I'm a Danny's girl, Michelle, and any time we get to see Danny doing his thing as a detective makes me very. very happy! We got to see a lot of empathetic Danny during the COTW, and virtually no whining, which doesn't bother me, but I know it does other viewers. The tension built nicely, climaxing in a very gut-wrenching stand off and diffusing of the situation by TALKING Jason down, rather than shooting him - they didn't know where Sophie was yet! Not every episode has to be over the top action. This episode proves that you can have just as much drama without the body count (which was one, BTW) or suspension of belief (this seems a pretty plausible plot to me) as long as you have good writing, casting and acting (which we had in bountiful supply.) Can't wait to see more of the Matt Williams storyline, too!)
Bourbon!?!?! Oh, Jim! I will be nursing my Glenlivet single malt for the next 6 months. Jeez, what an ending! I love this series! Catriona, Sam and Tobias beautifully portray this triangle love affair crossing the centuries! I love Jamie and Claire together, but Frank tears my heart strings as well! Can not wait for April - it's going to be a long winter curled up on the couch with my scotch and Outlander books!
I believe I heard they closed Kalakaua St. on a Sunday morning from 5am on. They re-opened sections of the street after they finished filming in each section, but they did it ALL in one day! The people of Hawaii must be very easy to get along with - the continual disruption to their daily routines thanks to H50's filming all over the island must certainly try the average person's patience! At SOTB5, Alex O'Loughlin made a point of thanking the locals for their patience and understanding during filming as often H50 goes into neighborhoods, blocks streets, makes people late for work and kids late for school. Maybe not everyone living in Hawaii loves the show, but I think most residents consider the cast and crew Ohana.
Patience, David! Answers to all the questions you have will be forth-coming soon! Exec Producer, Peter Lenkov has stated in numerous interviews that the 100th episode of H50, scheduled to air around Nov. 7th, will finally answer the loyal fans' questions concerning WoFat and his relationship to Steve's mother.
Loved it! Completely and totally adored this episode! It had everything in it that I look forward to in H50 - carguments, bromance, "badassery" (from everyone, not just McGarrett), action, and over-the-top plots! Let's not forget that fantastic plot! "Fantastic" in that it was a really cool idea and well - filmed cinematically (H50 is so fortunate to have a stunt coordinator (Jeff Cadiente) on board who is continually nominated for awards, including Emmys). It was also "fantastic" in the sense that it was a pretty serious fantasy. No, the scenario would never play out as it did in the H50s' writers minds, but that is part of the beauty of this show! The Hawaiian islands, as another character on the show, is a fantasy world itself for most of this show's viewers. We want to go on vacation from our hectic real lives to visit paradise every Friday night. A little bit of fantasy in the order of hot men, beautiful women, warm water and soft sand, insane vistas and fun stories fits the bill for many of H50's viewers. So sign me up for more episodes just like this one (it is ultimately cheaper than an actual trip to Hawaii!) Let me just add that having strolled down Kalakaua St. (The avenue where the jet landed and which is in the heart of the Waikiki strip - NOT downtown Honolulu) during the height of tourist season which is 365 days a year, BTW, i'm completely bowled over thinking about what it took to get those streets THAT empty! Hat's off to the production crew for this episode!
This was a very beautifully written and acted episode! The wedding night scenes were mature, loving and sensual. Couple that with the more light-hearted flashback scenes and the actual wedding, and The Wedding was pure, unadulterated enjoyment! Happiness doesn't last forever, or even for very long on television, and undoubtedly this lovely couple will have tragedies and pain to deal with in future episodes, but for one night, it couldn't have been more perfect!
If you just read a review and not watch the episode, it's pretty hard to enjoy the experience! There is no way to convey the power and emotions of the actors telling you their story by reading words. Was the story far fetched? Well, yes it was. But come on, this is H50! It IS larger than life and always has been. If you can get past that and just enjoy the actors acting out powerful emotional scenes, you will end up loving this show and this episode in particular. Thank you for a review that reminded me this morning why I was riveted to my screen last night!
This was a good episode - although not an "out of the ballpark" one for me. I actually enjoyed the crime of the week. I was gullible enough to believe the girl was the victim up until Kono and Cath figured it out. The actual victim ended up being the real sympathetic character. Jerry is a good addition. I think it makes perfect sense to have a conspiracy theorist look into the Champ Box mystery. I'm very glad to return to this story line - it is the one concrete underlying plot that will undoubtedly run through the entire series. Don't worry about Jerry taking up too much screen time. Max Bergman is a regular character and he hasn't had a lot of screen time this second half of the season. I'm glad to have had more of Danny's story, but honestly, Mom Williams has overstayed her welcome. If she comes back, once per season should be plenty. Lots of great Kono time this episode. She's still one tough cookie. I am as confused with the Steve/Cath relationship as everyone else! Let's see what happens in Afghanistan in a couple weeks! Three different stories in 44 minutes is a little hard to stomach, though. A little too flighty. But as usual, small problems that didn't take away from my overall enjoyment.
I have to respectfully disagree with you, Michael, with regard to you opinion that H50 would survive just fine without the Danny Williams character. That dynamic was what made this show a success in Season 1. The dynamic has definitely changed over the 4 seasons, but who would have McGarrett's back, no questions asked, if not Danny? Would you want Jerry (who I can take in small bits) to be Steve's partner? Danno isn't going anywhere. If he does, a large segment of viewers could possibly lose interest in the show. Neither is Scott. To the best of the fans' knowledge, no one working for Scott Caan or CBS has ever confirmed that Mr. Caan is leaving the show. Hawaii 5-0 is his job. Hawaii is not his home. He goes home whenever he can - who wouldn't? He has not missed any H5-0 filming because of the filming of the Entourage movie. Scott will join that filming when the H5-0 season filming ends on March 22nd. Lots of rumors have been flung far and wide this season. Until something is verified by the network, that's all they are.
Excellent review! Very in depth and thoughtful. Many viewers consider H50 as nothing more than unbelievable fluff without realizing that there are ALWAYS underlying themes running through each episode. Thank you for taking the time to add to the enjoyment of watching a new H50 episode by zeroing in on what a viewer can take away from the show beyond just the beautiful people and the gorgeous views. This was a most enjoyable episode in many ways, all of which you have already mentioned. Grover, Clara and Jerry are great characters and add support, love and a little bit of brilliant ridiculousness to the show. It's obviously about time some of Steve's demons come out to haunt him, and I hope we will be invited in to see how he deals with them. I can't believe Steve allowed Jerry to move in with him! But since Jerry will be in the next two new episodes, it makes sense that Jerry is accessible. Can I say how much I love Jorge Garcia?This much! \_______________/
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