Hawaii Five-0

  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Loa’a pono ka ‘iole i ka punana
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Hawaii Five-0- Loa'a pono ka 'iole i ka punana TV review

“Loa’a pono ka ‘iole i ka punana” centers around Grover‘s (Chi McBride) investigation into murder at the prestiguous golf club he’s been attempting to get into since he first arrived on the island. Working with the club’s head-of-security (Alon Aboutboul), Grover leads a quiet investigation which uncovers both money laundering and millions in counterfeit currency. Tani (Meaghan Rath) provide nominally support from Five-0 headquarters while processing the news that Junior (Beulah Koale) has been been recalled by the United States Navy. Looks like Five-0 is down another man for the foreseeable future.

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Magnum P.I. – Desperate Measures

by Alan Rapp on January 6, 2020

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  • Title: Magnum P.I. (2018) – Desperate Measures
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Magnum P.I. - Desperate Measures television review

The second-half of the crossover gets off to an awkward start with most of Five-0 being taken into custody (off-camera) leaving Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Quinn (Katrina Law) heading to ask Magnum Jay Hernandez and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) for help. Junior (Beulah Koale) has been taken by a group willing to exchange him for the CIA list that our heroes now have in their possession. Magnum calls in his pals, Higgins does some computer work, and Quinn and Tani spend most of the time hiding out at Robin’s Nest (or in the back of the car) while leaving Junior’s life in the hands of their new friends.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ihea ‘oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana?
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? TV review

When CBS decided to add a second remake set in Hawaii it was only a matter of time before we saw a Hawaii Five-0 crossover with Magnum P.I. Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) cross paths with Five-0 while searching for a philandering husband on case that involves stolen government secrets being brokered to China. With Magnum offering some back-and-forth with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), as the stand-in for the missing Danny (Scott Caan), it’s Higgins connections which prove to have the real payoff for Five-0 in retrieving the list of undercover CIA assets in China.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ka i ka ‘ino, no ka ‘ino
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka i ka 'ino, no ka 'ino television review

Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) continues his role of stand-in for Chin-Ho as the team member to be attacked and framed for various crimes, repeatedly. Following the events of the previous episode, which involved Tamiko (Brittany Ishibashi) being kidnapped and her father murdered, and those responsible looking to frame him, Adam steps away from Five-0 without explanation looking towards his past to set-up a new future for himself and Tamiko. While not involved in the investigation, both McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) attempt to talk to Adam, but it looks like Adam’s days on the side of angels has come to an end.

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ka ‘i’o

by Alan Rapp on November 11, 2019

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ka ‘i’o
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka 'i'o TV review

“Ka ‘i’o” is the obligatory send McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) off on an impossible mission episode. This time around it’s to Columbia and Mexico in search of Doris (Christine Lahti) who the CIA believes has been turned and is now working against American interest. The episode is a bit odd, with several gaps in the story, making me wonder if a two-part episode got truncated into something that would fit in the show’s normal hour-long framework. Other cast members make cameos here, but aside from Junior (Beulah Koale) who goes in with a team to assist Steve when he gets stuck, the rest of Five-0 is mostly here to stand around headquarters and await news. As is usually the case with these episodes, the action is quite good even if the plot struggles to remain credible. The episode marks the final appearance of Lahti’s character (except perhaps in flashbacks) as the show does surprise me in allowing Doris to be a traitor and meet her end. It’s a nice send off for a recurring character, and I’ll be curious to see if the show simply moves on from this or if Doris’ death lingers in the coming weeks.

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