First episode of the new year! And it was a good one!
The episode began when Steve is woke up in the night by three ninja guys going through his stuff and they have a particular interest in the infamous Champ box. Loved how Steve anticipated the second guy and took him down by doing some impressive acrobatics but was so intent on seeing the guy’s face that he ended up getting tazed by another one. He is darn lucky they didn’t just shoot him. Why didn’t they anyway? Maybe it would draw too much attention to whatever it is they are trying to cover up.
Steve calls in his team but they know that it will be hard to crack this one since it was a very professional job. Steve remembers though that the only person who knew about the Champ box besides the 5-0 team was his sister Mary. She also had a key. Steve goes over to her home when she doesn’t answer the phone. They find evidence of an abduction and struggle.
They run her called numbers and find an old acquaintance from when they were kids, a surf instructor. The guy tells Steve that Mary came to see him and that he told her the truth of what happened to their mother, death by car bombing. He also tells Steve that he had seen an Asian cop snooping around the car before the explosion. Steve’s dad wanted to keep that secret. Steve is worried that this information is what lead to Mary being kidnapped.
Mary calls Steve from the trunk of a car and they are able to guess on her location. Steve wastes no time and gets a helicopter to take he and Danno up to try and find her. They spot the car and manage to get it to stop. Steve shoots both people in the car and rescues his sister (so heroic and sweet!).
Later on Mary tells Steve that she was bugging HPD to get a police report and get a list of all the cops who were working when her mom was killed. Steve is impressed by her tenacity but fears that the mole inside HPD may have been alerted to her inquiries and told the wrong person. Mary shares with him that she took photos of all the stuff from the Champ box with her phone camera.
With a lead from the autopsy of the two thugs who were driving around with Mary, the team goes after a gang. Steve finds the third guy who abducted his sister (the one missing a tooth). They find the name of a prominent business man (Hiro) on his phone and Steve determines that it was his name that was in the box, written in code. Steve finds him and commences with the threatening only to find Hiro is a good friend of the Governor. They exchange some words later and Steve tells her that Hiro is the head of the Japanese gang terrorizing Hawaii and that when his father uncovered this many years previous they rigged a car bomb to take him out but got Steve’s mother on accident. When Steve tells the Governor about Mary, she starts to believe but she warns Steve that taking Hiro down will be almost impossible.
They immediately begin some stings on the gang operations and Chin Ho finds out that Hiro’s brother was on the force when Steve’s mom was killed. They go to the beach to show his picture to Steve’s surfer friend but while they are there a hit team tries to kill Steve AND his friend cannot make a definitive ID.
Steve ends up arresting Hiro when they find prints on the recovered Champ box but it is doubtful anything will stick. Steve believes he has identified Hiro’s brother but he finds something rather odd about him and the man playing golf with Â with them, Wo Fat. Of course the implication is that this isn’t over by a long shot.
The episode ends with Steve sending his sister away for her protection and with Steve finding out that Hiro’s “brother” was found dead after a car accident.