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Steve McGarret, a decorated Naval officer, returns to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder and is asked to head up an elite police task force.

Source: CBS TV


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Monday September 20th, 2010


Alternate Airdates:

NL (Veronica) Jan 17, 2011
AU (ten) Jan 30, 2011
UK (sky 1) Feb 06, 2011

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (41 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Victor Hesse
Recurring
Jean SmartJean Smart
As Governor Pat Jameson
Recurring
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Anton Hesse
Recurring
Will Yun LeeWill Yun Lee
As Sang Min
Recurring
William SadlerWilliam Sadler
As Jack McGarrett
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Allison ChuAllison Chu
As Chen Chi
Recurring
Blaine KiaBlaine Kia
As Minister
Recurring
Taylor WilyTaylor Wily
As Kamekona
Recurring
Teilor GrubbsTeilor Grubbs
As Grace Williams
Recurring
Brendon PaveBrendon Pave
As Local Boy
David Bintliff Johnson, Jr.David Bintliff Johnson, Jr.
As Captain DeMarco
Kelemete MisipekaKelemete Misipeka
As Samoan #1
Lexi HaraLexi Hara
As Local Girl
Patrick CrowleyPatrick Crowley
As Co-Pilot
Sonya SengSonya Seng
As Car Jack Lady
Thomas McCurdyThomas McCurdy
As Jovan Etienne
Main Cast
Alex OAlex O'Loughlin
As Steve McGarrett
Scott CaanScott Caan
As Danny "Danno" Williams
Daniel Dae KimDaniel Dae Kim
As Chin Ho Kelly
Grace ParkGrace Park
As Kona "Kono" Kalakaua

Recap

The scene opens in Pohang, South Korea. At the U.S. military prisoner transport, Steve McGarret is transporting a prisoner via convoy. The prisoner starts to talk and says that he has done his research on Steve as well. Steve’s phone starts ringing and it’s his dad’s phone. Get answers it and it is Victor, the prisoner’s brother. Victor tells that his brother needs to be set free or Steve’s father dies. At the same time they’re tracing the phone that Steve is using. His father tells that he can talk to him and convince him to listen to Victor. Steve’s father talks to him and tells him to not give them anything. In the convoy, the prisoner says “Boom”. Suddenly they are attacked and in the mist of the attack the prisoner gets killed. Victor calls and Steve apologizes, but it’s too late and Victor says that his father’s dead. Victor shoots him. ..

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Black KeysSinister KidScene after Steve & Danny leave Danny's apart.
Cypress HillIt Ain't Nothin' (ft. Young De)When Steve, Danny & Chin meet Kamekona
Cypress HillRise UpSteve, Danny & Chin meet Kono at the beach


Episode Quotes
Governor Pat Jameson: Your father's death was a wake up call to me and every law enforcement agency in Hawaii, which is why I'm putting together a task force and I want you to run it.
Steve: You don't even know me.
Governor Pat Jameson: I know your resume. Anapolis. Five years Naval Intelligence, six years with the SEALs. Your superiors say that you are the best they have ever seen.
Steve: Let me stop you right there. I've been tracking Victor Hesse for five years. If he was bold enough to surface, I promise you, he already has an exit strategy planned and he knows I know it. Which means, I can barely afford the hour it's gonna take to bury my father, let alone stand here talking to you. Excuse me. (Steve starts to walk away from the Governor)
Governor Pat Jameson: I can help you find the son of a bitch! With full immunity and means. (Steve stops and turns around) Your task force will have blanket authority to go after guys like Hesse and get them the hell of my island. Your rules, my backing, no red tape.

Steve: You're very sensitive.
Danny: I'm sensitive, huh? You think I'm sensitive?
Steve: A little bit, you know.
Danny: When did you come to the conclusion that I was sensitive, huh? Was it when a bullet was tearing through my flesh? Is that when I seemed sensitive to you, huh? I am really happy that you are not afraid of anything, ok? I'm glad you have that G.I. Joe, thousand yard stare from chasing shoebombers around the world, ok? But in civilized society, we have rules, alright? It's the unspoken glue that separates us from jackals and hyenas.
Steve: Jackals and hyenas?
Danny: Animal Planet, whatever ok? The point is, Rule Number 1, if you get anybody shot, you APOLOGIZE!
Steve: Sorry!
Danny: You don't wait for a special occasion, ok?
Steve: I'm sorry!
Danny: Like birthdays...
Steve: Sorry.
Danny: ...freaking President's day...
Steve: Hey man, I'm sorry, ok? I said I'm sorry, I'm sincerely sorry. That's what I was trying to tell you. Last year. When this conversation first started.
(After a while)
Danny: Your apology is noted. Acceptance is pending.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperPeter M. Lenkov  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Executive ProducerLen Wiseman  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci  |  Peter M. Lenkov
ProducerPatrick Crowley
Co-ProducerTony Palermo
Associate ProducerPeter Tassler
Production DesignerGary Frutkoff
EditorNicolas De Toth
CastingSarah Katzman  |  Lisa Beach  |  Margaret Doversola
Unit Production ManagerDaniel M. Stillman
First Assistant DirectorMark Cotone
Second Assistant DirectorYumiko Takeya
MusicBrian Tyler (2)  |  Keith Power
Music EditorGary Krause  |  Fay Aiyana
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerKathryn Morrison
Set DecoratorRick Romer
Location ManagerStephanie Spangler
Transportation CoordinatorLeroy Reed
Property MasterScott Maginnis
Construction CoordinatorKen Scaife
Script SupervisorBrenda Lopez
Assistant EditorCharrisma Snyder  |  Cedric Nairn-Smith
Supervising Sound EditorCameron Frankley  |  Jon Mete
Re-Recording MixerGregory H. Watkins  |  J. Stanley Johnston
Director of PhotographyGabriel Beristain
Stunt CoordinatorBrad Martin (2)
Production SupervisorAngela Laprete  |  Rizelle Mendoza
Art DirectorKevin Constant
Sound MixerKirk Francis
Costume SupervisorTammy Hynes
Makeup Department Head Kathleen Freeman (2)
Visual Effects SupervisorMitch Suskin  |  Kevin Blank
Production AccountantEric C. Pike
Chief Lighting TechnicianDanny Eccleston
AssistantRyan Mannix
Casting AssociateJeremy Gordon
Second Unit DirectorBrian Smrz
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Meinardus
Hair Department HeadRita Troy
First Company GripMichael C. Price
Assistant Chief Lighting TechnicianGlenn Moran
Technical ConsultantDavid Bintliff Johnson, Jr.  |  Michael Gilmore
Theme Song ComposerMorton Stevens
Based On The Series Created ByLeonard Freeman (1)
Theme Song Arranged ByBrian Tyler (2)
 
Warning: Hawaii Five-0 season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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