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Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Fist for Fryer

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Ma’ema’e: Clean

All our questions about Kono were answered this week as we finally learned if she was "Ma'ema'e" or had truly fallen from grace.

For all of us who weren't fans of the "Evil Kono" storyline, it was a pleasure to watch it conclude via a nice and tidy resolution, which included a well-earned punch in the mouth for Captain Fryer. 

Fryer vs. McGarrett

Additionally, as promised, I want to give a special nod to TV Fanatic reader Symph2001 who called that Kono was working undercover for Fryer. Well spotted, Symph2001!

From all the discussion in the last few episodes, I wasn’t surprised when Fryer walked in to the interrogation room to get Kono. However, I was surprised that Steve hadn’t bothered to check on Kono in weeks. Only Chin Ho had really been trying to reach out to her. Steve, it’s a bit of the pot calling the kettle black when you play all high and mighty to Fryer and you had not even checked in on Kono once.

I’m also very happy that the Frank Delano story was ended with Kono’s undercover event. I’ve made it no secret of how disappointed I’ve been in the amount of Haoles that have been cast in prominent recurring roles. Here’s hoping that the next big bad guy is closer to Wo Fat than Delano.

Elsewhere, how cool was the slow-motion walk of the Five-0 team, now complete with Kono? Having five men for the Five-0 unit seems poetically correct doesn’t it?

I know I’m in the minority as a Lori fan, but look at how quickly she's fitting in. You can’t tell me you didn’t enjoy Chin Ho teasing her about being like Steve. If you didn’t think this was true, consider her shooting Dwight a minute later. Mind changed yet?

They have even started to show a little tarnished side of Lori, as we finally got to see something that she’s not very good at: being patient.

I’m just hoping that fans can be a little better at it themselves and wait a little bit before screaming for her to be gone; I want to see how she and Kono work together. I suspect we might have the making for the Hawaiian Cagney and Lacy here.

Conversely, was anyone else a bit confused by the advertised visit of Tania Raymonde? It turned out to be incredibly underwhelming. She only had one scene. Given how CBS had released details over a month ago of her guest staring role, was I alone in expecting to see more of her?

Finally... SkyDrive? Really?!?

While I’m willing to accept that Lori could take a picture with her phone of a fingerprint with enough detail to make a comparison, there is no way a police department is going to use a publicly accessible file site for sensitive police files. Mr. Kurtzman, I'm willing to support product placement. I would just prefer it to not pull us out of the wonderful stories you have written.  

Review

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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (121 Votes)

Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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My husband and I are big and long times Fans of Hawaii Five-O. However.....the bickering that sometimes takes place between Danny and Steve is such a big turn off. There can be intense drama taking place and then it starts.....so unappropriate. If it is a time filler, perhaps you can better fill it with beautiful scenery, which is so enjoyable. Thank you.

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The plots and writing have gotten so bad I don't even care anymore. I'm done with it. It fell apart right off when Kono turned nasty. Now its the vet friend of mcgarret. Just not believable. Too bad. The actors were good. I bet they hate it now too. And that issue with the Pearl Harbor vets sealed the deal. No more for me.

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That Lori character needs to go and go now! I CAN'T STAND HER! She has zero chemistry with Steve. She can't act to save her life. And for the record, I've stopped watching Hawaii Five O and able to convinced my family and friends to stop as well so long as Lori's on.

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Steve and Kono? I don't think so. Yeah, HFO is right, there has been some chemistry in the last episode when kono said "couldnt ask for better back up" and Steve is protecting her, looking after her but I think that is all. I think Steve has eyes for Lori.

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Q: Having five men for the Five-0 unit seems poetically correct doesn’t it?
A: No. Q: I know I’m in the minority as a Lori fan, but look at how quickly she's fitting in. You can’t tell me you didn’t enjoy Chin Ho teasing her about being like Steve?
A: I didn't enjoy Chin Ho teasing her about being like Steve. Q: If you didn’t think this was true, consider her shooting Dwight a minute later. Mind changed yet?
A: No. She almost ruined Kono's investigation by shooting him. What an idiot. Malibu Barbie needs to go home. Read more: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/...

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I enjoyed episode 5 where Steve was concerned about Kono.I keep want to keep watching Hawaii five o.But i need to see a hot episode or season where Steve and kono get together.
Uptill now i can not remember the new cast memeber.and i sure hope i never get to see an episode with her and Steve together. So please make a hot episode with Steve and Kono.

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I totally agree with Cory's review .. It was painful to watch I turned it off the last ten minutes for the first time..i thought Joe Whites encounter was going to be the "A" story ..seeing the locker room scene with Lori made me want to vomit...over her character
I just read an article on USA today mentioning the show Glee  how their meteoric rise is slowy crashing .. Because of the same direction they are taking .. Adding more characters and ignoring  the main cast members .. I don't know how much networks control their writers and producers.. But I sense a trend and if so h5O might not make it to three seasons ..   A hopeful but dismayed fanÂ

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Sorry still not a fan. She reminds me of Ashley Seaver from Criminal Minds. Always the odd one out of the main picture. Sorry I just don't feel the chemistry between all the characters.

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Well...this week was a let down after the big Kono plot resolution last week. Poorly written episode tonight. Didn't flow and some very awkward transitions. The Wo-Fat encounter wasn't even addressed until the last minute! And the brief Kensie scene was stupid. Could have used her (and Joe) throughout the episode instead of Lori's stupid scenes. Lori Weston is parsley on a dinner plate-irelevant and in the way. Please get rid of her! The writers cannot juggle this many characters and the show is frankly starting to suck. I understand bringing in Joe White, but why Lori? It's like the writers can't decide where they're going. Hawaii Five O should not have this problem! Season 2 pales in comparison to Season 1, and hey, I'm not happy. Castle won tonight. Sorry but I speak the truth. Writers--please get your act together!