“Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 23 “Mo’o’olelo Pu (Sharing Traditions)” aired last Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) went after a familiar face as they investigated a murder related to several drug store heists. Meanwhile, Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) hit stormy weather while circumnavigating the island on a Hawaiian outrigger, which caused the rest of the team to become worried for her safety. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode opened with Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park) in the stormy ocean, trying to get back on her paddle board. However, as soon as she managed to get a grip on the board, the waves and the wind knocked her off.
Thirty six hours earlier, the entire team came to send her off, including her parents, which caused her to become emotional as she was finally fulfilling her mother’s dream of circumnavigating Hawaii on a va’a, or a small outrigger. Before leaving, she reassured them that she would be safe, as she believed that she was going the opposite direction of a storm that was predicted to come.
Afterwards, the team was called to a drug store, the third for that week, that had been hit by a three man crew who stole enough drugs to cook a lot of mathamphetamine or meth.
Meanwhile, because of the storm, Kono’s mast broke, which forced her to gather her most essential items, and pulled herself onto her paddle board. In the morning, she began to paddle north, and saw a seagull in the air, which reminded her of the time when her mother began to teach her, as a young girl, to paddle and surf.
Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, Chin Ho, who was worried that Kono hadn’t checked in with them yet, realized, thanks to the security camera footage, that they were looking for Makai Akana (Philip Moon), whom he had put away years ago for cooking meth. They then paid a visit to his son, Carter Akana (Jordan Rodrigues), who told them that his father had visited for a short while after being released on parole, and left.
The team managed to arrest Makai, who told them that an up and coming drug lord, twenty four year old Willie Moon (Skylar Keiler) had threatened to kill his son if he didn’t cook meth for him. However, it turned out that he had been set up by his son, Carter, who told Chin Ho that his father was dead to him. Chin Ho then advised him to continue on with his life, as he had another chance to redeem himself.
Meanwhile, Kono, who had fallen asleep on the board, woke up to the sound of a helicopter in the sky. She waved her arms and shouted, but they didn’t hear her. She then remembered that after the first time she tried to surf, her mother showed her a group of men who were going off to sail in a va’a. She then managed to catch a fish, which she ate after saying a thanksgiving prayer.
Later that night, Kono managed to call for help on her satellite phone before it was knocked out of her hands. Because of this, Steve, Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan), Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) and Chin Ho went to the Coast Guard, who sent out boats, and helicopters to look for her.
As she struggled to get back on her board, and as she clung to it, she remembered that her mother hadn’t been able to fulfill her dream of sailing around the islands, as she had suffered from an aneurism. After remembering that her mother used to study the stars in the sky to help her in her journey someday, Kono managed to figure out in what direction she should paddle towards.
Meanwhile, Danny spotted the wreckage, and told Chin Ho that there was no sign of the paddleboard. However, they had to turn around as they had to refuel.
The next morning, Kono had a vision of her mother on a surfboard telling her to paddle in her direction. Kono then became frustrated after he mother seemingly disappeared, but after looking up, began to paddle, as she could see land in the distance.
After landing, she walked for a while before a good Samaritan in a car saw her at the roadside. Chin Ho was then informed by this same stranger that Kono was alive and was currently being treated in the hospital.
In the hospital, as she slept, she remembered that her mother, after seeing her depressed, when she was a little girl, as she had fallen off her board, had told her that what always matters is that she should always get back up again, no matter what.
And that was all for the recap on “Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 23 “Mo’o’olelo Pu (Sharing Traditions)”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Hawaii Five-0” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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