The WORST Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2021
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.
#1 - Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 29, 2013
(Seek Within One's Soul) Five-0 allows a talk show host and her crew to follow them for the day, but the investigation turns dangerous when they have a run-in with Wo Fat.
#2 - Loa Aloha
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 21, 2011
(The Long Goodbye) While Five-0 races to stop a mad bomber before he kills again, Danny gets an unexpected visit from his little brother, Matt, a fun-loving, Wall Street broker. The family reunion is cut short, however, when Danny discovers the real reason that Matt is in Hawaii.
#3 - Ma Ke Kahakai
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 11, 2011
(Shore) While hiking in a remote area of the jungle to see the famed petroglyphs, McGarrett and Danny instead find a homicide victim. Meanwhile, their aunt’s failing health leads Kono and Chin Ho to visit home, where Kono finally learns the truth about the scandal that ended her cousin’s career with the Honolulu Police Department.
#4 - Ho'opa'i
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 18, 2011
(Revenge) When a crime lord moves against the family of an undercover NYPD detective who infiltrated his organization, it’s up to Five-0 to stop the policeman from exacting revenge.
#5 - Ka Haunaele
Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 15, 2016
(Rampage) While Five-0 investigates the theft of a high tech, indestructible suit built for the U.S. military, Jerry helps his sister try to save a captive elephant.
#6 - Mohai
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2012
(Offering) A grisly murder leads Five-0 to discover a ritualistic killing on Halloween, and the evidence suggests that the murderer will soon strike again.
#7 - I 'ika Ka Ao
Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 2016
(For the World to Know) Five-0 tries to save a kidnapped college student from a dangerous vigilante. Meanwhile, Max, Kamekona and Flippa fight to survive after being shipwrecked.
#8 - Powehiwehi
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 6, 2015
(Blackout) While Five-0 hunts for a notorious criminal who has never been seen, Kono must fight for her life when she discovers the villain's identity. Also, Kono confesses to Adam that she's conflicted about their future together because of his ties to his formerly corrupt family business.
#9 - I ho'olulu, ho'ohulei 'ia e ka makani
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 31, 2020
(There Was a Lull, and Then the Wind Began to Blow About) Soon after Danny meets the girl of his dreams, they get into a potentially fatal car accident in an area far from help. McGarrett enlists Quinn and Tani to help when Eddie the dog suddenly shows signs of PTSD.
#10 - Malama Ka Aina
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2010
(Respect the Land) An escalating gang war spills into the stands of a high-school football game, killing several people; an unlikely partnership arises.
#11 - Ho'ohuli Na'au
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 2, 2011
(Close to Heart) It’s the worst kind of overexposure when world-renowned photographer Renny Sinclair is murdered while on assignment in Hawaii shooting the annual swimsuit edition of a top sports magazine.
#12 - Lanakila
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2010
(Victory) A violent convict escapes from prison and kidnaps a young couple on vacation; McGarrett’s estranged sister comes to town.
#13 - He Kane Hewa'ole
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 2011
(An Innocent Man) After a high-speed chase, the team makes a gruesome discovery; Chin Ho and his ex-fiancee are awkwardly reunited.
#14 - Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 21, 2011
(Heroes and Villains) Five-0 combs a convention to find the killer of a sci-fi fan who was thrown out of a high-rise window. A CIA agent who’s interested in the Yakuza that killed McGarrett’s parents shows up in town to meet with Steve.
#15 - E Malama
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 7, 2011
(To Protect) When the sole witness in a high-profile murder case disappears, Five-0 must head into the jungle to locate and protect her from assassins who are closing in fast.
#16 - Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2018
(The Smoke Seen in the Dream Now Rises) McGarrett investigates a cold case from the 1940s, one that his grandfather and the famous Honolulu detective Chang Apana worked on, and he tries to deduce how the case could have been solved. Also, McGarrett and Danny get ready for the opening of their restaurant.
#17 - Nalowale
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2010
(Forgotten/Missing) When the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines is found dead, the governor tasks Five-0 with finding her abducted sister.
#18 - A'ole e 'ōlelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2017
(Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough) The team investigates a world class hacker who turns out to be the brother of serial hacker Ian Wright, who hacks into the Hawaii State prison and releases serial murderer/arsonist Jason DuClair. He soon begins a massive wildfire. With Kono and Chin on the mainland running their own respective task forces, McGarrett and Danny recruit lifeguard and former Police candidate Tani Rey to join the task force to help out but is reluctant to join. Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danny begin to invest in a restaurant.
#19 - Ka Papahana Holo Pono
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2015
(Best Laid Plans) Five-0 investigates when a wealthy recluse is found dead in a remote field with nearly one million dollars in counterfeit bills. Also, Adam is kidnapped by the Yakuza and forced to torture one of Gabriel’s men.
#20 - Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2015
(The Chilling Storm is on the Mountains) While Five-0 investigates a scuba diver’s death from a gun recently used in another murder, McGarrett prepares to propose to Catherine.
#21 - Ka Ho'oponopono
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 2, 2012
(The Fix) When the Five-0 team discover that the murder of a High School girl was a professional hit, they must find out why she was targeted before they can find her killer.
#22 - Kahu (1)
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2012
(Guardian) After a carjack attempt on Steve and Catherine, they meet a boy whose father is missing and could be a grave danger.
#23 - He kaha lu'u ke ala, mai ho'okolo aku
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2017
(The Trail Leads to a Diving Place, Do Not Follow After) McGarrett poses as a pilot to investigate the cause of a plane crash that led to the death of a pilot in an air race.
#24 - Na pilikua nui
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2015
(Monsters) It’s Halloween in O’ahu, and Five-0 must track down a serial killer inspired by Frankenstein. Also, Jerry calls Five-0 for help when an armed gang raids a blood bank, and Danny must track down Grace who lied and snuck out to a Halloween party.
#25 - Ka Hana a ka makua, o ka hana no ia a keiki
Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired May 4, 2018
(What Parents Do, Children Will Do) McGarrett and Five-0 take on the mob when a former boss is killed and Junior’s friend Cammy Lin is on the run after witnessing the hit.