Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Ina Paha (If Perhaps)

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Ina Paha (If Perhaps)
Logo from the television program Hawaii Five-0. March 16, 2011. Wikimedia Commons/Xeworlebi

Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 7 “Ina Paha (If Perhaps)” aired last Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.  In this episode, the 100th episode of the series, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) was captured and tortured by Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). He interrogated him regarding the whereabouts of his father as the Five-0 team raced against time to rescue Steve. He experienced several hallucinations in which his father had lived, and in which the rest of those whom he now considered as friends led very different lives. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with the very first scene of the entire series. Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) and his convoy were headed out of North Korea. Previously, Steve had succeeded in capturing Anton Hesse in the country. Hesse is an international criminal whom Steve and his Navy SEAL unit had been hunting down.

While they were headed out of North Korea, Steve got a call from his father in Hawaii and realized immediately that something was wrong. Because of this, he told the other members of his unit in his vehicle to contact the Honolulu Police Department immediately to get to his father’s house quickly. Victor Hesse (James Marsters), Anton’s brother, told Steve to release his brother so that his father would not be killed. At that moment, Victor’s men arrived via helicopter and hit Steve’s convoy. Anton got out of Steve’s grasp. He was shot dead by Steve as Anton had tried to shoot him. Steve then got another call from Victor, who realized that his brother was dead. He then proceeded to shoot John McGarrett (William Sadler). It was prevented from happening as the Honolulu Police Department and Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan) arrived just in time.

At that moment, Steve woke up and found himself in a white room with puncture marks on his arm.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Five-0 team wrapped up a case and caught their suspect. They did it with the help of Sang Min, a criminal who sometimes acts as their informant. Just right after that, Danny received a phone call from the Honolulu Police Department.

He and the rest of the team, Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride), Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) and Lieutenant Detective Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) discovered that Steve had been abducted. From that point on, the entire team raced against the clock to discover and figure out where Steve had gone.

Meanwhile, the room Steve was in went dark; and a video clip of him, his father and his sister Mary playing at the beach played on one of the panels of the room. After the clip had finished, he was drugged as it had come in through the ventilation shaft. While he was on the floor, he saw that someone in a full body armor suit came in before he became unconscious.

He then started to experience hallucinations in which his father had lived, and his team members and friends led very different lives. At a hotel, Lou Grover, who had come to Hawaii for vacation, was upset about it. He told Sergeant Duke Lukela (Dennis Chun) to properly investigate his case because his golf clubs had been stolen.

At the Honolulu Police Department, Steve met Danny. Danny led him to the captain’s office, where his father was being debriefed by his old trainee, Captain Chin Ho Kelly. He was then informed by Danny that Victor was currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

At that moment, Steve woke up in a back room strapped to a chair. He also discovered that an IV with a drug in it was attached to him. A woman then came in and offered some chocolate for him to eat. Instead of swallowing it, he spat it out. She then upped his dosage on the IV drip, and he lost consciousness once again.

He then found himself in the alternate reality. He was dressed in his Navy uniform and was seated in the passenger seat of Danny’s car. They were on the way to the hospital, where Victor was. Along the way, they passed by Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), who was homeless. He constantly talked to himself as he was paranoid about everything. Danny then told him that he was happily married to a woman named Rachel and that he had a daughter named Grace. He also told Steve that he loved Hawaii as he loved the sun and the beaches. Steve then told Danny that he was also seeing someone.

At the hospital, they bumped into Jenna Kaye (Larisa Oleynik). He was inquired at the desk about her fiancée Josh, who had been involved in a bike accident.

At Victor’s hospital room, Danny unplugged the television set, where Victor was watching a commercial which featured a four-time World Surfing Champion Kono Kalakaua. They had gone there as Steve had realized that Victor had outside help in order to learn about his mission to capture Anton and his extraction point. Steve also realized that Victor had probably been ordered to kill his father in exchange or in payment for the delivery of his brother. As Victor was not telling them who had helped him out, Danny told Steve to shut the door to the chagrin of Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka). He proceeded to rip out Victor’s IV and shot him in both his legs. Steve tried to stop Danny but later told him to do whatever he had to do in order to get the information out of him.

As soon as Steve woke up, Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) entered the room and began to waterboard him, all the while asking where his father was. However, Steve insisted that he did not know anything about the whereabouts of Wo Fat’s father.

Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, they asked Sang Min who on the island could have helped Wo Fat pull Steve’s abduction off. They believed that Wo Fat had taken Steve. Kono then asked her boyfriend, Adam Noshimori (Ian Anthony Dale), if he knew a man named Anthony Xiu, who was an investor in one of his father’s companies. However, he had never heard of that name, which turned out to be an alias used by Wo Fat when he worked with Adam’s father. He then promised to look into the name for her.   

Meanwhile, Steve suggested to Wo Fat that he ask Doris McGarrett about the whereabouts of his father. He had known about the two visits she had with Wo Fat while he was in the Colorado Super Maximum prison. Wo Fat then told Steve that he had asked “our mother,” but she had told him that she did not know where Wo Fat’s father was. Steve then told Wo Fat that Doris was not his mother. He had run Wo Fat’s DNA against his and had discovered that they were not related by blood. Afterwards, Steve was injected with a drug, which Wo Fat claimed would help him tell the truth. He then became unconscious and woke up in the white room, where the video clip of the news of his mother’s car accident was playing. He then lost consciousness, as drugged gas came in through the air vents of the room.

Back in the alternate reality, as none of them had heard of Wo Fat before, Danny brought Steve to the  Halawa Correctional Facility to talk with the number one person who knew everything that happened on the island — a head tattooed Kamekona (Taylor Wily). He then gave them information in exchange for fresh shrimp twice a week.

Steve then woke up in pain. Wo Fat had started to resort to electrocution in order to get Steve to talk. After he was injected once again, Steve told Wo Fat that he couldn’t tell him what he did not know.

Back in the alternate reality, Danny and Steve chased down Wo Fat among metal shipping containers at the dock, much like how they had chased down Victor in reality in the very first episode. Wo Fat managed to knock them off of their feet, as he had caused a propane gas container to explode behind them but was ultimately shot dead by Steve. He died before he could tell Steve why he had given the order to kill Steve’s father.

Afterwards, Steve, dressed in his uniform, bid farewell to Danny, who insisted on being called Danno, as he was departing for the Navy once again. Danny then told him that they might have made a great team and that if he ever thought of joining the police, just let Captain Kelly know.

Back in the present, Wo Fat electrocuted Steve again. Steve then told him that he would kill Wo Fat, and then he would find and kill his father. Wo Fat then told him that he would also have to kill his mother as well as she was the one who was more responsible for who he was. He then revealed that Doris had taken care of him as a child for several years, after Doris had killed his mother, who had been a new mother at that time, instead of his father. After the CIA found out about it, they forced her to abandon the child, who was Wo Fat. Therefore, in a sense, both Steve and Wo Fat were brothers as they were cared for by the same woman. Steve then told him that he was telling the truth about not knowing where Wo Fat’s father was, but Wo Fat decided to keep on torturing him about it to make sure.

After Wo Fat had left, Steve found a window of opportunity and used it to knock out the woman administering the drugs to him.

Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, Adam informed them that back then, Wo Fat, posing as Anthony, had an umbrella company under his father’s corporation, which operated a chain of dry cleaners. He then gave them the address for the largest one. They then proceeded to gear up, and entered the shop.

In the back room where Steve was being held, Steve managed to shock Wo Fat, and the two fought with each other. At a certain point, Steve took a lot of Wo Fat’s attacks after he had been injected by Wo Fat again. While they were both on the floor, they lunged for their guns and pointed it at each other. Wo Fat then asked Steve if he was going to kill his brother. Steve then shot Wo Fat after telling him that he was not his brother. Afterwards, he lost consciousness.

As he had lost consciousness, he found himself seated beside his father in their backyard, enjoying themselves and drinking beer with each other.

Back in the present, as soon as he woke up, he asked Danny where his father was. Danny then reminded him that John McGarrett had died four years ago. As they walked out of the room, Steve stared at the now dead Wo Fat.

As they exited the building, a montage of clips from different memorable episodes of the show was shown in order to mark the fact that this was the 100th episode of “Hawaii Five-0."

And that was all for the recap of “Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 7 “Ina Paha (If Perhaps).” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Hawaii Five-0” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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

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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.