The beginning of "Hawaii Five-O" Season Two finds the Five-O team disbanded, thanks to an insidious and devastating attack by the gangster Wo Fat at the end of Season One. Team leader Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) is in jail, accused of murdering the governor. Kono (Grace Park) is under investigation by HPD internal affairs and facing the loss of her badge. Danny Williams (Scott Caan) is off the force and mourning the departure from Hawaii of his former wife and child. Only Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) still has a badge and a chance to put things right.
Help comes in the form of Commander Joe White (Terry O'Quin), McGarrett's former SEAL mentor, who helps Chin Ho resurrect the team. On probation with the new governor, the team must accept a new member, former FBI agent Lori Weston (Lauren German) who is supposed to ride herd on the unorthodox McGarrett, but who may have another agenda. Meanwhile, former CIA analyst Jenna Kaye departs the team under mysterious circumstances, as the villainous Wo Fat tidies up the loose ends of his plot. And how will Kono be redeemed from her banishment?
The second season features the Five-O team tackling exciting crime-of-the-week challenges in Hawaii, while McGarrett continues to pursue the investigation initiated by his father and that resulted in his murder. However, it appears that investigation is leading to dark, dangerous, and confusing waters involving the CIA, Wo Fat, corrupt officials and perhaps even members of the Five-O team. Stay tuned for the excitement, including a couple of exciting cross-overs with NCIS-LA's agents. Season Two is highly recommended to "Hawaii Five-O" fans.
Hawaii Five-0 has made Monday a day to look forward to. Alex O'Loughlin is perfect as Steve McGarrett. Who else but Alex could step into the shoes of an iconic character - and make that character better than the original? The man can do anything on film, and the fact that Alex does most of his own stunts makes it even more exciting to watch.
Alex himself has said how he wouldn't ever want to do a "procedural" crime drama, and he and the writers have managed to make it so much more than that. The show has action, the gorgeous background of Hawaii, a stellar cast - and one of my favorite things about the show is the humor. The "carguments" between Steve and Danny never get old, I just love them.
If you want to watch a show that has everything you could ever look for in intertainment, watch and buy H5-0. You will be so glad that you did.
Hawaii 5-0 is without a doubt the best show on TV in a very long time. It has perfect casting, great drama, exciting action and wonderful comedy not to mention the most incredible back ground ever. The chemistry between the four team members is alway exiting. There is always a new storyline with the underlying backstory of McGarrett and WoFat. I think it is just the best and anxiously await the Season Two DVD. Now we know there will be a season three which is great too.
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Season 2 of Hawaii Five-0 was just as great as season 1, with the exception of the addition of Lori. Nothing against the actress, but the character was dry and did not mesh at all with the existing team. For a while I felt as though the writers were trying to stick her in every scene, and I started to tune her out entirely. It got to the point when I was just HOPING they'd kill her off. However, scenes that excluded Lori were wonderful, strong, and just plain good entertainment. The first episode of the season was AMAZING. It had lots of twists and turns that I never expected (the final scene actually made me gasp). The Lori-less episodes were the strongest of the season (along with the Lori-less scenes), filled with action, suspense, humor and of course the Steve and Danny carguments. They made up for the first half of the season big time. The season finale was also a big highlight of the season - just when you thought the episode was coming to a close, there were two huge cliffhangers that had us looking forward to season 3. I liked the addition of Joe and all of the guest stars, especially James Caan. I also enjoyed the crossover episodes with NCIS: LA and hope that the NCIS: LA episode is included in the DVD so everyone can see how the crossover story concluded. Also, big kudos to the writers and actors who were able to seamlessly put together two episodes without the main character, Steve, due to Alex O'Loughlin's temporary leave. Though his presence was missed in the episodes, the writers did such a good job with the other characters and they didn't just hastily mention Steve wasn't around - they pretty much developed a story about his absence. All in all I can say a handful of episodes were weak, yet still good, but the rest of the episodes were even better than those in season 1. Don't base the season on the first few episodes because you'll miss out on a great show if you do.
This episode is called Ua Hopu---which roughly means "caught" in Hawaiian. This prelude to the finale has been one of the best episodes yet. McG catches WoFat in Japan and brings him back to Oahu---in a very intense way. Kono gets "caught" as details of her secret relationship (don't want to ruin the show)are revealed. Danny is caught by the CIA trying to solve the murder of a CIA agent, and trying to help McG get back safely from Japan. The CIA is involved in this one and they get caught-maybe or maybe not, in bed with WoFat. Incidentally, I've come to appreciate Alex O's (McGarrett) acting more and more. Is it just me or does his ability to act bring everyone else on the Hawaii five-0 team's acting up a bit? I think it does. The action is suspenseful and intense from the beginning to the end and leaves you very excited for the finale. Love this show!