Welcome to the second part of celebrating five years of Hawaii Five-0.
I have to confess that I have a real problem watching season 2. And I’m sad about that because there are some really good episodes, but I have a hard time watching Alex O getting sicker and sicker. At some point when the show first aired it got really painful to watch it. I felt so sad that he had to go through some obviously serious problems. When he finally was able to get out and get help, I was so glad.
And when he came back, happy, healthy and stronger than ever, I was the happiest person.
(Again all credits for the photos to CBS and as on the pictures)
With season 2 came a bunch of new promo pictures. Sadly, that was the last photo shoot for a long while. And with it also came a new cast member. One I never understood the reason for. Yeah, yeah, she was there to be the eyes and ears for the Governor. But she never really did that job. So, why was she on Five-0? Anyway, let’s first enjoy some great pictures.
Wow, what a thrill-ride that first episode was. I had been looking forward to this episode all summer long, after the great cliffhanger of season one. And I can surely say, I was not disappointed. When Steve was stabbed in the first minutes of the episode I was like WTF! Of course, I thought there should have been some consequences with an injury like that. After passing out at Max’s place and after Max patched him up, he was basically fine. So not what would happen in real life. (I wonder why I never wrote a tie-in for that episode. Hmm.)
Anyway, I loved the season’s opener. Great action, great team work, even though they were hardly together. Great new character coming onto the show with Joe White. An all around awesome episode.
In 202 we learned about the spy who never did her job. We saw Steve on a horse and in a suit, and we learned that he drinks his coffee with milk. And we saw Steve on a horse, uhm, that can’t be mentioned often enough. 😉
Episode three gave us skydiving Steve and a glimpse into what he had done during his active duty. I so wish we would see more of SEAL-Steve. Or how about letting him do some sky-diving or diving just for fun. I mean, he’s a professional, I’m sure he loves doing that stuff, and I’d imagine he would do that in his spare time.
And in this episode we again were introduced to a new character; Wade Gutches. I really like him, and I hope to see him again. And we need to find out what Strawberry Fields was all about. Still waiting for that to make an appearance again.
In 2.04 we saw another glimpse of Catherine, and were introduced to Danny’s new girlfriend.
I truly liked the Catherine scenes, the hug at the end was so sweet, and so full of promise. And in season two they still remembered that Steve was a SEAL, so, this time he went diving with Joe. Read the short review here.
Remember this scene? 😉
And the next one also had some nice ‘views’. 😉 But you could also already see that something was not alright with Alex; he had lost some serious weight.
A lot of good stuff and fun scenes sprinkled over the next few episodes, but the next one that really stood out was, of course 2.10. I don’t think I need to say much about it.
Here is one of my earlier reviews, if you want to call it that. 😉
One of my favorite BTS pictures. 😉 It’s from filming 2.11, a pretty decent episode. The only other review I did for season 2.
Some more entertaining episodes in between, including Chin’s wedding. But as I said it was getting really hard to watch. The next one that stood out in my eyes as a whole episode, alone for the flashback/flashforward filming, was 2×16.
And the episode inspired me to write two tie-ins. One really long, fun and adventurous one, and a really short one.
Oh my goodness, was I happy to see him back. And it was just amazing what a difference two months can make. Besides from being a really great episode, it gave me a picture I absolutely love. To this day it is still one of my all-time favorites. When he locks up Wo Fat. Just wow. 🙂
What was left was the season finale. Which I really loved. I truly enjoyed the first 30-minutes-non-stop roller coaster ride. That was one action-packed moment after the other. Here is a small reminder with some BTS stuff mixed in.
Even though I haven’t watched most episodes as much as the ones from the other seasons, I think season two is a really good season. With great action, good humor and good cases. The time Alex was missing, well that made it very obvious who is the leading man on this show. The episodes without him missed the normal drive, and it all felt without any kind of leadership. I have watched them once, and never again. I so wish he would have been there for the Max episode, that would have been great.
And now, if you want you can watch this Ultimate Look Back at season 2 from CBS.
Next up will be season 3 and 4.