Hawaii Five-0 5×19 ‘Kahania’: Jerry’s doppelganger

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With Danny M.I.A. after the events of “Pono Kaulike,” Hawaii Five-0 turns it focus to the other, but not necessarily better, half of McDanno with Steve stuck in the middle of a rather odd situation. After a quick shave, Steve and Odell become trapped at the barbershop when they take in a man being hunted by a gang. Meanwhile Five-0 looks into a series of home invasions with Jerry as the prime suspect. Things get dark in the shocking ending of this story. There’s trouble in paradise in “Kahania.”

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Jerry Goes to Jail

The episode starts with Jerry in a police lineup where a woman identifies Jerry as a man behind a string of home invasions and women beating. She says that she never forgets a face, but Chin reveals that Jerry was planted in the lineup. It should be a sigh of relief for the big man, but he is still freaking out. Lucky for Jerry, he has an alibi for the latest invasion as he and Max were illegally gambling on card games. As the team continues to investigate these crimes they discover that a mailroom clerk at a law firm had been using his access to find recently divorced women to take his anger out on. Glad that Five-0 was able to find him in this open and close case.

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Steve’s Close Shave

Steve is at Odell’s barbershop getting a shave when Aaron, an injured kid, enters the salon. Apparently he witnessed a murder and begs Steve to help hide him from his hunters. The gang swarms outside prompting Steve and Odell to barricade themselves inside the barbershop. As Odell and Steve talk, teaching us more about the barber’s past including a surprise law degree, the gang attempts to break into the shop including the use of a chainsaw. Luckily Odell and Steve find a way to escape. Odell takes Aaron to the hospital while Steve confronts the leader of the gang. Turns out the leader is actually the father of the boy and he tried to kill his own son.

Aaron is apparently a psychopath who has been kidnapping local kids and killing them. Aaron takes Odell captive, but Steve tracks them down and ends up killing the psychopath before arresting his father. The episode ends with Steve entering the leader’s house where in the basement he finds a room with children’s toys and clothes. A stack of photos sits in a shoebox. Steve picks it up and flips through them, each a different child that died at the hands of Aaron. That just got dark really quick. Steve breaks down in tears just like any normal person would.

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All in all this episode was quite exciting, despite the lack of Danno. We got an amusing case of the week for the team to tackle while Steve was stuck in his own very intense situation. The writers are very good at making us feel and like characters quickly due to how dynamic they are. Odell is not an exception in this fact as character actor Michael Imperioli shines. I’m really hoping that he becomes a recurring guest star, perhaps even more come next season? I mean who knows, he does have a particular set of skills that could benefit Five-0 greatly.

Highlights of the episode:

  • The Jerry storyline was enjoyable, mainly due to his increased paranoia while awaiting his fate, despite countless reassurance by Chin.
  • Michael Imperioli shined in this episode. I really hope he continues to guest star in some capacity. Maybe he can be helpful to the team given his law background?
  • The turn in Steve’s case that showed us a really screwed up kid. Did not expect that, got what he deserved.

What did you think of this episode of Hawaii Five-0? Were you satisfied or disappointed? Let me know in the comments below!

Dylan Phillips

Dylan Phillips

is a film fanatic and TV junkie from the mysterious land of Canada. He is an aspiring writer/director who hopes to make his mark on the industry one way or another, whether it be behind a camera or with a pen. When he isn’t watching hours upon hours of movies or writing scripts, Dylan can be found playing his guitar, avidly watching baseball or writing film reviews on his website and blog.

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