HAWAII FIVE-0 “E Malama” Review


HAWAII FIVE-0 “E Malama” Season 1 Episode 16 – Everyone spent a lot of time separated in this episode, which I thought was pretty cool. Not only because it allowed us all to see them handling various situations on their own, but also because they still managed to work as a team, even while apart. The phone conversation between McGarrett and Danny was a great example and I loved that they still got in one of their usual heart-to-heart-in-a-car discussions even though they both weren’t in the car.

McGarrett was his usual badass self, going commando (no, not like that, I mean like an actual soldier) and taking out one bad guys in the jungle. Which left Chin to do some badassery of his own, protecting the witness all by himself and not to be left out, Kono figured out who the final assassin is just in the nick of time to save the witness once again.

Finally that left Danny, who was not on the case at all but dealing with his daughter and ex-wife being put in danger by something that his exes new husband had done. There’s nothing quite like a Danny who’s on the rampage protecting his little girl, but I’m impressed that he stayed in control when dealing with Stan. In the end he actually helped the guy out and took all the danger onto himself, bringing the new family back together safely. Divorced or no, that can’t exactly have been easy for him to do.

My favorite bits…

Totally not trusting the bogus cops, even before the Marshal spotted the bullet holes in the uniform on one of them.

Cracking up at Danny’s theory that the person who invented the cell phone must have an ex-wife. You know, that wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Wondering if it was odd that I thought Danny and Rachel’s phone “language” made perfect sense.

Holy cow! Rachel and Grace barely making it out of a carjacking.

Danny’s entire demeanor changing as he heard the message from Rachel.

Seeing how everyone on the team was affected when they heard the news about Rachel and Grace, and the way McGarrett told Danny if he needed anything all he had to do was call.

Echoing Kono’s “good for her” when they saw how hard the witness fought her abductors.

Getting a Lost-esque vibe when Chin asked “where do we start?” as the camera did the massive pan out to the entire island.

Being right there with Danny when he suspected that Stan might be into something shady.

Chin’s remark about McGarrett, that some guys were just born without a fear gene.

Kono spelling out her name to the scumbag’s attorney. Yeah!

Okay I love me some Hero!Danny as much as the next girl but wasn’t it all kinds of wrong for him to go into Rachel’s house without backup?

McGarrett in the makeshift commando makeup and building traps = totally hot.

Wait. Is Danny driving? His own car? *dies of shock*

McGarrett being able to hear Danny’s tone through the phone and talking him down, all while holding up a very heavy looking log.

Not being able to help the laugh that escaped me when the bad guy got hit by McGarrett’s log. Ouch.

Chin using the tracking info McGarrett taught him to get the guy off their trail. Brilliant!

McGarrett handling a collapsed lung in the field with a knife and a piece of bamboo. Nice.

The entire conversation between Danny and Stan in the car. I loved that he spotted that Stan was scared even though he was hiding it.

Danny taking down the commissioner and with barely controlled rage and telling the man exactly what he would do to him if he ever went near his daughter again. I loved when he imprinted his badge number on the guy’s forehead. If that doesn’t send a message, I don’t know what will.

The awesome motorcycle chase through the jungle.

McGarrett telling their backup that they would have no trouble identifying what truck they were in. Yeah, that was an understatement.

Kono vs. Lady Assassin chick fight.

Chin telling Kono that she had the whole ass-kicking thing down. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

My heart melting when Grace said “I love you Danno.” Say it with me – Awwwww.

What did you think of the 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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