When a woman is found murdered in the hotel suite occupied by three married men, Five-0 must help the friends get over their massive hangover and retrace their steps from a wild night to find the killer. Also, Jerry witnesses a woman’s kidnapping on the streets of O’ahu.
CBS translated Ho’amoano to Chasing Yesterday
When I read the above description for this week’s episode, I couldn’t help but thinking this episode will be a stinker. And unfortunately my first reaction was correct.
There were very few scenes in it that I enjoyed. I’ll come to that in a minute, let’s just start with the really bad and boring stuff. That is actually a very nice wording for the absolute disgusting trio that graced our screens.
I found them utterly disgusting. Because the partied like idiots? No! That was just stupid and idiotic. No, it was because they tried to bury the killed young woman in a shallow grave. That is behavior worthy of the lowest low-life I can think of.
Discarding of her like a piece of garbage. Trying to take away the chance to find justice for her death. That person had a family, had friends, people who will miss her. And even if that weren’t the case, she was a fellow human being. Putting her in that shallow grave is, in my eyes even worse than killing her in the first place.
Three years probation? That is by far not enough of a punishment for what they did. And the worst part is that they didn’t learn anything from it. What a bunch of idiots.
Bravo to the writers if it was their intention to evoke this kind of disgust about them. But I’m fairly certain that was not their intention at all. I’m sure they thought their scenes at the hotel, when they woke up, and all the flashbacks were funny and entertaining. I’m not even starting to point out all the plot holes and mistakes in this story-line. It would fill pages and pages.
I’m sorry, but I only found them disgusting and embarrassing. And a total waste of screen time.
And quite frankly, these three guest stars were the worst ever. Ugh.
OK, moving on. The murder itself. Come on, anyone out there who didn’t know who the killer was the second he came on? Yeah, thought so.
Jerry. Did I miss something? What did he do that was brave and making him a hero? Seriously? Following the car on his little bike and finding the dead body? And giving a description to the police? That makes you a hero? OK, guess my idea of a hero is a slightly different one.
I sure liked seeing them all dressed up and showing up for the occasion. BUT don’t you dare ever, I mean E.V.E.R. give Jerry a badge. That would be an insult to everyone who wears one, and actually worked hard to earn that right.
I thought it was nice that he was recognized for what he did, even if that award was totally over the top, and calling him brave and a hero was ridiculous, but none the less, recognition was nice.
What I didn’t find nice or what shouldn’t have happened, was wearing Kamekona’s shirt in the end. That was, in my eyes an insult to the whole ceremony. It was disrespectful and just plain wrong. I didn’t think it was funny at all.
Kono and Chin. I’m always happy to see more of Chin. He’s my third favorite male character on the show, so I’m mostly happy to see him. But not with Kono. I’m sorry, but that woman just doesn’t give me anything. I just don’t buy her being any kind of cop, bad ass, or whatever. It’s not GP’s fault. I don’t even have an opinion about the actress, other that I don’t care either way. Nope, it’s just the character that is, in my eyes, not believable. I have to confess that I have that problem with a lot of female detectives. I often laugh out loud seeing them running around in their high heels trying to solve crimes. It’s mostly bordering on ridiculous.
BUT, despite my dislike of Kono I’m very happy for all the fans that the two got more screen time. And the crime wasn’t a total waste and it was nice to see them working separately from the other three members. I do like them working all together, but it is unrealistic that all five always work just one case. I like it when they split up in teams. Although the crimes should be connected and they should see each other in the office, or compare notes out in the field. But I guess it is too much to ask these days to get all the actors together at the same time. 😉
Wow, it almost sounds like I didn’t enjoy anything on this show. That is not true. There were a few things I liked and did enjoy.
For one, I didn’t mind Danny. LOL No, he actually had some nice scenes with Steve. See, he doesn’t have to be a total idiot all the time.
Max and Grover were a delight. Again. I really like seeing them interact. Grover still hasn’t quite figured out Max, and his reactions are just too good. And I would love to hear Max’s story about his spring break. I bet that would be more entertaining than the whole episode combined.
Steve’s faces. Oh boy, we really were spoiled this episode. Absolutely loved all of them.
I guess that about sums it up for me. Not much, I know, but really this episode wasn’t worth much.
I give it a Poor because it failed to entertain me for more than five minutes. And just a scene here and there in between fast-forwarding-worthy scenes is just not enough for an OK or even better.
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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.