5.09 – Ke Koho Mamao Aku
It’s Christmas in Hawaii and Five-0 travels to the Big Island, where Max is forced to work with a rival medical examiner after a cowboy is poisoned. Meanwhile, McGarrett pressures Danny into stealing a Christmas tree.
CBS translated Ke Koho Mamao Aku to Longshot
Please don’t expect a full review for this episode. I’m sorry, but I won’t waste hours of my life to make screen shots and write a review for this episode. Not gonna do it. So, this review will be… well, to be honest, I don’t know yet what it will be. Let’s just start and see where it takes us.
We start the show at an obvious NASA or whatever organization training center. And a man drops dead.
I must say I was very tempted to stop watching after the next scenes. Seriously? You want us to believe that Steve and Danny would go and steal a tree like that?
Steve for sure doesn’t have a problem stealing 10 Million to save his friend, or steal a microfilm to save his mother. But he for sure would not suggest to go and fell a tree in a National Forest Reserve. Not in a million years. That is so way out of character, it’s not even funny any more.
But what got me really going was the ‘cargument’. Making Danny an accomplice to a crime? I don’t have any words for Danny that are PG-rated. How about making Steve an accomplice to murder? A ruiner of Christmas? Are you freaking kidding me?
Does the person who wrote this episode really think this was even remotely funny? Or that Steve, or even Danny were in character? I felt like she never even read about Steve of the last four years. She was SO far off, I’m speechless, actually.
Sue Palmer was the script coordinator for 46 episodes, according to imdb. I wonder what her job as a coordinator was? This was her first script. Not to be mean, I’m sure she knows the technical stuff of writing, but I truly hope this was her last script for Five-0. But it’s not her fault, someone had to approve this. That guy is to blame for this.
I enjoyed Max and Grover in these scenes.
I said it before in season 4, but I really think this Pua guy is kind of creepy. Not enjoying him at all. He was kind of cute and interesting to follow through with him joining the academy and making it to an officer. But now he’s just creepy.
His whole investigation was a total waste of time. But on the other hand, in this episode it didn’t even matter anymore.
WOW, contingency on Five-0. Danny’s not driving. 😉
ROFL – that was SO not Danny running and jumping. Boy, can you be any more obvious?
Please don’t get me wrong. I think the stunt team does a great job keeping the boys save and making them look good. Most of the times. But in season 5 it was mostly very obvious to see when one of the stunt guys took over. I don’t want the actors do any dangerous stuff, but I don’t want to see the stunt guys either. They did a way better job in the previous seasons. It is getting kind of ridiculous. Just saying.
The case was really not interesting to me. But I’m very happy that the horse was saved. That were some very nice scenes.
So, with the case solved, all is well in H50 land, right? Nope, not quite. Pua really investigated and gleefully (can’t really see it any other way) served the citation to Danny. Very odd for a person who wants to be friends with all of them. He could have waited until after Christmas.
You know, as much as I tried, no matter how much ‘Silent Night’ Kamekona would sing, I just couldn’t get any kind of Christmas feeling out of this episode, or even just the last scenes. I just couldn’t feel the love or any kind of Ohana feeling. It felt like none of them was really ‘in’ it. You know what I mean?
Ever heard of ‘Trying too hard’? They tried to hard. That last scene was just ridiculous. Sorry, but that was really too much. On the other hand it made me snort with laughter, so maybe it did serve some purpose. Although I’m pretty sure that was not the desired effect.
So, there is only one thing left. My verdict. I was utterly and completely disappointed by this episode. This was not a worthy Christmas episode or a Five-0 episode.
And it’s not even about that it was extremely Steve light. No, the rest was just not entertaining.
The only good part of this was that Alex got time off after a very trying episode. He deserves it as much as the others. He mostly carries the weight of the show, he’s normally in almost all scenes, so I’m very happy that he got some time off.
But unfortunately the others can’t carry this show. But that is not the actor’s fault. The writers simply failed to come up with a good, solid episode. Even with Steve there it wouldn’t have been any better.
There were some tiny parts to enjoy in this episode, Grover and Max. But that is by far not enough to make this an episode I will ever watch again.
Let’s hope 2015 will bring us some really good episodes. Still loving the show, but this ep was mostly crap. Sorry.
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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. Always remember, this is just a TV show.