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Mo'o 'olelo Pu (Sharing Traditions) is the 23rd episode of Season 5 in the remake version on Hawaii Five-0, and 116th episode in the series.


Chin Ho faces an old nemesis while Five-0 tracks down a meth ring associated with a murder. Kono is lost at sea during a solo journey after a violent storm.


Kono decides to circumnavigate the island in the canoe her mother made for the special journey of her people. Chin is worried that a storm is coming but Kono said she planned it so that she'll avoid the storm.

So she goes, but the storm comes early and the boat is wrecked. Kono finds herself alone on the water with only her paddle-board. While struggling to survive, she recalls all the things her mother taught her, which sustains and guides her.

The guys are working a series of robberies at pharmacies. It seems what was taken are what's needed to make meth. Chin knows a meth cook who just got out of Halawa, Makai Akana, who is caught during one of several pharmacy robberies. Chin can't blame him for snapping at cops, but there's more to it. They go to his son who doesn't care about his father. They eventually find the man and see that he's back to his old stuff but claims he had to because blackmailers threatened his teen son Carter, who grow up miserably in bad foster care and is now alone. As it turns out, Makai’s son was behind it all to force his father to cook meth.

Chin, watching the storm, stays worried about Kono. Finally, she gets a call for help through to him, and he and Steve join the Coast Guard for a helicopter search. In the meantime, Kono finds her way to land and is taken to a hospital.


  • Kamekona blows the Pū horn for the start of Kono's journey
  • Kono survives on a paddleboard, and saves herself.
  • Kono's mom had a brain aneurysm back while Kono was attending the police academy. This episode shows many flashbacks while giving its narrative.



(Kawika does the traditional Hawaiian blessing for Kono's a boat)
Dr. Max Bergman: This craft appears to be quite sound and stalwart, Officer Kalakaua. And if you ask my opinion, you'll have no trouble circumnavigating the islands.
Danny Williams: I can get you the same trip for $150. Plus they give you a bag of peanuts.
Kono Kalakaua: Flying is easy. Our ancestors, they connected the islands on a wa'a like this one.
Kawika: Yeah, where's your sense of adventure?
Danny Williams: "Adventure"? No, I.. I work with this guy. (pointing at Steve - Steve holding his goofy grin) I don't need any more adventure. Thanks, though.

(Kono remembering when she was a young girl)
Nani Kalakaua: Hands in the water, Kono. Eyes ahead. Ankles together. That's right. Just like that. Full extension. Shallow strokes. Keep your feet together. You do that, and you can paddle forever.
(young Kono paddles her surfboard and eventually loses her balance and slips off into the water)
(Kono's mom grabs her up and pulls her out of the water)
Nani Kalakaua: Spit it (the water) out. That's it. Good girl. You're okay. (bird cries above) You see that koa'e?
(they both look up to see the bird)
Nani Kalakaua: Watch it fly. The Koa'e 'ula always heads for land with long and graceful strokes. That's how we do it, right?
(young Kono nods)
Nani Kalakaua: You ready?
Young Kono Kalakaua: Yes. (paddling) I'm flying! Mom! I'm flying!
Nani Kalakaua: That's it, Kono! Keep going!
(back to the present - Kono is smiling and paddling)
(while Kono is paddling you hear her mother from her memory - "You got it!")
Adult Kono Kalakaua: (giggling) See this, Mom? I'm flying.
(pull out to see Kono alone in the middle of the water)
Kono Kalakaua: I'm flying, Mom. I'm flying.

Kono Kalakaua: Wow. You don't like the weather in Hawaii, wait ten minutes

Nani Kalakaua: hiki Mai ka malie, a hiki Mai no ka 'ino.
Kono Kalakaua: "Good weather comes, bad weather comes, too."

Nani Kalakaua: You did good, ku'uipo.
Young Kono Kalakaua: I fell.
Nani Kalakaua: You're going to get knocked off your board many times, Kono. The only thing that matters is you get back up.


  • Quotations used during the episode:
    • "Out of water, I am nothing" - Duke Kahanamoku
    • "Pua a'e la ka uwahi o ka moe" (The smoke seen in the dream now rises) - Hawaiian Proverb
    • "Ku I ka mana" (A child behaves like that who reared him) - Hawaiian Saying
    • "A'o i ke koa, e a'o no i ka holo" (When one learns to be a warrior, one mus also learn to run) - Hawaiian Proverb
    • "O na hōkū no na kiu o ka lani" (The stars are for the spies of heaven) - Hawaiian Proverb
      • They font used for this saying improperly displayed a _ for 2 letters in 'hōkū'. It displayed instead 'h_k_'.


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.
Flippa Tupuola Shawn Mokuahi Garnett An associate of the H50 team, and cousin of Kamekona Tupuola.
Grace Williams Teilor Grubbs Danny Williams's daughter and first born child.
Kawika Kala Alexander The leader of the Kapu.


Name Portrayed by Role
Nani Kalakaua Catherine Haena Kim Kono's mother
Makai Akana Philip Moon
Ke'ano Kalakaua Ken Narasaki Kono's father
Carter Akana Jordan Rodrigues
Young Kono Kalakaua Miya Cech
Willie Moon Skylar Keiler

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