Po'ipu (The Siege)
Season 1, Episode 9
Air date November 15, 2010
Written by Peter M. Lenkov (Story)
Shane Salerno (Story/Teleplay)
Directed by Brad Turner
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Po'ipu (The Siege) is the 9th episode of Season 1 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


A guard attached to an upcoming security detail is murdered before he can outline the details of an assassination plot against a ruthless general who's planning on attending an Aid Summit. Five-0 must protect the general and the general's family while investigating the murder, only for Steve to discover one of his former SEAL buddies is the true mastermind behind the attacks.


Erica Raines seduces a male security guard, David Atwater before leading him to a hotel room where she strangles him to death before gathering up her things and leaving while also placing a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.

As such, the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force led by Steve McGarrett is assigned the case given how the death may be connected to an upcoming Aid Summit concerning General Pak, a mass-murdering military general from Sandimar.

Steve also meets his Navy SEAL buddy, Nick Taylor, whose firm is supposed to protect General Pak.

As the investigation progresses, the team traces the killer to a house. While she's missing there are a great number of guns stored at the house. Due to fingerprints the team finds out the killer is ex-CIA but they can't access the CIA file so Steve asks Nick Taylor, who worked for SAD, for help. Nick identifies Raines and tells the team she is a gun for hire. When they get a lead on Raines she tries to flee and is struck by a bus and dies instantly from her injuries.

Later, when General Pak has arrived and the team is escorting him Kono gets the results of Raines' phone which reveal that Raines has worked with Nick Taylor. Realizing he has been found out Nick Taylor starts an attack on General Pak, but the team manages to escape with Pak and his family and hide out at Steve's where Pak reveals that he's there solely to seek political asylum and confess his crimes.

Taylor and his team arrive and begin assaulting the house with Danny Williams, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua fending off the attackers and protecting Pak and his family while Steve and Taylor engage in hand-to-hand combat on the beach. Just when Taylor gets the edge, Steve manages to shoot Taylor fatally, ending the battle and solving the case.

The next day, Steve and Danny watch as Pak and his family depart.


Steve McGarrett: Let me ask you a question. Where do people from New Jersey vacation?
Danny Williams: Um, I don't know. I-I would imagine they vacation all over the place.
Steve McGarrett: Okay. And you're a-you're aware of the fact that, perhaps, many people from New Jersey vacation here, in Hawaii?
Danny Williams: I'm sure some misguided people do, sure.
Steve McGarrett: Okay, good. And how many Hawaiians do you think vacation in New Jersey?
Danny Williams: (exasperated) I don't know.
Steve McGarrett: I can help you with that answer, if you want. The answer is zero, Danny. Because nobody here, except you, wants to be there. Okay?

Nick Taylor: She's a mechanic, and a very good one.
Kono Kalakaua: A mechanic?
Nick Taylor: An assassin.

Nick Taylor: I killed for God and country for years. But I figured it was about time I got paid for it. Five million dollars to keep Pak from testifying, and I'll cut you in, Steve. All you got to do is put a bullet in him.
Steve McGarrett: You know what? I'll put a bullet in you first. How's that?
Nick Taylor: Oh, I'm glad to see civilian life hasn't dulled your sense of humor.


  • Steve's address is 2727 Piika Road.

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Trivia Edit


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
Laura Hills Kelly Hu Governor Pat Jameson's assistant.


Name Portrayed by Role
Nick Taylor Max Martini Steve's Navy buddy who is hired to protect General Pak.
Erica Raines Emmanuelle Vaugier An assassin who works for the CIA.
General Pak Ric Young A General seeking to confess his crimes and get political asylum.
Nae Shan Nelson Lee A man who appears in the episode.
David Atwater Matt Corboy A man who appears in the episode.
Tom Matthews Michael Adamshick A man who appears in the episode.

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