The Future is in the Past
(I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope)
Season 8, Episode 10
The Future is in the Past
Air date December 15, 2017
Written by Zoe Robyn
Directed by Peter Weller
Episode Guide
Death at Sea


A Tall Tree Stands Above the Others

The Future is in the Past (I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope) is the 10th episode of Season 8 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.

Synopsis Edit

When Danny is shot while quarantined in the hospital with McGarrett, Tani, and Junior, he’s left unconscious and clinging to life, imagining a future for everyone in Five-0

Plot Edit

Notes Edit

Deaths [3]

  • 1 Suicide


Steve McGarrett: There's something I-I need to tell you. Wearing that suit in here does not guarantee your protection.
Tani Rey: He's right. There are a lot of things that you need to do before you come in here to avoid infection. Do you understand? It's very complicated. It's a process.

Steve McGarrett: Find a way to get somebody up here.
Tani Rey: How am I supposed to do that? This is an isolated wing. That glass is two inches!
Steve McGarrett: Figure it out. Figure it out! Go figure it out!

Sergeant Bullock The device appears to be motion sensitive. A small vibration could set it off.
Tani Rey: Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool. So it was a great idea for me to slam a chair against the glass window.
Sergeant Bullock Yeah, you probably shouldn't have done that.
Tani Rey: Sorry. My first bomb.

Lou Grover: Kid? Are you okay?
Tani Rey: ...Yeah.
Lou Grover: All of you, hang in there. We're gonna get you out.

Steve McGarrett: Think he was looking at me.
Danny Williams: No, I'm pretty sure he was looking at me.
Steve McGarrett: No.
Danny Williams: I'm his father.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, I'm his role model, Danny.
Danny Williams: Wow. You really you really you really believe that, huh?
Steve McGarrett: Oh, I know it. He told me.
Danny Williams: No, he didn't tell you that.
Steve McGarrett: Mm-hmm.

Junior Reigns: So, who did the commencement address at your graduation?
Tani Rey: You busting my balls, Reigns?

Steve McGarrett: Can I ask you guys a question? You're now the, uh the proud proprietors of not one but two luxury resorts. Isn't that right?
Kamekona Tupuola: Mm-hmm.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, all right. Why you still so cheap, huh?
Flippa Tupuola: I think the answer to that is in the question.
Danny Williams: What about the answer to why you two are always dressed, uh, inappropriately for social functions?

Lou Grover: You're telling me that the alternative to defusing a motion-sensitive bomb is to blow another bomb a few feet away?
Sergeant Bullock 14 feet away.
Lou Grover: Are you related to McGarrett or something? This is something that he would come up with!

Danny Williams: What did he do? He did what?
Tani Rey: I think it's called a finger thora-costomy.
Junior Reigns: Yeah.
Steve McGarrett: Cracked your chest open, wiggled my finger around inside there and, uh, stopped your heart from getting crushed, but you know, no big deal.
Lou Grover: No, brother, it was disgusting.
Danny Williams: Did he wash his hands at least?
Tani Rey: You know, time was really of the essence.
Danny Williams: He didn't wash his hands.
Steve McGarrett: You're such a baby.

Trivia Edit


Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A former Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the H50 Task Force and Steve's partner.
Adam Noshimuri Ian Anthony Dale An associate of the H50 team, and Kono's husband.
Tani Rey Meaghan Rath Former HPD cadet, who was recruited by H50
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.
Junior Reigns Beulah Koale Navy SEAL and friend of Steve McGarrett
Kamekona Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Eric Russo Andrew Lawrence Danny Williams's nephew and a crime lad specialist.
Flippa Tupuola Shawn Mokuahi Garnett An associate of the H50 team, and cousin of Kamekona Tupuola.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Grace Williams Erika Brown Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.
Charles William Joey Defore Danny Williams's Son, and second born child.
Dr. Keller Bradley White The surgeon who talked Steve though operating on Danny
Sergeant Bullock Kevin Daniels The leader of the bomb squad
Fire Chief Mike Buck The Fire Chief

Related PagesEdit

  Season 8
Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had EnoughYour Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your HeadDog Days
No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will RiseAt Kama'oma'o, The Land of Activities
Unfolded by the Water are the Faces of the FlowersThe Royal Eyes Rest Above
The Trail Leads To A Diving Place; Do Not Follow AfterDeath at SeaThe Future is in the Past
A Tall Tree Stands Above the OthersThe Round UpWhat is Gone is GoneThe Children of Kalaihaohia
A Coral Reef Strengthens out into LandOnly the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is
The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were LeftTo 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 KaionaThe Answer to the Riddle is SeenThough the Fish is Well Salted, the Maggots Crawl
What Parents Do, Children Will DoThe Tough Branch That Does Not Break in the Kona GaleAncients Exposed


  1. Kapu
  2. To Do One's Duty
  3. Death Count