The BEST Episodes of Hawaii Five-O
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2021
The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.
#1 - The Payoff
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 1970
McGarrett must apprehend two abductors who are on the run with the proceeds of their crime in order to protect the lives of their co-conspirators.
#2 - F.O.B. Honolulu (1)
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 27, 1971
Wo Fat and other top international agents converge on Hawaii to place bids on printing plates for twenty dollar bills, which are in the possession of a former friend of McGarrett.
#3 - Hookman
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1973
A amputee with no hands sets out to kill every police officer who contributed to his injury, and that includes Steve McGarrett.
#4 - Murder Is A Taxing Affair
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 1973
A corrupt federal agent who is tracking a man under indictment for tax evasion kills him for the $600,000 he is carrying, and then loses the money.
#5 - Woe To Wo Fat
Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 5, 1980
The series concludes with the final showdown between McGarrett and Wo Fat. Three scientists have gone missing. They have one thing in common: they all attended a symposium that discussed a possible space-based, laser defense system. McGarrett impersonates a fourth scientist, Dr. Elton Raintree, who attended the same gathering and is soon abducted. Wo Fat is behind it all and wants the scientists to complete their work and produce such a device.
#6 - Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 1, 1969
When a young female student is found murdered on campus, suspicions fall on her boyfriend but McGarrett senses that something is not right.
#7 - Deathwatch
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 1968
McGarrett must protect a protect a mob underboss so he is able to testify against his superior, Joe Matsukino. However, Matsukino has many tricks up his sleeve to silence his former colleague permanently.
#8 - Killer Bee
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 21, 1970
A psychiatric worker, George Loomis, is trying to drive a fellow Vietnam veteran Ted Frazer crazy in order to cover up the fact that he massacred his own platoon during an action. Loomis kidnaps boys and drugs Frazer to make it look like Frazer is mad and to blame for the tragedy. McGarrett and the team must unravel this web of lies and clear Frazer.
#9 - Most Likely To Murder
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 11, 1970
Lew Morgan and his wife are friends of Danno, but she is murdered, and Morgan sets out to find the culprit. However, his wife seems to be hiding secrets that may have caused her death.
#10 - The Last Eden
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 18, 1970
Five-O search for the criminals who have set up Hawaiian singer and ecologist Jimmy Nuanu as the fall guy for a sewage plant bombing.
#11 - The Grandstand Play (1)
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 3, 1971
A baseball player, Lon Phillips, brings his backward son to Hawaii to escape threats on his life on the mainland.
#12 - The Grandstand Play (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 10, 1971
The son of the baseball player becomes the vital witness in a murder, but he is reluctant to tell either his father or Five-O of the crime.
#13 - I'm A Family Crook -- Don't Shoot!
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 1972
A husband and wife team of scam merchants get caught between some of Hawaii's most powerful mobs.
#15 - Little Girl Blue
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 13, 1973
Two simple criminals kidnap a young girl, and hide out in a bunker at Diamond Head. McGarrett must unravel the reason why they are there and get the girl safely away from them.
#16 - A Lion In The Streets (2)
Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1979
Labouring under a ban on cooperation by native Hawaiians because of a Kahuna, McGarrett must try to prevent war on the streets...
#18 - The Golden Noose
Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 15, 1980
McGarrett is suspicious of an aide who arrives in Hawaii to retrieve millions of dollars held in trust for a Southern Asian state and he must prevent a daring gold robbery.
#20 - F.O.B. Honolulu (2)
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 3, 1971
Five-O must deal with treason, murder and double-crosses in order to solve the case and prevent the U.S. from being flooded by fake currency.
#21 - 'V' For Vashon: The Patriarch (3)
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1972
Dominick Vashon, the patriarch of the clan, makes his attempt to bring down McGarrett and Five-O.
#22 - The Waterfront Steal
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 21, 1975
When Five-O fail to prevent a series of thefts at dockside warehouses, an influential owner creates trouble for McGarrett.
#23 - Sweet Terror
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1969
McGarrett must counter a threat by international terrorist Erich Stoss to use a fungus to wipe out Hawaii's sugar cane, half of the world's supply.