Hawaii Five-0

Season 3 Episode 1

La O Na Makuahine

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 2012 on CBS
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The team goes after Wo Fat and Delano for the death of an important person. Steve must resolve the issues between him and his "dead" mother, once he finds her alive and well.

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  • Wo Fat had an amazing plastic surgery!

    8.0
    In Season 3 episode 1, McGarrett goes to see Wo Fat in prison, and we find a Wo Fat who must have suffered horrendous burns on his face, which is completely scarred on the left side. McGarrett then kills some attackers who come to try to kill Wo Fat, who is subsequently transferred to a transport airplane to be taken to the mainland. When McGarrett goes to see him on the plane, Wo Fat's face is perfectly whole, not a scar in sight! I don't think I've ever seen such a bad continuity slip-up before !moreless
  • The third season begins with Five-0 struggling with personal matters as they attempt to hunt down Wo-Fat and Frank Dellano.

    6.0
    I did enjoy "La O Na Makuahine". However I did have a few problems with the episode. First, how many more times can Wo-Fat escape every predicament he is in unharmed? It's getting to the point of absurdity. Though the method of escape from the police convoy was clever I will admit, it's starting to get old. Also, the climactic shootout on a highway was a problem for me. It was certainly thrilling, but the fact that there were no civilian casualties made the scene a little too implausible. However there are some positive points of the episode as well. Though it's nothing personal, I like that fact that Chin Ho's wife died. It helped make the episode more realistic. Speaking of which I like that for a brief moment Chin Ho became, as Dellano out it, "a dirty cop". I probably would have done the same. Plus, I like the fact that Dellano is gone for good. Now the show can move on. As far as the story concerning McGarrett's mother goes, I am interested to see how it turns out so it's safe to say the episdoe served its purpose.moreless
  • thrilling

    10
    I loved this episode. It was action filled, lots of stuff blowind up^^ but interesting twists too.

    Though the shooting in the middle of the street with so many people around felt a bit too much.



    I also agree that the attack of the convoy was predictible but I give them credit for the creativity.



    I also like how they portrayed Steve and his mother' relationship.



    This episode was very emotional on Chin's part and I'm glad they didn't go with a plot where he could magically save everyone and that's over.



    Adam and Kono look great together and it was a good idea to have him save her.



    As for the confrontation between Delano and Chin, this is the only way it could have ended I beliieve, but I think we'll see more about it in future episodes, especially after Delano's last sentence.



    It's always nice to see Catherine but I'd like the writers to develop her relationship with Steve a bit more, though she get's to "meet the mom" in that episode^^



    Finally, the confrontation between Wo Fat and Steve's mom was weird to say the least. So the guy gets into so much troubles to find her and kill her then when he is in front of her he doesn't do anything. And on top of that it seems that Doris didn't do anything either. That go me thinking: why would she not kill or at least try to shout a guy who wants to kill her? so here is my theory, what if she's his mother? ok long shot but she said that everything with Wo Fat's father happened way before she got with Steve's father. So are we gonna discover that Steve is Wo Fat's half-brother? that could be interesting^^



    Anyway, that's a great start for the season :)moreless
  • Worth the wait

    9.0
    It was a very intense episode filled with some pretty dramatic moments. We had some light hearted moments to balance the drama, but overall it was a fast-paced episode packed with action. It was well worth the wait and the anticipation for the new season.



    I felt so sorry for poor Chin and that scene when he comes home to his empty house and sees the dinner Malia prepared for him still in the oven - nearly made me cry. Also, we had a intriguing scene at the end after Mama McGarrett left - keeps the mystery still open and I hope we get some more information over the season. All in all a very enjoyable episode and one of the reasons why Hawaii Five-0 is one of my favorite shows.moreless
  • another typical hijack

    8.0
    when "wo fat" being transferred and loaded inside armored truck, i know the convoy will be hijack. it is typical in every armored convoy scene.
Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin

Lieutenant Commander Steven J. 'Steve' McGarrett

Scott Caan

Scott Caan

Detective Danny 'Danno' Williams

Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim

Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly

Grace Park

Grace Park

Police Officer Kono Kalakaua

Masi Oka

Masi Oka

Dr. Max Bergman

Michelle Borth

Michelle Borth

Lieutenant Catherine 'Cat' Rollins

Karl Herlinger (II)

Karl Herlinger (II)

"Toothpick"

Guest Star

Kimo Moore

Kimo Moore

Sergeant Kane

Guest Star

Ryan Moniz

Ryan Moniz

Paramedic 1

Guest Star

Christine Lahti (I)

Christine Lahti (I)

Doris McGarrett

Recurring Role

Taylor Wily

Taylor Wily

Kamekona

Recurring Role

Dennis Chun

Dennis Chun

Sergeant Duke Lukela

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Doris: (about marriage) You ever think about going for round two?
      Danny: I'd actually rather get kicked in the face with a golf shoe.
      Doris: Hmm, so, what, you've taken a vow of celibacy or...?
      Danny: No, I didn't say that. Uh, I am seeing somebody. Just, we're just taking it very slowly.
      Doris: Yeah, well, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free, right?

    • Danny: You know, uh, for a woman who died in a car bomb 20 years ago, you are remarkably well put together.
      Doris: Thank you, I'll take that as a compliment.

    • Steve: (after hanging up the phone) Son of a bitch! He wants a full inquiry into the Delano release.
      Doris McGarrett: Steven!
      Danny: Oh yeah, watch your mouth Steven!....
      Doris McGarrett: (to Danny) That goes for you too smart ass!

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