Sean “Diddy” Combs guest starred in the 21st episode called “Ho’opa’i” on Hawaii Five-0 as an undercover NYPD detective hunting down an organized crime boss.

His performance was emotional and convincing. He showed attitude and angst and looked more like an actor than a rapper Monday evening.

He channeled a young Wesley Snipes in “U.S. Marshals,” in an episode with as much melodrama as both “Fugitive” movies crammed into one television episode.

The episode had a good plot, as Combs was undercover police officer who has worked to earn the trust of a New York black organized crime boss. The episode opens as a pair of assassins gun down his wife and an FBI agent assigned to protect him. All signs point to the crime boss figuring him out and ordering the hit, but things are not as they seem — of course.

Combs was good, and young up-and-comer Kwesi Boakye, the great-grandson of a Ghana West African king, was amazing, playing Combs frightened-yet-brave young son.

Will the “Diddy effect” propel “Five-0” in the ratings? Check back on Blast later on for Monday’s ratings.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston’s Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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