Tonight on CBS 2 in Queens at 10PM, fans tuned in to Hawaii Five-0 to watch as Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo guest starred in “Powa Maka Moana” as students on spring break had their vacation cut short by kidnappers.
Steve’s car stalled and he and Danny are stuck pushing it down the road. The tow truck arrives just as Steve gets the call about the kidnapping. The Coast Guard spotted the boat from the air and two dead bodies on deck—the Captain and one of the kidnappers. Chin says they could be dealing with pirates. Kono finds a phone with video of the kidnappers. Just as they’re leaving the deck, they hear a noise and find Susan, a crewmember hiding. She tells them it all happened fast. The kidnappers forced everyone onto another boat and while they were busy with an injured student, she slipped below deck. She identifies their guns as AK-47s. She reunites with Tyler.
Kono has been looking into the students, but there’s no reason any of them would be kidnapped. Parents have been contacted for ransom—$20 million. They find that both victims were killed by the same gun, but 24 hours apart. Someone could be framing the pirates. Steve and Danny go to talk to Lono, who denies knowledge. Steve uses a grenade to blow open the door when Lono refuses them entrance and he gives them an address, but it’s clear of hostages. Meanwhile, the students are in a cage somewhere that looks underground. The Five-0s still bring in everyone they found at the address to compare to the video they have. Steve and Danny talk to Saloni, who identifies the dead kidnapper as his cousin. Saloni says he robs the rich tourists but he doesn’t kill people. His cousin called him about a job he was taking. Steve say he’s going to prison anyway, but Saloni shows him his watch, which gives him an alibi—he stole it the day before quite a distance away. Kono didn’t find any matches, and Steve thinks this confirms that someone’s framing the pirates.
Steve addresses the students’ parents, and Morris Brown wants to pay the ransom once he learns the suspects in custody may not be linked to the kids. Steve argues that it’s not a good idea and they need to let them handle it. Steve is determined to get the kids back alive. Saloni’s alibi checked out. Kono finds that none of the credit cards paid for the boat—one older guy paid for it. They all visited a club, Storm, and spent money there that day. Kono and Chin go to the club. Bobby, a bartender, runs as soon as he sees them, but Kono stops him on the escalator. He denies knowledge of missing kids; all he’s guilty of is credit card fraud. Moku tells them about an older guy who was around the kids—via the video camera at the club, he matches one of the kidnappers. He approached them in the VIP section and gave them passes to the cruise.
Someone calls HPD asking to talk to the person in charge and Steve gets on the line. The kidnapper expected the parents to go to the cops and asks where the rest of the money is. Steve denies knowledge of any payments. He’s calling from Sand Island, but when they get there, they find one of the students dead. Steve and Danny give the Browns the news that their son is dead and find out that Morris gave the kidnappers $400,000 in cash, hoping he’d get his son back. The bullet in Justin matches the ones in the other victims. The kidnapper calls back and tells him he has one hour to get the money and a plane together or the students all die. The kidnapper wants Susan to deliver the money.
Susan’s worried about taking care of the drop, but Steve convinces her to do it. The kidnappers call and the plan is put in motion. They equip Susan with an earpiece and give her the bag of money. She enters the warehouse and Steve tells her to do exactly as they say. One of the kidnappers say, “Told you this would work,” but when he opens the bag, it’s filled with Yellow Books. It starts exploding and the police enter the scene. Steve chases after the kidnapper, who boards a trolley. Steve jumps on board and takes him out. It was Tyler. Susan is arrested; Steve knew she was involved because her name wasn’t in the newspaper but the kidnapper asked for her by name. The students are reunited with their parents.
Tune in to CBS 2 in Queens next Monday at 10PM for the next new Hawaii Five-0, “Loa Aloha.”
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