Woot! The second season of Hawaii Five-0 begins and it was GOOD! At the end of last season things were pretty tense after the 5-0 team was disbanded and McGarrett went to jail for killing the Governor.
In the start of this new episode we see how the team is getting on in the aftermath. Chin Ho attends the Governor’s funeral and spots Wo Fat. Kono is looking forlorn and Danny greets a mysterious visitor to the island. He brings the mystery guest to see McGarrett in jail, who is using all available free time to bulk up it would seem. Although perhaps it isn’t working out quite like he hoped because Victor Hess gets the drop on him and manages to shank him in the abdomen. As guards run to the rescue Victor whispers something in Steve’s ear. All in all a VERY tense way to start the new season with Steve laying on the ground after just having been stabbed!
Chin Ho meets with Danny and Lieutenant Commander Joe White. He is the man who trained McGarrett and they are teaming up to figure out how to clear his name. The case is looking kind of hopeless but they are not deterred. When they get word about what happened to Steve they interrogate Victor who claims to have minimized Steve’s injury so that he could escape and kill Wo Fat before Wo Fat can clean up loose ends and kill Victor. McGarrett does in fact take advantage of the situation and he makes his escape. He beats up a paramedic and then later a police officer… which seemed kind of uncharacteristic of him but I am guessing the man was desperate. He ends up going to the home of his department’s nerdy coroner. He gets patched up by this unlikely ally while Joe finds a lead among the photos of the elder McGarrett’s lock box.
Danny and Chino Ho find Steve and they team up to find Wo Fat. Together they pursue the lead that Joe found. It turns out the service medal in the lock box belonged to a friend of Steve’s dad. When Steve goes to meet this friend he tells Steve that his Dad had hidden evidence of the Governor’s treachery somewhere on the island of Molokai. The team figures out that a key in the lock box goes to an airport locker on that island. In the locker they find evidence that Steve’s dad put a camera in the Governor’s office and the team knows that if the camera is still there there then they will be able to prove Steve did not kill the Governor. Danny and Chin Ho go to the office and find the camera hidden in a clock. It has the evidence they need and they found it just in time because Mcgarrett was discovered by local police and is about to be arrested again. They manage to clear him of charges and the new governor reinstates the 5-0 team, although not without telling them he will be much less lenient than the former Governor. He will not reinstate Kono before the IA investigation completes though. And unfortunately the video that cleared Steve of murder charges did not show enough to convict Wo Fat of the same crime. It is also unfortunate that the video feed shows some shots of Steve’s Dad looking chummy with Wo Fat which makes him nervous to uncover any more of the details surrounding this case, lest he find out his Dad was not the good guy he thought he was.
They get a tip off from Kono about Wo Fat’s whereabouts and they spring into action. He is about to do one last deal and then disappear. Steve and Danny jump from a speed boat onto Wo Fat’s yacht but he is not there. The team does manage to get the dirty bomb materials Wo Fat sold and his cash on the boat. They decide to let one of his surviving accomplices go and hopefully use him as bait to draw out Wo Fat. Meanwhile Wo Fat dresses as a prison guard and kills Victor Hess, which made me very sad cause I though though Victor was wicked interesting as a bad guy. Then he gets into a car with Agent Kaye…. who apparently has been working with him??!? WTH?!
So how was the premiere? Did it work for you?