Hawaii Five-0

The BEST episodes of Hawaii Five-0

Every episode of Hawaii Five-0 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Hawaii Five-0!

Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returned to Oahu after Hawaii's former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town. Joining McGarrett are Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop; Captain Lou Grover, who formerly headed Hawaii's SWAT unit; Jerry Ortega, the islands' local conspiracy theorist; and Tani Rey, a bold, recent police academy graduate. Helping them is Adam Noshimuri, a friend with old ties to a deadly crime family; Junior Reigns, a former SEAL; Kamekona, a local entrepreneur who has his pulse on the Island; Sgt. Duke Lukela, a trusted member of the HPD; and medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha. The state's brash Five-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, remain determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

Last Updated: 8/4/2022Network: CBS
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Ua Hala
star
8.22
2395 votes

#1 - Ua Hala

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/14/2012

(Death in the Family) Five-0 is in hot pursuit of a shooter who guns down one of their own, while another team member is forced to choose which of their kidnapped loved ones will live.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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Aloha
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8.19
551 votes

#2 - Aloha

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/3/2020

(Goodbye) Danny is abducted and badly wounded by Wo Fat's wife, who is after the cypher Steve's mother left him. Also, Steve finally solves the case his father left for him 10 years ago

Directors: Duane Clark
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Oia'i'o
star
8.05
2965 votes

#3 - Oia'i'o

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/16/2011

(Trust) When Five-0 gets too close to the truth about Wo Fat and his associates, the criminal mastermind retaliates by trying to destroy the team. They’ve always played by their own rules, but when the Governor can no longer protect them, it’s time for Five-0 to pay the consequences of their actions.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Aloha, Malama Pono
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8.01
1943 votes

#4 - Aloha, Malama Pono

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/2013

(Farewell and Take Care) As the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding a dangerous killer loose on the island, Kono goes on the run for a murder she did not commit. Meanwhile, McGarrett's prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Ki'ilua
star
7.97
2877 votes

#5 - Ki'ilua

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/2011

(Deceiver) McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0’s help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiancé hostage. Meanwhile, the Five-0 investigate the murder of an investigative reporter who seems to have ties to Jenna.

Directors: Kate Woods
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Ua Hopu
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7.96
2471 votes

#6 - Ua Hopu

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/7/2012

(Caught) Just as McGarrett finally gets his hands on his arch nemesis Wo Fat in a special ops raid, he’s blindsided when he finds that the Japanese Yakuza is hot on their trail and wants them both dead.

Directors: Larry Teng
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Ho'onani Makuakane
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7.96
1970 votes

#7 - Ho'onani Makuakane

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/13/2013

(Honor Thy Father) The attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran leads Five-0 to use decades old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed within the internment camps on Oahu during World War II.

Directors: Larry Teng
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Ka No'eau
star
7.96
1247 votes

#8 - Ka No'eau

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2014

When a Detroit hit man is taken out by one of his colleagues on the streets of Oahu, Five-0 is shocked to learn the killer's surprising motives. Meanwhile, Chin puts his career on the line to help Danny get the money he needs to save his brother's life.

Directors: Peter Weller
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O ke ali’I wale no ka’u makemake
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7.94
1376 votes

#9 - O ke ali’I wale no ka’u makemake

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/13/2016

(My Desire is Only for the Chief) In order to stop a meth epidemic on the Island, McGarrett and Danny go undercover as pilots, but when McGarrett is seriously wounded, Danny is forced to break their cover and land the plane in order to save his partner’s life.

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Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? (1)
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7.89
650 votes

#10 - Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? (1)

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/3/2020

(Where Were You When the Rain Was Pouring?) When a list of undercover CIA agents is stolen, Steve and Five-0 enlist the help of Magnum, Higgins, Rick, and TC to get it back and protect national security. Also, Higgins gives Tani some personal advice. The crossover continues on Magnum PI S02E12.

Directors: Katie Boyum
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A 'ohe ia e loa'a aku, he ulua kapapa no ka moana
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7.88
559 votes

#11 - A 'ohe ia e loa'a aku, he ulua kapapa no ka moana

Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/27/2020

(He Cannot be Caught for He is an Ulua Fish of the Deep Ocean) After Steve receives a posthumous letter from his mother that contains a cypher, Danny is attacked by someone willing to kill to steal it. Also, Five-0 must help Lincoln Cole, an anonymous good Samaritan who’s in the crosshairs of some very dangerous people.

Directors: Roderick Davis
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Ho'opio
star
7.88
2055 votes

#12 - Ho'opio

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/6/2013

(To Take Captive) When the body of a young girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier is discovered, Five-0 must hunt down the kidnappers who have now taken their next victim. Meanwhile, Kono asks Catherine for a favor that could damage her relationship with Adam.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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Ha'i'ole
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7.88
3097 votes

#13 - Ha'i'ole

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2011

(Unbreakable) While McGarrett sits in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the governor, Danny brings him a surprise visitor to help clear him. Meanwhile, Kono is suspended from the force, pending an internal investigation.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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Ku I Ka Pili Koko
star
7.88
1638 votes

#14 - Ku I Ka Pili Koko

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/11/2014

(Blood Brothers) Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode with McGarrett and Danny trapped inside.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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Ha'alele
star
7.87
2707 votes

#15 - Ha'alele

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/9/2012

(Abandoned) A murder case hits close to home for Max when he is convinced that The Trashman, a serial killer with ties to his past, is on the loose. In order to convince Five-0 of his suspicions, Max reveals shocking information about his childhood.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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O ka Pili 'Ohana ka 'Oi
star
7.87
1546 votes

#16 - O ka Pili 'Ohana ka 'Oi

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/9/2014

(Family Comes First) When Grover's daughter is kidnapped by an old nemesis, he is forced to help steal $100 million in order to get her back. Meanwhile, Wo Fat escapes prison and heads back to Oahu.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Hana Komo Pae
star
7.86
1774 votes

#17 - Hana Komo Pae

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2016

(Rite of Passage) Danny chaperones Grace’s winter formal but terrorists seize the venue and hold everyone hostage in order to kidnap a diplomat’s son. Also, Danny and Grover are shocked to learn that Will is Grace’s secret boyfriend.

Directors: Brad Tanenbaum
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Kanalu Hope Loa
star
7.86
1233 votes

#18 - Kanalu Hope Loa

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2014

(The Last Break) Five-0 investigates when three female thieves unknowingly steal something during a tour bus robbery that makes them a serious target. Meanwhile, Danny searches for his brother’s hidden millions in order to exchange it for his life

Directors: Joe Dante
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Ua 'eha ka 'ili i ka maka o ka ihe
star
7.85
744 votes

#19 - Ua 'eha ka 'ili i ka maka o ka ihe

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2019

(The Skin Has Been Hurt by The Point of The Spear) A new ally helps McGarrett and Five-0 when mob bosses on the island are being targeted by an assassin. Also, Five-0 says goodbye to one of their own.

Directors: Duane Clark
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Wahine'inoloa
star
7.85
2142 votes

#20 - Wahine'inoloa

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2012

(Evil Woman) McGarrett plays cat and mouse with a smart and seductive therapist he believes murdered her patient. Meanwhile, Catherine must hunt down one of Doris's old targets who is now seeking revenge.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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Ua ho'i ka 'opua i Awalua
star
7.85
1779 votes

#21 - Ua ho'i ka 'opua i Awalua

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/2017

(The Clouds Always Return to Awalua) As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island.

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Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi
star
7.84
2303 votes

#22 - Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2013

(We Need Each Another) After McGarrett and Wo Fat narrowly escape from maximum security, gunmen storm Five-0 headquarters, compromising Kono and Adam's secret location in Hong Kong and forcing McGarrett to break the law and turn on his own in order to find a kidnapped Catherine.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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He ke'u na ka 'alae a Hina
star
7.83
1758 votes

#23 - He ke'u na ka 'alae a Hina

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/5/2017

(A Croaking By Hina’s Mudhen) When McGarrett gets a tip that someone is plotting a terrorist attack on Oahu, Five-0 searches for those behind it before it’s too late. Also, Chin and Abby have a very difficult decision to make.

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Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono
star
7.83
1696 votes

#24 - Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/12/2017

(The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness) McGarrett risks his life when Five-0 attempts to rescue young girls trapped in a sex-trafficking ring. Also, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Hana Mao 'ole ka ua o Waianae
star
7.83
698 votes

#25 - Hana Mao 'ole ka ua o Waianae

Season 9 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/17/2019

(Endlessly Pours the Rain of Waianae) Five-0 continues to hunt down escaped criminal Aaron Wright before he can sell cyber-weapons to the highest bidder. Also, the lives of McGarrett and the team are put in danger when a visitor comes to headquarters to make amends.

Directors: Eagle Egilsson
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