We continue our story from here
This day starts with Steve being full of fun and laughs, later being cocky about how he is going to catch WoFat and lock him away. But by the end of the next day he was defeated, framed for two murders and his team scattered all over, each with their own problems………..
Another Wednesday, and yet another envelope with something from the Champ box being returned – a key. Jenna informs them that according to her research, the key is most likely from some antique piece of American furniture.
Laura Hills die in a car bomb explosion right in front of HQ.
Jenna: The improvised explosive device is one of WoFat’s prefered ways of execution. Especially when he is trying to send a message.
Danny: Okay, wait, you think WoFat did this? I mean, it seems sloppy.
Jenna: He’s not sloppy. He’s vindictive. Think about it. You took out Victor Hess and the Yakusa here. His right and left hands. You made it personal.
Steve: Yeah. He’s really gonna be pissed when I toss his ass in a cell for the rest of his life.
Danny and Steve search Laura’s house to try to find any clues of why she was killed.
Steve: Danny. Check this out. Okay, this may be coincidence, all right. These are the exact same envelopes I’ve been getting sent.
Danny: You think Laura Hills was the one sending those?
Steve: I don’t know.
Danny: They’re envelopes, Steve. What are you doing?
Steve: Getting a writing sample.
The handwriting on the envelopes is a match with Laura’s.
Steve: Okay, the thing I don’t get is that this evidence was stolen by the Yakuza. How did Laura get her hands on it?
Kono: Maybe she worked for WoFat.
Steve: Yeah, or she took it from somebody who did.
Jenna tracks down a guy named Dale O’Reilly, who was a suspect in some Claymore mines being stolen from the military. They suspect that he might have sold the mine to WoFat. Steve and Danny visit him at his workplace.
Steve: Who did you sell the Claymore to? Answer my question. Who did you sell the Claymore to?
Dale: McGarrett. His name is Steve McGarrett!
After some persuasion, Dale identifies WoFat as the man he sold the Claymore mine to. So that at least clears Steve’s name for that.
But the crime lab processes Laura Hills’ house and the only other prints, besides Laura’s, they find all over the place, are Steve’s..… it becomes clear that he is being set up for her murder.
Steve and Danny visit the Governor at her home to bring her up to date on the case. And to tell her that they know that Laura was killed by WoFat. They inform her that they have a witness, Dale who sold WoFat the mine and that he made a positive ID. While talking with her, Steve sees an antique desk in her study……….
Governor: Tell me, why do you think she was murdered?
Steve: We’re not sure, but we’re, uh. We’re working on that. You know what ma’am? Thank you so much for your time today. We understand it’s been a very difficult day.
Governor: Steve. This is very personal to me. You find this man, by any means necessary.
Steve: Yes, ma’am
Danny: Let me just make a statement. Out of the top dopiest suggestions you have ever had, this is number one with a bullet.
Chin: What idea is that?
Danny: Oh, I’ll tell you. He wants to break into the Governor’s mansion.
Danny: All those who think that’s a certifiably demented idea, please raise your hand. Please raise your hand.
Jenna: I’m new. I didn’t think I got a vote.
Steve: You don’t get a vote okay. The rest of you are forgetting that Five-0 is not a democracy, it’s a benevolent dictatorship. Got it?
Chin: Why would you want to break into the Governor’s mansion?
Steve: The key that Laura Hills sent me from my father’s toolbox goes to an old antique bureau, all right? The exact same antique bureau that’s in the Governor’s study.
Kono: Okay, if the key fits, what do you think you’re gonna find in there?
Steve: The rest of my father’s stuff.
Dale O’Reilly and the HPD officers transporting him to prison are ambushed and shot dead in cold blood! They loose their only witness against WoFat…..but the only person besides Five-0 who knew that he was going to testify against WoFat, is the Governor. Steve starts to put the puzzle pieces to together, and realises that the Governor was involved with it all. But he also realises that they need rock-solid, air-tight proof against her.
Danny on the other hand has ‘problems’ of his own. Things between him and Rachel are serious and she needs to tell Stan that she will be leaving him. She also tells Danny that she is pregnant and when he asks, she says that he is definitely the father. She also tells him that she will be leaving for the mainland, because Hawaii is not her home. Danny says that he will leave with her, because she and Grace are his life.
Steve breaks into to Governor’s mansion, in order to test the key and to find answers. He does not find the remainder of his father’s stuff, but he finds surveillance pictures of Laura, placing the envelope on his car.
Steve: The key fit, Danny. This is what my father was working on before he was murdered, Danny. He was investigating the Governor.
The next morning while Steve informs the team on his suspicions and shows them the evidence against the Governor, Chin gets a call from Duke. A warrant for Steve’s arrest for killing Laura, is out. They clear all their evidence from the computers and Steve manages to escape, but without his gun. Lucky for him he’s got friends in low places, and Kamekona hooks him up with one.
Internal Affairs also arrive at the office. They are there to bring Kono if for questioning about the break in, into the Asset Forfeiture locker.
Steve breaks into the Governor’s house for a second time………
Governor: Steve. I was hoping they were wrong about you.
Steve: I didn’t kill Laura Hills. You did.
Governor: What do you want?
Steve: I want a confession.
Steve: I know my father was investigating you. I know about your ties to the Yakuza. I know about the Noshimuri brothers. I know about your connections with WoFat. My father was getting close to exposing you, wasn’t he Governor? That’s why my mother died in that car bomb, just like Laura Hills? But what I really want to know is who gave the order? I know Koji Noshimuri set the car bomb that killed my mother. I know Victor Hess killed my father. But I want to know who gave the order Governor? Was it WoFat or was it you?
Governor: You captured the man who shot and killed your father. You took down the people responsible for your mother’s murder. I gave you the ability to do that. I gave you the immunity and means. I protected you. And when you got into trouble , I got you out of it.
Steve: You put the money in the asset forfeiture locker, didn’t you? You covered for us.
Governor: I was trying to protect you. Five-0 has done a lot for the people of Hawaii. I wanted that work to continue.
Steve: Stop lying to me. You created Five-0 so you could keep an eye on me. So I wouldn’t pick up where my father left off. Isn’t that right? You keep your friends close, but you keep your enemies even closer.
Governor: I am not the enemy, Steve. I have always been loyal to the people who are loyal to me.
Steve: Really? Is that why you had Laura Hills murdered? Because she was disloyal?
WoFat immobilize Steve with a stun gun…….. and he shots and kills the Governor, leaving Steve with the murder weapon in his hands. Chin arrives with HPD and they arrest Steve.
Steve: It was WoFat.
Danny: Let him go.
Steve: It was WoFat, Danny.
Danny: Let him go. Let him go.
Chin: He was the only one there. His gun was just discharged. I can’t let him go.
Danny: Yes you can. We have jurisdiction. We’re Five-0. Get him out.
Chin: You don’t understand. Danny. There is no Five-0 anymore………
With all the trouble, Danny completely forgets about the flight with Rachel and Grace to the mainland. Chin looks like a traitor for taking his job back as a lieutenant at HPD. And Steve and Kono can only stare at each other, stunned and amazed at the situation they find themselves in…………………………..
– Hawaii Five-0: Episode 124 –
To be continued here