The highlight of the season was probably the guest appearance by James Caan as a private detective working with the team to solve the murder of his friend. They all work so well together and bring those excellent stories together. The extras were very similar to what was included on the season 1 release. The season again ends with the team fractured and in trouble with a couple cliffhangers and a big reveal. The show kept the footing it established in season 1, with a case of the week for most episodes mixed in with episodes advancing the larger story arcs involving the characters. If you haven't watched Hawaii Five-0, then you're missing out on something really great. Everything about the show should make one want to tune in every week to watch it.
The team ultimately is reassembled under order of the new Governor played by Richard T Jones , but with some revisions. Part of that story is resolved by the end of the season and part continues on into season 3. The big part of that story that is brought out this season is the identity of Shelburne, who Wo-Fat is trying to find. The show is definitely action heavy, and can be kind of cheesy sometimes, but they also do a good job giving the characters depth and making them likable enough that you get invested in them. The big story arcs continues to be the investigation started by Steve's father that played out through season one. I visited that Island about six years ago and have been wishing to return.
It is hard not to see and hear Locke or Kendall when you see him, and whether by intention or coincidence, much like those characters Joe knows more than he is letting on. McGarrett mysteriously disappears for a time, leaving the team to investigate some cases on its own. Both Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua find themselves slowly sucked into separate police corruption scandals. A lot there for those who like to go through the bonus material. This will contain spoilers from season 1, and hints, but no major giveaways from season 2.
. Now I have, vicariously through watching Hawaii Five-0. And how can one not enjoy seeing Hawaii, Oahu in particular. There are twists and turns throughout the season and you are not always sure of every characters intentions, but most of them worked really well, and the show did a good job wrapping up the stories that did not work as well or had just become stale or were becoming stale. Like in season 1, the show does a good job balancing the story of the week episodes with the arc centric ones.
The scenery is breathtaking and interesting. The writing is fabulous and I enjoy the humor that's interjected and also the holidays they celebrate. Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Shane Victorino and Olympic speed skater champion Apolo Ohno guest stars. I couldn't resist buying the first four Seasons and I have not regretted it once. Season 2 delves deeper into the personal lives of each main character. For those who get the blu rays, the series looks and sounds great.
There are so many special episodes. Hint: they make great gifts! Cast and crew commentaries on select episodes, deleted scenes on select episodes a few behind the scenes and making of features and a gag reel. I love all the characters; not only are the men strong but the women are, too. If you have not seen season 1 yet, skip the first couple paragraphs. That story introduces the character of Joe White played by the great Terry O'Quinn from Lost and Alias fame.
There is also a great Max centric episode Masi Oka is on as a series regular this season as well as a pretty funny nod to the series Heroes in a scene between Masi Oka and the guest starring Greg Grunberg. Both show's episodes are included so you see the entire story. Twenty-two action-packed and suspenseful episodes follow. I have enjoyed watching the guests, famous stars who will be remembered again because they performed beautifully on Hawaii Five-0. That story heavily involves Kono and to some extent Chin especially toward the end of the season. Danny draws closer to his ex-wife, even though she is now remarried to a wealthy business executive. McGarrett and Danny continue their constant light-hearted and friendly squabbles, adding a touch of humor to the show.
Five-0 investigates the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior found in the jungle near the site of a historical war reenactment. For part of the season a new member of the team, Lori Weston played by Lauren German is forced in by the Governor as a babysitter to make sure they do not go over the line. . . . .
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