Five-0 enlists the help of a Californian ATF Agent to find a serial arsonist targeting couples on Oahu. Meanwhile, when Danny whisks Amber away for a romantic getaway, her abusive ex-husband tracks them down, intent on taking his wife back.
Professional golfer Michelle Wie guest stars as herself, helping Steve improving his golf-skills, and leaving Grover speechless.
Melina Kanakaredes guest stars as ATF Agent Kathy Millwood.
CBS translated Nanahuh to Embers
How great were the opening scenes on the golf course? Now, that is what I call chemistry. It is just a joy to watch Chi McBride and Alex O’Loughlin having fun while working. Their acting is effortless.
And Steve and Grover? That is how a friendship should be. They tease each other, but without a hint of nastiness. You can practically see how they have mutual respect for each other. Not just for their ability in their job, but they both respect the other as a human being.
I really liked how Grover took this non-golfer under his wing, so that Steve wouldn’t look like an idiot during the charity event. Even though he was teasing Steve about his non-ability to play golf he was still genuinely interested in teaching him the game.
And Steve took the teasing but still asked for help and listened to his friend, and later to the professional to improve his game.
I loved watching them. In my eyes, Lou Grover is THE best addition to the team they could ever have come up with.
I liked the COTW. It was not spectacular, but it was good. I thought they were a bit too long and too often in burned houses, but that was just a minor thing. I wondered though where Steve disappeared to while they investigated the first fire. He was in the truck on the phone. Where was he going and why did he leave the crime scene? I found that very odd.
Melina Kanakaredes, from CSI:NY did a good job. I never watched CSI:NY, so I have no idea how she was on that show.
Her role was kind of interesting, but I wonder if any agent can just come to Five-0 telling them, hey, I’m on the case, and they just believe it. Don’t they EVER check anyone out? Not any victims, or any agents. Don’t they EVER check if people really are who they say they are? I’m sorry, but I find all that very odd.
And I thought she was way too easy allowed to stay on the case and work with them. She lied to Five-0. She endangered the investigation and all of them, withholding information. For me, it was too quick and easy for her to join Five-0.
I had a slight problem with the arsonist. They said he would interact with people normally and would even be charming. Excuse me? *I* would not have let him into my house, I found him anything but charming or nice. Even when he talked to the young couple. Sorry, but that man would not have gone into my house.
Anyway, the crime was good, even though the end was again very predictable. Or was there anyone who didn’t know she would be taken and saved by Five-0? 😉
The Poor, bordering on Failure
The whole Amber/Danny stuff. I’m sorry, but I really couldn’t care less for this storyline. But of course, that doesn’t keep me from saying something about it. 😉
I loved how Steve had no idea where Danny was going with Amber and that we didn’t see them together at the hospital. It again was a prime example for what a close friendship these two have.
But seriously, it is more than obvious that these two are nothing more than great work partners. I don’t see any indication for them being any kind of close outside the realm of work. Never have, and most likely never will.
Now about Amber and Danny. If my ‘boy’friend would have called my boss, making such plans without asking me first, controlling my life like that, I would have kicked his ass. I would for sure not go with him on any trip any time soon. That was neither romantic nor anything. That was just selfish and controlling the other person’s life.
And I would really like to know what kind of ‘friends’ Danny has who have houses like that and let him stay in it. Really interested in what kind of circles he is in, and where all that money is coming from.
And again I was reminded what a selfish prick Danny is. Not just with how he’s treating Amber, just being with her when he wants. And then in a totally controlling way. No, also turning his phone off. That is an absolute no-go. He doesn’t need to answer it. But turning it off? Sorry, but that doesn’t fly with me.
But there was also one good thing about this whole story. I love what a great fit these two are. They are both cold blooded murderers. Perfect fit. Amber killed her husband in cold blood. There was no need for her to run him over like that. That was murder, nothing else. And there is no defense to what she did. He was out after she had hit him with the car. Which was OK, they were in real danger at that moment. But then he was out, and injuring a police officer, and attacking them both would put him in prison most likely for life. There was no threat coming from him right then or in the future. She killed him. But the writers of Five-0 obviously think killing someone in cold blood is cool.
It’s not. It’s wrong. And I found this just as disgusting as Danny killing Reyes.
O.M.G. Words fail me for the absolute great ending of this episode. Some people might wonder how Steve could win this thing as a total beginner. Well, you should google handicap in golf. 😉 And as Grover said, that was what gave him the chance to beat him. I actually loved it.
I loved that Grover in the end was a bit overconfident and that it cost him his win. And I also loved the teasing with the phones. Hilarious.
Loved ‘Uncle Steve’. Awww.
Loved how Steve referred to Danny as his partner, as in work partner, and not as his friend. (Insert a huge grin here)
Loved how we didn’t see the ball fall into the cup, just heard it. Was I the only one who had already visualized that?
My verdict? An all in all a good episode with some awesomeness sprinkled in.
This was not my usual review, but a format that doesn’t take too much time and hopefully gets a conversation going. Thanks for reading. Looking forward to your comments.
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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.