In this episode of Hawaii Five-0, called “Na hala a ka makua” (Hawaiian for “Sins of the Father”), Steve and Danny are kidnapped by a convicted killer who throws them for a loop when he announces the real reason he took them hostage.
This episode looked at the sometimes complicated relationships between fathers and daughters from multiple points of view. The truly interesting part though, was realizing that no matter how different those relationships can be, they can also be a lot alike.
Comparing Danny and Grace to Parrish and his daughter, it would seem that there were no similarities at all. But though they were hard to find, they were there. Parrish did a lot of things in his life that he wasn’t proud of, things that turned his daughter against him. While Danny wasn’t anything like Parrish, he still had a moment when he realized that he too did things that he wasn’t proud of. The difference is that Danny has a chance to change those things. Well, that and the fact that he’s not ever going to be sent to jail and therefore separated from his daughter for many years.