Palekaiko (Paradise)
Season 1, Episode 11
Air date December 6, 2010
Written by David Wolkove & J. R. Orci
Directed by Frederick E. O. Toye
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Palekaiko (Paradise) is the 11th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


The team is called to investigate when two hunters find a young woman in the woods and it's soon discovered that the woman is suffering from memory loss. When the team dig deeper, they discover that the woman has amassed a lot of money in debt while her husband's mother is blaming the woman in question for her son's disappearance but things take a turn when the man is later discovered in a hotel room, dead while Max soon links the case to several unsolved murders, leading the team to realize that they've got a serial killer on the loose.


A group of hunters are in the woods when they discover Erica Harris who asks them for help, Harris not knowing what she's running from.

The Hawaii Five-0 team investigate and learn that Erica was on honeymoon with her husband, Jake Harris. Matters are further complicated by Erica's mother-in-law and Jake's mother, Nancy Harris who demands to speak to Erica.

When Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett tells her that Erica's fine, Nancy disagrees, stating that if something has happened to her son, Jake, then Nancy believes that Erica is responsible. She also believes that Erica only married Jake for his money, nothing else.

Officer Kono Kalakaua also reveals Erica's past and she also mentions that Erica is $100,000 in debt.

A while later, Kono and her cousin, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly are searching a hotel room when Kono finds Jake Harris's remains in a bed in the hotel room.

Steve later tells Erica the news that her husband is dead with Erica breaking down, grief-stricken.

HPD and H50 Medical Examiner, Max Bergman reveals that the circumstances of Jake's death are similar to a series of cases that took place in in French Polynesia in December 2009 where three couples were targeted. In all the cases, the husbands were strangled while the wife's body was found mutilated a few days later.

This has Chin grimly realizing that they're dealing with a serial killer.

Thanks to some photographs they got from a Private Investigator, Kurt Miller, they find a face of the killer and identity him as Bradford Matinsky who was engaged to a woman he was due to marry but for some reason, the wedding called off with the team believing that Matinsky killed her.

They also learn that Matinsky has been traveling on the cruise ship, the Eternity which explains how he's been able to get to the four islands of Hawaii.

Steve and Danny head to where the Eternity docks in the hope of arresting Matinsky, only to discover that Matinsky has fled and already chosen his next target.

After a car chase, Steve and Danny find Matinsky with Matinsky threatening to kill his hostage. Steve responds by shooting Matinsky which causes Matinsky to fall off a cliff, resulting in Matinsky dying.

In the meantime, Steve shows Chin the Champion Spark Plugs tool box that Steve's father with the box containing files and photos about Yakuza activity. There's also a set of unexplained numbers.

Chin does some digging and later reveals to Steve that the numbers were a case file that mysteriously disappeared, involving McGarrett's mother's death, which is believed to be murder.

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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
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and HPD.


Name Portrayed by Role
Erica Harris Peyton List A young woman who is found in a forest, suffering from memory loss.
Nancy Harris Sheila Kelley Erica Harris's mother-in-law.
Kurt Miller Joel Tobeck A Private Investigator.
Elliot Clark Robert Parks-Valletta A man who appears in the episode.
Bradford Matinsky Rhys Coiro The serial killer targeting newly wed couples.
Kristen Clark Angie DeGrazia A woman who appears in the episode.

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