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, McGarrett and Danny begin sorting out particulars in their new restaurant venture


Notes Edit

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Danny Williams: Hey, hey. If that's the landlord 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.

Danny Williams: Where's Veronique? And more importantly why aren't you with her right now?
Harry Langford: Turns out, you can have too much of a good thing. I'm beginning to suspect that my retirement may have been a little premature.
Steve McGarrett: That's interesting. (To Danny) Are you paying attention?
Danny Williams: I'd like to hear, yeah, please.
Steve McGarrett: Go on.
Harry Langford: Well, I've got to tell you it's not all it's cracked up to be. Travelling the world in private jets. The soulless luxury of five-star hotels. Endless cocktail parties, making beguile small talk with beautiful models. It's...It sounds great but in the end, it starts to wear thin.
Danny Williams: Yeah, I can imagine, must be tough. I don't know how you made it through. They should give you another medal or something.

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.
Danny Williams: It's true, 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.
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.
Dr. Noelani Cunha Kimee Balmilero Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.

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
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


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