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Hawaii Five-0: Kapu (Forbidden)

Danny and McGarrett investigate the murder of an Oahu University professor whose body is found decomposing in a tub of acid and his boss, his teaching assistant and a student who he busted for cheating are all viable suspects.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 13
Airdate: Monday January 14th, 2013

Director: Steven DePaul
Writer: David Wolkove

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Feb 04, 2013
UK (sky 1) Mar 24, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Sep 12, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 15, 2014


Guest Stars
Andrew Lawrence (1)Andrew Lawrence (1)
As Eric
Brian YangBrian Yang
As Charlie Fong
Taylor WilyTaylor Wily
As Kamekona
Will Yun LeeWill Yun Lee
As Sang Min
Janel ParrishJanel Parrish
As Rebecca 'Becky' Fine
Jeff FaheyJeff Fahey
As Dr. Brian Stevens
Joe PinedaJoe Pineda
As Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jason Parker
Mike C. ManningMike C. Manning
As Jonah Adkins
Patrick PintorPatrick Pintor
As Tyler Brown
Sam Wood (2)Sam Wood (2)
As Fraternity Brother/Voice
Scott Michael MorganScott Michael Morgan
As Patrick Roth
Tuti KanaheleTuti Kanahele
As Village Elder
Ward RobertsWard Roberts
As Bram Helms
Wayne CoitoWayne Coito
As Room Service Attendant
Xander VandenbergXander Vandenberg
As Avery Stephens
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
Masi OkaMasi Oka
As Dr. Max Bergman
Michelle BorthMichelle Borth
As Catherine Rollins


The episode begins with a boy being led through a dark hallway; his hands are toed and head covered with a cloth. The cloth is removed and the boy sees a flash of light in front of him. He then hears a voice and the voice asks him if his name is Jonah Atkins. The voice wants Jonah to beg for his life. The voice then asks him to sing a song from the ‘90s as that is the only thing that would save his life. Jonah attempts to sing “I want it that way”. The lights turn on and it turns out that it was a prank by his friends. They now declare him as the official member of their club. They then ask him to drink 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes. ..

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Episode Notes
A first in television where viewers had to make a vote on who the killer and the ending is in a live event with the ending to be shown after voting.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Backstreet BoysI Want It That WayStudent singing during prank
PoisonUnskinny BopSang Ming singing in the shower

Other Episode Crew

Co-Executive ProducerBryan Spicer  |  Turi Meyer  |  Al Septien  |  Stephanie Sengupta
ProducerJeffrey Downer  |  Bill Haynes (1)
Co-ProducerKyle Harimoto  |  Peter Tassler
Consulting ProducerMichele Fazekas  |  Ken Solarz  |  Tara Butters
Associate ProducerAngela Laprete
Production DesignerKeith Neely
EditorMaja Vrvilo
CastingRachel W. Sutton
Unit Production ManagerCraig Cannold  |  Jeffrey Downer
First Assistant DirectorMichael Neumann
Second Assistant DirectorCarla Bowen
MusicKeith Power  |  Brian Tyler (2)
Music EditorGary Krause
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Set DecoratorJulieann Getman
Location ManagerJim Triplett
Transportation CoordinatorJohn Reed
Property MasterJane Gulick
Construction CoordinatorKevin Wenger
Script SupervisorDiane Frauenholz
Production CoordinatorLisa Lee Mitchell
Assistant EditorFelicia Mignon Livingston
Post Production SupervisorDrew Ysais
Supervising Sound EditorKelly Cabral
Re-Recording MixerAdam Jenkins  |  Andy D'Addario
Director of PhotographyAlan Caso
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Cadiente
Art DirectorScott Meehan
Sound MixerRobert Janiger
Costume SupervisorMichelle Moder  |  Anthony Scarano
Makeup Department Head Jeff Dawn
Production AccountantWilliam Chico Powell
Chief Lighting TechnicianNewton Termeer
AssistantRyan Mannix
Casting AssociateLindsay Jameyson
Special Effects CoordinatorArchie Ahuna  |  John C. Hartigan
Hair Department HeadRita Troy
Supervising EditorMaja Vrvilo
First Company GripAne Tranetzki
Hawaii CastingRachel W. Sutton
Apprentice EditorJohn Pensky
Theme Song ComposerMorton Stevens
Theme Song Arranged ByBrian Tyler (2)
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