Many bloggers are taking the opportunity, during this last week of 2014, to look back on Hawaii Five-0 in various ways. Some people are making lists of their favorite episodes; others are making lists of favorite moments between certain characters. Everyone has their own unique perspective on what made the year a favorite for them. So I guess now it’s my turn but instead of trying to do a recap of the year or try to select particular episodes as favorites, I decided to look at the 20 episodes which make up the year 2014 and fondly remember what some of my favorite moments were.
I went back to the files I have on my computer of screen caps I saved for each episode to see what I had chosen at the time as favorite moments. I noticed something that really didn’t surprise me all that much. While a lot of my favorite moments directly related to the crime of the week or the ongoing arcs and focused on great writing and great performances, many were just moments that I particularly enjoyed at the time. And for the most part they revolve around my favorite character (Steve), my favorite pairing (Steve and Danny), anything to do with the Ohana and moments that were just plain fun. I suppose I am nothing if not predictable.
So here we go……
January 10, 2014 – 4.12 ‘O kela me keia manawa – Now and Then – The reunion of Kono and Adam and their return to Oahu and their Ohana. The acting of Grace Park during their reunion was happily heartbreaking. I just love her!
January 17, 2014 – 4.13 Hana Lokomaika’i – The Favor – Looking back at Chin’s memories of meeting Malia for the first time on that beautiful beach!
January 31, 2014 – 4.14 Na Hala a Ka Makua – Sins of the Father – The Ohana get together on the roof at the end of the episode. Anytime we have Ohana moments are a favorite of mine!
February 28, 2014 – 4.15 Pale ‘la – Buried Secrets – Seeing Gracie growing up and how Danny is not a fan! LOL
March 7, 2014 – 4.16 Hōkū Welowelo – Fire in the Sky – The beginning of Steve’s PTSD (here’s hoping we see much more of this in the year to come!)
April 25, 2014 – 4.20 Pe’epe’e Kanaka – Those Among Us – A powerful episode with a fantastic and extremely touching ending. SEMPER FI
May 2, 2014 – 4.21 Makani ‘Olu a Holo Malie – Fair Winds & Following Seas – Danny coming to the rescue for Steve again and the incredible acting of Alex O’Loughlin!
May 9, 2014 – 4.22 O Ka Pili ‘Ohana Ka ‘Oi – Family Comes First – Totally and completely silly. Every moment of this made me laugh and I loved it!
September 26, 2014 – 5.01 A’ohe kahi e pe’e ai – Nowhere to Hide – “Couples” therapy and BAMF Danny!
October 3, 2014 – 5.02 Ka Makuakāne -Family Man -It was all about the dads!
October 10, 2014 – 5.03 Kanalu Hope Loa – The Last Break -BAMF undercover Kono!
October 17, 2014 – 5.04 – Ka No’eau – The Painter – Danny went to Cambodia for Steve….Steve goes to Columbia for Danny.
October 24, 2014 – 5.05 – Ho’oilina – Legacy – Steve visits John’s grave.
November 7, 2014 – 5.07 – Ina Paha – If, Perhaps (100th Episode) – The magnificence that is Alex O’Loughlin and an episode which was truly a gift for all the fans….an episode truly One for All….
November 21, 2014 – 5.08 – Ka Hana Malu – Inside Job – Our guys looking totally HOT and absolutely any scene with Aunt Deb (Carol Burnett) in it.
December 12, 2014 – 5.09 Ke Koho Mamao Aku – Longshot (Christmas Episode) – Just gotta LOVE an Ohana Christmas Eve!
So….there you have it and here’s to you 2014! Let’s hope that 2015 proves to be just as or even more enjoyable.