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'Hawaii Five-0' recap: Like father, like son

Season 5 | Episode 5 | “Ho’oilina ” | Aired Oct 24, 2014

The last Hawaii Five-0 ended with Danny discovering that Reyes had killed his brother, Matt, and Danny killing Reyes in revenge. After such a big, intense episode, it makes perfect sense that we don’t mention any of that at all this week. It’s halfway through the episode before we get any Danny mention at all, and that’s just Steve leaving a voicemail checking in. And since this season has been largely Danny’s so far, Steve needs to have a big episode, so he doesn’t feel left out.

Like most Steve-centric episodes, this one surrounds Steve’s angst and his difficult relationship with his father, John (William Sadler). Steve gets all dressed up (including shades so no one sees him cry) and heads to visit his father’s grave. He gives his dad a McGarrett family update—Aunt Deb is trying chemo and Mary sends videos of her daughter, Joan, all the time.

505 (2)But after Steve returns to his car, he sees a woman drop flowers at John’s grave. So he does the logical thing and runs after her to see how she knows his father. She introduces herself as Ellie Clayton. Her father was killed during a robbery at his bar eighteen years ago. John never gave up on the case, and he stayed in touch with Ellie. And John had called shortly before he died and told Ellie he might have a new lead.

After a search of his dad’s Champ box, Steve gets the scoop on the case from Chin, who says that the case haunted John. He had been trying to track down a homeless man named Burrows. John believed he had information on the case since he had been found wearing the killer’s hoodie. Steve wants to reopen the case, for Ellie and his father.

When the team gets the original case files, there isn’t much to go on. There were no prints, and the ballistics (with 22-year-old technology) were inconclusive. But Chin is able to track down John’s big lead. John had found Burrows from a free ID he was issued. Burrows tells Chin and Steve that when he found the hoodie, he also found a cashbox with the stolen money and some other stuff inside. He took some of the money, but he hid the box before he was picked up by the police.

Steve retrieves the box, which is still exactly where Burrows left it. The killer would have had plenty of time to get away with the money, so why did he leave it behind? Chin and Steve realize that the money was never the goal. The robbery was meant to distract police from Clayton’s death. This was a premeditated murder.

Steve goes to update Ellie and to see if anything strange had happened around the time of her father’s death. She tells Steve that he had been in an argument with a neighborhood kid named Jordan Lewis about a week before he died. So Steve and Chin go to speak to Jordan at Halawa, where he is an inmate. Jordan confesses that he had been dealing meth outside of Clayton’s bar, but Clayton had been trying to get Jordan out and get him a real job.

The lab has been working on the cashbox Steve retrieved, and they get a break. There were no prints, and ballistics still doesn’t have enough bullet to find a match, but a mysterious card in the box provides access to an illegal game room. While they run down the gambling lead, Steve asks Ellie if they can exhume her father’s body to recover more bullet fragments, and hopefully finally get a ballistics match.

According to Kamekona’s sources, Clayton had only been to the underground poker game once, and while there had gotten into an argument with some gang members. Meanwhile, the new ballistics tests lead to a gang member’s gun.

When they speak to the gang member, he rats out a higher-up, Sikes, who was Jordan’s boss when he was a dealer. Clayton had come to the game to play for Jordan’s freedom, and he won—by a lot. This made Sikes extremely angry, and he couldn’t let it go.

Steve and Chin go back to Halawa to ask Jordan for help. They send Jordan in with a wire to talk to Sikes. There’s a scuffle and shooting (as there usually is), and Sikes—Clayton’s killer—is finally brought to justice.

505 (4)Steve returns to his dad’s Champ box and remembers working on his old car with his dad, before his mother “died” and their relationship got so complicated. (And it’s no wonder this car never works. They had been trying to fix it for 30 years.) When Ellie stops by to say thank you, she and Steve have a moment. We may have just met our next love interest, folks.

Meanwhile, in Jerry’s pointless subplot, everyone helps Jerry pack for his move, and Chin finds out that he is still investigating Bookstore Guy (whose name is Thomas Farrow, we learn) behind their backs, which is not very trustworthy and is also illegal.

So Jerry enlists Flippa (Shawn Mokuahi Garnett) to retrieve the book/listening device, but Farrow says it’s been sold. Farrow is not an idiot. When Jerry gets home, Farrow is in the basement and Jerry gets taken.

Can you believe we got zero Danny resolution? What did you think of Ellie? And it was nice seeing more Chin, wasn’t it?

Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9/8C on CBS.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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