HAWAII FIVE-0 “Lanakila” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 "Lanakila" Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Lankakila” Season 1 Episode 4 – A prisoner escapes from prison, killing a few guards in the process. He makes his daring escape after he sees a girl on a game show win a trip to Hawaii for she and her fiancé and it looks to everyone like he’s decided to make her his next victim. But when he takes her fiancé instead, they investigate further and find out that the man was Dawkins’ last partner and now he’s looking for his half of the money they stole on their last job together. He refuses to stop at anything until he gets it, shooting anyone who gets in his way, including his old partner. Finally he ends up on a helicopter and when that runs out of fuel, he kills the pilot and takes a family on board hostage. McGarrett and Chin track them through the forest and finally take him out before he can hurt anyone else.

Danny meanwhile has to see a doctor as being partnered with McGarrett has aggravated an old knee injury. So he spends most of his time working in the background and calling in leads (Scott Caan injured his knee on set a few weeks into shooting and it had to be written into the show).

My favorite bits…

Balthazar Getty as the prisoner, Dawkins.

Dawkins gluing the cop’s mouth shut and taping a gun to his hand so the cops would shoot him. Clever but totally awful for the guard.

Finding out that McGarrett has a sister who he hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral. So sad.

Danny describing McGarrett as “like a physical injury” and the doc suggesting he get a new partner to fix his knee.

Danny knowing that McGarrett was stressed out by his sister because he had “aneurysm face”. Ha!

McGarrett getting the crooked guard to talk by threatening to put a jumpsuit on him and dump him into general population.

Danny & McGarrett bickering during the basketball game so much that the prisoner asked how long they’d been married. LOL.

Danny advising McGarrett to play basketball like he would football and helping him to win the game.

Chin telling Kono one of the luxuries of carrying a badge was being able to go anywhere.. including a men’s room.

McGarrett telling his sister that their father did love them, he just had trouble showing it.

McGarrett leaving his sister with a rather unusual babysitter.

Feeling so sorry for Danny as he tried to keep up with McGarrett. First of all he’s got shorter legs and now he’s got a cane. Poor guy doesn’t stand a chance. LOL.

McGarrett calling in a major favor and getting access to a military satellite to help track his suspect. Nice.

Chin calling in his own favor to get them a helicopter and McGarrett flying said chopper. Doubly nice.

Really digging the helicopter chase. Car chases are always fun too but it’s nice when they mix it up a bit.

McGarrett making a kill shot up a hill and through a bunch of foliage. Well done.

Mary’s “babysitter” reporting that he lost her because she pulled a Jedi mind trick. LOL.

McGarrett knowing where his sister had gone and following her to their father’s gravesite… with a picnic.

Overall another great episode of Hawaii Five-0 though I’m a little disappointed that Caan’s knee injury will have Danny out of the action for a little while and stuck behind a desk. Luckily the rest of the team is there to step in and it’s giving Chin and McGarrett a chance to work more closely.

What did you think of the episode? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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