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?


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

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


@amazingalex.... I know sweetie it was not adressed to you.((hugs))


@jschoi.... I am truly sorry if I hurt your feelings that was not my intent. You should be proud of yourself for getting better. You are really strong. My thoughts are with you jschoi!! I hope you are back here. You add alot to the forum. I miss alex too and I hope he does get better soon. I am with you on that one.But your right we need to let him take as much time as he needs.


@amazingalex....It's ok I don't word things so good myself sometimes. This one thing I'm sure of, Alex
will be better and stronger than ever when he comes back.


There was a clip of an entertainment news show out of australia that I saw today about alex and it said he was only going to miss the LA part of the crossover. But that he should be in the one on the H50 side. I kind of thought that but was not sure.


@kaydee and kim..I am with you. cannot wait for season three but I especially cannot wait for wo fat to return this season. @jschoi..I am sorry to hear what you are going through. I apologize for our disagreement. I was just disagreeing with your statement as you have sometimes disagreed with mine but maybe I did not word it correctly. But I certainly hope you still post here. Peace! @lena..I was just defending myself. I tried to be respectful. I hope you dont think I was not.


Wow where is the Ohana feeling today! It’s perfectly fine to disagree with someone as long as it is done respectfully, but do not attack other posters. Please treat other members with the same respect and courtesy that you would want for yourself. that all I have to say about it. @jschoi.... Sorry to hear this that you went through the same as Alex right now, hope all go's well for you now it's a long proces it's not done in a week. I agree aldo I miss Alex terribly I hope he will not return before he is healthy and ready again for it.


A few episodes taking place on the mainland sounds perfect to me. And possible


@Diana Lori fans are also Hawaii five-o fans. Of course I'll support Lauren and watch her new show but Lori might return for an episode or two. It is the least Lenkov can do to us Lori fans. Why Joe White return and Lori Weston not. Both Lauren German and Terry O'Quinn have new shows.


@Diana - I'm adding something to you comment: if we look at the reason why she left, it's obvious she's not coming back. She was forced to resign because she did not do her job so I guess there is no turning back. @Kim - Adan's father is from Yakuza.


I wasn't going to post anymore, but decided on one more time, John
F please don't call me any names. I just got back from my NA meeting, I have been addicted to pain meds since my injury 3 years ago. I woman at the meeting shared about one of the girls she sponsors dying last week from an overdose of prescription meds. Please give Alex all the time he needs to get healed mentally and physically. I wanted to share that and now I will fade into the background so I don't offend anyone anymore. Thank You.

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 2 Episode 19 Quotes

Kono: The airline gave us her cell phone number, but it goes straight to voice mail.
Steve: That makes sense right? If she's been kidnapped.
Danny: You trying to convince us or yourself?
Steve: Maybe a little of both.

You can't own a wave, and while we are on the subject; Spam is not part of any food group that I care to recognize and last but not least, an appetizer should never ever, under any circumstances be referred to as "poo poo."