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Recap / Hawaii Five 0 S 04 E 01

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Directed by Bryan Spicer

Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, & Peter M. Lenkov

Season 4, Episode 1

Aloha Ke Kahi I Ke Kahi

After McGarrett and Wo Fat narrowly escape from maximum security, gunmen storm Five-0 headquarters, compromising Kono and Adam's secret location and forcing McGarrett to break protocol in order to rescue a kidnapped Catherine.
  • Blatant Lies: After the hostage situation clears, Max tells the team that he wasn't worried at all, Danny tells him he knows he's lying.
  • Car Cushion: While trying to escape by helicopter, Steve manages to knock El Condor off the helicopter and he lands onto a car.
  • Delivery Guy Infiltration: One of the NLM mooks dresses as a pizza delivery guy to enter the Palace.
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  • Drives Like Crazy: Steve drives on the wrong side of the road.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: The NLM blow up Danny's Camaro.
  • Firing in the Air a Lot: Steve does this to jack the SWAT van carrying the thugs from Grover.
  • I Have Your Wife: El Condor calls Steve to let him know that he is holding Catherine hostage and will exchange her for the imprisoned NLM members.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: The terrorists willingly surrender themselves to Five-0, who arrest them promptly. Only for Steve to have to break them out of custody (see I Have Your Wife above).
  • Janitor Impersonation Infiltration: How the NLM infiltrated the Palace. Some of them donned blue "Oahu Power and Water" jumpsuits.
  • Rescue Introduction: Played with. We meet Lou Grover for the first time, Captain of the HPD SWAT responding to the hostage situation at the palace. Five-0 manage to arrest the terrorists and deliver them to Grover.
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  • You Don't Want to Know: Responding to Steve's inquiries regarding his parents' death, Wo Fat says this trope verbatim.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Five-0 give Ricardo Cosi to the NLM, the Bad Boss executes him.
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