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Hawaii Five-0: Kupale (Defender)

Five-0 investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found in the jungle near the site of a historical war reenactment.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Airdate: Monday February 20th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Apr 16, 2012
UK (sky 1) Apr 22, 2012
CA (Global) Jul 23, 2012

  • Currently 6.6/10
6.6/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Al HarringtonAl Harrington
As Mamo Kahike
Autumn ReeserAutumn Reeser
As Dr. Gabrielle Asano
Dennis ChunDennis Chun
As Duke Lukela
Leroy Kalama FallauLeroy Kalama Fallau
As Hawaiian Warrior #1
Teilor GrubbsTeilor Grubbs
As Grace Williams
Apolo Anton OhnoApolo Anton Ohno
As Seth Burgess
Christine KaaloaChristine Kaaloa
As Assistant
Erin CardilloErin Cardillo
As Megan Koruba
Jesse HoffmanJesse Hoffman
As Chelsea
Jon "Kiko" KikoJon "Kiko" Kiko
As Hawaiian Warrior #2
Kaiwi Lyman-MersereauKaiwi Lyman-Mersereau
As Kevin Creed
Kimee BalmileroKimee Balmilero
As Allison
Patrick FabianPatrick Fabian
As Tony Dennison
Richard PortnowRichard Portnow
As Ron Sheridan
Main Cast
Alex O'Loughlin
As Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan
As Danny "Danno" Williams
Daniel Dae Kim
As Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park
As Kona "Kono" Kalakaua
Masi Oka
As Dr. Max Bergman
Lauren German
As Lori Weston


The scene opens amidst a small group of urban people, team building is in progress at the Polynesia Islands, when one of the participants is fed up with the idea of keeping at it for days. Josse wants to go partying, but no one else is game with her. She chooses to walk off, and meet the rest of the group later. On her way, she is talking on the phone, and suddenly loses network. Before she knows it, a man in tribal clothing and blood all over him, stumbles out of the woods, and falls flat in front of her. Josse screams out of fear. Meanwhile, Steve returns home, and finds the smoke alarm has gone off. Inside is Danny, cooking. Steve is irate, and when Danny lets on he has got his dog to the house as well, Steve is getting sarcastic. Before long, Steve receives a call. They have found a body. ..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Elvis PresleyRock-a-Hula BabySteve returns home after roll of credits
The Goo Goo DollsThe Best of MeThe Crew at Tropics Bar & Grill
Jimmy CliffWorld Upside DownTeam Building Exercise in Jungle

Warning: Hawaii Five-0 season 2 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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