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'Hawaii Five-0' recap: Happy Halloween!

Season 5 | Episode 6 | “Ho’oma’ike” | Aired Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween everybody! On Hawaii Five-0, they celebrated with one of the most well-balanced episodes character-wise in a very long time. All seven series regulars had generous screen time, plus appearances by Kamekona and Ellie. Let’s start with the case of the week.

Grover, Chin, and Kono spend Halloween investigating the murder of a man strung up in a freezer. He was stabbed multiple times and his tongue was cut out. Back at the morgue, Max is showing off his annual Keanu Reeves-inspired costume. This year it’s Point Break (not The Replacements). Max tells Kono and Grover that the stab wounds were made with a sickle.506 (5)

Another victim is similarly killed, but his eyes have been cut out. Upon seeing this gruesome detail, Max announces that he knows who the killer is. The murderer is copying scenes from a 1984 horror movie called Jack Knife. The movie only features three victims, and the last victim’s ears are cut off.

The movie is a cult classic and copies are rare, so Kono tries to track recent sales. Max explains that Jack Knife was an antihero killer who was getting revenge on his bullies, so that could be the motive in these murders as well.

Kono tracks a purchase of Jack Knife to a video store that recently screened the movie for 1,000 people. Chin has also discovered that Kamekona conveniently went to school with the victims. Kamekona says that the victims were bullies, and their leader was a kid named Brad Weiss. He is the killer’s next victim.

But it’s too late to warn Weiss. He is stabbed in the back by Jack Knife, tied up, and his ear is cut off before Five-0 arrives and rescues him. At the hospital, George Weasley Weiss says he was attacked by Sam Cole. Weiss and his buddies took a prank too far in high school. They recreated a scene from Jack Knife, and they beat Sam up, took his clothes, and hung him like a scarecrow overnight. They threatened to kill him if he ever told anyone.

When Grover, Chin, and Kono (a fun dynamic I hope we see more of), arrive at Sam Cole’s house, they find that Sam is not the killer—it’s his son Aaron, who thinks his father is weak, so he attacked him, too. But Five-0 saves the day and arrests the crazypants copycat!

But where have Danny and Steve been this whole time? They are helping Jerry with his counterfeiters. Unsurprisingly, Jerry’s investigation has turned around to bite him. Farrow is casually terrifying trick-or-treaters, while kidnapped Jerry and his own security guy are tied up in the other room. Farrow tortures and kills his man for letting Jerry get so close.

The police later find Jerry wandering around, and he will only speak to Five-0. He tells Steve and Danny what happened, and he tells them he overheard Farrow saying he was moving the money tonight. Steve and Danny are suspicious—why would Farrow just let Jerry go?

When they go to check out Jerry’s house, Farrow has taken all of Jerry’s evidence. Now, they only have Jerry’s word about Farrow’s crimes. Steve doesn’t think this will be enough to get a warrant. Yes, you read that correctly: Steve is actually pursuing a search warrant, with help from his new pal, Ellie. But the warrant is denied.

But that means nothing to Five-0! Steve decides to burst into Farrow’s house anyway because he believes Jerry. But Farrow plays dumb and there’s nothing suspicious, so Steve and Danny leave apologetically. But Steve notices some shrapnel scars on Farrow’s arms. Steve doesn’t think Farrow is who he says he is, so he orders surveillance.

Steve isn’t able to get any information about Farrow from Interpol, so Jerry asks his British contact. But then Steve gets a call—Farrow is headed to the airport. Steve and Danny, for the second time today, go rushing over and find nothing. Steve holds Farrow on a Customs paperwork technicality in the meantime.

Steve finally realizes that Farrow was testing to see if Five-0 was watching him, and they took the bait. But Jerry’s British contact finally has some information. Farrow is actually Major William Corrigan, formerly of the British Special Forces who disappeared before his Court Marshall hearing for excessive force in combat.

Steve also discovers that Helms, the man that Farrow “murdered,” was part of the plan. While they’ve been distracted by Farrow, Helms is making the deal. They track down his ship and Steve and Danny repel from a helicopter (yes, seriously) onto the ship before their obligatory shoot out. They recover the stolen money and Jerry finally gets his man.

506 (2)And finally, some Shipper Central updates. On the McDanno front, Danny and Steve had a lovely scene talking about Danny’s emotional state. Steve drives up to where Danny is sitting on the edge of a bridge—but he’s not suicidal. It’s a special place Danny likes to go, and Steve headed there to check in. The ME said Matt was dead before Reyes came to Hawaii looking for Danny, so nothing would have saved his brother. Steve tells Danny he can’t blame himself; there’s nothing he could have done.

Also, Steve, very randomly, runs into Eric Dickerson (who Google informs me is a football player) at the end of the episode. He takes a selfie with him to send to Danny for the sole purpose of making him jealous.

Steve also has some hangout time with Ellie, who comes over to go fishing and have dinner. So far, this relationship doesn’t feel romantic, but I have no doubts it will get there eventually.

The next episode is the 100th! So get ready, and rewatch the pilot. It should be a good one!

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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