Ernie then reveals he has developed new computer software which can identify suspects by their choice of clothing.
As the computer demonstrates how his adjustments have completely stepped up the team’s cyber capabilities, he remarks, “Sometimes even I’m impressed by me.”
While the new algorithm may be just what the team needs for this particular case, it could raise some ethical questions about their surveillance skills further down the line.
Jane might be able to use Ernie’s technology to track down the suspect this time, but could NCIS Hawaii run into trouble in season two if the computer identifies an innocent bystander by their outfit alone?
NCIS Hawaii season 1 continues Mondays on CBS. A UK release date is yet to be announced.