Hawaii Five-0 Review: A Very Cold March

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"Kanalua:" Doubt.

Know that I don’t say this lightly: This was one of the worst episodes of Hawaii Five-0 I have ever watched. After last week’s stellar Season 3 opening I’m absolutely appalled at how this episode went down.

I'll explain why...

August March: After waiting months for the return of Ed Asner as August March, I’m most disgusted with how his departure was designed. This is a man who has always thought two steps ahead of two generations of cops. Yet he decides to punch his own ticket by stepping into traffic. Seriously?!? Why were there not cops escorting him? Why was he allowed to just step out of the car on the passenger side and stroll across the grass into the path of a truck? Come on!

Catherine Getting Info: I’m all for Catherine using her feminine charms to get stuff from guys, that’s to be expected from the hotness that is Michelle Borth. But what self-respecting Naval Officer is going to hack into the WITSEC computer database by stealing the password from some poor schmuck in a bar?

Catherine Helps McGarrett

Ridiculous Computer Security: Speaking of getting info from some poor schmuck at a bar. First, the Government requires numbers, letters and a special character in all of their passwords. Second, I can tell you that none of my passwords have anything do with my childhood pet, family street or anything to do with me growing up. So between those two things, you are not going to hack a government database by asking a guy his life story over pool and randomly plugin random words he said.  

Muddled Case: From the art theft, to the suspect dying, to the getaway driver being murdered, to it all leading to a kidnapping... it was just too much. I wasn't attached to the art, or the car driver, and only cared about the girl because she was a kid. Hell, I never even figured out what August went to ask the fence for since he was the one who shot the brothers with the same gun he used last time. Add to that mix Chin Ho dealing with Malia’s death and Catherine stealing government passwords, and it becomes one giant pile of what I like to call "A Hot Mess."

Speaking of Chin Ho, the only decent part of this episode was Chin-Ho’s dealing with Malia’s death. The funeral was beautiful, and then he and Danny talking at the end was a great moment. I was glad to see Danny step-up and be a friend and family for Chin-Ho; if anyone knows how alone he might feel it would be Danny. 

But in the end, one good portion of an episode can not offset all the bad. Oh, and don’t even get me started on Kamekona new "venture" or the  lift and thrust ratios of the average touring helicopter – we will be here for days! GAH!

Here is hoping that next week we get back to a decent story plot and we get more information on Doris still being on the island. For now, I’m going to see if I can find some brain bleach to wash this episode from my mind. 


Editor Rating: 2.9 / 5.0
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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


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I read an article online a couple of weeks ago about passwords. The most popular password was PASSWORD followed by 1234567 and DRAGON.
Glad my passwords are totally obscure to anyone who isn't me. My sister couldn't guess them.


I like the main players on H50. They are all good actors. I love the scenery from Hawaii, but I agree with the reviewer. It was a terrible show. It gets sillier every week. The more crisis or tragedy that happens, the more Danny's character clowns around or continually (boringly) calls his daughter, ex-wife, or goes looking for food. The writers should all be replaced. No matter how good an actor is, he can only use the material he is furnished. The writing for this show is childish and silly. As soon as the winter shows come back, the ratings will get even worse.


has anyone noticed that the same things keep happening in Dexter and in Hawaii Five O? totally diffenent show - but Ed Asner stepped in front of a truck last week on H50, the felon did the same in Dexter this week; in the last season both Danno and Deb managed to talk landlords into renting flats / beach-houses out for low rents where murders had taken place... I'm sure I noticed other stuff last season.... but can't recall right now


When this episode was over I had the best feeling ~ I was so comfortable with eveything I saw ~ it was like watching a day in the life of my friends at H50. Everything I liked about the show was there (yes, even the boo-boos ~ Steve taking off his lei twice in the opening for one) so, I have decided that until I walk in the shoes of the writers and editors, I will accept all that is that presented and go with it. They will never please everyone no matter how hard they try, but they please me and that all that counts.


I love this show.I started watching it recently but thanks to Internet I've downloaded the previous two seasons and watch them. I gotta say - It's amazing.The cast is great, but my favorite is Steve.Love Steve and Danno car scenes. I read somewhere that Steve and Wo Fat turns out to be brothers? That will explain a lot and will turn everything up site down. Congrats from all the fans in Bulgaria:)))


I like this show, I think this season is going to be great. Loved DDK, looking forward to seeing him deal with Malia's death. Love the Danny and Steve scenes. Danny is as he is, thats part of the character, not real life.
They have also shown him as caring as a father and a friend. I don't like Doris, but I think the character brings the conflict of the McG family, which you have to have. I glad they did not put Catherine on the team, I would prefer the core 4 intact as a team, no additions. I do like Catherine, and look forward to her development and her relationship with Steve. Still need more Kono though.


I like H5O most of the time. Love the shots of the beautiful islands. Don't like the way Dano talks to his boss. He wouldn't last one day as an officer. He is a good actor, so how about giving him a better part where he shows respect to others. I think you're trying too hard to make it a comady. Liked the Catherine added.


I see the ratings for "666 Park Avenue" are in the commode. Looks like we'll see Joe White back sooner than later.


Watching old episodes of Hawaii-five O. Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett and his team are ready to wipe out crime from the beaches of Hawaii.

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

Danny: Going to need a vest, vest please.
Steve: You don't even know what my plan is.
Danny: This is true, but I know you, and any plan you have will involve me and serious bodily harm.
Steve: What are you talking about?
Danny: What I'm talking about, is that over the years our marriage has become predictable.

Steve: Catherine, I want you to help me find my mom.
Catherine: I thought you told Witness Protection you wanted kept secret even from you.
Steve: Yeah, that was before I found out she had a chance to kill Wo Fat and let him get away.