Daniel Dae Kim directs episode 5.17
Frankly, I have no opinion about this. Why? Because I have no idea if DDK has any talent for directing. Do you know? See. But I wish him the best of luck.
A good actor doesn’t automatically make a good director. And directing takes a lot of time. There’s pre-production, post-production, and many other things. But since he’s not the main character, with what little screen time he unfortunately has, it shouldn’t be that big a problem.
It would be a huge problem if Alex would ever want to act and direct at the same time. That would be almost impossible. Simon Baker pulled it off a couple of times quite well though. But his Jane is not that much on screen as McGarrett. Anyway. Best of luck to Daniel Dae Kim, and let’s hope for a great script and a good episode.