Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hawaii Five-0 - Kuka'awale

After another couple's session McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) are forced to spend several days together on the stakeout of a woman (Jessica Lowndes) who helped rob a jewelry store. Although she attempted to kill her partner to keep the diamonds for herself, Five-0 is far more interested in the gunman from the robbery who decided to kill a former member of the local police. Using the suspect as bait the pair wait it out hoping her former partner, properly motivated after being shot, will show up for retaliation. The situation allows for several scenes of the partners' trademark banter as well as something of a breakthrough when McGarrett lets down his guard for a moment.

Jon Lovitz has a small role in the episode as the suspect's fence who Five-0 leans on to give them more time to flush out the missing gunman. Danny and McGarrett also have to deal with a cast of characters in the apartment building they've taken over for their stakeout including a small time drug dealer (Charlie Saxton) and an elderly downstairs neighbor (Cloris Leachman) concerned about the theft of her fern. Five-0 enlists the help of Jerry (Jorge Garcia) to deal with the great fern robbery, which turns into a solid B-story, while the stakeout becomes much more dangerous after the team discovers just how well-trained the betrayed partner is at killing people leading to a big shoot-out in the final act.

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