7.20 – “Huikau nā makau a nā lawai’a” – Five-0 helps PI Harry Brown (guest star William Forsythe) work the case of a kidnapped wealthy woman whose husband may have something to hide. Also, Rachel tells Danny that she is getting a divorce from Stan, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Huikau nā makau a nā lawai’a to The Fishhooks of the Fishers Become Entangled
So, after a few weeks hiatus Five-0 is back with a new episode. And I’m back with a new review. And yes, before you ask, the review for 7.19 will come next week. I know it’s not really interesting anymore, after such a long time, but for the sake of having a review for every episode I will post it. And I will also post reviews for all the previous episodes. That is my plan for the coming loooooong summer hiatus.
Anyway, let’s start with this one, shall we? 😉
We start the episode with a previously on from way back when. Rachel was re-introduced to us. I must say, I really don’t care about this storyline. BUT I do like Claire van der Bloom a lot. I think she does a great job as Rachel. Although I always wondered, just like Steve, how Danny got her. They are surely not a match made in heaven. But love goes mysterious way, I guess.
After that I got my first chuckle out of the episode. And no, there is no sarcasm here, I laughed quite a lot during this episode. And I think this time actually for the right reasons, and not because it was hilarious by mistake. 😉
Kidnapping-shopping 101. Everything the kidnapper needs, convenient in one store. Duh, guess that’s why they are called convenient stores. 🙂
Of course, I also thought what kind of dumb ass drives around the kidnap victim, leasurely goes shopping while she is in the trunk and could be discovered. And then he parks right in front, in full view of the cctv, that every store has these days. A total dumb ass.
So, after being introduced to the crime of the week (By the way, later we learn that this was the second victim, which I think shows a totally screwed up timeline. But what else is new.), we switch to Danny waiting to pick up Charlie. Rachel is there too, obviously slightly confused about when to pick up her son. So, Danny talks to her and learns that Rachel and Stan are getting a divorce. Honestly, I’m not sure what I think about that. Other than that Stan should have divorced her a long time ago.
And yeah, Rachel, you are not good at this marriage thing. Dishonesty is always the first step to the end of any relationship. Lying, cheating and lying again doesn’t really help either. Just saying.
But as I said, I really don’t care about either Danny or Rachel. Or them together, or whatever. But, and mark this in your calendars because you won’t hear it that often, I liked Danny in this episode. He didn’t annoy me. How is that for a change. I think he handled the situation very well, and he made me laugh out loud. Not sure if that was for the right reasons, though. But more about that later.
I know it was totally silly and didn’t contribute anything to the story, other than mentioning Danny’s retirement again, but I LOVED the Steve/Grover scene. These two are never wasted screen time for me. I could watch them all day. I just love their facial expressions. They simply get each other, they have fun doing scenes together. I think it shows onscreen.
A phone call from downstairs interrupted their conversation. Finally, Harry enters the episode. I was really looking forward to seeing him again. Although his voice is a bit too deep for my taste. I have sometimes trouble understanding him. The voice is lacking a rhythm. That is of course just a personal taste. I really like the actor, and I wouldn’t mind seeing him again.
So, Harry tells Steve and Grover that he temporarily retired from retirement. (Hint to show; we get it.) But his latest case didn’t quite go as planned and got him knocked over the head.
And we see Kimee Balmilero as Dr. Noelani Cunha again. I must say, they couldn’t have picked a better character to replace Max. The actor does a fantastic job as the new ME. I hope we will see her many more times.
So, Harry tells Lou and Steve about the survailance job he took. I have a question though. Harry calls the husband an older guy married to a younger woman. Ehm, excuse me, but how the heck was Tom Stratham an ‘older’ guy? Middle aged maybe, but older? I mean, seriously. And the woman a younger broad? That is just ridiculous. The mistress was clearly younger, but the wife was pretty much the same age. At least she looked to be the same age.
Anyway, Harry tells them the wife was kidnapped right in front of his eyes. Huh. I thought it was rather fishy. The whole thing with her pushed into the back of the car. I mean, who kidnaps a person and lets her more or less sit in the back of the car? It seemed almost like she went willingly. Ups. Did I see more than I was supposed to? LOL
After this, they go see the husband, who doesn’t really want them on the job. But they stay on it anyway. And Danny joins them. After some blabla about, wait for it… retirement, Harry tells them he got a picture of a friend Celine met with.
Loved that he had it on a roll of film. That brought us a great scene with Harry and Jerry. Did I just say that I like a scene with Jerry? Will wonders never cease? Yes, I loved it. You wanna know why? Because Harry asked and said all the things I would ask and say to Jerry. Are you on medication? LOL. You must be either insane or very single to spend your time in this room and inhale the fumes. ROFL.
And isn’t it just hilarious that Jerry has perfectly good reasons (at least for himself) why never ever use digital technology, but whenever they need him to be he is THE expert on any of it?
So, yeah, I loved the scenes in the dark room. Now, that is a use of Jerry I wouldn’t mind at all.
After talking to Tom about the woman on the photo they find out who it is and make their way over there.
And that brings us to another scene that gave me a really good laugh.
“I can’t adjust my face, because this is the only face I got.” ROFLMAO – Oh, Danny you are SO right. The actor playing you only has one facial expression. You said it perfectly.
“If he had any choice, why would he go with this one?” Oh, Harry, I love ya.
OK, all silliness aside. I actually enjoyed this cargument, if you can call it one. I thought Danny’s concern for the consequences for his children was genuine. Although he is wrong about one thing. Stan is not kind of a second father to his children. That only applies to his daughter. Stan will always be Daddy for Charlie, and Danny will only be Danno. Stan is his dad.
I’m not putting dads over stepdads or vice versa. But it always bugged me that they made it look as if Charlie had been waiting all his four years of life for Danno to show up so that he could finally have a daddy. That is such BS.
And I am very happy that it seems that Stan actually is the only decent person in this three-person-relationship. And before you fall off your high horse, yes, I do believe Danny is just as much a scumbag as Rachel is. He cheated with a married woman. Got her pregnant to boot. And I don’t care if they now want to paint it as if Rachel and Stan had been separated at that time. That is not true. They still lived under one roof, and I’m pretty sure Stan had no idea that they were on a break.
You want a break so you can sleep with your ex? Pack your bags, move out, get a divorce. Don’t hide in a hotel to have sex with your ex. Just saying.
But hey, I am not interested in their story. I don’t care if they get together or not. Although it would for sure be more interesting than Amber/Melissa.
And now we finally get back to the beginning, at least time-wise. We see Natasha’s kidnapping. Also a very funny affair. The doorbell rings while she’s under the show. Like thirty seconds later, we see her opening the door fully dressed, with earrings, make-up and all. Wow, she is even faster than Steve is after a three minutes Navy-shower. Do they want us to believe the kidnappers rang the bell for ten minutes and waited? Yeah, right.
Another chuckle for me when they figured out that Tom had an affair with Natasha. Duh, as if that wasn’t obvious the second we were shown her picture. But honestly, I didn’t mind the predictability of this case. Nope, I really enjoyed it.
And I’ll tell you why. Because there was only one case, and everyone was working on it together. No silly second case, no silly visit to Kamekona. Just one case, and that was it. I think Five-0 is always best when they only have one case with all of them focusing on that.
And again LOL at Danny’s we don’t usually do that. Nope, you never ever hit any suspects. Nope. But I will talk about that in the 719 review.
Now we see both kidnap victims. And although Celine did a pretty convincing job, I didn’t buy into it. Something was not right about this whole scenario.
OK, tell me something. What the heck was the scene with Danny, Steve and Harry in Danny’s office for? It’s not that I didn’t like it, no, I did. Especially that Steve told Harry the whole story about Charlie without even taking a breath. LOL. It was kinda like a little payback for Danny blabbing out that Steve wanted to ask Catherine to marry him. I thought it was funny. Anyway, this whole scene was kind of a waste of time. I was totally with Danny on the Thank God that they were interrupted. 🙂
Unfortunately, after this the show got totally ridiculous. What kind of sense did it make to surround the house, ready to storm it, without even trying to get in contact with the kidnappers? Of course, it didn’t work out well. Celine came out of the house with a bomb vest strapped to her chest. Only good thing about these scenes was Steve going to her and calming her down. It was very odd how this whole thing went down. And I thought it very odd, that her make-up was still perfect. But OK, I will let it slide. 😉 Oh and by the way, where was Danny during this raid?
We keep going with the ridiculous solution of this crime. Five-0 was totally in the open for every kidnapper to see. I’m not even talking about the big fat helicopter hovering right in front of their nose. I mean, what was the writer thinking? That Five-0, HPD and SWAT are invisible, and the baddies wouldn’t see them? That was so strange.
I love Steve flying a helicopter. And if that is a way to spare Alex some of the action, yes, please do it more often. 😉
Totally had to laugh at Danny going down the chute. It’s so convenient that he’s only claustrophobic ever other episode. Going down after the baddie was pretty stupid, and I kinda smiled that he was knocked out for his troubles. 😉
One of the baddies is shot, the hostage is safe, and one of the kidnappers gets away. Huh, not the outcome they were hoping for. And I thought, when are you going to arrest Celine?
“If he needs staples, please can I?” LOL, Steve, I’m pretty sure Danny doesn’t want you to staple his head back together. 🙂
Noelani is back in the office sooner than she thought. Tending yet to another small wound. Although I really love her, I wonder why an EMT on the scene didn’t treat Danny? I’m sure there was the one or other ambulance there.
After a little more thinking they finally figure out that Celine was behind the whole kidnapping. Which in my eyes made no sense at all. Why the hell didn’t she just divorce cheating Tom? She would have gotten the money, be free to do whatever she wanted, and not ending up in jail. Now, Tom and his mistress are the winners. They get it all.
But hey, most women on Five-0 are portrayed as cheating, lying, betraying bitches. So, why not add dumb to the mix too?
Harry figured it out and they ‘interrogate’ Celine in the blue room. No episode complete with at least one scene down there. Not that I’m complaining, I love the blue room. 🙂
And I also loved Steve and Harry talking about poker and Steve’s old man. Very nice touch.
After this we unfortunately had to go back to Danny and Rachel. Sigh. Why wouldn’t Rachel and Stan tell the kids together? They described Stan as a good dad, wouldn’t he want to be there when the kids learned about it? For me, this scene with Rachel and Danny felt forced. It just felt totally wrong.
This episode felt like Five-0 didn’t take themselves too seriously. The episode felt very laid back, relaxed and fun. Despite my little complaints, and all the silly things, all the scenes that contributed nothing to the episode, I really, truly enjoyed this one.
I think it was one of the really good ones. I was very well entertained.
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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.