3x01 La O Na Makuahine' (Mother's Day)
First Aired: Sep. 24, 2012 on CBS
Summary: Following McGarrett’s mother’s surprise return and Chin’s gut-wrenching decision, the team is determined to track down Wo Fat and Delano for killing an important member of their family.
Main Characters in this Episode
- The scene where a helicopter uses a grappling hook (by lifting the armored car where Wo Fat is in transit to a U.S. Marshals aircraft) and dropping it in the ocean) along with deep sea divers armed with spear guns could be deemed as homage to the James Bond franchise - the plot was similar to the films Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Licence To Kill using the deep sea as part of the plot.
- McGarrett's love interest (Catherine Rollins) who served on the U.S.S. Enterprise becomes part of the main cast as a member of the U.S. Naval Intelligence. The real-life Enterprise is scheduled for decommissioning.
- First time in the rebooted series that Chin Ho kills a suspect in cold blood.