“Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0,” the actor’s rep said in a statement, “to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury.”
The show, which is currently shooting Episode 20, will continue production as planned. And, even though there is no word yet as to how the absence of the leading man’s Detective Steve McGarrett will be explained, the series is expected to complete its Season 2 order.
“We respect and support Alex’s decision,” added CBS Studios. “Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well, and we look forward to his return.”
The team investigates the death of a Hawaiian Warrior who participated in war reenactments. He was a collector of ancient Hawaiian artifacts and was killed with one of them. Apolo Ohno guest stars as a Squatter who stole the artifacts from his dead body for the money.
They move on to a group of environmentalists who threatened the victim’s life for considering building a ferry that would kill endangered animals. In the end, the victim had a change of heart and decided not to go through with it. His business partner on the other hand wanted the money and knew he would get more if he killed him and went ahead without him. When the victim’s wife realizes what happened, she holds the business partner at gunpoint when the 5-0 team storms in. The partner steals the gun from her hands and holds her at gunpoint for about 2 seconds. Steve literally rolls his eyes and shoots the guy in the shoulder. That was so anticlimactic.
This episode of Hawaii Five-0 was fantastic. Seriously. Can we just start nominating Scott Caan for all the awards right now? An ex-cop from Danny’s past shows up to make his life Hell. Danny put him in prison back in the day and now he wants revenge. If he has his way, Grace will die.
Steve and Chin realize the suspect from a crime earlier in the day is actually stalking Danny and his family. He has a ton of pictures of Rachel and Grace on his computer. He poses as a policeman and abducts Grace. When Danny gets the phone call that his daughter is in danger..it’s so amazing. What a fantastic job by Scott Caan. He puts Danny on a wild chase around the island doing his bidding. He threatens Grace’s life if he so much as makes a wrong turn.
The finale to his revenge has him giving Danny a gun and forcing him to kill Rachel’s husband Stan. His logic is that once he does this, Rachel will never forgive him and Danny will lose the person he’s in love with. Danny shoots Stan in the shoulder and twice in the ground so Steve and co. have time to arrest the bad guy. They rescue Grace and Rick is taken into custody.
This was a great episode. I kind of wish it was a two-parter or something. Scott’s acting was just that good.