‘Hawaii Five-0’ Recap: ‘Hana Keaka (Charade)’

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Hawaii Five-0’ Recap: ‘Hana Keaka (Charade)’
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“Hawaii Five-0” Season 6 Episode 9 “Hana Keaka (Charade)” aired last Friday, November 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM on CBS. In this episode, Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and Eric Russo (Andrew Lawrence) went undercover as a professor and as a student respectively, in order to discover who murdered an economics professor. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) tried to help out Nahele Huikala (Kekoa Kekumano), who was having a difficult time as his recently released father wanted him back in his life. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan) going undercover as Professor Jeffries at Oahu State University while Eric Russo (Andrew Lawrence) went undercover as a student in his class.


The scene then flashes backed to the day before. A ranch hand discovered that her pigs were devouring the body of Professor Elliot Thomas, an economics professor whom all of his students hated.

Meanwhile, the Five-0 team’s monitors had to be recalibrated as it turned out that their plan to use Gabriel Waincroft’s (Christopher Sean) plan against him had backfired. It was especially as Hank Webber (Kristoffer Polaha) had been stabbed to death. Also, Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) informed the team that the persecutor’s office was too eager to put Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) behind bars for twenty-four months, as he had been the son of a yakuza boss.

Then, after discovering that Thomas had been abducted at the school’s parking lot, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) suggested that Danny goes undercover as an economics professor, as he did have a minor in business. However, as they needed someone else to gather information on the students, Eric gladly volunteered to help out and go undercover as a student in the university.

Meanwhile, Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia) babysat the pigs as he had to wait until they excreted the bullet used to kill Thomas while Inspector Abby Dunn (Julie Benz) discovered Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly’s (Daniel Dae Kim) chivalry to her liking.

As the day progressed, both Danny and Eric began to have fun but got nowhere near to finding their killer. The students rejoiced that Thomas was dead, and as they discovered that their two only suspects had no motive to kill Thomas as he was getting fired the next semester.

Kono then discovered that Thomas had suspiciously bought a nail salon that no one went to but churned out a lot of money, and became suspicious of one student named Alfie Tucker (Samuel Larsen), who, according to Eric, was the school’s local dealer.

After discovering the product and a grow lamp in his dorm room, they raided the nail salon and found Alfie trying to torch the product. Later, he then said that a rival gang had done it, as Thomas had been his partner. However, upon discovering that Alfie had frequented a local gun range and had borrowed a gun from them during the window of Thomas’ time of death, and thanks to the bullet extracted from the pig’s excrement, they discovered that Alfie had killed Thomas.


Meanwhile, Steve tried to talk to Nahele Huikala (Kekoa Kekumano), who didn’t want to live with his recently released from prison father, although his father was having a custody hearing done to take him in.

The court ruled that Nahele would stay with his father, but Steve noticed that Nahele was hiding something from him.

It turned out that Nahele had witnessed his father kill a man somewhere in the forest as a child.

After telling Steve where to find the body, which they found, Steve had Sergeant Duke Lukela pick Nahele’s father up.

What did you think about this episode? Do you think Abby and Chin will get together? What do you think about Steve showing his fatherly instincts? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.