“He ke’u na ka ‘alae a Hina” – When McGarrett gets a tip that someone is plotting a terrorist attack on Oahu, Five-0 searches for those behind it before it’s too late. Also, Chin and Abby have a very difficult decision to make, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated He ke’u na ka ‘alae a Hina to A Croaking By Hina’s Mudhen
THIS was Cokie’s review.
Let’s see if I can come up with a little bit more, but I can tell you right now, in the end it will all come to this: HOT STUFF 😉
As you all can probably imagine I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands at the moment. Many things to do, and most of them are not falling into the fun category. But life doesn’t stop for anyone, so some kind of normalcy is good. This again won’t be a full review, just a few thoughts on what I think was an awesome episode, maybe the best this season.
Let’s not waste any time and get right into the episode.
We all know, as we have seen it many times, McGarrett has no problem resorting to violence and even torture to get results. But in all the incidents we were a witness to, McG never used violence for his own satisfaction, for his own revenge, or for any other primitive reasons. He always used it because he believed it was the right way to get what he needed.
In these flashbacks we saw a McG who had a mission to get intel from one of the prisoners. And this time we saw the real McGarrett, he showed us his human side, his decency and his humanity. And he showed it to his prisoner.
Yes, he also believed it was the best way to get any kind of results. But It was not just a ploy to make Salaam talk, I think he didn’t agree with the treatment of Salaam.
And he stood up to his superiors because he believed he was right. You go, Steve! 🙂
Whatever the reason, it gave us some amazing scenes. These two played off each other so well. It is always such a joy to watch Alex O’Loughlin do this kind of work.
And can I just say that Steve/Alex looked just great in this episode? Shallow, I know, but he did look darn good. Kudos to the wardrobe department.
Back in Hawaii Steve had to convince his team that the warning by Salaam was a legit one. And it was so great to see these adults talking it through, without any name-calling, without any stupid remarks, without any insults. This was a conversation worthy of a special task force, with highly professional members.
I have one question though. Why were the three of them so against the notion that the terrorist might have given a legit warning? What was there to lose? And even if they would be on a wild goose chase, what would have been the loss? A few hours of work that led to nothing? Don’t get me wrong, I loved how they all made their cases, but also thought it quite odd that they even had to discuss it in this manner.
I love that we now seem to have more physical, more personal action. I admit that I truly enjoy the higher level of brutality, the higher level of fights and action that came with the new stunt director. As I said many times before, this show is a crime show for me, and I tremendously enjoy all the fights, and yeah, the sometimes over the top action. For me, the best action is the one on a personal level. Hand-to-hand between McG and the baddie is the absolute best.
The action on Five-0 has always been of very high quality, and I think Five-0 owes Jeff Cadiente a great deal of respect and thanks for his work on the show. But I must say, I truly enjoy the different style. It’s refreshing, not better, just different, and sometimes that is simply what is needed.
And in the last episode I LOVED that McG finally looked like he had been in a fight the day before. That is awesome to see. So, kudos to the stunt department, or the writer who probably came up with the fight, and of course to the make-up department who did a great job making McG look like he fought for his life the day before.
I loved the ending with Chin telling Steve about his meeting with Coughlin. Of course, Steve already knew all about it. I just love what a cool leader and friend Steve is. And I jumped for joy hearing him say that there is no better man to lead another task force.
I also loved how he called the team away from the table; all business and serious.
You know, I wondered what happened to Joe White, if he was back on his ranch, or if he was active again. Well, we didn’t get an answer to that, but I like that he was mentioned again. Steve knows a lot of people, he has many buddies I am sure he is in contact with. Makes you wonder who else he talks to regularly. 😉
Let’s talk a second about the ‘cliffhanger’ for Chin. Makes me smile, because I have no doubt that Chin will not go to SF to lead that task force. I think Chin is headed toward another broken heart. I don’t think Abby will be the mother to Sarah, or the wife to Chin. Just my gut feeling after she told Chin they would be better off if Sarah would stay with her family in Mexico.
I admit, I don’t like Abby. She just doesn’t give me anything. I don’t really care if she stays or goes. But I have the feeling that she goes.
About Hirsch and Adam. Please just stop right there. I am really not interested in this new enterprise. Hirsch, Kamekona and Adam… what a snooze fest. And stop with this comments about Hirsch and Kono. Just stop with the comments about Kono altogether. It’s getting tiresome, ridiculous and offensive.
So, I don’t have much to complain about at all. I loved all Steve-flashback-scenes, I loved Steve/ Grover, heck I loved the whole team working on the case. That was just awesome to see.
I kinda tolerated the side story, although I’m sure we all could have done without it.
If I were in the mood for nitpicking, or had the time for it, there would be quite some things that I found amusing. Some things I would normally have some snarky remarks for, but since I don’t have the time… there you go. 🙂
Just some more hot stuff. 😉
Highly entertaining episode, awesome acting, fun action, great glimpse into the former SEAL’s life as an operative. All in all an awesome episode, well worth the money.
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And please remember, I don’t write reviews with the claim to be objective. This is how I perceived this episode. If you disagree… that is just fine. I don’t claim in any way that my opinion is the right and only one. This is supposed to be fun, so, don’t take any of this too seriously. Always remember, this is just a TV show.