“The thing about Alex that struck us immediately when he walked in was: he is a natural born leader.
I mean, he really comes in, he knows exactly what he wants to do, he’s very focused.
He carries himself with a bearing and it felt like, wow – this is a guy who really could be the leader of the team.
So, I think that combo really made us feel like we had our cornerstone right away and from that we could build outward.”
— Alex Kurtzman, “Hawaii Five-0″ Executive Producer,
San Diego Comic-Con,
July 23, 2010
Daily Archives: September 21, 2014
We continue our story from here
I know this episode is not about Steve and his story at all, but it is my favourite Non-Steve episodes for the show. These countdown posts are not about reviews of the episodes, but about telling Steve’s story, but I want to do this one a bit differently by giving my thoughts on it……..
- Firstly I love it when a real-life event, and one that affected the whole world like 9/11 did, can effectively be incorporated into a show. This one worked for me. And in all that, there was also a lot of other good stuff.
- Secondly, Terrence Howard set the bar for how to play a gangster perfectly. None of the over the top antics. Just badass evilness.
- Thirdly I think the whole episode was put together wonderfully. Even with the flashbacks, there is no confusion about what is happening.
- And then the acting was very real. With both Scott and Alex, I felt like I was in the moment with Steve and Danny. Well done boys
- Maybe the one who got it right with this episode was Director Sylvain White.
This was my short review about this episode in my recap of Season 3 last year.
I have not watched this episode without crying yet ….. although I know the story, it just catches me every time! It is interesting that one day can be so full of events that it can simultaneously be one of the best and one of the worst days in your life ……I have had a day like that in my life, and I think I understand a little bit of how Danny felt since that day in his life!
Danny hearing that Rachael is pregnant, making a big drug bust, getting beaten, losing his partner in a terrible manner and in the end being saved by one of the most horrible man-made events in the history of the world! To hear that story made me understand Danny so much better – as he said, he feels like he is a person living on borrowed time.
The event which created so much pain in many lives, actually gave him a second chance and I think he feels a bit guilty about it as well. But since then, he also felt this terrible need to protect his daughter at all costs, because she was born in a world that robbed us from a lot of freedom that we took for granted up until that moment….
Once again our two friends stared death in the face together and the light banter and that soulful hug at the end, just made us love them even more ….. and once again I am crying while I type this!!
(Link to my short reviews of the Bromance episodes for Season 3 here )
– Hawaii Five-0: Episode 406 –
I Ka Wa Mamua (In a Time Past)
Story by : Peter M. Lenkov
Teleplay by : Ken Solarz
Broadcast: 12 November 2012
To be continued here