This week’s episode of “Hawaii Five-O” featured professional fighters, home invasions, and the most classic motive of all time: greed.
The episode starts with McGarrett getting ready to fight in a professional MMA setting. The episode then back tracks about 48 hours, so we know what happened to lead to this point. The team gets called to the murder scene of a wealthy restaurant owner who was duct taped to a chair and pushed into the pool – after he was fatally shot. Recalling that this has happened before, the team remembers a series of home invasions where the husband was tortured and killed as his wife and children watched. However in this case, the restaurant owner was divorced and his kid was at school. Thinking this was tied together, the team discover that the home invaders worked at various valets at hotspots on the island where they were sure to find wealthy customers.
They bring one of the home invaders into their interrogation room – which, by the way, always reminds me of a Russian prison or the underpart of a battleship, the way it is completely dark and looks sort of damp. The invaders decline even knowing the victim, and the team is back to square one. However, they soon discover that the victim’s sister had left the company recently. Figuring she was fired and had ill feelings toward her brother, they question her to find out she quit to help her husband run his gym. Seeing an influx of resources at the gym, the team once again points their finger at the sister – only to have her husband confess to his brother-in-law’s murder.
So, in the end, McGarrett is fighting in a charity event, and the only reason he is doing it is because he broke the arm of the guy who was supposed to be fighting. Not as exciting as one thought it was going to be, but a nice twist to have it be something good and not something he got tricked into.
Joe White was also visited by Wo Fat, who also (apparently) had the Japanese man who first turned McGarrett’s dad onto the governor killed. Seeing how dangerous Wo Fat is first hand, and knowing he is not the type to give up, White tells McGarrett he should let it go. However, we all know, he won’t do that.
Danny, once again, is down played in this episode. The best parts of this show were the bantering relationship between Danny and McGarrett, which I haven’t seen too much of this season. Everything Danny talks about is his daughter, which is fine, but gets tedious after a while.
Next week marks a Halloween-themed episode for 5-0 (which is perfect since next Monday is actually Halloween). Make sure to get home by 10 to watch it!
“Hawaii 5-0” can be seen Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBS, channel 3 in Hartford, CT.