Hawaii Five-0: Season 4, Episode 15

Pale 'la (28 Feb. 2014)

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Five-0 investigates the murder of a real estate agent, Danny's mother comes to Hawaii with big surprise news, and captain Grover reveals a secret about his past to McGarrett.



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Catherine Rollins (credit only)
Cherie Tranton
Shawn Hutten
George Moku
Dennis Chun ...
Duke Kimhan ...
Akoni Sakata
Inoa Sakata


Danny's mother come for a visit but her odd behavior leads him to think she's leaving her husband. A body is found in the wall of a house and Max thinks the body's been in the wall for over 6 months and that he was shot. When they check the bullet, they learn that the gun that was used was suppose to be destroyed. And Steve is approached by a reporter who's doing a story on Grover. Specifically about what happened in Chicago. Steve doesn't want to comment but the man says he will do the story with or without his comment. Steve goes to Grover to talk to him and Grover tells him what happened. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The lost episode
28 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The case Five-O is set to solve involves a dead real-estate agent found in the wall of a house. Later we get closure, but everything that happens up to the ending is a scrambled mess of nothing meaningful. If you're a regular viewer and missed this episode, you should actually feel fortunate.

I have not reviewed an episode of Five-O before, but felt compelled because I really feel this show hit an all-time low tonight. I call this the lost episode because it doesn't seem to draw from anything, nor does it give us anything to look forward to. I guess I'm curious if anyone agrees.

3 new actors show up:

Ethan Embry is a news reporter. Melanie Griffith is Danno's mother. Daryl Hannah did not seem to have a reason for being on the show.

The reporter shows up in Hawaii to dredge up some old case from Chicago that big Lou was involved in. There's a taster's choice moment when Lou cries in front of McGarrett. We now apparently get to look forward to McGarrett opening up to Lou in the future.

Danno's mother shows up to tell him she's getting a divorce; apparently she's not as happy in retirement as she was led to believe by her ex. Previews have her in next week's episode, but I'll just say it was hard watching her act. She did not act her part well, and (this shouldn't matter, but) she's had so much work done to her face, it hardly moved while she was talking. Her and Daryl Hannah both are starting to look a bit like Joan Rivers, and I just couldn't get past that while I was watching.

Worst part of this episode is that there was too much talking (only a short bit of action), and way too much whining from Danny.

In the past we've seen the banter exchanged between Danno and McGarrett, and many times there's funny aspects to that. However, tonight Danno was not funny at all, in fact it was quite annoying.

The last part of the show is what I liked best, but it was rather anti- climactic. An illegal gun-ring leads to the killer of the real estate agent. Turns out, he was the husband of the wife he (the agent) was having an affair with. The husband said, his wife's dying wish was to spend eternity with her lover... a wish he granted by whacking them both and "burying" them in the wall beside one-another.

In sum, I feel the show has lost its edge since Wo Fat is no longer involved. Honestly (and unfortunately), I fear Five-O could face cancellation if it doesn't improve. With so many garbage reality shows, it's nice to have a good drama like Five-O to turn to, but I won't endure more (pointless) episodes like Pale 'la.

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