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Hawaii Five-0 ends its Sixth Season with a two-part season finale. Both offer tense episodes with membres of Five-0 in grave danger, although it appears the whole team will make it back for another season (now that the show has been officially renewed by CBS). “Pa’a Ka ‘ipuka I Ka ‘Upena Nananana” wraps up the Gabriel Waincroft (Christopher Sean) storyline as the would-be super-villain gets himself shot by a scared junkie and hunted by the agents of Michelle Shioma (Michelle Krusiec). Despite putting their lives between Waincroft and the Yakuza assassins, Five-0 is ultimately unable to save the life of their enemy.

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A few familiar faces return, and a new important supporting character is introduced, in an episode that sets up storylines well beyond next week’s two-part season finale. “Pilina Koko” hits close to home for one member of Five-0 when a woman is found murdered in her own home. While cleaning up the crime scene Hirsch (Willie Garson) is attacked by the sole witness to the crime, a thief who saw a targeted execution of the woman who was once Gabriel Waincroft‘s (Christopher Sean) girlfriend. Leaving behind a young daughter, Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) discovers he has a niece he never knew about.

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Five-0 is called in when a babysitter (Cassi Thomson) is abducted by a vigilante targeting those who have gotten away with crimes. Given the abductor’s technical expertise, Five-0 calls in their own part-time computer genius allowing Martin Starr to return to the show as Toast, who McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) sadly rips away from his all-too-brief encounter with the alluring Ciara Hanna.

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Adam‘s (Ian Anthony Dale) prison stay gets a bit more interesting with news of Gabriel Waincroft‘s (Christopher Sean) visit to the prison reaches not only Five-0 but also the new head (Michelle Krusiec) of the Yakuza in Hawaii who goes to great lengths to makes sure Adam turns up dead before working for her competition. When arranging a situation where the prison would have to evacuated and then hitting the bus Adam is on with an IED doesn’t end up killing the target, Yakuza hitmen are sent into the jungle after Adam and five other fleeing convicts.

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When two men turn up in the ocean, one of who was officially executed years ago, both tied to a ship officially in dry dock for the last decade, Five-0 uncovers the ugly truth behind a slave ship which only one of men was able to escape alive. Despite coming clean about working undercover to take down Five-0, Abby (Julie Benz) is offered a spot on the team when she tossed away her career in San Fransisco by refusing to continue the witch hunt any longer. Deciding to stick around, she joins the investigation to find the slave ship which Five-0 discovers is connected to their old friend Graham Clark.

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Carol Burnett makes a return to Hawaii Five-0 as Deb McGarrett to bury her husband and to scratch a few items off her own bucket list before her time runs out as well. In the other storyline Five-0 investigates a murder tied to the discovery of an old WWII Japanese bunker filled with (now missing) explosions originally intended to be used as part of the attack on Pearl Harbor more than half a century ago. The episode is notable for moving past the teasing stage and throwing Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Abby (Julie Benz) together romantically, something that doesn’t go unnoticed by their teammates.

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Boxing takes up a large portion of the latest episode of Hawaii Five-0, the primary purpose of which is to continue to build up Gabriel Waincroft (Christopher Sean) as the season’s criminal mastermind. On the eve of a middleweight prize fight, Five-0 is called in to investigate the murder of the local underdog’s (Lewis Tan) brother who was beaten to death only hours after sucker punching the champion on live television.

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Hawaii Five-0‘s latest Halloween episode begins with the discovery of the severed body parts of four female victims leading Five-0 on the search for a serial killer who, in Frankensteinish fashion, is reconstructing the love his his life piece by piece. The show definitely loves going for the macabre in its Halloween episodes and “Na Pilikua Nui” is no exception as it leads McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Grover (Chi McBride) to an isolated farm house where the Navy S.E.A.L. will fight for his life against the mad man determined to reconstruct his lost love from the body parts of his various victims.

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The public execution of a defendant during his deposition by a motorcyclist leads Five-0 to look into a group of stunt drivers notable not only for multiple moving violations but also for the hijacking of several trucks over the past few months. While initial information seems to suggest one of the group was hired to the local Samoan mob the truth is far more complicated and the reason behind the killing far more personal.

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Hawaii Five-0 opens its Sixth Season with a story about pirates and buried treasure when an author investigating a late 19th Century pirate attack on the islands is found murdered for what he may have uncovered. Investigating the murder leads the group to the great-granddaughter (Samantha Lockwood) of one of the pirates and her partner (Jay Hector) who are willing to do whatever it takes to find the lost treasure. The episode has fun with the pirate theme involving Jerry (Jorge Garcia) in the investigation before Five-0 eventually tracks down the killers but not the elusive treasure which turns out to be more legend than fact.

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