“Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi” (We Need Each Other) was the premiere episode of “Hawaii Five-0” on its new night Friday. Season 4 got off to an action-packed start that never let up for even one minute. Viewers saw a recap from the cliffhanging finale of last season. Steve McGarrett (ALex O'Louhghlin) and Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) managed to get out of a supermax prison, because a certain party was destined to kill them both. In Season 3 a storyline was introduced of the terrorist group who call themselves the NLM. They planned to blow up Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Instead, their master plan was thwarted by the Five-0 task force.
Now it was time for payback. The NLM took complete control over Iolani Palace where Five-0 has its headquarters. We are introduced to a feisty and fierce new character, SWAT Commander Lou Grover (Chi McBride). He’s straight from the mainland and clashes with McGarrett’s Aloha Spirit ways. Grover’s unorthodox style enabled him to get needed information on the hostage crisis. This was a bold move that added some necessary comic relief.
If that wasn’t enough, the leader of the NLM, El Condor, managed to escape during an intense car chase scene. He then kidnaps McGarrett’s girlfriend, a naval intelligence officer. This brings back painful memories in the pilot episode from Season 1, when Jack McGarrett (Steve’s father) was killed by another terrorist organization. He and Danno (Scott Caan) have one of their classic car arguments, but this time it’s not for laughs. Danno informs Steve he always has his back.
One of the highlights from the premiere is at Aloha Stadium, and an escape scene with a helicopter. It will have you on the edge of your seat. Finally, we discover why two of the NLM members were downloading sensitive information from Five-0’s high-tech tabletop computer. Kono (Grace Park), who is in a secret location in China, is now in danger. Before Wo Fat gets transferred to Colorado’s supermax facility, McGarrett confronts him about his mother’s visit. Wo Fat tells Steve you don’t want to know the truth.