Monday, February 18, 2019

Hawaii Five-0 - Ho'opio 'ia e ka noho ali'i a ka ua

The arrival of a hurricane crates dangerous situations for most members of Five-0. While Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Junior (Beulah Koale) are tasked with helping with the evacuation, a duty which will lead Tani into trouble when trying to convince a family from leaving their home, the Iolani Palace is tasked with being a shelter for those running from the storm which gets more complicated by the arrival of the FBI and their prisoner (Raoul Trujillo) who is known for his prison escapes. The only member of Five-0 not to have a stressful night is Danny (Scott Caan) who gives shelter to Rachel (Claire van der Boom) and Charlie (Zach Sulzbach) during the storm.

The the attention split in so many directions, and the fact that the main storyline offers a major twist that someone isn't trying to break out their prisoner but kill him, "Hala I Ke Ala O'i'ole Mai" feels a bit schizophrenic. Tani's story could definitely been a bit more flushed out, and ends rather abruptly (although with a humorous reaction by Tani to being rescued by Junior). Could the Danny and Rachel subplot be foreshadowing a romantic turn for the couple? The storm works by presenting various difficulties for the members of Five-0, but despite the evacuations, and minor inconveniences (such as the Palace momentarily losing power) the storm doesn't disrupt the weekly procedural all that much.

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