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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Out of The Pan, Into the Fryer

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"Alaheo Pau'ole:" Gone Forever.

Was this entire Hawaii Five-0 episode pieced together from spare parts of better episodes? There were so many disjointed pieces that I nearly got lost along the way. Given the non-sequitur nature of the hour, I’m just going to break down the main points.

A Hawaiian Wedding

Lori and Danny Handcuffed: Does anyone have any idea what point there was to this storyline? Furthermore, why did Steve feel the need to drop they key off the balcony? It all felt totally out of place.

We have not seen any indication that Lori and Danny would be romantically linked. What the heck is the “Jersey Slip” and why do you need to be handcuffed to another person for it to work? Finally, what type of horrible police officer is Danny that his handcuff key is not on a key ring of any sort... and he only has one in his possession? While I know some might fault Lori for not having her keys, she didn't bring her handcuffs, remember. They were Danny's.

Vincent Fryer, Chief of Detectives: I will take back every bad thing I said about Fryer as the head of Internal Affairs if they will just send him back! Watching Tom Sizemore violate the Miranda Rights of suspects with his “tough as nails abusive cop” overacting caused me physical pain. I now know how many of you anti-Lori fans must feel. It took all my will power not to throw something at the TV when he would spew dialog such as I have a badge that says I can do what ever I want. Makes me want to hurl just remembering it.

Then, just in case we need a reason for Fryer to be in the episode, we learn he 's gotten promoted to Chief of Detectives. Huh? what’s the Frak is “Chief of Detectives?” And regardless of what Fryer said, the head of an entire division of police would not be out busting down doors.

Joe White and Steve at Odds: I really don’t care who Shelburn is anymore. I’m so tired of the ring-around-the-rosy conversations that Steve and Joe are having about it. The story barely moves forward. If Steve really wanted to know what Joe was up to, he would have had Kono or Lori pull his cell phone records to see who he has been talking to and the facts would come flooding out. 

Then, you had Joe's last line of the episode: I was hoping you wouldn’t say that. It made one of my eyes twitch. Joe have you met Steve? He left his partner wearing handcuffs during a formalwear fitting; did you really think he was just going to drop the whole thing? 

Man Shot But Alive: I will commend the twist and turns this case took. As a whole, it was a decent concept for an investigation. However, as mentioned above, it would have been a better story without Sizemore’s Fryer tainting the scenery. It would have also been nice to see the wife walk in on the husband fresh from his coma, as having Kono and Steve telling the woman that her son was really dead as the lead in for Chin-Ho’s wedding was odd to say the least. 

Chin-Ho and Malia Got Married: That does lead us to the wedding. Ho'omaika'i (congratulations) to you both! I wish we had gotten more than four minutes of the episode dedicated to Chin-Ho and Malia. We had about 90 seconds of the guys in the fitting room and about two minutes of wedding montage. 

We're going to have to wait until 2012 to find out more about Shelburn and/or what happen to Hiro Yoshimura as Hawaii Five-O takes a break for the holidays.

Mr. Kurtzman, a great holiday gift for the fans would be to come back with an idea of what story you want to tell in an episode and go with it. You might also consider dialing back the ridiculousness as well. My eyes may hurt for months from all the rolling they did this week. 

Review

Editor Rating: 3.1 / 5.0
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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Amazingalex

Both epis sound good. I am just excited to see who shelburne is. I hope the still pictures from epi 2.14 of Steve pushing someone around on the rocks with a hood tied around their heads was not Joe. I am going to try to find the pics to see if I can tell.

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Hawaii Five-0 Press Release: 2.13 “Ka Ho’oponopono� From a CBS press release. Any errors are attributed to the original author(s).
IN ORDER TO FIND THE KILLER OF A TEENAGE GIRL, FIVE-0 MUST FIRST FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS TARGETED, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,� JAN. 2 “Ka Ho’oponopono*� – When Five-0 determines that the murder of a teenage girl was a professional hit, they must first find out why she was targeted before they can find her killer, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Jan. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
*Ka Ho’oponopono is Hawaiian for “The Fix� SERIES REGULARS:
Alex O’Loughlin ………………. Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan ………….. Danny “Danno� Williams
Daniel Dae Kim ………………….. Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park ……………………… Kono Kalakaua
Masi Oka …………………….. Dr. Max Bergman
Lauren German ……………. Officer Lori Weston RECURRING CAST:
Terry O’Quinn …………………………. Joe White GUEST CAST:
Brian Yang …………………………. Charlie Fong
Ian Anthony Dale ………….. Adam Noshimuri
Blaise Embry ……………………… Luke Preston
Jonah Ho’okano …………………………….. Jake
Lea DiMarchi …………………………… Courtney
Clayton Norcross …………………. Greg Winter
Stephanie Conching …………….. Barb Preston
Christopher Cousins …………… Rick Summers
Courtney Coleman ………………. Karen Sargent
Duke Kimhan ……………………….. Ben Sargent
Bryan McClure ……………………… Jared Burke
Eliza Escano-Vasquez ………………. Ann Caroll
Sam Anderson ………………… Owen Sutherland
Maurice Johnson …………………… Bob Ledford
Cradle 2 Grave ………………………………. Band
Russell Subiono ………….. Construction Worker WRITTEN BY:
Stephanie Sengupta DIRECTED BY:
Steve Boyum
Share this: ................................................................... Hawaii Press Release for 2.14 No guest stars listed maybe because they don't want to let us know who Shellburne is. AS THE FIVE-0 INVESTIGATE A SMUGGLING CASE, CHIN HO TELLS MCGARRETT SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT JOE WHITE THAT CAUSES A FACE OFF BETWEEN THE TWO, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,� MONDAY, JAN. 16
CHEAT TWEET: Will McGarrett finally find out who Shelburne is? #H50 1/16 10PM ET/PT (insert link) “Pu’olo*� – McGarrett is rocked to his core when Chin Ho tells him some shocking news about Joe White. Meanwhile, Danny plays mid-wife for his ex-wife when she goes into early labor, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Jan. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (*Pu’olo is Hawaiian for “The Package�) SERIES REGULARS:
Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett)
Scott Caan (Danny “Danno� Williams)
Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua)
Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman)
Lauren German (Officer Lori Weston) RECURRING CAST:
Terry O’Quinn (Joe White) GUEST CAST: TBD
WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Peter Lenkov & David Wolkove
DIRECTED BY: Christine Moore Source: CBS

Amazingalex

@jschoi..I like the way you think. I hope you are right.

Amazingalex

@martinelli..if anyone can do it you can!! Be careful though I just read that someone tweeted the petition to him (lenkov)to get lori written off and he called it disrespectful and said he may close down his account. Apparently he only likes the nice complementary tweets.

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A little more of the episode, same one 2-14 Pu’olo*� – McGarrett is rocked to his core when Chin Ho tells him some shocking news about Joe White. Meanwhile, Danny plays mid-wife for his ex-wife when she goes into early labor, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Jan. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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I just noticed that it said 2-13 in the trailer that I picked up when I copied it, but the headline said 2-14 was Pu'olo (The Package), I guess that's a typo.

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I'm staying with my theory that they are going to write her out with a cliffhanger, maybe she gets shot on an ep before a break and we don't find out if she dies for 2 or 3 weeks. I know they have done this on other shows. They left Grace Park in a comma for a whole off season in The Border, I think cause she was doing another show and weren't sure she would be back. Anyway that's my theory. I hope I'm right, could be way off.

Martinelli

It's not a big deal, I only need 4819!

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@Veronica: Lauren has actually been listed as a series regular in the Press releases since her first episode, that hasn't changed. She has moved from 'guest starring' to 'also starring' in the program credits, but (touch wood) she hasn't made it into the full opening credit sequence yet, unlike Masi Oka who was in the full credits from Episode 2.

Martinelli

Great, then I'm going to gather 5000 votes!!!!

Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 12 Quotes

Danny: Good, let bye-gones be bye-gones, maybe you want to hug it out or fist bump:
Fryer: No, let's just work the case.

Tong: Those are dummy grenades
Danny: Ok, hang on to this. [hands grenade, pulls pin] If it's a dummy you will be fine, we'll be outside.
Tong: Wait! Fine, it's live
Chin Ho: You've been hanging around Steve too long.

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