Hawaii Five-0: Season 2, Episode 15

Mai Ka Wa Kahiko (6 Feb. 2012)

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An enemy from Danny's past comes to the island for revenge, and the life of Danny's daughter, Grace, could hang in the balance.



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Episode credited cast:
Dr. Max Bergman (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crime Scene Unit
Denby Dung ...
Flight Attendant
Mark Dunkerley ...
Mark Dunkerley
Paulette Franco ...
Rick Peterson
Tom Holowach ...
Rusty Komori ...
Tennis Instructor


US marshal Dave Collins, a former East coast friend of Danny's, is murdered aboard a flight to Hawaii. The petty criminal he was escorting is gone, leaving behind the handcuffs, but model citizen fellow passenger McGuire isn't accounted for either. By the time Steve's team works out the diversion, a desperate Danny promises anything for the life of his daughter Grace who was kidnapped by his recently paroled former uniformed cops patrol instructor, Rick Peterson, who wants revenge for his 'disloyal' partner's crucial testimony about Rick's gross corruption. Written by KGF Vissers

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The character Rick Petersen kills a Deputy US Marshal in this episode. In the pilot episode of Justified (2010), the actor playing Rick is killed by Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens. See more »


When Danny first mock-drowns the bad guy in the pool, his hair is completed messed up from running, but the scene cuts to close-ups where his hair is perfectly slicked back. See more »


Hawaii 5-0 Theme
Written by Morton Stevens
Performed by Brian Tyler
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The star of this show, Danno's 1st CAR was painted dull GRAY, NOT SILVER!
12 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You heard it here first! It was all a clever ILLUSION! Danno car fans, I have forevermore figured out the mystery of how they were able to seamlessly film the seemingly highly reflective metallic silver car under the scorchingly bright Hawai'i sun: they never did!

You see, that car was ecru (aka off-white) bathed in a dull, pale gray wash. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that there were 2 colored cars photographed at any time (not counting the extra back-up cars): the main one was ecru with a very light gray tinge, the other was painted medium light gray, to simulate the silver, and they switched them for closeups and night shots, to whichever would fool us best. They never used a metallic silver vehicle! Of course not! It's impossible to film, as it would reflect too much sun, blinding the cameramen and obliterating the reel in a bright light.

I guess they got tired of it and decided to go with the ugly black one in later seasons. I guess H5-0 is trying every trick in the book to get canceled, from dull, slow and boring episodes to the leads becoming as unattractive as they possibly can (Caan bad hair dye color, AOL bad haircut and newly bloated face of post-hiatus).

Also, firing the good looking ladies (Lori, Jenna etc) in favor of the plain Janes and downright homely ones (Park, Borth, and the minger who played the D.A., yuck!) or offing the better looking men and/or under- using them (Dale, Dacascos, the latter bizarrely clocking in at barely under 10 seconds for the majority of his guest-starring episodes!) were all tricks used through the seasons by the self-destructive production in secret hopes of being axed by the network. But why? A H50/CBS execs feud, perhaps??

And it almost worked! Viewership has been consistently dwindling down. I recently brought up the show to a good friend of mine who, to my surprise, told me he never used to miss it but he hasn't watched it in years due to how bad the quality sank. I guess more than Scott Caan must be tired of Hawai'i and there has to be a big Kahuna within this production with a cancellation wish. But who?! Too bad Danno doesn't exist or he would nail the suspect before 42 min are up (34 and 10 secs on TNT, they chop up the "funnest" scenes! Bah-humbug!)

Myself, I watched yesterday's TNT marathon (currently airing S2) and must say that the exciting episodes were non-existent. A few good scenes, strangely, I was able to single out the ad-libs, James Caan providing a few, his son at times being able to conjure up a clever comeback; AOL, too, seemed to ad-lib and even surprised Scott who, unprepared, had no clever come back when he told him "that's not true, you love me". I've seen AOL say this to him in interviews. Why is he so obsessed with Scott loving him? I'll let you piece AOL's low self-esteem together on your own. Lucky for him, Caan was uncharacteristically too polite to put him in place and set the record straight on how he really feels about this buffoon of a terrible actor. I guess he cares about the fans after all? ...Naaah!

Not a bad episode, I rated most these 7*******/10-STARS but I have no idea which one I am reviewing by now, what with all the funny Hawaiian titles and going off on different tangents, plus having watched these before bed, I'm as lost as the production and cast dudes out of place in the tiny Polynesian island. But, hey! At least I provide more inédit trivia and entertainment than this ill-fated show! Thanks for reading my review. There will be no refunds for wasted time, but there's a lovely "no" button below. Hit it, wouldcha?! Naah, you love me, hit the "yes". No, I personally prefer hate, hit the "no", please!


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