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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Ending With A Bang

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"Ua Hala:" Death in the Family.

I have to hand it to Peter Lenkov, he certainly knows how to shake things up and give us a dramatic ending to Hawaii Five-0’s sophomore season while still leaving a few hooks for us to come back to in the fall... without ending entire story on a cliff hanger. 

Joe, Chin Ho, and Steve

Before we get into the exciting things, I have to mention something that really bugged me and detracted from the overall story: how Max got shot. In what reality would the cops have not completely roped off both ends of the alley before the coroner was called in? And assuming that it was a breach in protocol that caused it, why would Hilary (the shooter) still be in the alley if she was mobile enough to outrun Steve and the rest of Five-0? 

Okay, that convenient story-plot aside, a lot of big things happened and I will just run them down.

Shelburne is Steve’s Mom: While it doesn’t appear to be the complete end of the Shelburne story, watching Steve’s reaction and him saying “Mom” when the door opened was awesome. I was glad that the “reveal” we had in January turned out to be a fake. Besides, after it was discovered that the real Shelburne had not been revealed, I called it being his mom!  

I’m curious what this means for Joe White. As Steve and Joe seem to have buried their differences, will we see Joe again? Will Joe continue to move Shelburne? Did Wo Fat let himself be caught to bait out Shelburne? 

Goodbye Captain Fryer: I will admit that Tom Sizemore as Captain Fryer has grown on me over the season, so I am sad that he was killed off. That being said, I stand by my earlier comment of seeing too many Haoles in important roles and I really hope that we see more Samoan or Hawaiian (looking) actors in positions of authority next season. 

Frank Delano Released: While the commercial break from Kono going into her house to Chin Ho signing out Delano confused me for a few minutes, Baldwin’s portrayal of Delano was great. It’s not very often that I want to reach into the TV and slap someone, but Delano made the list this week.

Chin Ho has to pick, Kono or Malia? As mentioned above, Delano was exceptionally nasty and to make Chin Ho decide who he wanted to save was the icing on the cake. Correction: Chin Ho getting home and the audience realizing that Delano went back on his word was the icing on the cake. What a real scumbag! I’m looking forward to Chin Ho catching up with him next season.

As for Kono and Malia themselves; Malia opened her eyes, so there are good odds she will survive and Kono spends a lot of time in the ocean, I’m feeling confident she can swim “dolphin style” and get her head back above water. Given that she was on the phone with Adam when we last saw her, maybe he realized something was wrong and will end up saving her. 

Did anyone catch Kono’s teasing him on the phone about “playing with duct tape is wrong?" Clearly she has forgiven him for tying her up last week

In conclusion, it was a good season. I’m look forward to this fall when the show returns, as we know we are gaining at least one new regular cast member. What did you think of this season? Are you looking forward to Season Three? 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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when is Hawaii Five O season 4 coming out - has it even been made yet???????

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The season finale has me convinced that Joe White is actually CIA.

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What a superb cliffhanger for series 2 I'd like to have seen more of Tom Sizemore ! A few people have been knocking Scott Caan but let me tell you he is a Rock and his one liners are second to none!!! This series is so different from the original Hawaii 5-0 the two characters dano and Steve have a touch of Starsky and Hutch absoloutely bounce of each other.

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Fabulous Review!!! Love the show. You covered all of the pressing issues extremely well. I was thinking the same thing when the Coroner was shot. They have to do a better job with reality whenit comes to such a really well done crime drama like Hawaii 5-0.

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Thanks Lena.....I was hoping we would get it sooner then that, but I guess we just have to wait.

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@Zia Peter Lenkov answer yesterday on twitter that the DVD season 2 will come out end of Summer, early fall.

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@HFO......Thanks. I love the bloopers too, and I also like to see what they cut out. Sometimes it explains things.

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@Zia, it should be out fairly soon, I'll keep you posted. I always love a good old blooper reel!!

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Very cute picture out of Alex and his dog (Dusty). I'm also glad he shaved the top of his head, looks good with the beard. If anyone sees when season 2 DVD comes out, please post.

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@Cam....Answer to your ? 18 @Actual Teen....I understand and since the fans of all the other nominees will be doing the same, I hope you have been fair and sent your post to them also.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 23 Quotes

Danny: Alright with the Navy Seal death stare, what are you going to water board me till I tell you about my private phone call?
Steve: No, I'm just trying to get you to tell me because we're friends and I'm worried.

Joe: Now that Wo Fat is in jail it's time for you to meet Shelburne.
Steve: Oh you're just going to take me to Shelburne.
Joe: That's why I'm here.

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