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Hawaii Five-0 Review: New Year, Same Five-0

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"Ka Ho'oponopono" - The Fix

In our first offering of 2012, Steve and Five-0 took on a complex case that ended up being about more than was initially believed. I really enjoyed the twist and turns that it took, as I kept changing who I suspected and never saw the truth coming. 

Sadly, that was the majority of my enjoyment for this episode, as there were some moments that forced me to yell at the TV is disbelief.

To start, I’m really done with Shelburn. I was hopeful that when Joe and Chin Ho were in the car after the Yakuza drove by, we would get some sort of information. Sadly, nothing. Then, at the end when Steve pointed out he was tortured and Jena Kaye died and he wanted answers, I thought we might finally get the next bread crumb . Nope, nadda. I’m so tired of the show bringing up Shelburn but not moving the plot forward that I’m at the point where I simply don’t care anymore.

Joe and Chin Ho

Wait, we did learn that Joe help Hiro fake his death. Is this connected to Shelburn? Who knows?!? Joe got out of the car and walked away. Then again, Joe did a lot of walking out in this episode. At the police station, for example. Since when can the suspect be the one who decides when he is done and strolls out? I guess if the head of Five-0 is working as you’re personal chauffeur you can. Really, are you kidding me?

Then again, Steve had his fair share of beyond believable moments as well. First, he decided that Joe’s method of getting answers was a good one when he kidnapped the replacement jury member to get answers out of him by pretending to hold him off a cliff edge, then arrested him afterwards for the answers he gave. Really, are you kidding me? 

Afterwards, he decided to go solo into a Yakuza compound to rescue Joe. I’m not what I was more shocked by on this one: That he did a commando style raid, that he went alone or that he didn’t just arrest them all for kidnapping. After all, he had no problems arresting a guy he dangled off a rock ledge with a bag over his head.

Okay, to be fair, I did enjoy Lori and Kono at the school, especially Lori's reaction to the kid trying to run. While they seem to still be trying to figure out what image they want for Lori, I think she and Kono made a pretty nice team and hope we see them do more "girl power" scenes together.

In closing, I fully acknowledge that this series is a work of fiction and that many shows take liberties in the name of entertainment. However, that doesn’t give the writers carte blanche to assume the viewing audience knows nothing about the subject material or that we would believe anything they write. How about this: if you’re going to take reality off the table, could you write in some light sabers, phasers or an elf or two? Just to keep things interesting.

Review

Editor Rating: 2.9 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.9 / 5.0 (164 Votes)

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

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@minah, well said. they better wrap this up episode 14. I generally hate Lori, but her working with Kono takes some of that annoyance out of her. and her line when that kid ran was pretty funny

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@HFO i agree with you, Joe is starting to get on my nerves. I mean how many times does Steve have to confront him to get answers that he needs and he just saved Joe's life so that should've counted for something.
And this shelburne thing is getting old now, they've got this thing going on for a while know and its getting nowhere..
But the case was good, i liked it but i thought the ending was a bit crap considering they didnt even show the girls father or tell him a bit more or anything.
It was cool seeing Kono and Lori working and getting along with each other and kono did get a fair bit of attention in this one so lets hope they atleast keep that up!

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Joe is getting too annoying now, not giving away anything for this "shelburne" person. i mean how important is this person that joe would give his life away for. losing patience with this, but otherwise, alot of kono today, which was a plus, and lori wasnt too annoying either

Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

Chin Ho: HPD is not going to just let this go.
Joe: Apparently neither is the Yakuza, we've got company.

Luke: Listen man.
Steve: Sir, you call me SIR.

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