Monday, January 13, 2020

Hawaii Five-0 - Loa'a pono ka 'iole i ka punana

"Loa'a pono ka 'iole i ka punana" centers around Grover's (Chi McBride) investigation into murder at the prestiguous golf club he's been attempting to get into since he first arrived on the island. Working with the club's head-of-security (Alon Aboutboul), Grover leads a quiet investigation which uncovers both money laundering and millions in counterfeit currency. Tani (Meaghan Rath) provide nominally support from Five-0 headquarters while processing the news that Junior (Beulah Koale) has been been recalled by the United States Navy. Looks like Five-0 is down another man for the foreseeable future.

Other storylines in the episode Danny (Scott Caan) and McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) dealing with Danny's son being bullied at school and the continuation of Adam Noshimuri's (Ian Anthony Dale journey back down the rabbit hole of his former life with a trip to Japan and acceptance of a new role within the criminal organization that has need of eyes and ears within Five-0. While the later, even if it does feel rushed and at times not entirely well though out, will likely have lasting consequences for the team, the storyline involving Charlie being bullied is nothing more than filler and a lame duck attempt at a moral that the episode can't even put forth the effort to get entirely behind. All this results in one of the weakest and most disjointed episodes of the series.

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