Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Premiere “La O Na Makuahine” Review – Mommy’s Home

In the Hawaii Five-0 season 3 premiere, called "La O Na Makuahine" (which is Hawaiian for "Mother’s Day"), Steve reunites with his mother, the team fights two enemies at once and Chin deals with a devastating loss.

Before this episode aired, I watched the previews and interviews that came before it and in all of them, everyone said that the premiere was going to pick up right where we left off last season. Turns out they weren’t kidding. This one starts with Chin being forced to choose between his cousin and his wife and Steve seeing the mother than he thought had been for twenty years.

After that, it was another roller coaster ride that I’ve come to expect from this show. Steve’s story started out as a reunion but brought the action pretty fast. Turns out that sort of thing happens when your mom is an ex-spy who has been living under the cover identity of "Shelburne." I felt for both of them as they struggled to figure out how to become mother and son again. I didn’t blame Steve for being pissed that she left him and basically caused his father’s murder, but nor could I blame Doris for doing what she needed to do to protect her family. If Steve had stopped to think about it, I’m sure he would’ve realized it’s exactly what he would have done as well. Read More...



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