Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0 – Ka pa’ani nui

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2017

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka pa'ani nui television review

Hawaii Five-0 uses a staple of movie and television villains for it’s latest episode when the death of a young woman in a remote region of Hawaii leads them to suspect that a Nazi war criminal has been in hiding for 70 years. The B-story involves the unrelated homicide of a rich dickhole on the island looking to go shark hunting. While the evidence initially seems to point to the groups protecting sharks, the truth is actually quite the opposite.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ka ‘aelike

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2017

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka 'aelike television review

“Ka ‘aelike” is a strange episode that wraps-up the show’s big mid-season cliffhanger before the opening credits even roll. Quickly sent back to Hawaii, with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) now having custody of Sara (Londyn Silzer), the Five-0 crew gets back to business as usual for the case of the week. It’s odd for the show to throw away such a big lead-in, and I wonder if something larger wasn’t originally planned (involving the impregnable stronghold where the bad guys don’t even bother to take Chin), but was cut for either time or cost. Plus, the (completely unnecessary) involvement of Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) seems to be included for the sole purpose of helping Adam and Chin bury the hatchet (and possibly set-up trouble or the parole later this season).

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ka’ili aku

by Alan Rapp on December 19, 2016

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka'ili aku television review

After Sara (Londyn Silzer) is kidnapped, Five-0 heads down to Mexico to get the girl back (unaware that they are the ransom). Working to uncover the identity of the kidnappers by the charged corpse of one left behind, the team learns too late that those responsible for Sara’s abduction are with the Diego cartel looking for a little payback given Five-0 dispatching a few of their members earlier this season. The episode ends unexpectedly on a cliffhanger not with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) leading the group on a suicidal mission on an impenetrable compound against overwhelming odds but Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) choosing to exchange himself for Sara’s safe return.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ka Luhi

by Alan Rapp on December 11, 2016

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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka Luhi television review

“Ka Luhi” introduces Missy Peregrym as Danny‘s (Scott Caan) sister Bridget who is on the island for a work conference. With the smallest of needling from McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Danny begins to pick up on some vibes between Bridget and her friend and grows concerned that Bridget may do something while on holiday to destroy her marriage. Given that she returns to New Jersey at the end of the episode, I’m not sure how much more we’ll be seeing of her but I did enjoy Peregrym’s guest-spot here and hope the writers find a way to bring her back to the island again.

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Hawaii Five-0 – He Moho Hou

by Alan Rapp on October 10, 2016

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Hawaii Five-0 - He Moho Hou

While Kono (Grace Park) reconnects with a former surf competitor facing hard times and Alicia (Claire Forlani) is paid a visit by Five-0’s chess-obsessed serial killer, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his team search for a drug dealer who parachuted from a plane killing both a DEA agent (who wasn’t lucky enough to have a parachute) and the witness whose house they landed in. The drug-dealing storyline will provide most of the episode’s action, including Kono highlighted in the most kick-ass sequence of the young season, but the heart of the episode comes from Kono’s subplot reconnecting with an old rival and coming to understand what she can do, and what she can’t, to help the veteran.

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