Super SEAL with the awesome eyesight spots a guy in a dinghy waving for help. I wonder how long dude has been sitting out there screaming for help and Bill and Ted have been too busy sipping Longboards to notice the flailing civilian in the background. They go over to the silly man in the dinghy to help him out. Uh oh, this is a boat hijacking and the guy, having boarded the boat, pulls out his gun and forces Steve and Danny to jump into the ocean. He fires a couple of bullets into the dinghy and poor Steve and Danny are left stranded a little bit more than 40 miles (64kms) South of O’ahu.
Steve and Danny swim to the dinghy and Super SEAL gets all MacGyver up in here and uses some tubing to tie up the holes, buying our boys some time. Danny, concerned that they are stranded, says more words in a couple of minutes then I think Malia said the entire time she was on show. The bromance in this episode is truly epic. Danny starts to paddle with his hands once Steve points out which way is home. Steve informs his stressed out BFFITWWW he is going to tow them back to shore and because it’ll totes weigh him down, he takes his shirt off declaring he has done this before. I don’t think this is too much of a stretch actually, those SEALs go through some crazy training drills. Danny exclaims that this is a challenge for Steve shouting, “a skills test, be all you can be cr@p.” Steve, in a throw back to season one, enlightens us all that that is an army saying and we all know that Steve is in the naveeee. Danny mentions something about how he was quiet happy watching his NY Jets football game in his underwear and Danny fans mourn the fact that the episode didn’t start with this scene. Steve jumps in the water, like Dory and swims, thinking, “just keep swimming,” when a shark comes out of no where! A tiger shark! Danny declares he doesn’t want to be on Shark Week and I don’t even know what that is. Steve, gets “all island” on us and tells Danny he will not be punching the tiger shark in the nose. Danny calls Steve, McGarrett Danger Magnet and I can’t help but think that yes, this is true.
Danny is clearly freaked out and we finally learn why this is so. He explains that he used to love the water, until one summer he and his friend Billy were swimming when Danny got caught in a rip tide. His friend, trying to swim over to save him, gets caught in an undertow and disappears. His young friends body is found three miles down the coast and we find out that Danny hadn’t gone swimming again until he moved to Hawaii with Gracie. Danny then spots a yacht, not a dinghy off in the distance.