My heart tells me that Scott Caan will be leaving Hawaii Five-0 at the end of Season Seven. This episode, when Danny discusses opening a restaurant, confirms my suspicions that we're going to lose a beloved character whom millions of fans have loved over the past seven years. Over the past year or two, the writers have begun writing Danny in an increasingly negative, nasty, unfunny manner. His arguments are now really nasty. My theory is that they're writing him this way so that the fans get tired of him and won't miss him when he finally leaves the show.
I love Steve and Danny's arguments in this episode because they're about something important. Danny's thinking of leaving Five-O and he hasn't discussed it with his partner. Steve's feeling really panicked and his emotional abandonment issues are triggered. He keeps pressing the issue because he's upset. Alex played those scenes beautifully. I could genuinely feel Steve's panic. Steve's really upset with Danny. Steve's the one who keeps saying, "I love you, bro," and "Even if we're not together, we'll still be together.
I think the writers have been writing Danny as increasingly negative so we won't miss him when Scott leaves the show. I've been wondering how they'll write him out of the show. I'm praying that they don't kill the character. The restaurant idea is our first clue that Danny is thinking of leaving the group. My heart tells me that Scott's leaving after this season.
I love Scott and I love Danny, so I'm beginning to feel emotionally abandoned, just like Steve! Danny just works for me, I can't explain it, I emotionally relate more to Danny than I do to Steve. I've adored Danny from his very first moment onscreen, sigh, I'm gonna miss that guy. lol, he's the most Jewish WASP I've ever seen. Danny's way of relating to the world is to complain. Kvetch, kvetch, kvetch! I find it funny, but a lot of others finds it irritating. I guess I always understand Danny's point of view. However, I do agree, the complaining during the training session was unprofessional. Lol, I like to call Danny "Debbie Downer.
If Danny does open that restaurant, then he can do cameos in Season Eight, where the family shows up at the restaurant and he serves them his grandmother's great Italian food, so we can see small, happy moments at the ends of episodes, like this one. I love that scene, too--all Steve's Ohana, gathered together to celebrate. Steve cherishes these moments. He's the father, seated at the head of the table, loving and protecting his family. Danny is his beloved brother, the brother he never had, and that's why they bicker so much. Danny just does NOT see the world the way that Steve does, they're polar opposites, and remember, Danny never wanted to be in Hawaii. So, their opposites clash like crazy, but they both know that the other person is by far their best partner. It's also that male testosterone thing, bumping up against each other. They're GUYS! Guys challenge each other and want to beat each other.
Steve and Danny are brilliant partners. They're yin and yang, they beautifully complement and complete each other, they each fill in the missing parts of the other person. I love when Danny constantly challenges Steve on all his ideas, then utterly gives in and says, "OK, let's go. Steve really does NOT consult Danny on anything. Steve always has all the answers. But then they fuse and seamlessly mesh as one when the rubber meets the road. They've successfully accomplished all their missions and they're still ALIVE. Each partner has saved the other partner's life countless times. I always think of the Chinese proverb, "When you save another person's life, you're responsible for them.
To me, these two are spiritually fused in ways that neither one can understand and which utterly confounds them and drives them nuts. I love it. It's all spiritual, on the highest level possible, and utterly beyond their human capacity to understand. It's not sexual, it's spiritual. And I think that there's an element here of reality Scott and Alex are bound in very powerful way because of their close proximity at birth. They're almost twins. And yet they're both utterly opposites in many ways, which probably confounds THEM in real life! "I love you but you drive me crazy!!" They get to play their real-world relationship on screen. Alex has said he loves doing these scenes more than anything else.
Alex and Scott are both spectacular in this episode, playing polar opposites and driving each other nuts. "Admit it, you're gonna miss this," Steve says when they're both under the truck, fixing the fuel line, trying not to get killed. "Really!?!?" Danny shoots back. I laughed out loud. That tiny scene is the crux of their seven-year conflict: Steve loves danger, Danny hates it!!!
I fell in love with Alex in this episode. Steve is hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. Alex gives one of the best performances in seven years. When they're skydiving, Steve's giddy, smiling, laughing like crazy, sharing an experience he loves with his buddy, who of course, hates it!!! (Man, I'd LOVE to be strapped to Steve in a tandem jump!) I laughed out loud. Alex plays the entire episode with high energy, great intensity and brilliant comedic and emotional timing. Steve's really feeling that they could die here. He' can't fake it any longer. He wants to make sure that Danny knows that he loves him, in case they both get blown to smithereens. Danny just wants to stay alive. Steve's got that great SEAL adrenaline flowing through his veins. Danny JUST WANTS TO STAY ALIVE. But he trusts Steve at every turn to save their lives. And Steve comes through again. Thank GOD!
And the scene when the bomb blows up, they get knocked around, both of them can't hear, and Steve's first thought is, "Steve's restaurant!!!" as he rolls around laughing like crazy on the ground, while Danny's saying "It CAN'T be Steve's Restaurant!!" while both of them are saying, "I can't hear!" had me laughing like crazy. It's one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen. Uh, oh, Steve's in for a big disappointment. Danny probably wants to name the restaurant after his Italian grandmother. But you know, I think he'll give in AGAIN and name the restaurant "Steve's Restaurant!!" One bone to pick on this scene. In real life, both of them would have suffered ruptured ear drums, been hospitalized, and maybe never been able to hear again, but oh, heck, let's not quibble about reality!
I love Steve and Danny, I love Alex and Scott, and I, for one, will deeply miss the ongoing saga of this hilarious mismatch of these two human beings when Danny/Scott finally says farewell to Hawaii Five-O. And I think Steve/Alex will miss Danny/Scott when Scott finally leaves the show.
These thoughts, as always, are just my feelings and opinions about a show and the characters/people I've grown to really love over the past seven years.
I still like to watch but wish it could go back to the way it was in the earlier seasons. I really loved it back then. (For me before Jerry and Lou) I love Danny especially. Him and Steve together bromance but wish they didn't make Danny's character have to argue so much. Or make silly argument just to have it. To me having Lou and jerry take away from Danny and then they writer him in a bad way. And have him say and do stupid things.
I agree with previous comments that the constant battle of words between Steve and Danny has to stop. The icing on the cake was the recent episode where the two of them had to drive the bomb across the island looking for a place to use the cell phone. With only less than an hour on the clock, the two of them wasted time arguing about what the other said. It's time to write Danny out of the script before more viewers like me decide to stop watching. Or maybe the two of them should just get a room.
If the show can't come up with more plot, they need to cut to a half hour show. The yammering between Steve and Danny is irritating. We fast forward through that junk which cut the time down to about a half hour or less.
The constant bickering between Steve and Danny has been getting on my nerves for months. I have never liked the guy who plays the character of Danny and I absolutely hate his portrayal of the character. He is a pain in the neck. If I had a partner like that, I would have him fired or moved to another department or something. There is no partner chemistry here whatsoever and their moaning and groaning and arguing with each other comes at constantly inopportune times even if it were relevant to their duties, which it is not. There are a few other characters that are barely tolerable as are their story lines, but Steve and Danny -- well this has all got to stop. I think I will erase that series from my DVR. Just one less series I have to take up my time catching up on if I am otherwise busy. There are few characters I even care about their personal lives anymore.
Steve's mom needs to be axed from any plots, as do the guys taking off to foreign lands or mainland cities at the drop of a hat and no one says a word about them missing from their assigned duties. One does not simply hop on a plane and land up somewhere else instantly to solve some major problem.
I hope the writers actually read these reviews. This program is going down the toilet.
Love all the characters but the bickering between Steve and Danny has got to stop. Makes me want to stop watching. On a brighter note, so glad Kono is finally a regular on the show instead of "off to other assignments" and then bringing in other females.
Getting to the bottom line about viewers feedback is the key to staying on the air. Finding out what viewers tolerate and what makes them come back is the bottom line.
The characters - Steve and regulars are all dialed in except for Dano. If you have to target a character, that's the one on the "Forces Against" side. Change how you're writing him and you might save the actor but keep writing him as-is and he's going to take the show down.
Crime solving, tense situations, local history and color of Hawaii and a mix of "guest" actors is "dialed-in"
The Diversity of characters on the show is a real plus. And I applaud the family values and clean language - good choice!
Not Dialed In
The constant nattering between Steve and Dano is driving viewers away. The concept that this is entertaining to most viewers is flawed - I can't find one person who likes it and plenty who have stopped watching and will stop watching because of it. Sure Dano needs a personality - in the old Hawaii 5-O he didn't have one. So between not having one and having what you have - neutral would be better. Want a personality? Drive him toward a family man struggling with being a Dad or give him an outside charitable interest but take him somewhere else quick.
This used to be a fairly decent police detective action type show with a few entertaining episodes off track. The mother got kind of boring and Steve trying to be a spy even worse, but mostly it was a fairly decent detective action show. No more. Could there possibly be a worse plot than this latest mess of serial killer garbage? What is wrong with your writers? Are they jealous of Criminal Minds? Do they think they're working for How to Get Away With Murder? Are they worried that their show is on the way out -- well, here's a news flash, keep this up and they'll be following the CSIs out the door. What a waste of time these episodes are becoming.
This series is starting to pull apart. Some might say that it has been. The shark I'm referring to is the one they're going to jump if they don't refresh this show rather quickly. Tired of the repartee between McGarrett and Williams, which is getting quite forced, and even MORE tired of the shameless product placement that is going on here. Last night was nothing but one big ad for the Hilton Hawaiian Village (which they shamelessly promote anyway) with a ridiculous story weaved in and amongst the HHV scenes. Anyone who knows that place knows it's a tourist zoo, and that romantic dinner scene at the end was staged by their fake lagoon, but I'll bet good money their reservations will pick up. This series, which I used to devotedly watch in the earlier seasons, is quickly spiraling down. Come on, guys - go back to the basics, quit promoting HHV and other restaurants along Waikiki that pay for the privilege, and give us a crime show.
The actors is this show are amazing! From the main actors down to everyone who steps on set. Every episode is something new and fresh, while at the same time keeping a bigger plot going the whole time. Packed with action, and drama it's everything you would want in a TV show like this. I'd recommend this show for sure!! Hoping for more seasons!!!
This show has been a big joke, storylines are ridiculous, which really has nothing to do with Hawaii. I agree with comments about the characters specially those of Danny and McGarret constantly arguing being most ridiculous. As well how can a local task force go to other countries to operate (like in some episodes) like they're Navy Seals or commandos. This cannot compare to the old Hawaii Five-O. Hope they ax this one.
I love the humor in this show, love all the actors, but it does seem that the show has gone a bit more on the dark side with the blood and gory and more murders. I miss the drama with a realistic storyline. Also, the new show had some Ninja Warrior dude jumping from building to building. I watch that show too. Not what I wanted to see in Hawaii. Hoping they go back to the first few seasons and see why the show was such a success. Rant over ; )
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.
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.
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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This show has gone from bad to worse in recent times. Are we seriously expected to believe that a member of Five o could travel thousands of miles from his supposed vacation to kidnap his former friend, assault him, wreck his home and then kidnap his girlfriend and all to get him to confess to murdering his wife. His former friend has kept a car wreck for over ten years in which he conceals money which he stole in the paltry sum of a quarter of a million dollars. He would surely have spent that amount of money over a ten year period. At the end of this excruciating episode he calls the cops and surely we can at least expect to be rid of him as he serves time for his crimes. Hell no, introducing Episode 14 which sees him back as part of the task force with no mention of his criminal activity. He has received no punishment whatsoever, kept his job and the matter is never mentioned. Episode 14 was even worse if that is possible with the usual irritating banter between Steve and Dano aka the balding midget. Most of the episode was an attempt at humour between the various characters with only about ten minutes actually dealing with a crime.
I will never watch this show again. It is not a shadow of the original and while it may now be dated the characters were much more credible and I actually liked Dano who far excels that other monkey with no acting ability.
Are you crazy? Given all of the reports on police violence and misconduct whatever possessed you to do a show that involves one of the Hawaii five o cast members breaking into someone's home, injuring that person, holding them hostage, threatening to kill them, breaking/damaging the home if they can't get him to confess to killing his wife. I found the episode to be tasteless and offensive. The person playing the role of the cop should arrested, tried, convicted and sent to jail as part of a future show. I thought the show was lame before and I had only recently been watching it, rest assured I won't make that mistake again the writers should be ashamed of themselves and the actor should have refused to do the episode!!!
Show is terrible. 1. None of the 50 members go through basic police training. A NJ posted would have to start from scratch in Hawaii. Mcgarrett would have had to go through months of police training. Ltd from Chicago would have had to start as a regular posted and work his way up to swat commander (since he retired from Chicago and it would take over 10 yes to move up) he would be in his 60s and the time line would not work. Mcgarrett would have no authority of Hawaii police. When Ltd goes to Chicago to prove his old partner killed his wife he would be arrested for kidnapping and none of the evidence would be admissable.
Mcgarrett girlfriend would have never been allowed to just become a po out of the military without training. And that's just a few. None of their shootings are ever reviewed.
First off love the show , but you need to turn down the back ground music , it drowns out alot of the dialogue cause its too loud . It's really hard to here what they are saying over the music in 85% of the scenes . Thanks TZ it would be 10 rating if you would please turn down the background music.
The series is 5 star but Scott (Danny) can't act and never could. I am a former Seal and would like to thank Alex O'Loughlin for his Iraq service: I salute you sir. In my opinion, you need to take control of that show as Senior Executive Producer and prevent Scott from expressing his personal opinions about Gun Control of which he has no understanding.
I absolutely love this series. I am big into crime shows so this is right up my ally. With all the crime involved I also love the romance between Steve and Catherine. Just when Steve was about to propose to Catherine then she leaves in episode 3 season 6. At the end of this episode they both flash back to their love life. This scene was very emotionall. I am hoping that the writers have Catherine come back on the show in season 6 and renter Steve's love life. To me this would make the show very interesting, for her to come back again and be with Steve. Over all the show is very interesting. The crime mixed with romance is very well blended.
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