Your Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your Head
(Kāu pahi, ko’u kua. Kāu pū, ko’u po’o)
Season 8, Episode 3
Your Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your Head - Promotional Images 1
Air date October 6, 2017
Written by David Wolkove & Matt Wheeler
Directed by Eagle Egilsson
Episode Guide
Dog Days


No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will Rise

Your Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your Head (Kāu pahi, ko’u kua. Kāu pū, ko’u po’o) is the 3rd episode of Season 8 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Five-0 enlists the help of an old friend when the boss of a major crime family is murdered, triggering revenge killings across the island. Also, MacGarrett and Danny begin sorting out particulars in their new restaurant venture



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Danny Williams: Hey, hey. If thats the land lord please tell I’m I put the check in the mail.
Steve McGarrett: Did you?
Danny Williams: I did not.

Danny Williams: I don't want to be inappropriate, but that girl's so pretty it's-it's painful.
Steve McGarrett: Oh, my God.

Steve McGarrett: Yeah, that would be, uh that would be that would be lovely, right after I take this call.
Danny Williams: Don't, uh, forget what I said, please.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, yeah. Check's in the mail, all right?

Steve McGarrett: All I'm saying is that is that red, it's a little cliché.
Danny Williams: You're a little cliché.
Steve McGarrett: Sick burn, buddy.

Tani Rey: He's very British.
Harry Langford: And you're very new to this job. How long have you been a cop? Couple of weeks now?
Tani Rey: What tipped you off?
Harry Langford: Well, the glint on that badge is practically blinding me. Which tells me you were either up all night polishing it, or it's brand-spanking-new. Second, you're dressed to impress in those wedged espadrilles. Very de rigueur, but not exactly practical when you're running down a suspect.
Tani Rey: All right, well, they provide a shocking amount of support, so thank you.
Harry Langford: And thirdly, you still have that sparkle of enthusiasm to you, unlike these boys, who are dead behind the eyes.
Steve McGarrett: It's true.
Danny Williams: I'm dead behind the eyes.


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.
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.
Tani Rey Meaghan Rath Former HPD cadet, who was recruited by H50
Kamekona Tupuola Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Harry Langford Chris Vance Rogue MI-6 Agent.

Recurring/Guest StarringEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Steven Brand John Walcott School art teacher, and suspect


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


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