The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left
(Hōlapu ke ahi, koe iho ka lehu)
Season 8, Episode 17
The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left
Air date March 9, 2018
Written by Liz Alper & Ally Seibert
Directed by Maja Vrvilo
Episode Guide
Only the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is


To Do One's Duty

The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left (Hōlapu ke ahi, koe iho ka lehu) is the 17th episode of Season 8 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0.

Synopsis Edit

Adam’s mission to take down organized crime on the Island goes sideways when deadly chlorine gas he was using to bait a big fish falls into the wrong hands. Also, Adam begins to doubt Jessie’s allegiance.

Plot Edit

Notes Edit

Deaths [3]

Quotes Edit

Danny Williams: What if we are the only people left on earth, then what? What are we supposed to do? Repopulate?
Tani Rey: That’s a hard no.

Danny Williams: A big, empty, radioactive wasteland. Just a barren, ugly space, but we will all be safe and cozy in this miserable box. I mean, that sounds worse than death to me, you know? Being stuck in here, respectfully, with all you people. And let okay, you remember, um uh, quarantine? It'd be like that, only forever.

Steve McGarrett: What’s the opposite of a motivational speaker? Cause whatever that’re that.
Lou Grover: “Yeah, I don’t know. No, I...I think my man’s got a point.

Tani Rey: Yeah, I'm going to take the missile.
Steve McGarrett: (barks) I didn't ask you.
Danny Williams: (cheer) To a to a fiery apocalypse.
Danny Williams: Love you.(bump fists)

Lou Grover: Um, well, this here is Officer Tani Rey. And we're with the Five-O Task Force. And today is your lucky day because the boss was in such a good mood, he decided to send over two of the more affable members of the task force just to have a little chat with you.
Criminal: What's that?
Tani Rey: It means service with a smile.

Kazuya Nemoto: I know my rights. I don't have to talk to either of you.
Tani Rey: All right, fine, you can just listen. I mean, after all, we know how this conversation is gonna go, right?
Lou Grover: We do.
Tani Rey: Why don't I help you? We're gonna start by saying that we know that you were responsible for the robbery at I.X. Chemical last night. You're gonna say, ‘What? Me? Pfft. No! I'm not responsible for that’ We're gonna say, ‘€œThat's not what we heard.’€ And then we're gonna show you this. (Video)

Kazuya Nemoto: That dude will say anything to save his ass, but he's got no proof. Plus, you really think the uncorroborated testimony of a guy like that is gonna stand up in a court? Assuming, of course, that he even makes it alive to testify.
Lou Grover: Oh, that's dark.

Lou Grover: You're a marked man now, buddy. Which is good for us, 'cause we got a pool going as to which one of you's gonna drop first, you or Roland. My money's on your ass.

Junior Reigns: Hey, you okay?
Danny Williams: Yeah, I'm fine. What, uh what do you think the symptoms are of being exposed to this stuff?
Junior Reigns: I don't think we were exposed.
Danny Williams: Why-why do you say that?
Junior Reigns: Well, chlorine gas is a lot heavier than oxygen. Unless it was intentionally dispersed, it just settles. Most of it would've just stayed contained inside the van.
Danny Williams: Oh. What, are you an expert now?
Hazmat Tech: All clear. You guys can go in.
Danny Williams: Oh, excuse me. Uh, my friend, he told me that he doesn't think that we got exposed. We were in that house for a little while. I'm curious-- in your expert opinion, what do you think?
Hazmat Tech: You're fine.
(Turns around to see Jr. standing directly behind him)
Danny Williams: What, do you feel like a smart guy now? Like you know everything?
Junior Reigns: No.

Law Student: Hey! You and your friends want to zip it? This is a library.
Tani Rey: Yeah, babe, and this is a badge. You want see the gun?

Odell Martin: Next time you feel the urge to pick up a pair of clippers, don’t. I mean this is...this is a travesty.
Steve McGarrett: What are you talking about?
Odell Martin: You call.

Trivia Edit

  • Taylor Wily, Kimee Balmilero, and Dennis Chun are credited, but do not appear.
  • The nuclear missile warning at the start is a reference to the real life missile warning that happened in Hawaii when the missile alert was mistakenly activated.


Name Portrayed by Role
Steve McGarrett Alex O'Loughlin A former Navy SEAL and the leader of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Danny Williams Scott Caan 2nd-in-command of the H50 Task Force and Steve's partner.
Adam Noshimuri Ian Anthony Dale An associate of the H50 team, and Kono's husband.
Tani Rey Meaghan Rath Former HPD cadet, who was recruited by H50
Jerry Ortega Jorge Garcia A conspiracy expert and an associate of the H50 team.]
Junior Reigns Beulah Koale Navy SEAL and friend of Steve McGarrett
Lou Grover Chi McBride Former leader of the HPD SWAT, and newest member of H50.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Jessie Nomura Christine Ko Adam's new confidential informant
Odell Martin Michael Imperioli Steve's barber who studies law.


Name Portrayed by Role
Doug Manning Rob Duval One of the men behind teh chemical gas
Kevin Randall Sven Lindstrom He's a real estate agent in Waikiki, and was caught in the van
Akani Andrew Kamoku One of the men behind teh chemical gas, but backed out.
Mitchell Joel Himelhoch One of the men behind teh chemical gas, but backed out.
Kazuya Nemoto Desmond Chiam Went behind Hideki's back and sold a couple tanks to someone else.
Denise Randall Ashley Platz Kevin Randall's wife
Roland James Dave Edery One of Hideki's boys.
Dr. Price Joe Pineda Hospital Doctor.
Marshall Friedkin Cari Tanabe The man the team was trying to track down
Assistant Kevin Sun A man who appears in this episode.
Law Student Angie Taylor Anderson A student in the library.
Hazmat Tech Kiana Rivera Informs the team the garage is safe
Guard #1 Craig Davidson A security Guard from the lab.
Guard #2 Michael Rufino A security Guard from the lab.

Video Edit

Related PagesEdit

  Season 8
Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had EnoughYour Knife, My Back. My Gun, Your HeadDog Days
No Matter How Much One Covers a Steaming Imu, The Smoke Will RiseAt Kama'oma'o, The Land of Activities
Unfolded by the Water are the Faces of the FlowersThe Royal Eyes Rest Above
The Trail Leads To A Diving Place; Do Not Follow AfterDeath at SeaThe Future is in the Past
A Tall Tree Stands Above the OthersThe Round UpWhat is Gone is GoneThe Children of Kalaihaohia
A Coral Reef Strengthens out into LandOnly the Stars of Heaven Know Where Pae Is
The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were LeftTo Do One's Duty
No One Has Ever Died For the Mistakes He Has Made; Only Because He Didn't Repent
Kind Is the Bird of KaionaThe Answer to the Riddle is SeenThough the Fish is Well Salted, the Maggots Crawl
What Parents Do, Children Will DoThe Tough Branch That Does Not Break in the Kona GaleAncients Exposed


  1. Fire Will Never Say that It Has Had Enough
  2. Ka Pohaku Kihi Pa'a
  3. Death Count