Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2015

The Hawaii Five-O Discussion Forum -- January 2015



The following are archived comments from January, 2015. After looking around, please add your own comments!

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Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#13

Added: Saturday 31 January 2015 19:12:08 MST


Submitted by: Dave
From: Nepean in Ontario

For years we had no Hawaii Five O and we were bitching about having no Hawaii Five O and now that its back all we do is find fault with it. I enjoy every episode and more than that I love seeing Hawaii in HD. I have only been there 12 times since 1976 and will be there Christmas 2016. Its entertainment showing off beautiful Hawaii.

Added: Saturday 31 January 2015 18:47:42 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

No doubt about it, this was a "holy fucking shit" episode, especially what happened in the teaser.

Joe White returned, and acted like he was going to stop jerking McGarrett around regarding the latter's mother, though the end of the show left this up in the air once again. McGarrett had a much better handle on the situation than before, refusing to take any crap from Joe and describing his mother as "self-serving."

The crime of the week, which took up the entire show for a change, with no "ohana" nonsense, was about some Yugoslavian/Albanian mercenary types trying to weaponize a deadly variant of Asian flu which had the potential to wipe out ... the ENTIRE WORLD!

I had a few beefs with the show, mainly having to do with how fast everything happened and how Joe White, seriously injured at the beginning of the show, could have made such a miraculous recovery to help out the Five-0 team big time. As well, considering how dangerous this flu was, people seemed to be standing around like at the end of the show with no protection whatsoever.

There was a big boo-boo with the employee card of one of the characters, who worked for the fictional O‘ahu State University, where O‘ahu was spelled with an apostrophe (O'ahu) rather than an okina.

Added: Friday 30 January 2015 23:27:05 MST


Submitted by: Sanra Carni
From: Nevada

I love the show, but can't watch it because the background music is so loud, you can't hear the show. I don't understand why this hasn't been addressed. It's been like this so long. Every time I try to watch, I can't, because I can't hear the voices over the music. It is so irritating, I change the channel.

Added: Friday 30 January 2015 22:38:35 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Honu59

That scene in the hospital room where they were trying to jumpstart his heart was riveting, and just plain heartbreaking. What a scene!

Added: Friday 30 January 2015 13:48:48 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

I was just watching part of "Pig in a Blanket" on YouTube today, Rainbow. You're right, it is an excellent episode and James MacArthur did an outstanding job. It's still hard for me to watch Chinough Olena, smiling, full of life, hurrying to get home to his wife and family before he's shot and then the aftermath. Back then, TV shows took more time to show details. Olena didn't just die, we got to see the emergency room staff trying to save him and we waited on the edges of our seats with Danny, wondering if Olena would live. When he died, we felt Danny shock and grief, even as he tried to comfort Olena's widow.

When I heard about the officers who were killed in NYC last month, I immediately thought of "Pig in a Blanket". As you say, it is still very relevant.

Added: Friday 30 January 2015 12:27:24 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I watched "Pig in a Blanket" from the original show's Season Five last night, and although I have seen it many times, it still is one of the finest episode's of Five-O that I have ever seen. You ever notice how the few episodes that James MacArthur was the star of the show he always, always gave a outstanding performance, and the episodes were always standout's as well. The thing that struck me was how powerful this episode still is, and the fact that you could play this episode on prime time American TV tonight, and it would still be remarkably timely. The talk between Danno and Ben in the bar about how many police officers get killed every year and the language of the young punks towards the police is exactly the same debate that we were having in this country last month, when the two police officers got killed here in NYC in December and the unrest between police and the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri broke out as well. 42 years after a show airs, it is still relevant, that is great television, and what the new Five-o will not and never has produced

My favorite line is from McGarrett when he says "I hope you don't lose faith in me Danno." That comes around at the end when Danny says "Thanks for not losing faith in me, Steve." Just a great episode that looked terrific and had that gritty 1970's feel about it that I loved so much. That scene where the entire Five-O team is standing in front of the church after officer Olena's funeral is just wonderful. Iconic imagery and McGarrett's classic "Somebody ought to call a cop!" is just legendary. Top it off with Chin Ho holding the brassiere at the Good Will Box and the beautiful Lynne Kimoto as Nurse Tofu, and this was one first class show!

You know why new Five-O, because the tone of the show was consistent the whole way through without ridiculous subplots that were supposed to be silly or humorous. Get the hint?

Added: Friday 30 January 2015 10:12:43 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

If you listen carefully to the music in this SCTV clip, you will hear the Five-O theme, arranged by Henry Mancini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRU6KDKn0_k

Added: Thursday 29 January 2015 19:57:29 MST


Submitted by: Walter
From: Florida

Delano sure didn't look like he required emergency surgery. Also the doctor told the hospital to prep him for surgery. For brain surgery wouldn't that involve shaving his head?

Added: Tuesday 27 January 2015 11:34:55 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

You bring up some good points Eric. Wish they had a 2nd part a trial phase for Muramoto. It could have explained what his military record really entailed during the War. It just didn't make sense for Muramoto to allow his businesses to be bombed continuously. His employees were getting injured and 1 died I think. This suggests that Mitchell was right about Muramoto that he was the Commandant. Too bad Mitchell died. The young guy Dukes took over where Mitchell had investigated and started the series of bombings. The Reunion did a more credible job dealing with this subject. McGarrett tried to keep an open mind on the POW's and their concerns on the WW II camp officer. That was a fantastic ending as the old Japanese businessman revealed himself as Nasheri. John

Added: Monday 26 January 2015 20:08:32 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Whew -- finally ... updated review of the last episode.

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#12

Added: Monday 26 January 2015 20:07:27 MST


Submitted by: Eric
From: New Jersey

One other thing I forgot to add in my reply to John. Hawaii's lack of a death penalty would be totally irrelevant because Muramoto would be subject to either Federal charges or a military tribunal the equivalent of what took place in the Tokyo war crimes trials.

Added: Monday 26 January 2015 13:46:13 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Still working on my finished review of last episode during this lull when there are no new shows.

I liked it better the second time I saw it, but you have to wonder what's with this BS about Grover and his daughter at the beginning and the end ... like what does this (or a lot of the other "family" stuff in the show) have to do with Five-Zero?

There is "family" all over the place. Danno freaking out over McGarrett abandoning his daughter while training for a running competition. (And how does McG know exactly where to run through the neighborhood to try and catch up with his stolen car?) The Delano brother (part of the Delano crime FAMILY who had run-ins with Five-Zero and Chin Ho specifically) being in hospital. Some punk kid stealing McGarrett's car, ostensibly because his FAMILY was a mess. The bad guy being a kindly grandfather to his grandson. The assassinated neurologist and her FAMILY at the beginning of the show. Beers on the beach with the "ohana" at the end. And on and on...

And once again they screwed up with "something left on the cutting room floor." How does the bad guy (the Gregory Itzen character, the former guard) know that that neurologist doctor will be coming to the hospital at a certain time on a certain day ... since she was called in on her day off to operate on the Delano brother. It is bad enough that we have to guess that the former boss of the boys' school (played by Wings Hauser) probably got in touch with Itzen's character when the Doctor was phoning him about what happened to the four boys who died.

Added: Monday 26 January 2015 10:31:50 MST


Submitted by: Eric
From: New Jersey

John, I agree it's probably the worst episode of the whole run, but I have to disagree with your suggestion that Muramoto could have beaten it in court with character witnesses. The fact is if that if he was a death camp commander then (1) he's in the country illegally or lied about his background (2) he's guilty of war crimes and (3) what he's done to reform his life since is irrelevant. The fact that this episode literally soft-pedals Japanese atrocities committed during the war is the thing that makes it so offensive to me because if Muramoto's name was Schmidt and his character/story was the same but he had instead run a concentration camp then I seriously doubt McGarrett would be going into his platitudes etc. nor would we buy the excuse about "the war made me an animal." The way this could have been fixed would have been to make Muramoto something more "conventional" like a bomber pilot at Pearl Harbor which at least would fit better into the philosophical point about war is hell etc. But a man running a prison camp doing things that represented the Pacific theater's counterpart to Auschwitz? No way. Shame on the writers for not realizing what they were doing there.

Added: Sunday 25 January 2015 23:54:11 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

It's a shame When Does A War End? was such a horrible episode Season 10. Some things they could have done to make it better. 1. I would have liked Mitchell to still be alive.He could have chased down some leads and then died during the investigation. Could have been interesting character 2.I think Maramoto should have been honest with McGarrett. Let a court decide if he was a really bad war criminal. Hawaii doesn't have death penalty. He would have good character witnesses and might have beaten it in court. 3.Boyd could have been utilized more working with McGarrett to find who was responsible for the bombings. 4. A better ending would have been Dukes character with a bomb at a location with McG asking him to surrender. It would have been more suspenseful. Maybe, nothing could have saved this episode. Up The Rebels and Tsunami were more intelligently done Season 10.

Added: Saturday 24 January 2015 15:38:44 MST


Submitted by: Tony
From: California

Do you always watch the opening credits on the original or do you skip it because you have seen it so many times?

I for one watch it at least 99% of the time because it is just so damn good and never really get tired of it.

Added: Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:20:17 MST


Submitted by: John
From: Canada

I can't imagine a single part of a 74 Mercury being worth more than scrap metal value. Full size cars from the mid 70's have very little value, especially 4 door sedans.

Very odd that a kid would break into a garage (a separate felony that he should of been charged for) to steel a car worth a few hundred bucks when the driveways and streets are full of cars worth many times more as parts or as a whole.

Perhaps he was really looking for the toolbox!!!

On another subject I took the kids to Hawaii over the Xmas holidays and have a few H50 related comments:

My kids (4 of em and all fans of the new show) kept bugging me to find where they were filming, which we never found (probably stopped filming for the Holidays). This was aggravated by the fact that when I was there 2 years ago (without the kids) they were filming literally in front of our hotel room. I told them if the show lasts two more years I'll take them back, hope it doesn't, just got the credit card bill from the trip... yikes!

Second issue was that my youngest daughter got very scared our first morning in Hawaii; we were walking the length of Waikiki from our hotel (HHV) and when we reached the area around the "Duke" statue she made the connection with the drone episode. Same thing a few days later, she didn't want to climb up Diamond head because of the mental connection to that episode.

Added: Tuesday 20 January 2015 16:25:00 MST


Submitted by: Dave
From: Nepean Ontario Canada

http://jeeptourshawaii.com/tours/hawaii-five-0-tour/

Looks like something to do when I hit Hawaii in Christmas 2016.

Added: Monday 19 January 2015 14:23:10 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From: Burbank

Regarding the Trivia for Season 6 "Murder with A Golden Touch"...

Where does Kayata get the photos of his son-in-law having an affair? When Kayata talks to McGarrett, he says he was expecting a report from Mott (who has been killed), but he had not received it yet.

Kayata admits to lying to the police when he presents the photos to his daughter.

Added: Monday 19 January 2015 10:16:47 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I think you are right about the daughter being kidnapped. I had totally forgotten about this, and I was too preoccupied by watching the subtitles, taking notes and trying to concentrate on the show to see Nick Jonas, who only appeared on screen for a few seconds.

Added: Saturday 17 January 2015 21:23:07 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

"It was bookended by some business with Grover and his daughter suggesting that Grover killed his daughter's boyfriend..."

I think that Grover's daughter's nightmare was about her captivity by the computer genius kid who locked her in a dog crate during which time she witnessed Wo Fat murdering the kid. Though I could be wrong.

"Much to the horror of fans of the original series, the classic McGarrett-mobile was not only stolen during the show but badly stripped."

Perhaps what happened to the classic Mercury is symbolic of what the new show is doing to the classic. Just my opinion.

Added: Saturday 17 January 2015 16:29:20 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show was some formulaic episode. I was annoyed because I had to watch it while it was actually on, as opposed to my usual method of getting it from "the usual sources" ahead of time.

It was bookended by some business with Grover and his daughter suggesting that Grover killed his daughter's boyfriend or something (I dunno exactly, I have to rewatch the episode shortly). Overall, there was far too much family soap opera, including McGarrett going into his "social worker" mode, ugh!

The number one villain in this show was played by Gregory Itzin, who was slimy President Logan on "24." (Itzin's son was also on a recent show.) If there was ever an opportunity for Jack Bauer to appear on the Five-Zero, this was it. He could have tracked down Logan who was taking over the persona of the now-dead security guy from the boys' school, having had plastic surgery (remember when last seen on "24," Logan had tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head). Bauer could have given Five-0 some serious lessons in how to use the blue-lit-room effectively.

The other bad guy guest star, Wings Hauser, like Itzin's character, was very nasty. But the punji sticks in the ground and in the booby trap swinging out the door were strictly out of The Green Berets. They should have had George Takei on the show as Chin's uncle again, since Takei appeared in the John Wayne "Eastern."

Much to the horror of fans of the original series, the classic McGarrett-mobile was not only stolen during the show but badly stripped. Was this the original car that was violated in this manner? I hope not!

Added: Saturday 17 January 2015 14:40:21 MST


Submitted by: Raymond
From: Burbank, CA

I recently watched "Ring of Life" from Season 7. I really enjoy this episode. It's kind of funny the way Nichols asked for a "boxman" that doesn't talk too much and he gets someone who doesn't talk at all. I also find it amusing the way the script uses "Unannounced" so often.

I like the way when Marsh explains to Nichols that he sold the fifth figurine to the museum as a "sale unannounced" and Nichols says "Unannoun....." like if he's making fun of the phrase.

Anyway, I have a question that someone may be able to answer....
The figurine Nichols steals from the museum turns out to be a fake.

At the end Dr. Sheila Cramer has it but where did she get it from?

Added: Saturday 17 January 2015 11:56:30 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I was watching A Study In Rage this afternoon. Never saw that episode before. Mr. Mike has it rated 1 1/2 stars. He's right on the mark. Opana was a killing machine in the episode. Wish they had more about Opana's background. They talked about his parents dying young. I liked when McGarrett glanced in the mirror and saw it as Anapo. I don't understand why Chin couldn't get Opana's name during the file sorting. He stated they had a list of Dr's patients name and 1 missing file. Opana was really in love with that girl. I'd give it 3.5 stars on my 6 star system. Episode made me think...How many classic HFO episodes was there tennis played? Beautiful Screamer,Man In A Steel Frame,Deadly Doubles off top of my head. On Hawaii Five O new version,I think it makes a 6th season. It has a global following thanks to the Classic HFO. China,Japan,Australia & European fans. That can't be underestimated. I enjoyed the last 2 episodes. John

Added: Friday 16 January 2015 16:27:35 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hmmm, Rainbow, you have given me some ideas! I am making a call to Les Moonves as soon as CBS is open for business today.

I always have a good laugh at people who deride my generally negative opinions about the new show with this tiresome mantra that "if you don't like the show, then don't watch it." Aside from freedom of speech issues, which are irrelevant, because this is different in different countries, my response to them is "I'll watch the show for any reason I bloody well want (have you never heard about the concept of something that is "so bad that it is good"? -- a category the new show does not fit into, by the way) and say anything I bloody well want about the show, and if you don't like my opinions, then don't read them."

I also point out to these people, most of whom I suspect have never even read any of my "anal-yses" of the new show, that I have given some of the new shows four stars and some of the old shows "BOMB" ratings.

I don't know why these people are so paranoid. Maybe they think that I have some kind of magical power and will get the show cancelled? I seriously doubt it ... I have been trying hard for five seasons, and have had no effect whatsoever! :D

Added: Friday 16 January 2015 08:34:27 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

If this site was authorized by CBS there would be pictures of Alex O. with his shirt off, Grace Park in skimpy clothes or close to nothing at all. Quotes from Mr. Mike about how "Scott Caan is the greatest actor of his generation.", and the new Five-O is "one of the most compelling human dramas involving police work to ever hit the television screen!" Every review from Mr. Mike of the new show would all be given four stars as "the best ever" with quotes like "Lenkov is a genius!"

Mike would also be a very rich man for taking CBS's payoff and shill money, so be thankful this site is not authorized by CBS.

Added: Friday 16 January 2015 07:49:14 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I have watched 4 episodes of Season 12 Hawaii Five O over the Winter. Probably the order of best to worst. 1.Woe To Wo Fat 2.Bird In Hand 3.Voice Of Terror 4.The Kahuna. I think The Kahuna might be the worst. Poor writing & acting. Like they were reading off cue cards. Challenges When Does A War End? for worst HFO episode. I got tired of Karl yelling in Voice Of Terror. Mr. Mike was right on the money with his reviews. Bird In Hand was a slight upgrade. They at least killed people in creative ways. I don't understand why HFO would leave the bird watcher and picture taker alone. They already ransacked her room looking for the film. A Lion In The Streets was excellent. A mixed bag to be sure Season 12. Classic HFO fans,what are the 5 worst episodes in the series? Where would you rank A Lion In The Streets Top 10? Top 20? Top 30-50? Curious what you think HFO fans. John

Added: Thursday 15 January 2015 18:49:45 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

No idea, this site is not authorized by CBS. I would suggest you contact executive producer Peter Lenkov via Twitter: @plenkov

Added: Thursday 15 January 2015 18:25:49 MST


Submitted by: cb
From: al

We are traveling to Hawaii in july. Where can we locate a filming schedule and studio tour?

Added: Thursday 15 January 2015 18:11:18 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I really enjoyed the Hawaii Five O episode last Friday. The family man was on vacation in Hawaii and he gets shot in his hotel room. The art thief hid the stolen art in the man's luggage. Jerry shows his brilliance in helping trying to find the elusive perpetrator. HFO goes undercover to penetrate the elite art world and locate the man. Kono was very pretty in her outfit and the scene with her at the auction was well-done. Loved when the house closed itself up...Nobody could get inside.Great finishing shoot up scene as the thieves tried to sneak out with the scared art buyers. Jerry rammed him good and Kamekona won Shrimp off. 4.5 stars out of 6. John

Added: Wednesday 14 January 2015 23:16:36 MST


Submitted by: John Stockton
From: Chicago

Hawaii Five-O is such a sad joke compared to what follows right after, "Blue Bloods." I had given up on Hawaii Five-O, but last Friday I watched both back to back. That was the best Blue Bloods episode so far--powerful emotions, real relationships and talk, real tensions, real police delemas and struggles, tremendous acting. Really makes you think deep about some of life's issues.

But Hawaii Five O is just so empty, in all regards. Nothing in it is believable or moving, or thought-provoking, etc.

Added: Monday 12 January 2015 12:45:10 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Any show with no Scott Caan playing Danno is a step up in my humble opinion.

Added: Monday 12 January 2015 07:52:59 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Last night's show reviewed:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#11

Added: Saturday 10 January 2015 20:25:57 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Hmmm, thanks for reminding me, I forgot to add a comment in my review about how the security cameras could zoom in on this tag which was feet away and see the whole thing clearly to provide Kono with the information you mentioned. What is the resolution of typical security cameras, anyway ... I'm sure it is not THAT great.

I'm surprised that Five-O was still pals with Officer Pau Kai after the shit he got Danno and McGarrett in only two episodes ago.

Added: Saturday 10 January 2015 12:27:02 MST


Submitted by: Billinda
From: Florida

Just a quick question. When was the last time anyone carried on a bag and it was given a destination tag? Second. If for some strange reason it were to get a tag why would it be from the departure city? GRR.

Added: Saturday 10 January 2015 12:08:01 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Today's episode was bland, with an overdose of cutesy-poo (Kamekona gets Karate Kid-style help from Iron Chef Morimoto to help him compete in a shrimp cookoff). I guess this was to make up for the absence of Danno. As usual there was something very stupid -- in this case, the fact the bad guy put the painting he was trying to smuggle into Hawaii into a carry-on suitcase belonging to a guy travelling to the islands with his family. Maybe someone would like to explain to me how he did this. Was the case beside the family in the pre-boarding area of the terminal or was it in the luggage space above the seats on the plane, where the bad guy was sitting right next to them? In either case (no pun intended), wouldn't have someone SEEN the guy open the suitcase (assuming it was not locked) and put the painting inside? Geez...

Added: Saturday 10 January 2015 00:29:58 MST


Submitted by: John Chergi
From: Pittsburgh PA

I really enjoyed the Broken Dreams episode. The Harry Brown character was a great one and I hope he makes a return visit. Ellie lights up the screen when she's on camera. Natural beauty and hard-worker. I was happy they created this episode. Shows the actors & writers can make an episode of quality & depth. Probably 5 stars on my 6 star system. Hope Hawaii 5-0 stays on for year 6. John

Added: Wednesday 07 January 2015 23:01:18 MST


Submitted by: Tony
From: California

I just re watched the original Hookman. It gets better as time goes by. I have had about 5 different episodes make it to my all time favorite spot over the years with Hookman now finally making to that spot for me as many of you have already come to that conclusion years ago.

It really is a near perfect episode, one slight problem I had was when McG goes into Hookman's apartment alone and sends Danno to go get back-up, I find it hard to believe anyone let alone the last target on a hetman's list would do that.

Otherwise I love love love this ep and ofcourse the music is just unbelievable.

BTW the 6th season could be nicknamed the creepy bizarre season lol!

Added: Wednesday 07 January 2015 10:05:58 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

Yes, Mike the women in Shatner's episode in the old show's season five were beautiful! I got a kick out of you posting all of their pictures in your analysis and review when I saw it! The swinging seventies baby!

Added: Wednesday 07 January 2015 08:19:39 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Updated review of last show:

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/2010-log5.htm#10

Added: Tuesday 06 January 2015 10:20:48 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

To conachan14, what is "bukem dano"? Presumably you mean "Book 'em, Danno." Why have you spelled it like this ? (I have often seen this on mugs of "Danno" for sale on places like Ebay.) I don't understand why this spelling is used; presumably someone was afraid of violating a trademark of "Book 'em, Danno," which, as far as I am aware, is not registered anywhere.

Also, it's too bad that you didn't check out the "read this before your first post" instructions. You would have seen that "If you post an e-mail address and it gets through, you will probably be deluged with spam as a result."

Added: Tuesday 06 January 2015 09:19:15 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

CBS-supplied facts about last show, some of which we already know. I really don't "get" #5.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/hawaii_five_0/photos/1003147/8-cbs-sync-facts-from-w-wahi-moe-uhane-s5-e10/71198/

Added: Tuesday 06 January 2015 08:54:58 MST


Submitted by: conachan14
From: Oahu

Not show related but have a framed/signed(I think) bukem dano canvas print by Thor I am looking to sell won it in a auction. Please email conachan14@msn.com. Moving off island soon and want to find it a new home.

Added: Tuesday 06 January 2015 00:29:01 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

I watched the last show again, and the logic once again collapses near the end (I originally just wrote it off, I couldn't understand all the red herrings).

Anyway, it goes like this:

Robert Young was a client of the escort agency, though he said he only hired them for a corporate event. Somehow he found out that his daughter Erica's husband-to-be, David Waring, was also a client of theirs. But how did he find this out? Was he close pals with Kiana Thompson, the boss of the escort agency? Why would she tell him about this -- maybe because Waring was in the news regarding his engagement to Erica? What was in this for Thompson?

After Brooke witnessed Young murdering Waring, she took a cab home to her house and then called Thompson, who phoned Young to tell him that Brooke had gone home, and had seen what happened. Young went to Brooke's house and killed her, then disposed of her body with Richard Sheridan. Why would Thompson have called Young to tell him all this?

Danno makes some remark that Brooke was "not worth losing two clients over in one night." What does this mean? She had already "lost" one client -- Waring, who was dead!

Added: Tuesday 06 January 2015 00:26:41 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

LOL, Denny Crane! I agree!

Added: Monday 05 January 2015 13:57:28 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

It's funny, I see a little of Shatner's "Boston Legal" character developing in this old Five-O episode.

Added: Monday 05 January 2015 11:34:12 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

My rating on that episode should probably go up a bit. The plot is stupid, but Shatner's performance is good for a laugh, and, as I mentioned in my current anal-ysis, there is a very high babe quotient...

http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/5-0log5.htm#99

Added: Monday 05 January 2015 10:06:08 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

I also like that episode, Rainbow. William Shatner is a hoot and a half, especially with the fake Texas accent. It's the only episode that I can recall in which Steve shows concern for Ben's welfare(the scene when it is discovered that he's wearing a wire).

Added: Monday 05 January 2015 09:57:21 MST


Submitted by: Rainbow Warrior
From: New York, NY

I watched the old show's "You don't have to kill to get rich, but it helps." from season five, and I loved it. I thought William Shatner was great, and I love when Ric Marlow asks him "What should I call you, and Shatner says "Partner!" I just roared! :D

Great episode, and great to see Shatner and Lord together, if only for one brief scene. I know Mike doesn't like this episode, but interested in hearing all thoughts on this episode.

Added: Monday 05 January 2015 08:02:03 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Steve and Dan are irrelevant to the discussion, because "Jack" and "Ryan" (Jack Lord's real last name) are both considered among the most "attractive" names...

Added: Sunday 04 January 2015 14:02:30 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

Very interesting! But it doesn't mention at all where the names "Steve" and "Dan" fall in the mix. It's amazing what researchers will study, as well as the projects for which they get funding!

Added: Sunday 04 January 2015 11:51:16 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

Maybe this explains the obsessions some women have:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/the-7-weirdest-things-that-turn-women-on-according-to-science/

3. The names James, Jack and Ryan. What’s in a name? A lot, it seems. Richard Wiseman conducted what he called “The Name Experiment,” which he presented at the 2008 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Wiseman surveyed more than 6,000 people in order to find out what names people in the UK most associate with success, luck and attractiveness.

Women found Ryan to be the most attractive name, followed by James and Jack. James was also deemed most successful, which perhaps explains why it took us so long to get over the crippling rejection of our high school boyfriend. The least attractive names were Peter, Thomas and George. For women, men found the names Sophie, Rachel and Olivia to be the babeliest, and Helen, Jane and Ann to be the least. Wiseman also points out that “Women shared strong opinions about names, whereas men are more even-handed.”

Added: Sunday 04 January 2015 09:50:19 MST


Submitted by: Terri
From: Waukesha WI

We watched the much anticipated Hawaii Five-O last night and were very upset with the music throughout the show. It was very irritating when someone was speaking to have the volume of the music increase sometimes so much that we could not understand what was being said. It seemed just as things were coming to a head and someone was explaining the clue the music would over power the voice. I certainly hope this is not going to be this way all season. This is a show I really look forward to and to not want to have to concentrate so much on hearing and understanding the characters.

Added: Saturday 03 January 2015 15:16:56 MST


Submitted by: Mr. Mike
From: Vancouver

This episode was interesting, and the music was approaching above average because the resident composers threw out most of their usual stock tracks like the pizzicato string-like plick-plunk near the beginning with Jerry and the Brainiac kid and tried new ideas. Hopefully these new ideas will not become new clichés!

The production values like the photography were well above average throughout.

I predict some of the things in the show will cause people to scratch their heads, though, like the opening reverse sequence and the film noir-like narration of the ex-cop/now P.I. Harry Brown (William Forsythe, whose performance was *really* good). Featuring the point-of-view of Brown was "something completely different" and it worked well, though it did call attention to itself.

However, the plot of the crime of the week was a veritable fish market with red herrings falling all over each other, so by the end of the show, when the "bad guy" was revealed to be who it was, I just didn't care any more.

The sub-plots with Kono/Adam (very brief) and Jerry trying to get a job were stupid and just took time from the quality aspects of the show. Some of the dialogue given to McGarrett was soooo lame! At least there was no "ohana" beers-on-the-beach at the end.

Seriously, the show should not be trying out these new approaches in its fifth season, they should have happened a long time ago.

Added: Saturday 03 January 2015 09:20:16 MST


Submitted by: Michael T.
From: Palatine IL

Noticed. And this episode was an improvement imho, as it relied on plot and dialogue to advance the story, rather than everything blowing up as per usual. It seems that the major disappointment with the reboot lies in the reliance on action rather than plot development through dialogue, as we have all come to love from the original show. The new guys can write intelligently-when they want to. If anyone is interested-Chin was in a 1965 Ford Mustang, the detective was driving a 1965 Ford Thunderbird hardtop.

Added: Saturday 03 January 2015 08:48:25 MST


Submitted by: honu59
From: New York

I noticed that too, Jason! I immediately thought of the opening scene of "Cocoon" only no red rubber suit on the victim. That was really an amazing pilot - great intro to Five-O and Wo Fat!

Added: Saturday 03 January 2015 07:18:27 MST


Submitted by: Jason
From: Dallas

Tonight's episode's opening shot almost in a sense paid homage to the opening shot of the original pilot movie when Hennessy was being tortured by Wo Fat in the Cocoon. Did anyone notice this? It's just my thought. I always look for connections to the original series which is the best.

Added: Friday 02 January 2015 20:06:11 MST


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