Written by / 2/15/2020 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , ,

ELYSSA DAVALOS IN 'HAWAII FIVE-O: THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL'

Elyssa Davalos and William Smith on Hawaii Five-0 episode THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL Year: 1979
The best episode of the maligned final season of HAWAII FIVE-0, when Jack Lord had stopped saying "Book 'em, Danno" for two reasons. First, there was no more Danno as James McCarther had left the series the year before...

Second, the cement-haired Lord took more of a backseat... perhaps because of his underling's departure, replaced twofold by female detective Sharon Farrell, whose cop husband died on the third episode, and William Smith, who'd made waves as the villain's villain Falconetti in RICH MAN POOR MAN, as  Det. James 'Kimo' Carew...
Elyssa Davalos and William Smith on Hawaii Five-0
It's been said that Smith might've taken over the show from Lord, which seems farfetched, and the source is flimsy. Either way, he does a fine job here, and is more alpha male than Danno, even going undercover at a plush country club where Elyssa Davalos plays the gorgeous trophy daughter of rich Dennis Patrick...

Meanwhile, not-so-random deaths turn up throughout the islands, and each victim had had their own victims as in, they're all criminals. The DEATH WISH theme, combined with the good old MOST DANGEROUS GAME standby plot (humans hunting humans for sport), were alive and kicking as a backroom meeting of executives, led by BRADY BUNCH dad Robert Reed, plans their next "guilty" target...
Elyssa Davalos and Dennis Patrick on Hawaii Five-0
The best scenes have the suit-and-tie vigilantes bringing forth justice THOUGH THE HEAVENS FAIL in tense and difficult situations... one seeming impossible on a 5-0 guarded/secured hilltop...

With frustrated, office-set Jack Lord a phone call away, Smith's budding relationship with Davalos (intentionally igniting at an archery range) gives him someone to learn things from, and to inevitably protect. She'd have made a worthy co-star if there were a Smith-led HAWAII 5-0, but "Book 'em, Kimo" didn't have the same iconic ring. Then again, with "Big Bill" in charge, no one would dare tell him anything.
William Smith and Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith and Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith and Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith and Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
Guest star Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith as Kimo in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith as Kimo in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
Guest starring Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
Guest starring Elyssa Davalos in Hawaii 5-0 Though the Heavens Fall
William Smith as Kimo and Moe Keale as Truck in Hawaii 5-0 w/ Robert Reed
Elyssa Davalos on Hawaii Five-0: Though the Heavens Fall
Elyssa Davalos and Jack Lord on Hawaii Five-0
Robert Reed on Hawaii Five-0: Though the Heavens Fall
Sharon Farrell and William Smith on Hawaii Five-0
Elyssa Davalos on Hawaii Five-0: Though the Heavens Fall
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Featured Post

MARK STEVENS & JOANNE DRU IN THE NEO NOIR 'SEPTEMBER STORM'

Pulpy poster artwork for SEPTEMBER STORM Year: 1960 Rating: *** For a 3D movie with a giant shark on the poster, it's amazing how mu...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Most Popular Last Year

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "George, that's the first time anyone ever thought enough of you to call you a shark. If you were a good lawyer, you'd be flattered." Everette Sloane to Glenn Anders, The Lady from Shanghai

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)THE FEARMAKERS 2)JAWS 3)THE CROWDED SKY 4)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 5)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 6)ASH WEDNESDAY 7)SHARKS' TREASURE 8)CANYON PASSAGE 9)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 10)HOT CARS 11)CURSE OF THE DEMON 12)HARDCORE 13)VIOLENT SATURDAY 14)FALLEN ANGEL 15)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 16)SWEENEY TWO 17)THE DEFECTOR 18)THE ROARING TWENTIES 19)AIR PATROL 20)THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN 21)THE SERGEANT 22)OTLEY 23)AL CAPONE 24)SWAMP WATER 25)JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG 26)THE KILLING 27)COMPULSION 28)MY BLOOD RUNS COLD 29)EASY LIVING 30)WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS 31)ATLANTIC CITY 32)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 33)CANYON RIVER 34)MADISON AVENUE 35)THE SHARKFIGHTERS 36)DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS 37)WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS 38)FRENZY 39)THUNDER ISLAND 40)THE DAY THEY ROBBED THE BANK OF ENGLAND

ACTORS 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)ORSON WELLES 6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)TOM COURTENAY 8)CHARLES BRONSON 9)GENE HACKMAN 10)VICTOR MATURE ACTRESSES 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN CARPENTER 7)MAURY DEXTER 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)MICHAEL WINNER 10)SAM PECKINPAH

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

Popular This Month

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

TRIPPING INTO THE SIXTIES

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

All Time Popular

TARGETING THE SEVENTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE