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Wawahi moe'uhane (Broken Dreams) is the 10th episode of Season 5 in the remake version of Hawaii Five-0, and 103rd episode in the series.


With the help of a private investigator, Five-0 investigates the murder of a young woman.


Five-0 enlists the help of an old-school private detective to solve the murder of a young woman who was secretly working as an escort. With the help of this ex-HPD officer-turned private detective, Five-0 tries to solve the homicide of a woman who was working for a hula dancing company that was actually a front for an escort service.


  • When McGarrett and Harry Brown question Robert Young after interrupting the meeting he is holding in his office, there are two times where a man in a blue ball cap can be seen in the reflection in the glass over Robert Young’s shoulder. Nobody in the office should be wearing a ball cap that could explain the reflection.
  • Jerry is interviewing for a programming position at a company called Inotech. This may be a reference to Initech from the 1999 cult movie Office Space .
  • Ellie beats Steve in the boxing ring.



Child Ani: And that's why PHP was heavily influenced by C language.
Jerry Ortega: This is so helpful. I really appreciate it, man.
Chin Ho Kelly: Hey, Jer.
Jerry Ortega: Morning, roomie.
Chin Ho Kelly: Hey, what's all this?
Jerry Ortega: Oh, just prepping for my interview at InoTech. Ani here is my I.T. consultant.
Chin Ho Kelly: Wait a minute. Shouldn't you be in school, little man?
Jerry Ortega: Why? Just to be force-fed more misinformation? It can wait. Ani and I have more important things to worry about. This new gig I applied for requires programming skills, and I know nothing about programming.
Chin Ho Kelly: Well, maybe that means you're not the right man for the job.
Jerry Ortega: That's the problem. I'm not the right man for any job. And since my mom took off to Maui, I figure I need at least 50K a year to move out of this place and get my own. Oh, and I need a small loan. Just 20 bucks to pay said I.T. consultant.
Child Ani: The financials that we discussed are non-negotiable, Jerry.
Jerry Ortega: Don't worry. Chin's good for it.
Chin Ho Kelly: Or maybe I just call your parents and let them know you're ditching school.
Child Ani: Shrewd negotiator. Good luck, Jerry.
(Ani leaves)
Jerry Ortega: Well, I got to jet anyways. Oh, listen. If InoTech calls, I was a coder at your company for seven years.
Chin Ho Kelly: What company?
Jerry Ortega: Your global import-export business. By the way, you're incredibly successful.


  • The opening and narrative by a P.I. is directly emulating the film noir Sunset Boulevard (1950) which has a similar intro with a person face down in the pool (the P.I.) but is narrated by said murder victim.


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
Ellie Clayton Mirrah Foulkes A young woman and a state prosecutor.
Dr. Mindy Shaw Amanda Setton Assistant Medical Examiner.

Other Cast[]

Name Portrayed by Role
Annie Reese Carlie Casey A woman who appears in the episode.
Harry Brown William Forsythe A retired private investigator.
David Waring Trevor Kuhn A man who appears in the episode.
Cory Kaniaupio Christopher Latronic A man who appears in the episode.
Brooke's Father Byron Ono Brooke Waikea's father.
Erica Young Grace Phipps A girl who appears in the episode.
Brooke Waiakea Delys Kanemura Recca The murder victim.
Richard Sheridan Eric Roberts A man who appears in the episode.
Kiana Thompson Andrea Roth A woman who appears in the episode.

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