Monday, February 2, 2015

Hawaii Five-0 - La Po'ino

"La Po'ino" brings an old friend and a dangerous new threat to the islands as Joe White (Terry O'Quinn) escorts the first American citizen infected with a particuarly lethal new strain of the bird flu to Hawaii where he's soon kidnapped by a group of terrorists planning on weaponizing the virus and unleashing it in Washington D.C. The latest episode offers a storyline which will include smuggling disease-carrying bees, secret terrorist cells, and instructing Danny (Scott Caan) on where his partner leaned his kamikaze-style of crime fighting.

It's always fun for the show to bring back a recurring character and White's return offers the show a chance to touch on the ongoing drama involving McGarrett's (Alex O’Loughlin) missing mother. However, given the danger posed by the disease any real movement on that storyline will have to wait for a future episode. The tension and action (including the well-orchestrated hijacking of the police caravan transporting the patient) are at a high given the stakes of an unusual but still effective episode.

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