Pale'la (Buried Secrets)
Season 4, Episode 15
Air date February 28th, 2014
Written by Moira Kirkland
Directed by Jerry Levine
Episode Guide
Na Hala a ka makua


Hoku Welowelo

Pale'la (Buried Secrets) is the 15th episode of Season 4 of the 2010 remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


While Five-0 investigates the murder of a real estate agent whose body was found in the walls of one of his listings, Danny is thrown when his mother comes to Oahu with shocking news.


Five-0 investigates the murder of estate agent Guy Ingram, whose mummified remains were found behind the wall of one of the houses he was selling. Ballistics match a weapon used previously that was supposedly confiscated and destroyed. They then realize that one of the employees of the smelter, George Moku, is selling those guns.

He admits to selling the gun to Gerard Burns, a defense attorney, who admits to killing Ingram and Burns' wife after learning they had an affair and planned to run away. The remains of Burns's wife who went missing a few months previously are later discovered behind the wall of a house.

Meanwhile, reporter Shawn Hutten presses Grover about his past in Chicago. Grover finally confesses to McGarrett about the real reason why he moved to Hawaii: Grover previously worked an intense hostage situation involving a suicidal young father, but, despite Grover's efforts, the man wound up killing himself and his young son as well.

Danny's mother Clara Williams pays a visit and has some shocking news for her son: she's divorcing his father.


  • Clara Williams, Danny's mother is introduced for the first time.
  • In a deleted scene, Steve talks about his best friend Freddie Hart and how his death still affects him when he attends an anonymous group for military who suffer from PTSD.

Quotes Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being credited Michelle Borth do not appear.
  • Melanie Griffith first appears in this episode.
  • Daryl Hannah made her guest appearance in this episode.


Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett
Alex O'Loughlin A 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 A member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Kono Kalakaua
Grace Park Youngest member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force, and cousin of Chin.
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
Catherine Rollins Michelle Borth An Ex-Navy Lieutenant and Steve's on-off girlfriend.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Lou Grover Chi McBride Captain of the HPD SWAT team.
Clara Williams Melanie Griffith Danny Williams's Mother
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.


Name Portrayed by Role
Cherie Tranton Daryl Hannah A woman who appears in the episode.
Shawn Hutten Ethan Embry A man who appears in the episode.
George Moku Eugene Cordero A man who appears in the episode.
Akoni Sakata Duke Kimhan A man who appears in the episode.
Inoa Sakata Jennifer Say Gan A woman who appears in the episode.
Jimmy Chan Bayani Ison A man who appears in the episode.
Gerard Burns Michael Green The Killer


Deleted scene from H50, epi 4

Deleted scene from H50, epi 4.15

Related PagesEdit

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