Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)
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McGarrett and Catherine go in a secret mission to North Korea to find the body of one of McGarrett's fallen SEAL buddies.


Joe Dante


Roberto Orci (developed by), Alex Kurtzman (developed by) | 4 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ... Danny Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ... Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ... Kono Kalakaua
Masi Oka ... Max Bergman (credit only)
Michelle Borth ... Catherine Rollins
Jimmy Buffett ... Frank Bama
Alan Ritchson ... Freddie Hart
Rick Yune ... Han Ji-Woon
Terry O'Quinn ... Joe White
Robert Picardo ... C.I.A. Man
Larry Wegger Larry Wegger ... Vice Admiral
Harold Sue Harold Sue ... Happy
Steven Matsuno Steven Matsuno ... NK Colonel
Erick Dallas Erick Dallas ... Flight Officer




Steve and Catherine go to Korea to exchange some North Koreans for the remains of an American Steve knows. Shortly after receiving it Steve sees that the body is not of the one he knows. So he goes into Korea accompanied by Catherine to find him. And he recalls their relationship from their days as SEAL trainees till how he ended up in Korea. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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When McGarrett visits the border of the Korean DMZ, the area is shown as a backwards desolate area of the jungle with few people who live and work in wooden structures and shacks. In reality, the DMZ is heavily populated with both military and civilian personnel, and is located in a modern industrial area just north of the South Korean capitol of Seoul. The area is also a cold and dry area of the Korean peninsula and has no jungle type foliage. See more »


Steve McGarrett: We need a contact for gray intel, transpo and party favors. I was wondering if our old friend was still operating along the DMZ.
Joe White: Last I heard he was.
Steve McGarrett: Alright, how do I find him.
Joe White: Look for the bar that's open the longest.
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Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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North Korea is the new "catch-all" enemy.
20 March 2015 | by championbc-99-5005See all my reviews

We have to be politically correct, you know. We can't offend the Arab and Muslim nations any longer, so no more invading of their borders. Then, there are those in South America. Can't bother the Colombians. The "bad guys" we could all be sure to beat up in Hollywood without raising any ire had boiled down to white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Just look at how they changed Tom Clancy's books (I'm mainly thinking "The Sum of All Fears") so as not to offend anyone on Hollywood's protected list.

But those head-shaved religious fanatics who stockpile guns in Idaho have been so over-used that it was getting stale, so Hollywood said, "Okay, we will give you a new one: North Korea." So Five-0 has had a field day with them. If the DMZ ever goes down, McGarrett can do tours. He knows the place really well now. And of course, it's okay to shoot all those North Koreans, so go for it.

And I have to give a special award to McGarrett's favorite squeeze, Catherine Rollins. Oh, I know, she's good at beating people up, survival, shooting people, finding a needle in a haystack with a satellite, and being ever patient with a most un-romantic boyfriend.

But what gets the award is the way this tough female Rambo keeps that "just out of the beauty salon" look. Cross a few muddy jungle patches, dodge a few bullets, beat up a bad guy, survive a car wreck, and that beautiful hair still looks like she just brushed it 100 strokes after rinse and conditioner. And those perfectly penciled eyebrows; lipstick that never disappears, and those beautiful eye lashes.

I don't know what kind of mascara she uses, but I wish it had been around back when Tammy Faye was crying for funds on the PTL Club. It never runs, never looks over- or under-done.

This woman stays immaculately beautiful, whether she's at the console of the battle deck of the USS Enterprise, or beating the snot out of three big guys with guns. That's why she gets the award. Sure Farrah could swim across a river with the other Angels, and her hair still looked great, but she can't hold a candle to Catherine.

If you read this and think I don't love this series, you are wrong. My wife and I are binge-watching them on a streaming service, and enjoying them. There are some great episodes, but these things tend to bother us a little.

But I still give it 5 stars for all the action, followed by some heart-warming sticky sentimentality, both in the heat of battle, and at the very end. Jack Lord didn't cry until season 9 when Chen died. This Steve cries in Season 3. He's just a tender type of guy.

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Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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