Hawaii Five-O Review: "Ho'ohuli Na'au"

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Tonight's episode was fun, but the real meat in "Ho'ohuli Na'au" came from the side story focusing on Chin and that infamous missing money.

Not long ago Chin had revealed that he took the fall after his uncle had stolen money from a police evidence locker in order to save his wife's life.

Chin's aunt passed away, and his uncle tried to make things right for Chin by going to Internal Affairs and confessing to taking the money. Chin, being the man that he is, decided to tell I.A. that he had actually stolen the money, not his uncle.

As valiant as Chin is for protecting his family and his uncle's record as a police officer there is no way this false confession isn't going to come back and cause problems later.

Especially since Chin used a bookie/loan shark to return the money back to the police. I'm all for doing what it takes to protect family, but I'm not sure I quite follow his reasoning. It'll be interesting to see how this continues to play out.

Kono also got a little side story as she reconnected with an old friend from her past. Except, she couldn't remember how lab tech, Charlie Fong, knew her until the end of the episode. It was a sweet reunion, and it seems there may be a chance their relationship will be rekindled on a more romantic level.

It was nice to get some more focus on Kono and Chin. It keeps things well rounded, and fresh.

The actual case in this episode was fairly standard fair. It was fun to follow along with, but even with the diversions meant to throw people off track it wasn't too hard to figure out who the murderer actually was.

Rick Springfield's brief guest appearance as the murdered photographer wasn't anything to write home about. In fact, if I didn't know who Rick Springfield was I doubt I'd even bother to make mention of the performance at all.

Danno got called out on his tie again, this time by a bookie. Some jokes never get old, and Danno's facial expression was pretty priceless.

Of course at the very beginning of the episode McGarrett received another package containing stolen evidence. This time a package turned up on his truck's windshield.

He discovered it after a jog. Evidence showing back up at his house is one thing, but there's a definate creepy factor now that something has turned up out in the open.

So, he's being watching pretty closely by someone. Is is merely Wo Fat toying with him, or is someone trying to help him?

What did you think of tonight's episode?

Review

Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Hawaii Five-0 Season 1 Episode 22 Quotes

McGarrett:This is going to clear your name.
Chin: Yeah, but at what cost?

Derek Marcum:I take it you are part of Honolulu's law enforcement community.
Danno: What gave us away?
Derek Marcum: You're wearing a tie in Hawaii.