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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. 

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Hey everyone, Looks like Lauren German will be a series regular despite what fans want. I guess Peter L managed to sneek her in. I just saw a Press release for January and she is on there as a series regular not a recurring guest. I'm not happy at all about that.

Martinelli

Not that it will change something, or he will care ... right?

Amazingalex

@martinelli...YES!!!!! Fantastic idea!

Martinelli

I will try to gather 1000 votes than most likely will twit the poll to Mr. Lenkov. What do you say? Is this a good idea?

Amazingalex

@jschoi...I think until we read it we should prepare ourselves that she is staying. I am going to watch tonight too even though I just watched that epi on dvd last week. It is a really good one. Ahhh those were the days!

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I've trying to find conformation about her leaving also, they probably won't announce anything so they can have some kind of a cliffhanger. Now this is really lame I will watch tonights ep on tv even though I have the dvd

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@Kelly....Welcome to the "It would be better without Lori club". It's growing. Tonight's episode is a repeat from last year, although I would prefer a new one, it does not have you know who.

Amazingalex

When I said @Lena I meant @Zia. Sorry Zia I just woke up!! :) :)

Amazingalex

@martinelli..yeah that is a very old article. I believe that was before they even cast the character. That was what they originally were going for.....It apparently has not turned out that way. It seems even they realize that. BIG MISS!!! Plus no one is McG but AOL. Why do we need a female Mcg when we have him? He plays it perfectly. @Lena..oh good. I am so happy we get the 24. I thought it was 23. I am still trying to get confirmation that she is leaving soon. I cant find it anywhere though. If she is leaving we can salvage the last of the season 2 and start fresh with season 3 minus any new team members. They need to go back to core four and leave the show and the cast to do its thing.

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Hi everyone! I just saw that someone tweeted PLenkov and asked if there was going to be 22 or 24 episodes. He tweeted back that there will be 24. Since the Lori character is only signed thru 2-17, then hopefully that means 7 episodes at the end of the season with no Lori. I'm crossing my fingers that they get back to the core 4. I understand having other characters like Joe, Max, Fong, etc., but I want what made me watch the show in the first place. @Martinelli...I think that article is an old one. It looks like it did not work out the way they had planned. I hope they realize it. I don't think anyone has interviewed her in a long time, unless its a foreign country that is just getting ready to start up the 2nd season and they have not seen the character yet.

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.