Danny protects a coma patient showing signs of waking who was the key witness from his last HPD case before he met Steve and joined Five-0, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, April 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lori Petty guest stars as Nurse Jenny Kitson, and Michael Paul Chan guest stars as Danny's former HPD Captain Tanaka.
The action begins with Danny and Steve assembling a "race car" bed for Danny's son, Charlie. Naturally, the banter hits an all time high as they engage in carguments. Retired Captain Tanaka interrupts the male bonding with an urgent situation - a witness from Danny's last case has reappeared after seven years. Tanaka directs Danny's attention to a news broadcast with a "human interest story" of an unknown coma patient in a North Shore nursing home. Found at the foot of Ka'ena Point in 2010, the unidentified man is now showing signs of waking up. Little does the medical staff realize their efforts to identify the patient only makes him vulnerable to those who want to silence him again
Hawaii Five O returns to its roots when Danny takes a stroll down memory lane, reliving the days leading up to meeting Steve for the first time. Viewers are treated to "throwback" scenes where Danny is once again wearing a tie as the haole detective from New Jersey. He is called to a murder scene and passes out his business cards to possible witnesses. When one witness attempts to contact him at HPD, he fails to pick up the line in time and the witness goes missing. Captain Tanaka then reassigns Danny to the John McGarrett murder case, leading him to confront Navy Lieutenant Steve McGarrett in his father's garage.
The action in the present follows the standard H50 pattern - predictable, over the top, and full of plot holes. But I'll take Hawaii's landscape anytime. Still, the return to H50's roots - and that magic moment when Jersey meets SEAL - was worth the watch.
In fact, I pulled out the H50 Season One DVD and watched the pilot again. Sigh. Hawaii. Then I realized that one scene from the pilot - Steve saves Kono by driving the surveillance truck through the warehouse door - is repeated in Wehe 'ana - Steve saves Danny by driving his Chevy truck into the front door of the house where he is fighting off the bad guys.
Steve always has the last word ...
1. What were you doing seven years ago? My family was enjoying our second year in Hawaii.
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