Rachel Edwards
Rachel Edwards
Biographical Information
Real Name: Rachel Hollander
Title: Rachel Hollander
(Maiden Name)
Originally From: London, England
Current Location: Las Vegas, USA
Husband: Stan Edwards (Ex)

Danny Williams (Ex)

Children: Grace Williams (Daughter)

Charlie Williams (Son)

Physical Description
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Heihei
Portrayed by: Claire van der Boom

Character Flag - British Female Married Season 1 Season 2 Season 5 Season 8

Rachel Edwards formerly known as Rachel Hollander, is the ex-wife of Detective Danny Williams and Stan Edwards, and mother to Grace Williams and Charlie Williams.


When Danny was a beat cop, his future ex-wife, Rachel Edwards, hit his car. As he puts it, "the driving lessons turned into dates, and dates turned into a two bed room, and she (Rachel) woke up married to a cop." Later, they had a daughter named Grace. It is not known what happened between them, but Danny and Rachel ended up having a divorce. When his now ex-wife remarried and moved to Hawaii, Danny reluctantly went along to Hawaii, to be able to see to his daughter. 

Season 1

Rachel has a somewhat mutually antagonistic relationship with her ex through much of S1. She has primary custody of their daughter, Grace. It is implied the danger of Danny's chosen career may have been a factor in their divorce. Her first appearance was in Heihei where Danny and Steve used her house for a stakeout.

In the season finale, Rachel and Danny are revealed to be having an affair.

Season 2

Rachel reconciles with Stan and gives birth to a baby boy. She and Danny remain friends.

In the finale, Rachel and Stan are planning to move to Las Vegas.

Season 3

Rachel and Danny are in an ongoing battle over her plan to move to Nevada to be with Stan. The court decides Grace must stay in Hawaii.



Season One
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
Season Eight
Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough Dog Days Your Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your Head No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will Rise At Kama'oma'o, The Land of Activities Unfolded by the Water are the Faces of the Flowers The Royal Eyes Rest Above The Trail Leads To A Diving Place; Do Not Follow After Death at Sea The Future is in the Past A Tall Tree Stands Above the Others The Round Up What is Gone is Gone
The Children of Kalaihaohia A Coral Reef Strengthens Out into Land Only the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left To Do One's Duty No One Has Ever Died For the Mistakes He Has Made; Only Because He Didn't Repent Kind Is the Bird of Kaiona The Answer to the Riddle is Seen Though the Fish is Well Salted, the Maggots Crawl What Parents Will Do, Children Will Do The Tough Branch That Does Not Break in the Kona Gale Ancients Exposed


  1. To Do One's Duty