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Hawaii Five-0 - Ho'omā'ike - Review: "Jerry Was Right All Along"

Episode 5.06 - "Ho'omā'ike" (Hawaiian for 'Unmasked')

Directed By: Joe Dante
Written By: David Wolkove

Halloween on Hawaii Five-0 has always been of a high standard, and I always enjoy watching the Halloween specials of Hawaii Five-0. This week we got to find out the fate of Jerry who was kidnapped at the end of last episode, and we were also treated to a horror style killer who was influenced by a horror movie.

Season Guide

5.01 - "A'ohe Kahi e Pe'e Ai" - Review
5.02 - "Ka Makuakane"
5.03 - "Kanalu Hope Loa" - Review
5.04 - "Ka Noe'au" - Review
5.05 - "Ho’oilina" - Review
5.06 - "Ho'oma'ike" - Review
5.07 - "Ina Paha" - Review
5.08 - "Ka Hana Malu" - Review


Farrow has Jerry, along with one of his own employees. He tortures and kills his employee in front of Jerry.

Danny is back from his trip home for his brother's funeral. He blames himself for letting his brother get on the plane four years ago.

Meanwhile, a body is found in a freezer, stabbed 17 times with his tongue cut out.

Jerry tells Steve and Danny what happened. He got away, but he overheard that Farrow had a plan to move the money. The guys still have a hard time believing him so he takes them to his house and they find out all of his stuff is gone. All of his life's work, plus all the evidence he had on Farrow. Finally, Steve believes him.

Steve tries to get a warrant with Ellie's help, but they don't have any luck with the judge. But Steve and Danny go ahead and pick up Farrow anyway. Jerry walks in and accuses Farrow in person, who immediately denies it. Steve lets him go but puts surveillance on him because he doesn't think Farrow is who he says he is.

Another body is found, different M.O., but Max recognizes it from a b-grade horror movie. They have a copycat on their hands. Their victims are the same age and Max thinks the killer could have been a victim of bullies.

Meanwhile Danny is trying to help Jerry get information on Farrow, but they don't get far. Danny still doesn't believe him, while Steve does. They get a call that Farrow and an associate are unloading boxes near the airport. All they find are old books.

Turns out Kamekona went to school with their two victims and he does remember them as bullies. He gives them a clue as to who their next victim might be. They get there a little too late, but luckily the victim is still alive.

Steve has Farrow in the interrogation room. Farrow is still playing dumb. They can't find any evidence of counterfeiting, so Steve wants to get him for the murder.

The latest would-be victim says he knows who the killer might be, a guy named Sam. Turns out they decided to reenact the movie and strung the poor kid up all night.

They find out Farrow is actually Major William Corrigan, former British Special Forces. Court-martialed in 2004 for excessive combat but disappeared before his trial. His orders got 5 innocent Iraquis filled. He defends his decision.

Turns out he fakes Helms' murder so that the team would concentrate on him and Helms could complete the deal.

Kono and Grover track down their killer and find that it's actually his son who committed the crimes. He even strung up his dad, angry that his father let others bully him and how their lives turned out because of it.

They discover Corrigan is working with a splinter group of the new IRA. He's not counterfeiting for profit, he's trying to wage war against his own country. Steve and Danny make it in time to stop the money from getting out of the country.


This episode was your average Hawaii Five-0 episode, it wasn't as touching as the previous but I'm sure that the next episode (100th!) will deliver on the emotional front. It was great to see the return of Danny this week, as well as the team finally believing Jerry about the counterfeit money.

Starting off with Jerry, Steve and Danny finally believed Jerry was telling the truth, but Farrow was quite a smart little cookie, faking his partner's death in order to let Five-0 and Jerry focus on him. You could definitely tell from the start of the episode both Jerry and Steve wanted to nail this guy.

When Steve marched into Farrow's home without a warrant, that really showed what a kind of person Steve is. He now believed Jerry and he wanted to get this guy, but going in warrant-less didn't allow him to do much. But I think Steve just wanted to spook Farrows into slipping up.

Because Jerry ended up being right, I wonder if the rest of the team will believe him from now on. As far as I'm concerned the team owes Jerry one. I had to laugh when Jerry wanted a badge though, can you imagine how much trouble he could get into with a badge?

Ellie's association with Steve in the episode was great and all, but I am hoping that we don't see her crammed into every episode working with Steve. I do like the chemistry and relationship between Steve and Ellie, but honestly I think he would be better off with someone outside of Law Enforcement.

Over on Grover's side, they are investigating a serial killer. But as with most procedural's these days, it wasn't always black and white. The killer ended up being the son of the guy that was bullied during high school, that went to school with Kamekona!

But the use of a very rare horror movie, that was interesting, and through Max' expert eBay skills the team was able to get a copy. Also, Grover's opinions on horror movies provided some much needed humor into the episode, which was great to see.

At the end of the episode, I loved the fact that Steve ran into Eric Dickerson. But I didn't think Steve would turn into a total fanboy. I also loved Danny's reaction, this just goes to show what kind of a relationship these two have. I find this interesting, because a number of NFL stars have appeared on CBS shows: Boomer Esiason in Blue Bloods, Tony Gonzalez in NCIS and now Eric Dickerson in Hawaii Five-0.

Nether the less, I think this episode served as a wrap up of Jerry's storyline, before the big 100. I don't think we are quite done with Danny yet, but I am told that the Wo Fat storyline will be the base of the 100th episode. Stay tuned next week for my review of Hawaii Five-0's 100th Episode!

Quotes from the Episode

Jerry: "My money's on him being an MI-6 badass. That's British Secret Intelligence Service.
Danny: I know. I've seen James Bond."

Grover: "Let me give you a little tip: If you have to explain your costume to someone, it’s probably not a good costume."

Grover: "You know what we call below zero in Chicago? April."

Danny: "Yeah she was saying this guy was really nice and polite and that he was a gentleman. I wanted to make sure we’re talking about the same Steve McGarrett."

Jerry: "He was questioning me. Kind of like Marathon Man, but without the dental abuse."

Music from the Episode

Pendulum Pearl Jam
The very first scene where Danny was contemplating the ocean when Steve met up with him.

Hubble Bubble Kidzone
The beginning of the episode where the children are trick or treating.

Back in the World - David Gray
Steve running into Eric Dickerson.

Promo for Episode 5.07 - Ina Paha - 100th Episode

Wrap Up

This year's Halloween special was great, and I'm glad to see Jerry's storyline all wrapped up ready for episode #100 next week. Danny's hilarious lines in this episode were also gladly welcomed back, as he was absent last episode. However, one thing I really enjoyed from this episode was the fact that Steve really did everything he could to try and get Farrows, he never gave up.

Rating: B

What are your thoughts on this week's Hawaii Five-0? What are your predictions for the 100th episode? Fire away down below. Catch Hawaii Five-0 at 8/9c on CBS!

About the Author - Ben Norton
Ben is a 16 year old student living in New Zealand. He enjoys many things including web design as well as mobile technology. He is also a very avid TV show watcher, watching shows such as Chicago Fire/PD, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The 100, Scorpion and much much more! This season he will be reviewing NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and Modern Family. Feel free to contact him on the social networks below or email him at
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