On Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Episode 12 we were given three amazing, pulse-pounding scenes in the first ten minutes, not to mention – Danno is back!
After those first scenes, my heart didn't slow down the entire episode, nor does the violence. So, let us start from the beginning. Kelly and Grover have an intense and emotional heart to heart about Grover's daughter.
What a way to start a Friday night!!
Next, the neurosurgeon, Christine Dupont, is shot in the parking lot of the hospital as she is going to operate on a patient.
Just after that we are graced with a scene between Steve and Grace, during which he is helping her train for her physical exam.
Grace: Thanks for helping me Uncle Steve. Danno says the only thing he hates more than swimming is running.
Steve: Don't worry about Danno, you know it scares me to think what that guy is gonna look like when he is a 50-year-old man.
Like dominoes being tipped over, this case really starts to unfold. A prominent doctor is shot. Why? By the discovery of another death, the team is led to the question of why kill a man that has less than a week to live? What is it the doctor knows that led to her death and the death of one of her previous patients?
The team is led to a reform school that was operating 30 years ago, from there the case becomes even more serious.When the nearly 40-year-old bodies are uncovered on the site of the old reform school, the atrocities of the past really become apparent.
Imagining the horror that those children went through before they died, the fact that it only came to the surface by the confession of a life long convict is powerful. Not to mention the horrifying death of the innocent doctor. The story was well written. Seriously, bravo Hawaii Five-0.
After the case is wrapped up, activities are still rolling. Throughout the hour, Steve is trying to track down the thief who stole his car.
Steve: Don't trivialize my suffering.
Danny: What? I am gauging the damage to that piece of junk car.
The whole time I expect Steve's about to use his extra rights as a cop to track down the thief and bring down the full sentence on him, until Steve notices he's a young homeless kid down on his luck.
We always get to see the good guy, hero side of Steve when he is catching bad guys, but this time we get to see Steve's more compassionate, sensitive side when it comes to crime. It was amazing.
Also amazing are the scenes between Danno and Steve. So amazing, it's hard to choose a favorite. It all comes down to completion with an amazing couple of scenes. The team was having lunch at Kamekono's shrimp stand where, thanks to Steve, the kid who stole his car is working when Grover has the much needed conversation he needed to have with his daughter.
I want to give this episode six out of five stars for how much I loved it. What did you think of the case this week? What was your favorite scene? Did you expect everything that happened? Sound off on the comments below!
Season 5 | Episode 12 | “Poina ‘Ole” | Aired Jan 16, 2015
Tonight’s Hawaii Five-0 was full of daddy-daughter moments, sociopaths, McDanno gold, and actually some pretty emotional moments for almost everyone on the team. The episode opens with a family getting ready for their day. Mom is leaving for work, while Dad gets the kids ready for school. On another part of the island, a grandpa (Gregory Itzin) is dropping his grandson off at the bus stop.
Then we see Mom pulling into the parking garage at work. She’s a brain surgeon and is headed in for an emergency surgery—that is, until GRANDPA COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND SHOOTS HER IN THE FACE. WTF.
When the team arrives at the crime scene, they realize the murder of Dr. DuPont was an organized hit. And it doesn’t seem like a coincidence when they find out who her patient was: Paul Delano (Daniel Baldwin), the man who kidnapped Chin and whose brother murdered Chin’s wife, Malia. They think someone didn’t want Delano to survive (besides them).
When Chin and Steve go to speak to Delano, he is literallylaughing about Malia’s murder. The doctor says Delano needs surgery immediately, but seeing as Delano is a terrible human being, they delay him a little.
Delano admits that he’s been playing up his reputation in prison. He’s broke and his empire has crumbled. The only thing keeping him alive is the rumors. Anyone could want him dead. Before he’s carted off to surgery, Delano makes some veiled threats toward Chin, and says he knows where to find him. (Okay, not so veiled.) Bad news: Delano makes a full recovery.
Meanwhile, Lou is interviewing the victim’s husband, Mark (Scandal‘s Brian Letscher). He said his wife has stayed late a few nights working on something for a patient, but he doesn’t know who would want her dead.
Danny and Kono head to the morgue to speak to Max. He tells them that DuPont recently treated another patient from Halawa Correctional, a man who had an inoperable brain tumor. But the man didn’t die of cancer; he was smothered.
The second victim, Mana Tahni, spent most of his life in prison, beginning with a reform school for juvenile offenders when he was 15. Tahni had given DuPont some names to look up, and one of them was the old warden, Walter Russell.
When the team arrives at Russell’s house, they find booby traps everywhere. Lou also finds Russell himself, who manages to get a gun on Lou and take him hostage. He says the lady doctor ruined his life. Lou manages to get the gun from Russell, but when Russell runs, he trips one of his own fatal booby traps. The case would be closed, but Wallace was off his meds and wouldn’t have been capable of the murders. (Also the episode is only half over.)
Kono recovers a recorded conversation between DuPont and Tahni about four boys he went to reform school with. Tahni thought they were murdered. Everyone said the boys escaped, but Tahni saw a guard lead them shackled to the solitary confinement area, and he later overheard a conversation with Wallace about covering up their disappearances.
And that guard was none other than Grandpa from the beginning of the episode, a man named Alex Mackey. Steve thinks the bodies must still be on the grounds, so he organizes a search. Meanwhile, Steve and Danny pick up Mackey at the bus stop. He’s pretty confident until Steve announces the bodies have been found. Mackey left the boys in the closed, solitary confinement area during a heat wave, and he killed Tahni and DuPont to keep the deaths covered up.
On the home front, Lou’s daughter, Samantha, is having nightmares about the time that Nick Jonas kidnapped her. Lou feels helpless, but he tells Samantha that things will get easier eventually. In the meantime, they’ll get through it together.
This episode also brings us our first Uncle Steve/Gracie moment in far too long. Uncle Steve is helping her train for the President’s Physical Fitness Medal. (SPOILER: She gets the medal.) They run and commiserate about Danny together. But then Steve happens to see someone stealing his car. He tells Grace to stay put, and he runs after the perp, but he gets away.
Later, Danny is furious that Steve left Grace alone on a street corner, and he doesn’t feel badly about Steve’s deathtrap of a car, either. Steve gets angry at Danny; he knows what the car means to him. Their bickering continues. Chin wants to know if they’re still going to therapy; I want to know when they’re getting married.
Duke and Pua find Steve’s car, nearly stripped, and Steve is livid. The parts were factory originals and can’t be replaced. But the guy left his tools behind, so he’s probably coming back. Steve orders round-the-clock surveillance until they catch the person responsible. In the best cargument in a while, the boys are bringing out the claws. “Don’t trivialize my suffering,” Steve snaps at Danny.
Steve’s plan works. Duke finds the thief, but it’s just a kid. His mom’s dead, his dad’s in prison, and he’s been living on the street. Steve gets the kid, Nahale, some food and fresh clothes, and he makes a deal with him: If he stays out of trouble and helps Steve get his parts back to rebuild his car, he won’t file charges. Steve, the big softie, even gets Nahale a job with Kamekona. Danny tells Steve, “That’s why I love you, babe.”
If you need me, I’ll be rolling in my shipper feels until our next episode in a couple weeks.
Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9/8C on CBS.
When a neurosurgeon is assassinated just before performing surgery, Five-0 uncovers the shocking truth behind the disappearance of four reform school boys 40 years ago. Also, McGarrett’s Mercury Marquis is stolen by an unlikely culprit.
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A stolen Van Gogh was the center piece of this week's case on Hawaii Five-0 Season 5 Episode 11. If you are a fan of art, this was a beautiful hour to watch.
However, noticeably absent was our beloved Danno. Despite the lack of his cheerful presence, I still managed to be thoroughly entertained..
The real victim of the installment was the father, who only wanted to give his kids a trip to Hawaii, even after he lost his job five months ago. Say what you will about practicality and responsibility; the idea was cute and showed true devotion.
I don't know how the thief did it, but sneaking the painting out on a carry-on bag was genius and would totally work; of course, you would have to get the painting on the plane in the first place.
Once the investigation into the stolen artwork got under way, the story became a lot more interesting and a lot more complicated. The team was led to an art auction and a private party, during which Kono and Chin had to dress up and go undercover as wealthy art buyers. It was great seeing these two work together, especially when it feels like we often do not get to see enough of them.
When the red-headed, dress-wearing, heel-sporting, art insurance agent Nicole got off that jet, the first thing that came to my mind was Sara Ellis from White Collar. Sara was the art insurance agent who fell in love with the thief, while trying to retrieve the stolen goods. Although, as the story developed the roles were reversed with Steve being the authority and Nicole being more of the law breaker. However, my hopes remained high that, like Neal and Sara, there would be some delicious chemistry between Steve and Nicole.
I got even more excited when Willie Garson, White Collar's Mozzie, appeared as an art thief. He was playing the exact same character, although the Mozzie I know would not have fallen for Kono so easily. Yet that added to the fun of Willie being on the show. Am I wrong in thinking that Hawaii Five-0 was making a shout out to another beloved show? Let me know what you all think about this.
The first big twist was a heist staged during an illegal art selling party. As is often the case with Hawaii Five-0, this was resolved in an expedient, yet violent, manner.
I was glad to see Jerry had something to do, and I'm not ashamed at all to say I understood his Game of Thrones reference to the direness of the hostage situation.
Jerry: The real question is how is he getting out? After that alarm went off this place is as impenetrable as the the Dread Fort?
Jerry: Game of Thrones. Anyone?
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Somehow, Jerry managed to be the person to save the day and bring the case to a close. He was crucial in breaking the jamming signal, exposing Nicole as a bounty hunter and in physically apprehending the suspect. Overall, a big win for Jerry.
Was I wrong to think Steve and Nicole had some chemistry at the end when they were seen standing in front of that private jet? They both hold some uncommonly bold jobs and I thought that gave them potential. Right after Nicole's plane took off, Steve got a call from Kono telling him the real mastermind was Nicole, who fooled the team and got away with millions of dollars in rewards. At least the paintings will get into the hands of their rightful owners and the art is safe.
Again, it may just be me and my wishful thinking, but I think Steve met his match in Nicole. Kamekono's story went a lot differently when he won the cooking competition, although not without a little sabotage.
What did you think of "Ua'aihue (Stolen)"? Did you think Steve and Nicole had chemistry? Did you like seeing Chin and Kono work together? Did you have a favorite scene? Sound off on the comments below!
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Tonight on CBS Hawaii Five-0 continues with an all new Friday January 9, season 5 episode 11 called, “Ua ‘aihue (Stolen)” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, when a tourist is killed after unknowingly transporting a stolen Van Gogh, an undercover Kono [Grace Park] and Chin [Daniel Dae Kim] enter the world of black market priceless art and are taken hostage.
On the last episode, Five-0 enlisted the help of an old-school private detective to solve the murder of a young woman who was secretly working as an escort. William Forsythe guest starred as the old-school private detective. Doug Savant and Eric Roberts also guest starred. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the CBS synopsis, “when a tourist is killed after unknowingly transporting a stolen Van Gogh, an undercover Kono and Chin enter the world of black market priceless art and are taken hostage. Also, McGarrett asks Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to help train Kamekona to beat Chef Sam Choy in a shrimp cook-off.”
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It’s a beautiful day in Hawaii. We see the usual tourist stuff, hula girls, surfing and gorgeous beaches. A family gets to their hotel room and are awestruck at the view. Bryan tells his wife the trip was a long time coming. The kids start bugging them for candy and pay per view. Bryan tells his wife to take the kids downstairs for lunch then they’ll go for a swim. His wife says he’s dad of the year and they head downstairs. They leave and there’s a knock on the door.
He answers it and is shot. A guy enters the room and takes one of their suitcases then walks out. At Kamekona’s food truck, the cousins are arguing. Kamekona says Flippa has entered them in a shrimp cook off. He says it will explode their Yelp rating. The problem is, they’re up against Sam Chiny and Kamekona says it could destroy them. He’s outraged but Steve tells him to calm down and says he knows someone who can help. He says he’ll make a call.
Lou is clearing a path to allow the EMTs to take Bryan to the ambulance. Lou tells Chin they just arrived and it looks like a robbery. She says she didn’t pack her husband’s bag and it’s the only one missing. Chin wonders what was in the guy’s bag. The attacker ignored a bunch of other valuables in the room so it’s clear he just wanted the suitcase. Kono is there now and she heads to talk to Officer Kai about security cam footage.
He’s scrolling through security footage and tells her he’s in an exclusive relationship and is off the market in case she’s interested. (She’s clearly not) He spots the suitcase and they look at the tags and confirm that’s the guy. They pull out to try and get a look at the shooter. Lou tells Chin it’s touch and go with Bryan since the bullet is lodged near his heart. Chin has an xray scan of the bag from security. There is clothes, toiletries but nothing suspicious. They wonder if it was a straight hit on Wallace and the bag is a red herring.
Steve takes Kamekona to meet a local celebrity chef Morimoto. He tells the chef about his shrimp cook off and the iron chef tells him he’s not running a cooking school. Kamekona says it’s okay and goes to leave but then the iron chef hears them talking about Sam Chiny and says he will train him to decimate the guy. Steve leaves them to it and takes off. He gets a call from Lou who says the victim lost his job a few months ago and has no money for a vacation.
They talk to his wife and she has no clue that he lost his job. She says he promised the kids the trip. She says they’ve been talking about coming to Hawaii since they saw it on TV and last Christmas, he promised them. She says if he had told her about losing his job, she would have told him to cancel. Lou says the most important thing is that their husband get through this. They promise they’ll find out who did it. She says she’s going to go check with the doctors.
Steve asks Lou why a husband would keep his wife in the dark like that. Lou says it’s scary to think about not being able to take care of your family and might lead you to do something stupid. Steve wonders what else Bryan Wallace is hiding. Kono and Kai can’t get a look at the shooter’s face – he seemed to know where the cameras are. She sees that a kid had his phone out and wonders if he caught a shot of the guy. She goes to find the kid.
She finds the kid out by the pool and asks to see his phone. He says he wasn’t looking at dirty websites but she says she doesn’t care about that and only wants the lobby photos. He says he’ll trade for a photo of the two of them together. She agrees but says if she sees it online, he’s spending the rest of his puberty in jail. Kono calls and says they have a high end shooter called Jansen. The guy was supposedly smuggling art work but they didn’t find it on him.
Steve and Lou says Jansen must have slipped his smuggled items into Bryan’s bag and then shot him to get it back once he cleared security. Steve and Lou head to the airport to meet Nicole Booth – she was the one that tipped TSA about Lucas Jansen. She hands over her card – she’s an insurance agent and she asks to see Jansen now. They tell her they don’t have Jansen and that he hid the smuggled art in someone else’s bag then shot the guy to get it back.
Nicole says it’s worth $55 million – a Van Gogh painting of a vase of irises. Chin says Jansen was never charged with the theft but was investigated. She says Jansen is there to sell the piece. She says unloading it is the hardest part of art theft. There is a big art event going on this week and Nicole says there is a black market that goes along side with high profile art events. She says they have to find the middle man that’s brokering the deal.
Nicole says the guy they want is Gerard Hirsch, a respected art appraiser who’s actually a black market facilitator and a notorious perv. Steve says they need bait and looks at Kono who says, oh no. They dress her up sexy and send her off. She catches Gerard’s eye (guest star Willie Garson from White Collar and Sex in the City). They flirt and she says she has something to show him. Jerry shows up to make a scene and Steve has to cut him off before he speaks to Kono and blows her cover.
They introduce Jerry to Nicole and he says he’s there working a case too. Kono heads off with Gerard. Kamekona is with the iron chef working on his shrimp. Morimoto tells him he has to cook from his heart and says he needs to rediscover his passion. He spits out his shrimp and asks who his food inspiration was and he says Trigger Mike – the cook at the jail where he was. He says he learned to cook in prison on a hot plate run off a car battery. The chef tells Kamekona to show him that.
Kamekona brings in a car battery and a hot plate and cooks up some shrimp old school prison style. He’s cooking in a cut down can on a grim hot plate and sautes up some shrimp. He plates it and Morimoto tastes. He says that’s how he’ll beat Chin. He says they just need to refine his technique. Kono shows Gerard a painting she picked up and he says you can tell more by looking at the back and the frame. He looks over it and tells her it’s a good forgery, but a forgery.
She says she spent $80k of her company’s money on it and he says she can go after the seller, but if it was a cash deal, he’s long gone. She says her boss is going to fire her if he doesn’t kill her first. Gerard says he may have a solution and Kono says she’ll do anything. Gerard offers to vouch for the authenticity so you can sell it at auction and it becomes someone else’s problem. The cops bust in and Chin says they have him on fraud conspiracy.
Gerard says they need to look at Tom Emery, a private collector and Chins says his place is where you go to unload stolen art. Gerard is taking Chin and Kono with him. Steve and Lou will coordinate with SWAT and says they need to notify them when they see Jansen. Jerry calls Steve and asks him to meet him in the hallway. Jerry says he looked into Nicole and says she’s not who she says she is. He shows Steve a file.
Steve confronts Nicole and says he knows she’s a bounty hunter and that there are warrants out for her. She says it’s not just a payday, she’s returning things to their rightful owners. Steve says he’s trying to catch an attempted murderer and she’s after a payday. He tells her if they get Jansen, she can have the Van Gogh and her bounty as long as she is transparent and helps. She pledges her help and says she’ll tell them whatever she learns. They have her working with Jerry in the surveillance van.
She’s grossed out by being stuck in a van with him and he shows her the pee jar in case she needs to go. Lou tells him that’s disgusting and to put it away. They’re outside Emery’s place waiting to raid the party and get Jansen. Kono is there with Gerard and Chin is there too wearing glasses that are showing them what’s going on. Gerard gets them in with no problem and they clear security. Chin is looking around but hasn’t seen Jansen yet. Nicole scrolls the art work they see and says none are coming up as stolen.
Emery comes over and Gerard introduces Chin and Kono to him. Chin mentions he lost out on a $7 million bid today and says he would like to spend it today. Emery offers to show him the good stuff and takes him into a smaller private area. Nicole rattles off where each was stolen from and Emery says it’s human nature to want what you can’t have. A guy comes in and whispers to Emery who says he has business to attend to. Chin tells them that Jansen is there and SWAT rolls in.
Chin and Kono tell them they’re about to lose the eyes on Jansen and Emery. They lose signal and Jerry says he also lost cell service and someone is using a jammer. Metal plates drop down around party goers and then armed men shoot to scare the party guests. Jansen holds his gun on Emery and says it should be obvious, but this is a robbery. Lou tells Steve that every point of entry to the house is blocked. Nicole says Jansen is trading up and is stealing Emery’s whole pilfered collection.
Lou asks how Jansen got the armed men in and Jerry says how are they getting out. He says it’s as impenetrable as the Dreadfort but none of them get the Game of Thrones reference. Nicole offers to reach down to her contacts at security companies to see how they can override the metal doors. Hey are also worried that Kono and Chin would be the first shot if Jansen finds out they’re cops. Jerry goes to work trying to shut down the signal jammer.
Jansen’s men are taking paintings off the wall. Jansen tells one of his henchmen that the HPD was there faster than they should have been and wonders how they knew ahead of time. Jerry gets the jammer down and they talk to Chin who looks around to give them a view of all the shooters. Lou preps swat and Nicole says she got the schematics. She shows them the office and says it’s also a panic room. She says there’s an escape tunnel under it.
Steve says Jansen and his men must have come in through the tunnel and will go out that way. Jansen is told that the jammer is down and that there is a radio signal coming from inside the house. Jansen says they have cops in there and they start looking for the radio that’s in the room. Jerry tells Lou they have a problem and says the guy has a signal finder. They hone in on Chin and Kono and Jansen tells them to hand over their ear pieces. They do. He crushes them.
Jansen’s guy says there’s still a signal and he lifts off Chin’s glasses. He looks into it and says if anyone comes in there, the cops die first. Then he crushes the glasses too. They’ve got SWAT, cops and emergency personnel on site and are ready to nab the hostiles at the tunnel. Jansen and his crew have all the artwork packed up and they head into the office to escape through the tunnel. As soon as they’re gone, everyone backs away from a bag the guys left.
Steve says Jansen has been three steps ahead of them the whole way and wonders if he won’t be coming out of the tunnel since he knew about them. Jerry rewatches Jansen threaten to kill them first and he points out to Nicole that the shooters are all wearing patent leather shoes. Jerry says Jansen is coming out the front door. They pull out and head back to Emery’s mansion. The robbers all pull off their disguises and they are now dressed as waiters.
Jansen has his men turn off the security shut down. The bag in the private room starts to give off smoke and everyone scrambles for the door. The robbers mingle in with them and the cops have to hold their fire. They cuff Emery and let Gerard go and then realize the robbers have headed for an ambulance. Jansen’s men open fire and the cops return it. The ambulance takes off but is stopped by Jerry in the surveillance van. They drag Jansen out and Jerry says he caught the bad guy.
Nicole is there and watches them cart off the art thieves and would-be killers. Later, Nicole is leaving with the painting and thanks Steve for keeping his word and letting her return it to its owners. She heads off and he says she’s lucky that cops can’t get rewards. She asks about Bryan and he says he’s going to get a full recovery. She says she hopes his luck changes soon and Steve says he’ll tell him. Her private jet takes off as Steve gets a call.
Chin says the paintings were all decoys and the real ones are still in a vault in his house. Nicole didn’t tell them about the vault. Steve watches her plane take off and says there’s only one reason she’d do that. He goes into the vault and finds the Van Gogh. She says to see the reward gets to someone deserving and says she took the others to give back to their rightful owners. Bryan Wallace gets a $1.5 million reward check for the painting he was shot for and Steve says someone thought he was due for some good luck.
At Shrimpapalooza, the crew is there and they think Jerry for driving into Jansen’s ambulance. Steve says he’ll buy him lunch and Jerry reminds him it’s free. Jerry has his own bib and tells Lou he’s going to wish he had some. Sam Choy is there and greets Morimoto – turns out Choy took a restaurant location the iron chef wanted. Morimoto tells Kamekona he must crush him. He’s not sure but the iron chef tells him he can. We hear Eye of the Tiger play as the cooking begins.
The judges taste Kamekona and Flippa’s shrimp and then taste Choy’s. The winner of the cook off is announced as Kamekona and the crowd goes wild. Choy is shamefaced. The cops all high five his victory. Steve thanks Morimoto and he says he used his secret ingredient – sansho – a spicy pepper he dropped into Choy’s dish. He says cooking is combat and I don’t lose.
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