6.07 Na Kama Hele
McGarrett’s first date with Lynn (Sarah Carter) on a deserted island turns deadly when a mob boss hiding there hunts them down in order to keep his location a secret. Also, Chin, Kono and Grover must race against the game clock to locate the father of a high school football star who will be murdered by a local gambler if his son doesn’t throw the big game, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CBS translated Na Kama Hele to Day Trippers
We start the show with a view of the island. Knowing from the sneak peek that they’ll find a plane hidden there, a question instantly popped into my head. How the heck would they land a plan on that tiny little island? Without crashing it, that is.
I’m a fan of starting a show, or movie in the middle and then go back a few hours. I love writing that way, and I love watching that way. Because you’re right in the story. No long blabla before something happens. You’re in and wonder how did they get there. What will happen next? I find it much more interesting to see where we’re going (at least for part of the story) and how we got there, than knowing nothing at all. As long as it doesn’t start with the very end. That I can’t stand. LOL – guess I’m picky.
Anyway, this episode started with a bad guy chasing Steve and Lynn, and the scene even ended with a little cliffhanger. Now, that is a teaser that pulls you in for more. Well done.
I really liked it that we got a really long sequence with Steve and Lynn before we cut to the other part of the show. That gave us all a chance to learn to “know” that new girl. 😉
I loved it how Steve explained to Lou what this “date” was all about. To learn to know her. If you ask me (nobody does, I know) this was not really a date. Steve is way too smart to make any kind of decision to move forward or not. He is gathering Intel at the moment. Testing the waters. Whatever you wanna call it. And I love it. And I think it’s very good for him to make new friends outside of Five-0. Especially female friends. It seems that Steve is one of those rare guys who can have a buddy-friendship with females.
So, this is the woman Ellie talked about in season 5. I like that they were introduced by Ellie. What I think of Lynn and Steve? I’ll give you that at the end of this review. 😉
So, Lou is worried that his friend might be stuck with a bad date for a whole day. Aww, Lou, you obviously don’t know Steve that well yet. He’d make the best out of every situation. 😉
I said it many times, and I will say it many more times. I love Lou. He is, hands down the best addition to this show they could ever come up with. He has become a great friend to Steve, he works great with all the others. He has a great sense of humor; he is just one heck of a guy.
And seeing Lou and Steve working together, or in this case bantering, is just the icing on the cake.
One of the best scenes of the episode.
What I loved most about the next scenes was seeing the relaxed Steve. Just enjoying himself and having some fun without a care in the world.
People often complain about how Steve has such control issues. But they always forget that he only likes to be in control while on the job. And it actually is his job to be always in control. But in all the scenes we have seen him off-work over the years, he never wanted to be in control all the time. Especially not with Catherine.
And certainly not here with Lynn. He’s open and willing to learn new things. He is willing to give up the control not only over the boat, but also opens up to her about his dad.
I also love to see the humorous side of him. He’s funny and sweet when not on the job. I love seeing that.
OK, he said visibility was incredible. Uhm, yeah it was in the shots of the underwater scenery, but every time they cut to our two snorkelers you could barely make them out in the murky water. Where the heck did they film that?
I guess we know now whey they rarely wear any shades. It’s hard to not see the camera crew reflected in them.
So, she has the glorious idea to do some exploring. And I loved that we got 10 minutes of uninterrupted fun with these two.
Although I wondered on what island they were now? Certainly not that tiny little one we saw at the beginning. 😉
You know, this is perfection.
Seeing this selfie and realizing that he’s out having fun with a woman other than Cath. He probably realized that he hadn’t done that in many, many years. Being with Cath long before we ever met him. And he probably was reminded that he was ready to spend the rest of his life with her. Showing this sadness while looking at the picture was perfection.
Kudos to the writer for putting this in here, and kudos to Alex for again giving this character depth. For making him real.
Now we cut to Chin, Kono and Lou. Although I wonder who that guy in Chin’s clothes was. Seriously, since when is Chin a sexist pig? His remarks about the woman being “thumb-worthy” and his explanation? That was not Chin talking. But maybe that was simply a joke? At least I liked Kono’s reaction to it.
And we learn that something is not quite right. But before we can find out we cut back to Steve and Lynn.
Of course, their happy trip can’t be fun the whole time, and it doesn’t take long before they stumble over a hidden plane. Seconds later they get shot at and are on the run.
I actually loved Lynn’s reaction to the sudden danger. She might be an adventurous person who loves the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean she will be cool in the face of danger. I liked that she was visibly scared. It was natural. She’s not a trained professional, but she’s a tough one and got over her initial fear. She rose to the occasion, so to speak. I liked that.
And of course, I loved how SEAL-Steve emerged. We need to see more of that. So glad that the show finally remembered who they have as their head of the task force. 😉
Good plan to get the hell off the island. But we all know how it is with planning. 😉
Back to Chin, Lou and Kono, now investigating what is wrong with the up and coming quarterback. I must say, it didn’t really interest me. The boy was cute though. It reminded me of season one when we had the gang problem with the star quarterback from back then. Guess not the best school to be a quarterback at.
Not quite sure why he’s wasting his energy on ‘mowing’ the grass here, but fine, let him use his machete. 🙂
OK, I think here is a mistake in the logistics of the episode. The baddie is talking on his walkie talkie to his girlfriend, asking if there is any sign of them. Which suggests that she’s on the island. Or where does he expect her to see any signs of them?
But later we see her coming to the island by boat? Doesn’t make much sense.
Going back to the plane was the only logical thing to do. Gathering information is always the most important thing. Without information you have no chance to win against your enemy. The more info you have the better are your chances. And I loved Steve’s humor again about the last short cut not working out so great. 🙂
Aww, Lou, I just love you. And Kono as back-up was cool, too. Taking in those two goons went pretty smoothly.
“You’re no way near as dumb as you look.” LOL
25 minutes into the show and we’re finally were we started. First showdown with the baddie.
After throwing him off the cliff they can finally go to the plane. Checking it for anything that might help them getting off the island, or at least get some help.
OK, they gather quite a bit of information and some useful stuff from the plane. I do have a question about the storyline here. Why the heck did the writer made this out to be from 2011? I mean, seriously. No one, and certainly not someone with lots and lots of money would still be on that tiny island after four years. Why not make it a few weeks ago? FOUR years is a ridiculously long time. And all this time this guys lived in that hut, with his girlfriend coming for the occasional visit with supplies? Yeah right. That is just ridiculous.
I’m not picky about the batteries in the flash light still working, but the emergency signal not. Stranger things have happened. I still wonder though where that plane landed on that island.
Back at HQ I had a good laugh. The look of total surprise on the bad guys face when Kono cited his rap sheet made me laugh. I mean, come on, of course they know who he is. Why would that surprise him, or even made him fear them? That was stupid.
Next we get Nurse Steve. And are educated about the use of coconut water. 😉
Now she’s coming to the island?
“We need that boat… You’re gonna steal it.” Right, piece of cake.
OK, now I have a little beef with Five-0. I don’t like it when Steve does is, nor do I like it when Chin does here. Beating up the suspects. That is not bad ass. Hitting a cuffed prisoner is not bad ass. It’s torture, and it does not give you the results you’re looking for. That the baddie caved just because he got hit by Chin is simply stupid and totally unrealistic.
I don’t condone any member of Five-0 using police brutality and getting away with it. It’s not something to cheer about. It’s wrong, and I think the show should make it very clear that it is wrong. They don’t, and expect their viewers to hail the characters as bad ass when they use their fists in that manner.
I always cringe when any of them does it in the blue room. I certainly cheer for any fair fights. But this is not it.
So, after getting the information they are on their way to free the dad.
Our two heroes are on their way to steal the boat. Which gives us another bit of action. Of course, this plan also kinda fails. At least Steve also got a hostage in the process. And in the end they do get the boat, and the bad guys. 😉
Of course Chin and Lou make it in time and save the dad, so the kid can save the game. 🙂
Steve and Lynn giving their prisoners to the authorities who were already waiting for them at the harbor.
It could not be a serious question from Lynn if Steve would have left her there. I mean, didn’t Ellie tell her anything about our McG? That thought should not even have entered her mind.
So the two of them survived their first date, and I would love to see them just enjoying coffee and malasadas next week.
OK, before my verdict here are my thoughts about Lynn. I really like her. She’s great, and she was good with McG. I liked Steve trying to get to know her. It was surely a fun day out.
Do I see any potential love between them? Not at this point. They feel like they could be really good friends though. Will there be more? I have no idea.
But I do know that relationships born out of traumatic events normally don’t stand the test of time. If they want to have a girlfriend/boyfriend relationship, or the hope for one, they need to forget this first date and do normal stuff together. See where it will lead them.
Steve is by far not over Cath. He hasn’t even started to get over her. But that shouldn’t keep him from living his life. From meeting new people, and from having fun with those new people.
I still believe Cath is the endgame. But if it will not work out, for whatever reason, I would be OK with this new woman in Steve’s life.
But like Steve I think we all need to gather more Intel before we can judge if this will lead anywhere or not.
I think it was a great and fun episode. They were great together, and I think they can have a good time in the future. But, as I said, at this point I don’t see the next love of his life in her. And vice versa by the way. I don’t think she sees the love of her life in him.
Many months ago I said I will be OK with Steve eventually moving on IF Cath were out of the picture. The only thing I asked for was a good story and that Cath would not come back after he moved on. Like he being with Lynn and then she walks in on them. I worry that this is leading exactly to that.
First night with Lynn and Cath walks in. If that happens, that writer better hides. 🙂
So, what is my verdict? Honestly? I don’t think I would have enjoyed this more if it had been Catherine by his side. Well, OK, maybe a little bit because those two were closer and we might have seen them swimming unter the waterfall, maybe even without clothes. Uh, not going there. 🙂
Yes, I think this episode was awesome. For me, the best one of season 6 so far. Actually, an almost real awesome. 😉
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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.