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Hawaii Five-0: La O Na Makuahine (Mother's Day)

Following McGarrett’s mother’s surprise return and Chin’s gut-wrenching decision, the team is determined to track down Wo Fat and Delano for killing an important member of their family.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Monday September 24th, 2012

Director: Bryan Spicer
Writer: Peter M. Lenkov

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Oct 01, 2012
UK (sky 1) Jan 06, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Jun 27, 2013

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (10 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Christine Lahti
As Doris McGarrett

Guest Stars
Dennis Chun
As Sgt. Duke Lukela
Ian Anthony Dale
As Adam Noshimuri
Karl Herlinger (2)
As "Toothpick/Devon Akina"
Mark Dacascos
As Wo Fat
Reiko Aylesworth
As Malia Kelly
Ryan Moniz
As Paramedic #1
Spam Laupola
As Guard
Taylor Wily
As Kamekona
William Baldwin
As Frank Delano
Jo-Jo Abuan
As Paramedic #2
Kimo Moore
As Sergeant Kane
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
Michelle Borth
As Catherine Rollins


The episode begins with the med team arriving at Kelly’s house to revive his wife. Meanwhile, we see that Adam pulls Kono out of the water. Kono regains consciousness but Malia doesn’t respond to the med team’s efforts; she passes away. In Japan, Steve wants answers from his mother. He is shocked to learn that Shelby isn’t her real name; it is a cover. She was a spy for an agency that reported directly to the Pentagon. And killing Wo Fat’s father was an assignment. She then got married and resigned from the agency. She could change her name but not her past. That is why she pretended to be dead. She did this to protect her family. Steve is furious...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Electric Light OrchestraEvil Woman 

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperPeter M. Lenkov  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman
Executive ProducerAlex Kurtzman  |  Elwood Reid  |  Roberto Orci  |  Peter M. Lenkov
Co-Executive ProducerBryan Spicer  |  Jeffrey Downer  |  Stephanie Sengupta  |  Courtney Kemp
ProducerBill Haynes (1)
Co-ProducerKyle Harimoto  |  Peter Tassler
Consulting ProducerMichele Fazekas  |  Tara Butters
Production DesignerKeith Neely
EditorMaja Vrvilo
MusicKeith Power  |  Brian Tyler (2)
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Based On The Series Created ByLeonard Freeman (1)
Warning: Hawaii Five-0 season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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