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Hawaii Five-0 Review: Marching In

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Kalele: Faith.

Welcome back to Hawaii Five-0, Ed Asner! The veteran actor is not the first to have appearance in the original series and then come on board 30 years later in the same role. However, he is the first one who we actually watched in both universes, as "Kalele" aired a clip from 1975.

Ed Asner on Hawaii Five-0

Beyond the depth that was added by the use of this flashback, Asner's portrayal of August March was very well done. I did not see him double crossing Angela at all. And it was really needed given that I had guessed from the outset that Angela had faked her own kidnapping.

Did anyone else catch the ever-so-slight change they made to the McGarrett lineage from the previous series to now? March said "There was a young officer named McGarrett who transported me to prison, I offered him 100 grand to help me." But in the original episode, McGarrett was a full detective, not a young officer, and Jack Lord was in his 50s at the time.

I'm okay with the change, though, given that Alex O'Loughlin was born in 1976, when Lord was 56 years old. I'm surprised they didn't play the original Steve McGarrett off as his grandfather. Especially given that William Sadler - who portrayed Jack McGarrett, Steve's father - was born in 1950 and it would have fit in the timeline.

Mary hasn't appearance since November - on the episode where they busted Kaleo (Jason Scott Lee) - and  then she turned up here and suddenly they have reason to go see Kaleo? It's either way to coincidental, or the writers need to expand their range when attempting to tie in earlier episodes from this series.

Finally, I have to admit that Captain Fryer has grown on me. Maybe Tom Sizemore has finally settled into the role or maybe I'm softening on him as he grows a little hair. Either way he had one of my favorite Hawaii Five-0 quotes this week.

What did everyone else think of the outing? Are there any other characters/actors from the original series you would like to see turn up?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (137 Votes)

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Amazingalex

@martinelli..you know I just noticed that it did not say wo fat. It might have nothing to do with him afterall.

Martinelli

Max is good, he's in. You know, the thing is, no one said it's Wo Fat who is going to kill someone, it's just a guess. But I think we are right.

Amazingalex

Max??? I dont know I cannot figure out who wo fat would go after, it would have to be someone who it would hurt steve to lose, unless it is not about that.

Martinelli

So far we have:
Joe,
Lori,
Alex,
Danny,
Chin,
Kono,
Fryer,
Malia,
HPD policeman Any other suggestions?

Amazingalex

@martinelli..Yeah I know , you should put everyone on the team on the poll then. Even though I really do not see them getting rid of any of the core 4. I was just thinking with not knowing when he is returning it could start some talk of him being killed off. But it is just a poll. I know it is not him. Sometimes they word things in a way that sounds bigger then it is. We shall see.

Martinelli

@Amazingalex - I have to be objective. I know it won't be him but others might think differently. Relax, he'll be fine :)

Amazingalex

@martinelli..Please dont put alex in the poll. He is the lead. He would never be the one to go. But it is up to you.It is your poll. I think Joe, Lori, Fryer, Malia, hmmm let me think. It could even be just a random policeman on the HPD, the way they word things you never know.

Martinelli

I have an idea. I'm going to upload a poll to my blog and let people vote. But I need poll choices. Let me know who do you think is going to be killed? So far we have:
Joe,
Lori,
Alex

Martinelli

@Amazingalex - It will be sad either way. But relax, it's not going to be Alex.

Martinelli

@jschoi - It is definitely a possibility but why would Wo Fat kill her? She did nothing against him and now she's not even in H50. The only reason I can think of is to upset McGarrett and to force him to go after him. But still, I think it's not her.