'Hawaii Five-0' Recap: 'Lapa'au' (2.08)

That is, when they're not watching B-movies in Danny's new dive of an apartment. In all honesty, I thinkScott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin would do great if Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever came back. Their banter belongs on a Rifftrax.

Back to the case: the corpse belongs to an ICE agent. That's how we meet Jeff Morrison (Masi Oka's former Heroes costar Greg Grunberg), who was the deceased lady's boss. Jeff is taking the situation pretty hard, leaving Lori to make one of her unconvincing attempts to console someone, which in turn leads him to say "Monica reminded me a lot of you." It's a line that feels like the writers trying to put Lori on the audience's good side again.

I'll give them points back for their laugh-out-loud wink at Heroes, when Max tells Jeff that he thinks he knows him. Regardless, I'm just happy to see Grunberg back on TV; I thought he was the most underrated thing about Alias. I'm glad that he gets a substantive role in the episode, although like the inclusion of Joe White, I'm not sure how legal it is. I'm going to file that one under "dramatic license" and let it be. (I will not, however, let the graphics team off the hook for misspelling "department" as "departmant" in one of the captions.) Read More...



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