Chin Ho and Kono begin this eppy by getting involved in a high speed pursuit on a highway. The suspect ends up wrecking and a box flies out of his car in the process. When Kono opens the box she finds… duh, duh duh… a guy’s head.
This was a routine traffic stop that turned into a homicide investigation. The suspect dies before he can tell them much about whose head it is, but he does say a name in Mandarin.
Kono goes to see the man whose rental care was stolen for the chase (it’s Josh!) but he appears to know nothing. Chin Ho rigs the GPS and gets an address where the car was headed. They also locate a Chinese area where the suspect was known. They track down his father and small son, that was the name he muttered before he died. The father comes into identify the body and he tells them his son took a delivery job for a $1000 and the was simply the messenger, not the killer.
Chin and Kono track down the man who belongs to the head, Â a guy named Henry who had cancer. Danno and Steve go the guy’s house and find signs of a struggle and blood plus no signs of his wife. They *69 the last number dialed and get Robert Roman who works at an investment firm and is the victim’s father in law. He acts very suspicious and claims not to know the guy driving the delivery car. When they leave though they see Robert hightailing it out of the building with two large briefcases. They follow him to a dock where he gives a hooded figure the briefcases and the guy pulls out a gun. Steve chases him down and ends up shooting him and it is Spencer, they guy who rented the car.
Robert tells the 5-0 team that this was a kidnapping for ransom and that Henry tried to escape and was therefore executed. The kidnappers still have his daughter and he was trying to pay them off. They find the rest of Henry in a car trunk and a swat team breaks into Spencer’s home where they suspect the daughter (Nicole) might be being held. All they find is the location where Henry lost his head. Danno begins to suspect that Nicole faked her own kidnapping. They track her down at the airport where she is waiting for Spencer so they can fly away to Paris. The evil lady really tests Steve’s patience and Danno takes her away.
Steve goes to visit the driver’s father and son and gives them a letter from the Governor expediting their citizenship. Steve is such a softie!
Not my fave but a good solid episode nonetheless.