6.15 Ke Koa Lokomaika’i – While Danny’s mother is questioned by the FBI, McGarrett partners with a young man with autism who may have information to help solve the murder of his only friend, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Feb. 19 2016.
CBS translated Ke Koa Lokomaika’I to The Good Soldier
For this episode we will have a different poll. Don’t fear, the usual “What did you think of…” is still there, but you will have two more choices. 😉
Since I had trouble putting a label on this one, I thought you might have too. That’s why you can split your vote. You can vote for “Steve and The Gang”, also for “Danno and Mom” and of course for “What did you think of 6.15”: You can pick just one, or vote on all three. Read on to get to the polls. 😉
Speaking of review, let’s dive in. Going to split it again since we had two independent storylines. Starting with Danny and his mom.
The good thing first, I had feared it to be way worse. Meaning, the torture was pleasantly short. The major focus was thankfully not on it.
Danny pretending to be his mom’s husband? I found that utterly disgusting and embarrassing. Seeing that pair sitting there made me question the writer’s sanity. Are they blind? I have to confess watching her was cringe worthy. Selling her to us as beautiful, fresh and young looking is just… I don’t even have words for that. If she feels she has to do whatever she did to herself that is her thing, and I won’t judge her. But please, spare us that. And don’t tell us what a beautiful, young woman Danny’s mom is. She is NOT. Not beautiful and not young. And she can’t act either. Not in these scenes. That was just horribly bad.
And what is this shitty storyline about anyway? Seriously? AGAIN with the stupid stuff of bringing down Five-0? How very original. It is not something we haven’t seen before. No, Sir. Completely new and fresh and so inspiring.
And don’t even let me start with Abby. I have said she’s not the real deal the first second I saw her. Nothing surprising there either.
And my biggest beef is with the actor they picked to play the FBI superior or whatever he is. Ingo Rademacher had his shot at Five-0 in episode 2.11 as a father of one of the kidnapped kids. I’m sorry, but in my eyes, you can’t recycle actors in different roles on the same show. That is an absolute no go for me. They couldn’t come up with a different actor for the role? No, they had to use one who already played a role on the show. That is… just NO.
Anyway, that Abby storyline doesn’t really appeal to me at all. Too old, too often tried, and really no surprise there at all. But that might be just me who doesn’t see how any agency would OK the resources to investigate a police force without any evidence to support such an investigation. It seems more like a childish vendetta or grudge or whatever. I truly hope this is not an official investigation, because quite frankly that would render it completely ridiculous.
Oh, and one word to Danny. Yes, you are responsible for your brother’s death. You should have arrested him way back in season one. By now he would be out in a couple of years, if he would even have gone to jail in the first place. Instead he’s hacked to pieces because you did not do your job in which you take such pride, and always sit on such a high horse about. Rant over. 😉
Finally! The action is back! Oh, how I have missed it. Fun and laughter, and the quieter episodes are good and fine, but Five-0 is about police work and action, at least for me. I want, I need my action fix from time to time. That is what makes Five-0 so special. You could always count on some great action. And why not, the main character is an Ex-SEAL (Is he still in the Navy? Haven’t seen him doing any reserve training or even a mention of it in a loooooong while.), Chin can hold his own, Kono is a bad ass (which I still don’t really buy) and Grover does the best he can. So, let them go to work and give us some fights, chases and other stuff. I think it’s a great part of the appeal to many viewers.
I know it’s not easy to film the action scenes, and a possible injury of their actors always hangs over their heads. And I for sure don’t want to see any of them getting seriously injured, or even slightly hurt. But I also think a calculated risk is part of their job. And I’m sure their stunt boss will do his best to keep them all safe. So, please, bring on the action some more than you have lately.
So, we start the crime of the week with a victim brought to the ER by a disturbed young man. We can see right away that something is wrong with him.
I truly liked how Kono introduced Steve to Neil and how he took over and found a way to sort of connect with Neil. That was great to watch. Subtle understanding and compassion for Neil’s situation. Gentle prodding, taking him seriously and trying to get information without really questioning him. Great writing, great acting by all of them. Kono was also really good with Neil.
Oh come on, not that Hirsch character again. And seriously, any person can do just any job they want? Without any training and education? Crime scene cleaning is a serious business. You need to know a LOT about all kinds of things. Dangers to the public and environment only two of them. I truly hope that not any idiot can open a shop like that in America. Where I live that would not be possible, and rightly so.
And the crime scene techs missed to look inside the laptop? Seriously? Jeez.
But that aside, I really don’t want to see all those characters again. Jeez, use them once and be done with them. Don’t torture us with them popping up again and again. And please don’t get the idea of getting the three idiots to show up again. Shuddering just thinking about it.
I loved the scenes at the parking garage, and how Steve figured out what Neil was used for. Great scenes.
And I LOVED how Neil kept the cigarette butts, that was totally cool.
I laughed out loud when Chin and Steve were at the bank. I said “arrest her now, she’s in on it”. That was so darn obvious.
Was a little surprised about the amount of money that Gabriel had gathered. That’s an awful lot for that thug. Because frankly, he hasn’t shown yet that he’s capable of such brilliant crimes to get that kind of money. I still believe he’s not the mastermind, he is just the executioner. I wonder who is really behind all of it. Yep, still secretly hoping it IS Adam. 😉 You know, I thought Gabriel had such potential when we were first introduced to him, but he has become a caricature. I can’t take him seriously at all. Walking through that crime scene, or any other scene he had been in so far, trying to look menacing and cool. It always, always makes me laugh.
Anyway, good case. I really enjoyed it until we found out it was about Gabriel, again. Sigh.
Aww, Lou, I would love Kono too if I were you. That was a close call.
You know, I have said it many times, but I’m not getting tired of saying it again. 🙂 I really buy that Steve can do all the things he does. Alex O does a great job giving this character life. The others were good too in their action scenes, no complaining from me about it. But Alex looks like the real deal, way more than the others. When he’s doing any stuff with weapons, or any fights, I only see Steve, the SEAL putting all his training and experience to use. That never truly happens with any of the others. He can really sell the SEAL. The others are doing a good job, but they haven’t become their characters, in my eyes. Alex has. When he’s Steve, he IS Steve. I find that amazing.
You’ve got to be kidding me that Gabriel got away from this fall and impact alive. There is just no way that he did not at least suffer a serious spine injury. You don’t walk away from something like this. He didn’t? He was carried away by one of his goons? Why would they do that? And if so, where was the blood spatter? There was an awful lot of blood on the car, telling me that he did suffer injuries. Even if he didn’t hit his head, which is possible the way he landed butt first on the roof, he would have crushed his spine and pelvis. A fractured pelvis from that fall would be a major, mostly fatal injury due to immense blood loss from internal injuries. Major blood vessels are located in that area. The abrupt halt to his fall would cause major damage to his organs.
It would need a miracle for him to survive even with immediate medical help. But there is no way that he would survive without it.
So, if he shows up in one of the future episodes in a wheelchair with broken bones and paralyzed I might forgive the show for this ridiculous dramatic twist. LOL
And yes, I am aware that people do survive the oddest things. Like parachute accidents or kids falling from the tenth floor onto soft grass or shrubbs. But honestly, those are true miracles, or simply their time wasn’t up. But none of those lucky people walked away from their accident.
Besides, how stupid was it not to make sure that Gabriel was dead before they took their time to get down. One of them should have stayed at the window and the other go down. That was poor procedure, if you asked me. You don’t let a person out of your sight until you make sure he/she is dead.
Nice fight between Gabriel and Chin. Although I wondered why Steve again took his sweet time to join them. Remember how long he took the last time these two fought? That was also not how Steve, or any of them operates. I mean, Chin and Gabriel weren’t particularly quiet during their fight. And Steve’s guys were dead, so he should have heard them and hurried to help Chin. Anyway, nice choreography. Kudos to the stunt team.
Also, before I forget, that fall was a great stunt. The outcome unrealistic, but great work none the less.
So, this part of the episode gets a great, or maybe even an awesome from me. How about you?
So, let’s hear it. What did you like, or disliked, or even hated about this episode?
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