"Ua Lawe Wale" is an entertaining episode. I was never bored and my interest was hooked until the end. However, I think the episode tried too hard. The writers of this episode seemed to have included too much of everything. You have the subplots of McGarret not being happy with the new addition to his team, Kono having to deal with an unscrupulous Internal Affairs detective, the suspense ploy involving the kidnapped girl who needs to be recovered soon or else and the shootout at the cult compound. There was a little too much here. I think the episode could have been better if it were scaled down a bit. In the end however, I don't regret seeing the episode.