Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Paina’Ole (Not Forgotten)

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Hawaii Five-0 Recap: Paina’Ole (Not Forgotten)
Logo from the television program Hawaii Five-0. March 16, 2011. Wikimedia Commons/Xeworlebi

Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 12 “Paina’Ole (Not Forgotten)“ aired last Friday, Jan 16, 2015, on CBS. In this episode, as the team investigated the murder of a respected neurosurgeon, they uncovered and solved the murders of four juvenile delinquents 40 years ago. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) received a surprise after learning who exactly had stolen his father’s old car; Grace Williams (Teilor Grubbs) was trained by Steve for the President’s Physical Fitness Medal at school; and Captian Lou Grover (Chi McBride) tried to help his daughter get over the trauma of being abducted and witnessing her abductor’s murder. Read on to learn more about this episode.

During the middle of the night, Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) ran to his daughter’s, Samantha’s (Paige Hurd) bedroom after she started screaming. It was due to the fact that she was having nightmares about her abduction by Ian Wright (Nick Jonas) and because she had witnessed his murder. The next morning, Lou went over to Lieutenant Detective Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim). He told him that he was frustrated because he did not like seeing his daughter like that and because he felt “helpless.” However, Chin Ho told him that all she needs is time to heal. He told him that Samantha knew that he was trying everything to keep her safe.

Elsewhere on the island, a neurosurgeon, Dr. Christine Dupont (Sarah Jane Morris) was gunned down by a man at the parking of the prison hospital. She was parking her car in order to go to an important surgery.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett (Alex O’ Loughlin) and Grace Williams (Teilor Grubbs) finished training for the President’s Physical Fitness competition at school. Steve left her alone for a few minutes after he chased after his father’s old car, which had just been stolen. He then reported his car as stolen, and spent the next few days with his partner, Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) being upset at him for leaving Grace all alone for a few minutes.

At the prison hospital’s parking garage, they quickly identified the body as Dr. Christine Dupont, and discovered that whoever had done the deed was a professional. The suspect had left no traces behind except for a bullet, and had avoided all security cameras.

They then questioned Paul Delano (Daniel Baldwin), brother of Frakn Delano (William Baldwin). He was going to be operated on by Dupont as he had a brain aneurism that needed to be treated. He then told him that he did not know who could have done it. However, Lou was able to get a little bit of a lead. It was after Dupont’s husband told him that his wife had been staying later than usual at the hospital. According to her she had to “check on something personal for a patient.”

At the medical examiner’s office, Dr. Max Bergman (Masi Oka), informed Danny and Officer Kono Kalakaua (Grace Park), that the night before Dr. Dupont was murdered, a prisoner named Tahni, who Dr. Dupont treated, had died in the ICU as he had been smothered to death by someone.

At that same time, Steve met up with Sergeant Duke Lukela (Dennis Chun) and Officer Pua Kai (Shawn Anthony Thomsen). They had found his car on the beach, without some of the parts. He then made a solution using car solutions in order to get some prints from the windshield.

Back at the Five-0 Headquarters, they learned that Tahni had been in and out of prison his entire life, starting from the moment he went to the now closed Wailea Reform School when he was a teenager. Kono then informed them that she had discovered that the doctor had been researching on five people, including Walter Russell (Wings Hauser). He was a warden at Wailea the same time that Tahni was there and had been dishonorably discharged from Wailea, one year before Wailea was shut down. They then went to pay him a visit, but as he was off his medications for treating his bipolar and schizophrenic disorders, he stepped into one of his booby traps and died. This made them realize that Walter could not have done it, and his alibi actually checked out.

Back at the headquarters, Kono retrieved an audio file that the doctor had recorded. In it, Tahni told her to record what he was going to say. He then revealed that four of his friends, the boys who had looked after him while he was there had escaped after stealing one of the guards’ cars. However, they were caught soon afterward, and were brought to the school’s basement, which was used as their “solitary confinement.” However, after that, the boys were never seen again, and Tahni said that he had heard Russell talking with a guard nicknamed “Hoo Hoo.” He told Russell that he had made them “disappear.” They then discovered that the man they nicknamed “Hoo Hoo” was Alex Mackey (Gregory Itzin), and they also learned that his car was the car that had been stolen.

Because of this, they decided to pick him up. They brought him over to the Five-0 Headquarters for questioning. At first, he was cocky, but his smile faded after learning that Max and his team had found the remains of the four boys. They had been left to die, as that summer was hot, and the basement had no windows or ventilation. Max ruled it as homicide as they had starved and suffocated to death.

Meanwhile, Pua and Duke caught Nahele Huikala (Kekoa Kekumano), whose mother was dead, and whose father was in prison. It turned out that he had stolen and sold the parts out of desperation and hunger. Steve then ordered them to give him clothes and food. He said that Steve wouldn’t file the official complaint, but would use it the next time he committed a crime. He then got him a job at Kamekona’s shrimp truck. They went to all the “body shops” in town in order to get back the pieces he had sold, and so that they could put the car back together.

Later, they all got together to eat at Kamekona’s to celebrate the fact that Grace had won the President’s Physical Fitness medal. They were later joined by Lou and Samantha. It was after he told her that she needed time to let her trauma and her “mind heal” and reassured her that “they would get through this as a family.”

Because of the fact that Steve had done so much for his car thief, Danny told Steve that he was a “half-baked cookie.” He was soft and warm on the inside, who liked to “fix broken things.” After looking at his team and their families at the table, Steve smiled and agreed with him.

And that was all for the recap on “Hawaii Five-0” Season 5 Episode 12 “Paina’Ole (Not Forgotten).” 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.