husband.
  • This is one of the very few where Danny is seen driving the Camaro, with Steve in the passenger's seat.
  • The previously unnamed Governor's State Task Force is officially named Hawaii Five-0.
  • Steve football jersey number was 50 as in 'Five OH' after a sentimental saying his father used to tell him.

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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
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Frankie Salvo James Russo A New Jersey crime boss who Danny is apparently familiar with.
Joey Max Casella A man who Steve and Danny "interrogate" to get information about how the Samoan gang are getting their shipment of guns.
Junior Satele Michael Copon A man whose uncle was the victim of a shooting at the high school football game
Tuinei Faleolo Alailima The second-in-command of the Samoan gang.
Sid Sidney S. Liufau Kono and Chin's cousin who is later revealed to be an undercover cop.

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