This episode begins in a bar with a hot young brunette assassin killing a man she met in a bar. The victim was David Atwater, a man who was part of the security detail for General Pak, dictator of Sandimar, who is scheduled to attend a summit in Hawaii. Apparently he was killed just before he could blow the lid on an assassination plot.
After viewing tapes in the hotel they find out the female assassin drugged Atwater so he would miss his meeting and open himself up for the kill. Chin Ho is able to get an address from the woman’s plates and he, Kono, and Steve meet up at the location. They find a large cache of weapons and the body of the female home owner that the assassin killed in order to assume her identity. The team is conflicted after they meet some Sandimar refugees who want to know why the police could possibly protect a man as evil as General Pak.
The 5-0 team also gets a lead on their assassin, who is former CIA. They find her in at an outdoor shopping mall and a chase ensues but she is killed by a bus and thus their only lead in finding out who hired her is gone. The team opts to become part of the security detail to protect the general and Steve rides with the General and family in the lead car. While running a trace on the assassin’s cell phone they find out that she called Nick Taylor, Steve’s military friend who is heading up General Pak’s security. When Kono informs Steve of this detail he tries to evade the hit team but a shoot-out ensues. They get away and the 5-0 team goes into hiding with the General and his family. The team is consoled, however, by the fact that the General is actually in Hawaii to testify about his crimes before the UN and his family is seeking asylum in the US. By protecting him they are actually helping the people of Sandimar, not hurting them.
HPD arrives as backup but they quickly see that it is not HPD at all and they wonder if they will survive the night with a hit squad outside. The 5-0 team gets to see Steve go Captain Commando as he spars with his old friend. Steve makes a tough decision but he kills his friend when push comes to shove.
This episode was fun IMO. I really liked it AND it had the cutest moment I think to date, when Danno told Steve he needed to pick better friends and Steve gave the most adorable smile as he stated that he picked Danno didn’t he, which was met with an equally adorable smile from Danno, who looked almost bashful. So frickin cute I could barely stand it! I give it 4 out of 4 sexy assassins.