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 to her. These moments where Lori has been inserted just fall flat. It takes the sails out of the show for me and I really don't know how much longer I can watch if this is the way the show will continue to be written.
Also - as much as I love Joe White, he too is starting to monopolize Steve's time and be a substitute for Danny. I cannot understand why one of the shows leads would be relegated to this inferior status. It's a crime to waste his talent sitting on the sidelines. He should be front and center with Steve, no one else. That's the show I enjoyed.
I don't know why those in charge feel that things had to be changed from last season. If something isn't broke, please don't fix it. I liked my 5-0 for what it was - an exciting romp and escape for 60 minutes - where I enjoyed my action, bromance and sense of ohana. All of that has woefully disappeared this season. I hope that someone recognizes this and fixes things before it's too late.
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.
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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.
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