Hawaii Five-0

10 Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Hawaii Five-0 - S2E16

#15 - I Helu Pu (Season 2 - Episode 16)

(The Reckoning) When the team almost causes an international incident, Lt. Gov. Denning decides that one of them should be fired; Chin Ho faces the harrowing task of choosing a Valentine's Day gift for Malia.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 431 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E5

#14 - Ma'ema'e (Season 2 - Episode 5)


(Clean) The FIVE-0’s investigation into the murder of the state’s women’s volleyball coach leads them to find out more bad news about Kono, and Chin Ho reconnects with his former fiancée, Malia.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 446 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E3

#13 - Kame'e (Season 2 - Episode 3)

(The Hero) At his mentor's request, McGarrett persuades Max to redo the autopsy on a SEAL, thought to have committed suicide, in order to investigate his murder. Meanwhile, Chin Ho worries about Kono hanging out with a group of dirty ex-cops, including Frank Delano.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 464 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E14

#12 - Pu'olo (Season 2 - Episode 14)


(The Package) Chin Ho shares news about Joe White that rocks McGarrett to his core; Danny is forced to play midwife when his ex goes into early labor.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 417 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E9

#11 - Ike Maka (Season 2 - Episode 9)

(Identity) When the Five-0 discover a John Doe in the trunk of a stolen car, they not only have to find a killer, but also need to figure out who the physically-altered victim was. Meanwhile, a homeless Danno is sleeping on McGarrett’s couch.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 426 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S1E23

#10 - Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau (Season 1 - Episode 23)


(Until the End is Near) With the invaluable information that was shared by Agent Jenna Kaye, Five-0 is closer than ever to capturing Wo Fat. Their mission takes an abrupt turn, however, when Danny is exposed to a lethal neurological agent that presents an even greater threat: bio-terrorism on the island.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 420 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S4E10

#9 - Ho'onani Makuakane (Season 4 - Episode 10)

(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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 676 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E20

#8 - Ha'alele (Season 2 - Episode 20)


(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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 435 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E1

#7 - Ha'i'ole (Season 2 - Episode 1)

(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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 494 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S3E24

#6 - Aloha, Malama Pono (Season 3 - Episode 24)


(Farewell and Take Care) When a plane lands on Oahu with four bodies on board and a missing terrorist detainee, the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding him before he carries out an attack on U.S. soil. Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 567 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E19

#5 - Kalele (Season 2 - Episode 19)

(Faith) When McGarrett's sister is arrested for smuggling diamonds, he enlists the help of an ex-con to set up a sting.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 417 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E22

#4 - Ua Hopu (Season 2 - Episode 22)


(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.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 430 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E10

#3 - Ki'ilua (Season 2 - Episode 10)

(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.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 456 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S1E24

#2 - Oia'i'o (Season 1 - Episode 24)


(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.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 424 votes.

Hawaii Five-0 - S2E23

#1 - Ua Hala (Season 2 - Episode 23)

(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.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 442 votes.

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