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. ..Read the full recap
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!
Danny: You don't wait for a special occasion, ok?
Steve: I'm sorry!
Danny: Like birthdays...
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.