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Birds of a Feather... (Lele pū nā manu like) is the 8th episode of Season 9 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Thanksgiving brings Grover's parents and brother Percy, Jr. to Oahu for a visit tainted by sibling rivalry, and Five-0 investigates a thief who is crushed to death by an empty safe.


Five-0 learned that the house had been empty. The homeowner had gone out of town for Thanksgiving vacation and so the thieves were most likely hitting all the homes that were left empty over the holidays. The victim that they found was identified as Michael Chan and it was easy to see what he did as well what his partner did, however, the house showed signs of being burglarized by a second team. It seems that the house had been hit twice since it has been empty and so they had no idea who did what as well as who stole what. This was also around the time for the family football game and they began to miss Lou and Danny. Danny had gone home to New Jersey for the holidays and, while Lou stayed in Hawaii, he was pretty busy with his own family.

Lou’s relatives had all flown in to be with him. He enjoyed having his parents around and so the only problem was his brother Little Percy. Percy used to play tricks on Lou when they were kids and he apparently wasn’t old enough to stop. He poured freezing water on Lou when Lou was having a shower and he also flirted with Lou’s wife. Only for Lou to put his foot down at Percy cooking Thanksgiving dinner because Lou said that as long as it was his house that he was the only one that was going to be cooking dinner. He and Percy had gotten into an argument about it and so their mother had to step in. She said that their boys should cook together and once she spoke there was no changing her mind.

Lou and Percy knew that they would have to share a kitchen, but they didn’t like the idea of working together and so they turned it into a bet. They bet that they would each cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and to make the best happen it was Lou that had to buy everything. His brother didn’t have the money to buy all the ingredients and he sure didn’t have it to buy a turkey at the last minute. He even needed help finding a turkey and so Lou called Kamekona. Kamekona found a live turkey and he warned that the meat was going to be tough because the animal was bred for fighting. The turkey cost three hundred dollars and it was an additional hundred if the brothers wanted the turkey killed, cleaned, and plucked.

Lou stopped laughing after he spent four hundred dollars on a turkey they didn’t need even though a bet was a bet and so Lou dished out the money. He still thought Kamekona had cheated him and he was grumbling about it as his team focused on the thieves. There was one thief that managed to steal the owner’s priceless baseball card collection and so the team checked out hobby shops. Jerry had taken Adam to one when they tried to ask the store owner about it and he ran off. Adam eventually caught up with him in the end because Adam was in much better shape and so the guys got what they wanted. They got back the really expensive baseball card that was stolen and they got a description of their thief.

Junior and Tani’s team had found a store that sold drills at the last minute to one guy and they got a picture of him from the security feed, so Five-0 had its own competition of who could catch the thieves first except Junior and Tani were in the lead with their picture. They showed the picture to the homeowner and he identified the guy as someone he met a homeless shelter. It turns out the guy runs the place and every year the homeowner would write a big fat check that could feed everyone over the holidays yet that changed when the homeowner found a different tax dodge and so the homeless shelter had no one else stepping in. And that’s why the guy stole the baseball card because he knew it would help ensure that no one went hungry for one more year.

Junior and Tani were so moved by the story that they waited until everyone was served before they arrested their culprit and they forgot all about the bet. Lou and his brother forgot about their bet as well because they got into a fight and accidentally ruined both of their dinners. They also set the house on fire and so Lou took his family to Kamekona’s restaurant for Thanksgiving because that was the only way they were ever going to eat. And it was over their generous meal, that Lou and Percy finally put their petty grievances behind them and Lou got Percy a job at Kamekona’s restaurant.


  • The Grover family visits, including his brother Percy Jr. and his parents.
  • Traditional Five-0 ‘family’ football game is played.
  • Adam captures the baseball-card thief when he is running from him and Jerry.
  • Danny Williams is not seen in this episode.

Deaths [1]

  • 1



  • The guest appearance are Louis Gossett Jr. and Gladys Knight.
  • This episode marks the writer debut of Chi McBride (Lou Grover).
  • Despite being credited, Scott Caan do not appear in this episode.



Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A former Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Adam Noshimuri Ian Anthony Dale An associate of the H50 team, and Kono's Ex-husband.
Tani Rey Meaghan Rath Former HPD cadet, who was recruited by H50
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.
Junior Reigns Beulah Koale Former Navy SEAL and turned into Five-0 Task Force
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.
Kamekona Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Dr. Noelani Cunha Kimee Balmilero Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.

Recurring/Guest Starring[]

Name Portrayed by Role
Nahele Huikala Kekoa Kekumano A homeless teenager Steve McGarrett looks out for.
Flippa Tupuola Shawn Mokuahi Garnett An associate of the H50 team, and cousin of Kamekona Tupuola.
Renee Grover Michelle Hurd Lou Grover's wife and mother of his children.
Pua Kai Shawn Thomsen A recruit with Honolulu Police Department.
William Grover Chosen Jacobs Second born child of Lou Grover and his wife Renee Grover
Mamo Kahike Al Harrington Life long resident of Hawaii, and a family friend to Steve McGarrett.
Koa Rey Kunal Sharma Former construction worker and Tani Rey younger brother


Name Portrayed by Role
Percy Lee Grover Jr. Clifton Powell Lou's brother, Will and Sam's uncle
Percy Grover Sr. Louis Gossett Jr. Lou's father and Will and Sam's grandfather
Ella Grover Gladys Knight Lou's mother and Will and Sam's grandmother
Cashier Janice Morimoto A woman who appears in this episode.
John Henman Eli K.M. Foster A man who appears in this episode.
Patrick Hale John Lavelle A man who appears in this episode.
Mrs. Lee Adele Chu A woman who appears in this episode.
Fire Captain Mike Buck A man who appears in this episode.
Shop Owner Kevin Keaveney A man who appears in this episode.

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