Hawaii Five-0 s09e09 Episode Script

Mai Ka Po Mai Ka 'Oia'i'o (Truth Comes from the Night)

1 STEVE: Previously on Hawaii Five-O Michelle Shioma's 20 million.
You're gonna get it and hand it over.
ADAM: Jessie, this is Mr.
He's an old friend of my father's.
What the hell is this place? It's sort of an unofficial bank for the Yakuza.
I need to make a withdrawal.
We just had a body wash up on Kaalawai Beach.
It's Noriko, Adam's sister.
TANI: Adam just saved my brother's life.
I'm supposed to repay him by turning him in? You're a cop, and you took an oath.
If Adam killed his sister, you need to do the right thing.
Why'd you put that at my house? TANI: I didn't, Adam.
I found it there when you were away.
You're telling me it's sheer coincidence that a gun I've never seen before turns up in my drawer right after you've been there? Let's go, guys.
And then three hours later, HPD shows up with a search warrant? But if you didn't plant the gun and you didn't tip the cops, who the hell did? MASUDA: Mr.
We called you here to relieve you of your duties.
You will no longer serve as our banker.
Masuda-San, may I ask why? Noriko Noshimuri.
You had her killed and attempted to frame Adam Noshimuri, did you not? You are meant to be a ghost.
To move among the shadows.
Instead these rash actions have drawn unwelcome attention to us all.
M-Masuda-San I-I was protecting your interests.
Adam Noshimuri was withdrawing money that was paying his father's debt to you.
Some things are worth more than money.
We are sometimes allies, sometimes rivals.
To function as our banker, your neutrality and honor must be unquestioned.
When you act against any one of us, you betray us all.
Now, in recognition of your years of service, we offer a choice.
Yakuza justice or Five-O justice.
Hello, Mr.
(tightens zip tie) MAN: It's 1:35 a.
I'm here at Wai'alae Beach Community Park, where we've had reports of drug activity.
Looks like we got something here.
I now have video evidence of a drug transaction.
I'm moving in.
Yo, are you filming me? On your knees.
I'm making a citizen's arrest.
Turn that off.
(grunting) (gunshots) (panting) Okay, you saw what just happened.
He pulled a gun on me.
I'm gonna need to wait here for the police to file a report and turn over the firearm.
Hopefully they can ID our perp and track him down.
In the meantime let's take a look and see what we got here.
Looks like about a dozen bags of methamphetamine.
Not a bad night's work.
The good people of Hawaii can sleep safer tonight knowing that these drugs are (tires squealing) (grunting) Please, no.
No! (gunshots) [Hawaii Five-O theme song plays.]
Hawaii Five-O 9x09 Mai Ka Po Mai Ka 'Oia'i'o font color="#FF80 (camera clicking) LUKELA: Victim is Gene Wahale.
He's a self-proclaimed vigilante.
Calls himself the Night Sentinel.
He liked to go around the island making videos of himself confronting criminals.
Please, no.
No! Well, shooter's wearing a mask.
Camera didn't get the vehicle's plates.
All right, let's put out a BOLO, Duke, for a gray sedan with some front end damage.
All right, I'll take a shot.
Uh, say our dealer had somebody posted up like a lookout.
He sees the altercation, gets in his car, runs the guy over.
LUKELA: One problem with that.
- The dealer's backpack is still here.
- Let me see.
Over there.
There's over five grand in cash and drugs still in it.
Sounds like this isn't connected to the murder.
Looks to me like maybe somebody trailed our vic here.
Waited, saw this confrontation, saw it as the perfect opportunity.
Took him out.
As tragic as this is, it's hardly surprising.
- Guys like this try to be heroes.
They jump into situations they're not trained for.
They put themselves and the public at risk.
They should just leave law enforcement to professionals.
DANNY: I agree.
You know, you see a couple Batman movies, doesn't make you a superhero.
Right? Let alone a cop.
Right, right.
Thanks, Duke.
What are you doing here? I met him once when he was on patrol.
I got a picture.
You want to see? Sure.
(phone beeps) (Jerry sighs) People say they want to make a difference in their communities, but Night Sentinel actually did something.
Guy was fearless.
Yeah, I mean, you know, you get involved in the kind of stuff he's involved with, eventually you're gonna make some enemies, right? Yeah, but the people that matter, the folks in these neighborhoods, they loved him.
Made 'em feel safe.
This park used to be a no-go zone.
Now it's, I don't know, maybe the odd dealer.
Night Sentinel was winning the war.
Well, speaking of that, uh, Jerry, how long was this war going on? THIEF: Come on, give me your wallet.
WOMAN: I don't have anything, I swear.
GENE: I'm making a citizen's arrest.
(grunts) It's okay.
It's gonna be okay.
These videos go back to 2015, when Night Sentinel first came on the scene.
There's over a hundred of them, and those are just the ones he deemed good enough to post.
GROVER: According to HPD records, Gene Wahale made 37 citizen's arrests.
Everything from vandalism to armed robbery.
This guy was a serious vigilante.
His bread and butter seemed to be the drug trade.
That accounts for two-thirds of his busts.
That's the other thing-- you take out enough dealers, you're gonna seriously impact somebody's distribution network.
Now, that's got to have consequences.
Mm-hmm, and the comments on these videos seem to be making the same point.
Check this out.
I-I don't know what that means.
Can you help me, millennials? Okay, well, gangs now use emoji code to make threats.
So, scissors means "I'm gonna cut you.
" And then look at this one.
Skull, right arrow, fire emoji? "Die in a fire.
" And those are some of the nicer ones.
Okay, clearly half the island's criminals wanted this guy dead.
STEVE: Why'd you post those threatening comments? NIKO: Sorry, guys, you can keep asking, it's not gonna change my answer.
Never heard of no Gene STEVE: Wahale.
Gene Wahale.
Or Night Sentinel, as he liked to call himself when he was out making citizen's arrests of local drug dealers.
GROVER: Like your brother.
He's the guy who, uh, put him away for ten years.
Any bells going off now? Sorry, still no idea what you're talking about.
Yeah, okay, Niko, how about this? I'm gonna give you a little tip, okay, for your life.
If you ever manage to spend any substantial time outside of a prison, and you want to kill somebody, don't tell them, don't write it down, "I want to kill you," i-in the comments section of their page.
Okay? GROVER: And remember, two Ls in "kill.
" Okay.
Am I glad the freak's dead? Sure.
And, yes, I-I love my brother.
But I'm not interested in becoming his cellmate.
You expect us to believe that, uh, all that talk was just, what, idle threats? Is that it? Like I told the cops, last night I was at one of the island's finest gentleman's clubs till around 3:00 a.
Dropped two Gs on my credit card.
You can check that if you want.
Hmm, maybe I'm not as dumb as I look, huh? GROVER: Yeah, 'cause nothing says genius like dropping two grand at a strip club.
So, Niko's alibi at the club checked out.
- He's not our guy.
- Well, of course not.
Neither are the other 16 guys we've been looking into, and they were the most promising ones we had.
We got a bunch more names on that list.
True, but no one who's been convicted and sentenced.
Our guy was a thorn in the side of local hoods.
But most of those cases are still tied up in the legal system, and a bunch of them have just fallen apart over due process.
Evidence contamination, chain of custody, false imprisonment.
Wait a minute.
Hold on.
If-if the guys that Night Sentinel had arrested are getting off light, it doesn't make any sense that they'd be risking murder charges.
Maybe this wasn't retaliation for a bust after all.
Okay, well, then what was it? TANI: Well, you know, at least you don't have to keep looking over your shoulder everywhere you go now.
It's also not the worst way to start your career at Five-O.
You know, bringing in Kimura on a murder charge.
It was an easy arrest.
Kimura knew that spending the rest of his life in a six-by-eight was far better than what the Yakuza would have done to him.
True that.
Hey, listen, Tani.
Um, I want to thank you for helping me get through all this.
And for believing in me, even when it looked like maybe you shouldn't.
Yeah, well after everything you did for Koa it was the least I could do.
JERRY: McGarrett asked me to meet you here.
Thought you might need my nerd-fu.
Your nerd-fu's always welcome.
You can let us in now.
Either Gene Wahale was a total slob, or Someone was in here looking for something.
I'm gonna check out the back.
Boy, that must be one of the last pictures Gene had with his parents.
They were killed in a home invasion robbery when he was ten.
Orphaned kid goes on to fight crime.
That's a classic superhero origin story.
Except whoever tossed this place wasn't interested in sentimental value.
Or actual value.
They left behind a first edition Martian Chronicles.
That's got to be worth a pretty penny.
I also noticed an Xbox, some cash and a statue of Ultraman.
- That's got to be worth a few hundred.
- You know Ultraman? (chuckles): Yeah.
Every kid in Japan grew up wanting to be Ultraman.
Susumu Kurobe was my Christopher Reeve.
So our intruder wasn't looking for an actual payday.
They must have been looking for something specific.
TANI: Guys, you want to come in here? What did you find? I got wires and plugs, but no computer or hard drive.
Must be what was taken.
Yeah, and I have an idea why.
So, if what this guy put online was just a fraction of what he recorded, then that would mean that he's sitting on hundreds and hundreds of hours of raw footage.
Wahale spent his time documenting suspected criminals.
Maybe he caught something on tape, possibly without realizing it, something that was a threat to someone.
Yeah, well, here's the thing.
Gene wasn't an amateur.
These videos were his livelihood.
So the drives may be gone, but I'm willing to bet he had an online backup.
I heard we got something.
TANI: We do.
Yeah, thanks to Jerry, we now have access to Gene Wahale's online data storage.
JERRY: It's over three terabytes of data, but a couple things stood out immediately.
First up - Hi.
- Hi.
WOMAN: Hey, stop that.
(man grunts) Crime's the problem.
I'm the solution.
WOMAN: Who are you? - Wow.
I'm the Guardian.
I guard.
Okay, who is this idiot? Well, if Night Sentinel's Oahu's original vigilante hero Guardian is the young upstart.
He talked smack about Gene in his videos.
Someone send a link to Night Sentinel, so he can see how it's really done.
He was always trying to drum up some kind of rivalry.
- So they had a beef? - Well, none of the real fans actually took Guardian seriously.
In fact, even Night Sentinel pretty much just ignored him.
Well, he took him seriously enough to keep a file on the guy.
Do you really think that this guy had something to do with killing our victim - over who was a better superhero? - No, but there's real money at stake here-- both these guys were selling ad space on their YouTube channels, and that's a solid stream of revenue, one that's based on clicks and subscribers, and also, they're in competition with each other.
There you go.
I mean, I can't imagine this island is big enough to support more than one of these hometown heroes.
ADAM: And then there's this.
It's a recording of a threatening voice mail our victim received.
(distorted): You're not getting the message.
Drop your investigation or pay the price.
It sounds like my ex-mother-in-law.
It sounds like a threat.
Can we unscramble that? Crime lab's working on it right now, but with digital voice distortion, it's gonna be difficult.
Okay, let's just say that the Guardian left that message.
Uh, I think what we need to focus on is what was it that he didn't want the other guy to find out.
I think I may have an idea.
How do we find this guy? DANNY: I-I get wanting to make a difference, okay? That's why I became a cop.
But you got to be a real specific kind of psycho to want to put on, you know, tights and fight crime.
There's got to be something wrong with you.
I don't know.
- You don't know? - Well, I mean, I kind of get the appeal-- I mean, who didn't grow up wanting to be Batman? You know what I mean? I-I didn't want to be Batman.
Or Robin, whatever.
Didn't-didn't want to be Robin.
I'm sure you'd like that.
But no.
Maybe Superman, right? 'Cause he could, you know he could fly, and he was bulletproof, shoot lasers out of his eye.
Batman was just Batman was just a guy.
Batman's just a guy-- he wasn't born with superpowers.
That guy had to train hard.
He had to put in years of work and time and get himself to that you know, that absolute peak of human conditioning so he could save the world.
I mean, he just inherited money.
What'd he really do? Inherit money and bought a bunch of Batmobiles.
But he's not very special.
Are you out of your mind? Bruce Wayne's parents were killed right in front him when he was a kid.
You're giving him grief for that? No, I'm not, 'cause he's not even a real person.
Okay? All right, when I was a child, I liked superheroes, right? Then I grew up, and I decided I wanted to do other things, like, uh, meet girls and move out of my parents' basement.
I adjusted to life as an adult human, like most people normal people do.
I just figured it out.
I just figured out - What'd you figure out? - what your superpower is.
Really? You can irritate people to death.
Is that it? Okay.
All right.
Keep going, see what happens.
I think it's right up here.
Just got a tip about a robbery in progress, (whispers): and it was dead-on.
Looks like I beat the cops here.
Per usual.
But that's cool, 'cause where the Guardian walks he walks alone.
MAN: Freeze! Everybody get down! (woman screams) WOMAN: Call the cops! (grunting) (siren approaching) We're experiencing some technical difficulties.
STEVE: Five-O! - Put it down.
- I'm gonna fix it ASAP.
- Put it down.
- Don't shoot.
Don't shoot.
The gun isn't real.
None of it is.
Turn that off.
Turn it off.
Can I give you some constructive criticism? Maybe don't cast the same actor in every video you make.
I'm just saying for the sake of authenticity, okay? DANNY: Yeah, I mean, I seen you a month ago-- you were about to jump off a bridge, and then, before that, you were getting mugged, and now you're robbing a liquor store.
- I mean, the range, I admire your range.
- Very good.
Thank you.
Look, I-I can explain everything.
Go ahead.
That seems super excessive.
It's just a beanbag, but it's definitely gonna sting.
(grunts) Excuse me.
Can Superman do that? Dude, you shot me! With a beanbag.
It doesn't count.
You should be thanking him for his restraint.
What happened to the other guy? Uh, this is Mr.
The other guy's, uh, sitting this one out.
Ortega's gonna ask you questions today, since he has a personal, vested interest in the case.
Uh, doesn't than mean he shouldn't be involved, then? (distorted): You're not getting the message.
Drop your investigation or pay the price.
That's you threatening to kill Night Sentinel a week before he turns up dead.
- Wait.
What? - He found out you were faking your busts.
He was gonna expose you, so you tried to scare him into backing off.
When that didn't work, you were left with one option: kill Night Sentinel and destroy the evidence.
Whoa, j-just slow down, brah, like, like, all the way down.
(chuckles): Okay? I didn't know he was-he was onto me, I also never made any threatening phone calls, and-and I damn sure didn't kill anybody, man.
Would you like us to play a highlight reel of you talking smack about Wahale? The YouTube videos? Oh, please.
I mean, don't believe everything you see on the Internet.
I'm, I'm an entertainer.
Like pro wrestlers.
You create a beef and you generate some heat and i-it's good for everybody.
Night Sentinel didn't think so.
(chuckles): Yeah.
I mean, no kidding.
He took all that way too seriously.
I mean, what kind of psycho throws down with real criminals, you know? Real heroes take down real criminals! That only sounds crazy to you 'cause you're a coward.
I prefer "risk-averse.
" You're a fraud.
And if Night Sentinel went public with your scam, you would lose your reputation, your fans, your entire income.
We looked at your finances.
Without this, you got nothing.
No, no, no.
That's not true.
I'm a licensed personal trainer.
I can go back to that any time.
Okay? He was the one that was having money problems.
What are you talking about? I heard that the Night Sentinel was liquidating his comic book collection.
Okay? So, for a guy like him (chuckles) uh, to do that, he had to be desperate for cash.
I got to say, Jerry, for your first crack at rendition, you nailed it.
You're a natural, buddy.
Yeah? How was my bad cop? Unbelievable.
You were born to play that part.
(laughs) All right, so we go through the vic's insurance policy.
Therein is contained a comic book collection worth 30 grand.
- $30,000 for - Yes.
And, uh, there was no evidence of a collection that size at his place, so we think he probably unloaded it.
Must have taken a while to put it together.
Why sell it now? Yeah, that's a good question.
And as far as we can tell, there wasn't any history of, you know, major debt or financial issues.
Y-You don't think it's a little strange this man would sell his $30,000 comic book collection so close to the time of his murder? Sir, uh, HPD got a hit on your BOLO.
The car that hit our victim was found abandoned at Waianae Kai Forest Reserve.
Turns out it was stolen from long-term parking at the airport.
CSU's processing as we speak, but it looks like it was wiped clean.
Bye-bye, prints; bye-bye, DNA.
- Yeah.
This is where we found the killer's vehicle.
It's a pretty remote area.
Well, I doubt our perp walked back from there.
Maybe he had an accomplice to come pick him up.
STEVE: Or he called a car service.
Adam, do me a favor.
Reach out to all see if anybody picked up a fare nearby.
- You got it.
- In the meantime, we need to figure out why our vic sold his comic book collection.
TANI: Good place to start could be finding out who bought it.
There are seven comic book stores on this island.
You know how I know that? Because I've driven my son to every damn one of 'em.
JERRY: Right, but there's only one place that's willing to pay fair value for top-tier titles.
Other Realms.
Yeah, I'm no stranger to that place.
I've dropped a ton of cash in there.
Okay, well, you're gonna go back and pay 'em a visit today.
Take Jerry with, please.
All right, Scary Jerry.
JERRY: So, Will's a collector, huh? Yeah, he is.
Got boxes upon boxes upon boxes of those things.
And the whole works, too; the cellophane wrappers, the cardboard.
He's even got an app to keep track of all his inventory and whatever he does with it.
Personally, I don't get it.
Comics are modern mythology.
You know, stories about heroes and demigods that inspire us to do great things.
Well, the only thing it's inspiring my son to do is take up all the space in my garage and spend all my money.
You know, when I was a kid, you read your comic.
When you get finished with your comic, you give it to one of your friends, or you trade it with one of your friends, you know.
But I tell you what, I wish I would have saved some of them things.
They got to be worth a fortune now.
So you read comics, too.
Oh, yeah.
- You ever wish you were a superhero? - All the time.
Walter Payton.
That wasn't a superhero.
I saw the man play.
What about you? Who'd you want to be? Batgirl.
You want to elaborate on that? When she debuted in the '60s, Batgirl had to fight to be accepted by Batman and Robin.
I mean, she was just as capable as they were, but they didn't take her seriously 'cause she didn't look like them or do things the same way as they did.
But she proved she was just as good and became a highly valued member of the team.
She'd trust them, they'd trust her, and they were stronger because of it.
That's a good story.
Batgirl, huh? (both chuckling) (door chimes) (Star Trek theme song playing) Jeremiah.
- How goes it? - Hey, Sharon.
Jeremiah? - It's a comic reference.
- Oh.
Jeremiah is a Franco-Belgian sci-fi title from the '70s.
There's also Jeremiah Arkham, the director of Arkham Asylum from the DC Universe.
But that one's so obvious.
Yeah, I was just about to say it was obvious.
I think you're really gonna like this week's batch, Jer.
It's a nice balance between indie and mainstream.
Hey, you look familiar.
You've been in here before, right? Oh, yeah, with my son Will.
He's obsessed with Green Lantern and Black Widow.
Although for very different reasons.
(chuckles) I'm Lou Grover.
I work with Jeremiah.
- Mm-hmm.
- Actually, Sharon, Captain Grover and I are here on business.
We're looking into the murder of Gene Wahale, the Night Sentinel.
I can't believe it.
So I take it you knew him.
Oh, yeah, I mean, Gene's been a regular for as long as I can remember.
He's my only customer who was a bona fide superhero.
I always worried something like this might happen to him.
JERRY: We learned that Gene recently sold off his comic collection.
Did you happen to buy any titles off him? Yeah.
All of them.
He liquidated the entire thing.
GROVER: He must have needed the money pretty badly; do you have any idea why? As a matter of fact, I do.
Gentlemen, I present to you issue number one of The Mysterious Night Sentinel.
JERRY: Whoa.
I can't believe The Night Sentinel wrote an actual comic about himself.
GROVER: Wait a second, he spent all that money on this book? Yeah, this and three subsequent issues.
I run a small press out of my shop, and I was happy to cut Gene a deal.
But between the artist and the inker and the lettering and printing costs, it required a big outlay of cash.
So, he wasn't in any trouble? Not that I know of.
He was just determined to tell this story.
It's tragic he'll never see it finished.
I just printed the mock-up this morning.
Well, so much for the smoking gun.
Hold on.
There's a proud tradition of comics based on creators' lives.
This is highly stylized, but it's clearly based on Gene's life.
So it could help us figure out why he was killed.
GROVER: All right, well, we're gonna need all your materials on this.
He was partway through issue four.
I'll put the digital files on a zip drive for you.
Oh, and you can go ahead and ring me up for those comics while you're at it.
- Really? - What? JERRY: So, I read through the Night Sentinel comics.
Definitely a lot of overlap with real life.
For starters, the main character witnesses his parents' murder during a home invasion robbery, just like Gene.
Right down to the poses in the crime scene photos.
GROVER: And they both put on costumes and go out and beat people up.
Okay, but here's the interesting part.
In the comic, our hero believes that his reporter dad was killed to cover up a conspiracy he was investigating.
And this is Gene's father, Trevor Wahale.
STEVE: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hold up.
I remember this guy.
I remember he was, uh, an investigative reporter for Channel Ten, I think, when I was a kid, right? He used to expose all kinds of shady stuff.
Tell me something, did HPD ever look into any old grudges people may have had against Trevor Wahale? GROVER: Well, I looked into it, and according to the police report, there's no indication that Trevor Wahale's murder has anything to do with anything except a robbery gone bad.
STEVE: Okay, so, either the conspiracy part of the comic book was pure fiction, or there was more to the parents' death than it seemed.
Maybe that's what that threatening phone call was about.
Maybe someone was calling Gene to warn him to stop looking into how his father died.
GROVER: If he was looking into it at all.
I mean, if he was researching his father's death, we found no evidence of it in his apartment - or on his cloud storage.
- Hold on a second.
In the comic, the hero's got a sanctum sanctorum.
- Jerry, English? - A hidden room.
Like-like the Batcave.
Okay, there.
See? Night Sentinel pulls a copy of Homer's Iliad from the shelf, and a hidden door swings open, revealing this sweet, tricked out lair.
And I'm certain I saw a copy of The Iliad on Gene Wahale's bookshelf.
All right, why don't you guys go hit that apartment, check it out.
Here it goes.
Moment of truth.
I guess life doesn't always imitate art.
Maybe not exactly.
Joons, give me a hand with this, would you, please? We're gonna go this way.
All right.
Here we go.
Well done, Jerry.
(sighs) I'm guessing we found what Wahale was investigating.
Yeah, whoever tossed the place, this is exactly what they were looking for.
I got a box of VHS tapes from Trevor Wahale's TV station.
I got freedom of information requests, HPD reports.
Some of these things go back 20 years, some are recent.
It looks like Gene was picking up his father's investigation right where it left off, looking into the same conspiracy.
And that conspiracy got 'em both killed.
We've since contacted the prosecuting attorney's office, who told us they will be opening an official investigation into the abuse at the Golden Days Nursing Home.
For KAHU on your side, I'm Trevor Wahale.
All right, there are tapes and tapes of this stuff.
These hard-hitting segments exposing anything from shady auto mechanics to restaurant health code violations.
It's kind of poetic, if you think about it.
In a way, Gene was taking up his father's cause.
They're both crusaders for justice.
It's like Golden Age and Silver Age Green Lanterns.
Just go with it.
JUNIOR: Okay, well, do we know which one of his father's investigative pieces Gene was looking into when he was killed? Actually, we believe we do.
This is retired HPD Captain Ito Ishikawa.
And this other guy is Frank Willoughby, forensics analyst.
Now, according to Trevor Wahale's notes, he was investigating a conspiracy involving the two men.
JERRY: Yeah, Wahale believed that Willoughby and the captain were working together falsifying forensic evidence in a number of criminal cases.
And in doing so, put a lot of innocent people in prison.
STEVE: Okay, time out.
I never met Captain Ishikawa, but my father used to speak of this man very, very highly.
He has a rock-solid reputation.
Okay, that may be, but Gene must have believed there was something to his father's theory because, based on his notes, he met with more than 20 inmates that were allegedly affected by the drummed up evidence.
TANI: Yeah, and I looked into Frank Willoughby.
He died back in the '90s, but the guy's record is spotless.
He even served on the State Board of Police Forensics.
Any surviving relatives? Actually, yeah, he has a daughter, Claire.
She still lives on the island.
Okay, good, good.
Because before we bring in a highly respected police captain for questioning, let's talk to Willoughby's daughter, see if she can tell us anything.
CLAIRE: I was so sorry to hear what happened to Gene; it's terrible.
- Claire, how'd you know him? - I-I didn't.
Not personally.
But a couple of weeks ago, he e-mailed, asking if we could meet.
We were supposed to meet this week for coffee.
Do you know what he wanted to discuss? Yes.
Years ago, shortly before Dad died, Gene's father Trevor came by to interview him.
At that point, Dad's cancer was pretty far advanced.
The doctors had only given him a couple more weeks.
People in that situation, uh, sometimes they just want to get things off of their chest.
You know, um, clear their conscience.
Trevor Wahale recorded Dad's confession.
Uh, something about a-a scheme to boost conviction rates.
(exhales) Do you know if your father implicated anyone else in his confession? I don't know.
To be honest, I never wanted to know.
But Mr.
Wahale left with that tape, and less than a week later, he was dead.
JUNIOR: Well, clearly, that tape's what got our vic's father killed.
He must have implicated some powerful men.
All right, so they kill him, get the tape back and make it look like a robbery.
If Captain Ishikawa was involved, I mean, he would've been in the perfect position to deflect any scrutiny, and to make sure any inconvenient evidence got swept under the rug.
Case closed.
Except, not, because 20 years later, Wahale's son Gene digs the whole thing up, and now they got to take him out, too.
I-I think it's time we bring in the captain.
Captain Ishikawa, we, uh, we really appreciate you coming in.
Thank you.
Uh, I hope you don't mind, but my attorney insisted to be present for this.
Michael Pope.
Ishikawa wants to help in any way he can.
But I'd be guilty of malpractice if I let him talk to Five-O without counsel.
Okay, uh, Captain, we are, uh, currently investigating Gene Wahale's murder.
Um, and we think that there's a connection to Trevor Wahale, his father, from 20 years ago.
I remember the Wahale case well.
I was the first on the scene, and, uh, found the boy hiding under the bed.
Trauma like that, well, that's not something you ever get over.
See, the thing is, Captain, Gene, uh, Gene didn't believe that robbery was the motive.
I mean, he was convinced that it was some kind of conspiracy, and I-I don't bring this up lightly, sir, but he seemed to think that you were involved somehow.
POPE: We're aware of these allegations.
They're completely baseless.
Uh, it's okay, Michael.
Um, look, uh, Gene never got over what happened.
And, uh, naturally, as he got older, he started looking for someone to blame, so he started making wild accusations.
I just chalked it up to him trying to make sense of it all.
POPE: Uh, gentlemen, I don't mean to denigrate the dead, but we're talking about a man who dressed up as a superhero and confronted dangerous criminals.
Captain Ishikawa, on the other hand, I've personally known for many years, and his career and character are beyond reproach.
So unless there's something else Uh, (clears throat) look, I-I know the job.
All right? As captain, you're under a lot of pressure, all right, to, uh, to figure out what's going on, uh, close a lot of cases Exactly what are you suggesting? STEVE: We have uncovered information indicating that in the '90s, forensic expert Frank Willoughby was falsifying evidence in order to boost conviction rates.
DANNY: Which happened on your watch.
POPE: Do you have any evidence connecting my client to this alleged scheme? Because unless you're charging him with something, I'm concluding this interview.
I'm sorry, Commander.
Please be advised, any further discussions with Mr.
Ishikawa will take place in a more formal setting.
No more fishing expeditions.
(elevator chimes) Well, that went well.
- Yeah.
- Next time I get divorced, I want that guy to represent me.
Hey, I got something.
I tracked down a taxi service that picked up a fare early this morning, right near where our killer's car was ditched.
Well, the driver get a name? No.
And the passenger paid cash, but he was dropped off at the Kapuloha Garden Apartments in Waikiki.
We're pulling a list of residents, seeing if anyone has a record or any other flags in the system.
All right, I got a quicker way.
Here's the headrest from our stolen vehicle.
(barks) All right, Eddie, get a scent.
Get a scent.
What a good boy.
What a good boy.
Okay, okay.
Now find.
Good boy.
Let's go.
Good boy.
(Eddie panting) (sniffing) Okay, okay.
Okay, come on-- good boy.
Good boy.
(growls softly) Move in.
Hey! Hey! We I.
'd him.
His name is Darrel Wentz, 27.
Multiple felony charges.
JUNIOR: Including a stint in Halawa for assault with a deadly weapon.
Wait a minute, this doesn't make any sense.
Wentz was a kid when Trevor Wahale was killed.
H-He couldn't have had any interest in an old police conspiracy.
Then he must've been hired by someone who did.
Wentz was a trigger man.
He was also our best lead.
So our hired gun's record shows a long history of assault.
Most recently, he pistol-whipped a guy so badly that he fractured his orbital bone, almost blinding him.
All right, this is, this is less than two years ago, and he had priors.
Why is he not still in prison, right? I can answer that question.
I just got off the phone with my contact at the courthouse who told me that just last month, Mr.
Wentz here had his sentence reduced to time served.
Released years ahead of schedule.
Seems like his fancy lawyer made these arrangements, and it's the same fancy lawyer that represents Captain Ishikawa.
Michael Pope.
What's an upscale attorney like Michael Pope doing representing a two-bit hit man? Hmm STEVE: Ah, you see, Gene Wahale was onto the right conspiracy.
- He just had the wrong guy.
DANNY: Yeah, you were right.
Captain Ishikawa is a, is a good guy, honest guy.
You were the one working with Willoughby.
Not him.
(chuckles): This is ridiculous.
No, it's not ridiculous.
You were the prosecuting attorney on all of those cases.
And you were so keen to make a big name for yourself, you didn't mind padding your conviction rate.
You did whatever you had to do, right? I mean, you put innocent people in jail, man.
That's cold-blooded.
20 years ago, Trevor Wahale was onto you, so you had him killed.
Then his son Gene comes up, figures out what's going on, so you take care of him, too.
I see you've bought into Wahale's delusions.
But that's all they are, which is why you can't prove any of this.
POPE (over recording): You're not getting the message.
Drop your investigation or pay the price.
You see, it's much easier to unscramble a distorted voice message when you know whose voice it was in the first place.
And lucky for us, you're all over your firm's website, talking about what a genius you are, how impressive your record is.
A lot less impressive now.
This is the point where, Michael Pope, you're under arrest.
SHARON: Pope had a head start.
He made it to the elevator just steps ahead of our heroes.
Pope had planned for this.
On the roof, a private helicopter was fueled and ready.
The 'copter took flight.
It was over, for anyone but McGarrett.
He grabbed the struts, launched himself into the cockpit, and The helicopter dove into a death spiral.
But against all odds, McGarrett brought it to a pinpoint landing on the busy downtown street.
"Book 'em, Danno.
" So, how much of that really happened? Well, I might have taken a little dramatic license.
The lawyer just gave up and let Five-O arrest him.
But that didn't quite give the story the climactic ending that it deserved.
Well, I know Gene would've loved this.
He'd appreciate you finishing his story.
(door chimes) - Hey, man, let me, uh - Yeah.
Let me do this.
- Commander.
- Hey.
- Duke.
- Steve.
Listen, Captain, thank you so much for your help with everything, and I'm sorry we, uh, had to drag you through it.
Ah, not at all.
You did the right thing.
And now it's my turn.
I intend to make sure everyone Pope wrongly convicted is exonerated.
LUKELA: HPD's reopened all the cases that Pope and Willoughby both worked on.
That's awesome.
Thanks to Trevor and Gene Wahale, a lot of people are going to get their lives back because of their investigations and sacrifice.
I just wish they were here to see it.
Well, I mean, they kind of are.
Pretty cool Dad's in a comic book, huh? Mm-hmm.
Does that mean you and Uncle Steve are superheroes? That's exactly what it means.
Come on, give me that.
Hey, brother.
Hey, what's up there, Mini D? What you have there? I should you ask you the same question.
I just need to clear something up here.
I thought you put down childish things when you moved out of your parents' basement? Thanks-- yes, I did, but, uh, he's the child, and it's for him.
It's not for me.
Oh, I see.
Well, here's the good news: you're not alone.
I'm with you.
Look, and all the people over there, having a read? DANNY: Well, uh, you know, nothing wrong with a little fun for old time's sake, right? No, there's not.

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