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Nice role reversal
Danno’s old partner is murdered and disposed of in the most delicious way. Sierra from Dollhouse has a new mission. Danno is determined to prove his innocence. Cross and double cross. Old enemies become allies. They solve the case. Garrett says Book him, Danno. Some cheesy American stuff.
Is always good to see Dichen Lachman in a role.
Nice shift away from the normal case scenario.
Nice backstory for Danno.
Buddy cop development.
Most creative interrogation method I have ever seen on teev.
Kono still very much a “support” vs the major kick butt player she was in the pilot.
No shonky policework – except that play ground visit.
is like every major crime syndicate in the world putting down roots in Hawaii?
What was with the Bing plug?
I must admit, I am getting a little tired of the first part of each show. Random people doing something random and most likely a touristy appropriate past time in Hawaii then BAM dead body or murder… could be Bones, NCIS, Law and Order, Castle etc… This week’s episode name – Mana’o – means to have faith, confidence, to believe – which is very apt considering noone but Danno believes in his friend’s innocence. Another enjoyable romp that suspends any need for thought.
I stop baddies and I can charm the ladies... I rock.
Outstanding panoramic shots. Submarine. Murder. Sex. Sex trade. Puppy! Fat baddies move fast doing kung fu. McGarrett says “Book him Danno.”
Nice twist on the standard story.
Good development of the Mayor (I so think there was more going on).
Good plot development.
Nice sisterly development.
Kono still under utilised.
All those murders in Hawaii – surprised anyone still goes there!
This show has quickly become one that I like to savour for when I am having an iffy day – because I can’t help but smile and laugh at the jokes, the terrible crime scene investigation and that there is always a happy ending (except if you are dead or a baddie). Solid week to week. And yes I know I am two eps behind – I have been busy!
Oh and Nalowale translates as missing, lost, forgotten or vanished which makes sense this episode.
I know, let's play basketball with the inmates!
Hawaii has prisons. One inmate doesn’t want to stay indoors. McGarrett has a sister, she is trouble. McGarrett and Danno hang out on the basketball court with the inmates (like you do). Chase. Hunt. BOOM BOOM. Detecting. Helicopters. Tummy bugs. Resolution and a cemetery.
Cute introduction to the series by Danno for new viewers.
A grand romp showing lots of great tourist destinations.
Nice character development.
Isn’t the Hawaiian Tourism Board worried about all those murders being televised?
Silly cop work.
Kono being delegated to back up.
Didn’t say “Book him, Danno.”
Kono didn’t get her kit off.
For all its kitchiness and bad police work, it is still believable in the way it is presented. It is total escapism TV where the team always gels, they always get the bad guys, and have a few laughs and soul searching moments along the way. What more could you want for some relaxing TV?
PS. Lanakila is a popular girls name in Hawaii apparently that means triumph or victory. Relationship to the show? Ummm.
CUT! Get ready for take 26, this time run like you see a Free Big Mac sign!
Hawaiians do a haka (who knew?). Gang war, Hawaii style. Pizza isn’t as popular as guns. Silk wraps are a must at parties. McGarrett says “Book him, Danno.” They solve the case. Team gets a name.
Seeing a big guy sprint and wondering how many takes he had to do.
Nice development of group dynamics.
Good back story to Chin Ho.
Grace Park wearing minimal clothes.
Still poking fun at themselves.
Some of it seemed a bit convenient.
The whole 5-0 thing.
Unrealistic big fight scene.
So apparently, “Malama Ka Aina” means to care for and live in harmony with the land. Um, not quite sure how this relates to a gang war and mainland crime syndicates, but ok. Not as strong, but still a fun little break from reality.
Bitch! No you are a bitch! You are, bitch!
iPhones assist in the plot development. There is a case. The team works together taking on different tasks to solve it. Hair pulling ensues. McGarrett says “Book him Dano,” and then some schmaltzy American stuff.
Awesome one liners!
Rollicking good story.
Let’s examine this crime scene without gloves!
Let’s look at the traffic camera that conveniently don’t record the traffic!
Why does the female character have to babysit when they acknowledge how great Dano is with kids?
Weird American shit at the end about being patriotic and stuff.
This show is really going to be a lot of fun – I do like how they poke fun at themselves. Quite an enjoyable 40 odd minutes.
Heartbreaking as history repeats itself
Picks up right where we left off last season. It was just as bad as we all thought it would be. Feelings and grief drive people, all people to make questionable choices.
Outstanding acting across the board.
Excellent development of Dexter Morgan as a character and as a man.
Fantastic backstory with Rita and Dexter.
The Dark Passenger.
I will get back to you.
All in all an outstanding return to Dexter. Made me cry. This is going to be an challenging season to watch as Dexter comes to grips with his humanity. I want to give it #fivepandas but need somewhere to go.
More wardrobe choices like this please
McGarrett is a kick arse military baddie hunter.
A mission goes wrong. Daddy go boom!
McGarrett decides to head up special task force in Hawaii.
Team comes together.
McGarrett says “Book him, Danno.”
Alex O’Loughlin was actually good in a buddy cop role.
Grace Park is sweet as in a bikini and undies.
Story wasn’t that bad.
Good character development.
Some rather amusing throw away lines.
Total waste of James Masters.
South Korea looks a lot like Hawaii.
Lots of twee “in” language.
Commercial for Hawaii.
Not enough of Grace Park in bikini or undies.
Could this be the end of “Show Killer” as a nickname for O’Loughlin?
I think so.