Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hawaii Five-0 - Waimaka 'ele'ele

While the episode's backstory allows the show to work in Adam's (Ian Anthony Dale) current job, and his discovery of a bone at construction gives him reason to suspect that human remains may have been buried there, the episode's main focus involves a group of former soldiers turned bank robbers whose latest score causes the death of a Pearl Harbor veteran on the way home with his granddaughter (Lexi Atkins). Dylan Bruno becomes the latest Numb3rs alumni to make an appearance on the show as the leader of the robbers who have deeply personal reasons for their crimes and have no intention of being scared off by Five-0.

The death of the veteran offers the show an opportunity to honor the loss which brought the United States into World War II as well as tie in McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) family history. The motivation behind the soldiers' actions also adds a second layer to the story more than just the bravado between the robbers and Five-0. As for Adam, his detective work does help close an unsolved murder with the help of Jerry (Jorge Garcia), but he makes several questionable decisions here which could have landed him back in prison.

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