Exclusive Hawaii Five-0 First Look: Why Is Chin Ho in Prison?

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On Sunday's special post-AFC Championship airing of Hawaii Five-0, Chin Ho Kelly will live out every cop's nightmare: being stuck in prison with the people you've put behind bars.

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"Cops that serve time in here don't do too well," warns a prison guard who's "helping" Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) find answers. Based on the exclusive first look at the episode below, that's a huge understatement.

"We really wanted to put [Chin]  in a situation where he'd have to face his sins," executive producer Peter Lenkov previously told TVGuide.com. "Chin Ho was considered a dirty cop, so we put him in a situation where some people feel he belongs in prison. There are people who want to kill him because he put them in there. We're playing with scenes of retribution and revenge. It's life or death and it's a really good ride."

Although Chin wakes up inside the prison with no recollection of how he got there, things begin to become a bit clearer when he crosses paths with Det. Kaleo (Jason Scott Lee), the former Ochoa Cartel mole inside the Honolulu Police Department. As for why Chin's being punished? "Somebody ... wants you to suffer before you die," Kaleo says.

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Will Chin make it out alive? Watch his first heart-pumping fistfight in the clip below to find out. Plus: See which shocking familiar face comes to his rescue!

The episode, which also features several previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix tracks, is scheduled to air Sunday at 10/9c on CBS.

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