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Seems pretty obvious to me that Kono is undercover. If it's any consolation, there is an extended trailer out for next week's episode. The added bits seem to make Kono's status clear.
Samantha, I agree! Things are just not flowing this season the way they did last season. Scott Caan is the most talented actor on the show in my opinion. I think he is able to have chemistry with everyone and that's why he needs more screen time. The Lori character is pointless-McDanno, Chin, and Max could have easily filled the Kono void without minimizing the McDanno scenes. It honestly would have been better if they'd brought in a familiar partner for Chin. Awkward Lori does not fit with any of the team, and Joe White monopolizes Steve. I would have enjoyed Jenna Kaye staying in the picture over Lori. Or, to fill up the hour, they could have brought back Steve's sister for a few episodes. Not sure where they're taking it, but I hope it gets more Hawaii Five-Oish soon!
To answer GJ question...about the "half blind barman". That was Don Stroud. I knew I recognized him although due to his heroic feat back in the 90's resulting in getting stabbed thirteen times including in his right eye, and a little age, he looks different. Check his IMDB listing and then send notes to IMDB and CBS for this unforgivable oversight in listing him in the credits for this episode.
Another week, another so-so episode of what was once my favorite show of the week. Too much is being crammed into 60 minutes at the expense of what I enjoyed most last season - the four core characters. Last week Danny was minimized to the point of ridiculousness; yes, he had more airtime this week(and I thought Scott Caan was wonderful with what he had), but it seems that the whole idea of Danny being Steve's partner has been thrown away for the character of Lori. I tried to give this character a chance but I am sorry to say that she has not done anything to endear her to me as a member of the team. I don't know if it's the way the character is written or Ms. German's acting skills, but she comes off as a one trick pony - I have not seen the character emote once in the three episodes she was in so far. You would think that playing against an acting legend such as Patty Duke would have inspired her - but I saw nothing. Danny would have shown much more empathy and emotion compared
I think Kono is definitely undercover. Not to start rumuors but I heard she wants more family time and want to get pregnant-thus the reason for not so much screen time right now. Just a rumuor so far. I like some of the new additions-Max is awesome. Joe White-ok. I do think he intrudes into Steve/Danny's time together. Danny's new love interest-cute. Kind of a cute side story. Chin, not so much screen time-being replaced by Lori Weston and Joe White? Lori Weston not a good character-also intruding on the bromance. I don't blame the actress. I blame the stupid writers. I think she would be great for a couple of appearances now and then, but she just can't seem to carry off the part.
kono is undercover
I really enjoyed Hawaii Five 0 last season. It was new and fresh. Unfortunately it seems they format has changed this season. I do like guest stars with re-occurring roles to keep the show fresh, but it seems like Peter L is just throwing anyone and everyone into the show like a life preserver. Glad to see Jeana go, liked her but she just didn't fit in. Can't stand this Lori Weston, Lauren German girl. It seems like the dynamics are completely thrown off with her and Joe, O'Quinn occupying so much screen time. This makes me wonder, does he think the original actors are failing carry the show? I see the ratings going down already from first season premier. The show is going to need a real life preserver by the end of the year. Why screw with a good thing?
GJ - I really don't think anyone is being 'cruel'. They are just stating their opinions, which is what these forums are for. It's just TV - people are commenting on the storylines, acting and script writing of fictional characters on a fictional show. If you are taking it that seriously, perhaps you are the one who should get a life. Or at least avoid reading the comments.
If I remember my history California was once under Spanish rule and the land owners were very wealthy that would explain Spanish ship in Pacific waters.
Great episode, and I am a fan. If I were to have one criticism in respect
to the 1970's 5-0 it would be it's lack of realism. The new 5-0 has nearly
every character with straight white teeth, and model slick looks. Even the
bad guys are GQ. The 70's 5-0 you had most characters with crooked yellow
teeth and tarnished looks. Watch it on Netflix please. I think you will feel as if you are watching a true representation of reality. Also, when every character is near perfect on the outside, it may make it more difficult for the audience to empathize with every emotional problem they have. Since many of us have problems that are seemingly worse from the embryo on.
Whatever happened to Hawaii Five-O? Didn't the network ever hear "If it ain't broke don't fix it?". Steve & Danny are no longer partners, Lori is Steve's backup, Steve can't solve anything without getting help from Joe, Kono doesn't have anything to say, and the Medical Examiner has more lines than Danny! The show should be renamed "LA Five-O" with all the Hollywood actors in it. The only thing that reminds one of Hawaii is the fat Hawaiian who sells shrimp ice cream at the beach! This used to be an exciting, fun show, like the original one with Jack Lord. Not anymore.
Did anyone else notice that Catherine gets "reassigned" after making the inquiry favor for Steve? Smells fishy to me anyways.....
GJ--the average fan does not want to "guide" the stories. After an awesome season 1, I think maybe some of us are a little bit let down with the first few eps of season 2. Hopefully, Kono is undercover and her story arc will have us cheering when it resolves. It just seems to me that casting female characters needs work. It was great to see Larisa Olyenik, but the Jenna Kaye character was a let down, mainly because it seems to me that they do not have enough time to fully develop the female characters. We never saw Jenna in a fight scene, and That made her boring. Same thing goes for this new Lori character. Not sure about anyone else, but I''m under the impression that she is also working for Wo Fat, as Jenna exited when Lori arrived without bothering to find out anything about her. Just a personal preference, and perhaps rude, but I don't want to see all-Anglo actors and actresses on Hawaii Five O. It's Hawaii-not Salt Lake City. Lori should have been Asian or native Hawaiian
I will add to the list of fans who don't like the Lori character and also don't care for Lauren German's acting. I hop4e they don't make her a love interest with Steve*Ugh* I am disappointed that they let Michelle Borth go as Catherine,I liked her with Steve. The episode was not bad,love Alex,think he's great. Love all the original team members,Alex,Scott,Grace,and Daniel. I just wish Lenkov would get rid of the Lori character and bring Kono back!.
October 11th, 2011 11:40 AM
Am I the only that sees that Kono is working undercover.****
Nope. I feel like they've been waving the "undercover. Deep, deep undercover" flag on this story line since the very beginning. Do they think we've never seen any other tv shows?
Who was the half-blind barman? Should fans be "guiding" the story lines? Either get a life or get a job as a screenwriter on your own show. I think many of your comments are just plain cruel, people.
This episode was just okay.The story lines aren't the same as last season.I think it gets weaker.And the new girl, Lori, doesnn't add the show anything, she ruins the show, and can't even act.I realy don't understand that why producers wants to keep her, they have to do something about her.If this goes like this, the show's ratings will drop more.HEAR US UP PETER LENKOV..
While new characters change the formula, formulaic is bad when it's overexposed. I loved the history. Spanish treasure ships did travel in the Pacific too. Max was funny. Joe's intriguing. Liked the scenes at the shrimp/ice cream hut. I didn't like the way Danny (flirting) and Steve (saying goodbye) acted towards Asano and Cat. Lori's alright but needs improvement.
I thought this was a pretty good episode. I really loved Patty Duke's scenes, especially when she asked Steve if he had served. Alex was wonderful as always.
Peter Lenkov has already said that Kono's story is a five-episode arc, so it'll be resolved soon and she will be back with the team.
I'm sorry that Catherine is gone, and I'm sure their relationship wasn't serious to either of them, so I didn't think their goodbyes were particularly
awkward. I'd love to see her come back though.
I'm glad Lori isn't a love interest for Steve, and I don't think she adds much to the show.
It's good to read all these comments - and I hope the H50 producers are listening, because these come from people who care about this program. And I'll add my voice to those saying Lori should be gone; Steve and Danny need to find their friendship again (the camaraderie has seemed strained - at least the writing is not as good as it was in the first season for their banter). Joe now becomes someone we're not sure we fully trust; his not being upfront with Steve re the tape is betraying a trust - and Steve has too few people to trust with his deepest concerns/feelings as it is.
Again, Lori is just wrong. Peter had twittered that Lori was not a love interest and that "Catherine was coming back."
Really? Coming back to leave? Which is what happened in this last episode. Steve calling her an old friend; the incredibly awkward scene between them; Steve's feeble 'meet you in Mumbai' line - truly sorry to see Catherine go.
She was the perfect love interest for Steve. Please don't le
Another so-so eppy. They gave us more McDanno scenes finally, which was nice. Joe White is growng on me, probably because Terry O'Quinn suits the role, but Lori does not fit, just like the Jenna character did not fit. Why bring in pale actresses? It's Hawaii for pete's sake! I think the number one area that needs attention is casting!! If Grace Park wants more time with her family (if that's really the reason for her backseat) then either recast the role of Kono or bring in a female lead that we can embrace. The current storyline with Kono is just boring, and Lori isn't working. In Kono's absence, Hawaii Five-O needs a woman who can look believable kicking butt. I don't find Lori believable, and I want to spray a tan on the actress.
Jessica I know they get alot of money Alex $115.000 each eppie and Mark Harmon $500.000 each eppie but compare to other shows who have a larger cast look NCIS, NCIS LA and many more this first season of H5O had a very small cast so the working hours 17 hours a day were killing them that is not bichting and they do most of their stunt by themself aspecially Alex. So I understand that they added more characters on the team. I'm still hanging if I like Lori or don't will give her some more time but like others I hate Max to much screentime for my taste. I really wished they could kept Catherine as a person who stay's in Steve's private life and sometimes could help the team I don't like love interest on the work floor so boring!! And I know the cast is gratefull that they have work sepcially Daniel and Alex.
Tamara I understand what you are saying, however, these actors get paid huge amounts of money. As far as the hours worked, many people ie. doctors work those hours and don't get paid like they do. They need to stop bitching. There are a lot of people hardly making ends meet in this economy. I completely understand Grace Park wanting to spend time with her family. Hawaii is so remote from everyone else. BUT, the writers I blame as well for the way they have handled this. Jenna didn't fit but neither does Lauren.
Okay I want something to clear up the lack on the McDanno time is that the first 5 episode are shoot in July/August before the SOTB Scott Caan was busy with ending Entourage and busy promoting his photo book thats why we get so much Joe/Steve time the lack on Kono is that she wanted some more time off to spend with her family who all live's in Canada she also ask for another girl on the team first it would be Larisa/Jenna but she didn't fit in the team. The cast was so tired end season one that they had a doctor on the set every day I can understand that they have to put more characters in this show do I like it no but we all will that this show will airs for many years
to come and we have to listen what the main cast want.
No about last night episode I loved it we got a cargument again which was cute Steve sound a bit jealous LOL. and they worked together on a case again .
Loved the Steve/Cath. scene will miss Cath because for me she is the perfect one for McGarrett.
Sokie..I figured they already had several episodes already taped when the season started which is why she is still on the show. At least I hope that is the case and that they are not ignoring us. Her character is awful and has totally disrupted what was a great team! I LOVED the first season and have been sooooo disappointed with the second one! I want to hang in there for a bit more and give them a chance to fix things but if they don't I will be gone.
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