As always let’s start with the vote
4.04 – A ia la aku – From this Day Forward
or ‘Good Bye Wimp – Hello, Adam‘!
I don’t know who that wimp was, who was running around pretending to be Adam the last couple of episodes, but am I glad ‘my’ Adam of the old days is back. I just hope they will not again break character and forget that he grew up to be the boss of the Yakuza. He doesn’t need little Kono to protect him. Adam had always been a man knowing what to do, knowing how to lead a bunch of Yakuza, and suddenly he was this wimp who hid behind Kono’s skirt? I’m sorry, but that was SO out of character that it was ridiculous. I’m very happy they remembered who Adam is. Thank you, show, for remembering that and giving us Adam back.
I had no doubt he would get all the information they needed.
This was the first time that I liked the Kono/Adam scenes and didn’t find them boring. Keep that up show and I will even be interested in how this storyline resolves.
We leave Adam and Kono behind for a while to do their thing, and focus on the crime of the week. Even though it was not clear what that even was at this point in the episode. Why was the bride killed? (I know she wasn’t, but we didn’t know that back then) And why was she in the car alone? We’ll come to that soon.
Again a nice action scene with crashing yet another car. All those action scenes on Five-0 are looking really good. I think one of the reasons is not only to have great stunt coordinators and a great stunt crew, but mostly they are filming on ‘real’ streets. That is what I really love about Hawaii Five-0, besides another bunch of stuff of course. I’m so tired of shows filming purely on sets. The worst is NCIS. Their ‘outside’ scenes are almost unbearable to watch. But that is another show and not what we’re talking about today. So, back to the scene. Thank you, show, for not letting this car go up in flames. Another little pet peeve of mine, exploding cars, just because they are in an accident of some kind. Cars do not explode that easily.
So, next we see what happened earlier that day. Preparations for a big wedding are on the way. Personally I thought that was all a bit long and we could have easily cut out a minute or so. But okay. Of course the wedding doesn’t even happen, the bride runs away and ends up dead. At least that is what we should think at this point.
Double date for our boys. Romantic comedy? Really, ladies, you made your boyfriends sit through that at the movies? No wonder they were chatting away. I can totally relate to them. Very few of those movies I could ever enjoy. Steve’s words are a little harsh, but he’s not that far off.
One thing though, these two guys are the worst movie goers you can have while trying to watch a movie. Eating popcorn through the whole film, or worse constantly unwrapping candy bars or other snacks, chatting away about the movie or whatever comes into their heads, and then to top it all off getting a phone call. Such people should be banned from the movies. J
Loved Catherine’s reaction of embarrassment that her moron was one of those annoying people. Very cute. And Gabby, keep the running commentary for the DVD release. Nice one.
But I’m pretty sure they all had fun, in their own twisted way. Steve, why don’t you listen to me when I tell you to turn off your phone when with Catherine? It will ring, darn it.
Now the case is getting interesting with a totally different victim. A guy from the wedding; shot in his hotel room.
Welcome Chin. Our three guys start their investigation, first with Max giving the usual information, and with Chin telling what they already knew about their victim.
And Danny is still giving us the speech why any wedding is a bad idea; to the other’s amusement.
Now the case got even more interesting. The victim had nothing to do with the wedding. At least not at first glance. I think they were building a rather nice COTW, one that was not really clear after five minutes. I liked it.
Getting closer to the reason why Dalia fled the wedding. Good work, boys.
And we again could enjoy a few postcards from Hawaii.
Okay, here comes my first complaint, but it’s not about the episode. No, it’s about Global. Really guys, you were so great airing the show without any logo or any ads. And now what are you doing? Was that really necessary? Seriously though, I’m happy to get H50 from Global, or CBS for that matter, but find these ads more than annoying.
We all have our secrets, and of course Dalia is not the exception. Assuming that the fiancé knew everything about his fiancé was a bit naïve, but I actually liked it that he thought she must have a reason to run. And that she didn’t run from him. I saw a happy ending coming, even though I wondered if she was still alive, after that crash and then being pushed down the embankment. The odds were surely against her.
I might complain about Danny quite often, sometimes loudly, sometimes just a little, but believe me I always enjoy the two boys together in the car. Lock them in there and you will be entertained for hours on end. And this episode wasn’t any different. The first cargument was not really between Steve and Danny, but rather between Danny and Gabby. And can I just say that I loved Gracie on the phone? Teilor Grubbs has come a long way. I’m still remembering her very wooden scenes in the first and partly second season. But she got better over time, and now it’s a joy to watch her. She is still not a master at her craft, but on a very good way and doing a good job. And thankfully she has better scenes now. It’s always great to see her.
Danny, pulled up to a crime scene? LOL But he’s right, Steve, keep driving and you will probably find one. 🙂
Now Five-0 is doing their usual thing and bringing in their first suspect. I do have a question at this point. Don’t you also think it is kind of ridiculous how many people, not just on this crime show, but in general, fly using a fake ID? I mean, come on, can you buy them at Wal*Mart? My question is how realistic is that? How many people DO use a fake ID for all kinds of things, not just flying around the country?
Oh jeez, forget about this question. You need a new ID? Well, go here http://www.lostids.com/usa.htm
It’s not Wal*Mart but just as easy. Unbelievable. Oh, and I had a good laugh at the small print. We are not an issuing authority of any governmental entity or agency that is authorized to issue official identification documents, means of official identification, or authentication features. Any original designs are sold for novelty, commemorative, celebratory, commemoratory, dedicatory, in memory, in remembrance, memorial, observing as a memento, or for a collection or exhibit, for decorative purposes, for a dramatic presentation, such as a theater, film, or television production or for any other recreational, souvenir or amusement purpose, and is not an authentication feature issued by or under the authority of any government, and not for any legal or official purpose.
Really, not official? Who would have thought.
At least their suspect brings them a little closer to solving the murder of the mystery guy.
Interesting, second time in a row that Germany was involved in some way. Is that supposed to mean anything? Pretty stupid fake badge they created for the German police. LOL They could have done better than that. 😉 And I would have loved to see one of those German files. But they were great in using the metric system while showing the people’s height. Nice touch to detail, even though the scale was totally off. According to their scale Dixon’s head goes from 100 to 180, which are 80 cm, and that are 2ft 7 ½ in. Since he’s only 6ft in total, he would be quite a sight. 😉
The 100 should be around his hip somewhere, not at his neck. Actually a pretty stupid mistake.
Anyway, now we learn who the bride really is. But is she really just after the money? The romantic in me hoped this would work all out in the end. But I was still weary if she was even alive.
And on their way to the poor groom, Danny is at it again. And I loved this cargument, because it showed perfectly how very different Steve and Danny are. Danny doesn’t want to tell Gabby not to take the job because he fears she would resent him in the end. And he doesn’t want to tell her to take the job, because he would be miserable without her. Steve on the other hand told Cath to take the job because he didn’t want her to miss out on a great opportunity. One selfish idiot and one noble idiot. These two are perfect for each other. Even though I would clearly pick the noble idiot. At least he had my interests in mind and not his own. Noble Steve.
Now we get another little peek into the Adam/Kono storyline. (These scenes were all filmed before the hiatus. They are doing a pretty good job stretching out the use of their material) I hope Adam will step up his game and show them what he is made of. I really like this side of Adam. Love the bad boy in him. Hope we will keep him.
That was probably not an easy visit to tell them about Dalia’s real ID. I loved it that the mother in law was very atypical and on the side of her future daughter in law. That was very nice and refreshing. I really liked the mother. And I think it was pretty clear that the lawyer had something to do with all that. Full background check on Dalia, and not discovering this? That would never happen.
And I loved it that Steve went to talk to Nathan. He seemed to have a connection or at least an understanding with him.
Okay, I don’t know how many of you had been on a motorbike, but riding like this is just ridiculous. And this time I’m not even talking about the stupidity of riding a bike without a helmet. No, now he’s not even wearing glasses? Come on, who is coming up with this crap? His eyes would be watering and burning in no time. No one rides a bike without proper eyewear. This is getting more stupid by the minute. AND when the hell will he be pulled over for not wearing a helmet? Lukela do you job!
And now here are my favorite scenes. Danny is enjoying himself way too much. But this time I’m with you, Danny. I’m enjoying Steve’s contained jealousy also very much. Even though he has nothing to worry about. Catherine will not fall for this idiot. I’m sorry, but that scene with him keeping the car warm, and calling himself ‘Big Kahuna’ and Cath ‘Little Wing’? That boy is simply stupid with a capital S. Seems to me he desperately tries to play in the big boy’s sand box. Sorry, Billy-boy, but you are light years from their level. And no chance in hell any woman with half a brain wouldn’t see right through you. And I think even dense Steve realized that his former buddy isn’t so honorable after all.
And the following flirting and teasing in the office was even better. Come on, nobody thought that he was serious of not helping out? Of course he would jump through every hoop Cath asked him to hop through. I loved this part of the show. And please tell me is that a Klingon sword on Steve’s desk? 😉
Now came a scene I found rather amusing. Chin found the car accident victim. I found it amusing that he passed the skid marks on the road and the broken rail, not to mention the disturbed shoulder before, but stopped at the skid marks behind the curve. Weren’t the other hints not obvious enough, Chin? 😉
I was very happy that the bride was still alive. The happy end was possible again.
The groom was understandably upset, the mother in law very understanding, and Five-0 after some information.
I always find it a waste of time to show us scenes twice, but on the other hand, Five-0 does need to get the information in some way. So I guess it’s okay to show a bit of the accident again.
What I find really refreshing about all the CSI mambo jambo on Five-0 is that it is all so simple. Not the high tech stuff like on other shows. Just the simple information, maybe a little animated, and that’s it.
So, now we know the brother tried to kill the sister. But who killed him then?
But our clever boys figured that out rather quickly. Good job, boys.
I knew right away that Five-0 was using her to get a confession out of that slimy lawyer. Loved it that she worked with them, and he got caught. And can you believe it, all this just for some small change. Not even for the big money. For that he didn’t have the balls. What a pathetic loser.
Aww, I loved Steve the romantic; trying to get the two back together. That was pretty sweet, and I was very happy with this happy end for the two of them. Everyone deserves a second chance. Come on, Danny, be happy for them.
Okay, now I really need help with the next scenes. Is Gabby now out of the picture? She’s going to take the job, right? Did they just split up? But why did she say Hawaii might be her home as well soon? Maybe I’m dense, but couldn’t they found clear words, like, this is it? LOL Sorry, but I really don’t know if they are still together or not. If I had to I’d go with… not?
What I really found very sad was Danny saying that back in the beginning of season 2 he still had no reason to like his stay in Hawaii; that he really, really hated being there. I think that’s very sad for his friends who let him into their life, shared their life and even home with him. But Danny hated all of it. Very sad indeed.
I really enjoyed all the endings. Yeah, I do believe this episode had more than one. I really liked that they brought every storyline to a conclusion.
And I loved the ending with Cath and Steve. That was very sweet. And don’t tell me Billy-boy is not after Steve’s girl. That little rat. But I predict that Billy-boy will be out of the picture soon. Mark my words.
And can I take it that Catherine really does live with Steve now? She clearly has a key to his house.
Absolut great music during the whole episode. Kudos to whoever was responsible to pick those songs.
I truly enjoyed this episode. It had a solid case, great scenes with Danny and Steve, great team scenes, even good Adam and Kono stuff. Also again wonderful scenes with Cath and Steve. And I liked Danny in this one.
For me this was a really good episode, but the awesome is reserved for something a little bit ‘more’. So, this one gets four out of five.
All screenshots were done by me. Credit to CBS and Global. No copyright infringement intended.
One more thing. I don’t write reviews with the claim to be objective. This is how I perceived this episode. If you disagree… that is just fine. I don’t claim in any way that my opinion is the right and only one.