McGarrett is pulled away from his day off and the prospect of spending the day in bed with his lady love, Catherine. Danny is pulled away from his daughter and the mission before them is to find out who killed the young daughter of a US ambassador to the Philippines, who is vacationing in Hawaii with his family. His two daughters went out to see a movie and never returned. The body of one was found floating in the ocean and the other is still missing.
Max the coroner tells them the dead girl had ruffies in her system and upon viewing surveillance systems they see the girls leaving a club with a young man. They track the pond scum down and see him dropping a ruffie in a young woman’s drink. In a hilarious scene, McGarrett and Danno make him drink up and then they interrogate him with an air horn. He admits to drugging the girls and handing them off to a guy named Ken who pays him 5 grand for every drugged girl he delivers. The 5-0 team decides to drop Kono off (who is faking being drugged) at the usual drop location and see if they can find out what is happening to these girls.
The team follows, guns blazing, and they find many young women being held in various rooms in a warehouse, being used as prostitutes. The other sister is not among them though. Kono gets one of the ring leaders to talk and they find it this was a kidnap and ransom and that the parents are brokering a deal with the kidnappers. They trace the money paid for the abduction and discover that it came from political terrorists who are likely after the father. Steve calls in another favor from Catherine and she uses a satellite system to locate the ransom insurance brokers. They watch a video feed of the ransom deal and when the terrorist demands the location of a weapons military shipment, Steve encourages him via earpiece to agree and ask to see his daughter first. When they have a visual on the girl the 5-0 team moves in. A gunfight ensues but Steve goes Mano-a-mano, putting this case to bed.
The episode wraps up with Mary snooping in Steve’s case file stuff from their father and taking photos of it, which will likely cause some problems in the future. At the same time Steve and Cathrine are sipping wine and grilling HUGE ass steaks on the beach. Yum, yum…
- Mary and Catherine running into each other at Steve’s house.
- The classical pianist/coroner
- Danno detecting that Steve had his Barry White going on the night before
- Mary drinking an entire blender of Margaritas
- Danno watching as Steve kneecaps one of the terrorists
Another formulaic yet interesting episode. It was not my fave but it had some really fun moments. I give it 2 out of 4 Barry White songs.
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