7.25 – Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono
McGarrett risks his life when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year. Also, Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision, on the seventh season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono to The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness
Sam asked me if there was anything I wanted to say about episode 7.25 and she should know by now that I have to say something.
First, I can’t believe another season has ended. While there were some “eh” episodes and some “what were they thinking” episodes, it has given me a couple of my all-time favorites. Those were the 150th show and 7.24. Both were close to perfect in my eyes.
But I digress. After last week’s awesomeness I was not expecting that much from this show but I will admit I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t dislike it like I thought I would. Now, that’s not implying there were things I didn’t like. But overall, I was pleased.
And the first thing I would like to mention is that the writers really did a whack job with the timeline, so I will choose to ignore that. Back and forth, day and night, different clothes, same clothes, it could make a person dizzy!
And… did Chin talk to Abby about marriage, a move to California, a new job, becoming a step-mom??? Any time for that?
Or… is the U.S. still under attack from the people who were standing on the Capitol steps last week? Is that not still a burning issue?
No, I suppose not because we put life on hold to host a party for Jerry who received his plastic badge what? Four or five weeks ago? I guess they have been pretty busy, huh?
We see Kono racing through the supermarket with Sarah on the cart searching for plates that don’t have Happy Birthday written on them. And oh, just a second, let me buy a pregnancy kit while I’m here. Is she or isn’t she? Don’t know, don’t care.
We also see Danny traipsing through the office with Charlie in tow. Do we assume this is this the first time that kid has ever been there? Seems odd that Danny had to show him the offices and point out that Steve is in the corner because he’s been a bad boy. That really irks me. Kids that age don’t forget anything and I suppose Danny thinks it is fun that Charlie would equate Steve as being “bad”. Of course, the only reason Charlie had his scene in the office was so that Steve could play with the toys.
Steve arrives and gives Danny a present. Danny is an ungrateful jerk. Won’t open it; acts like a total idiot with his kid there and I found this entire scene embarrassing. Then Steve offers to get Charlie some food and you would think, by Danny’s ranting that Steve is going to purposefully poison the child. Since when have we seen Steve be such a horrible eater? Yes, he enjoys food. That doesn’t mean he eats poorly. But which one of them left sugar and malasada crumbs all over the other’s house? Any guesses?
Here’s another question… the backpack with the toys was still in the office. How and why did Charlie leave so quickly as to leave them behind? Any kid that age that I know is going to make sure he has his favorites with him and isn’t going to forget them. Maybe he was still in the breakroom eating his weight in junk food that Steve bought for him???
Back to the toys, I do have to admit, I kind of liked Steve’s demonstration with the trucks and the figures. And Danny, Steve is still Navy, not Army. Just for the record.
I know this is all out of order and I apologize, but I’m thinking of random scenes while writing this. Steve and Danny had a great discussion in the car with Steve speaking his mind. I totally agreed with him. Danny is not in a good place with Rachel and the kids… you put your kid to bed sometimes to help his mother? Is she there? Not there? Charlie is so difficult it takes two to get him into bed? As a parent, I would be embarrassed to even admit that to another person. But I digress… I am glad Steve finally spoke up. That’s been a long time coming.
OK, plot. They raid the house and the girls are already gone. How did the bad guys know to move the girls? Another mole in HPD? How many does this make? They find the truck and plan their scheme to get the girls out of the back of a moving truck. Question here… why the heck is Danny driving that truck? Really? I would trust Kono’s driving skills over Danny’s, but that’s just me.
We had our angsty moment when Steve is hanging off the side of the truck, holding on with one hand while the truck is racing down the road. Last week, he climbed a building; this week he clung to a truck. Maybe it has something to do with radiation… They got half the girls out before the driver caught on that some shenanigans were going on in the back of his truck, so we have half of a win-win situation going on. Now, for Steve’s next trick…
Oh, another side note… did you notice how neatly Steve cut that hole in the roof? When he was ready to go back out on top of the truck, it was perfectly round. And here’s my next question… How did Steve get back out onto the truck roof? He told all the girls to go into the corner, so they didn’t hoist him up. Did he shoot out of it, straight up? Jump and hang on again? I know he has superb upper body strength, but that is stretching his abilities, I think. Nevertheless, it was Steve; I loved it.
On to another scene with total disbelief from me. Was it Steve’s luck that he could reach under a moving truck and trailer, immediately find the mechanism to unhook the trailer and just easily flip that little lever to disconnect the two? Are you telling me that other than the coily things, that connector is the only thing holding that trailer to the truck bed? Amazing. Steve is amazing. Enough said.
I forgot to mention that Abby is back. First episode/last episode… she must have been mighty busy at HPD for the remainder. And just why and when can she dictate to the officers with Duke standing there in the background? Excuse me? But, then the doofus goes and stands in the middle of the road, thinking she’s going to stop this crazy man driving a semi. Part of me was saying “keep going” because then Chin wouldn’t have to deal with her. But with extra-ordinary timing, she jumped out of the way while everyone’s police car was crinkled. I wonder just how many cars they go through during the year?
The trailer makes a rather soft landing and all the girls were just fine and were then lucky enough to have their pictures made with Alex O’Loughlin while still in that trailer.
On to Jerry’s party. Kono must have brought over all the stuff she bought earlier because we get to the party and there is no Kono. Not to worry, right? Danny, Jr. has to pee and someone is in the bathroom. So instead of taking him upstairs where there are TWO more bathrooms, Danny, Sr. makes a big scene by banging on the door. Can someone tell me again how anyone can stay his friend?
But a rather puny looking Steve comes out (which Alex nailed, by the way) and explains that he has radiation poisoning from his little bomb escapade a few months back. Was this stuff dormant for months? Because correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the doctor gave Steve a clean bill of health a few episodes back. With Danny as a witness. So, suddenly he’s sick? With symptoms that could get worsening? We’ll see how this plays out next season.
And then we cut to the MIA Kono who isn’t answering her phone because she’s on a mission to Nevada with who knows what plan in mind. No husband with her and who knows if she remembered to pack the pregnancy kit.
Only time will tell. And I still don’t care.
Wow, in all of this, it sounds like I whine as much as Danny. But honestly, I did like the show. My rating would be “very good” with some excellent Steve scenes.
Thanks for reading. …Cokie
Normally I would have thrown in the one or other sentence, like a conversation. But honestly, I thought Cokie’s rambling was so hilarious that it just felt wrong to interrupt her. 🙂
But of course, I also have a little bit to add.
I actually like that Steve is suffering from radiation poisoning. STOP. Stop throwing things at me. First, it’s not nice, and second, hear me out. 😉
Why do I like it? Of course I don’t want Steve to be sick. That is a given. BUT, Steve had been exposed to radiation, and I always complain about that they don’t get the aftermath right. Well, we can’t have it both ways. He has to suffer through this because they did the stupid, stupid thing back in 7.18 when Steve heroically saved the world. Again.
Did we need that idiotic plot? NO, hell no. But we got it anyway, and that is why I truly like that Steve did get radiation poisoning.
But don’t panic. This is mild. He will be fine. He can sleep off his weakness, nausea, fatigue during the hiatus and will be perfectly fine by episode two. Heck, probably by the season premiere. 😉
And what about problems down the road? Well, I don’t worry about them either. Because quite frankly we have no idea what the future holds for any of us. Steve might get killed in a freak accident, or get shot to death, or might die of old age in his sleep. We don’t know. None of us knows. So, chill, and enjoy the performance Alex already gave us fighting this mild radiation sickness.
Besides, Alex forced PL’s hand. If Alex doesn’t renew his contract at the end of season eight, I am sure Steve will resign due to complications to the radiation poisoning. PL will not kill off his lead. That would kill all chances of resurrecting him for a movie or whatever. If Alex decides to stay longer with the show, Steve will be fine for the time being. All problems solved.
More about this matter, and of course, all of season seven in the coming editorial. (Don’t expect it tomorrow, it will take a few days.)
Oh, and by the way, do you guys want a favorite season 7 episode poll? Let me know in the comments.
Honestly, I don’t know what to make of her. In the years passed I never truly liked her because I simply didn’t buy into her ‘skills’. I didn’t have anything against her either, but when she hooked up with Adam I thought her character became one of the lamest and dumbest on the show. But that is just my personal opinion because I have a problem with female characters on crime shows in general. Mostly they are badly written, and if I am honest I am not interested in them at all. Yes, I know some of you will scream bloody murder at how I can say that. I’m just being honest here. For me, the female characters are simply support on a show. There are some really well written characters; on this show only one in my eyes, but other shows DO have great characters.
But as I said, I am not interested in watching a show with a female lead, or leads. I’m just not. I’m also not interested in women sports. So, I couldn’t care less if any of the, in my eyes, badly written women stays or not. Whether it was Jenna, Lori, Kono, Abby, Lynn. Amlissa or the worst of all, Steve’s sister Mary. I kinda liked Ellie, but the only woman I really care about on this show is Catherine. And that has very little to do with that I love Steve and Cath together. No, it’s because Catherine is a great character all on her own. She can actually hold her own against the boys’ club, and I loved her for it. I always bought her bad ass moves, her intelligence, and her skills. Too bad tptb decided to throw out the one and only great female character on their show.
Anyway, back to Kono. What the heck is wrong with her? Her attitude is getting on my nerves big time. Yes, it is horrible what happened to all those girls. But there are many horrible things happening in the world, you can’t fight it all. If you haven’t learned that yet, you should not be a police officer. I think she handled herself very badly in the two episodes regarding this issue.
And now running away only shows me how absolutely stupid and unhinged she is. She should resign and find herself before she comes back. I found her behavior at the smart table offensive to Steve and to the team. They had risked their lives to save the girls, and she makes it look as if they didn’t even try. Like it was nothing they did. I found her behavior disgusting.
Chin and Abby
Nothing much to say about them. I’m sorry, but their relationship only feels like they are together because they have good sex. I don’t see anything else there. I just don’t see it. Can’t imagine that they will be a couple in season eight.
And this really was one of the dumbest scenes of Five-0 ever. Does she think she’s Superwoman, or what?
Every time I see Jerry with the badge dangling from his neck I start laughing. That is all I have to say about him.
Do I even want to start with it? No, I don’t. I can only say I am baffled that people think his behavior was in any way OK. Or even worse, that of a friend. He was horrible to Steve, even when Steve wasn’t there.
What a jerk. I don’t see any friendship between them. In my life I don’t have people insulting others, and disguising it as brotherly love and friendship. Sorry, but such behavior isn’t cutting it for me.
I can’t stand this character, and you really have no idea how much fun he takes out of this show for me. As some say (yes, some, not ALL like they like to claim) Steve and Danny are the heart of the show and what draws them to the show. For me it’s the opposite, I can’t stand their stupid ‘banter’ as some call it. For me it’s mean spirited from one side, and mostly wasted screen time. Very rarely do I enjoy it.
I can’t end this post with Danny. Ugh. So back to Steve. And the action. I agree with many who think that it was unreal. But you know, if it is done so well like it was here, I don’t even care. I believed Steve could do all that. Alex sold the SEAL like he always does. Phenomenal work. And great stunt work.
I must confess I have been in heaven the last few episodes with all the hand-to-hand stuff. I just love watching Steve fight. Ha, and even Grover knocked someone out.
One can complain and rant about many things on this show, but action wise, they are top notch. As long as they keep the claw in the hangar. 😉
Thank you all for reading and sticking with us. We will try our best to entertain you with different posts during the hiatus.
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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.