HAWAII FIVE-0 “Ho’apono” Review

HAWAII FIVE-0 "Ho'apono" Review

HAWAII Five-0 “Ho’apono” Season 1 Episode 7 – Well we certainly got ourselves an extra helping of hero McGarrett in this episode, didn’t we? I thought at first it would be about nothing him, but this show is doing a great job at divvying out the attention. Sure McGarrett went all Rambo, going on the ship alone and taking on a crazed gunman holding a bunch of people hostage. But everyone else had their parts to play in this episode, too.

I like how, for the most part, everyone on the team is just as important as everyone else. Yeah Kono was relegated to babysitting duty but they took the time to mention that it wasn’t because she was a woman, it was because she was the newbie. Then, just when you think she’s only going to be playing with crayons in the whole episode, suddenly the badguys come and kidnap the little girl out from under her.

And even though Danny can’t swim and is still dealing with a bum knee, he and Chin are running the case from the ground and feeding McGarrett important info about the suspect. In the end, each half of the team does just as much to resolve the case – Danny running down the real murderer and McGarrett saving the life of the man wrongly accused.

My favorite bits…

Seeing that Danny doesn’t have his cane anymore. Woot! I hope this means he’s on the mend and we’re gonna start seeing a little more action from him soon.

Danny’s attempt to ask McGarrett how he planned to get on the ship without seeing.. erm.. himself?

This line from Danny: “You’re gonna go for a swim? You’re serious.. and now you’re shirtless.”

Appreciating another gratuitous bit of eye candy when McGarrett took his shirt off.

Danny’s “Good luck Aqua Man!” – LOL.

Chin asking how long Danny was married after hearing his theory on how a marital spat could escalate to murder.

McKay asking if McGarrett was talking to his wife as he and Danny bickered over the phone. LOL.

McGarrett pulling off playing a dumb tourist to get inside with the hostages.

Kono getting a giggle out of the little girl by showing her purple tongue.

This line from Danny: “You’re in a bathroom? I could’ve gotten myself locked into a bathroom.” – Loved that so much.

McGarrett pulling the phone away from his ear when Danny started yelling at him. OMG, these two really ARE married.

McKay telling his story about Pearl Harbor.

McGarrett and Danny taking the time to discuss how Kono was after the little girl got kidnapped.

Danny telling McGarrett that, as a father, he knew for a fact that he shouldn’t tell the man that his daughter was kidnapped.

Danny playing chicken with a jet. Nice!

McGarrett tackling Graham before SWAT could take him out.

The reunion between Graham and his daughter.

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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