It’s almost unbelievable that season 5 of Five-0 will come to an end in just a couple of days. This might be the perfect time to reflect on the past seasons.
Today I’ll bring you a few highlights (at least from my point of view) from season one, tomorrow we’ll move to seasons two, three and four, and yes, you guessed it, Friday will be all about the latest season.
Long before the first episode aired we were spoiled with a lot of promo material. With pictures, videos and interviews alike.
(Credit to CBS and as on the pictures)
Let’s hear what Cokie has to say:
Of course, the season started with a really great pilot episode. For me, still one of the best, if not the best pilot ever for any TV- show.
For me, that episode is almost perfect. It pulled me right into the show. Seeing the first five minutes and I was doomed. After the show I knew I had found my new passion. 😉
It only took a few episodes to make it clear for me that Steve McGarrett was my all-time favorite TV character. He still is, and I’m pretty sure he will be for a very long time.
It had been a lot of fun getting to know all the characters. All their quirks and faults. From the very early episodes I remember 1.02 when Kono got her uniform, and the boys dressed all up in their shiny uniforms to give her this special moment. That was really sweet and moving. I loved what Steve told Kono.
“We care for each other like a family. Please know that we will always do all we can to protect you.”
I loved it how he made the safety of his team the first priority.
And like Cokie I loved the introduction of Catherine in 1.05 – I knew right away, that she was something very special for Steve. Which brings me to another aspect of Steve I absolutely love. He’s not interested in any other women than Catherine. I think that fits his character perfectly. And after seeing them together I just knew they had known each other for quite some time, and that she was the one.
One of the many episodes of season 1 I really loved was 1.07 – Steve and the other SEAL on the ship. That was a great episode.
In 1.08 we learned a few things about Danny’s first six months on the islands. Also the boys dressed up quite nicely.
In 1.09 we met an old buddy of Steve and got our first glimpse of SEAL-Steve. 🙂
And then we got our first Christmas episode. I truly liked it. Chin in danger, and the team doing everything to save him. And we learned what kind of guy Steve really is. Instead of killing his father’s murder, he arrested him. I don’t think that kind of revenge ever even crossed his mind. I loved that.
1.13 is an important episode for me. Because we were introduced to Wo Fat, we learned something really important about Steve, and I fell in love with a very special FanFiction writer. OK, the Wo Fat part is very obvious, but maybe not what we learned about Steve. I thought it said a lot about his dreams as a young man. He told Danny that without his mother’s death and his father shipping him off the islands, he would never have left the islands, would never have joined the Navy, wouldn’t have missed every birthday, holiday. That it made him who he was today. That showed me that it wasn’t Steve’s dream to join the Navy and becoming a SEAL. Maybe he wanted to become a scientist, maybe he wanted to be a teacher, or a mechanic. Or something we have no idea of what little Stevie wanted to do with his life.
So, that explains the knowledge, but what about the FanFiction writer? 🙂 I read a tie-in for this episode, and one sentence just struck me like lightning. Don’t ask me why, but I knew this person was special. And boy, was I right.
Click on the image to read her story. 😉
There were a few more good episodes with great scenes and interesting stories, but another one that stood out for me was 1.19. With the introduction of Jenna. This episode had some really funny scenes, we also got some good information. I really enjoyed the episode and I liked Jenna.
And then there was 1.20 – the boulder-to-the-face-episode. Despite the absolute ridiculous looking boulder hitting Steve and knocking him down, I truly enjoyed it. AND it made me write my very first tiny little Five-0 tie-in. So, thanks to that episode I started writing for this fandom. Yeah, well, not so sure people will be thankful for that. I’m sure Steve isn’t. 😉
And finally one of the best season finales. 1.24 had me, just like Cokie, on the edge of my seat. What a great way to end a first season. I loved it, and I still do.
But let me end this post with one of the best views from one of the weakest episodes of season one. 😉