Hawaii Five-0: Season 1, Episode 3

Malama Ka Aina (4 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama
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When an escalating gang war spills into the stands of the local high school football game, injuring several bystanders and killing a gang leader, Five-0 uncovers an unlikely partnership between Samoan gangs and a mainland mob.


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Episode cast overview:
Frank Salvo
Junior Satele
Tuinei (as Olo Alailima)
Sidney S. Liufau ...
Sid (as Sid S. Liufau)
Helen Torco ...
Larry Bialock ...
Wealthy Patron
Viliami Fehoko ...
Haka Leader


Attending Steve's former high school's football game with the gang and Grace, Danny spots armed men before they shoot at players. It turns out to be a gang war between the Chinese triad and Tuinei's locally anchored Samoan gang, which is however negotiating a bloody deal with Frank Salvo's New Jersey gambling mob. Chin fails to get his dirty uncle Sid out. Steve helps Danny keep his visitation rights. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


Danno makes a reference to McGarrett posing as James Bond - Alex O'Loughlin was in consideration as a replacement for Pierce Brosnan after he resigned the role from the series until Daniel Craig took over. This was not the first connection to the James Bond 007 franchise - the original McGarrett (Jack Lord) was the first Felix Leiter in Dr. No (1962) opposite Sean Connery (as the first on-screen James Bond). See more »


Danny 'Danno' Williams: [to McGarrett] There's something wrong with you. You know that, right?
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Still Playing Catch-Up with the Pilot
9 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After a pretty well-put-together pilot, I was pretty angry to see such a mess of an underwritten, poorly paced second episode. I was ready to write the show off completely, but at least this third episode made an effort.

It still has the hindrances of a typical police procedural-- minimum character development, necessary coincidences to streamline plot resolution-- but at least it was an entertaining hour of TV. More so than episode two.

With the exception of Danno, no character is really given much growth, though they put forth a medium amount of effort for Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) this time around. Good, but not great. Bonus points for Max Casella.

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