Hawaii Five-0 Review: Welcome to Margaritaville

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From Chin Ho proposing to the guys from Seal Team 9 tagging along to help rescue Steve, this episode of Hawaii Five-0 turned out to be quite a rollercoaster ride, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Okay, Chin Ho fans, who’s happy that he's marrying the woman who broke up with him when he was suspected of stealing from the police department? It's something we can all consider: how much are you willing to forgive the person you love most?

It’s easy for us as spectators to pass judgment on fictional characters, but I want you to think for a moment: what if the situation was real? Could you forgive the person you truly love for believing the worst about you? It’s a tough call. Thankfully, most of us will never need to make.

Helicopter Escape

Now we move on the sad part. I hope you and Josh find each other on the other side, Jenna. Rest in peace, knowing that Steve will take your murder out on Wo Fat, a tiny painful bit at a time.

Steve never believed the worse about you. He saw who you really were and was willing to forgive your mistake, even if it was big enough to land him as a prisoner in Korea.

I know some TV Fanatics were hoping that a different female was killed by Wo Fat. Personally, I enjoyed watching Lori shoot the RPG and blow up the bridge. From all the camera angles they showed it from, I’m guessing they got one try at that stunt. It was enough, it was awesome. 

It was good to see Commander Gutches (David Keith) again. I really enjoyed the tie-in to the earlier episode, with Seal Team 9 owing Steve for a skydive catch of one of their team members. Wait! We also had the double whammy of Joe White (Terry O’ Quinn) working together with Gutches throughout the episode. I think my man crush may have just expanded a little.

Did anyone else catch Danny’s Margarita reference to Jimmy Buffett? Sadly, I couldn’t figure out how to get it in the quotes section for this episode, but it was great enough that I had to mention it. Speaking of Buffett, for the second time in as many weeks, we have been treated to some decent screen time with our guest start. How awesome was this iconic singer as the grizzled war vet helicopter pilot? I loved him!

Was anyone else actually glad when Wo Fat got away? He is such a great nemesis, I was dreading him getting killed or captured and the story ending abruptly, so I was relieved to see him trudging through the jungle. 

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the day Steve makes him pay for his father’s and Jenna Kaye’s death. But I want Steve to be do it personally not to have it be random gun fire in the jungle.

Finally, I have to mention my on going crush: Lori. The hug she gave Steve clearly shows her loyalties don't lie with the Governor any more, if they ever did. So, come on now. Tell me some new members joined the I Love Lori Club this week. Anyone?


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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


I think Lori is awesome, and in my personal respect, a great addition to the team. Her criminal profiling skills are fantastic and i think she is very capable to keep up with the others. I don't think she will replace Kono but i love Lori and her part on Five-o and I will be irritated if she gets written out or killed off. I think there should be a love relationship there between McGarrett and Lori


I am so IN the I Love Lori Club!


I'm really not sure why there's so much hate for Lori. I think she's a really good add to the cast and I have to say, THANKS to Lori, I have become a HUGE fan of Hawaii Five-0. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't even be watching the show. I think there should be a romance between them. I LOVE Castle too, but now I stop watching it to watch H50. If they take Lori out, and it's really annoying me how everyone puts her character down just because she might have a future romance with Steve, which I totally wish they will, I'm going to stop watching the show. So just be quiet. It doesn't seem like Lori's going nowhere, so shut up and deal with it!


Omfg keep Lori away from Steve! Her heart is in the right place but that relationship would RUIN everything! I'm a huge fan of kono and Steve:) but after the last few episodes of H50 which are now more like "Lori and the gang" im not too confident the McKono thing will work but I'm good as long as Lori doesn't try anything.


Sorry Jim, I am deffo not a member of the I Love Lori club :) Kinda sorry to see Jenna go but hey, it was bound to happen. I like Wo Fat as a baddie. More Kono, Chin, and Malia please. I'm hoping all those rumours about Malia 'leaving' aka being killed off like some sites are saying is crap..?


@jschoi, not trying to chase you off. The rumors, and they are *just rumors*, seemed to indicate that both Grace and Scott wanted lighter schedules and more time off. And both have had less screen time. @martinelli, we HAVE been talkative. Guess it's time to move on to last night's episode.


@Plane Jane I think I'll keep quiet from now on, I was stating a fact and I have never heard from any creditable source that she wants more time off and I don't think reduced time on screen results in more time off. Now I will leave.


I would just like to mention that it was said in one of the episodes of the season 1 that Malia didn't break up with Chin, it was Chin who did that, to protect Malia.


Guys, we broke the record regarding the comments (310).


Perhaps Grace and her husband should have considered more carefully what she was getting into. She made a commitment, not just to the show, but to us.

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Danny: Do me a favor and watch yourself
Steve: I'll think about you the whole time.

Chin Ho: This should have been on your finger a long time ago
Malia: Chin Ho Kelly, I would love to be your wife.