9.07 Review

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9.07 – Pua a’e la ka uwahi o ka moe

McGarrett investigates a cold case from the 1940s, one that his grandfather and the famous Honolulu detective Chang Apana worked on, and he tries to deduce how the case could have been solved. Also, McGarrett and Danny get ready for the opening of their restaurant, on the milestone 200th episode of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The FIVE-0 cast appears as characters from the 1940s.

CBS translated Pua a’e la ka uwahi o ka moe to The Smoke Seen in the Dream Now Rises

First of all, let me say that 200 episodes is a great achievement. Not that many shows get to that number.

No matter what one thinks of Hawaii Five-0, the show has earned respect for running such a long time. And to be honest, they delivered some of the best episodes on TV. Yes, they also delivered some of the worst, but that is to be expected with such a number of shows. Not every single one can be great art. And by the way, a TV show very seldom is great art.

This show’s goal has never been to be an Emmy-worthy show; its goal clearly is and always was to simply entertain. And I think they did a great job doing just that.

That said, let’s take a look at the 200th episode.

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9.04 Review

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9.04 – A’ohe kio pohaku nalo i ke alo pali

Jerry accompanies Junior as he escorts a fallen soldier home to Oahu. Also, McGarrett and Danny discover a dead body when they delve into the illegal and highly profitable black market for sand, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated A’ohe kio pohaku nalo i ke alo pali to On the Slope of the Cliff, Not One Jutting Rock Is Hidden from Sight


Thanks to LeiCa for the screenshots.

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9.03 Review-ish post

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9.03 – Mimiki ke kai, ahuwale ka papa leho

Crime spikes when a heat wave hits Oahu, causing McGarrett and Danny to hunt down a bank thief, and Tani and Junior’s car is stolen while they’re on duty. Also, Grover plays the golf game of a lifetime, and Kamekona incites a riot by price-gouging on his shave ice, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated Mimiki ke kai, ahuwale ka papa leho to When the Sea Draws Out the Tidal Wave, the Rocks Where the Cowries Hide Are Exposed

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9.02 Review

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“Ke kanaka i ha’ule mai ka lewa mai” – When a vacationing dad on a flight to Honolulu is kidnapped and force to parachute mid-flight, Danny, Tani and Junior track him through the jungle to discover that he may not be who he seems. Also, McGarrett is threatened with a secret from his past, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated Ke kanaka i ha’ule mai ka lewa mai to The Man Who Fell from the Sky

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9.01 Review

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“Ka ʻōwili ʻōka’i” – After Steve’s CIA agent friend is killed, McGarrett lets himself be captured by the group he thinks is responsible and endures a torturous sensory deprivation tank to find the killer. Also, Tani wrestles with whether or not she will tell McGarrett about the murder weapon she found at Adam’s house, on the ninth season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Sept. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The episode, titled “Cocoon,” is a retelling of the original series’ pilot episode and was written by the late Leonard Freeman, creator of the original “Hawaii Five-O,” and current executive producer Peter M. Lenkov. Mark Dacascos returns as McGarrett’s nemesis, Wo Fat.

CBS translated Ka ʻōwili ʻōka’i to Cocoon

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8.25 Review

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8.25  –  Waiho wale kahiko

McGarrett and Five-0 discover a Russian spy ring hiding in plain sight when a Russian nuclear attack submarine appears off the coast of Waikiki. Also, Tani is conflicted by her unnerving discovery at Adam’s house, on the eighth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CBS translated Waiho wale kahiko to Ancients Exposed

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8.24 Review

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Credit to leiCa for the screenshot.

“Ka lālā kaukonakona haki ‘ole I ka pā a ka makani Kona.” – McGarrett joins Junior and his SEAL Team on a high risk covert mission to capture an elusive target who is holding his mentor, Joe White (Terry O’Quinn), hostage. Also, Gerard Hirsch (Willie Garson) and Kamekona help Grover and Tani on a murder case involving masterpieces stolen by the Nazis during WWII and Tani makes a shocking discovery, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

(“Ka lālā kaukonakona haki ‘ole I ka pā a ka makani Kona.” is Hawaiian for “The Tough Branch that Does Not Break in the Kona Gale.”)

Series Star Alex O’Loughlin Has the ‘Story By’ Credit for the Episode

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