A murder leads Five-0 to investigate a centuries-old Oahu palace raid involving pirates, buried treasure and a killer who is using a stolen painting as a map. Also, the morning after their wedding, Kono and Adam are threatened and tortured by Gabriel, and Danny shows concern for McGarrett regarding Catherine’s return to the island, on the sixth season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0.
CBS translated Mai ho`oni i ka wai lana mâlie to Do Not Disturb the Water that is Tranquil
Welcome back to my often controversial and never rose-colored reviews. 🙂
Sorry that this one is so late, but I spent all Sunday trying to get my computer running. It did the oddest things after the latest Windows 10 update. Now I have it back where I want it, well close enough anyway. 😉
Please don’t expect a long and detailed review. I guess I have to ease back into the swing of things; a few random thoughts have to do this time.
I’ve decided on a new ranking system. I wanted one that gives a bit more room in the ‘Good and above ranking’. 😉 So, I adapted the one from SpoilerTV. I think that one is pretty fair.
Let’s hope we will never see the one or two stars. 😉
First off, I’m really happy to have my favorite show back in my living room. I have missed Five-0 during the hiatus, even though this felt like the time just flew by. For me, this was the shortest one ever. But I guess time really is relative. 🙂
Anyway, let’s get right into it. Last season ended with us not seeing the wedding. Guess they felt we already had one (Chin’s in season 2), why repeat it. We were promised the show would start where we left off.
And they actually delivered. After the teaser with the pirates we went right back to the wedding. I think the whole pirate thing was really well done and an interesting part during the whole story.
We got some really, and I mean really nice scenes at the festivities. Excellent work, guys. That was fun to watch.
And after that we were treated with a scene that is my new favorite Steve/Cath scene. The two of them waking up, still dressed from last night. I absolutely loved it. I have said it many times before, these two are a realistic portrayal of a couple. No nonsense soap opera crap. They just feel real. Real in who they are and what they do.
The show gets a lot of things wrong, and one can argue how they treated this relationship, but when these two are together, the show gets it right. Every time.
So… this scene made we wonder. And this is not a complaint, I’m just really curious. The day before they saved the world, well, the islands anyway. A freaking nuclear explosion happened, and right the next morning they are called in to investigate a homicide?
Come on, guys, they would be swamped with paperwork; with the press wanting interviews; with the Governor wanting answers; and the whole alphabet of agencies would want to question every single one of them.
They would not go and investigate like nothing ever happened not even 24 hours ago.
I at least hope the show will come back to this later in the season. I hope they will get a commendation for their acts. Or something. I truly hope this will not be forgotten.
As I said, not a complaint, I’m just wondering who decides when Five-0 should get involved. Don’t they have a homicide squad? Why involving Five-0 in this in the first place?
Next thing that stood out for me in a positive way was the cargument. This one I really enjoyed.
OK, you’re all waiting for it, right? Me, bad mouthing Danny. OK, you asked for it, here we go. 😉
I don’t believe him. I don’t buy his totally over the top happiness for Steve. He just didn’t ‘feel’ real or sincere to me. Hopefully I’m wrong, but I doubt it.
And since we are talking about Danny. I think he broke a new record. Not even half an hour into the season and I already despise him. How dare he take that moment, to tell his friends about his proposal plans, from Steve? What kind of miserable person does such a thing?
That was mean spirited, and totally out of line. That was Steve’s story to tell. And his alone, in his time. Danny had no right to tell it. And Steve was rightfully pissed about it. If looks could kill, Danny would be toast.
And by the way, Danny, your friend is not getting married. He’s going to ask Cath to marry him. Big difference. But I guess you have no clue about that either.
That betrayal of trust angered me to no end. YES, the scenes in the jungle about the kids complaining and wanting bug spray, and all that were great. Chin, Lou and Steve are a lot of fun to watch. But Danny ruined it.
Steve is a very private guy, one who thinks his moves through before he does or say anything. For Danny to give away this huge decision Steve made, I think that is an unforgivable act. To tell the world about it before Steve ever got the chance to ask Catherine, or even set anything in motion, is just wrong. How can anyone, who says to be Steve’s friend, do such a thing?
I’m sorry, but I couldn’t see any fun or humor in this. And it showed me again that Danny knows nothing about Steve, and what a selfish guy he is. That he simply has no idea what is important to Steve.
I know many people probably think it was so great and funny that he told the group. But just imagine it was you and your friend would give away such a big step you were about to take. How would you feel? I can tell you that friend could kiss our friendship good bye. Yeah, well, not really, but I would be royally pissed, and there would be no invitation for him to my wedding. 😉
It was nice as long as it lasted (all of one and a half episode), but Danny is back in the dog house. Sorry, buddy, but this way you won’t win any points with me.
I guess I should say a word or two about Kono/Adam. Well, as you know, this couple doesn’t give me anything. They always feel artificial to me. And I’m not interested in their storyline. It always felt really boring to me.
Seriously, we start the stuff from season 4 again? They are again threatened by the Yakuza? This time because Adam, who I STILL hope is the head of the Yakuza, can’t pay back the money because Gabriel took it. Come on guys, how original is that?! We already went through all that.
To be fair, the scenes were all pretty good. Although it was pretty dumb to go to the bank on her own. Why not call for back up? She calls Five-0 after all is done and she’s at the hospital? Sorry, but since she had no idea that they were in the middle of a case, calling Chin or Steve would have been her first move after she killed her capturer. Not doing so was, in my eyes, a huge flaw in the whole storyline. And a really dumb move by her.
I like Christopher Sean, he’s doing a great job with the role. But if they want to have a villain over the course of the whole season, they need to come up with someone better than Gabriel. Sorry, but he’s just an ordinary criminal. A ruthless one, but no master mind of anything. So far he couldn’t convince me to be any kind of serious threat in the long run.
Jerry. Oh, Jerry. He had some good scenes, but get him out of McG’s office. Pronto. That was ridiculous. I guess I’m too much of a realist to find this funny. This is the office of the task force leader. What if the Governor, or any other official came for a visit? Would they sit among Jerry’s crap and Pizza boxes?
That said doesn’t mean I didn’t like the scene. No, I did, it was great. BUT not in Steve’s office. That office is off limits. Give Jerry an office, I have no problem with that. As long as he never, ever becomes a member of Five-0. And by member I mean getting a badge. Don’t you dare give that man a badge. He can be a consultant. Fine, do that. But he should never be an officer of Five-0. Don’t even think about it.
Another thing that stood out for me; they obviously remembered that Steve is the leader of this group. The main focus was on him, and I truly enjoyed it. But even though they let the others shine too. Well balanced all around.
Great take down at the end. The fight with the woman was not as epic as with the b/tch from 5.07, but it was a great fight. I love hand-to-hand combat, so that was a total win for me.
And can I just say that Steve looked great. And he was as cool and collected as always. Love that guy.
The case was interesting enough and gave us many great scenes. But to be honest, this felt more like a run-of-the-mill-episode and not like a season opener. Which PL himself named blockbusters. He said they always aim for a big bang to start the season. Uhm, I guess their aim was way off this time. 😉
But, hey I don’t need any blockbusterish crap like a claw or something like that. I’m content with a solid episode. It doesn’t always have to be the ‘Big Bang’. 🙂
But compared to the other season premiers this was the weakest in my eyes.
For me, this was a good start into the season. I truly enjoyed it. I know I will ff through all the Kono/Adam scenes when I watch it again, but I also know that I will watch it a few more times.
All in all, well done Five-0. And welcome back. Hopefully with a lot more fun, action, drama and all the stuff that makes Five-0 my favorite show.
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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.
Update for the people who have missed the ring. 🙂