“Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 1 “Aʻohe Kahi e Peʻe Ai (Nowhere To Hide)” aired on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team dealt with a killer drone intent on murdering random civilians. However, the team must deal with the unexpected, as they come to realize that everything is not what it seems and that the answer was staring them right in the face all along. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a shot of the island of Oahu, and its beaches abandoned in a hurry, just like in a scene from a movie.
Then it flashed back to seven hours ago. Seven hours ago, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin), and his partner Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) were stuck in a mandated annual psychological audit that was ordered by the governor. The psychologist had asked to see bot of them, as she was concerned about several things that Danny had told her, including the fact they never get along. The two of them bickered for the entire session, starting with the fact that Steve always drives Danny’s car. However, Steve shared that the reason why he wants to drive instead of Danny was because he gets carsick. However, Danny, who showed lack of respect for his partner and commander, just laughed at him.
The psychologist asked how the pair met, to which Steve told her that Danny was his first hired for the major crimes task force known as Five-0. However, Danny disagreed with this, as he in fact had no choice but to be his partner. Steve and Danny then told the psychologist how they had recruited their current team which included Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), Office Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) and former SWAT team commander Lou Grover (Chi McBride). Steve also told her that they were more than a task force, as they were “ohana” or family, to which Danny agreed to.
The scene then changed to Diamond Head Trail, where a couple on a romantic get away raced each other to reach the head of the trail. The guy urged his girlfriend on, as he was planning on proposing to her at the end of the trail. However, they stopped in their tracks and were violently gunned down.
At the beach, Kono and her boyfriend Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) got off the ocean after surfing. He then asked her if she had thought more about his proposal to her in the Season 4 finale, but before she could reply, her phone rang. She was told to come in to work. Meanwhile, Chin Ho, got ready to leave his house for Diamond Head Trail. Before he did, he informed the police officer who was watching him, as the police still suspected him of accepting a bribe, that he was heading to Diamond Head Trail.
There, the four were greeted by Lou, Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka) and Dr. Mindy Shaw (Amanda Setton), Max’s new assistant. After the team welcomed Dr. Shaw aboard, they went straight to the investigation.
It turned out that the couple were teachers from the mainland. Aside from the bullets and the casings found in the scene, there were also military issues, which surprised them. Danny found that the male victim had a cell phone on him and discovered that he had managed to take a video of who had killed them — a military drone.
The team was not able to make any headway with the investigation when Steve asked his former colleagues at the military. Danny and Steve then paid a visit to Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), a friend of theirs and a conspiracy theorist. Jerry had been staking out a vintage book shop. He believed that the owner was planning on running a counterfeit money operation, as the bookshop owner had just returned from Dusseldorf, where he bought an entire library of ancient books. According to Jerry, ancient books are made with paper that is good for counterfeiting money. However, the duo were there as they needed Jerry’s opinion on the drone.
According to Jerry, he had heard that the drone was a domestic surveillance drone which was being developed by a local military contractor named Venpax Systems. However, the company was being difficult as what they do has to do with national security. But they ended up cooperating, after Danny and Steve tried to arrest the head of the company, as it would create a black mark on their record. It was then revealed that one of their drones had gone missing three weeks ago and that someone had added the guns to the machine, as the drones originally did not have weapons on them.
Meanwhile, the drone attacked again on Waikiki Beach, injuring many and killing five.
At the Five-0 headquarters, Steve opened the possibility that since the attacks were random, this could be an act of terrorism. As they were discussing this, Jerry entered and informed them that since the engineering of most of the drones was still immature, it would be possible to hijack the drone back using equipment bought at a hardware store, but they had to be at least within 200 yards near it.
The Honolulu Police Department then received a call from someone claiming to be responsible for the attacks, which they patched through to the Five-0 team. Steve talked to the man, who had masked his voice, while Chin Ho tried to get a location on the caller. The caller told them that he sought justice and told them that “America needed to be reminded how it feels like to be terrorized” and that another attack would occur within two hours. Chin Ho was not able to get a location on the anonymous caller. Steve then declared that the entire island was under siege and ordered the evacuation of the island — everyone was ordered to stay indoors and to stay away from windows and doors, leading up to the scenes shown at the beginning of the episode.
Kono told the team that she discovered that the anonymous caller was named Jonathan Redmond, a former employee of Venpax that had been fired because he had stolen some of the company’s hardware three years ago. The company had a file of his voice as Redmond had made harassing phone calls to the company in the past. It turned out that he had served 18 months in jail due to theft and was paroled two weeks prior. However, Lou, Steve and Danny could not find him in his home.
Kono then discovered that there were four deposits in his account totaling up to $500,00 from a local textile company that the CIA believed was a front for the SRS — a group of international terrorists comprised of former Soviet military men and spies. The same company also paid huge amounts to a Lawrence Turner, a systems analyst who worked for military contractors and who had been selling classified information to the SRS. This led the team to believe that the entire operation was just about the money and not ideology.
Jerry then informed the team that with his equipment, and a remote, he would be able to hijack the drone back for them. However, he needed to be close to the drone and that he needed some bait in order to catch them.
Danny and Steve, the bait, took Danny’s car and sped along the island’s streets in order to attract the attention of the drone. However, they were attacked after Steve stopped the car in order to help an old homeless man to get to shelter. Steve was shot in the leg, which allowed Danny to finally be able to get behind the wheel of his own car.
As they had the attention of the drone, Jerry, who was being driven by Lou, struggled to gain control of the drone.
They were then informed by Kono and Chin Ho, who were at the Five-0 headquarters, discovered that a small aircraft was on its way towards town and was planning on landing right in the middle of town. The team then realized that the drone was just a distraction to cover up an aircraft extraction — the SRS were planning on extracting Lawrence Turner, who had been in hiding on Hawaii.
At that same moment, Jerry gained control of the drone and was able to send the coordinates of the location of Redmond to Chin Ho and Kono, who were able to arrest Redmond.
Jerry then took the drone and used it to crash into the airplane as it was about to take off.
Danny and Lou chased Turner’s bodyguards and arrested them, while Steve was successful in arresting Lawrence Turner for espionage.
After Steve was released from the hospital, Kamekona (Taylor Wily) was disappointed that the shot that hit Steve wasn’t fatal. Jerry decided to drive Steve home and invited him to come along on his stakeout, but Steve refused.
At home, Adam once more confronted Kono about her decision regarding his proposal. She told him that she would love to be his wife, but she was worried that they wouldn’t be safe, given everything that had happened to both of them. She was afraid of losing him. To this, he replied that she would never lose him, and the two shared a tender moment on the steps of the house.
At one of the island’s prisons, Chin Ho visited an old friend and asked him to sign an affidavit that said that Chin Ho did not accept the bribe money that his friend was offering to him. However, he was only told by his friend that he would think about it.
Inside the book shop that Jerry was staking out, the owner (Greg Ellis) informed one of his henchmen that Jerry might be a problem if he knew too much about their current plans.
At Danny’s house, Danny was confronted by Michael Reyes, a man who knows his brother, Matty, who was last seen on the run as he had scammed several of his investors and had laundered money for a known cartel in Hawaii. Reyes claimed that Matt had taken something from him and that Danny was going to help him get it back.
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