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If you watched the sun-soaked procedural drama Hawaii Five-0, you probably have a favorite episode for every season (there are 10 of them!). In honor of the show's final farewell, we've curated a list of our top 10 episodes. If you're about to start binge-watching, consider this a spoiler alert!

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Hana 'a' a Makehewa

The cast of Hawaii Five0

The Five-0 celebrates Christmas.

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Season 1, Episode 12

The closer the team gets to catching the killer, the more enthralled we are! In this episode, Five-0 spends a tense Christmas negotiating a hostage situation when the man who killed McGarrett's father threatens to detonate an explosive. And that's just the beginning...


Scott Caan Daniel Dae Kim and Alex OLoughlin in Hawaii Five0

McGarrett escapes from prison.

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Season 2, Episode 1

In the season 2 premiere, McGarrett (played by Alex O'Loughlin) escapes from prison with the help of—you wouldn't believe it!—the man who killed his father. This fugitive storyline kept us on the edge of our seats.

I ka Wa Mamua

Terrence Howard,Scott Caan and Sydney Tamiia Poitier in Hawaii Five0

Danny's past haunts him.

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Season 3, Episode 6

This episode gave us the background we needed to love Danny's character (played by Scott Caan) even more. As McGarrett tries to distract Danny from the bomb strapped to him—casual, right?—Danny tells us the story of the most emotional case he tackled during his years as a cop.

Ho'onani Makuakane

Alex OLoughlin and James Saito in Hawaii Five-0

McGarret investigates a Pearl Harbor veteran.

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Season 4, Episode 10

This episode focuses on the investigation into the attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor veteran by a man who—get this—accuses the veteran of having murdered his father decades earlier. And on top of that, the would-be murderer has connections to McGarrett's past. Can you say "drama"?

Ina Paha

Alex OLoughlin and Scott Caan in Hawaii Five0.

McGarrett experiences what would have been.

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Season 5, Episode 7

"Ina Paha" means "If Perhaps," and this episode gives viewers a glimpse at what could've been for their favorite H50 characters had they taken different paths in the past. Fun fact: This marks the series' 100th episode.

O ke Ali'l Wale No Ka'u Makemake

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The team helps Danny.

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Season 6, Episode 25

The season finale cements the team spirit and brotherhood between McGarrett and Danny. Incorporating everything from undercover work to a meth epidemic to a grave injury, this episode is a true celebration of "ohana" (family).

Hana Komo Pae

Chosen Jacobs and Scott Caan in Hawaii Five0

Danny chaperones winter formal.

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Season 7, Episode 8

Who can resist a story set at a high school dance? While Danny is chaperoning his daughter's winter formal, terrorists seize control of the venue in hopes of kidnapping a diplomat's son. A high-stakes hostage situation combined with a bit of teen drama (for comedic relief) makes this a nail-biter.

Na la ‘Ilio

The cast of Hawaii Five0

Five-0 goes to the dogs.

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Season 8, Episode 2

What do you do when your only witness is a dog? That's right, a dog. This episode gives viewers a lighthearted take on an ambushed drug bust—plus it introduces one of our favorite characters, Junior Reigns (played by Beulah Koale).

Pio ke Kukui, Po'ele ka Hale

Alex OLoughlin in Hawaii Five0

McGarrett flees to Montana.

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Season 9, Episode 10

In one of the most wrenching storylines of the season, McGarrett and Joe White (returning guest star Terry O'Quinn) flee to Montana after an attack on McGarrett. But they aren't safe there either. A bloody ambush and an emotion-packed ending make this episode an instant classic.


Alex OLoughlin and Anthony Dale in Hawaii Five0

McGarrett and Adam in the series finale.

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Season 10, Episode 22

We hate to say goodbye to H50, but we still love this episode. The series finale wraps up all the mysteries about McGarrett and packs plenty of high-stakes drama. Complete with flashbacks and farewells, this was the ending that Hawaii Five-0 fans deserved.

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By Virginia Bell


Hawaii Five-0 star Grace Park's sun is in sensitive and receptive Pisces, the sign of the dreamer, the musician and the poet. Genuinely caring and compassionate, she radiates a gentle demeanor and a friendly personality. Her moon in colorful and fiery Sagittarius adds a fierce determination, sharp intellect and a far-reaching imagination. This combination makes her an artist and a scientist, a mystic and a philosopher, a lovely amalgam of humility and nobility.

In early June and again in early October, Grace will experience a major life passage. At that time, change-at-all-costs Uranus will make an opposition to its birth position. This is the peak of her midlife and signals that an old life is over and a new one is about to begin. Clearly, something big is looming; it could be an exciting new role, a major move or starting a family. No doubt she will pull it off with her natural refinement and poise.

PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) • Grace Park, Hawaii Five-0 | March 14

Pisces is a generous and thoughtful sign, but 2017 is about taking care of yourself, healing old issues and creating healthy boundaries. The Pisces new moon eclipse on Feb. 26 is your power time; habits you create and decisions you make will last a long time. Circle March 2; you could discover the Sheldon to your Amy (The Big Bang Theory).

ARIES (March 21–April 19) • Jennifer Esposito, NCIS| April 12

Do you have a concept that's potentially worth Billions? People in power will be open to even your most outrageous ideas in late February, when red-hot Mars teams up with brilliant Uranus. Aries season begins March 21, followed by the passionate Aries new moon on March 27, guaranteeing your birthday will be A-list and more exciting than the Grammys.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) • Kevin James, Kevin Can Wait | April 26

Be prepared for a heart-to-heart conversation on Feb. 8 regarding children or changes in your home. Perhaps as with Adam in Man with a Plan, it will involve a totally new role. Don't get rattled; positive aspects the following week will allow you to adjust and move forward. Motivator Mars enters Taurus on March 9, giving you energy, passion and pizazz.

GEMINI (May 21–June 21) • Beth Hall, Mom | June 5

The next two months, your ruler, Mercury, is moving faster than MacGyver on a mission; open yourself up to new people and fresh inspiration. Sometime Feb. 11–21 you could meet someone under unusual circumstances who can assist you in your career. The March 27 new moon occurs in your networking zone; a team effort could work out splendidly.

CANCER (June 22–July 21) • Michael Weatherly, Bull | July 8

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Three planets in impulsive Aries thrust you out of your comfort zone in early February. It may feel sudden but it's been brewing. Something brand-new and even better is coming. You have superb intuition—trust it. As Agent Pride told Brody in NCIS: New Orleans, "Listen to that voice inside you." By March 9, you'll have it worked out.

LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) • Lucas Till, MacGyver | Aug. 10

2017 is a year of big plans and bold moves. Initiate something during the Feb. 10 full moon eclipse in Leo. Eclipses in our sign have the power to accelerate change, clarify what's important and direct us toward it. Four planets visit your travel zone during March; start thinking Beyond Borders. A winter getaway is in the stars.

VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) • Barrett Foa, NCIS: Los Angeles | Sept. 18

An event you were looking forward to on Feb. 8 may turn out disappointing. Stay positive and focus on what's working. As Elizabeth (Madam Secretary) said last season, "These are champagne problems." Romance heats up thanks to the new moon eclipse in your love zone on Feb. 26. Already involved? A relationship could go to an exciting new level.

LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) • Scott Bakula, NCIS: New Orleans | Oct. 9

Feb. 3–April 2, your ruling planet, Venus, will be touring your love zone. Since she'll be in competitive Aries you'll find it easier to assert yourself—in love and in life. You may not be ready to compete on Big Brother or Survivor, but you're going to surprise a lot of people. March 4 brings an old love back.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24–Nov. 21) • Calista Flockhart, Supergirl | Nov. 11

There's an excellent chance you could meet a feisty Aries at work or at an industry event during the Feb. 10 full moon. Taken? Valentine's Day could bring a major milestone. Scorpios love secrets and if you have anything to hide, perhaps as with Sadie Ellis (Doubt), it could be exposed on March 30, when Jupiter and Pluto square off.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) • Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless | Nov. 28

Thanks to Saturn in your sign, you've been working hard and making progress. But Sagittarius craves excitement, and in early March, Jupiter and Uranus team up to give you a chance at an exhilarating adventure. Don't let friends discourage you, unless it resembles an episode of Training Day or Scorpion. The one that got away? He or she could appear March 18.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) • Jessica Chaffin, Man with a Plan | Jan. 5

Capricorns are not necessarily sentimental, but you may be inspired to do something special for a certain someone on Valentine's Day. A close friend or family member may offer an apology mid-March. It's time to let go of an old grudge and forgive them. As Dr. Jason Bull (Bull) said, "Don't give up on people; they're all we got."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) • Tom Selleck, Blue Bloods | Jan. 29

Four planets go into battle on Feb. 8, and you could find yourself in the middle. Back off. As Cat (Supergirl) said last season, "Act like a superhero even if you're not." With a posse of planets in your communication zone during March, your verbal skills are off the charts; you could receive an offer to teach, lecture or publish.

Originally published in Watch! Magazine, February 2017

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