Tonight's episode of Hawaii Five-0 was a treat. Summer Glau pulled a remarkable, intense and emotional performance as Maggie Hoapili. She got a chance to prove that Maggie was a kick ass girl, even injured.
H50 stunt coordinator Jeff Cardiente and his stunt team did a really good job choregraphing the fight scenes. Summer had some great scenes with the Five-0 team, especially with Chin Ho Kelly (played by Daniel Dae Kim), Kamekona and the other MMA fighters.
Here are HD caps for Hawaii Five-0 3.16 Kekoa.
What did you think of the episode? Tell us in the comment section below and/or in the dedicated thread in the forum.
Thanks to Fox012 and Kali from Summer Glau Daily for their spontaneous help with the screencaps.
|12 Feb 2013|
|Total comments: 17|
Message #3 | Charley_Dixon | 12 Feb 2013, 14:39 GMT [Entry]
Great performance by Summer. I only wish we could see more.
Speaking about MMA fighters: I believe that was Keith Jardine. I'm not a female MMA fan, so I could not identify who portrayed Summer's opponent but I think we'll figure that out soon.
Message #5 | TerminatorEmily | 12 Feb 2013, 15:10 GMT [Entry]
I loved this episode it was awesome! I was mostly waiting for the Fight scenes but then Yeah, and the part when Sumer got tazed I was like "OMG are they gonna kill her?!" And then I remember the fight scenes.
She did an amazing job in it! She should be a regular guest, like Maggie is out for revenge or something.
But it was great to see her in action again.
Ahhh those moments when she was fighting in TSCC and the barfight in Serenity... good times.... good times....
Message #7 | KevinInEngland | 12 Feb 2013, 15:58 GMT [Entry]
Well if that is your pleasure, so be it but to be honest I thought the whole thing was a load of shit.
What can anyone get out of something like that?
Summer is talented. If you want to see that crap, get any ol' actress or hard nut to do it.
Definitely not for me. Hawaii Five-0 can still stay well out of my viewing schedule.
If she goes along that channel, then I'm finished with Summer Glau.
Message #8 | chrisdvanne_ | 12 Feb 2013, 16:37 GMT [Entry]
Summer was very convincing in the emotional scenes; when she lowered her head, or on the opposite when she cried from rage and was determined to protect her father's secret or to stand up on her kidnappers.
Of course fans will only remember the fight scenes (i participate to this process by highlighting it in my tweets or this News); the same happened with Firefly/Serenity and TSCC btw.
But while the perception of fans is biaised, Summer herself and the people from CBS/Hawaii Five-0 know what a great performance she pulled tonight. This is what matters and i would be very glad if CBS called her for another guest appearance on another of their hit shows or for a pilot.
Summer is trying to expand her repertoire, to play new roles, and to reach out to new audiences; she definitively scored points with this guest spot.
Side note: i appreciate that you have a different point of view Kevin, as long as your comments are respectful of course.
Message #9 | Charley_Dixon | 12 Feb 2013, 17:58 GMT [Entry]
@Kevin: while I agree with your point that Hawaii Five-0 is not the best show I saw in my life (let me put it his way) I do not think it was a bad idea for Summer to be a guest star in this show. Maggie is definitely a "Summer Glau-type" character and Summer did her job very well. Should I mention the ratings, the new audience, the importance of taking new roles for actor's career, and all that kind of things? So if she goes along that channel why don't just wish her good luck
@Chris: let me disagree. I enjoyed every scene she was in, not the fight scenes only. Actually I think the fight scenes were weak. Of course not because of Summer's acting but mainly because of the way the fights went on. While everything can happen in a real fight the ones in this episode looked way too staged to me. I will mostly remember this episode for "Allison from Palmdale"-like scenes.
Message #11 | slkpg | 12 Feb 2013, 18:40 GMT [Entry]
Have to agree with Kevin on the quality of H50 in general. About 5 minutes up thru the bathing suit scene was all I could manage. Popped in a DVD of Buffy season 2 finale, and watched a gem (for the first time.) Need to make a distinction between fantasy fighting of demons, and Jean Claude style brutality. Like most actors, Summer has to take the roles she can get. I support and wish her well.
Message #12 | robbo | 13 Feb 2013, 04:22 GMT [Entry]
any news of a increase in ratings for h50 with summer glau as a guest star, she did a great job to put into perspective ok the fight scenes could have been a lot better, but it was one hell of a fight for summer to deal with, she did us proud overall very pleased for summer now that she is branching out and trying new roles,
Message #15 | IanT | 14 Feb 2013, 14:11 GMT [Entry]
As I expected, this was another great performance from Summer. You couldn't help but feel empathy for her character as she went through grief, shock, rage, horror and all other kinds of emotions. And it was great to see Summer in action again - I thought the fight scene was excellent, brutal and nasty as it should have been in the circumstances. So 100/10 for Summer...
But the show itself? Basically a dreary CSI clone, with two terrible male leads, the usual flashy graphics, unrealistic police procedures... and a sub-plot about the hero's mum! I certainly wouldn't watch it again unless Summer re-appeared.
Still, maybe Summer's appearance and her strong performance will finally get through to some TV and movie producers, and this will lead to her getting a good role in a good new series or movie. She definitely deserves it. When you think of how many really awful actresses there are in full-time work, casting people should be lining up for Summer.
In the meantime, I'll watch anything Summer appears in. No matter how bad it is, she always shines.
(Also... someone commented about the fight in H50 being unrealistic because Summer's opponent was bigger and stronger. I'd disagree with that - size and strength don't always mean everything. Think Bruce Lee... Or Yoda!)