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Hawaii Five-O: Aʻale Maʻa Wau (Fish Out of Water) (4X02)

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Last season we saw Kono and Adam leaving Hawaii for China. Last week we saw member of the NLM go after them after their location was discovered. Also sorry but all this time the organization that I was mentioning in the first episode was completely wrong. It’s NLM not ILM, ILM is based out of San Francisco and does special effects. So the episode begins with Kono and Adam enjoying time together in China when Kono gets a satellite call from Chin warning her that the NLM and the Yakuza found their location. Back in Oahu, we meet a man in a cowboy getup (Guest Star: Tim Daly) and was being picked up by an escort. It wasn’t long after that when we see the cowboy choke this guy and puts him in the trunk of his car.

We come back to a little league baseball game with Grace up to bat. As she was up to bat Danny being the father he is assists her on her swing, until McGarrett tries to intervene. Grace eventually strikes out and McGarrett’s had it. So pretending to be a head coach he does what I would like to call and Ozzie, or as everyone calls in the baseball world unsportsmanlike argument. Kamakona then calls not just him but Danny out. That’s when McGarrett got the call from HPD. We find that same valet escort now shot and killed on the beach. Two shots to the back of his skull were found but no identification was found. Before they left the crime scene McGarrett gets an envelope from Max that was made private. You may remember in last week’s episode that McGarrett wanted some DNA results from Wo Fat’s blood to match with his. Possibly determining if Wo Fat is his brother. This leads to a cargument from Danny wondering what McGarrett is hiding. He eventually comes clean and shows him the results. He thinks it’s ridiculous and that there is no relation and that there is a far better reason why McGarrett’s mom is protecting him. Back in China Kono and Adam plan their escape but Adam says he wants her out and safe. But she wants to protect him at the same time.

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We come back to Five-O headquarters where we see a new touchscreen computer. Last week we saw that the computer was destroyed by the NLM, now it’s updated with state of the art technology. Chin finds out that the escort’s name is Michael Maki and that his job was to take a Mr. John Smith to wherever he needs to go. We also find out that he has a bit of history too with the law concerning drugs and other items. McGarrett thinks this is some kind of hit on him. A friend of McGarrett’s Billy Harrington drops by to tell him about something very important. He started a private security firm and that Catharine agreed to join the firm. McGarrett obviously surprised by this said he would talk to her. Chin gets results from a facial recognition on the mysterious cowboy and they find out he is a Texas Ranger…so that explains the cowboy getup.

Analyzing the new evidence on their ranger they find out he was supposed to be on vacation. Of course like Danny says R&R like taking down someone. Catherine talks with McGarrett and tells him that she didn’t want to take the job because she still doesn’t want to leave the Navy or Five-O. He understands but also thinks that she shouldn’t leave either. Guess we’ll see where the relationship takes us. Leading us to HPD finding the Ranger’s limo  and trying to stop him before more damage is done. When they get to the location, the ranger already fled. In a remote jungle the ranger took Tom Akuna and talked to him about random facts about the flying to Hawaii. In my mind nobody is allowed to diss the island of Hawaii. At the same time he leaves peanut butter on his arm but as a ploy to get information out of him about the people he’s after. One of them a young man holding on to a lot of cash and kidnapping a woman. When Ray comes in to shoot the kid he is stopped by Five-O and told that he is making a big mistake. So he puts down his gun and comes peacefully.

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Back at Five-O HQ McGarrett talks with the Ranger to find out what’s going on with his assignment. As the same time Danny talks to the kid the ranger tried to apprehend. We find out the kid flew all the way to San Antonio. We find out that the girl that was with him is Ray’s daughter. Simple case of runaway teens who flee to Hawaii but also involves a case of steeling and the big factor…money. Now the race is on to find Amanda and stop the money exchange from happening. With the help of the kid he goes in under surveillance and makes the exchange. But when they make the exchange they find out that Amanda was sold to someone.

Five-O and Ray intervened the exchange and find out that Amanda is hiding in Pier 39 off Honolulu Harbor. They find her in one of the storage crates and are reunited. The next day hitting the baseball fields again Grace is up to bat. McGarrett on the sidelines talks to Katherine and asks her to take the job. In the end they hug it out and are happy, leading to the best home run ever.

Sorry this was late but I have been so swamped but next week I hope to get this in on time. Don’t miss another episode this Friday. Mahalo!

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Hawaii Five-0: Ina Paha (If Perhaps) (5X07)

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5 years and 100 episodes later who knew they would make it this far…I did but who’s complaining? Well, the episode starts at the very beginning of the series when Steve is transporting a high level fugitive Anton Hesse. When their convoy was attacked by a missile. As Steve tries to protect the hostage he grabs a gun and shoots at Steve. He fires back but lands on barbed wire and dies. When Steve gets a call from Anton’s brother Victor he has his father taken hostage when shots are fired. The line went dead until the line was picked up by Danny? That’s not how the story started. It seems that Steve was dreaming as we find him in a room enclosed. Where is Steve?

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Well the team is tracking him down with the help of Sang Min (Guest Star: Will Yun Lee). He meets with Johnny Moreau (Guest Star: Gavin Rossdale) to find out what he’s been up to. When Danny gets a call from HPD they find Steve’s car abandoned and was taken. When we get back to Steve the room darkens and a projector activates to reveal an old family memory of Steve’s. Until the room fills with gas and knocks him out.

As Steve continues his journey through the what if life we see Danny wearing a Hawaiian shirt, Jerry is a homeless man, Kono is a surfer champion, Lou on vacation Max is a doctor at the hospital and Chin the Captain of HPD? Not that I don’t like this alternate universe but this is messed up. Steve wakes up and is treated but not getting answers. He gets injected with some sort of chemical that makes him hard of sight. He somehow sees a man come in which looks like Wo Fat (Guest Star: Mark Dacascos)

Wo Fat tortured Steve for information about his father in which he has no information about this. But it made things worse as something incredible is revealed. Steve and Wo Fat are brother of the same mom. Back at Five-0 HQ Sang Min helped the team find an associate who might know a thing or two about Steve’s abduction. Kono pays a visit to her boyfriend Anthony Noshimori to ask him about a man named Anthony Shue in connection to his father Hiro Noshimori.

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So at this point Wo Fat is still putting him through various tortures and having him see snip its of his life as well as the continuation of his alternate life. Even on the alternate universe Wo Fat died and the team well…never got made. Well Wo Fat seemed convinced and when he leaves Steve escapes and takes down the doctor.

Wo Fat returns and takes on Steve when the Five-0 team finds both of them with the help of Adam’s Intel. When they find him they are both on the ground. But Steve was still alive and Wo Fat…dead. The episode ends with a backtrack through the timeline and the formation of the team…good times. Happy 100 to Five-0 and here’s to many more.

We’ll see you in two weeks!!!

 

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Hawaii Five-0: Hoʻomaʻike (Unmasked) (5X06)

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h50506_01c_01bmos.sub_.01In the last few weeks we’ve seen Jerry investigate a money counterfeiting scam in Hawaii linked to a book store owner. Last week we saw Jerry get captured by those same people. Well fast forward to Halloween…actual last Friday and we see Thomas Farrow, the man who Jerry was investigating hurting both him and an unknown man before he got shot. Farrow asks Jerry what he told Steve.

Well not long after Jerry was released and went to HPD, where he would only talk to Steve and Danny. When he got there he told them about getting captured and seeing a guy get shot which we find it was an associate of Farrow’s. It seems there’s a bigger plot going on about getting money off the island. So with the help of Steve’s new friend Ellie she tries to grant Five-0 clearance for a warrant. Later request denied but Steve and Danny go in for the hell of it and to see if they can find anything. Steve found scars on his arms which would suggest combat. So he has HPD surveillance set up for any leads.

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With that the they stop him at a facility where they apprehended him again but came up empty…again. While interrogating Farrow Steve mentions the scar on his arm. But Farrow lies and tells him motorcycle accidents. Yeah right, well Ellie stops by a Five-0 to find out what’s going on with the investigation but tells them of the number of donations Farrow gave to politicians. It wasn’t until Jerry almost spilled the beans on their operation that she finds out what’s going on…well almost.

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We find out that Farrow isn’t Farrow, instead he is a former British special forces Major William Corrigan. His team was on a mission in Iraq when they were accused of the death of a family. One of his men Colin Helms was the guy he shot dead earlier in the episode. But it turns out he was not dead it was a ploy to get the money out.

Jerry got information linking the Irish Republican Army and one of the freighters and Corrigan. When they find the freighter they find not only the money but Helms as well. When all was said and done they take Corrigan back to Britain.

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While that was going on Chin and Lou head to a very frozen crime scene with someone hanging, multiple stab wounds and his tongue cut out. Later another victim stabbed the same way but eyes were taken out. The two cases are similar and Max was able to know who the killer was. He refers to a horror film where three victims were killed with a sickle and has their tongue, eyes and ears were cut off. Which matches to hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil. Meaning that they are looking for a third person.

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So Kono and Lou visit a video store to see if anyone borrowed the film recently and he said no. But the store did host a film screening and they looked up invite list. Chin had a different angle as he knew the victims as classmates of Kamakona. Well turns out that the victims were bullies back then and now someone is after the final victim Brad Weiss who was the ring leader. However when HPD tried to warn him they he was captured.

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We find him in his backyard slashed and his ears cut but still conscious and the killer on the run. When they talked with Weiss he tells of a time in his senior year where they picked on a kid named Sam Cole. It wasn’t until a few years ago where Weiss saw Cole and saw his had shaking. Lou, Kono and Chim go to Cole’s house and find him as well as his father also cut up.

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The episode ends with Ellie and Steve going fishing at his place. What did I say about a beautiful friendship? Well guess what, Friday it is finally here. The 100th episode of Hawaii Five-0, here’s your sneak peak.

http://youtu.be/nOORS2h19Ac

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Hawaii Five-0: Ho’oilina (Legacy) (5X05)

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The episode begins with Steve heading to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to visit his father’s grave. Which in the series premiere almost 5 years ago his dad got shot by Victor Hesse, one of the members of Wo Fat’s gang. Well, not long after another mourner stops at McGarrett’s grave. Steve becomes curious meets the woman known as Ellie Clayton who seemed to know Steve’s dad back in the day. Reason being is that his father was investigating a case involving Ellie’s father murder. John would also check in on Ellie on the anniversary of his death. But she would visit his grave site on the day he died almost four years ago. Now it just so happens that his son would meet this girl. Here’s the best part, she’s also a deputy prosecutor. Well it seems Steve might have a connection to her after all. Since the beginning of the series he has been holding on to his father’s tool box with various items of evidence. One piece was from the bar that Ellie’s father owned. Before he died John worked with Chin at HPD so Steve consulted him for what he knows about the cold case his dad was working on.

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Ellie gives us a flashback of what happened that night from doing homework to the shots fired in the bar. To meeting John McGarrett (Guest Star: William Sadler). Back then John had a possible lead on a homeless man named Ned Burrows. He had been tracking him since the case and got nowhere. However thanks to a program in Hawaii that gave homeless people a license and a job they were able to find Burrows. When they find him Burrows told Steve and Chin that when he got the sweater from the dumpster he found a metal box with money and a watch.

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Steve talked with Ellie to see if there was anything out of the ordinary the days leading up to his father’s murder. She said that he was talking with a boy named Jordan Lewis in which her dad got into an argument with a week before he died. When they met with Jordan at the correctional facility he mentioned how he was learning to get off drugs thanks to Ellie’s Father. Hence why they were arguing. But digging deeper into the past Chin remembers Christmas 15 years ago when John was visiting Ellie and regretted sending Steve away after staging his mothers death. Something Steve has been holding on to for a while. Well it turns out that Ellie’s father may have been caught up in a gambling ring that might have costed his life.

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Steve and the crime lab opened up the autopsy report again to see what they might have missed. After the reports it seems that there was a connection between Paul Clayton and Tony Malua’s gun. But he gave his gun to a guy named Jimmy Sykes the killer. So Steve and Chin consult Jordan to help catch the killer and it worked but he got shot by Clayton. Ellie makes a visit to Steve’s house to thank him for finding the killer. It almost looks like these two could have something going on. I mean now that Catherine is gone who might be his new love interest? Well remember Jerry’s hunch on the counterfeit book seller? Well he just got made! Now what happens from here? Your exclusive sneak peak is down below.

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