Our Five-0 team's latest case hits home for McGarrett whose personal experience with a loved one held hostage pushes him even harder to rescue twelve vacationing college students abducted and held for ransom, apparently by local Tongon pirates. Upon finding the boat, they discover the ship’s captain and one of the pirates dead, and the lone survivor, Susan, a deck hand, still on board. Kamekona helps us discover the pawn shop that fences for the Tongan pirates and the owner gives us their location. Turns out the pirates were set up as the kidnappers and have an alibi for the kidnapping. One of the kidnapped kids gets killed but a slip-up by one of the kidnappers leads McGarrett and the team to successfully apprehend the kidnappers, including willing participant, Susan, and her fiancee, Tyler.