Monday, January 6, 2020

Hawaii Five-0 - Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana?

When CBS decided to add a second remake set in Hawaii it was only a matter of time before we saw a Hawaii Five-0 crossover with Magnum P.I. Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) cross paths with Five-0 while searching for a philandering husband on case that involves stolen government secrets being brokered to China. With Magnum offering some back-and-forth with McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), as the stand-in for the missing Danny (Scott Caan), it's Higgins connections which prove to have the real payoff for Five-0 in retrieving the list of undercover CIA assets in China.

The plot feels recycled from the first, and weakest, of the Mission: Impossible films while continuing to set-up Daiyu Mei (Eugenia Yuan) as the season's recurring antagoinst and foreshadowing Adam Noshimuri (Ian Anthony Dale) continuing to further himself from his friends. I haven't watched the Magnum remake since the early in its launch, but I'll admit to being a bit confused to Magnum and Higgins being presented as partners to Five-0. I'm not sure if this was done to simplify the pair's relationship on Hawaii Five-0 or not. The pair are fine here, supplying additional support to Five-0 in the second-half of the crossover.

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