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There are so many good episodes of Hawaii Five-0, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Oia'i'o" the best, or is "Hai'ole" your favorite episode of Hawaii Five-0? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Hawaii Five-0 are, let's rank every Hawaii Five-0 episode from best to worst.

Hawaii Five-0 is a modern reboot on CBS of the 1968-1980 series Hawaii Five-O. The series centers on Lieutenant Commander Steven J. "Steve" McGarrett (Alex O'Laughlin), who leads the DPS task force, an elite team that only answers to the state's governor. Hawaii Five-0's original cast included Scott Caan (as Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams), Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, and Taryn Manning. In its first year, Hawaii Five-0 was named "Favorite New TV Drama" at the People's Choice Awards and Caan was nominated at the Golden Globes for his work. It's not really a serialized show, so you can pick and choose which episodes to watch.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Hawaii Five-0, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Hawaii Five-0 episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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O ke Ali'l Wale No Ka'... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 6 Episode 25: In order to stop a meth epidemic on the Island, McGarrett and Danny go undercover as pilots, but when McGarrett is seriously wounded, Danny is forced to break their cover in order to save his partner's life.

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Hana Komo Pae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 7 Episode 8: While Danny chaperones Grace’s winter formal, terrorists seize the venue and hold everyone hostage in order to kidnap a diplomat’s son.

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Lana I Ka Moana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 3 Episode 3: McGarrett and Danny's relaxing day at sea takes a deadly turn when their boat is hijacked and they are left to die in the middle of the ocean.

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Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 23: Danny is exposed to sarin while Five-0 tries to track down Wo Fat, and Chin Ho's plan to quietly return the money his uncle stole hits a snag.

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Hai'ole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 1: While McGarrett sits in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the governor, Danny brings him a surprise visitor to help clear him.

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Ina Paha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 5 Episode 7: When McGarrett is kidnapped by Wo Fat, he experiences what would have happened to the team if they had taken a very different path. William Sadler returns as McGarrett's father, and musician Gavin Rossdale guest stars as the nefarious Johnny Moreau.

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Ku I Ka Pili Koko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 4 Episode 19: Five-0 is set up when a bad tip leads them to an abandoned building that is rigged to explode with McGarrett and Danny trapped inside. Xzibit guest stars.

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Ki'ilua is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 10: McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0's help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiance hostage.

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Oia'i'o is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 24: After one of governor Jameson's assistants is killed, McGarrett discovers that the governor may have been working with Wo Fat and may have been the target of his father's investigation.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 1: Upon returning to Hawaii to investigate his father's murder, decorated Naval officer Steve McGarrett is recruited by the Governor to head up an elite new police task force - his rules, her backing, no red tape.

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Pono Kaulike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 5 Episode 18: McGarrett enlists Joe's help after Danny and Chin are arrested for deadly past transgressions. Terry O'Quinn and Jimmy Buffett return.

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36 4
Huaka'I Kula is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 3 Episode 10: An Aloha Girls camping trip with Grace turns deadly when an armed man takes McGarrett and a little girl hostage. Tom Arnold guest stars.

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40 5
Hookman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 3 Episode 15: Five-0 investigates when a mysterious man targets police officers for revenge and McGarrett is the next. Peter Weller, Max Weinberg, and Charlie Murphy guest star.

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46 7
Olelo Ho'opa'I Make is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 3 Episode 13: When Chin is kidnapped in the night and dropped in the middle of Halawa Prison dressed as an inmate, he must fight for his life. Lindsay Price guest stars.

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Mai Ka Wa Kahiko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 15: A dirty cop from Danno's past comes to the island to exact revenge on Danno and his family for ruining his life, forcing the Five-0 to find a way to help their teammate.

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43 7
I Ka Wa Mamua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 3 Episode 6: When Danny is forced to remain completely still while bomb technicians disarm a bomb, McGarrett distracts him by getting his partner to tell the story about his toughest and most emotional case from his days as a cop. Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Terrence Howard, rapper T.I., and Kendall Jenner guest star.

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23 2
E Mālama Pono is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 7 Episode 18: MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing Uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle. Singer Darius Rucker Guest Stars as Desmond Abati, the Bomb Maker

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23 2
E Malama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 16: When the sole witness in a high-profile murder case disappears, Five-0 must head into the jungle to locate and protect her from assassins who are closing in fast.

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17 1
Pahele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 11: McGarrett and the Five-0 search for a busload of kidnapped school children as well as the people responsible.

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44 8
Ua Hopu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 22: Just as McGarrett finally gets his hands on his arch nemesis Wo Fat in a special ops raid, he's blindsided when he finds that the Japanese Yakuza is hot on their trail and wants them both dead.

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41 7
Hana 'a'a Makehewa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 12: It's Christmas in Hawaii, but instead of celebrating, Five-0 is negotiating a hostage situation when Victor Hesse, the man who killed McGarrett's father, threatens to detonate an explosive that he's strapped to Chin Ho's chest.

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15 1
Luapo'i is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 5 Episode 24: While Five-0 works the case of a murdered bounty hunter who apprehended a dangerous killer, Danny's ex-wife reveals a shocking secret to him that will change his life forever.

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14 1
Mana'o is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 1 Episode 8: The body of a dead cop, who is Danny's ex-partner from the Honolulu P.D., is found in the barbecue pit of a luau. Five-0's investigation into the murder matches them against Internal Affairs, dirty cops and Hawaii's most powerful cocaine cartel.

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27 5
Ho' onani Makuakane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 4 Episode 10: The attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran leads Five-0 to use decades old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed within the internment camps on Oahu during World War II.

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Ua Hala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Hawaii Five-0
Season 2 Episode 23: Five-0 is in hot pursuit of a shooter who guns down one of their own, while another team member is forced to choose which of their kidnapped loved ones will live.