Hawaii Five-0

Season 1 Episode 14

He Kane Hewa'ole

7
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 17, 2011 on CBS
7.6
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A high-speed police chase leaves the driver dead, but also leads to a shocking discovery. As the team is investigating this case, they find themselves needing to talk with Chin's ex-fiancé.

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  • The first miss for this otherwise brilliant series.

    6.0
    In general, the success of a program should be able to be traced back to the writing staff. There are very few exceptions to this rule when it comes to the world of prime time television drama. Hawaii Five O's shockingly wonderful new incarnation has benefited from some great scribes dragging the quill into touching and engaging action that has the fast paced and involved story development that modern audiences demand. Until now.



    "He Kane Hewa'ole" exhibits all the symptoms of whatever plague has killed many other similar offerings in recent memory. Although "Law & Order: SVU" is likely to be its next victim, this virus of confusing and unclear plot development, badly timed twists, and what appears to be a rather complacent attitude from the director's chair is starting to show up on "Five O"'s test results. I lament the forty-two minutes that I spent watching this series begin to go down in flames. Intentionally pushing hot buttons such as immigration and poverty for an added pop (complete with the obligatory young child thrown in the mix for good measure), the story begins with a severed head being found in the wreckage of a car manned by an illegal Chinese immigrant who wiped out while being chased by Honolulu's finest. When the tale of how this man ended up transporting a head in his car down the highway eventually unravels, it becomes (predictably), a story of betrayl and infidelity all for the love of money. It should not be this difficult for the writing staff of this program to produce an episode based on those tenets. It's what they do. Probably all they can do. I don't fault them for that because up until now they've done it wonderfully. But there can be little excuse for the intentional complication in the plot in order to allow for the immigration issue to be presented, nor for numerous instances of dubious character motivation, all leading up to an ending that says, "We said everything we wanted to about immigration, now watch this part."



    With an obvious cop-out ending, needlessly complicated story, and more of the eye-rollingly ubiquitous social dialogue that treats viewers as if they were Reagan-era schoolchildren with Archie Bunkers for dads, the end product this time just doesn't add up. Here's hoping the staff a "HF0" got it out of their system this time because with the way shows have been rising and falling recently they can't afford many more misses like this without certainly facing the axe, as young as they are. I would most definitely hate for that happen.moreless
  • CHiPs?! CHiPs?!

    9.5
    I had no idea the new and improved Hawaii Five 0 was a comedy! Cuz' sorry, CHiPs doesn't even come close to being worth idolizing, and if you gotta pick someone from the CHiPs cast to "be", it should be Robert Pine...he of the awesome eyes and the fabulous son!



    Notwithstanding, this H50 episode was in turn, funny, gory, heartbreaking and sorta inspirational. The ending was sappy, but this one was good sap! Besides I want to see that Mercury Marquis all fixed up and on the road again...



    The wife was one cold chick! McGarrett's restraint was admirable; both in not clocking the broad, and in not telling Dano to book 'em.



    Turns out Chin may have been protecting his wife a la John McGarrett and his kids all those years ago. She may have some bad guys in her future that Chin will have to come to the rescue for, if the case gets warm again...not to mention that $10 million dollars that went up in smoke is going to need some 'splainin'! Could there be a happy ending in store for Chin?



    And poor Kono; missing the mark with the loser boyfriend-slash-killer, played by the ever-smooth Jordan Belfi. Vampire or uber cop, Alex O always seems to get the better of him!



    Good outing. I'm liking this trend to deeper story lines. But still, Estrada? Wilcox? A nunnery?moreless
Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin

Lieutenant Commander Steven J. 'Steve' McGarrett

Grace Park

Grace Park

Police Officer Kono Kalakaua

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Police Officer Chin Ho Kelly

Scott Caan

Scott Caan

Detective Danny 'Danno' Williams

Tzi Ma

Tzi Ma

Mr. Chi

Guest Star

Amanda Schull

Amanda Schull

Nicole Duncan

Guest Star

Greg Germann

Greg Germann

Robert Rovin

Guest Star

Masi Oka

Masi Oka

Dr. Max Bergman

Recurring Role

Reiko Aylesworth

Reiko Aylesworth

Dr. Malia Waincroft

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Danny: Why is it every time someone's father is involved you get goofy?
      Steve: I'm not getting goofy! It's got nothing to do with my father.
      Danny:I'm telling you, every time we get in a situation like this, you lose all objectivity!
      Steve: It has nothing to do with...
      Danny: It's called transference, my friend.
      Steve:Oh, okay! Wow, I didn't know I was traveling in a car with Dr. Sigmund Freud!
      Danny: (Singing) You don't have to save everybody. (Speaking) You don't. That's all.
      Steve: Okay. You done?
      Danny: If you've learned something.
      Steve: I'll take a yes there if it'll shut you up!

    • Danny: So, I want to know something. What is it that makes you turn into a softie?
      Steve: What is that supposed to mean?
      Danny: What? You just told that guy that you were going to make sure his son was proven innocent. I 'm just curious what happens when you are proven wrong.
      Steve:The last words out of Han Chi's mouth were his son's name. Ming-Hua. I mean, does that sound like a person who goes around cutting people's heads off?
      Danny: Son of Sam liked dogs. Norman Bates loved his mother.
      Steve: That's a movie, Danny.
      Danny: I can give you more non-cinematic references if you like.

    • Steve: What about our John Doe number 2?
      Danny: You mean Jack?
      Steve: You got an I.D.?
      Danny: No Jack, his head was in a box.
      Chin: That just ain't right, bro.
      Danny: Too soon?
      Steve: Little bit.

    • (Seeing a motorcycle officer ride by)
      Steve: You know I always thought that would be the sweetest gig. You get to ride a motorcycle all day, solving crimes, go on chases- Danny: No, you know the mortality rate for motor cops is five times that of regular people. Steve: Danny, it's a TV cop fantasy. Why do you gotta ruin itwith statistics? Danny: It's a TV cop fantasy? In my TV cop fantasy, I'm Erik Estrada, you're the other guy. Steve: I don't think so, baby.

    • (Steve has just opened a box for a part for his car, which is the wrong one)
      Danny: You bought it online?
      Steve: Yeah, I bought …….. Why?
      Danny: What are you a shmuck? What's the matter with you? You don't order anything off the Internet!
      Steve: Danny, it's the twenty-first century!
      Danny: Says the guy with no master cylinder!
      Steve: All right, you got a point.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The title of this episode, "He Kane Hewa'ole" is Hawaiian for "An Innocent Man".

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 17, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: May 1, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: May 1, 2011 on TEN
      Germany: August 18, 2011 on SAT 1
      Sweden: August 24, 2011 on TV4/TV4 HD
      Slovakia: November 16, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: November 24, 2011 on Prima
      Finland: June 30, 2012 on Nelonen

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Hlava (Head)

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