Five-0 Redux: Desperate times, desperate measures
BY WENDIE BURBRIDGE / Special to the Star-Advertiser
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Tonight’s Hawaii Five-0 originally aired as the “Christmas” episode and if you weren’t a Chin Ho fan before this episode — you most definitely became one after seeing the lengths the team goes through to save his life. Let’s just say that the Five-0 team goes through some desperate measures to save Chin from literally losing his head. So “Hana ‘a‘a Makehewa” or “desperate measures” lives up to its Hawaiian translation. Because the team gets desperate enough to lie, cheat, and steal — all to save one of their own. Which as we know from getting to know our fearless four this season, are not easy things for them to do. But when one of them has their head in a radio controlled explosive, I think they can get over any legal problems that may arise from stealing a measly bit of millions hidden underground that could save Chin’s life. Good thing Kono came up with the idea, as she would be the only one, besides Chin, who knew about the existence of the money. Good thing she and Steve are game to risk their careers, and their fashion sense, to break into the underground HPD locker to get the 10 million dollars that the formerly dead and seemingly bullet proof Victor Hesse (James Marsters) wants in ransom for deactivating Chin’s electronic noose.
I’d ask if you are with me so far, but this is yet another repeat. So you’ve probably seen this one already, and know the outcome. Maybe it made better sense for you this time around. Funny how I was running the storyline together as I waited for the scene when the governor tells McG that the $10 million is all accounted for — but that was in the Tsunami episode. I was imagining that scene was in this episode, but it may have been because I think I know who “replaced” the money — perhaps he is Hesse’s mysterious prison visitor — Wo Fat.