Hawaii Five-0 season 2 continued with the September 26 episode, “Ua Lawe Wale” at 10PM on CBS 2 in Queens. Denning had a new team member to introduce to Five-0 while they awaited news about Kono with IA.
Jenn won the paddleboard world championship, but any celebration was short-lived as her mother witnessed her being kidnapped. Meanwhile, McGarrett met Lori Weston, his new teammate assigned to Five-0 by Governor Denning. In the meeting, McGarrett found out about the kidnapping, and Denning sent Lori with him. At the crime scene, Chin found a necklace while McGarrett, Danny, and Lori talked to Jenn’s parents. The necklace was Jenn’s, and there was heart medication she needed within 24 hours.
Back HQ, Jenna had been looking into Jenn’s cellphone and social networks, but found nothing important. They wondered if she had a secret profile venting. They talked about Lori, and Danny wondered if she would last. Meanwhile, Kono got home to find Fryer from IA waiting. Jenna found a second profile for Jenn with exchanges with a guy who seemed suspicious. Lori was at her house trying to find something in her room and found a note showing her birth mother. However, the Hassleys said her birth mother died in childbirth. That was how the kidnapped lured Jenn out.
McGarrett told Lori to stay with the family, and Danny wondered why. Meanwhile, McGarrett, Danny, and Chin got a tip about the abductor’s car, but found it empty and Jenn’s jacket—covered in blood—in the trunk.
Max didn’t like the amount of blood on the jacket, and if it was Jenn’s, it wasn’t looking good. Jenna found the car owner’s information, Matt Porter, and his place was empty when they got there. However, they did find a wall of photos of Jenn and others. He also knew how to disappear and had multiple aliases. One of his aliases was wanted for kidnapping. Lori returned to HQ, angry that McGarrett sidelined her. He explained that they just met and they don’t make promises like she did to bring Jenn home. He told her to meet her at a coffeehouse, the same one where Porter was going to meet Julie.
Kono told Chin about Fryer stopping by with questions and that IA was ruling the next day. He tried to reassure her. The next morning, Porter was late, but it gave McGarrett and Lori time to size one another up. There was still no sign of Porter, and when Julie got up to leave, they ended up chasing her. When they caught up to her, she said Porter saved her life. Back at HQ, Julie explained Porter rescued her from a cult, saying he was an extractor. He was going to help her disappear for good. Where did Jenn fit in? The blood in the car wasn’t Jenn’s, but the blood was Porter’s.
Porter was part of Jenn’s adoption years ago, so Jenn could be with the cult he extracted her from then. Jenna pointed out that Jenn’s only chance of survival when she was born would’ve been extraction because of her heart condition and was trying to narrow it down. McGarrett stopped her about anything else she wanted to talk about, noticing she was distracted. She said she received a phone call from her old boss about some chatter: her fiancé might be alive. It may not be accurate, but she couldn’t stop thinking about it. She was leaving as soon as they found Jenn. Is she telling the truth? It’s hard to trust her now.
Chin played them a voicemail from Rhea to Matt saying Jenn’s in danger because her father knew what happened. Five-0’s investigation led them to an island, where a Steven Carver ran a cult. Someone who had been inside told them Rhea’s Steven’s daughter. Rhea was Jenn’s birth mother. One of the cult walked into the store and made them, and in order to get up to the commune quickly, McGarrett, Danny, and Lori took horses. Jenn wasn’t doing well, but Steven refused to let Rhea check on her. Instead he did and said he wasn’t going to let anyone take her away. That was when Steven found out about Five-0. McGarrett, Danny, and Lori spotted two men leading someone with a bag over their head, but when they stopped them, they discovered it wasn’t Jenn, but Rhea. Steven took Jenn.
A brief shootout ensued, and Lori took down one sneaking up on her. He told them they’d never catch Steven, and McGarrett took off after him on his horse. He spotted Steven putting Jenn on his plane and preparing to take off. He was able to shoot out one wheel and stop Steven. After cuffing him, McGarrett checked on Jenn. At the hospital, Rhea explained to Lori that she gave Jenn away to save her life. Steven saw an article about Jenn’s paddleboarding. Rhea got to meet her daughter and the Hassleys.
McGarrett and Lori returned to HQ in time to say goodbye to Jenna, and after she left, Kono called Chin about IA. Chin went to talk to Fryer, who knew Kono did something wrong. Denning tasked him with cleaning up his department. In a press conference, Fryer announced that Kono was stripped of her badge and removed from Five-0 and HPD. The prosecuting attorney was moving forward with the charges.
Hawaii Five-0 continues next week with “Kame’e” on CBS 2 in Queens. What did you think of “Ua Lawe Wale”?
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