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Pahele (Trap) is the 11th episode of the second season in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.


When a busload of children go missing, Five-0 must rescue the children and find those responsible.


Governor Samuel Denning holds a press conference with Denning revealing a large cocaine shipment was obtained in a previous bust.

In attendance are the members of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force: Steve McGarrett, Danny Williams, Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua.

However, during the press conference, a group hijack a bus containing young school children.

It's soon revealed that the group work for a drug cartel and the group are demanding the shipment of cocaine in exchange for the children.

Steve soon brings the shipment to a van which is later blown up with the team realizing that with the van and shipment of cocaine having been destroyed, the case against the leader of the cartel will most likely be dismissed.

The team are eventually successful in tracking down the school bus which is in a cement factory. They also rescue the children and kill all the members of the drug cartel with the children being reunited with their parents.

One of the fathers of the kidnapped children later identifies one of the heads of the drug cartel with the head being arrested.

Meanwhile, as a result of events in the previous episode, Joe White is Court-martialed and forced into early retirement much to Steve's distress although White continues investigating Shelburne who according to White is the only person Wo Fat fears.

White is later seen calling an unidentified person and informing them that they need to move before revealing that Steve's getting too close to the investigation.


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Also starring[]

Guest starring[]


  • Erin Wong as Ms. Christie
  • Christina Simpkins as Mrs. Schafer
  • Ingo Rademacher as Malcolm Schafer
  • Kalama Epstein as Jason Schafer
  • Christopher Simms as Captain Grant Matthews
  • Chester Tripp as Freddy
  • Mike Hipa as Jay Katsu
  • David Lee Mcinnis as Ken Nakoa
  • Erik Hidaka as Parent #1
  • Linda Jameson as Parent #2
  • Eddy Gudoy as Driver


  • Danny is wearing a tie for the press conference being held by Gov. Sam Denning. First time in the second season.
  • LT Commander Joe White at his board of inquiry was "given an opportunity for early retirement with full benefits" for rescuing Steve McGarrett from North Korea on an unsanctioned covert trip into a hostile foreign nation placing himself and the classified information he has in his head in danger.
  • Yakuza member, Adam Noshimuri is introduced.
  • Steve knows how to drive a school bus.
  • Chin knows how to work a front loader.

Deaths [1] [2]


Governor Sam Denning: Three days ago, the Five-O task force seized $80 million worth of cocaine being smuggled into Honolulu Harbor on a Colombian fishing vessel.
Steve McGarrett: I see you broke out the formal wear, too, huh?
Danny Williams: Dog and pony show - perfect occasion to wear a tie.
Kono Kalakaua: I always liked the tie.

Head of a Judicial Review Board: We have heard the testimony from Lieutenant Commander McGarrett about your actions in Korea. If his account is accurate, which we are here to verify, then this board has the utmost respect for your bravery and heroism.
LT CDR Joe White: Thank you, sir.
Head of a Judicial Review Board: Is it true you led four civilians into enemy territory and extracted the area with zero personnel casualties?
LT CDR Joe White: Yes, sir.
Head of a Judicial Review Board: You engaged an enemy who outnumbered and out armed you, and you were victorious?
LT CDR Joe White: Yes, sir. "Adapt and overcome," that's our motto.
Head of a Judicial Review Board: And you entered hostile territory on a decommissioned helicopter that by most estimates would be considered un-maneuverable, let alone battle-ready?
LT CDR Joe White: I had the help of an experienced civilian pilot, sir.
Head of a Judicial Review Board: You're saying you proceeded without the aid of any other active members of the military?
LT CDR Joe White: Yes, sir.
Head of a Judicial Review Board: Lieutenant Commander, under most circumstances, I would be pinning a Silver Star to your lapel. Unfortunately, those are not the circumstances we find ourselves in today. Is there anything you'd like to say in your defense?
LT CDR Joe White: Lieutenant Commander McGarrett was in trouble. I did what was needed to get him home. I would do it again if I had to.

Steve McGarrett: This my fault, Joe.
Joe White: No, my actions are my responsibility. So how about you treat me to a shrimp jumbalaya, and we'll call it square?
Steve McGarrett: Let me tell you something, okay? You're the only man on the planet who would see shrimp jambalya as a fair trade to the end of his career, you know that?

Lori Weston: Ken Nakoa. We just put him away for carjacking.
Danny Williams: Nice to see that our justice system is following through
Chin Ho Kelly: Yeah, he's out on bail. But he's wearing a court ordered ankle monitor.

Governor Sam Denning: What makes you think if you deliver they'll release the hostages?
Steve McGarrett: ...We don't.
Lori Weston: But right now, it's the only way we can buy enough time to find those kids.

Steve McGarrett: Book 'em, Danno.
Danny Williams: You gonna start that again?


  • This episode marks the first appearance Ian Anthony Dale as Yakuza member and future H50 Task Force Adam Noshimuri.
  • Masi Oka is credited, but does not appear.
  • Lauren German and Aimee Garcia would later appear together in the Fox / Netflix series Lucifer.


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