Pothead Hacker: Can I smoke in here?
Steve and Danno: (in unison) NO!
Pothead Hacker: Harsh…
Sorry for my absence Alex fans. I haven’t had much time to dedicate to this site lately. I have been watching the shows of course just haven’t had a chance to blog about them. If anyone wants to volunteer to do recaps and post updates email me and let me know. I may choose a volunteer or two to help out. Although it makes me very nervous to do so since the last time I did that.. it didn’t end well. The gal who I allowed to post here got a swelled head, ran people off who disagreed with her viewpoint, harvested emails for her own personal use (to start her own site), and otherwise made a huge mess for me to clean up. Of course I have gotten to know so many of you over the past couple years you all feel like family. So if you keep up to date on all that is Alex and want to post here, then gimme a holla and we will chat.
Ohana.. which means “family” is episode two of the new Hawaii Five-0. It follows the story of a Roland Lowry, a former Security Expert for the NSA, who is kidnapped by unknowns while he is talking to his tween son on the phone. The US government asks Steve to find him because he may have information about a national security issue that could bring the country to its knees.
Steve, Chin Ho, and Danno track down one of the kidnappers who was injured and play hardball to get information. Once again Danno and Steve spar over the methods used to interrogate suspects. Once the suspect’s background is confirmed they know they are likely dealing with a heist and they wonder what Lowry had that other people now want. After inspecting his home they find a secret room with computer equipment and they call in a local expert/pot smoker who tells them that Lowry has built a skeleton key that can access any secure or encrypted network. Steve deduces that Lowry was turning the skeleton key over to the US government when he was abducted and that this piece of dangerous technology is now in the wrong hands.
– Steve emerging from the water in swim trunks
– Danno, Chin Ho, and and Steve in the elevator with the tourist family
– The pot head hacker and him calling Steve “dude”
– Steve, Chin Ho, and Danno all getting dressed up in their uniforms to honor Kono after she missed her graduation ceremony and Steve telling her they are a family (Ohana) – so sweet!
It was a solid episode and I liked the whole family concept but I have seen this exact same skeleton key idea on another show, so I was kinda bored by the story.
I give it 2 out of 4 dudes “baked like a potato”