This review is very late; I apologize for that. But as you know I was kinda busy the last days. 😉 That’s why this will also be a rather short review. I hope to be back on schedule for the next episode.
6.04 – Ka Papahana Holo Pono
Five-0 investigates when a wealthy recluse is found dead in a remote field with nearly one million dollars in counterfeit bills. Also, Adam is kidnapped by the Yakuza and forced to torture one of Gabriel’s men, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 16
CBS translated Ka Papahana Holo Pono to Best Laid Plans
WRITTEN BY: Eric Guggenheim and David Wolkove
DIRECTED BY: Maja Vrvilo
I think it was the very first time that I didn’t mind the “previously on…” – first, it was really short, just 45 seconds, not the often boring two minutes, and second, it was a great lead in for the first scenes.
I loved that they showed us the vulnerable and hurt Steve. That we finally were allowed to see the human side of him; how he was trying to deal with his loss. Those were great scenes.
And no, I will not complain about Cath packing forgetting her toothbrush. I always pack a new one whenever I travel. I never pack the one I use at home. Sure the show left it there to make a point, but I thought that was great… and realistic.
Anyway, I loved the scenes and was delighted that they were not interrupted by a ringing phone. Hallelujah, the show gets something right!
After that we started with the crime of the week, and I knew right away that I would not care much for it. Those two idiotic wanna-be-hippies and the dead guy did nothing for me.
The only thing that slightly interested me was why he was killed by an arrow, and why the money had been left behind. (And we got that answer just in passing.)
In my eyes, this was not an interesting intro. But then again, maybe that’s just me.
I loved the next scene with Lou and Steve. It’s great how close they have become, they are good friends, and I really enjoy watching them together.
Now you see, that is a grown-up friendship. That is what I like to watch, they trust each other, they respect each other and they are there for each other. I really, truly like these two.
I loved how Steve said (a) it happened before and (be) he will be fine. Yeah, boy, you looked real fine this morning. 😉
The only thing I did not appreciate about this scene was the shaky camera work. Ugh. I hate it when shows or films do that. That is not dynamic or cool, or anything. It is only annoying. Keep your damn camera still when moving and give us some clear shots.
I have to admit I got a little worried that this would be a Steve-less episode when Lou told him ‘he’ got this. But thankfully it didn’t take too long for Steve to join the team again.
And no I did not wonder about how Lou knew where to go. I mean come on, guys, seriously? If I were Lou I would have called Chin to get all the details on my way to the car. I for sure wouldn’t have asked Steve to relay what little information he had received over the phone.
I thought that was very logical that he simply left. If I were writing this story, I would have written the exact same thing. Sometimes people just need to turn their brains on and fill in the blanks; not everything needs to be explained down to the last detail.
Now we head back to the jungle where the two hippies buried the dead guy after taking all the money. Not very clever guys, if you ask me.
Anyway, theories about what happened are plentiful, take your pick. 😉
The next scenes made me laugh. Really, they take Adam out of the hospital like that? With a hood over his head? No one sees them, no one stops them? Right.
Hey, isn’t the young one in the front in the sneak peek for Friday? He looks like it. Could be wrong though.
I’m sorry, but for some reason I was not interested in their blabla around the smart table. And I normally love those scenes. So, I will just focus on the good looking guys standing around it.
Please tell me one thing. Why the heck did they take Jerry to the house? That was so not necessary; I really didn’t like him there. He has no business accompanying them like that. Sorry, but that simply goes too far. And that has nothing to do with not liking Jerry. He is not a member of Five-0, he should not go with them to investigate. That is just wrong.
To be honest I was not really engaged in the COTW; it simply didn’t interest me. I never liked Hirsch; they failed to build any kind of connection to the arrow victim, or the kidnap victim for that matter. So, I simply watched it from the outside, so to speak.
It wasn’t boring, or lame, or anything. It was just kinda meh. I don’t know, it never managed to engage me. Other than laughing at some of the stupidity of the writing.
Like not putting the GPS tracker with the painting. How stupid was that?! And that the housekeeper was involved was not surprising at all.
I don’t know why they think it’s funny to make fun of the Silverado, it’s the second time they did it. Do they even know what kind of power that truck has? I wonder about that. Sure it is not made for high speed chases, way too dangerous due to the high center of gravity, lots of wind resistance and the weight alone would make braking from high speed difficult. But it could easily keep up with the car they were chasing.
Anyway, I was more laughing about Grover in that tiny red car again. Wonder how he gets in there.
OK, let’s be done with the crime-of-the-weeks stuff, all the bad guys are either caught or dead. Oh, right, there was Adam again. Honestly, I totally forgot about his story line. Ask Cokie, she’ll tell you.
I thought Adam would be more interesting if he’d be the bad guy again. But this was not it. Yet. Still hoping.
So, now done with it all we come to the next great scene. Although I really wished it would have been just Lou and Steve. That would have been better. Why the heck was Hirsch there? Not only Steve asked that, I do too.
And the caricatures were really great, except the one for Steve. That was a really bad one. Sorry, but that thing doesn’t fit him at all. A caricature is a portray to enhance the features seen by the artist. Tell me, when did Hirsch see any of what he associated with Steve? That was nothing but another blunder by the writers, and not thinking this ‘joke’ through. And Rambo? Seriously? That is an insult to every SEAL AND to Rambo. 😉
Anyway, I loved how Steve (or was it Alex) played along, but you could still see that his heart was not in it. Great work again.
All in all another good episode. But still waiting for an awesome one. So far, sorry, but no.
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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.