As promised here is the first day of celebrating what I loved about the two season-ending-episodes and Five-0 in general.
But I thought about it for a while and came to the conclusion, why not doing the celebration and the review at the same time? Since you are already commenting on the episodes we can also have the polls and I tell you what I thought about the one or other scene and the episode in general.
So, here we go with the first poll for 5.24 – Luapo’i / Prey
As you all know I complained loudly and often about the nasty human being that Danny has become over the years. Yeah, I know you do. 🙂
But you know what? This Danny, I really liked. Yes, I really enjoyed him. He was not that whiny, bitchy idiot he has been most of season 5 and before that season 4, and season 3, and, well you get the idea. This Danny actually seemed to genuinely care about his friend and voiced that in a civilized manner. Without trying to hurt said friend’s feelings. Like he did in 4.22, back then that was the Danny who I didn’t believe for a second cared for his friend, or for Catherine or for any other person than himself.
And since I really liked Danny in this, I had fun watching a cargument. Wow, how long has it been that the carguments were actually fun to watch? A very long time. Most of the times Danny had just been nasty. But this time they talked like I expect two adults, two friends to talk.
Thank you, show for giving us that. Thank you for bringing back a Danny I can actually like, who I can see as being a friend. That had been not possible for a long time. But this time he acted and talked like a friend. Like a grown-up, like a nice human being.
Wow, who would have thought I would write such praise for Danny? Well, as I told many times, I don’t hate him, I hate his behavior. And in these two episodes I loved his behavior, I loved his actions. There you have it. 🙂
But the cargument would have been nothing without Steve’s Wall of Silence. Don’t we all need that wall at times? How often did you wish to have a wall of silence to shut someone up, or at least to change the subject? I loved that.
But what I loved most about this cargument was the subject matter. Danny was the second person who tried to set up Steve with a ‘lady-friend’. And I absolutely loved his response the first time when Ellie tried it, and I loved it this time. Steve is not a guy who gets over such a long relationship in just a year. Since we’ve known him we never ever saw him look at any women other than Catherine. That is just not him. He’s devoted. To his work, to his friends, and to the woman he loves.
I don’t care if people like Catherine or not, because quite frankly, that is totally irrelevant. Steve loves her. That is all that counts for me. She makes him happy. I’m happy. That is how it is supposed to be, people you like, you care about, you want to see happy. YES, I know this is a fictional character. LOL – But that doesn’t matter. Come on, be honest. They come into our homes once every week, some of them are part of our family. In a way at least. It is OK to care for them. To fear for them, to want to see them happy. It is a testament to the character on screen to make us care for them. And I care a great deal for Steve, and for his friends.
So, this scene gave me something back I dearly love, and what I had missed very much. A really good cargument. With two friends who obviously care for each other.