Monday, October 2, 2017

Hawaii Five-0 - A'ole e 'olelo mai ana ke ahi ua ana ia

Most, but not all, of Hawaii Five-0's cast returns for the show's Eighth Season which gets off to a rocky start. The departure of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park as series regulars opens the door for the new character of Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath), a brash young recruit who joins the team after a hacker (Joey Lawrence) releases a mad arsonist (Randy Couture) from prison. Honestly, I'm not sure Park and Kim could have helped save this episode which offers not one but two cliched bad guys, hacker computer magic, and half the island on fire to show off that McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) is still the show's resident Superman (despite the foreshadowing of potential health issues for the character).

Last year the show's writers put in subplots to write out Chin and Kono should the actors choose to leave the show over salary disputes. Maybe they were the lucky ones. While Rath may prove to be a nice addition to the cast the episode strains all credibility in multiple areas, and attempting to tie it back to a previous episode simply to give Chi McBride something to do only makes things worse. Here's hoping this get better from here.

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