Jimi Hendrix is alive and well, at least in music form, when his lost songs were featured in many of the action-packed scenes during a special airing of “Hawaii Five-0” Sunday night. Viewers of Bright House Networks in Tampa Bay watched it on WTSP, channel 10. This is the second time the Hawaiian crime drama has followed-up an AFC Championship game on CBS leading to the Super Bowl. During the first season it was the episode “Kai E ‘e’” or “Mounting Sea” when a tsunami was heading for Oahu.
This time it was not a natural disaster, but a case of revenge targeted towards Chin Ho. “Olelo Ho’opa’i Make” (Hawaiian for Death Sentence) featured another Baldwin brother seeking justice for the death of his brother Frank Delano (William Baldwin). Daniel Baldwin (a.k.a Paul Delano) kidnaps Chin then arranges him to spend time in the Halawa Correctional Facility. This is where Chin had put away a number of criminals. It’s now a matter of life and death.
A bulk of Hendrix’s never-before-released songs was the soundtrack of numerous prison scenes that included a fire, riot, and great escape. One song “Crash Landing” was the perfect piece when McGarrett and the H50 task force flew in by helicopter onto the prison grounds. Other tracks from Jimi’s upcoming album “People, Hell and Angels” (released on March 5) included "Bleeding Heart," "Mojo Man," "Hey Gypsy Boy," "Inside Out," "Hear My Train A Comin'" and "Somewhere" made its way into this special episode.