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I was only going to write a few words about this episode, but in light of what happened with Chin and Gabriel in the first few episodes of the new season, I decided that in the end, it might have a bigger influence on Steve and his Ohana, than I first thought. So maybe we should have a closer look at it.
The team catches a shocking case when a man is found dead in a warehouse. He was tortured and killed.
Max: Based on the physical morphology of the injuries, I estimate several hours of systematic torture.
Chin: Something like this, can be cartel related. Drugs, money, murder for hire?
Steve: If that’s the case, who ever ordered this, is a major player in that world.
The man suspected of ordering the torture, is the boss of a Mexican Cartel, who arrived in town earlier. He turns out to be Gabriel Waincroft, Chin’s long forgotten brother-in-law. Fifteen years ago Malia asked Chin to help her brother to get off on an auto theft charge. It seems that that was the beginning of his successful “career” as a criminal.
It turns out that for his initiation into the gang at that time, Gabriel had to pull off an armed robbery at a store. Chin’s father, who was also a cop, was off duty at the time, but happened to be a customer in the store. Because Gabriel did not want him as a witness to his crime, he shot and killed him. John McGarrett and Chin, investigated Kam Tong Kelly’s murder even after the initial leads did not pan out. After seeing Gabriel’s new gang-tattoo and him matching an eyewitness description, they suspected Gabriel, but they were never able to prove anything against him………..
In present day, the team follows the evidence in regards to the tortured man and in the end they catch Gabriel. During a gunfight, Chin follows Gabriel onto the roof of a building. Chin takes aim at the fleeing Gabriel, but then lowers his gun, and shoot Gabriel in the leg.
Gabriel: I’m bleeding
Chin: I can see that.
Gabriel: You gonna call an ambulance?
Chin: What I should do, is throw you off this damn roof.
Gabriel: And I should do the same to you for not protecting my sister. Because of you, she’s dead!
Chin: You murdered my father, you son of a bitch. Tell me why. WHY?
Gabriel: Wrong place, wrong time.
Gabriel: I did not have a choice.
Chin: You could have put the gun down.
Gabriel: And gone to jail. No way. I don’t do time.
Chin: Well you do now.
Gabriel: Wait, I’ve got $25 000 000, in an overseas bank account. It’s yours. All you’ve got to do is turn around and walk away. Twenty-Five Million dollars, is more money than you will ever see in 10 lifetimes as a cop. What do you say?
Chin: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say, can and will be held against you. You have the right to an attorney. If you can not afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
Steve took quite a long time to catch up with Chin and Gabriel on the roof 😀 , but he arrives just in time to see Chin turn down the money offer and arrest Gabriel. You can see how proud he is of Chin.
Internal Affairs is investigating Chin, because they suspect that he was aware of Gabriel’s criminal activities over the years. They are also looking for the $25 000 000, Gabriel might have hidden somewhere in a bank and think Chin might know something more about it. During their investigation they also speak to Kono and Steve.
Steve: No Chin Ho Kelly never went into detail about his father’s murder. But that’s the type of man he is. He doesn’t want to burden anybody with his trouble.
IA Officer: But this is his father we are talking about. Of all people Commander, you could understand wanting closure.
Steve: What did you say?
IA Officer: You heard what I said.
Steve: Nice try. But you’re way out of line.
IA Officer: I’m out of line? One of your men let a killer run free for 15 years.
Steve: Suspecting and proving murder are two very different things. Now if you two have got any evidence, that you can back-up these claims you have against Chin Ho, about him subverting the law. I would like to see it.
IA Officer: That’s the point of this investigation, Commander. If there was evidence, Chin Ho made it disappear to protect his family.
Steve: Gabriel was nowhere near as important to Chin Ho, as his own father.
IA Officer: That might have been true. But the old man was dead and there was nothing Chin Ho could do about that, except circle the wagons and protect his family. And from everything we know about your unit, family comes first.
Steve: You implying that I am hiding something now? Is that what you are saying, that this is a big cover-up?
IA Officer: We’re all cops here. We know how this works. We have each other’s backs, right. But something like this and you turn your back on a murder and letting that suspect grow into even more dangerous sociopath? That violates the code of silence. You got that?
Steve: If I knew for one second that Chin Ho did what you two are saying he did, I would have been the first one to book him.
– Hawaii Five-0: Episode 413 –
Hana Lokomaika’i (The Favor)
To be continued here