Today I have the honor to present you with a wonderful guest reviewer who will report from an important event of the season finale. Our special correspondent and my good friend Miss Beatrice Goodbody. Please give her a nice welcome, so that she might think about to honor us with her insight more often. 😉
“Beatrice Goodbody here with Dateline Oahu at the wedding of one of Five-0’s elite members, Kono Kalakaua as she marries the dashing and very handsome soon-to-be-off-the-bachelor-list, Adam Noshimuri. The festivities will begin in less than an hour, so until that time I will take this opportunity to describe the scene to those of you at home.
As you can see, we are standing on the green at the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club on a beautiful day. Clouds are in the distance and I do hope the rain will hold off until after the wedding has occurred. Club personnel are still working feverishly after the earlier shower, all closely watched by the wedding planner who continues to make changes to the venue.
Mr. Noshimuri has arrived but has asked not to be interviewed. He looks quite handsome in his tux. His and Ms. Kalakaua’s relationship has weathered some ups and downs in the past and rumor has it that those troubles related to Mr. Noshimuri’s alleged alliance with the Yakuza. Although after thorough research by yours truly, I can find no hint of improprieties by Mr. Noshimuri or his companies. When asked for a comment for the day, Mr. Noshimuri smiled and simply stated, “I’m a lucky guy.” He is surrounded by friends and family members for the upcoming nuptials.
The bride’s parents, Mr. Ke’ano Kalakaua and his wife, Nani have arrived. The mother of the bride is dressed in a beautiful sky blue suit and looks stunning. An unfortunate illness has incapacitated Mrs. Kalakaua who used to be one of the top surfing instructors on the island. She was the impetus behind her own daughter’s stellar surfing career prior to an unfortunate accident on the waves.
Also present, I see Dr. Max Bergman from the ME’s office. Dr. Bergman is looking rather dapper in a white tuxedo coat paired with a black shirt and floral tie. In his role of the city’s medical examiner, Dr. Bergman works quite closely with the governor’s Five-0 team. I see he is with Mr. Jerry Ortega, a recent recipient of the “Civilian Medal of Valor” presented by the police department.
Conspicuously absent at the festivities are Ms. Kalakaua’s teammates. I do hope that nothing untoward prevents them from attending the wedding, although, as we all know, crises occur at inopportune times for this group of crime fighters.
Oh, let’s get closer. It appears the groom is about to make an announcement…
“Well, that is interesting. Apparently even the bride isn’t yet present for her own wedding. I can’t imagine what would be keeping her away on her own wedding day, but it appears that while Mr. Noshimuri is concerned, he seems to be used to this sort of thing.
“Donnie, let’s cut the camera and take a break for a few moments. Until the bride arrives, there isn’t much else I can report.”
“Dateline Oahu viewers, we are back at the wedding of Kono Kalakaua and Adam Noshimuri. It is unfortunate that we did not get the explosion on camera, but I’m sure you either saw or have heard of it by now. A huge explosion or something occurred off the coast, sending water shooting into the air. There has been no confirmation from anyone here, but one has to wonder if the Five-0 team was not somehow involved as they are still conspicuously absent from today’s festivities. We are trying to get confirmation from the newsroom as to what has happened.
Although in the last few minutes, Renee Grover, wife of Captain Lou Grover of Five-0 has arrived as well as the young daughter of Detective Danny Williams. When I asked Ms. Grover of her husband’s whereabouts, she commented, “Oh, he’ll be here. Just running late… as usual.”
While we still haven’t seen any of the Five-0 team, Ms. Makana Kalakaua, cousin of the bride has begun to sing, so apparently the wedding will commence, albeit with several minutes’ delay… I do see Kamekona, an island favorite from shave ice and shrimp fame has just arrived and is making his way to his seat.
“Donnie, look, cue the camera.”
“Good news! The Five-0 team has just arrived with Commander Steve McGarrett taking the lead, looking like a very handsome, young James Bond in his expertly-cut black tuxedo. On his arm is a very lucky, I might add and beautiful young woman dressed in a stunning royal blue dress. If memory serves me correctly, that is Ms. Catherine Rollins who has been linked with the Commander in the past.
And true to his wife’s word, Captain Grover has also arrived along with Detective Danny Williams and the cousin of the bride, Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly. The newcomers have stopped to talk to a very-relieved looking groom, but with the smiles on their faces, surely that explosion was no major deal.
Donnie, there she is, the future Mrs. Noshimuri. Please get a good shot of her for our viewers.
The newcomers are now taking their seats. Detective Williams will be seated with his daughter. He has been seen out and about with a young lady who is apparently absent today. I do hope there is no strife in their Paradise but he seems quite happy with the young lady he is with.
Viewers, I have to say that while Adam and Kono are a lovely couple, they may be running neck and neck with Commander McGarrett and Ms. Rollins in the looks department. They do appear to be a very happy couple as they find their own seats, arms entwined.
And with this view of the bride, we will sign off for a few minutes to respect the happy couple’s wishes that we not record the wedding. This is Beatrice Goodbody, saying ‘Congratulations’ to Mr. & Mrs. Adam Noshimuri. Dateline Oahu, out.”
“OK, Donnie let’s sit back here so we can at least get a good view. Wonder what’s going on? She is just waiting with her father. Wait… she keeps looking up toward the parking lot. Apparently they are waiting for someone. Man, this wedding may never get started…”
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Now my question for you… will they or won’t they? Peter Lenkov indicated on Twitter that yes, they got married, but will have to wait for their first dance. I’m not quite sure what that meant, because I didn’t *see* anyone getting married. Does Chin come back to the wedding like nothing happened and then they have to leave the reception?
How do you think the new season will begin? Will they pick up where they left off, or will it be three weeks later and it is life as normal?
Just a couple of notes… the wedding venue was beautiful but I sure didn’t like that thundercloud hanging off in the distance. It looked like it would pour any minute and I would hate to think of everyone drenched in those lovely clothes.
I do want to address something that really bugs me to no end. The actor who plays Kono’s father is 57 years old, so, I suppose he could ‘officially’ be her dad. But they made him look much, much older than he really is. He is quite a nice looking man, I might add. Now… Catherine Haena Kim played Kono’s mom. This woman is THIRTY ONE years old. That’s right, she was born in 1984. OK, I understand they wanted a younger woman for the part because she played a young woman in the flashbacks. I get that. But is there not ANYONE in that make up department who could maybe find a graying wig for that poor woman to wear? I have never in my life seen such a bad job at making gray hair. My kids did a better job for Halloween a few years ago. That looked like they splattered her hair with white putty or white shoe polish. In measured 2 inch strips. I felt sorry for her. Especially since she is so cute in her normal state. OK, rant over.
I did think that Kono’s dress was beautiful and she looked stunning in it. Not quite sure about that hairdo, but I’m not quite up on the latest style. And yes, the groom looked quite nice himself!
But in my humble, and yes, slightly skewed opinion, Steve and Catherine topped them in the looks department. They looked beautiful together. If you don’t like her, that’s OK, but to me, they just click. As they walked down that aisle to their seat, they looked very comfortable. And to finally acknowledge to each other that they missed the other person, I think they can now finally begin to heal from the last year.
And like someone said here a couple days ago, given a bit of champagne at the reception, Steve and Catherine’s night could be quite memorable.
Oh… and I would give this episode an A+++ if I could. It continues to make me smile.
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