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The third season of Hawaii Five-0 premiered on September 24, 2012 on CBS and concluded on May 20, 2013. The season consisted of 24 episodes.


  • From the Region 2 DVD*

The Hawaii Five-0 team is back in action in a season packed with more thrills, chases and unexpected turns than ever before. The Third Season begins with the shocking return of Detective/Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) mother who harbors secrets that could endanger everyone she loves. Meanwhile, the team continues to fight crime and corruption on the islands while struggling to keep their personal lives intact. Kono (Grace Park) continues her relationship with the son of a Yakuza boss; Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) deals with a devastating personal loss and the repercussions of his past and Danny (Scott Caan) must fight to keep his daughter in Hawaii. The adrenaline rush never stops as the Five-0 team pounds their way through all 24 explosive episodes.


Main Cast[]

Recurring Cast[]

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Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
La O Na Makuahine Peter M. Lenkov Bryan Spicer September 24, 2012 01
La O Na Makuahine
Season Premiere. As Steve struggles to come to terms with the news that his supposedly dead mother is alive and also the mysterious "Shelburne", a grief-stricken Chin attempts to cope with his wife's death as the H50 team prepare a final showdown, pitting them against dirty cop Frank Delano and his crew.
Kanalua Joe Halpin Frederick E.O. Toye October 1, 2012 02
As the team seek to find a motive for an art heist that ends in tragedy when the remains of the getaway driver are found, Steve calls on Catherine to protect his mother.
Lana I Ka Moana Elwood Reid Steve Boyum October 8, 2012 03
Lana I Ka Moana
A day out at sea for Steve and Danny turns deadly when they end up being hijacked and left to die in the ocean. In the process, the two soon discover a body on board an abandoned boat which has them realizing that their hijacking may be connected to the victim.
Popilikia Stephanie Sengupta Christine Moore October 15, 2012 04
A polo player is decapitated by garroting wire and as the team investigate, they discover that the death could be connected to be a kidnapping case that occurred ten years ago while Doris McGarrett returns.
Mohai Peter M. Lenkov (Story) & David Wolkove (Story/Teleplay) Jerry Levine November 5, 2012 05
As Hawaii celebrates Halloween, the team investigate the grisly murder of a young college student and discover that the killer may have kidnapped a second victim.
I Ka Wa Mamua Peter M. Lenkov & Ken Solarz (Teleplay) Sylvain White November 12, 2012 06
I Ka Wa Mamua 7
After shooting a terrorist, Danny is forced to remain perfectly still after it's discovered that the terrorist has a bomb that is motion-sensor activated. To take his mind off things, Steve asks Danny to recall a case he worked on in New Jersey and on the day 9/11 occurred.
Ohuna Mike Schaub Larry Teng November 19, 2012 07
As Steve attempts to stage a reunion between his mother and sister, the team investigate the murder of a young computer hacker who was recently released from jail.
Wahine'inoloa Stephanie Sengupta (Story/Teleplay) & Courtney Kemp Agboh (Story) Directed By November 26, 2012 08
Steve clashes with a therapist who he believes may be a murderer responsible for killing her patients.
Ha'awe Make Loa Bill Haynes Gwyneth Horder-Payton December 3, 2012 09
Ha'awe Make Loa
The team investigative the motive for a bank robbery while Danny must protect a Victoria's Secret model from a stalker.
Huaka'I Kula Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters Eric Laneuville December 10, 2012 10
Huaka'I Kula
An Aloha Girls camping trip turns into a nightmare for Steve and Danny when an armed man takes Steve and a little girl hostage while Kono meets Adam's brother.
Kahu Noah Nelson Bryan Spicer December 17, 2012 11
It's Christmas in Hawaii but Steve and Catherine find themselves helping a young boy whose father may be in grave danger.
Kapu David Wolkove Steven DePaul January 14, 2013 12
As the team investigate the death of a college professor. Kono finds herself being given the assignment of guarding a familiar face.
Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make Steve Cwik Bryan Spicer January 20, 2013 13
Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make
Chin is drugged and later awakens in Halawa Correctional Facility where faces from his past return with a vengeance and upon discovering where Chin is, Steve, Danny and Kono launch a rescue operation to save Chin before it's too late.
Hana I Wa 'Ia Mike Schaub Larry Teng January 21, 2013 14
Hana I Wa 'Ia
Governor Denning asks the H50 team to investigate the killing of a local woman who may be connected to a congressman campaigning for re-election while Danny battles to ensure that Grace stays in Hawaii.
Hookman Glen Olson & Rod Baker (Story), Joe Halpin (Teleplay) Peter Weller February 4, 2013 15
A HPD officer is assassinated while serving as an escort at a funeral. As the H50 team investigate, Steve discovers that the killer is a man his father arrested some twenty years ago but things take a turn when the team learn that Steve is one of the targets...
Kekoa Al Septien & Turi Meyer Larry Teng February 11, 2013 16
As the team investigate the murder of a Lua (ancient Hawaiian hand-to-hand combat) master, they realize that Kamekona may be involved while Steve hires a Private Investigator to go after his mother.
Pa'ani Kyle Harimoto & David Wolkove Jeffrey Hunt February 18, 2013 17
As Hawaii gets ready for the All-Pro football game, the team investigate the murder of a tech executive who was shot dead during a tactical ops team building exercise.
Na Ki'i Michael Reisz (Story), Stephanie Sengupta (Teleplay) Duane Clark March 18, 2013 18
Na Ki'i
When a murder victim falls onto Dog the Bounty Hunter's SUV while he and his team are arresting their latest suspect, the H50 team investigate and find that the victim belonged to a roller derby group. But when the leads dry up, Catherine goes in undercover to get more information with things taking a turn for the worse when the team realize that Catherine could be in great danger..
Hoa Pili Richard Arthur (Story), Kyle Harimoto (Story, Teleplay) Jeff Cadiente March 25, 2013 19
Hoa Pili
The team investigate a series of arson fires on a group of boats belonging to the Oahu Shark Tours. When the owner's brother is found dead in a submerged shark cage, the team dig deeper and in the process, uncover a plot of betrayal, greed and murder with Steve, Danny and Chin being forced to fight for their lives after the local Triad arrive while everyone doubts as to whether Kamekona will get his helicopter licence or not.
Olelo Pa'a Peter M. Lenkov & Ken Solarz Joe Dante April 15, 2013 20
Olelo Pa'a - Promotional Images 9
Steve and Catherine head to North Korea to find and bring the remains of one of Steve's fellow Navy SEALs, only to find themselves fighting for their lives against a group of enemies who want them dead.
Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane Bill Haynes Bryan Spicer April 29, 2013 21
Imi Loko Ka 'Uhane - Promotional Images 1
The H50 team allow a talk show host and her crew to follow them while they investigate the death of a man associated with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Ho'opio Peter M. Lenkov (Story), Noah Nelson (Teleplay) Steve Boyum May 6, 2011 22
The team investigate when the body of a girl who had been missing for ten years is discovered with the case hitting close to home for Danny.
He Welo 'oihana Eric Guggenheim Larry Teng May 13, 2013 23
He Welo 'oihana
The team investigate when a security guard's body is found in a small hole, leading them to suspect that the area is a graveyard the Yazuka have been using to dump their victims for the last twenty years while Steve helps his mother with a top-secret operation
Aloha, Malama Pono Peter M. Lenkov & Ken Solarz & David Wolkove Bryan Spicer May 20, 2013 24
Aloha, Malama Pono
Season Finale. The team discover a plane with five bodies on board and soon discover that the killings may be connected to a upcoming terrorist attack.


  • Michelle Borth joins the regular series.
  • Treat Wiliams, Vanessa Marcil and Cynthia Watros would be a guest appearance in this season.

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