Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Episode 23 Review: Sharing Traditions

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After a much lighter tone last week, this hour involved Kono being lost at sea and a father being sold out by his son. 

The importance of parents and what they mean in our lives was a strong theme of  Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Episode 23.

First, can we all just take a moment to appreciate how cool Kono is? If her going on an outrigging trip around the Hawaiian islands wasn't enough, she managed to survive the fickle island weather that can produce some hellacious storms. Well done. 

If you don't like the weather in Hawaii, wait ten minutes.


Oh, and Grace Park is gorgeous. Apparently it runs in her family, as her mother was gorgeous, too! 

It was really hard seeing Kono trying to talk to her mother, telling her about the trip she was going on. Her mother clearly understood, but wasn't able to respond. 

As we relived Kono's past with her, it became even more sad to think about what she has lost. It was heartbreaking to watch Kono have hallucinations of her mother leading her back to shore.

It also became completely understandable and admirable that she wanted to go on the outrigging trip in honor of her mother. 

Before the the rest of the team realized Kono was lost at sea, they were on the case of a series of drug store robberies that involved a criminal who Chin recognized. My first thought was that Gabriel was going to be involved in this some how, but not this time. 

The case this week was actually very sad, as well. A father who had just been released from prison was taken prisoner and forced to cook meth. His heart was completely broken when he realized it was his own son who set him up to be taken as prisoner and called his father's drug money his inheritance. 

He called it his inheritance and as far as he was concerned you were dead to him.


Honoring one's parents was clearly a strong theme in this episode. Kono went on her trip entirely to honor her mother, had sweet flashbacks of their time together and was able to persevere because of things she learned from her mother.

It meant a lot that Kono was able to make it back to the islands on her own without Steve and Chin saving her. 

Carter wanted to pay it forward to his father for being a meth dealer and going to prison. The children in these situations both took after their parents. 

I know what it is like to have your family turn their back on you. Let me give you a little bit of advice. Keep moving forward, because you still have a shot at redemption. If not for your son, at least for yourself.


I really liked that Steve and Chin were working on this case as a team. We don't get to see these two working so closely together very often as Chin gets cooped up in headquarters a lot. 

However, let's take a count of the scenes Danny was in. 

1. At the beginning when the whole team was present and wishing Kono good luck on her trip. 

2. When the team was trying to persuade the general to use planes to look for Kono. 

Enough said. 

My favorite part of this hour was how well it portrayed the relationship between Kono and Chin. Daniel Dae Kim did a great job of portraying a concerned cousin. The show has established a really strong and sweet familial bond between these two. 

However, the storyline this week left me wondering how the season is going to wrap up. Since there hasn't been a lot of build up or indication where the end will leave us, do you think it will end on a big cliffhanger? 

What did you think of this episode? Did you like all the Hawaiian proverbs? Did you like he case this week better than last week? Did you have a favorite scene? Were you surprised when it was the son who set up his own father? 

If you haven't seen it yet, remember you can watch watch Hawaii Five-0 online via TV Fanatic! 

Mo'o 'Olelo Pu (Sharing Traditions) Review

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Episode 23 Quotes

He called it his inheritance and as far as he was concerned you were dead to him.


The smoke seen in the dream now rises.

Hawaiian Proverb