Hawaii Five-0: Season 1, Episode 3

Malama Ka Aina (4 Oct. 2010)

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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?


Helen Torco, who plays "Mother" in this show (she picks up Danno's daughter from school) is the woman who played a hula dancer in the original series' "Cocoon" pilot -
  • a 2-second clip of her shaking her hips was used in the opening titles for the whole original series. Through 10 shows, she and Robert Loggia are the only actors to have appeared in both Five-O series (Loggia had the lead in the eleventh season's "The Execution File" and in this version's seventh show).

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Danny 'Danno' Williams: [Three girls in the next car flirts with them. To McGarrett] Detour. I beg of you. I beg of you.
[McGarret drives away]
Danny 'Danno' Williams: What ar you doing? Turn around!
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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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