Hawaii Five-0 Review: Marching In

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Kalele: Faith.

Welcome back to Hawaii Five-0, Ed Asner! The veteran actor is not the first to have appearance in the original series and then come on board 30 years later in the same role. However, he is the first one who we actually watched in both universes, as "Kalele" aired a clip from 1975.

Ed Asner on Hawaii Five-0

Beyond the depth that was added by the use of this flashback, Asner's portrayal of August March was very well done. I did not see him double crossing Angela at all. And it was really needed given that I had guessed from the outset that Angela had faked her own kidnapping.

Did anyone else catch the ever-so-slight change they made to the McGarrett lineage from the previous series to now? March said "There was a young officer named McGarrett who transported me to prison, I offered him 100 grand to help me." But in the original episode, McGarrett was a full detective, not a young officer, and Jack Lord was in his 50s at the time.

I'm okay with the change, though, given that Alex O'Loughlin was born in 1976, when Lord was 56 years old. I'm surprised they didn't play the original Steve McGarrett off as his grandfather. Especially given that William Sadler - who portrayed Jack McGarrett, Steve's father - was born in 1950 and it would have fit in the timeline.

Mary hasn't appearance since November - on the episode where they busted Kaleo (Jason Scott Lee) - and  then she turned up here and suddenly they have reason to go see Kaleo? It's either way to coincidental, or the writers need to expand their range when attempting to tie in earlier episodes from this series.

Finally, I have to admit that Captain Fryer has grown on me. Maybe Tom Sizemore has finally settled into the role or maybe I'm softening on him as he grows a little hair. Either way he had one of my favorite Hawaii Five-0 quotes this week.

What did everyone else think of the outing? Are there any other characters/actors from the original series you would like to see turn up?


Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (137 Votes)

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


@HFO..well it says in the line of duty so cant be malia and max is not really in the field. I think those two are safe. Plus def not one of the core 4. It has to be either joe,lori or just a cop on the force. If it is lori it would probably be that they hear of her death and it not be part of the show as she is filming a new show in chicago. I hope it is not joe, steve has lost enough people in his life. That would be so sad.


I wish that they had come up with something more creative than another death watch finale...in particular I don't want to see another woman die a violent death on this show. I hope that they do not re-open the Lori character "can of worms" for the finale. I don't see how it can be any of the Core-4 unless they seriously want people to stop watching.


I think it's more likely it'll be either Joe or Lori
Joe= He's back and he brings Shelburne and WO Fat back with him and somehow he's killed in the process.
Lori- She comes back to help Five-0 with Wo Fat and something happens and shes dead for good.
If they kill Malia or Max i will be so peeved.


"Amazingalex - No problem, there were only 3 votes. It's edited. You can vote again.


@martinelli..I know I thought of that just now. Sorry I am the one who thought malia could be one, I mean she is never seen anyway so we would not even notice. So has to be someone part of the force for sure. Still does not mean part of H50 though as they are affiliated with the HPD.


Oh God, in the line of duty ... that means Malia has nothing to do with it. Ok, I have to edit it.


@kaydee..but it is worded in the line of duty, so wouldn't it have to be someone affiliated with the force in some way.


@Martinelli - how about Stan (this way Rachel can get back w/Danny.)


The poll is on, let's see what people think.


It has to, because Lenkov said Shelburn will be back at the season finale.

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 19 Quotes

Kono: The airline gave us her cell phone number, but it goes straight to voice mail.
Steve: That makes sense right? If she's been kidnapped.
Danny: You trying to convince us or yourself?
Steve: Maybe a little of both.

You can't own a wave, and while we are on the subject; Spam is not part of any food group that I care to recognize and last but not least, an appetizer should never ever, under any circumstances be referred to as "poo poo."