Mana'o (Belief)
Season 1, Episode 8
Mana'o 11
Air date November 8, 2010
Written by Jim Galasso
Paul Zbyszewski
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley
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Mana'o (Belief) is the 8th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Danny is shocked when he discovers that the murder victim is his former HPD partner and sets out to investigate the killing, only to run into roadblocks as Steve, Chin and Kono begin expressing their doubts about Danny's former partner and Danny's left stunned after learning that Internal Affairs was investigating Meka after suspecting that he might have been a dirty cop.


The body of Detective Danny Williams's former Honolulu Police Department, Detective Meka Hanamoa is discovered at a lūʻau.

Meka's widow, Amy Hanamoa approaches Danny for help with Danny asking his Hawaii Five-0 colleagues of Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarret, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly and Officer Kono Kalakaua to investigate the case.

As they dig into the case, the team learn that Meka was being investigated by the Internal Affairs of the HPD as they believed Meka was guilty of corruption.

The team soon discover evidence that Meka may have been working with Emilio Ochoa, the head of the Ochoa cartel. They plan to capture him alive.

Unfortunately, the plan hits a snag when Detective Kaleo shoots Ochoa, Kaleo claiming that he was solely acting in self-defense but evidence later reveals that Kaleo shot Ochoa in cold-blood and also up close and personal.

Steve later remembers that Sang Min had a mole in HPD who identified Kono as a cop. They bring Sang Min with Min confirming that Kaleo is the mole.

Enraged, Danny attacks Kaleo, subjecting the disgraced Detective to a brutal beating before Steve separates them.

A few days later and with Meka's name and good reputation stored, he is buried with full honors and with the entire HPD and Hawaii Five-0 Task Force also attending.


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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 CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny's daughter
Sang Min Will Yun Lee A criminal and human trafficker.
Kamekona Tupuola Taylor Wily A confidential informant and an associate of the H50 Task Force.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Sergeant Cage Jon Seda An Officer with Internal Affairs.
Amy Hanamoa Dichen Lachman Meka's widow.
Detective Kaleo Jason Scott Lee The mole in HPD and who is also responsible for killing Meka Hanamoa.
Bastille Bronson Pinchot A lawyer/drug addict.
Emilio Ochoa Christian George The head of the Ochoa drug cartel.

Related PagesEdit

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