Hawaii Five-0: “Ho’apono”--review
By Gerald So
Graham had suffered from post-traumatic stress since his SEAL team was ambushed in Iraq and children were caught in the crossfire. He had a history of arguing with his wife and had stopped taking his medication, believing it was clouding his judgment. In short, Graham could have killed his wife and have no recollection of doing it. Adam Beach played Graham’s sympathetic, confused, and violent sides well.
The episode didn't mention Indians or Indian lore, which is fine. It's not necessary in a quick-paced cop drama like this one.
Because of his character's PTSD, Beach got a chance to emote. I think he did a good job.
All in all, I'd say this was a better than average episode of Hawaii Five-0. More psychological tension, less nonstop action. It wasn't great, but it was definitely watchable.
For more on Hawaii Five-0, see Asians in Hawaii Five-0 Remake and Review of Hawaii Five-0 Remake. For more on Adam Beach, see Who Are the Great Native Actors? and Beach's Role in Cowboys and Aliens.
Below: Graham Wilson (Adam Beach) holds Steve McGarrett hostage.