The BEST Episodes of Hawaii Five-O
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2019
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
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
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.
#4 - The Golden Noose
Season 12 - Episode 15
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.
#5 - Killer Bee
Season 2 - Episode 18
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.
#6 - Most Likely To Murder
Season 2 - Episode 21
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.
#7 - The Last Eden
Season 3 - Episode 10
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.
#8 - The Grandstand Play (1)
Season 3 - Episode 23
A baseball player, Lon Phillips, brings his backward son to Hawaii to escape threats on his life on the mainland.
#9 - The Grandstand Play (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24
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.
#12 - Love Thy Neighbor -- Take His Wife
Season 8 - Episode 23
Ben Tanaka, a well-known ecologist, seems to be behind the kidnapping of a wealthy land developer's wife, but all is not as it seems and a conspiracy gradually reveals itself.
#13 - Woe To Wo Fat
Season 12 - Episode 20
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.
#14 - F.O.B. Honolulu (2)
Season 3 - Episode 19
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.
#15 - Sweet Terror
Season 2 - Episode 7
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.
#16 - The Double Wall
Season 3 - Episode 14
When a convicted murderer, Harry Kellem, hears a dying man say he committed the crime that Kellem was jailed for, he takes a doctor hostage and McGarrett must negotiate his way out of the situation.
#20 - Run, Johnny, Run
Season 2 - Episode 17
Two military policeman spot John Mala, a man who McGarrett has helped in the past, but who has gone AWOL. One of the policemen is shot, and tensions rise as Five-O and the army police clash in their techniques of investigation and their treatment of the local population.
#21 - The Bomber And Mrs. Moroney
Season 3 - Episode 22
Danno's past comes back to haunt him when the brother of a young boy he shot is released and wants revenge. The brother takes Chin Ho, Jenny and others hostage in McGarrett's office and threatens to blow them up, and Danno must resolve the tense situation.
#22 - The Descent Of The Torches
Season 10 - Episode 5
Five-O must find out whether the death of an archaeologist is linked to his supposed desecration of tomb of King Kamehameha.
#23 - Death Mask
Season 11 - Episode 7
When a street robber claims that he stole King Tutankhamun's mask for fun, McGarrett suspects there is more to the case than simple robbery.
#24 - Leopard On The Rock
Season 2 - Episode 11
When a dictator's plane is diverted to Hawaii as part of a plan to kill him, McGarrett must deal with the complex politics of the situation and protect the hated leader.
#25 - A Bullet For McGarrett
Season 2 - Episode 6
A university professor, Dr. Paul Farrar, is using hypnosis to programme students into becoming assassins. McGarrett uses a policewoman as bait for Dr. Farrar, but the plan goes wrong and her life is put in danger.