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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I'm also afraid we have to stick with Lori till the end of this season because till now there is no signal that she is leaving she still tweets pics with her and Scott (vormit here for a moment) soooo I hope Wo-Fat will kill her off in the finale!! I will tolerate her I love this show to much to quit watching because of her. But one look or touch that Steve will hock up with her I swear then I am done! Lori took already so much away from the other 3 main characters she don't need to take Steve's/Alex screentime also! Every time I hope she get less but again in the new promo she is everywhere scick of her she need to go! will give CBS my feedback again!


@Zia..we could be wrong about malia, we are just throwing some ideas out there. Gone forever is referencing to someone. I was hoping it was Lori though. Malia is likable and does not suck up screentime. Yeah I have decided as long as they do not link lori with steve as a partner in place of danny or as a (and I cringe as I say this) a lover....Uggg!! Then I will tolerate her. All bets are off if they do either of those two things though. I think they have backed off her eating up the show. Even Alex said you cannot replace the danny steve scenes with anyone.If they give her less screentime and make steve her boss ONLY I can make it through till she is gone, and she will be. She is not in any promotional stuff so I am thinking she is temporary. Oh and the new extended promo for 2.11 is out and it looks really really good and intense.


Wow! I hope you are wrong about Malia. I would like to see one of them have a stable home life. I know people like to say this is a cop show, and it is, but it is driven by the characters in the show, and you have to show a personal side to the characters. @amazingalex: You had said earlier that the Lori character may be extended, and I think you are right. I guess we have to live with it. I too will try to look past my dislike of the character, and enjoy the rest of the show. I hope they at least give her less time then she has had though. I still am missing Kono being in there more often. At least they are showing that Danny is Steve's partner and not Lori. I will try not to cringe. You are right that its a long wait until the next new episode after the 12/12/11 episode. A little withdrawal will happen.


@Tamara..yeah I have a little crush on that alex!! LOL!! Wayyy too handsome for his own good but more importantly seems like a sweetie. He actually told cbs he would not do hawaii five o if they pull the pin on it and they told him they wont. Love that he took that stand. As for Wo Fat, I do believe that if malia were to die it would be because of wo fat. I am thinking he may target steves friends, maybe it would be meant for chin but she dies instead. This is just me throwing stuff out there, I have no idea really what happens!! I did not know that that is the last episode before the hiatus.....grrr that is gonna feel like a lonnnng wait for it to come back!!!


@amazingalex .... Yeah Alex is such a guy and he will be loyal to CBS to afterall they give him 3 times an chance for a lead role in a TV serie!! I think it's Malia I don't see any of the 4 main characters happely married in the second season I was hoping the marriage would take place in the season finale with a shooting as a cliffhanger but we get it now in 2.12 just for the hiatus! I hope we get the press release soon so we can see if Wo_fat come's back if so then Malia is gone forever i'm afraid!


@Tamara....Alex seems like such a great,stand up guy. He would stay loyal to the show that made him famous until the show has run his course for sure. He seems to really love the show. Gotta love him!!! That is exciting that they signed for 7 years, I did not know that. Yayyyy!!! I thought of malia for a minute too cause the wedding seems quick and it would be a bit odd for chin to be married. Oh that would be really sad.


@Martinelli...yes could be Wo Fat but I think he will be around a bit longer. I guess chin and malia get married in this epi. I am not sure what the gone forever refers to. I had high hopes it was lori's last epi. Probably not though.


Yeah Hawaii Five-O still has good ratings!! (Episode 2,08 airdate November 7 Hawaii Five-O topped absolute average viewership gained from DVR viewing, adding 3.645 million viewers via DVR viewing between the Live+Same Day and Live + 7 day measurement periods.They had 13.963 million viewers that's HUGE!!) I understand your concern about Alex @amazingalex but Alex is grateful he finally has a hit show so I don't see him leaving anytime soon and don't forget Alex and Scott both sign for 7 years!! About episode 2.12 Gone Forever thats the episode were Chin and Malia getting married I'm scared something bad will happen to Malia :(


@amazingalex - Maybe that refers to Wo Fat will.


Oops forgot the title for epi 2.12 means "Gone forever".......please please please let this be referring to lori, ha ha!!

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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.