This new arrangement could work out after all.
The new Five-0 lineup was all on display on Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 4.
Danny popped up again, just like he hadn't missed Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 Episode 3. It's much more seamless when they don't even bother to explain why Danny is missing in a given episode.
Danny seemed determined to make McGarrett appreciate the quiet when he's gone by giving Steve instructions on how to pick up women.
Because, as has been proven in the past, Danny has so much game to spare.
And Danny's hare-brained scheme worked ... in a way.
Since the hunky Naval officer turned top cop couldn't attract female attention on his own, Danny brought him and Eddie to the park, to use Eddie as an icebreaker.
Because a dog is an essential ingredient in any meet-cute, of course.
This setup soon became an epic fail when Danny threw the ball too close to a territorial dog and Eddie got bit (and Steve and Eddie got banned from the dog park, which seems a little harsh.).
This led to a visit to the veterinarian, in this case Dr. Okino, who frankly was much cuter than the last vet Eddie visited back on Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 Episode 23.
Danny would have continued his obvious matchmaking efforts between Steve and the vet if it hadn't been that a bizarre crime had come up and McGarrett could send him away.
Or make that an aborted crime.
A private schoolgirl got abducted the prior night by three very unlucky kidnappers, who were found executed in a bloody van. The girl was nowhere to be found.
That left Five-0 scrambling to determine what happened to the girl.
Leave it to Tani to take a few red wool fibers to deduce that the girl went to a nearby private school.
A short process of elimination later and Tani and Quinn were off to check on the likely victim, Yumi.
Having Tani and Quinn riding and talking in the car was a reminder that it's been a while since there have been two women on Five-0.
I'm sure that Kono got thrown together with Catherine or Abby along the way.
But it's a different chemistry when the other females aren't first and foremost the girlfriends of McGarrett and Chin respectively. Not that Catherine and Abby weren't qualified. But they came onto the team differently than Tani and Quinn.
Tani and Quinn should work well together since they both washed out of their previous jobs because of anger issues. In other words, they're screwups to whom Steve gave a second chance.
But when Tani started getting empathetic trying to determine why Yumi's parents hadn't reported her missing, Quinn shut her down. We'll likely learn that Quinn has some kind of parental issues in her back story.
Tani also took the lead in trying to get Yumi open up about the trauma of being kidnapped. Quinn just has a harder edge to her.
They both got their asses kicked equally well by Yumi even after Adam had given them a little warning, which had to be hard to take. But then Yumi wiped out an entire CID unit so they shouldn't feel that bad.
This left the team wondering why a North Korean spy was undercover as a schoolgirl at a private school.
Actually, with all the military presence on Hawaii, it's surprising there aren't even more storylines of crimes focusing on military targets.
This episode gave another reason why we're missing Jerry. Maybe he couldn't have hacked the Pentagon, but it's damn sure Adam, Junior, or Tani couldn't have either.
So it was time for superhacker Aaron Wright, last seen on Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 25, to make one of his semi-seasonal appearances.
It was a hoot to listen to Grover and Aaron snipe at each other, with Adam even providing a good line here and there.
Did anyone have any doubt that Aaron was going to save the day? It was pretty touch and go there for a while, but Aaron pulled it off just in time.
So Aaron's the resident hacker now, since, well, he's residing in a Hawaiian prison? That could work two to three times a year, although I'd prefer having Jerry come back as a consultant instead.
The case itself was quite a bit more complex than it originally appeared. Yumi posed as a schoolgirl to spy on a father of a classmate, a general.
But she wasn't just after military secrets but rather the location of a defector that she sought to take back to North Korea.
But more than that, the defector was her ex-partner who she felt betrayed by when he defected to the West.
And McGarrett wouldn't have known what was going on except that Quinn, or as Grover called her "Rosetta Stone," also spoke Korean.
Maybe that's going to be Quinn's superpower.
Surrounded by teammates who barely speak English, Quinn will speak several languages. That skill should come in handy in a multi-cultural society.
(Yes, I know Adam speaks Japanese. He couldn't have been Yakuza if he didn't.)
Quinn seems to be fitting in well with the squad, especially during the wind-downs afterward.
Still, I wonder how she's going to handle being the rookie with younger teammates with more experience on Five-0 (the same situation Adam faces to a degree, although he's been there in various capacities.).
To check out the new team, watch Hawaii Five-0 online.
How do you like Quinn?
How soon did you figure out the schoolgirl wasn't what she seemed?
Does Danny need a hobby?
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