6.23 – Pilina Koko – When a woman is murdered in her home, Five-0 learns that one of their own has a deep connection to the victim’s young daughter. On HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 6 on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Pilina Koko to Blood Ties
So, just two more to go. I’m sure most of us are looking forward to the two last episodes, but at the same time don’t want the season to end. Because we all know there will be a long hiatus in front of us. But at least there will be a hiatus and not a big black hole because the show has ended for good.
But we’re not there yet, so, let’s talk about this week’s episode.
As you can imagine I really don’t have much time on my hands at the moment, with my two guests coming soon… two more days… but who is counting.
Anyway, this review will again be somewhat on the short side. But honestly, I don’t think you’re missing much. As again, this was just another OK to good episode.
Despite the flaws I was entertained, but there are a few things that bugged the heck out of me. So, let’s talk about them for a moment before I tell you what I thought was the awesome stuff. Yep, some awesome scenes in this one, too.
Let’s have a word about Jerry… and Abby, too. When we were introduced to him he lived in the basement at his mother’s house. Nice and cozy, getting all meals served, rent free. Was a total nerd, incapable of living in the ‘normal’ world. Didn’t even use a phone, computer or any kind of communication. Let’s call it what it is, he’s a nutjob any psychologist would have a field day with. Then he met Five-0, and suddenly he’s a computer geek with knowledge way beyond a normal person, even though just a short while ago a 12-year-old had to show him how to power up a computer. He’s now using technology like he lived for it his whole life. He is outgoing and enjoying life. Just one thing is still the same. He lives on other people’s money. First his mother, then Steve, and now, for a long time Chin.
But that’s not what was making me angry. No, it was his and Abby’s behavior in Chin’s house. You just don’t act like that if you’re a guest. I don’t like him. Never have, never will. That has a lot to do with how the character is written, but also that he’s not giving me anything. The character serves no purpose other than going on my nerves with his whining of getting a badge. He’s like a five-year-old. And his behavior fits that.
Not that I don’t like five-year-olds, I do, most of them are adorably funny. But Jerry is not a freaking five-year-old. He is an overgrown man who acts like a spoiled brat. Just ugh.
But I guess that is just me who finds this character… not very likable.
Can someone please tell me why we had to deal with Hirsch in this episode? That part of the show served no purpose. None whatsoever. The whole time I was asking myself. WHY? Why do we have to waste all this time with this character… and his father. WHY?
It kept Kono away from the team for most of the episode, and even in the beginning when it looked like he was in danger, why not just take him into custody? Why wasting such a highly trained professional like Kono 😉 with babysitting duty. Sorry, but that was just dumb.
Speaking of dumb and dumber. Hirsch and AnnoyingEric. Jeez. Can it get any worse than that? And of course, all the professional overlook the huge panic button, but Hirschie finds the cables leading to the panic room. Sure. Whatever.
Even Steve told us how dumb that was. 😉
And now to my biggest beef. As you all know, I am not a Danny fan. Nope, never was. I found him annoying from the get go. But for a while I tolerated him. You probably just wonder, what the heck did he do this time? Nothing. LOL. No, my beef is not with Danny this time. 🙂
I’m going to do something that I rarely, if ever, do. I will rant about an actor. Gasp, what? Breaking my own rule? No. There will be no bashing. Just some ranting.
I’m sure Mr. Caan is a really nice guy, and I wish him only the best. But it’s no secret that I couldn’t care less about his acting, and that I have no desire to ever find out just what a fabulous guy he is. I know, there are people who think he hung the moon and that he is oh so super talented.
I never, ever wished actively for Danny to just disappear. Until today.
What Mr. Caan delivered in this episode was beyond bad. It was horribly bad. He delivered his lines like he was reading a grocery list. I am sorry if you love his character or the actor, or both, or whatever. But that was one of the worst performances I have ever seen.
That is such bad acting, I don’t even have words for it. And this time, it was not because of the badly written script. Nope, this time it was just Mr. Caan, who either gives a flying f/ck about his performance, or he really is that bad.
Please make him go away. His performance is destroying the flow of every scene he is in. His speech pattern and his breathing-technique is just… bad, really, really bad. Didn’t he go to a freaking acting school? That is a rhetorical question, I don’t even wanna know.
And one more thing, Danny again was nothing but decoration. What are the writers doing? Do they deliberately want to destroy this character? They are successful with it. No matter what happens in the next episodes, the damage is done. Permanently. At least with this Five-0 fan.
Wow, that felt good. 🙂 If you love Scott Caan, that is fine. Don’t take my words to heart. I’m sure the person SC is a fine human being, but the actor in him… well… it’s not enough to have a famous last name. Not in my book.
So, I said there were some awesome scene in this episode too. Yeah, there were.
Despite the fact that I thought the scenes with Hirsch were useless, I really liked Kono in all those scenes. She did a great job. And so did he. I don’t like the prospect of seeing more of him, but I guess it’s unavoidable.
And I loved Kono’s swim attire at the end, that was awesome.
I especially enjoyed their talk in the car. That was one of the awesome scenes. Useless, wasting precious time, but awesome. LOL
Chin. Do I need to say more? Another great job by DDK. I loved him with the little girl. She was cute, and can act. Great choice.
Not so sure what I think of this connection to Gabriel. But I guess we’ll see soon enough.
Ehm, even though Steve said two through and through, nothing vital hit… you still don’t run around like that after being shot. 😉 But on the other hand I loved seeing him there at the take down. And at the end in the hospital.
Wow, that is one confident bitch. I hope they will get her. She reminds me of the psycho psychologist from 3.08. Great scene in the blue room.
Loved the take-down and freeing the little girl. Awesome shots of our three snipers.
So, what is my take on this episode? I was well entertained, I was also annoyed and pissed off. 😉 What I take from this particular episode is that Steve, Lou, Chin and Kono are a great team.
But I don’t know anymore what Danny’s role in this is. He again felt like a foreign object in an otherwise well oiled machine.
I give it another solid good.
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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.