Monday, October 7, 2013

Hawaii Five-0 - A'ale Ma'a Wau

Tim Daly guest-stars as a Texas Ranger who Five-0 believes is responsible for the death of both a limousine driver and mid-level drug dealer. The truth, however, is a little more complicated. Harper is actually threatening (not killing) his way across the island looking for his missing daughter (Kristi Lauren) who traveled to Hawaii with a friend (Brando Eaton) who has gotten the young women into all kinds of danger by agreeing to, and then messing up, a money drop with some very dangerous people.

Realizing the young woman only has a day or two to live before the dealers get tired of waiting for their money (which the kid has been trying to put together with a series of small stick-ups around the island), McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) decides to trust Harper and help get his daughter back, but things get a little more difficult when the drug dealer decides to sell the young woman to make up his lost revenue.

The episode also offers us scenes of Danny (Scott Caan) and McGarrett and squabbling coaches of Grace's (Teilor Grubbs) Pee Wee baseball team, and McGarrett gets a visit from an old friend (Justin Bruening) who wants Catherine (Michelle Borth), who has been considering leaving the Navy, to work for him, but the situation is complicated by the fact that her new boss who be an old boyfriend. And, after surviving the attack, Kono (Grace Park) talks Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) into going on the offensive and stop hiding from the Yakuza.

I would have liked to have seen more on Kono and Adam's story, especially after last week's cliffhanger and the sequence which begins this episode. Given their decision, I'm expecting to see more with them in the weeks to come. Daly is nice casting as the concerned father whose motives aren't made clear until near the end of the the episode. Catherine's decision to leave the Navy comes a little out of the blue, and I'm surprised McGarrett doesn't offer he a position at Five-0 (seeing as most of her job seems to be helping them out anyway) instead of pushing her into a job that foreshadows problems down the road for their relationship.

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