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'Hawaii Five-0' fan recap: Knock out

Season 6 | Episodes 10 | “Ka Makau Kaa Kaua” | Aired Dec 11, 2015

Hello friends! I’ve missed you! Finally Hawaii Five-0 is back and so am I, so let’s not waste any more time.

The whole team (minus Kono—we’ll get to her later) is gathered at Steve’s to watch boxing coverage (and celebrate Hanukkah with Max). In the huge upcoming match, Devon Haynes is fighting Luke Nakano, and if the latter wins, he would be the first Hawaiian winner of the world title.

There’s a lot of trash talking involved at the weigh-in, and Luke’s big brother, Ben, gets into it with Haynes, even getting a punch in before they’re pulled apart. Punching a champion boxer is never a good idea, and it’s especially bad for Ben, who turns up dead the next morning.

But luckily, Five-0 is on the case. They learn that Ben used to be a boxer himself before he got mixed up in drugs and spent some time in prison. Since he got out and got his life together, he’d been helping train his brother for his big fight.

Steve and Danny go break the news to Luke and his agent, the returning Nicky “The Kid” Demarco (Larry Manetti). Luke is devastated. He admits that they fought about Ben’s behavior at the weigh-in, and Luke figured he was just mad when he didn’t show up to the gym that morning.

Nicky tries to get Luke to cancel that night’s fight, but Luke is determined to compete. His brother would want him to fight; it’s what they had been working for. He is not throwing away his shot.

Hawaii Five-0, "Ka Makau Kaa Kaua"

Steve and Danny then head to talk to the obvious suspect: Haynes. But the other boxer says his whole bad boy persona is just an act. People love a villain and he gives them one.

At the lab, Max tells Chin and Abby that he found evidence of more than one attacker. And glass shards found on the body lead them to the only bar still selling pumpkin beer at this time of year—and it’s right around the corner from where the body was dumped.

The bartender said Ben was drinking with a couple of guys who were celebrating and paying with $100 bills. They went out into the alley to have a smoke and never came back. In the alley, Abby and Chin find a broken bottle, and their crime scene.

Julie Benz guest stars in Hawaii Five-0, "Ka Makau Kaa Kaua"

The $100 bill from the bar leads Five-0 to a recent armored-car heist, and a man named Juru Katsu who matches the bartender’s description. And Juru just happens to be an associate of one Gabriel Waincroft, the only bad guy on Hawaii Five-0 nowadays. If Gabe’s involved, this isn’t about money. Something bigger is afoot.

So Steve takes Juru for a little jet-ski ride to try and uncover some information. It’s been a while since Steve really exploited his immunity and means, and Danny informs a mildly concerned Abby that dragging a man from a jet ski is fairly mild for Steve.

Hawaii Five-0, "Ka Makau Kaa Kaua"

Juru finally talks, and says Gabe asked him to get Ben’s security pass for the fight, by any means necessary. When Ben wasn’t willing to hand it over for a stack of cash, Juru and his buddy killed him to get it. Gabe didn’t give him a choice in the matter.

Whatever Gabe is up to is going down at the fight. And three of Gabe’s associates were spotted on surveillance footage wearing security uniforms and carrying a big duffle bag. The fight has already started; Five-0 has to figure out Gabe’s target fast.

The team realizes Gabe is making a power move by taking out a rival. But which one? Leaders of the three biggest crime families are all attending the fight, including Goro Shioma. They have to assume there’s a target on all three men.

So the team spreads out to look for the assassins and their targets. Lou snags his guy before he can make a mess or a scene, and Danny burts into the men’s room, taking out another would-be killer just in time.

A sniper is waiting for Goro, but Goro refuses to listen to Steve’s warning, so Steve drags him from his seat. Luckily, Chin tracks down the sniper and takes him out, but he gets a shot off first, hitting Goro in the shoulder, right as Luke is getting in his KO on Haynes.

The team knows this isn’t over with Gabriel, and they’re right. Gabe takes out the ambulance transporting Goro to the hospital and executes the man himself. Their understanding is over.

While the team was arguing about boxing versus MMA, Kono was dealing with a fight of her own. After confessing to the two self-defense murders, the final deal offered to Adam from the prosecutor is 18 months in prison. He can’t risk losing a trial, so he accepts the deal. He has to surrender to police the following morning. Poor Kono and Adam just can’t catch a break.

Adam gives a distraught Kono a pep talk. His grandmother and grandfather were apart while his grandpa was in the Navy, and they were married for 60 years. That’s not really the same thing, but solid effort, Adam.

The next morning, Adam leaves his wedding ring with Kono and heads off to jail, while the whole team comes to comfort Kono. It’s going to be a long 18 months.

Apparently this is the last episode of 2015. I am distraught, but at least the next one is our couples retreat undercover episode, so that’s something to look forward to. Happy Holidays, and let’s meet back here in January, 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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