'Hawaii Five-0': Back story + big bad = big step forward


Now we're talking. When we put together its midseason report card on the new shows a couple weeks ago, I wrote this about "Hawaii Five-0": "It's in danger of becoming the show we watch while we're doing other things around the house."After Monday's (Dec. 13) episode, the show has my full attention again. (Spoilers ahoy for those who haven't watched yet.)The last episode of 2010 brought back the season's original bad guy, introduced an even badder guy in Wo Fat and -- most important -- started to mine some of the back story for both McGarrett and Chin Ho. "Five-0" isn't suddenly going to turn into "Lost," but after 10 post-pilot episodes of crime-investigation-local color-banter-case closed, some hint of an ongoing story line is very much welcome.The episode, "Hana 'a'a Makehewa," re-introduced Victor Hesse (James Marsters), who somehow survived being shot by McGarrett and falling into the water at the end of the pilot. He...



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