Last week’s episode of Hawaii Five-O started off at a University of Hawaii women’s volleyball game at the Stan Sheriff Center. Volleyball is a big sport in Hawaii and UH women’s volleyball is huge! Games are always televised and UH always wins their conference, and consistently ranks one of the top in the country.
This Kailua estate (MLS# 1107383) is where the volleyball coach resided
Shortly after the volleyball team’s victory, the coach was killed in the locker room. During the investigation, the Five-O team heads to the home where he lived. In the show, the subtitles said Kahala, however, I recognized the home (which is a $36 million estate) in the beach side neighborhood of Kailua. Don’t worry, volleyball coaches here don’t make that much money…
In the show, he was staying in a portion of the home that was owned by a “booster” or big supporter of the team. During the investigation at the home, the team discovered some modeling photos of a UH player that were somewhat revealing to say the least. They went to question the player, who was played by the 3rd actor (actress in this case) from ABC’s Lost that got a part on Hawaii Five-O. After questioning her, it turned out the coach was just trying to get her straightened out so that she’d be eligible to play again.
Pool area of Kailua estate shot from covered hallway where McGarrett and Dano were walking
The Five-O team soon discovers the coach was also renting a motel in town, which they go to investigate. There, they discover the person who was hiding there was the wife of his landlord he was renting from. McGarrett and Dano go back to the estate in Kahala (Kailua) to speak with the husband, who then pulls out a gun and is shot from an assassin on a nearby roof.
It turns out the estate owner was doing some dirty business with the ex-HPD thug played by William Baldwin. Meanwhile, Chin Ho really presses Kono, as she was tied up doing business with this guy, and she is brought in by McGarrett for interrogation. It’s revealed that she’s involved with an undercover investigation with Internal Affairs. They set up a bust during a bank heist to finally bring this group of ex-cops down.