5.23 Mo’o ’olelo Pu
When Kono goes on a solo outrigger trip around the Hawaiian islands in honor of her mother, she hits a patch of wild weather and must fight to stay alive. Meanwhile Five-0 investigates a man busted for cooking meth who claims he receives a threat on his son’s life if he didn’t continue making the drug.
CBS translated Mo’o ’olelo Pu to Sharing Traditions
OK, this will be a real quick review. If you even want to call it that.
Since I feel no connection to Kono at all I found the Kono part utterly boring and uninteresting. With some nice water views sprinkled in, and a couple of nice scenes on the beach.
But also with the most stupid explanation for a missing Adam ever. And the most ridiculous ‘old-makeup’ I’ve ever seen. Just ugh to the whole thing.
I know a lot of people don’t care about such things, but for me… it takes me right out of the scene. Because that looks so ridiculous I can only see the young actors getting a horrible make-up job.
I could go on about the stupidity of starting the journey with such bad weather coming in, or on the major f7ck-up not to have the sat phone on her person in a waterproof case, or for dropping it back into the ocean. (That actually made me laugh out loud) Or about not having an emergency one-person dinghy trailing behind, with the flares, life-vest, water, emergency beacon and stuff like that. Despite wanting to honor tradition, as a smart person you just would make sure that all this essential stuff would be there in case of an emergency.
The case of the week. I am so very tired of the show’s father issues. I really can’t hear it anymore. Geez, guys, think of something else for motivation of the crimes committed.
Now some stuff I actually enjoyed.
Steve and Chin. They work great together, just as always.
Steve in a helicopter. I wish he was allowed to fly in every episode.
The teams’ concern for their missing team-mate.
Steve. What a beautiful man. Inside and out.
If it weren’t for the Kono-lost-at-sea-flashback-to-her-past-part I would have actually really enjoyed this episode.
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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.