Hawaii Five-0

Season 2 Episode 10

Ki'ilua

10
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 21, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Jenna Kaye seeks McGarrett's help in delivering a ransom to North Korea to rescue her fiancé. While investigating the death of a reporter, Five-0 comes across a link to Jenna.

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  • Good episode

    9.0
    Overall the episode was pretty entertaining, the only flaw is the interrogation scene. McGarrett gets punched in the face hard 2-3 times, yet only a little blood flows from his mouth, no broken nose, no bruised eye, the directors make it SOOO believable. Most fake scene ever
  • Homage to old Vietnam movies, saving the American POW

    8.5
    Overall, just watching and not thinking about the details, it is entertaining, and at the end, when they are flying out, it was great with the music in the background. In actuality, Korea is not Vietnam. It's not the 1970's. Seoul is a modern metropolis. Samsung and LG are very high tech. People in the bar should be surfing on the Internet with their Galaxy Nexus Android phones. iPhones are not popular in Korea.



    The Korean DMZ is the most militarized zone in the world. It's heavy fenced off on both sides with guard posts everywhere. Technically, the North and South are still at war. You can't drive a truck or helicopter through it undeteced like its the Mexican border. They could have written the story taking place in Vietnam, but the US and Vietnam are friends now.



    It's too bad that the Lost Korean and Cylon Korean did not speak a word of Korean in the episode. Maybe the actors were technical advisors to Alex O'Loughlin when he spoke a few lines in Korean.



    Oh, the kidnapping could have taken place in Hawaii. Getting a team member to betray him and tricking him to go to North Korea is a complex plan for a simple problem. Just point a gun at him and say come with me, ok, he's kidnapped.



    The bridge is blown up by the helicopter above us, let's turn back. Hey, a burning car on the road, looks like a trap, let's keep driving until we reach it instead of stopping.



    Well, at the end, when they are flying out, it was great with the music in the background.

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  • Love the show, love the pretty locals and beautiful people. Try to suspend disbelief and am usually successful on most episodes....

    3.0
    ...But come on! This was one of those episodes that was so stupid and over the top that very shortly into the episode I was unable to see it as anything more than a cartoon.

    I'm watching the scene where Woefat beats the crap out of Steve and I'm marveling at how many hit's he's taken to the face and yet not one tooth broken loose and I can't get over how perfecty white each one is. Then after all this beating he locks and loads in the the helicopter: We know Steve's a superman but come on!

    And what's with the stunt casting of Jimmy Buffet as Vietnam vet, helicopter pilot: Isn't he in the wrong country?

    And what do any of the cops know about fighting in jungle combat?

    I could go on....

    If they keep this up I'm going to have to start calling the show Mc - Hawaii-Five-O -giver. When will Danno get his talking car. Jack Lord would turn over in his grave after this episode!moreless
  • Jenna asks for McGarrett's help in recovering her kidnapped fiancee in North Korea. Meanwhile Five-0 investigates the murder of a journalist that may in some way be connected to the kidnapping. McGarrett risks his life to help, but things soon go awry.moreless

    8.0
    "Ki'ilua" is for all intents and purposes a by the numbers formulaic action thriller. However I am giving the episode a high score because you just can't deny the fact that the episode was very entertaining. The cast does a very good job here. Though I must point out that there are some problems with the dialogue. Jenna's plea for McGarrett's help seemed way too contrived to be believed. I found it hard to believe that a Navy SEAL would fall for such a contrived cornball speech so easily. Also it was painfully obvious that Wo Fat would escape uninjured. Please. What helps make this episode worth your while is the terrific rescue scene and the final scene of everybody on the helicopter celebrating McGarrett's successful rescue. "Ki'ilua" misses the bullseye, but it hits the target.moreless
  • One of the best episodes ever after the pilot !!

    10
    O.MG. !!!! My Heart was beating so fast when steve wa being tortured !! I felt even somthin' in my stomach !! And then the last scene !! I felt so happy for them they were Jockin' and laughing !! I just couldn't stop myself from smilin' seriously !! Don't care if Wo Fat escaped , If he killed Jenna !! All I care about is that steve was fine and was goin home !!!

    Anyway I looooooooooooooved it !! And anyone who didn't is either not a fan of the show or just dump or maybe I'm overreacting ! But seriousy !! Seriously !!!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

Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly

Scott Caan

Scott Caan

Detective Danny 'Danno' Williams

Masi Oka

Masi Oka

Dr. Max Bergman

Lauren German

Lauren German

Officer Lori Weston

David Keith

David Keith

Commanding Officer Wade Gutches

Guest Star

David Farmer

David Farmer

Henry Dobson

Guest Star

Michael Cowell

Michael Cowell

Leonard Baxter

Guest Star

Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn

Lieutenant Commander Joe White

Recurring Role

Taylor Wily

Taylor Wily

Kamekona

Recurring Role

Larisa Oleynik

Larisa Oleynik

Jenna Kaye

Recurring Role

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