After the hiatus the production again started with a blessing, which I think is a great tradition they are honoring. And later there was another SOTB.
(Not taking credit for any pics. The pictures are from various sources. Especially the BTS ones. If they were tagged I left the tag on. Screenshots were done by me, but credit still lies with CBS. A very special thanks to everyone who is generous enough to share their pictures from events with us. Thank you!)
After an exceptional third season, and a cliffhanger that let us guessing how Steve would get out of that situation, season four started with a bang. And the introduction of yet another new character. Lou Grover is, for me, the best addition they ever came up with. I loved him from his very first scene. >>review<<
And not to forget the season 4 premiere gave us something really rare; Alex on twitter. Oh, that was a fun night. 🙂
And the first episode inspired me to write my first tie-in for the season.
In 4.02 we learned more about Billy, a guy I was sure wouldn’t last long, and we played baseball. AND we got a new car and some great pair of pants. Sigh. But other than that it wasn’t the best episode. >>review<<
4.03 I purely liked because of Steve and Catherine. We got yet another new character, one I still don’t really like or need. But he did grow on me over time. Well, a little bit. >>review<<
Sadly, the show really took the easy way out and killed off Billy in 4.05. That episode gave us some really nice scenes and a great song at the end. >>review<<
4.07 made me smile a lot. It had some really cute scenes. And a confrontation between Grover and Steve that I really loved. It was one of the rare occasions that Steve made it very clear that he’s in charge. He never spoke up like that before, and I truly loved it. >>review<<
Oh my goodness. Grover and Steve, what a dream team. I loved, LOVED 4.08. It was clear after this that these two will become great friends. If you haven’t done so, watch the episode with the DVD commentary. Hilarious.
This is one of my favorite episodes of season 4. Well worth watching it again and again. Uh, and did I mention it? Steve on a horse. 🙂 >>review<<
4.09 – another ‘made-me-smile’ episode. Sad moments in it, too. But lots of fun, and some really great scenes. >>review<<
From an artistic point of view, and from the ‘importance’ point of view 4.10 was brilliant. But as a Five-0 episode it was not one of my favorites. YES, the episode has some really great scenes, and some really important lessons, and a lot of people learned a lot they never heard of before. Even though I’m still shocked to learn about how many people had no idea about their own history. But that is a different matter.
The episode was for sure awesome in its own way, and one could see how much love and work went into the episode. Kudos to everyone for it. But despite all that, it still doesn’t make it into my top five. >>review<<
Another Grover/Steve episode I really enjoyed. 4.12 gave us some nice walk in the woods, sorry, forest. 😉 Unfortunately it also had a really bad B-plot with a new ridiculous love interest for Danny. Or was it a playdate for Grace? Never sure about that. >>review<<
Forget about the part with the visiting mother from hell who we had to endure for three episodes. Ugh. But Grover and Steve again saved the day. AND some deleted scenes from the DVD. >>review<<
4.18, just an OK episode. But watch the gag reel and look out for Bradley Cooper. 😉
Despite that Danny was a total idiot in 4.19 I really enjoyed the episode. It was a lot of fun to watch Steve doing his thing to save them both. And how the team worked from all sides to save their team mates. >>review<<
And the episode inspired us to add a little extra to the episode. If you know us, you know what that little extra is. 😉
Awesome. 4.20 is one of my favorite episodes from season four. I loved the scenes in the blue room, that woman did a great job. Kudos to her. And Steve was just awesome in this one. Again a wonderful example what a great, cool character he is. >>review<<
And Cokie wrote a light and fun tie-in that you shouldn’t take too seriously. 🙂
4.21 – one of the saddest episodes of Five-0. We all knew it was coming, but watching Steve say ‘I love you’, and knowing it might have been the first and only time, that was really hard. But even harder were the torture scenes. That was some incredible acting from all around. That was some really heavy stuff. >>review<<
For a change a season finale without a cliffhanger. That was kind of strange, but not in a bad way. I liked the episode, but it was lacking the last kick, so to speak. On the other hand I was really happy with Grover’s development and becoming a member of Five-0. I loved that. >>review<<
And with that we’re already at the end of season four. Besides from the third season my favorite one. But along the way something happened, and it felt like the show changed direction. Suddenly Cath was barely there, and Steve liked to live alone. WTF? Danny was often nowhere to be seen (OK, not really a problem for me, but still).
Then we had the mother from hell visiting, NO, not Doris. The terrible person from New Jersey, who I hope to never ever see, and more importantly, hear again. What a waste of time that was. But despite all that, it was still a really great season, with some fantastic episodes in it.