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Season 5 | Episode 10 | “Wāwahi moe’uhane” | Aired Jan 2, 2015

Happy New Year! Hawaii Five-o is starting off 2015 with a pseudo-noir episode. Instead of opening with beautiful beaches, this episode begins with a grizzly voice-over and a floating dead girl, and goes backward through the body dump and the murder.

Steve and Danny go to the morgue to speak to Max about the body. The victim’s name is Brooke Waiakea, and she was shot execution-style and dumped in a marine pod. Their next stop is the police impound lot to examine Brooke’s car. But Steve and Danny find someone already there—and he’s holding a GPS tracker and a gun.

After running prints, Steve finds out that the man (and our voiceover artist) is Harry Brown (William Forsythe), ex-HPD turned private investigator. He had been tracking Brooke as a favor to her father, because she had moved away and stopped calling home. Harry thinks she was ashamed. Brooke had starting working as a hula dancer for Manoa Hula Company, a front company for an escort service.

Steve and Danny go and talk to Brooke’s boss, Kiana (Andrea Roth). She explains that she’s a matchmaker, not a madam. Oooookay. She did “set up” Brooke to go out with a man named David Waring the night she was killed.

At Brooke’s apartment, Chin and Kono find a half-packed suitcase. Brooke was going somewhere in a hurry. When Brooke’s roommate shows up, she tells the cousins that Brooke never slept with her clients. Sometimes the guys, like David, just want a little company. But Brooke’s aggressive ex-boyfriend, Cory, could have had something to do with her murder.

Harry and Steve question a suspect.

Danny and Steve are headed to talk to David when Chin calls to update them about the ex. Conveniently, the boys catch Cory running out of David’s house red-handed. Literally. His hands are covered in blood, and David is dead inside.

Harry, the PI, questions Cory, who claims that after seeing Brooke with David, he went out drinking all night and passed out in his car. When he went to confront David that morning, he found him dead. The team believes his story after they find an unheard voicemail from Brooke on Cory’s phone. She called him begging for help a couple hours before she died.

But the tables turn after examining David’s body. It turns out that he was killed before Brooke. He was the target, and Brooke was collateral. And since David was killed first, it makes sense that Brooke may have witnessed his murder. (This explains her scared voicemail to Cory and her late-night cab ride from David’s house.) She was killed to cover up the crime.

Steve and Danny speak to David’s fiancée, Erica, and her father, Robert (Desperate Housewives’ Doug Savant), at the tennis courts. Erica admits she knew about David’s past with escorts, but she thought it had stopped. Erica doesn’t have an alibi, but she swears she wasn’t involved.

Harry the PI is running a parallel investigation. He stops to speak to a man (Eric Roberts) washing his boat. He thinks Brooke’s body was dumped from it. After a quick chase, Harry brings him in to HQ. He explains that he tracked the boat down using the tread patterns found at the scene.

Ellie helps Steve with his case.Harry’s suspect is a stockbroker named Richard Sheridan. He claims he was home and someone must have taken his boat out. Steve thinks that Sheridan could have been a client of the Hula Company, too, so he asks Ellie for help in getting a client list.

They don’t find Sheridan on the list, but they do find Robert, David’s future father-in-law. He found out that David was seeing escorts while engaged to his daughter and he killed him. Sheridan, his friend, lent him his boat and helped him dump the body.

But how did Robert know about the witness, Brooke? Turns out Brooke’s boss, Kiana, didn’t want to lose two clients. When Brooke called her for help after witnessing the murder, she tipped Robert off so he could take care of it. Talk about horrible bosses.

We were also treated to a few random team scenes this episode. Kono wakes up to a flower trail leading to a breakfast tray and a cute note from Adam. (Remember him? This scene was to remind you that he exists.)

Dr. Shaw was upset by the case, and Steve and Danny spot her crying in the hallway. She admits to Danny that Brooke reminded her of a friend from college who died. They never found her killer. Danny urges her to find some sort of escape from the job. By the end of the episode, Shaw decides to pick up surfing.

Over at Chin’s house, Jerry is discussing computers with a child in the dining room. (Apparently Jerry lives with Chin now.) The kid is helping Jerry prep for his interview for a programming job. Jerry also invented references and padded his resume. Unsurprisingly, Jerry doesn’t get the job. But he does get a job holding up a sign for Kamekona’s shrimp trunk. (Someone please explain to me why Jerry is a main character, seriously.)

Steve is boxing with his new BFF Ellie (who is not a love interest). She wants to set him up with her friend, but Steve isn’t interested. Later, Danny also discourages Steve from getting set up, because he once went on a bad blind date (and also he’s jealous).

What do you think of the Ellie-Steve friendship? Had you forgotten about Adam, too? And was your head spinning with all of the guest stars?

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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