5.04 Ka No’eau
When a Detroit hit man is taken out by one of his colleagues on the streets of Oahu, Five-0 is shocked to learn the killer’s surprising motives. Meanwhile, Chin puts his career on the line to help Danny get the money he needs to save his brother’s life.
You’ve got to be freakin’ kidding me! Another whole minute wasted with the stuff from last week? Is this going to be a trend on Five-0 now? This is SO annoying!
So, let me get this straight. Danny finds the money his brother got from who knows who/where, in cash no less. Unfortunately he’s the small amount of five and a half million dollars short.
This is where it started to get really ridiculous. Chin goes and wants that money from Gabriel. What, he has it under his pillow? He still has contacts to the outside world to get his hands on that kind of cash? And IA and HPD, Five-0 and who knows who else doesn’t know any of it, and can’t find out where all those millions are? That is highly unlikely.
But what bugs me even more is the fact that Danny doesn’t even have any proof of life, or even that Reyes has Matt in the first place. How stupid is it, and in my eyes, totally unbelievable that he simply believes him. Why? Why would Danny believe him?
If he doesn’t come up with the missing five and a half million his brother will be dead in two days. Yeah, right. Either his brother is already long dead, or Reyers doesn’t have him. Geez.
And it gets even more ridiculous, but we’ll come to that later.
Uh oh, this already sounds like I didn’t like the episode. You’re wrong. LOL
So, before Chin has the glorious idea to get the money, Danny goes to see some big wig underworld boss to give him the money. Excuse me, but why in the world did Danny expect him to help? Danny has nothing to offer. Except cover-up jobs. Did he seriously offer that?
After almost five minutes we finally start with the crime of the week. Gordon Bristol A.K.A. Joseph Stegner lands in Honolulu. And, after taking out what felt like all of Honolulu’s airport police without even breaking a sweat, he’s ready to hit the streets.
ROFL – I’m sorry, but their German sounded just like their computer voice. Totally generated, no one speaks in such a pattern. It was clearly read off a paper and not a conversation. It made me smile again. I have no idea how good or bad they are with other languages, but with German they have been pretty awful so far. This was clearly to understand, but other than that… don’t they listen to what they are recording?
And again we have to spend time with Jerry and Kamekona. In my eyes, more wasted screen time.
And look, right in front of the bookshop in his mom’s green car. I can only repeat myself. Jerry is an idiot. If I were the bad guys, I would have him arrested for stalking. 😉
This view made me squealing in delight. You know why? Gray hair. I love it. I didn’t even really listen to what they were saying, I was too focused on Steve’s hair. LOL
But they listened and realized they had a professional on their hands when he took out five guys, and had a special weapon with silencer and all the trimmings.
And I like to add that I like the style they gave Lou. Before, we only saw him in uniform, but I like his look. Good choice.
I really like this guy. Christopher Sean is doing a great job. They created a wonderful character; too bad he’s in prison, and will probably stay there. Or, he could become Wo Fat’s successor. 😉 Anyway, I would really like to see him again.
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy them standing around the smart table. Not much is happening, but it’s interesting how they gather information and throw theories back and forth. I always enjoy it, even though we learned from the DVD commentary that the actors can get grumpy because it’s always so much text they have to learn. Yeah, guys, I feel your pain. 😉
Kono tells them they have eyes on the suspect, and that gives us some truly great action scenes. During the chase I had to smile for a minute, seeing Chi trying to run at full speed and Alex deliberately slowing down so that they were somewhat at the same pace. But, it’s all good. Chi’s doing a pretty good job. I have seen a lot worse. He’s a tall, big guy, we can’t expect him to look like Alex in action scenes. But as I said, what he does looks OK. It put a smile on my face, and that is a good thing.
Anyway, I thought the McG action was great. I L.O.V.E. seeing Steve running after a suspect, jumping over obstacles, fire his gun, simply being a BAMF. We don’t have enough of that. Not just with Steve, I always love to see the action part of the show. It is mostly done really, really well.
So, did you expect the bad guy to get killed? And not by the police during the chase? That gave us even more action. Even though I’m not quite sure why the HPD car was gunning for Steve. 😉
A cool stunt by Jason. I don’t know if they filmed this in one go, or like in the pilot when Alex slid over the car which they filmed in two separate scenes. But the end product looks great either way.
I really enjoy Grover and Steve working together. It feels real and right.
It was clear that Nick Mercer, greatly played by Timothy V. Murphy, wouldn’t go to a hospital, but he did seek help.
Yeah, I believe Steve when he said he would go through the door first. And frankly, I think his plan to settle that thing would have been way better than what Danny has planned with the money. He should have listened to Steve last episode, or even the one before when he wanted to go down to Columbia to get Matt back. Steve had done uncountable OPs like that, he knows what it takes to free a hostage. Danny should have trusted him. His way will turn out to be the wrong one, and I think that was clear from the beginning. I have no idea why he thinks to pay the ransom would get him his brother back and would make sure that Reyes would not come back for more. That is completely against his experience as a cop. It’s just stupid.
Meet our suspect. And as Five-0 has to learn he’s not a nice guy.
It doesn’t take them long to find out where he is. The following chase is kind of cute and ends pretty unspectacular. Even though I highly doubt the Silverado can’t keep up with the ambulance. That’s a darn powerful truck.
So, after the arrest, we spend a huge amount of time at the hospital and listen to one of the most ridiculous things they came up with so far. At least it felt like a huge amount of time. I’m sorry, but even though I liked it that Steve didn’t dismiss it right away, I think this was just stupid and way too long. Sure you hid all those people just like that, after you had a change of heart. Sure, no problem. The only good thing I took from this was the angle of organ donation. They can’t show that often enough. It’s a really great and important issue most people haven’t thought about enough. If you haven’t done so yet, please inform yourself about becoming an organ donor. Inform yourself about the regulations in your country and then make a decision that is right for you.
And since we’re at it here’s another change of heart. Gabriel is willing to give Chin the money. Well, isn’t that nice?
What? Nobody offered Jerry a place to stay? I wonder why. 😉
Steve and Grover get Mercer to tell them where he hid those people. So they can go there first and wait for the six guys who are on their way to finish what Stegner didn’t.
I loved it how they all knocked out ‘their’ suspect with just one punch and Steve was calling for a little help. I thought that was funny. I love it that he doesn’t have to be the super guy all the time. And if you think about it, he never ever really was. He often needs help, get beaten, shot, taken or whatever. I think that makes him very human. Anyway, I think that was a fun scene and it gave the ‘bad guy’ the chance to do another good deed. And it showed that the others can be bad ass as well.
The convoy with the people coming back was a bit too much for my taste, but it gave us this. So, I’m not complaining.
After they arrested all the bad guys Danny learns that he now has the money to exchange it for his brother. I have a technical question about that. How the heck did they get that money to Columbia? In cash. In bags on a plane. That is just not gonna happen. I think the writers should think about such technicalities. Or did they fly on a private jet?
All in all those were some really great scenes in that basement. But seriously, Danny kills a man in cold blood without even knowing what’s in that barrel? What the heck was he thinking? Oh yeah, I know, he lost control like he always does. He put himself and Steve in great danger when he charged at Reyes without even thinking about it. He doesn’t have his emotions under control, never had.
I knew he would kill him; that was no surprise at all. Nothing after they were led up the stairs was. I’m NOT complaining about it, those were good scenes. I just don’t get why people were surprised by it. It was totally in character with the Danny we know for four years now. He’s a loose cannon. Always was.
And I’m really pissed at Danny. How could he be so selfish and put Steve in that position? How could he make him an accomplice of cold blooded murder? I’m sorry, but that did it for me; I’m done with Danny. Once and for all. At least Chin had the decency to not involve any of the others in his crimes. But not Danny, no, he’s just thinking about himself. About his revenge. A revenge he doesn’t even know was warranted.
This should not go unpunished. I don’t care if Reyes had it coming or not. You cannot just go and kill people in cold blood. Honestly, I don’t want Steve to lie for Danny. I want this to have consequences for Danny and their friendship.
I don’t think Steve can just look the other way in good conscience. He had many reasons and opportunities to kill the people who had murdered his family members, or tried to kill him. But he never ever did. And if he would do that at some point, he would make sure none of his friends were in danger of taking the fall with him.
I think Danny is a selfish bastard and I can’t see any way that he was in his right to kill that man. Right in front of his supposedly best friend.
I can tell you one thing, I will be really miffed if they follow up this storyline of how bad Danny feels losing his brother, and we still get nothing about Steve’s pain. That is just not right.
And I will even be more miffed if this won’t be the end of Detective Williams. I’m sorry, but I can’t take him seriously anymore, not after he killed a man like that. How can he uphold the law when he treats it like that? The difference to Chin is very simple. Chin made sure that there were no witnesses. Danny did all this in front of Steve. His friend and boss.
This is not acceptable. But my guess is this is the way for SC to leave the show.
Well, Scott Caan is barely in the episodes this season, but at least he’s not phoning in his act like he did so often in the past. But unlike a lot of people on twitter, I’m not peeing my pants because “Scotty“ was oh so good and deserves all the awards. Please! He was doing his job, but nothing more. Sorry, but once in a while doing a good job doesn’t warrant any praise in my eyes. I would rather see all the others, who are doing a great job episode after episode, mentioned once in a while. But I guess they all have the wrong name.
So, what is my verdict? It seems that I complained about a lot of things. Well, that is true, but only about the ridiculous plots. Not about the execution and acting in this episode. That was pretty much top notch all around.
Great acting, great action, super fun to watch Grover and Steve, Grover and Kono, heck Grover with anyone really.
The Matt plot? Just stupid and ridiculous. The bad guys change of heart? Yeah right.
BUT, I was really well entertained. I could rant about the end for hours on end, but I spare myself and you the time. I don’t think it was awesome, cool and mind blowing. Not at all. But that is just me. Taking that out of the equation, this was a really good entertaining episode.
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And please remember, 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. This is supposed to be fun, so, don’t take any of this too seriously.