Hawaii Five-0

Series 1 - 12. Hana 'A'a Makehewa (Desperate Measures)

Hana 'A'a Makehewa (Desperate Measures)
Radio Times

From being a dependably enjoyable drama, Hawaii Five-0 is starting to move up a gear. Tonight’s story opens with Chin on his knees outside HQ, wearing a bomb collar.

How the mild-mannered cop came to be in this position involves Victor Hesse, the man who killed Steve McGarrett’s father and was thought to be dead. When the police refuse to pay the $10 million ransom for Chin, an alternative – and shocking – source for the cash is suggested...

The McGarrett/Danno bromance is always amusing, but the episode shows how well Chin and cousin Kono work together and, apart from some sickly Christmas clutter, it’s a belter – with another potent sting in the tail.

About this programme

12/24. The killer of McGarrett's father resurfaces and immediately makes his presence known, kidnapping Chin Ho and using the detective to demand a $10million ransom. Amid the chaos, Danny tries to prepare the perfect Christmas for his daughter Grace. Guest starring James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Cast and crew


Steve McGarrett
Alex O'Loughlin
Danny `Danno” Williams
Scott Caan
Chin Ho Kelly
Daniel Dae Kim
Kono Kalakaua
Grace Park
Victor Hesse
James Marsters