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Gone on the Road from which There Is No Returning (Hala i ke ala o'i'ole mai) is the 11th episode of Season 9 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


Still reeling from the murder of one of their ohana, Steve and his ex-girlfriend Catherine, along with Danny, Junior and some old friends, Harry Langford and Wade Gutches hunt down the killer. Also, Tani and Grover investigate when a bag of human bones, discovered inside an abandoned storage locker goes missing.


McGarrett had taken some time off work in order to get answers out of Gregors Thomsen. Gregers Thomsen was a Danish lawyer hired by Omar Hassan to kill McGarrett and the other Seals involved in a black op in Afghanistan in 2002. The team had all been recently killed off and now it was just McGarrett left. He wanted to get justice for them and to do that he needed answers. At some point Catherine had joined Steve at the ranch, although we don’t know how or when. Steve was caught torturing the man when Danny showed up after a month to see if Steve was okay. Danny had wanted to be there for McGarrett and so he went out to Joe’s ranch to check on him, but everything changed once he saw what condition Thomsen was in.

McGarrett was blurring the lines between justice and revenge when another crime occurred. There was a situation with two brothers who bid on a deserted storage locker and found a bag full of remains inside. The brothers had tried doing the right thing and they called Noelani who was a friend of a friend, but by the time she showed up at the crime scene, someone had assassinated both brothers and took the remains. It seems the storage locker had belonged to the killer. He or she must have come back for their stuff and had killed the only two people that could describe the remains.

Noelani called Five-0 and she got half the team. Junior had joined McGarrett and Danny and the guys had rounded up a small group of elite forces to go after Omar Hassan. Hassan was unfortunately in Laos and was living on a secure compound. So until he was either killed or extracted, there was little chance the guys would return in time to assist with the latest case. It all came down to Lou, Tani, and Adam. The trio looked into the name that was on the storage locker and unfortunately it had been a bust. The killer had used an alias and so they didn’t have a name for their killer or their victim. And worse they didn’t have a photo.

There were no security cameras for the team to check. What did they have were fingerprints matching the same person and oddly enough they found love letters from high school. The trio figured the letters must have meant something to the killer and that he was possibly the guy mentioned. The letter was addressed to Woody and so he could have held onto those letters out of sentiment. Only the team also found a used lipstick in the boxes and they got a DNA match from that. It belonged to Carol Bukele and she couldn’t possibly be their killer because she died five years ago in a car accident, but she could have known the killer.

The team looked into Carol. She was from Canton, Ohio and so odds are the killer originated from there as well. Woody also held onto a bowling championship trophy and a distinctive bowling ball. The team searched public records in Canton and they found their “Woody”. His real name was Alexander Woods and he disappeared a year ago. He disappeared around the same time his failing company was about to go belly up and so the team believed that Woody might have been their victim rather than their killer. There was no trace of him since his disappearance and in the meantime, his partner had had the company all to himself.

It was a bait and tackle shop. Woody’s partner closed the place not long after Woody’s disappearance and was able to settle the debts as well as earn a tidy sum for his troubles. This partner went on to be caught with an unlicensed gun and had been in prison for the last twelve months. He was recently released a day ago and his prison time would explain why whoever owned the storage locker had failed to maintain payments but was soon at the scene when he found out someone had bought his stuff. The business partner didn’t even need to confess because the trio had had enough on him to arrest him. And so it turns out they hadn’t needed the others still in Laos.

It was the others that actually needed them. Especially during a few hits and misses that could have ended the whole thing and it was a good thing the guys got lucky. The team in Laos had used Hassan’s own lawyer to find out where Hassan was hiding and McGarrett had gone in guns blazing. He wanted to catch Hassan alive because Hassan could hopefully lead them to Greer, but his hesitation in killing Hassan hadn’t been Hassan’s plan. Hassan would rather die than go to jail and so he begged McGarrett to kill him despite his own son being in the room. It would have started up the nasty cycle all over again and so McGarrett refused.

McGarrett wanted Greer and eventually, he got the answers he needed. He and Catherine later tracked down the fallen CIA agent and had been forced to kill her but it hadn’t been McGarrett that took the shot. It had been Catherine. Catherine remembered when she and McGarrett first started dating that Greer had tried to warn her off. It seems the woman had been jealous of McGarrett moving on and had wanted to spite him. But Catherine had ignored Greer’s jealousy and neither she nor McGarrett regretted their relationship. In this episode, it was obvious that their relationship had deepened and matured, and would continue in their lives.

It had been Joe that set them up and that’s something they would always be thankful for.


  • Joe White was mentioned.
  • Steve not only shows his dark side, but lets it out fully for the interrogation of Gregers Thomsen.
  • The Coast Guard C-130 is from Barber's Point which is in Hawaii not in Montana (where the only airbase is Mahlstrom) as the episode indicates.
  • In the flashback where Greer and Catherine meet, Greer calls Catherine "lieutenant" even though Catherine is wearing an ensign's shoulder boards.
  • When Catherine raises her hands after capture, her thumbs are through holes in the sleeves from the front, but not when seen in the reverse angle from behind.
  • Duke Lukela, Jerry Ortega and Kamekona Tupuola were not seen in this episode.

Deaths [1]

  • 2 killed inside the storage
  • Agent Greer was killed by Catherine Rollins.





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.
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
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.
Dr. Noelani Cunha Kimee Balmilero Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.

Recurring/Guest Starring[]

Name Portrayed by Role
Agent Greer Rochelle Aytes CIA Agent, and had a short fling with Steve many years ago.
Catherine Rollins Michelle Borth Former Navy Lieutenant, and Steve McGarrett's ex-girlfriend.
Harry Langford Chris Vance Rogue MI-6 Agent.
Wade Gutches Dave Keith


Name Portrayed by Role
Lucia Bama Kristen Dalton A woman who appears in this episode.
Gregers Thomsen Andrew Grant A man who appears in this episode.
Bryan Lee Junot Lee A man who appears in this episode.
Ben Lee Kevin Young A man who appears in this episode.
Manager Harold Bayang A man who appears in this episode.
Dimitri Theo Coumbis A man who appears in this episode.
Omar Hassan Ben Youcef The son of the man Steve's SEAL team killed in Morroco.
Detective Vatsana Bokeo Christine Umipeg-Apilado A woman who appears in this episode.
Banker Sandra Lebat A woman who appears in this episode.
Tyler Sayles Nicholas B. Gianforti A man who appears in this episode.
Wife Yasmin Dar Hassan's wife.
5-year old son Gianluca Fasi Hassan's son.
Guard #1 Joe Phanphengdy A man who appears in this episode.

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