Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)
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Ike Hanau 

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Grover's closest friend's wife is killed on their anniversary trip to Hawaii, but Grover suspects that he may have killed her. Meanwhile, Danny is stuck in an elevator with a dead body and a medical examiner.


Maja Vrvilo


Roberto Orci (developed by), Alex Kurtzman (developed by) | 6 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
Jorge Garcia ... Jerry Ortega (credit only)
Chi McBride ... Lou Grover
Amanda Setton ... Dr. Mindy Shaw
Kim Wayans ... Diane
Mykelti Williamson ... Clay
Michelle Hurd ... Renee Grover
Dennis Chun ... Sgt. Duke Lukela
Shawn Anthony Thomsen Shawn Anthony Thomsen ... Officer Pua Kai (as Shawn Thomsen)
Christian Martin ... Richard Yeager
Tommy Chang ... Officer Jack Tseng (as Tommy H. Chang)


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Grover's oldest and closest friend tells him that he witnessed his wife fall off a cliff to her death, but Grover suspects it was no accident. Meanwhile, Danny and Dr. Shaw get trapped in an elevator with a dead body that needs to be processed.

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Performing an autopsy of sorts in the elevator, Dr Mindy Shaw records "today's date" as "April 3, 2015", which coincides with the episode's exact original air date. See more »


While Grover's wife is consoling Clay, she says, "You're gonna come with me...", but her mouth and lips are closed. See more »


Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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User Reviews

How not to make a show
20 September 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Ike Hanau" is a clear example of a show without ideas. It is normal for a show to have some filler episodes, episodes that do not advance the plot or even the character's relationships but are there to fill a quota. "Lost" had them, "The X-Files" had them... It happens even in the good families. However, there are filler episodes and filler episodes. "Ike Hanau" is an example on what not to do.

We have a couple of story-lines: Danny and Dr. Mindy Shaw (a character with no clear purpose) stuck in an elevator with a cadaver, and Lou (and here it when the episode loses it) investigating his best friend's wife death.

Let's start with the elevator part. It is just there to fill time. We don't really know much about Dr. Mindy Shaw, or even the dead body, and the story, with both of them stuck with Danny in the elevator, is really lame. There is no tension, no interest, no twist, nothing, so it will be easy to disconnect from it.

However, the episode centers on Lou going paranoid on his best friend. The best friend's wife dies after falling from a cliff, and, for no apparent reason, Lou decides to follow his 'gut' and decides that the best friend is a killer. Two things here: one, this is your best friend, a person that you are supposed to know well; well, OK, let's accept that you may have a best friend that you also know has a really mean streak. Worse, though, is the reasoning behind it: Lou just feels his best friend is a killer. For no particular reason. He feels it, his instincts tell him he is guilty. Now, instincts are important, and they may be telling us something we just don't see or notice consciously. However, here, it is just Lou going nuts and deciding the friend is guilty. Because HE-IS-GUILTY. It just reeks of lazy writing and makes Lou appear more crazy and paranoid than normally.

At least, some tension, some mystery, some shady action or behavior by the 'best' friend would have justified Lou's actions. As it is, it comes out as if Lou has a grudge against his friend and just wants to throw him into prison. And Chi McBride completely and absolutely fails to give some life to his character's motivations. Horrible.

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Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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