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'Hawaii Five-0' fan recap: Burnin' up

Season 6 | Episodes 2 | “Lehu a Lehu” | Aired Oct 2, 2015

Don’t worry Hawaii Five-0 fans—Adam’s still alive! (Was anyone actually worried? Or invested in the first place?) Kono helps her new husband out at physical therapy since they have jumped into the “sickness and health” part of the vows real quick. Afterward, Jerry drives the happy-ish couple home and continues his lobbying for a job with Five-0. (I know it’s going to happen, and it’s going to drive me NUTS. Jerry’s uselessness on this show is starting to become unforgivable in my opinion. WHY IS HE HERE? But I digress.)

Jorge Garcia (Jerry) and Grace Park (Kono) on Hawaii Five-0

ANYWAY, Kono is feeling traditional, so she plops on Adam’s lap and has Adam roll her over the threshold in his wheelchair. Which is cute, but like, he just almost DIED. Unfortunately, their romantic moment is interrupted when Kono sees a Yazuka car sitting outside before it quickly drives away. Kono is stressed. They should have accepted a protection detail. (OBVIOUSLY. What were you thinking, girl?) But Adam reassures her that Yazuka is just there for intimidation. Very reassuring, Adam, thanks.

But Kono won’t let it lie. When she sees the car again in the middle of the night, she rushes out to confront them, but instead she finds the Yazuka’s dead bodies. Uh-oh.

Elsewhere on the island, a random, super-hot cop is sending a robot to check on a suspicious briefcase, but the briefcase is empty. The first responders are cleaning up after the false alarm when a car blows up right next to them. Rest in peace, hot cop. We barely knew you.

Five-0 shows up and realizes that the briefcase was a decoy. The first responders were deliberately targeted. And it seems like it’s happening again. At the news station, another briefcase is dropped off right before the evening news. But this one isn’t empty; there’s a flash drive inside.

When Steve and Co. hook up the drive, it’s full of articles and videos of Jason Duclair (Randy Couture), the arsonist from season 5. Also, a creepy voice spouts the “Ladybug Ladybug” poem and says that if Duclair isn’t released, the bombings will continue.

So McDanno heads to the prison to talk to Duclair (who’s inexplicably bound in a straightjacket). Duclair claims he doesn’t know who is trying to free him, but he shows sick interest in the crime-scene photos.

Back at HQ, Cath volunteers to dig through all of Duclair’s prison correspondence. He only regularly corresponded with a former cellmate named Tim Richards. The letters are just full of small talk; the real messages are written in a prison code—wila writing—on the back of the stamps. Richards idolized Duclair and wanted to carry his torch (pun intended).

Steve and Danny head to find Richards. In the car, Danny tries to talk Steve out of giving Jerry an office at HQ. Danny doesn’t want to encourage him. Soon, Jerry will expect a badge, too (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie style), and Steve will cave and give him one. Danny and I are honestly so in sync in our feelings about Jerry.

But the boys change the subject to Steve’s impending proposal. Is it still happening? Steve is treating popping the question like a mission—he’s secured a ring and reconned a location—he just has to execute actually ask her. It’s all very romantic.

Conveniently, mid-cargument, McDanno spots Richards’s car, and the chase begins. He’s taken in for interrogation and the police serve a warrant on his house, but when they arrive, the whole building goes up in flames.

Richards claims he was just transcribing the wila letters for someone else. A call intercepted from Duclair in prison backs up his story. In code, Duclair informs his poet accomplice that Richards is a liability, hence the exploding house.

The body count is climbing, so McDanno heads to have another “chat” with Duclair. But they’re interrupted by a call from the poet. He projects a video of the explosion outside. Steve is going to release Duclair tomorrow morning—or else.

Randy Couture guest stars on Hawaii Five-0

Luckily Five-0 puts together a plan. They sneak a GPS into Duclair’s shoes and track the poet’s burner phone. Unfortunately, Chin and Lou discover that the poet is at the palace (aka Five-0’s HQ), and there’s a sketchy white van parked right outside FILLED with explosives. If Steve and Danny try anything during the escape, the bomb will be detonated.

The poet has been incredibly smart thus far, but he exposes his entire face on the palace cameras when he drops off the van (rookie mistake). His name is Andre Trout, and he has juvenile records for arson and the death of a firefighter.

At Trout’s house, Chin and Lou find a freaky Duclair shrine and another poem. Turns out his plan isn’t to free Duclair, but to kill him and earn the fame he craves. By the time Steve and Danny return to where they left Duclair in the jungle, Trout has arrived, shot Duclair in the leg, covered him in gasoline, and given a crazy speech about being the phoenix or something.

Steve and Danny split up, but both Trout and Duclair get away, and the latter has abandoned his GPSd shoes. The bomb at HQ is diffused, but the bad guys got away.

Or did they? Steve gets a call from Duclair … inviting him to dinner? The criminals this week are cray. Duclair is upset Trout used him for the fame. Setting fires and hurting people is who Duclair is, not a publicity stunt. He can’t stop; he needs to be locked back up. But first, he gives Steve a key to a P.O. box. Inside, Steve finds a jar of ash. Could it be Trout?

Next week—ERIC’S BACK! Also Steve is going to propose to Catherine, which is cool I guess, but I’m assuming it’s not going to work out. Also, random: Does anyone remember Danny’s surprise son Charlie who had the serious medical condition? I sure hope he’s doing okay.

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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