10.01 Ua ʻeha ka ʻili i ka maka o ka ihe
A new ally helps McGarrett and Five-0 when mob bosses on the island are being targeted by an assassin. Also, Five-0 says goodbye to one of their own, on the 10th season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Sept. 27 at its new time (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Katrina Law joins the cast as Quinn Liu. Rob Morrow guest stars.
CBS translated Ua ʻeha ka ʻili i ka maka o ka ihe to The skin has been hurt by the point of the spear
Welcome to our first review of the new season. Ten years in, we think it’s time to take off the gloves. This year we will be all in; reviewing and not sparing anyone from praise and/or criticism. You don’t like what you read? Well, too bad.
We will even use the hashtag and all. So, come on over to discuss the latest episodes and join in on the fun. This year, just one rule. No bashing of real people. That’s it.
Although, you can share your opinion(s) about actors as well, but please remember, the actors are people, too. They surely have their reasons for what they do. If you’re not happy with what the one or other does, that is perfectly fine, and you can voice your displeasure. But we are all adults, and I am sure we can do it in a civilized manner. There is enough hate in the world already, we don’t need it here… and we won’t tolerate it.
Let’s get into it, but please remember, this is our first review after a long hiatus, so don’t expect a masterpiece. 😉
I got my first good laugh not even a minute into the show. I thought the oh so emotional and dramatic cliffhanger from last season (for all the dense people, yes, this was sarcasm) would be solved in the first two minutes. Oh boy, was I wrong. It didn’t even take two seconds.
Nah, it was at least 2.3 seconds. I’m glad I didn’t angst over who was shot all summer long.
Jerry is in Kuikini Medical Center. King’s Medical or Queen’s Medical must be old news. I checked and Kuikini is actually a real medical center on Oahu. Good to know for research.
What happened with the woman, with the boy? What kind of cheating out of the situation was that? And I don’t mean during the shooting, but later. At least a couple of words about that would have been nice.
That’s my question, too. I mean, I assume the woman is in prison. Which means, this poor little boy has lost both of his twisted and vindictive parents, so maybe he is better off, but really? Could we have just a small amount of closure?
But despite the quick fix, I really liked Jerry’s reason. Because, to be honest, Jerry hasn’t lived yet. And it is great how they wrote him out of the show. Still leaving the door open though. I wish Jorge Garcia all the best and hope he has a great and happy life. He was, in my eyes, a badly conceived character, but he surely wasn’t a waste of screen time. I wasn’t a fan of his character, but Garcia filled the character with life and did a really good job with the material he was given. The character development was never plausible to me, but the final product was a likeable character none the less.
That is very true. While his character didn’t ring true for me because one does not go from scared hermit to computer genius in that short period of time, he was a very likeable character… most of the time. He made me smile on occasion and on others, I just wanted to ask what in the world he was thinking.
Wow, HE looks hot. I’m sure we all know who we’re talking about. Loved the hair, except it was too dark. But finally not this super short haircut.
Hmm… HE… whoever could you be talking about? You love the hair. Can you be talking about the former pompadour cut that now looks like a skinhead? No, not that one? Oh, you mean Steve, right? Yes, that hair was quite nice. I love the length. It is too dark. I still don’t get the logic in them dying his hair, especially that dark. In one scene, it looked like it had shoe polish in it. Just let him be natural. He is breathtaking.
So, he’s on a date! Good for him! She actually seems nice, but we all know it won’t be going anywhere. We will probably not even see her again. Sigh.
And can someone tell me what kind of idiot calls his best friend on a date? Twice? That was just disgusting, just like this: “I can’t let you do your thing. Your thing is awkward, and it makes people uncomfortable, and you mess things up.” Three insults in one sentence. A new kind of record?
OK, let’s be honest, Steve seems a bit out of his element on a first date. Danny didn’t help one bit. Two phone calls? All because Steve didn’t stop what he was doing, DURING HIS DATE, to text back? And yes, I hated the insults you listed above, but what really made me mad was his comment, “Don’t make this awkward for me.” In every situation, he seems to only think of himself. He is quite the busybody and a jerk to his so-called best friend.
I liked Steve’s reaction to it. Finally, not taking all his crap.
Finally. And he and Brooke agreed on that matter.
And I loved Steve’s comment when Danny complained that Steve was ‘off’ his game…”how about next time you get in the game?” Appropriate, I believe.
Of course Steve’s and Junior’s dates are cut short by an assassination at the opera house. Tani and Junior are directly involved, while Steve gets to the crime scene a little later. Still dressed in cool black. 😉
Yes. Even with cool black shoes. Did you check them out while Steve was hanging on the side of the building? Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make me smile.
Here we get our first action sequence. And of course, the killer gets away. Seems like Five-0 has some of the worst shooters on the police force.
Seriously? Could any one of them hit the side of a barn?
Anyway, the killer gets away, naturally not without Dannoying blaming Steve for it. (Is there an emoji for shaking your head?)
So, back at the office we hear about a woman who ID-ed the suspect. Of course, they want to talk to her.
Meanwhile, Grover talks to the owner of the car the killer used to get away. If you have watched H50 more than once, you knew right away that this was the one behind the crime.
Yes, totally. And this was also a scenario they have used before. Remember when Kono was such a green rookie and she talked to the car’s owner and he was also behind the crime?
By the way, I really like that we only had to deal with just one storyline. I hope we will see this more often.
Me, too. The show flowed so much better without all the back and forth and unnecessary bla-bla.
Catching up with the woman they learn it is Quinn Liu, a member of the Military Police. My question here was how did they know she was telling the truth? They never even checked any credentials or anything like that. Guess all that happened off screen. 😉
Come on, just how many times have they EVER checked credentials or backgrounds, etc. And how many times have they been burned? Let’s see… Jenna Kaye comes to mind. The art insurance appraiser is another who walked off a plane and was welcomed with open arms. Oh, I forgot, she gave them her business card, so all was good… Well, so far, Quinn seems legit. It is weird seeing her here since I watched her as a really bad-ass on Arrow. She has toned down just a bit.
Also, in this scene, they were on the road to Diamond Head. I love that road and hope to see it again. It was so cool seeing it after actually having been there. And let’s talk deja vu once again. Only this time, Steve and Danny both had their weapons trained on the new girl rather than on each other like the first episode. But I loved that Steve still has no patience. “I’m gonna shoot her, Danny.” Makes me smile.
Let’s talk about the new member for a moment. I like her, and think she will be a good addition to the team. Finally, another person who knows what she is doing. She is a highly trained person, I’m more than ok with her getting a badge. I think she fits well into the team, and she will be a good work partner for Steve.
I liked her, too.
On a side note, she kinda is like Cath 2.0 – let’s wait and see how that will come along.
In that uniform with her hair in a bun, she was very “Cath like”. Only not as good, in my eyes.
I must say, I was kind of surprised that the killer killed himself. That was unexpected.
I agree. Sort of made all that pain he went through having a bullet extracted sort of unnecessary.
Thanks to the new girl we got a few more action scenes.
Yes, I just hope they don’t let her be the hero in every one of them.
And please no more ridiculous monster trucks.
Here are some more random thoughts:
Adam is meeting with all these crime bosses… he still has close ties with the Yakuza thanks to his new friend’s father. He just can’t seem to stay away, can he? I keep wondering how long it will be before he dips his toes in the Yakuza waters? It wouldn’t surprise me at all.
I am still waiting for him to be the bad guy. Although, in this episode I liked him, and honestly, he looked more capable than some of the others. Just saying.
Here’s a question I had. First Ranger killed himself. Second wanted to shoot any and everyone. We learn that the real estate guy is behind it all. Is he the one who dosed them with the drug that did whatever it did to them? Or will we be looking for another culprit as well? I find it hard to believe that the DA couldn’t get any charges to stick with this guy. Seemed to me that it was more than circumstantial evidence. But if the story had been all tied up, there wouldn’t be any reason to continue working with Quinn.
Oh, you still think they need a reason to get anyone on the team? 😉
Another thing about the real estate guy. His wife and daughter were driving his car and a bomb went off. Haven’t they used that storyline before, too? Maybe in Doris?
Loved the comment in the car when Quinn asked if Steve couldn’t go any faster. His look and reply that no one had ever complained about that before was really cute. Much more fun than a cargument.
The carguments are sooo not funny. Haven’t been in a very long time. It was fun in the first couple of episodes, but got nasty really fast.
That was a pretty red truck. Hope we see it more in coming episodes. Of course Quinn has a fancy bike. Cath has a Vette and this one has a motorcycle.
I also like the new truck, and the bike, too. 🙂
Danny is still complaining about the “date” and has texted Brooke to learn if Steve really screwed up. Imagine that Brooke and Steve conspired against Danny and froze him out. How could they possibly do that? Loved that they “can, did and have cut him out”. For that reason, I really hope he enjoys the second date.
Jerry’s book choice was a bit random. But I loved the way Steve immediately jumped in and praised him for it. Steve always rallies behind his friends and is there with encouragement in what they do. And… if Jerry’s book idea fails, he can always write fan fiction, right?
And the ending… I don’t want the Champ box to be blown up. Well, I don’t want the house blown up either, but that Champ box goes back to the very beginning and Steve still has it because it was his dad’s. It needs to stay right where it is.
As far as premiere’s go, I liked it. It felt like catching up with old friends after a long absence and I enjoyed the time.
Yes, despite the huge plot holes, I was very well entertained and enjoyed the episode. It clearly was one of the better premiers. I hope they can continue like this.