I hope you all enjoyed our week-long celebration of Five-0. The last two episodes really deserved it.
Thank you all so much for sticking with us this week, and for sharing the fun in your comments. We really had a blast despite all the work. 😉
Here is the last part, just some “random thoughts” and “ramblings” from the both of us. (Sam’s in italic.)
After Chin is dropped off on Sand Island, I love that he goes straight to Steve. Steve listened calmly and then offered wise advice to not drive a wedge between him and Adam, catching Kono in the middle. Very smart, although Chin in the next ep had to talk to him regardless. Love that Steve was able to smile at Chin’s comment when Wo Fat was mentioned, saying that maybe Adam was collecting the bounty on Steve’s behalf for killing Wo Fat.
Like you, I really like Steve and Chin. I like seeing them working together, but I also like how Chin seeks out Steve to get his opinion. They respect each other; they also respect each other’s experience. Steve has listened to Chin a few times, and has asked for his help and advice and vice versa.
And yes, I think Steve should get that bounty money for getting Wo Fat. 😉 I hope he at least got a recommendation for getting an escaped international terrorist and arms dealer. I actually had to smile back in 5.07 when Steve shot WF. Alex had said it a few times before, let’s just shoot him. Finally PL had listened to him. 🙂
Not only did Danny lie to Melissa, but she is the type of girl who snoops on his phone. I see this as a lasting and trusting relationship.
LOL – I don’t think I will ever see her as Melissa. She’s Amber for me. Come to think of it, these two are a perfect fit. Totally screwed in their previous relationships, both liars, both cold blooded murderers. So, yeah, they are a match made in heaven. (Insert sarcasm font)
In Max’s office after the Star Wars explanation, loved the look on Steve’s face when he said “Moving on…”
I love it when people use examples from movies or TV shows like it were real references for anything. 🙂
The cargument: No date. No, because no. I’m good… no jumping in with something else…
Danny has to have someone, while Steve is content. Maybe not happy, but content. But in that scene before the “Wall of Silence” you can see he is NOT over Catherine. Period. And I did smile when we hear Danny say “you have the brain of a five-year-old”. I think he knew he had been bested and couldn’t stand it.
I agree, Steve is content and secure in himself. I don’t think he has a problem spending his time alone, I doubt he’d feel lonely. There is a huge difference between liking to be alone and being lonely. People often don’t get that difference. I think Steve likes to be alone at times, doesn’t have a problem with it at all. But he’s also very social and likes to spend his time with people. Danny on the other can’t be alone; he needs people around him at all times.
Steve is someone who if he commits to someone or something, he does it with all his heart. Completely in or not at all. I love that about him. One year is by far not enough time to get over someone, especially when Steve doesn’t believe it is over. Cath told him he shouldn’t wait for her. Shouldn’t. That is something Steve is not good at. He’s not good at doing what he should do. Besides, ‘shouldn’t wait for me’ doesn’t mean it is over. Cath had no idea when she would be back, and I think she told him to not wait just because she felt obligated to say that. But Steve would wait for her as long as she needed him to. I’m sure she knew that, and hoped for it. 🙂
I don’t think Steve would end a relationship over the phone, he would not move on before they could talk face to face about it. Contrary to what Danny believes Steve is very capable of expressing his feelings. That is why he offered to go to breakfast and ‘catch-up’, which, I’m sure, would have led to an interesting conversation. Now I hope we’ll get some of that right in the beginning of season six.
These are just random silly things but it was cute when Steve introduced Danny to the bounty hunter.
Right, that was not just a BAMF-scene, but also cute.
Another cute scene was back at the beginning when the boys stood around the car watching the video, I had to chuckle when Steve pointed out that it wasn’t a normal kidnapping either because what victim shoots the ones to help them? Good point, Steve. And the boys looked really nice.
Actually, I think these two episodes were off the charts on the attractiveness meter. Just wow.
When Steve and Danny were at the overlook, I liked that Steve was the calming influence and that Danny actually listened to him when Steve said they needed to do what was best for the kids.
When you think about it, Steve always was the calming influence. He’s the level-headed one. Always was. And he knows people. He knows how to handle people without ‘handling’ them. If that makes any sense. He just has a natural sense for what is the right thing to do, and most of the times he’s right about it. And more importantly he acts on what is right. We often ‘know’ what is right, but don’t act on it. For whatever reasons. But Steve is not like that, the acts on the right things, no matter what the cost is for him.
That bounty hunter had NO clue who he was dealing with. Loved Steve getting out of the car all smiles, only to pop him one in the face. He deserved that and more for messing with our guys!
“Nobody messes with my team!” or Steve. 😉 That guy had it coming. Snatching the bad guy from right under Steve’s nose? I’d think twice about making McG angry like that. 😉
And I totally loved the line “Part of me really wants you to try.” when he had the gun aimed at the bad guy.
OH, I loved that scene. Really cool.
And finally – Danny going to the hospital. Loved that Steve texted him. HE is a kind and considerate friend. Maybe some of that will rub off. Um… after 5 years… probably not.
Nope, not gonna happen.
Danny on the floor playing with Charlie was a cute scene.
Yes, absolutely. I can’t wait to see Steve with Charlie. He can take both kids on an adventure hike. 😉
And now… on to 5.25
Loved the look of both surprise and adoration on Steve’s face when he first sees Catherine. And loved her hesitancy, not knowing how she would be received. But Steve cleared that up pretty quickly. 🙂 “Don’t go anywhere”, says a whole lot.
I think it was not just surprise, but also a little shock to see her like that out of the blue. But he recovered quickly. I think it was the right thing for Cath to come without calling first. I mean seriously, what should she have said over the phone? I think this was the way better option.
Now… why was Cath upstairs? Steve had seen her suitcase, so had she already brought it in? Was it on the front porch where she left it after the taxi ride?
Well, first of, I’m sure Steve didn’t mean for her to wait on the beach for him to return. 😉 She did live in that house, I’m sure Steve kept her clothes there somewhere. AND, of course, she had to check if there were any signs of another women in the house. I mean, wouldn’t you check? 😉 I’m sure Steve told her to make herself feel at home. I bet she moved into the guest room. I don’t think she went for the bedroom.
Cargument… loved the inflection of Steve’s voice when he said the words, “Well, she didn’t rip my heart out”…” And totally loved how he turned the tables on Danny and asked when he was going to talk to his girlfriend. “There you go… we’ll talk when the time is right”. That should have shut up anyone!
Yes, I loved that Steve defended Catherine’s actions. Yes, he had been hurt by it, but he did understand it, and knew she had to do it. He just gets her on a very deep level. Steve telling Danny that he wouldn’t understand that only meant that Danny didn’t understand their relationship and their understanding of each other. That Danny didn’t understand Catherine’s need to do that even if it meant hurting the man she loved in the process. But Steve did understand it. He’s a man who would look at all the facts first before he would make his judgement, and he would never judge Catherine or fall out of love with her before he had talked everything over with her. How could he if he understood and supported her course of action? I’m sure he thought it sucked, and in some way his heart for sure hurt, but he was willing to accept that if it meant Cath could do what she thought was right. It’s actually pretty easy and logical thinking. If you love someone, you support him. No matter if it hurts you or not.
Loved how Steve told the bad guy that this was his ‘lucky day’ and threw him into the container, telling him he was going home… “You’ll probably bleed out on the way but hey, you’ll at least be buried in your homeland”. Smart man.
I loved that scene. Loved Steve’s quick thinking, and the other watching him do it. Chin’s smile was priceless. And even Steve let out a small smirk at the end.
And I loved how Steve shot the bad guy in the leg through the windshield of the wrecked car.
I just loved the sound of Steve’s gun. 🙂
I already talked about the ridiculous scenes with Danny while SC was not available, but I failed to mention that the scenes at the first crime-scene (the airplane) were even worth. Well, they did it slightly cleverer because there are no scenes with Steve and Danny in one frame. Except once, but that is Danny from behind, and that is SO no SC. I take it SC was again not available for filming for a huge part of the episode? Well, whatever the case, please stop this in season 6. If he’s not there, for whatever reason (I really don’t care about the why), keep him OUT of the episode, or at least the scene. Because this extra filming and cutting him in later takes on ridiculous proportions. Seriously. If one is not there, then he’s not there. Geez.
Tux scene on the beach… I loved the view of Steve in tux from behind. And how he knew Danny was having a hard time and offering to pick up Grace. Once again… a good friend.
and “wow” a couple of times, and Catherine repeated it back to him. And immediately she couldn’t keep her hands off of him. Now… this was the next day. Where did she spend the night before that? I would like to think that she and her suitcase stayed there, but I don’t know.
OH YEAH, the scene on the beach, all of them dressed to the nines. Hmm.
I loved Cath and Steve talking about how long she plans on staying. That took some guts to ask her, and it was brave of her to make that his decision. I think Steve was, scared is too strong a word, but worried to ask that question. What if she was really just there for the wedding? But I think that was just an excuse to come back home. Anyway, I think it was the most important question and the most difficult, and I loved it that Steve went right for it. No foreplay, not blabla, getting right down to the point.
And I loved it how Catherine gave her answer by laying her heart and her future in his hands. She knows that she had hurt him deeply, no matter that he understands her motives. That in order to give his heart again, it has to be his decision. I love it that she knows him so well, and that she’s willing to give him that.
Of course, the phone had to interrupt them. But seriously, how could they explain if she would leave again? Steve will not send her away. Come on, he waited a whole year for her. So, if they will not be together, in whatever form, next season, that would just be ridiculous. I truly hope we will get her back. She makes everything better. For Steve, for the team, for everyone. Please let her stay, I’m begging you.
I’m not even dare hoping full time, but I need her to be there. Maybe she can work for the Navy and on occasion for Five-0, because frankly, I would love to see her and Steve work together again. But most importantly I want to see her doing fun stuff with Steve. He needs to have some fun in his live. And some love and passion. Yeah, that would be really great.
In the blue room… Steve shot the bad guy in the leg pretty much like the Alt-Danny did in episode 100.
Huh, I have to disagree here. Wondered when that would happen, didn’t you? When Alt-Danny shot Alt-Hesse it felt like Danny enjoyed it, and that he had gone completely nuts. Steve on the other hand was in total control the whole time.
I’m not quite sure if I liked him shooting the terrorist. But I guess under those circumstances other rules apply. This was basically the question many people like to ask; “Is torture OK when millions of lives are at stake? When you need to get the location of a bomb?”. Torture is never OK, no matter what. And as we saw, it didn’t give them the answer they were looking for. That’s what I loved about the scene. I completely understood the need for shooting him, and that it would be sanctioned by the law, but that it was pointless.
But none-the-less, very powerful scene. I even liked Danny in these scenes.
The entire helicopter scene. 🙂
Nothing to add to that really. That was so great. Over the top with the bomb actually going off. I mean, really, a nuclear bomb off of Oahu? But, hey, it was so much fun. So, I’m not complaining. 😉
Loved the I’m-OK-but-I’m-glad-you-worried kiss. And the look on Steve’s face when Grover mentioned James Bond.
The whole scene, getting out of the chopper and walking towards the two women, so great. You know, that is what I was missing so much. If there are people worrying, the action and the whole story gets enhanced by it. What sense does it make to have someone in peril if there is no one there to worry about it? No one there who loves the guy in peril. Yes, others worry too, but they are not the woman who loves Steve. I really missed that.
And can I just mention that I really liked Kono in these last two episodes? If she can keep this up, I might even start to change my view of her. 😉
I love it how much fun they are having with remarks like James Bond, or mentioning other movies. I really like it.
OK, I’ll shut up now… just totally random thoughts which probably won’t fit anywhere. And that’s OK, they don’t need to.
Nah, I think they fit really well, and it was a lot what I also wanted to mention.
Actually I think we did really good with all our kind-of-reviews for these two great episodes. Especially the last one is right at the top of my favorite shows for this season. Right there with 5.07, but actually that one was not really a regular episode. So, maybe that one doesn’t even count.
The next post will be our annual Favorite-Episode-Poll. 🙂
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