Hawaii Five-0 5×21 ‘Ua helele’i ka hoku’: Blue Hawaii

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It was a sad day for rock n roll when the king died and Hawaii Five-0 makes us relive that tragic moment in history as the king dies… again? The poisoning death of an Elvis impersonator leads to a mystery involving smuggled diamonds from a previous case. Meanwhile the team is dealing with repercussions in their own lives. There’s trouble in paradise in “Ua helele’i ka hoku.”

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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The King is Dead… Again

As Max and Jerry are watching an Elvis impersonation contest one of the contestants, Lane Collins, dies on stage from cyanide poisoning. It appears Elvis has “left the building.” Five-0 figures that Collins was killed as he was the favourite to win the $20,000 grand prize. However, Jerry’s conspiracy filled mind is focused on the inaccurate costume Collins was wearing, something a true fan would not have done. As the team investigates further they find that Collins was in a hot new band before they abruptly fell apart. It looks as though an old fan might have killed him to protect his legacy as the bandleader of the old band rather than be known as an Elvis impersonator.

But just as things appear to be over another person is found dead, this time at the dry cleaners that Collins used for his suit and a gang of armed robbers steal Collins’ body from the morgue. Turns out the inaccurate Elvis costume is embroidered with stolen diamonds, the same ones that Ivanovich stole in “Kuka’awale“. This prompts Danny and Steve to visit Barry (guest star Jon Lovitz) to figure out who had the diamonds. Only problem is that there is another criminal after the diamonds, Ivanovich’s older brother Adrian (guest star Ilia Volok). After he traps Barry in his hot tub, Adrian seems like he will get away with the diamonds, but Five-0 make it to the hotel in time. Adrian pulls a machine gun out of his guitar case and a wicked firefight ensues before the team takes him down. Case closed. The episode ends with Jerry singing an Elvis song in tribute to Collins. Who knew Garcia had that voice!

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Case Repercussions

Some of the team members are dealing with the repercussions of past cases this week. Grover is back from Chicago, being blacklisted by his friends back home. Apparently they believed Clay’s sob story and are hiding things from Grover. The other Five-0 member dealing with something is Chin as he continues to search for his brother-in-law Gabriel. Chin is still getting phone calls from Gabriel who is back to collect for protecting Chin. He ends up sending Chin some photos of Adam during a meeting giving Chin more questions than answers.

Source: CBS

Source: CBS

Highlights of the episode:

  • For an episode focused so heavily on the legacy of Elvis it definitely gave us a perfect blend of comedy and action. The twist of Ivanovich’s brother coming to collect the diamonds was a great addition.
  • It looks as if Jerry and Max are becoming quite good friends. Glad to see Max being able to bond with someone.
  • The writers are still showing their awareness to past events and how those events will affect the lives of Five-0. Mentioning the Grover and Chin stories in passing show that these characters are dealing with more than just the case at hand.

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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