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Ho'oma'ike (Unmasked) is the 6th episode of Season 5 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0 and is the 99th episode of the series.


It's Halloween, but the H50 team find their plans being put on hold as they find themselves tackling two separate cases. When Chin, Kono, and Grover investigate the murder of a man who was found in a freezer, they discover a possible connection to a horror movie that was released thirty years ago in 1984. In the meantime, Steve and Danny come to Jerry's aid by helping him investigate Farrow.


On Halloween, British counterfeiter Thomas Farrow has gotten ahold of 'spy' Jerry, tortured his 'incompetent' accomplice in front of the tied-up amateur sleuth and released him, knowing he would go straight to Five-O. Steve now not only believes Jerry, but calls a favor on Ellie, but after failing to produce a search warrant, breaks procedure and finding Farrow's false identity, changing everything into an international terror case.

Meanwhile Chin's half of the team examines several tortured corpses with gruesome trophies cut off, which Max realizes fit a horror cult movie released in 1984, Jack Knife. First victim was stabbed at least 17 times, and his tongue was cut out post-mortem, as a trophy. The second victim, an eye is taken. Thanks to copying the movie, the killings were likely revenge-related, and both victims were the same age. 'Jack' was interrupted during his last kill, but the 3rd victim lost his ears before they saved him. The killer was the son of a kid they'd tormented and strung up overnight in high school, who then strung up his own father for being 'weak'.

Farrow, aka Corrigan, turns out to be working with the IRA, funding them with counterfeit cash.


  • The song playing in the background of the comic book store where Kono and Grover are interviewing a man is Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London.
  • There are several posters placed around the comic book shop of the Amory Wars by Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of Coheed and Cambria.
  • The movie the second victim was watching is the 1981 werewolf movie "The Howling" directed by Joe Dante.

  • Max Bergman always dressed up like a Keanu Reeves characters for Halloween
    • Neo from The Matrix [1]
    • Ted "Theodore" Logan from the 1989 classic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. [2]
    • Siddhartha from 1993's Little Buddha. [3]
    • (Wearing Red jersey with a 9) The character Johnny Utah from the 1991, Point Break. [4]
    • Chevalier Raphael Danceny from 1988's Dangerous Liaisons [5]
    • 'The titular character of the film John Wick [6]



(Danny sitting at his spot at the Amelia Earhart Lookout. Steve joins him.)
Steve McGarrett: Hey.
Danny Williams: Hey.
Steve McGarrett: (sighs) Your flight landed hours ago. I swung by your place, tried calling you a bunch.
Danny Williams: Yeah, I didn't feel like, uh, going home yet, you know?
Steve McGarrett: Yeah, I figured. I figured, then I remembered you telling me about this place. Said it was a special spot for you. (concerned) How are your folks holding up?
Danny Williams: You know, my mom's, uh, just walking around the house, um like a zombie... she ain't put two words together. My dad, he's uh, putting on a, a brave face. You know.
Steve McGarrett: (worried) How you doing?
Danny Williams: (lies) I'm all right.
Steve McGarrett: You know, it's not your fault, Dan.
Danny Williams: I don't know about that.
Steve McGarrett: The coroner told us Matt was dead before Marco even got to the island.
(flashback to Matty getting on the plane)
Danny Williams: Matty. Matthew Williams! Hey!
(end flashback)
Danny Williams: (guiltily) Think about it like this. Three years ago, if I didn't let my brother get on that plane, right now, he's sitting in jail, not in the ground, right?
Steve McGarrett: What are you doing? Don't do that, man. Don't do that.
Danny Williams: It's true
Steve McGarrett: Don't do that, man.
Danny Williams: It's true. It's the truth.
Steve McGarrett: What, are you gonna second-guess every decision you make? (trying to connect) I did that with my old man, Danny. I did that with Freddie, too. The truth is I could never have saved either of them. (understanding where Danny is at in his head) Don't do that to yourself.
(Danny nods trying to accept the advice but having a hard time doing it)

Chin Ho Kelly: Your kids trick-or-treating tonight?
Lou Grover: Well, Samantha's a little old for it, and after what she went through, you know, she still likes to stay close to home. But the boy... might as well be the Super Bowl tonight. Been gearing up for it for weeks. I paid $50 just for his costume alone. He's only gonna wear it once. All this for a pile of candy we're only gonna throw in the trash.
Chin Ho Kelly: Come on, now, be honest. All that candy doesn't get thrown away.
Lou Grover: Well, the house gets its rake. But, uh, mostly Twix.

Dr. Max Bergman: Gentlemen, the good news is our homicide victim is well-preserved. The bad news - it's below zero.
Lou Grover: (Pffts) You know what we call below zero in Chicago? April.

Danny Williams: Why has it not showed up on the radar, yet?
Jerry Ortega: Well, you heard McGarrett, the guy's former military. Which means we could be dealing with a highly skilled individual. Fluent in spycraft, capable of creating a ghost identity that can withstand any background checks. My money's on him being an MI-6 bad-ass. That's British Secret Intelligence Service.
Danny Williams: I know. I've seen James Bond.
Steve McGarrett: All right. Interpol came up empty on Farrow.
Jerry Ortega: What about the Brits?
Steve McGarrett: I sent his photo to their Ministry of Defense. They said they'd run it up the chain but it may take some time.
Jerry Ortega: And you bought that? It's 2014, any kid with a cell phone can do a facial rec and I.D. They're stalling.
Danny Williams: Wait a minute.. if Farrow's government knows that he was, uh, counterfeiting cash on U.S. soil, maybe they're not so eager to claim him.
Steve McGarrett: True.
Jerry Ortega: Hey, can you guys manage here without me?
(Steve gives the "Really?!" look)
Danny Williams: (sarcastically) No.
Jerry Ortega: Well, you're gonna have to. I have a British source. He's kind of my one-stop-shop for all Brit-related Intel. We also watch Doctor Who together.
(Jerry leaves)
Steve McGarrett: Huh.

Steve McGarrett: (to Jerry) Okay, now you can say, "I told you so."
Jerry Ortega: Do I get a badge now?
Steve McGarrett: No.
Jerry Ortega: Come on, we got a sweet track record, you and I.
Steve McGarrett: (smirking) We'll see.

(Steve at a bait shop notices a man walking away from the shop after buying bait)
Steve McGarrett: Eric Dickerson?
Eric Dickerson: Yes.
Steve McGarrett: (fanboy) Huge fan.
Eric Dickerson: Thank you.
Steve McGarrett: Huge fan. Sir, you set the all-time single season rushing record in your second year. I mean, that's.. it's insane.
Eric Dickerson: 30 years still holding up.
Steve McGarrett: A.P. came pretty close two years ago though. You must have been sweating that out.
Eric Dickerson: Nah. Would've been good for the league, but between me and you...
Steve McGarrett: Yeah
Eric Dickerson: (quietly) I love my record.
Steve McGarrett: Awesome. That's awesome. Hey, uh, what brings you to the island?
Eric Dickerson: The Ono. I come every fall for some fishing.
Steve McGarrett: All right. I got to tell you, my buddy's a huge football fan. He's gonna be pretty jealous when he learns that I met you.
Eric Dickerson: (mischievously) Let's take a picture and rub it in.
Steve McGarrett: (incredulous/excited) Really?
Eric Dickerson: Yeah.
(Steve pulls out his cellphone)
Steve McGarrett: Man, this is cool.
(Steve holds up his cellphone for a selfie with Eric Dickerson)
Steve McGarrett: All right. You ready?
(Steve takes the picture)
(cut to Danny at five-0 HQ looking at his cellphone)
Danny Williams: Eric Dickerson. You gotta be kidding me. Unbelievable.



Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force and Steve's partner.
Chin Ho Kelly Daniel Dae Kim A member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Kono Kalakaua Grace Park Youngest member Five-0 Task Force and Chin's cousin.
Dr. Max Bergman Masi Oka Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT team, now a member of the H50.

Recurring/Guest Starring[]

Name Portrayed by Role
Kamekona Taylor Wily An associate of the H50 team, and owner of The Shrimp Truck.
Thomas Farrow Greg Ellis A criminal whose real name is William Corrigan, a British special forces operative who was dishonorably discharged in 2004 for attacking a suspected rebel village against orders.
Ellie Clayton Mirrah Foulkes A state prosecutor.
Sgt. Duke Lukela Dennis Chun Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department.
Lieutenant Colin Helms Matthew Lund An officer.

Other Cast[]

Name Portrayed by Role
Brad Weiss David DeLuise A man who appears in the episode.
Teddy Wes Robinson A man who appears in the episode.
Aaron Cole Laiman Severson A man who appears in the episode.
Eric Dickerson Himself A real-life man associated with the NFL.

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