|Powa Maka Moana (Pirate)|
|Season 1, Episode 17|
|Air date||Feb 14th, 2011|
|Written by||Joe Halpin|
|Directed by||Brad Turner|
Five-0 must deal with a group pirates who have taken a pleasure cruise full of spring breakers hostage but the team soon discover that all is not what it seems and the stakes are soon raised when one of the hostages ends up being killed as a result of one of the parents co-operating with the kidnappers....
Twelve college students who are on a catamaran celebrating Spring Break are kidnapped by a group of pirates. The Hawaii Five-0 Task Force investigate and soon discover that the pirates have already made ransom demands of $20 million for each hostage to their wealthy parents.
Unfortunately, things end in tragedy for one couple: the Browns when their son's body is dumped on a beach, Justin Brown's father, Morris Brown having co-operated with the kidnappers's demands.
The leader of the pirates contacts Steve, furious at what's happened. He also demands that Susan, a crew member of the catamaran who evaded the pirates, personally deliver the money to them.
Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarret is at first reluctant but later goes along with the demand.
A while later, Susan meets Tyler, the leader of the group and it's revealed that the two were working together all along. As they open the bag, they discover that it has stun grenades, not money, Steve having anticipated their plan.
Steve also confronts Tyler and later shoots and kills him in self-defense.
A while later, Hawaii Five-0 reunite the hostages with their parents, resulting in an emotional reunion as Steve, Danny and Chin look on while Kono is thanked by the parents for her and the efforts of her team.
(Danny stretching towards his toes)
Steve McGarrett: What are you doing?
Danny Williams: Buying a car, what’s it look like I'm doing?!
Steve McGarrett: It looks like your doing Downward-Dog, but I know you don’t do yoga.
- Kamekona Tupuola is training for a sumo wrestling competition.
- An advertisement or Wailoa Shave Ice can be seen on the trolly at the end of the episode.
- Steve McGarrett appeared to have done (at least some) yoga in his life, as he knew the real yoga term 'Downward-Dog' and it is similar to what Danny Williams was doing. However in Season 7, Poniu I Ke Aloha he claims he's never done yoga.
|Lieutenant Commander |
|Alex O'Loughlin||A Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force for Governor Pat Jameson.|
|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.|
|Grace Park||Ex-pro surfer and youngest member of Hawaii Five-0 Task Force who recently graduated from the Academy, and Chin's cousin.|
|Kamekona||Teila Tuli||An associate of the H50 team, and owner of Wailoa Shave Ice|
|Sgt. Duke Lukela||Dennis Chun||Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.|
|Susan||Vanessa Minnillo||Tyler's girlfriend.|
|Tyler||Nick Lachey||One of the kidnappers.|
|Saloni||Branscombe Richmond||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Chris||Marc Raducci||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Morris Brown||Ray Wise||Justin Brown's father.|
|Rebecca Brown||Stacy Edwards||Justin Brown's mother.|
|Bobby||Billy Louviere||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Mr. Layton||James Koons||A man who appears in the episode.|
|♦ Pilot ♦ Ohana ♦ Malama Ka Aina ♦ Lanakila ♦ Nalowale ♦ Ko'olauloa ♦ Ho'apono ♦ Mana'o ♦ Po'ipu ♦ Heihei ♦ Palekaiko ♦ Hana 'a'a Makehewa ♦ Ke Kinohi ♦ He Kane Hewa'ole ♦ Kai e'e ♦ E Malama ♦ Powa Maka Moana ♦ Loa Aloha ♦ Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio ♦ Ma Ke Kahakai ♦ Ho'opa'i ♦ Ho'ohuli Na'au ♦ Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau ♦ Oia'i'o|