Powa Maka Moana (Pirate)
Season 1, Episode 17
Powa Maka Moana
Air date Feb 14th, 2011
Written by Joe Halpin
Directed by Brad Turner
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Powa Maka Moana (Pirate) is the 17th episode of Season 1 in the remake of Hawaii Five-0.


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 McGarrett 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 and his team of Detective Danny Williams, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly and Officer Kono Kalakaua storm the warehouse, rescuing the hostages while arresting Susan.

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.



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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
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.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
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.

Related PagesEdit

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