Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Review “Hana I Wa `Ia” – Wo Fat Returns!

Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Episode 14 Hana I Wa ‘Ia

In this episode of Hawaii Five-0, called “Hana I Wa `Ia” (Hawaiian for “Scandal”), the team helps their friend the governor help out his friend the congressman with a very scandalous situation.

Boy, I feel like I’ve watched a whole lot of Hawaii Five-0 in the past few days. Not that I mind though; I’m just noticing how it’s beginning to feel normal to watch this show almost every day. This episode was well timed too, as it was about a possible scandal involving the governor’s friend the congressman and aired on the same night of the presidential inauguration.

Once again, the show did what it does so well and what I love so much: it took your typical story of suspected governmental conspiracy and threw it on its head. The congressman actually committing murder and covering it up, or heck even one of his staff committing the murder and covering it up, would have been expected. Not only that, depending on how they twisted it, it could have made for a pretty interesting story.

Having the congressman framed was a bit more interesting, but still, not too uncommon. So what brought this story out of being humdrum? The fact that it was Wo Fat who was pulling the strings and trying to set up the congressman so that he could have his very own politician in his pocket. Having Steve and Danny show up in time to rescue the congressman, but not be able to capture Wo Fat was also a nice touch. After all, we can’t have him caught too soon, can we? So now Steve still has his number one enemy to chase, which will give us countless more enjoyable episodes I’m sure.

My favorite bits..

Steve in his dress blues and telling Danny he wore them for him. Aw.

Danny fixing Steve’s tie. Best bromance moment ever.

Danny asking something that I’ve wondered for a long time: why are they called “blues” when they are black? Proving once again that he and I share the same brain sometimes.

Steve reassuring his buddy that he wasn’t going to lose his daughter.

Danny’s entire speech in front of the judge.

“It may just be the two of us, but we are a family.”

Steve standing up in court to say that Danny was a great father.

“We’re the governor’s task force.”
“Then why does it feel like we’re performing janitorial services, blindfolded I might add.”

“You know what you’re like; you’re like one of those wind-up toy soldiers.”

“Houston, we’ve got a problem.”

Chin’s method of figuring out who was riding their tail. I love that he just stopped in the middle of the road.

“Protect your flank at all costs.”
“Protect your ass, you mean.”

“What’s the congressman’s position on dead hookers found in his bed?”

Danny clarifying for Josh that what would be bad, is the story ending up in the news.

“So you’re the chief of staff, and part-time madam, for him?”

The look on Steve’s face when he saw Wo Fat on that video footage.

“Quid pro quo”
“Not on our watch.”

Steve and Danny rising over the hill just in time in that helicopter. Wasn’t it just a couple episodes back that Danny said he didn’t like flying with Steve? Guess he learned to get over it.

Steve reminding that the last governor didn’t believe in honesty and it got her killed.

Danny announcing that the judge ruled in his favor. The look of joy on his face was wonderful, as was the hug Steve gave him.”

“I can’t believe I’m actually happy to be staying here.”

What did you think of this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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Moki is a freelance writer, editor and blogger who is a self-proclaimed geek and fangirl. She has always loved tv, especially action driven dramas and sci-fi. It all started when she was a little girl with shows like Tales From The Gold Monkey and the original Battlestar Galactica. She and her friends used to act out their favorite episodes using lawn furniture and stuffed animals as props. These days she still loves action driven dramas and sci-fi, with a little bit of comedy and horror thrown in the mix as well.