Two weeks into season four and we’re already done with three episodes. Before we even know it we’ll be watching the last episode before the Christmas break. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Let’s again start with the vote for 4.03 Ka ‘oia’i’o ma loko (The Truth Within).
We start the show, like most episodes, with the crime of the week. Did the show ever start any different? Do any of you remember an episode that didn’t start with the COTW? No, previously on doesn’t count. 😉
So, our two future victims had obviously planned a fun night. That of course didn’t last long and they were murdered in a very cold hearted way. Which is kind of out of the norm for ‘art thieves’. But as we learn later they have no qualms about shooting up a museum full of people to get to their goal.
This was an interesting beginning and thankfully not too long. I never like long intros. I like it better when we simply start with the murder, and then learn about the people involved during the episode as they investigate. Showing almost five minutes of pre-show like in 3.04 is a waste of time in my eyes. That time could be used to show us the people we are really interested in. This time though it was shorter, so I’m not really complaining about it.
Just one tiny complaint, did we really need that baby again? I think they are overusing the parenting thing. Really guys, do you think this brutal murder would have been any less harrowing without the baby there? And of course they have to tell us that she will now grow up without her parents. Groaning here again. Really, writers, we get your addiction to any father- and mother issue. For real.
And credits roll. 🙂
Next we’re at McGarrett’s house, and what a nice sight that is.
I think that really were wonderful scenes. Everyone would be a bit scared and nervous if their life were about to change in such a big way. I think the show did a really great job with this aspect. And I loved it that Steve admitted he was not okay with the whole Billy thing at all. That was cute.
Steve should seriously consider putting that damn phone on silent alarm when he’s with Cath.
I really liked it how they showed how many people are really involved at a crime scene. Takes a lot of people to process such a scene. It’s not only our three heroes, but a lot of helping hands in the background. I think it’s nice how H50 shows that most of the times.
Okay, let me get my next complaint out of the way. Really? They let that baby cry for hours on end because there was no one there, no female or gentle male officer who could have picked her up? No, of course not, because Danny Superdad had to save the the day. Urgh. And right there that second I knew we would see Danny in the end visiting that baby again. Can we get any more predictable? Double urgh.
And here is another little pet peeve of mine. I think it’s stupid that people are gushing about actors doing a good job and then reflecting that to real life. Like so many saying ‘Oh SC is going to be a great dad someday’. I’m sorry, but that is just like saying Michael C. Hall will be a great serial killer one day, or Alex would be a great SEAL. That is simply ridiculous, and really getting on my nerves. Just because a person knows how to ‘act’ with children doesn’t make him a good future dad. And acting like a SEAL doesn’t make him a tough guy. I just wish people wouldn’t mix the fantasy of a TV show with real life. Sorry, but I just had to say it.
As I said many times I really like H50 giving us a postcard image every week.
OH, Max, congrats, you did a really good job with your German. How long did you practice? Seriously, that was pretty good. And here we go; another pet peeve of mine. LOL I’m sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of foreign language speaking actors in Hollywood. Why is it that if they have to have someone speak something else than English they mostly can’t pull it off? What some shows or films for that matter deliver as German or Italian or any other language really, is just horrible. But as I said, Masi did a really good job. His German was actually better to understand than some of his English. 😉
I truly enjoy the lighthearted version of Steve. We get to see it seldom enough. Loved Danny’s jealous reaction. BFF Max and Steve. Cute. And loved Steve’s advice regarding Danny that he had used a few times by now, ‘ignore him’. LOL
It’s never easy to watch a relative mourn the loss of a loved one, and I must say H50 always does a very good job with these emotional parts of the show.
Somehow it felt like we were already ten minutes into the show and we were just starting with the investigation. Now they have to figure out what the killers were looking for, and most importantly, did they find it?
Okay, did any of you really think he was part of the actual break-in and killing? Nah, didn’t think so.
But it gave us a nice entry for our two boys. And poor little brother landed on his butt. And say hello to the tattoo.
Of course they very quickly realized the brother might be one of the stupidest people on the planet, but a murderer he was not.
Okay, I warned you last week that my love for Danny won’t last long. And not even one episode later he did it again. Ah, Danny, our relationship of season four started out so well. Did you really have to be so offensive? What am I talking about you’re asking? I’ll gladly tell you.
Mr. Williams, just because you slept with a married woman while that woman was still together with her husband, and just because your wife cheated on her husband and maybe also on you, doesn’t make all of us primitive stupid animals.
I’m sorry, but I find his stupid view of the world offensive to everyone who is working with the opposite sex and whose mind never went to cheating on the boyfriend or husband.
We are not primitive rabbits who are driven by our primitive urges. We have a mind to think about the consequences, we have a shred of decency and maybe even a code of honor. Or we might simply love our partner, and would not look at any other person as a love interest, or simple sex object to have a moment with.
Mr. Williams, if you can’t keep your **** in your pants and your hands off a married woman, that is your problem, but not the general way of the world, or a fact of life.
Oh, Mr. Williams, one more thing. Steve didn’t LET her take the job. She didn’t need his permission to do so. But as a loving, trusting partner, you do encourage your partner to follow her or his dreams. But that is obviously a strange concept to you.
Rant over. Hate me now if you like, but now I feel better.
But he did make me smile with his ‘not gonna say more about it… for now… today.
Obviously Steve also found it amusing.
Now the case is getting interesting. Why did the thieves take the least valuable item?
And I had to laugh at Chin’s reluctance to introduce Steve and Danny to his source that might be able to help them.
I admit I was never a Lost fan, found it rather boring after a few episodes, so I don’t really care about all the people from Lost showing up. But to be fair I in general don’t care much about who the guest star is. So, I was not thrilled or excited about Jorge Garcia showing up. Especially since the disappointment that Alcatraz was. Anyway, now we met the conspiracy specialist.
First some ground rules, of course. ‘Can we feed him after midnight?’ LOL
Yeah, Danny, Steve, I couldn’t believe it either that you needed Jerry’s help. 🙂
And yes, Danny, I would have loved those pictures too. And now we had a lot of blabla about the rings. Not really interesting if you ask me. But it had some nice funny moments, so I’m not complaining.
So, after that we’re on the way to arrest a guy who had been ID-ed by the little brother. Of course every criminal has his hideout down at the docks or other shady grounds. But I must admit I do that too. 😉
Of course that was a pretty easy arrest with the guy shot and nicely toasted in the oven, or was it a giant microwave?
I was hoping that we would see a bit more of Catherine. And the show beautifully delivered on that. I thought her scenes in the locker room were beautifully done. No words were needed. Everyone could feel how hard it was for her to leave this life behind. And I think it was perfectly understandable to have doubts about it. And that she was already missing that part of her life. Wonderful scenes. Greatly done, no matter if you like Catherine or not, if you can’t understand the turmoil she’s going through, and why these scenes were important? Then I really don’t know what to tell you, except I feel sorry for you.
Then of course stupid Billy had to ruin it all. 😉
I’m sure no one would notice this guy. Perfect disguise, Jerry. And more blabla goes on. (I don’t mean that in a negative way) We’re getting closer to solving the case. And I loved the subtle X-Files music in the background.
I’m sorry, but I believe this would never happen. I’m not even going into the stupidity that Kamekona even has a license, but Steve sitting in the back seat? That I will not believe in a million years. If you need to get Kamekona into an episode, then let him contribute something useful, and cut this crap with him flying a helicopter. Besides why would they even use his chopper? The police do have their own helicopters.
Great shots of the island though.
Ah, come on, Catherine, one last favor. LOL
Did Steve knock off the hand for practice? Of course the statue had already been switched. Just one question what if it hadn’t been switched? Then they would have destroyed a national treasure. Just saying.
Uh, Jerry, first you’re not going out much at all, and now you’re sightseeing, island hopping and visiting HQ? Well, you get around.
Someone is obviously very happy to get his gift for Catherine. Well, at least until he hears the price for it. Of course it is a lot of money for that object, but really, Steve. A lot of money for you? I highly doubt that. He had years of income, with hazardous pay, and not a lot of opportunities to spend it. No family to support, no mortgage, really nothing that would cost him a lot of money. So he must have a pretty good bank account. But I guess he was just a bit shocked at how much money he was about to spend on his girlfriend.
“You’re aware I carry a gun, right, Max?” ROTFL. Come on, Steve, cough up the money.
And now we learn why the brutal murders of the couple in the beginning does add up with the art thieves. They are hired professionals and have a reputation for their ruthless style getting the job done.
Stevie Wonder and our two boys go visit Catherine to learn the last of the mystery about the rings. Very nice visit indeed. And yes, Jerry, don’t even try to get a shot at Catherine. Her animal already has to deal with one rival, he doesn’t need another one.
Okay, can someone please tell me why Steve changes clothes every time they go into action in this episode? It’s the second time in the tee shirt. He doesn’t have one under his shirt, so he must take the shirt off and put the tee on. Strange, if you ask me.
And a little advise for the future bad guys; don’t go for your gun. If you’re lucky you will only get a bullet in the leg, but most likely you’re dead after such a move.
So, after finding out where the key is we’re having the showdown at the museum. And again I have a little thing to complain about. How in the world would Danny have been able to be on the lawn out front when he just knocked out his own bad guy UPstairs while Steve was chasing the other one outside? He outran the baddie, on a motorbike none the less, and his partner, who was hot on pursuit? Yeah, sure. Doesn’t anyone on the production team watch for such things? But other than that it was a nice take down, even though I wished Chin had been there. I don’t know why they suddenly try to make Danny a BAMF, because to me that is not really believable. I know, the Danny lovers will disagree, do that. But I think it’s a character break, just as much as making Adam a total whimp all of a sudden. That was also way out of character.
All I’m saying is that I wish for more Chin action, not Danny action.
Yeah, Danny, ten million people are watching. I thought that was a fun joke about the ratings. So, we still have the opening of the statue by Jerry of course, and, no, Jerry, we don’t need to do this again.
Sorry, but this number is done. What do you want him to do again? More conspiracy theories? No, this character was too specialized to be used again in my eyes. Over and done with. Please don’t invite him again, that would only be repetitive, and therefore boring.
And then we have Danny, as predicted in the beginning, visiting the little kid.
And we go to the end of the episode which is also the end of Catherine’s career. I really liked all those scenes. Steve telling her that she won’t be alone in this and giving her that sweet present. I loved the story behind it. He really thought about his present for her, loved it.
Also loved the ceremony with the team there. They of course stood out, all in dark against the white and light gray of the others. But, Danny, couldn’t you come there well dressed? What the heck is wardrobe doing with him? Crooked tie, crooked suite? Come on, wardrobe, you can do better than that.
Yes, Steve, Billy-boy is also there. I think there will be some drama ahead. But I also predict that Billy won’t be there for much longer.
So, now… what’s my verdict?
I actually liked this one better than last week’s episode. And therefore this one gets four solid points.
See, you get another rating picture. Let’s just hope you won’t get yet another one next week; that would mean just one or two points. 😉
All screenshots were done by me. Credit to CBS and Global. No copyright infringement intended.
One more thing. 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.