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Hawaii Five-0 1.12 “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” Review

So, how well did  Hawaii Five-0  tackle a Christmas episode? In my opinion - very successfully. Not only did the show give us the best gift that it possibly could with the return of James Marsters, ‘Hana ‘a’a Makehewa’ was amongst the most exciting and tense installments of the series so far too. The fact that Marsters would be reprising his role as Victor Hesse (the murderer of Steve’s father) was something that was well-publicized and probably didn’t come as a surprise to any fans of Hawaii Five-0 . However, the return of this character still worked within the context of the show as Hesse provided a level of threat a notch higher than what we get in most regular episodes . (Especially as this one began by showing us Chin-Ho in some pretty serious danger with a bomb strapped to his neck.) Anybody who’s questioning the realism of the situation regarding Hesse should remember that, as a general rule for a lot of television, if you don’t actually SEE the lifeless corpse of a major character - there’s room for them to return. This was certainly the case last night, as James Marsters' character had survived being shot twice in the chest. To Read More  Click Here.

HAWAII FIVE-0 “Hana ‘a’a Makehewa” Review

We’ve had some moments of drama on this show, but nothing so far compares to the opening scenes of this episode with Chin sitting in the middle of the street with a bomb around his neck. After that they took us back in time and we find out that the person who put him there was none other than Victor Hesse, the man who killed McGarrett’s father. I liked that, though they did bring back a man who was shot twice in the chest and should be fish food, they took great pains to walk us through everything he did when he dragged himself out of the water. We weren’t left just to wonder how he survived, we got to see the doctor who fixed him up. It made him still the villain, but a human one, which took Hesse’s return from feeling like something out of a comic book and brought it firmly back into reality. I also liked that we finally got to find out the story of what happened when Chin was framed and accused of taking payoffs. They way they worked it into this episode, with the money from the case being the one thing that could save his life, was very clever. To Read More Click Here.