Hawaii Five-0

  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Waiho wale kahiko
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Hawaii Five-0 - Waiho wale kahiko television review

Hawaii Five-0 can sometimes get a bit carried away with stories that strain the show’s credibility to (and sometimes past) all reasonable limits, as with the show’s Eight Season finale. When a Russian nuclear submarine shows up on the beaches of Hawaii, Five-0 goes on the search for a missing seaman who leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. What starts out as a search for a single Russian grows with the discovery of a sleeper cell of Russian spies all over the island. Eventually you get McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) boarding the nuclear sub, the entire Five-0 team shooting up a Russian embassy, the team forcibly taking a Russian spy from Russian soil (by blackmailing local officials), and somehow none of this causes an international incident.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Kōpī wale nō i ka i’a a ‘eu nō ka ilo
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Hawaii Five-0 - Kōpī wale nō i ka i'a a 'eu nō ka ilo television review

Over the years Hawaii Five-0 has provided several episodes sending McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), and occasionally the rest of the Five-0 team, out of Hawaii and into more military-style adventures. The penultimate episode of the show’s rocky Eight Season follows this formula as McGarrett hitches a ride with Junior (Beulah Koale) and his SEAL team after learning their mission could involving finding Joe White (Terry O’Quinn). Not all that subtly, the episode mirrors the McGarret/White relationship with that of McGarrett and Junior. We also get flashbacks to a younger McGarrett on Joe White’s team, and the lengths Steve’s mentor went to keep him alive. Although its unclear if the team was successful in their primary mission of killing their target, McGarrett does get his man and brings him home.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ahuwale ka nane hūnā
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ahuwale ka nane hūnā television review

Harry Langford (Chris Vance) returns to the islands working as protection for a British royal (Kate Beahan) and her teenage daughter (Alana Boden). When the daughter sneaks out of her protection detail, Steve (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) help Harry track the girl down before the wrong type of people discover she’s unprotected on the island. Really just an excuse to get Vance back on the show, “I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope” is one of the more enjoyable episodes of the season with a nice balance of tension and humor. I smiled more than once when the show worked in Danny’s parenting skills of a precocious teenage daughter.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope
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Hawaii Five-0 - I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope TV review

Picking up the loose thread of the previous episode in which most members of Five-0 were exposed to a dangerous bioweapon, “I Ka Wa Ma Mua, I Ka Wa Ma Hope” opens with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Danny (Scott Caan), Junior (Beulah Koale), and Tani (Meaghan Rath) still stuck in the hospital’s isolation ward. When a suicidal gunman arrives to place a bomb on the door, before shooting Danny and then himself, Five-0 will work swiftly to save Danny’s life while Grover (Chi McBride) and the bomb squad will work to find a safe way into the room before the detective’s time runs out.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Kau ka ‘ōnohi ali’i i luna
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Hawaii Five-0 - Kau ka 'ōnohi ali'i i luna TV review

A cop, a police cadet, and a former head of the Yakuza walk into a bank. “Kau ka ‘ōnohi ali’i i luna” offers some unusual pairings as circumstances put Junior (Beulah Koale) and the recently-returned Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) as McGarrett‘s (Alex O’Loughlin) back-up after the police cadet notices something suspicious at a local bank. Heading into the bank during a robbery in progress, the threesome are too late to catch the robbers, who blow their way out through the vault, but as McGarrett follows underground the pair provide support topside.

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