Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0 – Kuka’awale

by Alan Rapp on March 1, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Kuka'awale

After another couple’s session McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) are forced to spend several days together on the stakeout of a woman (Jessica Lowndes) who helped rob a jewelry store. Although she attempted to kill her partner to keep the diamonds for herself, Five-0 is far more interested in the gunman from the robbery who decided to kill a former member of the local police. Using the suspect as bait the pair wait it out hoping her former partner, properly motivated after being shot, will show up for retaliation. The situation allows for several scenes of the partners’ trademark banter as well as something of a breakthrough when McGarrett lets down his guard for a moment.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Nanahu

by Alan Rapp on February 23, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Nanahu

There are three stories of interest in the latest episode of Hawaii Five-0 which includes the return of a recurring character and two new guest-stars. In the case of the week Five-0 works with ATF Agent Kathy Millford (Melina Kanakaredes) who has come to the island to track down a serial arsonist and murderer now setting fires in Hawaii to watch young couples burn alive. Despite lying to Five-0 about being there in an official capacity, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his team accept the assistance of Millford whose knowledge of the arsonist proves invaluable (and also puts her in danger when the man targets a hotel for his next arson).

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Hawaii Five-0 – E ‘Imi pono

by Alan Rapp on February 17, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - E 'Imi pono

As Valentine’s Day draws near Danny (Scott Caan) frets over Grace’s (Teilor Grubbs) new crush in school, Jerry (Jorge Garcia) makes a move on the new Assistant Medical Examiner (Amanda Setton), and Five-0 begins investigating the murders of a battlefield reporter and former Congolese national who knew each other from the reporter’s previous work in the Congo.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Powehiwehi

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Powehiwehi

As Kono (Grace Park) balks at Adam’s (Ian Anthony Dale) latest marriage proposal until he distances himself from the shady practices of the family business Five-0 is called in on the unusual case of a recently-released prisoner (Xzibit) shot trying to break back into prison. “Powehiwehi” marks the return of Greg Grunberg as Jeff Morrison who the ex-con was working for in an attempt to take a dangerous criminal who no one has ever gotten a good look at.

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Hawaii Five-0 – La Po’ino

by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - La Po'ino

“La Po’ino” brings an old friend and a dangerous new threat to the islands as Joe White (Terry O’Quinn) escorts the first American citizen infected with a particuarly lethal new strain of the bird flu to Hawaii where he’s soon kidnapped by a group of terrorists planning on weaponizing the virus and unleashing it in Washington D.C. The latest episode offers a storyline which will include smuggling disease-carrying bees, secret terrorist cells, and instructing Danny (Scott Caan) on where his partner leaned his kamikaze-style of crime fighting.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ua’aihue

by Alan Rapp on January 12, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ua'aihue

When a tourist is unknowingly duped into smuggling stolen art into Hawaii and then shot in his hotel room Five-0 accepts the help of an art retrieval expert (Rebecca Mader) to find the person (Henri Lubatti) responsible. Although not specifically a Kono episode, “Ua’aihue” offers Grace Park more to do in the main storyline than any episode since her return to the show following her pregnancy. First she’s used as bait to trap an art smuggler (White Collar‘s Willie Garson) into leading Five-0 to their attempted murderer and then she along with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) goes undercover at an underground art auction selling stolen art to select connoisseurs.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Wawahi moe’uhane

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2015

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Hawaii Five-0 - Wawahi moe'uhane

While investigating the murder of a 22 year-old hulu dancer (Delys Kanemura Recca), McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) agree to accept the help of a former local police officer turned private detective (William Forsythe) who was tracking the victim for an old friend who was worried his daughter had gotten involved in something dangerous. Discovering the company that employed the victim is under investigation for prostitution, Five-0 takes a hard look at the company and their clients – one of whom went home with the victim on the night of her death only to turn up dead as well.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ke Koho Mamao Aku

by Alan Rapp on December 15, 2014

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ke Koho Mamao Aku

When a rodeo cowboy dies on a Martian training facility Five-0 is called in to investigate in an episode that takes the opportunity to explore some more exotic locales of the Hawaiian Islands including HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) and Kalapana Lava Gardens. Eventually the investigation uncovers a connection to a missing prized race horse whose worth it turns out is more than enough to kill for.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ina Paha

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2014

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ina Paha

For the show’s 100th episode Hawaii Five-0 offers a bizarre retelling of events from the show’s first episode shuffling the roles of several key characters and allowing McGarret’s father (William Sadler) to live. Of course the events are merely the drug-induced delusions of McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) in his attempt to withstand the torture and questioning at the hands of Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) who has returned to the island in an attempt to force the commander to reveal the location of Wo Fat’s father.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ho’oilina

by Alan Rapp on October 27, 2014

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ho'oilina

On the fourth anniversary of his father‘s (William Sadler) death McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) learns of an unsolved homicide that continued to haunt the Hawaiian police officer and left a young girl without a father. Befriended the woman (Mirrah Foulkes), now an assistant prosecutor for the state, McGarrett decides to reopen the case an attempt to do what his father never could – bring the man’s killer to justice.

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