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Ke Kinohi (The Beginning) is the 13th episode of the first season in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


The Japanese mafia's possible involvement in the murder of Steve's mother surface after Mary is kidnapped and the Champ box is stolen.


Steve McGarrett awakens to find three masked man breaking into his house with one stealing the spark plug box that contains evidence from the investigation into the death of Steve's mother.

Steve fights back against the men but is tasered, leaving him unconscious.

The next morning, Steve's colleagues, Danny Williams, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua arrive to investigate.

Steve then realizes that his sister, Mary McGarrett may be in danger.

With that, he and Danny race to the house where Mary has been staying, only to discover that she's apparently disappeared with Steve learning that she's actually been kidnapped.

They're soon successful in finding and rescuing Mary.

Furthermore, it's revealed that two of the enemies they killed are members of the Yakuza. Although the box has been stolen, Mary managed to take photos of the items inside the box.

Hawaii Five-0 later storm a gambling den and arrest the third assailant who participated in the raid on Steve's house. Knowing he won't tell them anything, they search his phone history and realize he called Hiro Noshimuri who is believed to be involved in not only Mary's abduction but also McGarrett's mother's death.

Unfortunately, there's also a snag: Hiro is friends with Governor Pat Jameson.

At the H50 office, Jameson warns Steve that if he is to put Noshimuri away, then H50 must find solid evidence of his criminal activities or she will not protect McGarrett from the fallout.

The missing box is eventually uncovered and although the team are able to tie Hiro to Mary's kidnapping, they can't tie Hiro to the murder of Steve's mother.

Hiro is playing golf with Wo Fat when Steve and Chin arrive, arresting Hiro.

Danny later tells Steve that Kouji Noshimuri, Hiro's brother and Steve believes is responsible for killing his mother is dead, having apparently been killed in a car accident.


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  • Bill Meda as Koji Ishikawa
  • Michael Hsia as Takashi
  • Augie Tulba as Kekipi


  • What does Danny eat out of Steve's freezer? Looks almost like a mini candy bar/patty - silver wrapping... which also begs the question - why would Steve have candy in the freezer...
  • Mary is living in a rental house in Kaimuki Hawaii but by the end of the episode is going back to LA to protect her.
  • Steve keeps his work weapon in his bedside table.
  • Steve sleeps in what looks like a SEAL t-shirt and sweatpants.
  • Steve's house looks like it is still "in progress" since the shoot out during Po'ipu. The walls are repaired and painted, but there is minimal furnishings/decorations in that area.
  • Mamo is introduced for the first time.
  • Steve keeps beer in the fridge in his office and gives one to the governor.
  • John McGarrett put Steve and Mary on different planes to the mainland when he sent them away.


Mary McGarrett: Well, I mean, Dad's a cop, you're like a freaking ninja. The least I could do was dial a phone.
Steve McGarrett: You're something else. Hey. I love you and I'm really sorry about what happened to you today.
Mary McGarrett: You know why Dad shipped us away now. It's because Mom was killed. He was trying to protect us.

Steve McGarrett: I want to know everything there is to know about Hiro Noshimuri. Ok. I want to know every business he runs, who all his employees are, all his family members, every friend he has. I want to know where he eats, I want to know where he sleeps, I want it all - Ok. We're gonna tear into this guys life and we're going to rip it all apart.
Danny Williams: I have never liked you more than in this moment, right now. It's beautiful.

Governor Pat Jameson: Is there any beer in this office?
Steve McGarrett: What?
Governor Pat Jameson: I have never known a Navy man, who couldn't find a lady a beer.

Steve McGarrett (to Danny in the car): You know, I never would have left the island. I never would've joined the Navy. Or missed every holiday, every birthday, half of Mary's life... The day that car exploded - it made me who I am.

Hiro Noshimuri: Play though for me McGarrett. I'll be back in a couple of hours.
Danny Williams: A lot can happen in a couple of hours, you know what I mean. It's jail, it ain't the Ritz.

(at the airport)
Mary McGarrett: (walking up to board a plane) This is so stupid. I didn't even want to be here. Now I don't want to go. It was kind of starting to feel like home again.
Steve McGarrett: What are you talking about? This is always gonna be your home. But while Koji's a free man, until this is over and I know it is safe for you to be here...
(Mary tears up)
Mary McGarrett: I'm having a déjà vu moment. It's just like before, when Dad brought both of us here but put us on different planes back to the mainland.
(Mary chuckles at the irony)
Mary McGarrett: (seriously) I haven't talked to you in 10 years, and I never saw Dad again.
Steve McGarrett: Hey... Hey. We're gonna to see each other again, okay? Hey - we will.
(Mary is teary eyed)
Mary McGarrett: Promise?
Steve McGarrett: Yes, I promise.


  • Mamo lived in Steve's neighborhood when he and Mary were children, was the one to teach Steve and Mary how to surf and was one of the Waikiki Beach Boys .
  • Mary flies back to Los Angeles on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 7013.
  • It seems that the other taillight is shown as kicked out at the end of the scene and not the one Mary was positioned to kick out.
  • Steve knows how to ride a motorcycle.

Related Pages[]

  Season 1
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