Hawaii Five-0

The WORST episodes of Hawaii Five-0

Every episode of Hawaii Five-0 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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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Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane
star
7.16
2147 votes

#1 - Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/29/2013

(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.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Loa Aloha
star
7.39
3114 votes

#2 - Loa Aloha

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/21/2011

(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.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
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Ka Haunaele
star
7.41
1286 votes

#3 - Ka Haunaele

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/15/2016

(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.

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Ma Ke Kahakai
star
7.42
2916 votes

#4 - Ma Ke Kahakai

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/11/2011

(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.

Directors: Larry Teng
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Ho'opa'i
star
7.42
3129 votes

#5 - Ho'opa'i

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/18/2011

(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.

Directors: Duane Clark
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Mohai
star
7.44
2278 votes

#6 - Mohai

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/2012

(Offering) It's Halloween in Hawaii and the clock is ticking when a grisly murder leads the team to a ritualistic killing, and evidence suggests that the killer will soon strike again.

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I 'ika Ka Ao
star
7.45
1331 votes

#7 - I 'ika Ka Ao

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/29/2016

(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.

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Powehiwehi
star
7.45
857 votes

#8 - Powehiwehi

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/2015

(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.

Directors: Peter Weller
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I ho'olulu, ho'ohulei 'ia e ka makani
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7.46
605 votes

#9 - I ho'olulu, ho'ohulei 'ia e ka makani

Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/31/2020

(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. Also, McGarrett enlists Quinn and Tani to help when Eddie the dog suddenly shows signs of PTSD.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Malama Ka Aina
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7.47
4229 votes

#10 - Malama Ka Aina

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2010

(Respect the Land) When an escalating gang war spills into the stands of the local high school football game, injuring several bystanders and killing a gang leader, Five-0 uncovers an unlikely partnership between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob.

Directors: Paul A. Edwards
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Ho'ohuli Na'au
star
7.48
2866 votes

#11 - Ho'ohuli Na'au

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/2/2011

(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.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Lanakila
star
7.48
3679 votes

#12 - Lanakila

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2010

(Victory) Five-0 is tasked with tracking down a violent convict after he breaks from an Island prison in search of his stolen money and kidnaps a young couple on vacation in Waikiki. Meanwhile, McGarrett's estranged sister, Mary Ann, arrives from the mainland.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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He Kane Hewa'ole
star
7.48
3067 votes

#13 - He Kane Hewa'ole

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/17/2011

(An Innocent Man) Five-0 joins the Honolulu Police Department in a high-speed police chase that ends with the driver fatally injured, and a gruesome discovery by the team. The investigation leads to an awkward reunion between Chin Ho and his ex-fiancée.

Directors: Chris Fisher
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Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio
star
7.49
3080 votes

#14 - Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/21/2011

(Heroes and Villains) Five-0 must unravel the mystery of why a mild-mannered sci-fi fan wearing a cape was given truth serum before being tossed out of a 21st-story window.

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E Malama
star
7.49
3056 votes

#15 - E Malama

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/7/2011

(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.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Ka Papahana Holo Pono
star
7.49
1213 votes

#16 - Ka Papahana Holo Pono

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2015

(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.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna
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7.50
1259 votes

#17 - Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2015

(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.

Directors: Joe Dante
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Nalowale
star
7.50
3507 votes

#18 - Nalowale

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2010

(Forgotten/Missing) When the teenage daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines is found dead off the coast of Waikiki, the Governor tasks Five-0 with finding her sister, who was also abducted.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe
star
7.50
728 votes

#19 - Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2018

(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.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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A'ole e 'ōlelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia
star
7.50
1663 votes

#20 - A'ole e 'ōlelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2017

(Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough) McGarrett and Danny recruit Tani Rey to join the task force when diabolical hacker Aaron Wright releases a dangerous arsonist from prison.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Kahu (1)
star
7.51
2126 votes

#21 - Kahu (1)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/2012

(Guardian) After someone foolishly tries to carjack McGarrett, he and Catherine meet a boy whose father is missing and may be in deadly trouble in the backwoods of Oahu.

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Ka Ho'oponopono
star
7.51
2819 votes

#22 - Ka Ho'oponopono

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/2/2012

(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.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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Na pilikua nui
star
7.51
1129 votes

#23 - Na pilikua nui

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2015

(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.

Directors: Joe Dante
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He kaha lu'u ke ala, mai ho'okolo aku
star
7.52
1233 votes

#24 - He kaha lu'u ke ala, mai ho'okolo aku

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2017

(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.

Directors: Ron Underwood
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He kama na ka pueo
star
7.53
680 votes

#25 - He kama na ka pueo

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/12/2019

(Offspring of an Owl) Five-0 investigates the murder of a man whose body may hold the key to a 20-year-old case involving a kidnapped girl whose father never stopped looking for her.

Directors: Jerry Levine
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