I quickly became engrossed in the story telling in this episode. It was a very good example of a flashback scenario in that it moved back and forth in time in logical and gripping ways. This story explained many aspects of Steve McGarrett's make up, who he is as a person and as a leader of men. The episode would have made zero sense if any or all of the Core team tagged along to North Korea. It clearly started out as a sanctioned military exchange of personnel -live North Koreans for a fallen soldier. Obviously, the situation changed, but I have no problems with Catherine going into North Korea with Steve. She might not be a SEAL, but she's highly trained and who's to say she hasn't been on her own fair share of covert operations? Hey, I watch this show for the pure joy of it, and I refuse to detract from it's impact by nitpicking at the irrationalities on screen! Everyone watches television for individual reasons, but what's the point in watching something you despise? Everyone likes to say they are entitled to their opinions, and I agree, but at the same time, everyone's also entitled to change the channel.
Not going to lie - I'm just not impressed with NCIS:Red. I didn't feel any affinity to the new team. I'm afraid without the interaction with the established NCIS:LA team, these new characters are going to fall flat. I felt no chemistry between the actual Red team members, and I just don't understand what they are supposed to do! Laverne and Shirley, really? Wasn't that whole "HQ in a semi" done eons ago on Night Rider? It still takes a couple days to drive a semi across the country, how can that be more mobile than flying the team where ever they are needed? I do wish the show well, but I doubt I will be going out of my way to watch this come fall - especially if there's something better on!
..the commenters correct you. Just a suggestion. I would also like to suggest to TVFanatic that they give the comment section a few more words in our word limit! This is getting really annoying.
I really enjoyed this nice, light weight episode this week! It was definitely fun to see everyone end up at the game...except for Steve and Danny! Have to say I love Kamekona's clone - Flipper! I know there was a crime, I'm just not too sure what it was, and I honestly don't care. I'm kind of missing the big action scenes that have been nonexistent for the last few episodes, but I'm okay with that because I do enjoy the bromance - even the three-way bromance! Catherine is working out just fine for me, and I like the way she has become a friend to Danny as well. Steve got in a few good jabs to Danny this week - especially his remark at the end: "if that guy could run as fast as his mouth does, he could have a career in the NFL!" That goes on to my H50 classics list! My only comment to the reviewer: It might be nice if you were up on all your H50 eps like the majority of the commenters here are, and if you rewatched the ep to catch everything that happens before reviewing and then having commenters correct you. Just a suggestion.
Alex was awesome, Scott delivered his rants perfectly, whether you like them or not, and Peter Weller was a sick villain! Also, kudos to Jason Koger, the man with the prosthetic hands in all the close ups!
Note to self: In the future, do not watch original before watching reprisal. I was a little disappointed with the new episode, mostly because of my expectations. I was hoping for an awesome music score similar to the original. It really wasn't there. I was hoping for Danny to be a touch more subdued (and to get the kill shot, as he did in the original). Didn't happen. I have no idea what was going on with Steve seeing dead people at the end. That sure wasn't in the original! It's not that this episode was bad - it certainly wasn't! It was excellent for what it was, just missed the mark if someone was expecting it to follow closely to the original, as we were led to believe, if I may say. I realize it needed to be modernized, and actually that was done very well. It's just ME that shouldn't have watched the original first - I had a hard time getting past what had been changed -- and I will never understand the need for dead people patting Steve on the back and telling him he done good. Alex was awesome, Scott delivered his rants perfectly, whether you like them or not, and Peter Weller was a sick villain! Also, kudos to Jason Koger, the man with the prosthetic hands in all the close ups!
Perhaps not as good as the pilot, but still packed some kick! I'm really intrigued with the relationship between Ryan Hardy and Joe. What's the game being played out? Also very curious about the basis for this whole cult - I guess I need to get my Poe books out again! Agent Parker is a hard nut to crack so far. At the start of the episode, I was glad to see the FBI had sent in a smart, tough agent that would partner well with Hardy, but that small smirk after giving Joe the book? Don't know - could she be attempting to create a bond with him in order to break into his cult for the purpose of destroying it - or is she a believer? Time, I guess, will tell!
Note to self, don't forget to answer the reviewer's question! Yes, I did recognize WoFat the minute the voice spoke, but I didn't figure out his connection to the case until I realized the campaign manager was lying to the guys. Very interesting WoFat story line! WoFat was sprung from Halawa at the start of S3 to help Frank Delano "get" H5-0. When that didn't go as planned, WoFat become a major fugitive who has lost all his connections (remember, the CIA isn't his "get out of jail" card anymore, they'd just as soon see him "neutralized", too!). So, Wo Fat has to start from scratch in the way he knows, by buying political influence! He's as ruthless as ever, and even more dangerous because everyone wants to kill him! I think his story is getting more interesting rather than tired!
I'm really surprised at how everyone is hung up on Danny being unable to hit WoFat (a moving target) from an unstable platform while trying to pull a wounded man into said rocking helicopter! As one current State Trooper I know said after watching last night: "Not as easy as you would think!" There have certainly been other scenes in this series that were far less believable (remember the "claw?")but just as much fun for me to watch. To each his own, and if reality tv is what you need to have an enjoyable viewing experience, I hope you find it. For me, H5-0 is just fine. I enjoyed this episode just as much, if not more than the Halawa riot the night before. Last night's episode was indeed filmed before the riot episode so no, Chin is not super human. Danny getting flustered in court and Steve attempting to come to his rescue and almost blowing it with the judge was priceless - pure bromance! Gov Denning is on my watch list - I think it's going to work out with him!
"Olelo Ho'opa'i Make" deserves more than 3 stars! Granted, everyone has their own ideas as to what makes a great H5-0 episode! For me, it's usually the character-driven story lines. But every so often, we need an adrenalin-filled episode with guns, explosions, helicopters and riots to feed our collective thirst for all things bad a**! The return of SuperSEAL Steve in full, well, SuperSEAL mode, made me nostalgic for Season 1 all over again!
Loved Sang Min - may the mullet R.I.P. He'll pop back up again soon, I expect. DDK knocked it out of the ballpark. Kono and Adam are without a doubt the hottest couple on television at the moment - that bubbly bathtub scene? Could it get any hotter? But trouble is certainly on the horizon for those two! Really, Kamekona? Spam breakfast burritos? Ew. Looks to be a great episode tonight with the return of the gov and Danny's custody hearing finally airing!
Best thing of all last night was everyone getting to watch the episode together - #H50 Ohana is the bess!
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