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'Hawaii Five-0' fan recap: Fall of the Roman empire

Season 5 | Episode 14 | “Powehiwehi” | Aired Feb 6, 2015

Tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 featured a lot of returning guest stars, some resolution to Kono and Adam’s storyline, and a somewhat confusing case of the week. So let’s get started.

Returning guest start Xzibit, as season-four bad guy Dekker, is stumbling around shot and bloody, trying to break into prison. (Dude, you’re doing it wrong.) He’s then shot again, this time by the guards.

The next morning, at their huge, beautiful beach house, Adam tells Kono it’s been a year since they were reunited. He thought they would be married by now. Doesn’t she want to marry him?

Kono, Adam, Hawaii Five-0Kono says she doesn’t want to change what they have, but then admits she’s hesitant because of Adam’s father’s company. Even though Adam has worked hard to clean up the business, it was still born from corruption. As long as he works there, she feels uncomfortable marrying him.

Adam is furious. He’s never asked her to quit her job as a cop, Adam argues. (Like her job in law enforcement and his barely legitimate corporation are even close to being comparable.) Adam asks shat she expects him to do if he sells his company (as if his is the only business in all of Hawaii). Kono realizes this argument is ridiculous and heads to work.

The team meets at the hospital to see Dekker (sans Danny, who is in Jersey for an old case). Chin says Dekker was released from prison three days ago and the release was kept quiet. But why?

Greg Grunberg, Hawaii Five-0The answer to this question comes from returning guest star, Greg Grunberg, reprising his role as ICE agent Jeff Morrison from season two. Dekker has been working as Morrison’s CI to help him catch international bad guy Roman, who is trying to make a move to the U.S. ICE only has one blurry picture of Roman, and Dekker was their opportunity to get eyes on him.

But when Dekker regains consciousness, he doesn’t remember anything about the op or Roman. Morrison is distraught. He’s been chasing Roman for months, and now all his work was for nothing. Maybe not, Steve says. If they fake Dekker’s death, Roman won’t have to go underground again. Kono stays to protect Dekker, while Morrison and Steve head to meet Odell Martin.

Odell (Michael Imperioli) set up the introduction between Dekker and Roman—or rather, he introduced Dekker to a man named Aimes, who introduced Dekker to Roman. (So many middlemen.)

Back at the hospital, Kono shows Dekker a photo of Aimes, and a few memories start coming back. He remembers Aimes driving Dekker to Roman’s huge beach house, Roman’s European accent, and his beatdown—but not much else.

Back at HQ, evidence found on Dekker leads the team to an ash dump where they find Aimes’ body. They figure that Aimes probably took Dekker there to kill him, but in the struggle, Aimes was killed instead and Dekker escaped.

The team uses Aimes’ phone to find the location of Roman’s beach house. They storm the house and a minor shootout ensues. Upstairs, Steve finds a woman with a gunshot wound to the arm. Danielle had been partying with the Europeans before the chaos. She is able to give a description of Roman that the team can work from.

But while Steve is dealing with the victim, Roman grabs Morrison downstairs. He threatens his family unless Morrison points the team to the beach so he can escape. Morrison begrudgingly complies before being knocked out.

We interrupt for a brief reminder of our subplot. Adam meets Jerry at a fancy hotel. Jerry has a friend who works at a fancy bakery, and Adam asks if he can help him get a box of Kono’s favorite, special malasadas. Jerry says of course, because he has a man crush.

At the hospital, Kono is talking her relationship problems out with Dekker and Jerry over the apology malasadas. Jerry is Team Adam, but Dekker tells Kono she shouldn’t string Adam along if she isn’t ready to commit. Kono takes a moment to flip through some selfies of her and her boo on her phone and think.

Now, back to the case. Roman doesn’t know Aimes is dead, so he texts asking for an exit strategy. The team uses this to set up a meet. The team indiscreetly waits for Roman to arrive, but their attempts to arrest him fail. Roman has a grenade and they are forced to shoot him.

Michael Imperioli, Hawaii Five-0Things seem to be wrapped up, but then Odell comes in. He’s heard on the street that Roman is using a decoy—their dead guy. Looks like things aren’t over quite yet.

At the hospital, Dekker sees Danielle, who was brought in for her gunshot wound, and his memories all come flooding back. She’s the Real Roman. Dekker wheels away as fast as he can and warns Kono. Kono and Dekker escape into an elevator. Unfortunately, Real Roman finds the conveniently located power box and shuts down the wing.

Kono uses her superstrength to force the elevator door open, but the wing is in lockdown mode—all of the entrances and exits are locked. They’ve seen Roman’s face, and she won’t let them out alive.

Kono uses her medical knowledge (?) to draw some blood and leave a fake blood trail to draw Real Roman away. It works for a bit, until the two ladies girl-fight in the OR. Finally, Kono defibrillates Real Roman across the room, taking her out. The team, having also figured out that Danielle is Real Roman, arrives just in time.

Kono’s rough day continues. She looks like she’s taken Dekker’s advice to heart, and she interrupts Adam’s business meeting in a room with distractingly large ceiling fans. But it turns out Adam is taking steps to sell his company, and Kono agrees to marry him. I guess they’re engaged now?

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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