Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2 Review: Knocked Flat By the Wind

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Maybe it's time that Eddie gets his own spinoff.

After all, it was McGarrett's wonder dog that saved the day on Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2.

Eddie started by warning Steve about some nefarious activity awaiting him in his garage.

Trapped in a Collapse -- Tall - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

"What's that, boy? There's a bomb in the garage? I'll call the bomb squad."

But McGarrett had to toss aside the whole "Who's trying to kill me this time?" question when a bigger problem arose: a collapsed highway tunnel supplemented by missing unknown prisoner(s).

Seeking a Plan - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

And, of course, Tani and Junior ended up right in the middle of that mess.

Did anyone else find it amusing when McGarrett was counseling Tani to take things slow and easy?

Pot, meet kettle.

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With Quinn now on board, that's one more agent that will be asking for forgiveness rather than permission.

Junior and Tani were doing a good job clearing the scene, up until the point when that second set of bombs sealed off the other end of the tunnel.

Reporting In - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

Then McGarrett had two problems: determining who the missing prisoner was and rescuing those caught inside the cave-in.

The whole escape-prisoner storyline was more interesting than such storylines usually are.

Usually, the escapee would be attempting to leave the island.

But instead, the unknown prisoner went back to where the feds were holding him, and he and his accomplices shot everyone in sight.

Danny, Adam, and Quinn had to figure out who this high-value prisoner was and what he was up to.

Now for a tangent on Quinn: In one scene, she's writing a speeding ticket while in uniform. Shortly after that, she's in civilian clothes, spooking Danny at a crime scene, the one she had unearthed for Five-0.

Outside Help - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

Can she leave her post whenever she feels like it? Or are we to assume she just got off-duty and raced to join the fun?

With her spotty discipline record, how long before she gets discharged from the Army and joins Five-0 full-time?

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I'm thinking the over-under is a month.

After all, this task force has always had an element of "The A-Team does Hawaii." So Quinn would fit right in.

Anyway, the Five-0 trio discovers the prisoner was a former crimelord, supposedly dead, who had turned informant.

Small Consolation - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

So the question became what was he looking for, hard enough to kill all those feds, rather than running?

It turns out the target was his wife, who was in protective custody. They had something been conspiring together, despite both of them being in custody. Someone was getting paid off.

But, surprise twist, she and his brother were having an affair. They planned to sell the crimelord to his bitter rival, then use the money to start a new life together.

Fortunately, a wounded thug had enough loyalty to the crimelord to give up his location so Five-0 could save him.

Somehow, the crimelord with cancer escaped after killing his rival, his brother, and his wife. He must have been getting some good treatment.

Rescue Plan - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

So now we have an evil realtor and an ill, escaped crimelord for dangling storylines after only two episodes.

Oooo, shivers!

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Unfortunately, the collapsed-tunnel storyline shocker got revealed by the preview showing Junior lying on the ground at the bottom of a long drop.

But there was some effective drama leading up to that giveaway.

It's too bad that Tani and Junior were returning from a surfing outing on their day off.

Aftershocks - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

Handcuffs would have come in handy to deal with that mouthy civilian offering all kinds of unsolicited advice.

People were willing to pitch in, helping to free the injured woman from her buried car and shoveling to attempt to find a way out before conditions worsened.

That moron got what he deserved when he tried to dig out with a jackhammer. How hard a concept is unstable?

Eddie was the real hero here also, carrying the walkie-talkie into Tani so McGarrett could communicate with those trapped inside.

That way, he could instruct Tani and Junior on his well-thought-out plan to pull up everyone through the shut-off ventilation fans.

Strategy Meeting - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

With the focus on the strap being used, it was evident that it was going to snap at exactly the wrong time, depositing Junior back on the floor.

Which we, unfortunately, had already been shown ahead of time. Remember, CBS marketers, keep those previews devious, not literal.

It was a nice touch having the team sitting around shooting the breeze as McGarrett grilled.

Quinn fit right in there, which seemed to shock her. As Danny mentioned, it seems she's been hanging out with the wrong people.

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Since the tension was high this episode, there wasn't much room for Steve and Danny's old-married-couple-style bickering.

Outside the Box - Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2

Everyone put Danny in his place when he got into it with McGarrett about Eddie getting the only steak. But hey, Eddie earned it.

It also appears that Wes Cullen is at the top of McGarrett's suspect list as to who planted the bomb at his house.

For someone who executed a fairly sophisticated scheme on Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 1, Cullen's trying to blow up McGarrett seems a little heavyhanded.

Maybe it's someone else altogether. Steve doesn't lack for enemies.

To catch up on the new happenings on Oahu, watch Hawaii Five-0 online.

What did you think of Tani and Junior's actions?

Did you enjoy the case of the week?

Would you like more of Eddie?

Comment below.

kuipeia e ka makani apaa (knocked flat by the wind; sudden disaster) Review

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 2 Quotes

McBride: Who'd you piss off now?
McGarrett: It's a long list.

I didn't know you were that good at surfing.

Junior [to Tani]