6.25 Rant

I have not even watched the show yet, but I AM pissed already. You all know that I love Five-0. I really, really do. But this has gone too far.

Do NOT read any further if you haven’t watched the show yet. I’m serious… DON’T! This has a major spoiler in it. I would be happy not to know it. 😉

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A liver transplant for our hero? Seriously? Are you fucking kidding me!?

If you write for a show, you can’t just sit down and do whatever the hell you want. Yeah, yeah, I know, the Five-0 writers have done some outrageous things, but this takes the cake.

This has consequences I am sure they are not aware of, or they would not have done this. Right? Right!?

A liver transplant, as any organ transplantation has major consequences for the future life of that person. Yes, transplants can save your life, but it will also change your life. For goodness sake, you have a foreign organ in your body. Your body will fight that with all it got. You will have to fight back with some really have medication. Medication that will mess with your body big time.

Yes, you will live, and you can lead a good life… if you’re lucky and all works out well. BUT you will not be a SEAL, or a law enforcement officer of a special task force any longer. You will be behind a desk. You will not be running around chasing bad guys.

This is really big… and stupid in a way I don’t even have words for. I would have sworn that they would not go this road, simply because I thought no TPTB could be this stupid.

I already hear the people saying, oh but we don’t know what the plans are. This might be working all out in the end.

NO, this is a liver transplant. There are facts about it. Facts you can’t and should not ignore.

This show is not fanfiction where you can do whatever you want without consequences because in your next story everything will be fine. This is a TV show (that I used to love to pieces) where everything you do in one episode carries over to the next. Or at least it should.

Without even watching it, I know one thing for sure, this show can’t be the same next season without being totally and completely ridiculous.

But to be honest, it already is.

Not sorry for this rant, I had to get it out. And since this is my blog I can write whatever the hell I want. Without any consequences for the next post. 😉

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87 thoughts on “6.25 Rant

    • I really don’t don’t care how awesome the scenes might be. Organ Donation is a serious business and should be handled accordingly, and with respect. This whole idea is completely and utterly ridiculous.
      I am so pissed off that they actually have gone down this road… I am kinda speechless.

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      • Just to make an effin McDanno moment. Ruin the lead, ruin the show, for a single damn scene….which they then screwed up, btw. 🙄

        And yeah, babe. Your blog. Just don’t be surprised if we ALL agree! 😡

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  1. I just did finish watching the finale (I’m on Arizona time). What are they going to do? Make McGarrett a desk jockey like Selleck in Blue Bloods? For that reason and other reasons (I won’t detail specifics until people have had a chance to watch) I can honestly say that I’m very sorry I didn’t stop watching the show after 4:10 like I had considered. The downward trajectory has been so utterly painful to see and it hasn’t been worth hanging on. There are no words.

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  2. I am a proud organ donor myself. Glad to say that. And hope that when I leave this earth for eternity, though not right away, people can be very much helped with that.
    But yeah, they are really making fun of it. Shame on Peter L. And the rest of the writers at Five 0!
    Organs can fail you know. Sam it is your blog, You can rant all you want. That is the reason it is your blog. Your party your blog!

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    • They should have come up with something that wouldn’t have consequences for the rest of Steve’s life. However long that might be with a foreign liver in his body. Grrrrr, this is SO stupid.

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      • I looked it up. A liver lasts about 30 years. He’ll need another transplant by 65. No more SuperSEAL. Grrrrrr! 😡

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      • Wait. How about if they opened Steve up, saw there was enough healthy liver for him to not need a transplant and closed Danny up but haven’t told him he’s not a hero? Wouldn’t that mean no drugs for Steve? Could he then return to his old life? I have no medical background so I don’t know if its even a workable theory.

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        • that would sure burst Danny’s hero bubble, wouldn’t it? unfortunately, I think they would have told him before the last scene we watched.

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  3. Watched it. Horrified they went there. Agree with your every word. I’m so disturbed by this that I may have to find a church to light a candle for the writer’s souls because, surely, someone will lynch them after this. Have to go now. A gallon of rocky road is telling me, ‘there, there. It will all be okay.’ Don’t know that I believe it but I must hold on somehow. Maybe like that infamous scene from that old TV show; season 7 will open with a shot of Steve in the shower and we’ll find out it was all a dream. (at least opening with Steve in a shower will give us a reason for even watching!) Sometimes I hate myself for being so shallow but Lenkov better hope there are lots of others willing to sacrifice their self-respect and hang around for the new season.

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    • G2F: Yes, let it be just Steve’s dream while they were patching him up. No liver transplant. No ramifications. Just the old Steve, back to normal after one episode. No visible scar coming out of the shower. I can live with that.

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  4. OMG- I, too, am speechless- and that is not due to lack of english knowledge!
    But – we may consider that this episode was written to be the very last one! That would make a not action-packed life for Steve! Or in the first version he even died for sure?
    But I totaly agree with the seriousness of the theme of organ transplant!
    Just curious, how they will solve that….

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  5. AND now I like the rest of you guys am through with Danny! Despite his generous offer he acts like an a…….
    Sorry! But that was just too much whining!

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  6. Do we get Steve as a copy of Tom Selleck now, who’s mostly stuck behind a desk in Blue Bloods??
    I’m still rather speechless, still trying to digest…
    Bye bye SEALSteve 😥
    Have you all read EW’s article? I thought I was dreaming, maybe I am?? PL sure spilled the beans… go and check it out.
    Back to “digesting”…. oh boy….

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  7. Like you guys, I was in disbelief. They’ve sentenced Steve to a life of anti-rejection drugs (which come with their own hell) and tenuous health. Not to mention the fantasy that he could even survive such a surgery after being shot 3 or 4 times. And yeah, they had his liver on the wrong side of his body, LOL. I guess the bullet could have traversed his body.
    The bright spot for me was when Chin told Lou how Steve met him for coffee after his wife died. That was a touch of sweetness that melted me. So heart-warming…… so Steve.

    And now they’ve taken away another of Steve’s arcs — Wo Fat’s father. I had always hoped he would return and cause havoc for our SEAL.

    Surprisingly I think that SC did a good job in both episodes as far as acting. He was almost the Danno of old. Too bad they couldn’t just let him land the plane and track down the dealer — to be the hero in those ways would have been enough. No, they had to suspend reality with the transplant thing.

    The scene where Kono kisses Steve’s head felt really awkward to me. And what was with that — he’d just had incredibly major surgery but he was without oxygen (should have been on a respiratior) heart monitor, central IV line……ack!! I had to shut down my medical side. And it looked like he was in a hospital supply closet.

    They should have let Nahele have a moment. He could have held Steve’s hand and asked him not to leave. Poor kid has lost everyone — would have been a touching moment.

    Oh well, this is fiction and I enjoyed most of it. Too bad they chose to trivialize organ transplant, though.

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  8. Ommmmmmm….
    This is just a TV show.
    Ommmmmmm….
    The McDannos ordered.
    And they deLIVERed.
    Ommmmmmm….
    This is just a TV show.
    Ommmmmmm….
    (Does it work for you guys? I am struggling. Have a lot more to say, but I’ll do when (if?) Sam’s review is on. But one thing has to be said: Steve is one fantastic man! Period!)
    Sam, Cokie, I think about changing my menu for wednesday. I roast a mean liver!
    With apple, onions and potatoe mash? 😀
    (sorry… too early? let’s McBear calm you down…)

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  9. I watched this and thought of you, Sam.

    Never, in all my wildest dreams, did I think they would really go there. We joked, remember, about an organ donation and how absurd that would be. How insensitive is this to people who need transplants or are donors and how their lives are irrevocably changed? And Danny just happens to have the same blood type so his liver is a match? What are the odds? I was SURE it was a blood transfusion. That might make sense (except for the fact that they likely had enough blood on hand not to need Danny at all) but where is the drama in that? So now, Steve is behind a desk for S7 and forever after? No more gun battles, no more car chases, no more jumping off buildings? Is he even still in the Navy? The Steve we know wouldn’t exist anymore.

    Why the hell did they do this and why the hell did they think it would work? And why don’t they have a medical professional on staff who could have shut this down? And tell me why the scripts are now written for a comic book?

    I will comment about the rest of the two episodes later, the good and the bad.

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    • Well, to be truly honest, I think PL will pretty much jump ship since he has his new show. Getting them into the mess and let someone else get them out of it.
      I have NO idea how anyone would even entertain the idea that something like this would be even remotely OK.
      First lesson you learn about writing, think about the consequences of what you’re writing. And even before you start writing: research, research, research! How could they think nothing will change after Steve gets a liver? That is totally beyond me. His whole life will change now. He will be medically discharged, he will not be going out in the field, he will need months to recover, he will have severe side effects from the drugs he has to take for the rest of his life. IF the organ isn’t rejected by his body, which could happen at any time. He would have to change his life style drastically.
      Yes, they could do it right, and do all that. But seriously, who would want to see that?! Not me. I don’t want a Steve whose life will be dictated by a medical condition this severe.
      Yes, I know I write fanfiction where he is often not getting away without permanent damage. But that is Fanfiction for goodness sake. In the next story he is just fine. This is a TV show. Two totally different things.
      I think this is the dumbest idea I have ever seen on any TV show. And as I said, I don’t freaking care how awesome it is, THIS is just wrong. And it is no service to the cause either. Organ Donation is a very important, very serious business, one I feel very strongly about. Making this light of it pisses me off big time.

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      • trust me, folks… when she says she is pissed off… believe her. and we still haven’t watched it. I’m sure we will have a LOT more to say after that…

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      • Maybe PL jumping ship for another show is a good thing. We might get lucky and the new showrunner might actually have a brain and won’t try to be as cute as PL thinks he is. I firmly believe that all things transplant will be ignored in the coming season as I have said.

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      • Am currently in the middle of a story that brought up the issue of transplants. With my limited medical knowledge, I had to ACTUALLY DO SOME RESEARCH on the subject. The ramifications of being the recipient of a transplanted organ are serious and many and would surely preclude Steve remaining in the military or perhaps even as head of Five-0. Because the show has actual professional writers instead of wannabes like myself, one would think they’d have come up with a different solution. It bothers me no-end that this was the direction they chose. Because you are fanfiction’s mistress of medical detail, I can only imagine how disturbing this is to you.

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        • You have NO idea how very disturbing it is to see them taking this so lightly. Saying to be pissed off is an understatement.
          And it would have been so easy to write this in a much more dramatic way, still keeping the talk about transplantation in. But no, they went the easy way.
          Just take part of an organ and everything will be just fine. Grrr. This would be a game changer for Steve.

          Of course, there is the slight chance that he actually will be perfectly fine. Not needing much of medication and pretty much goes back to his normal life-style. It does happen. But that chance is so very slim… I truly hope when this will happen with Steve, which I am sure will be what we will get, they will explain how extremely, extremely lucky he has been.

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  10. Good morning…..at least I think it is. I have read the EW article and watched the episodes. I may be the only one but it sure felt that PL was talking like next season is the last. season. Given how he doesn’t understand the seriousness of his actions, I feel he will ignore all the consequences of being an organ recipient and Steve will be as active as ever. He is SuperSEAL after all and will recover faster than mere mortals. But he will be more reflective of his mortality according to PL. He ignores so much of reality that it is sad. I too will have more to say about the episodes when the reviews are up.

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    • Moonjat: I read the article too. I also got the feeling he thinks S7 may be the end. I hope he’s wrong about that. At least we know that Cath was supposed to come back at the end but he rewrote the script when he found out about the renewal and we will see her in S7. I feel good about that. Looks like he is making Steve and Cath endgame.

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      • I did notice that he wants Cath back, that is the only thing that was encouraging. And he hinted things are not done with Wo Fat’s dad but he may not be the new “big bad” nor is The Yakuza lady. I am positive that he will not write Steve any different than before except for maybe being a bit more careful.

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        • He really can’t write Steve differently or there is no show. But I wish they could exercise some control over what they write. They back themselves in a corner and have no idea how to get out, so they just ignore it. Last night just went too far. I would love to see Lady Yakuza face off with Cath or Kono.

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          • Mama I totally agree. I am willing to bet that by the fourth episode it will be as if they have forgotten the transplant and all with be back to normal except for the occasional jab by Danny that Steve owes his life to him.

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          • I totally understand how to write oneself into a corner as I have done so more than once. Have no idea how they’re going to get out of this one other than to pretend it never happened which is a luxury only fanfiction writers should employ – in separate stories!!

            Lady Yakuza in a face-off against Cath would be awesome! I think we all need to bombard Mr. Lenkov with the idea of letting you take over a show he probably won’t have much time for any longer.

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        • “I am positive that he will not write Steve any different than before…”

          The problem with this for me is they already HAVE been writing Steve differently this last few years. Yes, we get some glimpses of the original Steve, But the Steve McGarrett we’ve been getting the last couple years is a faded imitation to the one we were treated to in seasons 1-3.5.

          And now they made it far, far worse. The only possible way they can redeem this is to take a page out of the old Dallas playbook and have him wake up and find out it was just a dream.

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  11. I gotta say that after watching it 3 more times, I am changing my opinion somewhat. The first time I watched it live, I was so shocked that they would actually change Steve’s life like that, well, I was just befuddled and so angry! But as I watched again…and then again, I think they dealt with the transplant as sensitively as they could in the allotted time. I never even noticed the music the first time I watched — it was actually quite moving with the surgeons hovering over each of their patients. Yes there were many inaccuracies and the premise was thin. I’m wondering if it will be mentioned next season or will they continue as if nothing happened? Also wondering if Alex will be able to use this as a forum for organ donation in the course of the show. Nothing in your face, but maybe just a subtle reference to it occasionally. It may work wonders to get the word out.

    I also forgot to mention 6.24, which I loved! The action, the story, Michelle Shioma, and did I mention the action?? Loved the building-jumping scene!

    Are we really getting Cath back?? That makes me so happy!

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  12. If part of the contemplative Steve that PL hinted is him dealing with the life changing aftermath of an organ transplant, i am all for it. AOL would kill this new Steve storyline. However, the track record of the writers in terrible. We already see a disappearing arm and leg injury in this ep as well as terrible medical miscues already mentioned in some comments. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to mention what person in pots-op recovery would reallly look like. Why is it so difficult for shows to portray those things properly? We’ve seen tv patients intubated before. I feel like they don’t have any advisors on the show at all. I feel like constantly tweeting all the accounts associated with the show as much as possible about transplant realities. We all know how much they listen to the fandom, you know. : )
    I will try to make it through the hiatus with rose colored glasses and pass my time with ya’ll’s more realistic storylines and some updates from McB. That will make all things better.

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    • Agree! As I mentioned, it could be an awesome platform for Alex. Maybe this was his idea???
      The medical gaffes are ridiculous. I volunteer to be their medical advisor! 🙂

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  13. Interesting side note. CBS picked up the Training Day series and in the cast list is Julie Benz. So how long she will be with H 5-0 is questionable even though PL mentioned her in that article. Looks like Chin is headed for heartbreak again….one way or another.

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  14. For anyone who saw this post a few minutes ago, I thought I had logged on to Sam’s computer as me and not her. Guess I was wrong. 🙂

    ok, just a couple of thoughts. I was awakened this morning by a nameless someone who was already totally pissed over what had happened on the show. And this was before she had seen it. So, we read comments throughout the day and we complained and bi*ched all day long wondering just why they could do this, saying we would watch after dinner. Dinner came and went and neither of us was excited about the prospect before us.

    6.24 was an interesting show but parts of it left me scratching my head. Like… how did Abby get away? yes, I know she was on Chin’s bike, but how did she keep from getting shot in the back of the head? And does HPD not have any patrol cars in the neighborhoods? Someone would have heard all that noise. And surely someone in Chinatown would have done something. Also, unless Bad Officer Ochoa was the only person who answers the phone in HPD, wouldn’t someone else have gotten a 911 phone call???

    All those bullets and Gabriel still died and the insane woman got away. What was the point?

    and now 6.25. I have been totally prepared all day to hate this episode. I mean, pretty much everyone here has been talking about it all day long and how wrong it was. But when I started watching, I was immediately drawn in. Yes, I agree that they didn’t handle the organ transplant with any means of intelligence, but I liked the show. It was done well and was interesting. Admittedly I thought Alex did a first class job in every scene. I’m not saying that because I am a fan; I am saying it because he outdid himself on this episode.

    And while it was trite, I laughed throughout the “room-ument” in the hospital. Of course Steve got the remote. It was a given. And the closing of the curtain at the end with Steve’s voice over was great.

    But more later… I’m going to watch again. This time with ice cream!

    p.s. McBear is still wearing a smile, so I can only assume he isn’t totally angry.

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    • Yeah babe…definitely some good stuff in the eps. I’m guessing we’ll chat about em both tomorrow? Y’all gonna revu by then? 😀

      But we’re all just po’d about the transplant today in this thread…cos it IS game changing for our hero, our lead, our favorite beloved now-former SEAL.

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      • Yeah, we know it would be life changing for Steve. But that is not gonna happen. He will just be Steve and running around like nothing ever happened. Who knows, Danny’s liver will be such a good match that he will not even need any meds. He will be just hanky dory in no time. 😉

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        • In real life it would be life changing for Steve. In H 5-0 life he will be fine. They had him talking about surfing at the end and taking it easy on Adam so the writers are not going to address the real challenges of being a transplant recipient or a donor since I am sure Danny will be out of commission for a bit. It takes time for the liver to regrow or regenerate or whatever. But that will be ignored by the writers and all issues will only be emotional since PL figures that is the important part.

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          • Nah, the problem is not the surgery, or the regeneration of the liver, that will only take about 10 days. It is amazing actually. Nope, the problem lies in the aftermath. I don’t think people are aware of the side effect the drugs can have. Of course, Steve will have none. And he will be fine in no time. 😊

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        • I did like Danny’s handling of the plane. He was both scared and determined at the same time. His passenger was a definite threat so why not put him out of commission? When he found the person who shot Steve, I thought he might do a “Matt” and kill him but he didn’t. I liked how each of them reflected on how much Steve impacted their lives. It sounded like maybe Kono is reassessing her dangerous job. We never knew that Steve was there for Chin in those tough times after Malia died but it makes sense. Even Grover went from hating Steve to respecting him and finally developing a strong friendship with him.

          I didn’t understand the whole point of Wo Fat’s father. He loves Doris? He isn’t angry at McG for killing his son? He just wanted to look him in the eye and tell him that? What am I missing here? Was this part added after he took Cath out of the finale so he could bring her back in S7 as he said? The whole black op thing in Morocco came out of left field. I wonder if it was supposed to be a black op about Cath?

          There was a lot of good in each episode. I have to think about a grade so I am going to rewatch and decide.

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    • If McBear is wearing a smile, its probably because he’s planning an Op to Oahu to to find and destroy the S7 scripts. Watch out for a gleam in his eye. Check his backpack for a Ninja outfit.

      Who wrote 625? Anybody know? I haven’t had a chance to rewatch the opening credits and I usually fast forward through stock footage.

      Does anyone want to pick apart what’s contained in the EW interview while we try to we get over the liver transplant? Will AOL keep his hiatus beard for the opening episode because McG didn’t feel like shaving?

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      • Peter wrote the script with someone else. i didn’t see the other name before the screen changed. As for McBear, his eyes lit up when he saw your idea. He is ready to go. I checked and he has binoculars and his badge in the backpack. unfortunately he couldn’t bring his gun and grenades on the plane.

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  15. By now PL has heard a lot of commentary about the questionable organ donation. And not from those of us who found it unbelievable, and not from those who think McDanno now shares a liver and an engagement announcement, and not from those who think it was the best episode ever. No, he has heard from fellow “creative” writers who are now asking how he’s going to get out of this mess. There could not possibly have been any thought given to what the ramifications of this script will have to the future of this show. I expect there will be lots of intense brainstorming sessions to try to find a back door out of the mess. Please let it have been a dream.

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  16. Okay, some more coherent comments from me now. I really enjoyed both episodes. Episode 24 was action packed and a great episode to lead into the finale. I loved episode 25 and was on the edge of my seat, then the scene in the hospital where the Doctor says McGarrett needs a transplant left me with my mouth open. And then I laughed, I remembered the comments and jokes on this blog and thought “Well that’s going to go down well”. Why they didn’t go with maybe Steve losing half his liver and needing BLOOD donors, I have no idea. That gives Steve some sort of believable traumatic injury with realistic short term consequences and also gives the writers the chance to add a bit of bromance to please fans.

    So, I’m going to suspend belief and hope to God that Season 7 does not follow reality and has Super Seal back to normal because the idea of Steve being sat behind a desk permanently is too traumatic to think about. I was hoping for maybe an episode in season 7 with Steve doing something with the Navy but I suppose that is out of the question now if they try to be the slightest bit realistic!

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  17. Isn’t organ donations one of Alex’s charities? It seems like he wouldn’t want it treated flippantly. I mean I know he’s not in charge, but I would imagine he has some ability to say “I’m not comfortable with this story line.”

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    • Yeah it is one of his charities and he knows right much about it. We’ll see how much they diverge from truth…I’m just having all kinds of trouble wrapping my head around this whole thing.

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      • You know, my biggest problem is that I’m worried that they will actually get it right this time. What if they would remember after the hiatus that their main character is actually an organ recipient and will be for the rest of his life? What if they will actually make his character act accordingly to that? What if they give him all the side effects, what if they take him out of the action? All those things would happen in real life. Yes, he could lead kind of a normal life. BUT Steve doesn’t lead a normal life. It would be so different we wouldn’t even recognize Steve anymore.
        I don’t want that! I don’t want them to get it right, and I have a real problem with that, because that is against my principles and belief.
        That is one of the reasons why I think this was such a bad and stupid idea. Because of all the changes that Steve would go through.
        Some said it wouldn’t be so bad, because it’s just a liver and it will regenerate. Yes it will, fairly quickly actually. But it is not HIS liver that will regenerate. He would be just fine if they could have saved part of his, but they didn’t.
        And it still pisses me off that people are so blind about the seriousness of the consequences.

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        • I feel like our best hope is some mixtured of real and fake. Like Steve retires from the Navy Reserves, which honestly wouldn’t change much of what we see. And Steve stops drinking. That would be so easy to show. And as I understand it a transplanted liver doesn’t regenerate as well so even light drinking is somewhat of a risk. But he gets down to one low dose anti rejection med and we get our action and adventure.

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          • Well, as I told Cokie, this liver will be so good, that it adapts naturally to Steve’s body. 😉 We can only hope for the best. Some people do get really low doses of meds, so let’s hope Steve will be one of them. Not that we will see any of that. 😉
            Besides, Steve never has been a heavy drinker. He wouldn’t do that because that would mean losing control. And that is a no go for Steve.

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            • Steve’s not a heavy drinker, but I think it could be a powerful statement about the transplant that wouldn’t take away from the stuff people like to have Steve drink something that is not beer during the celebratory beer bottle clinking scenes. Or if we ever get Steve and Cath on the beach again. It would be better than full ignoring it.

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  18. I don’t if they have already started writing for S7 or will be soon (haven’t decided if I’ll be there to watch) but I just came back from a day long writers workshop with Donald Maass (Writing the Breakout Novel, if you’ve read it). I think everybody from EP to writers should go take one of those workshops to hone their skills and re-introduce themselves to the concept of creating a larger than life series–what they had but threw away.

    Novel writing and script writing may be vastly different beasts, but the writers need radical surgery on their work.

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  19. One more thing. The transplant has made some McDanno shippers furious. I actually don’t blame them. The party at the end didn’t sit that well with me either.

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    • I thought that scene was hilarious. It was a week later. Those boys had spent 7 days together already, so yeah, they were annoyed at each other already. And people seem to forget, Steve was the one dying, Danny only gave a part of his liver. That really isn’t that big a deal. Of course, Steve would get all the cards and balloons and stuff.
      But hey, I don’t like Danny, so I’m not the right person to talk to about such things. I personally think Danny was the ass in the hospital. But I will talk about that in the review. 🙂

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      • It was no acknowledgement from the Governor that bugged me. Since both Steve and Danny are on his staff, I felt like the Governor should have sent Danny a card.

        It wasn’t the guys bickering at the end that bugged me.

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  20. I’ve read somewhere (can’t find it now) that donor and recipient of an organ (or was it the liver) should be nearly of the same size? Does anybody know if that’s true? Because if it is Steve’s a dead man… lol… (sorry Sam, again too early?)

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    • There are so many things to consider doing a transplant, let’s not even start with that. But this mostly refers to a child vs an adult. And a person dying cannot always wait for the ideal donor. 😉

      And YES, still too early. 😉

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  21. One of the other blog reviewers (not sure if it’s okay to mention names so I won’t…but I want to give her credit) described Danny’s whining and rantings as “fear bitching.” I think that is brilliant. It really explains his personality and actually I like him a lot more now when I think about it that way.

    The hospital scene — we have to remember that it was a week after the transplant. I’m sure Steve told Danny how grateful he was the minute he was out of anesthesia and able to comprehend what had happen. By the time this scene happened, I think they were trying to regain normalcy by insulting each other. Gotta say though, that is the first time I ever heard Steve say he hated Danny.

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      • I found it that it made him look weak and, ineffectual honestly.

        Those precious seconds he “fear bitched” not only did nothing to help the situation, if he had actually gone and DONE the jump and bitched later, they might have all gotten to jump before the baddies got through the door.

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      • I disagree (in a friendly way. I am not someone who gets upset when others have different opinions.) I think Danny is a good cop. He knew all along he was going to jump, he just had to rant about it first. Notice how everyone else basically ignored him —- they’re used to it. It’s the same way he reacted in the plane — shaking an unconscious Steve and telling him he never listens, even calling him an SOB. He was fear bitching.

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        • Yes, but he IS an officer if the law. In my eyes a really bad one. And I expect him to To follow orders and not bitch and moan about them long enough for the bad guys to get a chance to shoot at them.

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        • Yup – they all ignore it and are used to it. The thing that really got my attention this time was how the normally cool, calm and zen Chin interrupted Danny/Steve bickering to bark at Kono to GO. I’m not saying that it isn’t something he seems to do, I’m saying it’s a bad representation of how someone in that particular position should act. He can complain all he wants in the car, or underground, but this situation – I’d rather have someone with me that acted and didn’t bitch.

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