Hawaii Five-0

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Friday 9:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 20, 2010 Returning September 23, 2016

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After his father is murdered, Lieutenant Commander Steven J. McGarrett decides to return home to Oahu in order to catch the killer. The governor offers him the opportunity to run a new task force where he is able to call the shots. Steve brings together his own team, starting with Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu Police Detective and former protege of McGarrett's father. Kelly has been assigned to a federal security patrol after being suspected of corruption. Detective Danny (Danno) Williams is a New Jersey cop who recently moved to the island to be close to his 8-year-old daughter, Grace. Kono Kalakaua is Kelly's cousin and a rookie officer, fresh from the academy. McGarrett's team is given full backing from the governor.

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    Lieutenant Commander Steven J. 'Steve' McGarrett

    Scott Caan

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    Detective Danny 'Danno' Williams

    Daniel Dae Kim

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    Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly

    Grace Park

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    Police Officer Kono Kalakaua

    Masi Oka

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    Dr. Max Bergman

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    • Season Seven Will it be the last?

      8.5
      HONOR DANNY WILLIAMS AS A HERO

      In the Season Six Finale, it was breathtaking to watch Danny land the plane on the beach and then to selflessly give part of his liver to Steve. In the final scenes, everyone shows up to see how Steve's doing, thank him, wish him well, and then leave. Danny's ignored. And then Steve and Danny bicker to fadeout. These scenes were funny the first few times I watched. But then I started to think. Danny Williams saved Steve McGarrett's life TWICE in one day. He landed the plane on the beach so that unconscious Steve wouldn't drown, and then he selflessly underwent a very dangerous surgery to give a lobe of his liver to save Steve's life.



      In the hospital room, Steve's area is covered with balloons and tons of well-wishing cards and gifts. Danny's area is totally empty. Seriously, the Governor of Hawaii didn't thank Danny for saving Steve's life? NO ONE is thanking Danny or recognizing his extraordinary heroic efforts to save Steve? TWICE? Guys, you've jumped the shark for the sake of humor. The entire world SHOULD be falling at Danny's feet to gratefully thank him for saving Steve. The crowd should be hovered around his bedside.



      Once he totally recovers, Danny Williams should be officially honored in a public ceremony by the Governor of Hawaii, the Honolulu Police Department and the American Red Cross for his extraordinary and successful efforts to save the life of Steve McGarrett. And McGarrett needs to emotionally and honestly thank Danny for saving his life. You owe that to Danny Williams and to the audience. This is the closest Steve has ever come to death, and his faithful partner and friend saved his life. TWICE. In one day. These two people are spiritually fused now.



      Now what WOULD be funny is if everyone was secretly playing a trick on Danny by keeping all of his cards, gifts and flowers away from his hospital bedside as a joke, so that he could moan, whine and irritate the hell out of Steve in the hospital. Then, first day back at work, Danny walks through the door to find his office bursting with gifts, cards, plants and balloons. Then everyone suddenly appears to throw him a HUGE surprise thank you party, led by a grateful, emotional, still recovering Steve McGarrett.



      DANNY IS STEVE'S ONE TRUE FRIEND

      From the moment he uttered, "You're right, I don't like you," Danny Williams is the only person who's always told Steve McGarrett the truth, whether he wants to hear it or not. The other core people in Steve's life continually lie to him. Doris is a piece of work. Forget agent, I think she runs the CIA! She's tortured and murdered people. She can disappear and stay hidden forever. Wow, hi MOM! Who IS this woman? She's lied to him his entire life and faked her own death to disappear from his life for 20 years. Think McGarrett might have some major mother issues? Joe White, who loves Steve like a son, has continually lied to him about Doris. So, Steve has learned not to believe or trust Joe, someone who's been a surrogate father for much of his life. Catherine was a wonderful partner when she was in the Navy. But now that she's a civilian, she's doing covert operations and she's lying to Steve about what she's doing and where she is. And she continually leaves him. His sister Mary's a sweetheart, but she's not always truthful either. And even his late father, John McGarrett, kept secrets from Steve.



      Steve's loved ones are full of secrets and lies. Steve lives in a very lonely place. His life has been filled with physical and emotional abandonment, trauma, murder, death and loss. Danny is Steve's True North, his emotional compass and his best friend. Danny has nothing to gain, no angles to play, no hidden motives. He's a good human being who loves Steve and wants what's best for him.



      DANNY AND RACHEL - WILL THEY REMARRY?

      I love Danny and Rachel. My heart tells me that they have always loved each other and they still love each other very deeply, through all their trials and tribulations, through the divorce, even through Rachel's dishonesty about Charlie. Danny has tried to love others, but he's still IN love with Rachel. If this is the final season, I hope that that Rachel realizes that she's still in love with Danny. Through all her traumas, Danny has always been there for her. Carjacking, Danny. Birth of Charlie, Danny. Grace kidnapping, Danny. Stan's always off somewhere else, doing deals and making money. Who can Rachel count on? Danny. I hope that these two gradually realize how deeply they still love each other. They share two children together. They really are meant to be together. My hope is that, in the final few episodes, they reunite after Rachel divorces Stan. And then Danny and Rachel remarry. On the beach, barefoot, in Hawaii, surrounded by all their loved ones. And Danny's finally truly happy.



      STEVE'S OHANA

      Steve's growing emotionally attached to Nahele Huikala, the young boy who stole his car to sell the parts because he was literally starving. Steve's growing to love this wonderful young kid who's suffered a terrible life. I hope that Steve decides he wants to adopt him. Finally, Steve will have his own little Ohana, the beginning of his very own nuclear family. His heart may be opening up to this possibility.



      HOW ABOUT SOME REAL EMOTIONAL GROWTH FOR STEVE AND DANNY?

      Steve and Danny's "therapy" sessions are played for laughs. How about some genuine emotional growth for both characters, as they absorb the information given to them? I'd actually like to see each of them in private therapy sessions. Perhaps their mandated therapy sessions have opened up windows of emotional discovery in each of them which they want to pursue.



      Steve's a huge control freak. Control has been his survival technique to overcome the emotional trauma, loss and chaos he's experienced throughout his life. He's the ultimate survivor. Steve lives in survival mode, the lowest emotional state. His life has been all about honor, duty, sacrifice, missions, secrets, lies, chaos, betrayal and survival. Both of his careers, as a Navy Seal and as the Head of Five-O, are all about catching the bad guys and surviving, literally, to fight another day. He doesn't know anything else. He experiences the entire world through that prism of reality, which severely limits his capacity for happiness. Maybe this near death experience will trigger some deep emotional reflection which can then open the door for some genuine emotional growth. Hopefully, Steve will start to realize that he deserves to be happy and then begin to change his life to allow happiness in.



      Danny's a wonderfully flawed and endearingly lovable human being. When Danny and Steve were buried in the building collapse, Danny confessed some of his deepest emotional fears and conflicts. So at least Danny is aware of the emotional demons which haunt him. But he doesn't understand them. If he could ever really explore them in a safe place, he might be able to let them go, or at least learn to be able to laugh at them. Grace adores, worships and loves her father. Rachel loves Danny. Steve loves Danny. The world loves Danny. He's a sweet, loving human being who unselfishly sacrifices for others but who, for some unknown reason, doesn't feel worthy of being loved. Danny needs to learn to love Danny.



      STEVE AND CATHERINE - DO THEY HAVE A FUTURE?

      There are hints that Catherine will return this season. It will be interesting to see how Steve reacts to her sudden reappearance. His near death will probably trigger her visit. If she does come back to visit Steve, she'll have to work very hard to regain his love and trust. He told her last year that he could no longer wait for her, because she was always leaving to go places where he couldn't be. She truly broke his heart. It took Steve ten long years to emotionally feel ready to ask her to marry him. And, at that very moment, she chose to suddenly and inexplicably leave him for yet another secret mission, lying to him about where she was going and how long she would be gone.



      Steve is extraordinarily faithful. He's had a couple of brief relationships during his ten years with Catherine, during the times when they were broken up. But like Danny, he's basically a one-woman man. And, unfortunately for Steve, Catherine's the one. When Danny tried to set him up with someone new, he replied, "I was with Catherine for a very long time. I'm not ready for another relationship. I need more He can't just jump into something new with a stranger. It takes Steve a very long time to love and trust someone. Given his emotionally fractured upbringing and traumatic life experience, it's a miracle that he can love anyone at all. He still loves Catherine. He's not ready yet. Steve McGarrett deserves someone to profoundly love, understand, cherish, protect and appreciate him. Maybe that person finally will be Catherine. They are a beautiful match. Having served in the Navy, Catherine totally understands and accepts who Steve is. She "gets" him. They're almost spiritual twins.



      But, if these two are ever going to be together, something has to change. Either Catherine will have to give up her CIA secret missions which take her all over the world and away from Steve, or Steve may have to give up FIVE-O.

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    • Hawaii Five-o

      8.5
      Love it. Lenkov's did an interview and I got the impression he might think season is their last. No? On season 6 last show they made a number of errors in showing injuries, or lack thereof. Guess they did it in a real hurry?

      Idea: next season, one episode early could deal with PTSD, due to the plane shooting and his tours in AfghanIstan.
    • The great mindless

      8.5
      There is little to no sense in this show. Stories are dragged from nowhere and they seem to never end, just go dormant until the next time writers run out of fresh ideas. Take the Dannys brother storyline, 3 years dormant and then boom, suddenly its one of the vehicles in the season 6 arc. Just strange.



      But the thing about the show is, we need that, we need mindless action and pointless drama, there is nothing wrong with that. Everything in this show is over the top. From the almost sentient computer table, to the tire screeching on grass. Its action, entertainment, it doesn't need to make sense, it's still fun.moreless
    • DIFFERENT MODES OF CATHERINE

      5.0
      I THINK I KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE LIKE OR DISLIKE CATHERINE. WHEN SHE STARTED TO BE A REGULAR AND HER RELATIONSHIP STARTED TO BLOOM WITH STEVE IT WAS GOOD AND SHE WAS GREAT. THEN BILLY (I THINK THAT WAS HIS NAME, IT'S BEEN AWHILE ) CAME IN THE STORY AND WE STARTED TO HAVE A 'LOVE TRIANGLE'. THAT WAS EVEN BETTER. SUBSEQUENT EPISODES WERE EVEN BETTER. THEN THE WRITERS KILLED OFF BILLY . END OF THE ' LOVE TRIANGLE ' I SURE HATED THAT.



      ON AND OFF, CATHERINE'S ROLE WAS DIMINISHED EVEN THOUGH SHE STILL HAD A SOLID RELATIONSHIP WITH STEVE. THAT BOTHERED ME. I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHY. I REALLY LIKED CATHERINE. SO I STOPPED WATCHING THE SERIES FOR AWHILE. CATHERINE WAS NOT IN THE SERIES. I MISSED THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP THAT STEVE/CAT ONCE HAD. I WILL PEEK IN FROM TIME TO TIME.

      PS.... DITTO ON THE GIRL TALK BETWEEN DANNY/STEVE STUPID!

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    • How i got my ex back

      5.0
      I want to share my great experience to the whole world about how i got my lover back. I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank Lord Alika for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 months now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. Lord Alika released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I'm writing this testimony right now I'm the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that's why I promised to share my testimony all over the thanks goes to Lord Alika for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, she will definitely help you too. or call him +2348072718865





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