Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Ike Hanau (Instinct)

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Ike Hanau (Instinct)

“Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 20 “Ike Hanau (Instinct)” aired last Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) investigated the accidental death of his best friend’s wife, as his instincts told him that she had been murdered. Meanwhile, on the way to transport a dead body to the Medical Examiner’s van, Dr. Mindy Shaw (Amanda Setton) and Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) got stuck on an elevator. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode opened with Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) and his wife Renee (Michelle Hurd) celebrating the twentieth wedding anniversary of their good friends Clay Maxwell (Mykelti Williamson) and Diane (Kim Wayans) over dinner and drinks. However, the next morning, Lou received a phone call from a distressed Clay who told him that Diane fell off the Kualoa Mountain Ridge while they were hiking there. He then comforted Clay and accompanied him to the Medical Examiner’s office, where Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka) would conduct his examination. However, Renee came to comfort Clay, Lou decided to call up Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) to accompany him back to the ridge as his instincts were telling him that Diane had been murdered by Clay.


Meanwhile, Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) and Dr. Mindy Shaw (Amanda Setton), while transporting their victim, Glenn Hurd, down the elevator to the parking lot, where the van was, the elevator got stuck. They then discovered that the alarm didn’t work and that no one would be able to hear them as everyone was at the main crime scene at the other side of the building.

Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, Lou and Steve listened to the 911 call that Clay had placed. After listening to it, they realized that they couldn’t hear any sounds consistent with exerting any effort to climb down the ridge itself, and they became even more suspicious after discovering that another hiker had placed a 911 call because they had heard Diane scream only once before she fell, and told them that no one had been calling out Diane’s name, which was what a panicking husband would do. However, Clay, after being asked by Lou, told him that he had called out to her around three or four times.

Meanwhile, inside the elevator, Danny started to feel claustrophobic, but Mindy helped him calm down. Later, in order to distract themselves, Mindy started the examination. There, they discovered that someone had tried to remove the bullet that had killed the victim, and Danny preserved a button on the victim’s shirt which had a partial print on it in Mindy’s airtight compact powder case.

Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, Lou told the rest of the team that he knew Clay well as he had been his partner, and had gone to the academy with him, and told them that Clay was a good liar- so good, that he could easily pass a polygraph test, and that is the reason why he believed that Clay was playing them all. Because of that, he asked Renee to steal Clay’s phone while he was sleeping. At first, she was reluctant, but in the end, she trusted Lou’s instincts, and stole it from Clay.

Meanwhile, Office Pua Kai (Shawn Thomsen) realized that Dany and Mindy hadn’t left the building yet, and discovered them trapped inside the elevator. After they got out, they discovered that the print belonged to Glenn’s business partner, who had killed him as Glenn had discovered that his partner had been embezzling money from the company.

Back at Lou’s house, Clay woke up and began to question Renee about where his phone was. Lou then showed up, and brought him to interrogation, where he revealed that he knew that Clay had killed Diane because he had found pictures of the gym trainer that he had been having a year- long affair with. Steve then commended him for not turning a blind eye on what his friend had done, and Lou, upon arriving at home, sat on the front porch and cried into his wife’s arms.

And that was all for the recap on “Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 20 “Ike Hanau (Instinct)”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Hawaii Five-0” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Hawaii Five-0” every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.

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