Five-0 Redux: The end is near
BY WENDIE BURBRIDGE / Special to the Star-Advertiser
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Let’s start off by talking about endings. Like the ending of tonight’s episode “Ua Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau.” How many of you were screaming at your televisions? I mean, come on “Hawaii Five-0” how can you leave us hanging? The bad guy comes back and basically sacrifices himself to the Five-0 Team? And the preview for next week? I’m going to spend the rest of my week wondering how this season is going to end. Will I get my McGarrett happily ever after? Or will the ending just leave me hanging? Or just wanting more, more, MORE? Oh, what a tangled web they weave.
Tonight, faithful readers and fans of “Hawaii Five-0,” marks the prelude to the end — the last new episode before we reach the season finale. And like many of you, I am hanging on with bated breath for the answers to all of our questions and to the many theories that have been swirling around the web these last few weeks. Will we get the resolution that we so patiently have been waiting for through the weeks of repeats and months with one or two new teaser episodes? I know we’re tired of mega-star guests who die within minutes and monopolize our screens to take us away from the real reason we tune in — more, more, MORE of our Fearless Four and the knowledge of all things Champ Box, Wo Fat, and of course — Chin Ho.
And tonight we are again left with more questions than answers. Can “Hawaii Five-0” torture us with more “tune in next week” when next week is IT? The End. At least until Season Two starts in the fall. We’re still waiting on the confirmation of that question as well. But yes, my Five-0 Fanatics — they can torture us. Dangle their twisted plots and surprise turn of events in front of us and know they can. Thankfully, it’s always such a good ride, and we will always be back for more.
But back to the theme of tonight — the end is near. The end of the season for sure, and we hope not the end of our Five-0 Team — though tonight was definitely a close call. Too close for our Danno, and almost too close for our conflicted Chin Ho. How many of you were sighing with relief when IAB Chairman David Akahoshi, played by Duane Char, came in to clear Chin, as well as pronounce Honolulu and Hawai‘i correctly? You can all put your hands down now.