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Dog Days (Nā lā 'īlioo) is the 2nd episode of Season 8 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.

It is also the first episode to have Beulah Koale's character of Junior Reigns in the opening credits and as such, Koale becomes a member of the main cast and also a series regular.


McGarrett and Five-0 work with an injured police dog who is the only witness to an ambushed drug bust. Also, McGarrett is visited by Junior Reigns, a former SEAL, who is looking to join the task force.


Danny discovers even Steve has feelings when insisting to import his uncle's superior New Jersey water 'needed for perfect pizza'. (which is seriously the dumbest waste of money ever for a restaurant's overhead.)

During a failed DEA drug bust, a canine handler is killed and Five-0 teams up with them to prevent the record-size cargo being recuperated by the cartel.

Steve finds the DEA dog shot, and gradually adopts him, as Eddie, while declaring himself a cat lover, but even Lou falls for 'only this' canine.

Just-exited Navy SEAL Junior Reigns turns to McGarrett looking for a job, but it has to be on his team. Steve informs him to have no vacancies, but after Junior insists and washes Five-0 cars, Steve introduces him to Duke Lukela, insisting that to become a part of the task force he must first graduate from the police academy.


  • Kono Kalakaua, Chin Ho Kelly, Rachel Edwards, and Adam Noshimuri were all mentioned, but did not appear.
  • Steve adopts the police patrol dog, Eddie. Eddie seems to be trained as a patrol dog which typically includes protection and apprehension work, along with some scent work (potentially narcotics/bombs/tracking).
  • Steve again drinks his French pressed butter coffee.
  • Steve mentions his age as 41 in this episode. Alex O’Loughlin, who portrays Steve McGarrett, was 41 at the time this episode was filmed and aired, which reinforces the fact that the series adopts a realistic timeline.
  • Junior Reigns is introduced. For Junior to get on Five-0, Steve set it up that Junior will work with Duke to attend, and graduate, from the HPD police academy. (which is kind of hypocritical.)
  • Steve admits to Junior that he is "not on the teams anymore".
  • The human trafficking case has gone federal. The FBI requested that Kono stay on the mainland and work with them until it is done. (To explain the disappearance of Grace Park from the show.)

Deaths [1]



Junior Reigns: Commander McGarrett?
Steve McGarrett: Yes.
Junior Reigns: Special Operator 2nd Class Junior Reigns. It's an honor to meet you, sir.
Steve McGarrett: Nice to meet you, Junior. Please relax. I'm, uh I'm not on the team anymore. What can I do for you?
Junior Reigns: Uh, my Master Chief David Lange always spoke very highly of you.
Steve McGarrett: David Lange?!
Junior Reigns: (chuckling) Yeah.
Steve McGarrett: He's your master chief? He was my dive buddy.
Junior Reigns: He mentioned that. He says you're the best.
Steve McGarrett: Well, don't believe everything David Lange says. When you headed back downrange?
Junior Reigns: Actually, sir, I just processed out.
Steve McGarrett: Out of the Navy?
Junior Reigns: Yes, sir. (chuckles) It's a long story.
Steve McGarrett: I bet it is. When'd you get back from the sandbox?
Junior Reigns: Two hours ago.
Steve McGarrett: I see. Well Special Operator 2nd Class Junior Reigns, I gotta say, I'm intrigued as to why you're standing on my porch this morning.
Junior Reigns: Well, I heard about the task force you run and, you know, the type of work you do, and well, to tell you the truth, I need a job.

Steve McGarrett: What was that all about?
Danny Williams: What was it all about? You were just sitting here listening to my conversation.
Steve McGarrett: No
Danny Williams: What do you mean, what was it all about?
Steve McGarrett: I don't speak Jersey. I tuned out at, uh "disco fries in AC"?
Danny Williams: Dis.. That's when you eat a big pile of french fries with a bunch of stuff on it at 2:00 in the morning. My cousin Leo, he was in Atlantic City last week.
Steve McGarrett: And "tomato pie" is Jersey for pizza-- is that right?
Danny Williams: Yeah, you can make fun. This is good news.
Steve McGarrett: I'm not making f..
Danny Williams: We got good news, okay? Okay.
Steve McGarrett: What is it?
Danny Williams: My.. my my Uncle Vito has agreed to bottle water... bottle tap water for our restaurant.
Steve McGarrett: That's the stupidest thing you've ever said.
Danny Williams: Well, for your information, water is the key to good pizza dough, okay? That's why you can't get a good slice of pizza out here in Hawaii.
Steve McGarrett: Surrounded by water, Danny.
Danny Williams: It's not..
Steve McGarrett: Why do we need more water when we live on an island?
Danny Williams: It's not any water. It's specific water. It's Jersey tap water that has been pumped through-through aged pipes that give you a mineral count that is perfectly bred to make a good piece of pizza. You understand? It..
Steve McGarrett: What?!
Danny Williams: Don't worry. It's well, it's the truth, but don't worry about it. Why don't you just handle management, and I will deal with the recipes.
Steve McGarrett: Are you serious?
Danny Williams: Mm-hmm.
Steve McGarrett: No, I'm gonna have to exercise my veto on this one.
Danny Williams: You don't have a veto.

Steve McGarrett: You asked me to be your business partner. It's like a marriage. It's gotta be 50/50 if it's gonna work.
Danny Williams: What do you know about marriage? You been married?
Steve McGarrett: No, never been divorced, either.
Danny Williams: It's wat.. What do you care where it comes from? It's water. What do you care?
Steve McGarrett: Number one, the shipping costs, but most of all, it's about you not considering my feelings.
Danny Williams: Your feelings?
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, my feelings.
Danny Williams: You're like a sensitive flower. I'm gonna change the subject.
Steve McGarrett: Okay.
Danny Williams: 'Cause I'm very uncomfortable when it comes to your feelings.
Danny Williams: You heard from Kono?
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, I have. Yeah, I spoke to her a couple days ago. Seems like, every time she locks up a perp, they get new Intel that leads to another arrest. She's even brought in Chin's San Fran task force to handle the West Coast operations. What?
Danny Williams: No, it's just weird. I mean, I miss those guys, you know?
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, me too. Look who's a sensitive little flower now.

Danny Williams: How is he?
Steve McGarrett: The shot missed his vitals. Uh, he's gonna need surgery. That's all they know right now.
Danny Williams: Shoot a dog, you're going to hell. Period.
DEA Agent Reid: Gentlemen. I'm Agent Reid.
Steve McGarrett: Nice to meet you. I'm Steve McGarrett. Danny Williams, my partner, Five-O.
Danny Williams: How you doing?
DEA Agent Reid: Eddie's been with us for three years. Before that, he was a war dog stationed in Afghanistan. Survived all that just to get shot on a dock in Oahu.

Roger Niles: I had a partner once. It lasted all of 18 months.
Lou Grover: What happened to him?
Roger Niles: Heart attack. He was 42.
Lou Grover: (quietly to Steve) How old are you?
Steve McGarrett: 41! Okay!

(Breaking plates looking for drugs)
Danny Williams: Should've called my ex-wife. She loves to break stuff. Coffee mugs, ashtrays, all kinds of stuff.

Danny Williams: I want every last one opened up and examined. Okay.
Worker: Does that mean you're gonna break more of my stuff?
Danny Williams: Odds are pretty good, yeah.

Jerry Ortega: We just made the biggest drug bust in Hawaiian history.

Tani Rey: Look who's a dog person now.
Lou Grover: No. I'm a "this dog" person.

Danny Williams: You like this dog, huh?
Steve McGarrett: What?
Danny Williams: I said you like this dog.
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, he's a nice dog.
Danny Williams: No, what I mean is.. you have an attachment to this dog. Which is dangerous because the dog is gonna have a new home soon, right?
Steve McGarrett: That's right. That's right, Danny. And, for the record, I'm not attached.
Danny Williams: Oh, no?
Steve McGarrett: No.
Danny Williams: Oh, okay, 'cause you.. you're chopping free-range chicken
Steve McGarrett: Mm-hmm.
Danny Williams: for the dog, and you're about to put it in your favorite cereal bowl, so..
Steve McGarrett: What am I gonna do, cook two meals? He eats what I eat.
Danny Williams: Okay.
Steve McGarrett: All right.
Danny Williams: I thought you were a cat guy.
Steve McGarrett: I am a cat guy. I maintain that the cat is a far superior animal. And I'll tell you why. Okay? They're more sophisticated.
Danny Williams: Mm-hmm.
Steve McGarrett: They're more cunning. More agile. Self-sufficient.
Danny Williams: Great animals, but still..
Steve McGarrett: (sighs) Look. It's possible that maybe Eddie has grown on me a little bit, all right? What am I gonna do? He's a very sweet dog. Is he not?
Danny Williams: Very sweet dog.
Steve McGarrett: Thank you.

Steve McGarrett: Adam Noshimuri came to visit me this morning.
Danny Williams: Okay.
Steve McGarrett: I guess, uh, Kono's case has gone federal. The FBI want her to stick around, see it through to the end.
Danny Williams: So, what does that mean? When is she coming back?
Steve McGarrett: Not any time soon. Adam's flying out tomorrow to be with her.
Danny Williams: Wow. (sighs) Things are changing, huh?
Steve McGarrett: Yes, they are.


Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A former Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the H50 Task Force and Steve's partner.
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
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.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.


Name Portrayed by Role
DEA Agent Chris Reid Bob McCracken A man who appears in the episode.
Roger Niles Casper Van Dien A man who appears in the episode.
Jesse Berman Shawn McBride A man who appears in the episode.
Paul Lazio Stephen Oyoung A man who appears in the episode.
Kiana Solice Alisa Allapach A woman who appears in the episode.
Eddie ex US Marine and DEA service dog.


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