This episode begins with an armored truck robbery. The robbers (who were dressed in painter’s uniforms) shoot all three guards and take off with the truck.
After the 5-0 team takes on the case Kono is quick to tell them they can track the money since it was tagged. They track it to a pier and Steve and Kono dive in to find the truck and all the cash all at the bottom of the water. This leaves Steve to think this robbery may not have been about the money.
They run faces of a crew of painters near the heist through facial recognition software and they get a suspect. When they track him down he tells them that he responded to an ad that requested painters be ready and waiting in their painters whites for a job. The 5-0 believes this was part of the heist. They also suspect that another robbery may occur the following day when the city is all but shut down for a large triathlon event.
Steve and Danno go to the hospital where one of the guards is recovering. When they get there the guard has coded and they see a suspicious man in a doctors uniform. He does not respond when they tell him to stop and instead hightails it into the elevator shaft and escapes. From there they visit a chiropractor’s office where the painters ad was placed. They find evidence that the robbers are dopers and athletes who may be running in the triathlon. Chin Ho figures out that they stole the truck to get the video card that was in the black box, which gives them pass codes.
A new lead takes them to a couple who rent a house in Danno’s ex wife’s neighborhood. Danno reluctantly asks his ex if they can conduct their sting from her house which allows them a view of their target. The suspects leave their house and Danno takes that opportunity to look inside. He is interrupted when the other two suspects enter the house. Danno’s ex wife creates a diversion by hitting their front gate and pretending she is tipsy so that he can escape. She also has them write their contact info on a notepad so that she can give Danno the fingerprints.
The next day the triathlon is in full swing. Danno and Steve discover that the suspects tagged 4 other athletes with their own race tracking devices so that it would appear they were racing while they were in fact robbing a local jewelry store. Kono sees them exit the store with fanny packs on and they jump on bikes and join the race. The 5-0 team makes quick work of rounding them up though.
This was a solid and entertaining episode and I liked all the interaction between Danno and his ex… who clearly still care about each other. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.