A tsunami is headed toward Hawaii and the 5-0 team is tasked with finding the guy who heads up the emergency response… he has gone missing. Before we get into the action though we are treated with some fun scenes of Steve and Catherine booking it out of bed to get back to their duties and Steve finding Danno a babysitter for Grace.
Steve and Danno are looking for Dr. Russell, who heads up the Tsunami response unit. The scientific stats for the incoming waves are conflicting and his unit is in a panic without him. To be best prepared for what is coming they need to find him. Upon going to his house they begin to suspect foul play and they wonder about the timing… aka the tsunami expert disappearing the one day they need him most. His daughter interrupts them as they are processing the scene but she knows nothing about his whereabouts.
Chin works his computer magic and finds that the Dr. was alive at 5:30 in the morning when he logged into his system and entered a numeric password twice that was incorrect, followed by his real password. The 5-0 team thinks it may be a message. Steve takes a call from a local Hawaiian friend and his friend insists that there is not going to be a Tsunami. This coupled with the info from Dr. Russell’s assistant makes Steve think that someone is tampering with the satellite data from the buoys to create a fake emergency.
Steve and Danno track down a hacker on a boat in a nearby harbor. The team deduces that this fake emergency was created to hide a crime that has been planned. The hacker was paid 25K to transmit the fake data but she doesn’t know who paid or why. Danno tells her to get to hacking and find out. She is able to pinpoint the place her directives are coming from and Danno and Steve descend. They manage to get the Dr. back and he verifies that the perps wanted the city evacuated but he does not know what they intended.
Chin Ho IDs the man they shot rescuing Dr. Russell and they figure out that the thieves must be after the 28 million that was confiscated when they were last busted.. the same 28 million that Steve and Danno borrowed 10 million from to save Chin’s life a few weeks previous. For a moment Danno suggests they just let them get away with the crime so that the missing money will not be discovered but they decide to do the right thing and try to stop the thieves anyway.
They discover that it was the head of the Coast Guard who is in on this deal and that is who they find in front of the PD. He cleverly put the money in sand bags so that he could come later and collect, without any suspicion on him. He admits that he planned on taking this money as due pay for serving his country but it was taken by HPD unfairly.
Afterwards the 5-0 team plans to be strung up for theft but when McGarrett is called in to speak with the Governor she merely thanks him and tells him all 28 million was recovered. Steve tells the 5-0 team the mystifying news…
A good episode… I really enjoyed it.
And here is a sneak peek from the next episode which I am really looking forward to since it will bring yet another actor famous for playing a vampire… Lorena from True Blood. CBS has a wicked sense of humor with the Moonlight guest stars and all the vampires? Anyone else think they could be doing this on purpose? LOL.